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22 October, 2017 1:55 PM Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sweeps to resounding victory in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election today, winning a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world's number-three economy. Abe's conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a projection published by private broadcaster 25

22 October, 2017 6:50 AM Japanese PM Abe on track to score easy election win

Polls show the Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition to be the clear favourite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday vowed to step up pressure on North Korea to protect the Japanese people as he wrapped up an election campaign dominated by threats from Pyongyang. Polls show Mr. Abe and his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are clear 27

22 October, 2017 1:55 AM Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

Barcelona: The President of Spain`s Catalonia region said on Saturday he would convene a session of the regional Parliament to debate and decide a proper response to the measures announced earlier in the day by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Carles Puigdemont made his remarks hours after Rajoy said he would invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution 32

21 October, 2017 11:28 PM 39 Indians missing in Iraq alive, DNA test for kin routine procedure: Centre

The kin of 39 Indians, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul three years ago, have been told to undergo DNA tests. New Delhi: The Government of India has clarified that asking relatives of the 39 Indians who went missing in Mosul, Iraq, three years ago to undergo DNA tests is normal procedure to confirm identification. Both India and Iraq maintain that the 39 Indian 33

21 October, 2017 5:28 AM Strong typhoon nears southern Japan a day before election

Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election. Typhoon Lan was classified as an intense Category 4 storm on Saturday, with winds of up to 250 km/h (156 mph), according to the Tropical Storm Risk web site. By midday, it was south 24

21 October, 2017 5:06 AM Keep me out of shameful event glorifying brutal killer: Anantkumar Hegde on Tipu Jayanti

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde has categorically informed top officials of the Karnataka government to leave him out of any events in celebration of Tipu Jayanti. In a letter addressed to the chief secretary of state and the deputy commissioner of Uttara Kannada, Hegde has directed them not to include his name in programme 53

21 October, 2017 3:58 AM 12 years after Delhi HC clean-chit to Hindujas, CBI to reopen Bofors case

The agency has sought the central government's permission to file a special leave petition that could lead to reopening of the Bofors case Twelve years after the Delhi High Court discharged Hinduja brothers in the Bofors pay-off case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought the central government's permission to file a petition that could 48

20 October, 2017 7:28 PM ‘India’s diversity can’t be destroyed’

No political party or individual can destroy India’s diversity and plurality. There is no country in the world which is as diverse as ours. It is a country where at least seven major religions are practised, 15-16 major languages and over 100 dialects are spoken, said P. Chidambaram, former Finance Minister and Member of Parliament here on Friday. The Congress 29

20 October, 2017 3:55 PM In Rajasthan, New Law To Shield Public Servants From Probe

Under the changes made by the executive order, the government will get six months to decide if an allegation against a public servant is worth probing. If the state government does not get back to the court with its decision within six months, it will be deemed to have given its sanction. Jaipur: In a controversial move, the Vasundhara Raje government 38

20 October, 2017 6:49 AM Australian state takes step toward legalizing euthanasia

An Australian state has taken a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law. The Victorian Legislation Assembly passed a euthanasia bill by 47 votes to 37 on Friday after a passionate debate lasting almost 26 hours. Voluntary euthanasia will become legal in Australia’s second most populous 33