India

Pakistan Says Arrests Militants Over Indian Air Base Attack

ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 – Pakistan said on Wednesday it had arrested several members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group, which is suspected of masterminding an attack this month on an Indian air base. News of the arrests comes 48 hours before a rare meeting of foreign secretaries of the nuclear-armed rivals is tentatively scheduled to take

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India’s Gatekeepers

Facebook’s battle for primacy in India has its detractors BY Padmaparna Ghosh Since mid-December, Indian newspapers have sported full-page advertisements with a joyous photo of Ganesh, his wife and two children. Ganesh, a farmer in an undisclosed part of India, is the face of a Facebook initiative called Free Basics, which aims to provide free—but

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India’s Kashmir Chief Minister and Modi Ally Sayeed Dies

SRINAGAR, India, Jan 7 – The leader of India’s insurgency-plagued Jammu and Kashmir state and an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi died on Thursday, bringing political uncertainty to the disputed region at the heart of tension between India and Pakistan. Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, 79, died of a respiratory infection after spending the last two

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India Air Base Attack Threatens Pakistan Talks

By Mukesh Gupta and Rupam Jain Nair PATHANKOT, India/NEW DELHI, Jan 4 – A rapprochement effort between India and Pakistan appeared to be in jeopardy on Monday, as Indian security forces battled for the third day to clear out militants who attacked one of its air bases and killed seven soldiers. The foreign secretaries of

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India’s Home Ministry Says Sixth Militant Killed at Base

PATHANKOT, India, Jan 3 – Another gunman was confirmed killed on Sunday in an operation to clear an Indian air base after a militant attack, a home ministry source told Reuters, bringing the total number of assailants eliminated to six. “The decision to blow up the one of the administrative units was taken to neutralize

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Gunmen Attack Indian Air Force Base Near Pakistan Border

By Douglas Busvine and Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Jan 2 – Four gunmen and two guards were killed when unidentified militants attacked an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border on Saturday in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Officials said the gunmen, wearing army fatigues,

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India’s Modi Struggles to Find Replacements for Cabinet Overhaul

By Rupam Jain Nair and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Dec 30 – After a drubbing in a state poll in November, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to overhaul his cabinet to weed out underperformers and improve his government’s image. Problem is, several sources said, he can’t find the right replacements. As New Delhi

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Politics

YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control. Social Streams

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