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India, Pakistan Face-Off over Kashmir at UN

India and Pakistan faced off Monday at the UN as Islamabad brought up Kashmir in its renewed campaign to internationalise the issue. Diyar Khan, a counsellor at Pakistan’s UN Mission, said his country regretted that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had been deprived of their right to self-determination. Self-determination did not lapse with the passage of time, he said. ...

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Shiv Sena Welcomes Fadnavis as New Chief Minister

The Shiv Sena said it "wholeheartedly welcomes" Devendra Fadnavis as the new chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, two days after the BJP anointed him on Thursday. "We wholeheartedly welcome the new CM of Maharashtra… We are confident that with Narendra (Modi) in Delhi and Devendra (Fadnavis) in Maharashtra, nobody can prevent ‘achhe din’ (good days) from coming to Maharashtra," the Shiv ...

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‘India’s re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position,’ says Indian Ambassador

India’s re-election on Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country’s position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, said Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji on Wednesday. Nine nations vied for the four Asian seats but India received 162 votes – the highest for an Asian ...

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Haryana Breaks Record with High Voter Turnout in Assembly Poll

With heavy voter turnout in the assembly elections on Wednesday, Haryana touches a record of 75.90 per cent of the state’s 1.63 crore electorate exercising their franchise. The voting percentage is the highest ever in any assembly elections since Haryana became a state in 1966. The state’s Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said, "This is the highest ever voting record ...

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Presidential Election 2012: UPA Zeroes in on Pranab Mukherjee Finally, Mamata Uncertain on Quitting

The ruling government coalition has finally ended the flip-flop drama choosing finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to be its candidate for the august post of President of India amidst stiff opposition from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The day’s events on Friday unfolded with Mulayam drawing his feet on support to former President Abdul Kalam amid UPA chief Sonia Gandhi’s ...

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