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16 October, 2017 2:18 AM Jakhar resurrects himself, clinches back Gurdaspur for Cong

Chandigarh: By winning the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha byelection with a huge margin of 1,93,219 votes, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar has not just redeemed himself after his two previous electoral failures; he has also helped his party clinch a seat that was starting to look like a strong BJP bastion. Jakhar, president of the Congress' state unit, is a party 29

15 October, 2017 5:44 AM Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll result: Who is Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar?

Gurdaspur bypoll result: Sunil Jakhar's nearest rival is BJP contestant Swaran Salaria. – Sunil Jakhar, according to ANI, says, “People of Gurdaspur have sent a strong message of their resentment to policies pursued by Modi Ji led Centre.” – The bypoll is seen as a barometer for the popularity of the six-month-old Congress government in Punjab, news agency 32

14 October, 2017 12:20 PM Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalates

BAGHDAD: Tension flared on Saturday in the ethnically mixed Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu after a clash between Kurdish and Shi’ite Turkmen political parties divided over the independence of the Kurdistan region, security sources said on Saturday. A dozen Kurdish families were displaced from the predominantly Turkmen district of Askari to Kurdish neighbourhoods 42

13 October, 2017 9:43 AM Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to disputed Kirkuk

Kurdish media says Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has sent 6,000 reinforcements to the disputed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Rudaw News, quoting Kurdish Vice President Kosrat Rasul, says the reinforcements were sent to Kirkuk late Thursday in response to what it says are threats from Baghdad to attack the oil-rich city, which is controlled by Kurdish 34

12 October, 2017 8:43 AM In Catalonia, 2 intractable sides battle for hearts and minds: Margaret Evans

Even unionists blame the Spanish government for worsening the crisis over independence vote "The nationalists are the problem," the man wrapped in a Spanish flag said with no hint of irony. "You have to tell the truth about what's happening here!" He had just marched through the centre of Barcelona on Sunday along with hundreds of thousands of other 65

10 October, 2017 7:10 PM Catalan leader steps back from declaring immediate independence

BARCELONA: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said today he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid. In a speech to regional lawmakers in Barcelona, Puigdemont stopped short of declaring an outright split but left the door to secession open, leaving 34

2 October, 2017 5:39 PM Pep Guardiola says FC Barcelona should have called off Las Palmas match over vote violence

Barcelona hosted Las Palmas behind closed doors on Sunday because of violence between Spanish police and voters over the dispute independence referendum. Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expressed dismay on Monday at the violence that marred Catalonia's independence vote, which he said should have led the club to postpone their match against Las Palmas 10

2 October, 2017 1:02 PM Catalan leader for a new understanding, not “traumatic” split, with Spain

Carles Puigdemont's comments come a day after hundreds were injured as police tried to forcibly disrupt a referendum on independence. Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont said on Monday that he was not looking for a “traumatic” split from Spain but a new understanding, the day after hundreds were injured as police tried to forcibly disrupt a referendum 9

2 October, 2017 8:59 AM Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad

Baghdad: Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa. Foreigners who had entered the northern autonomous region on regional visas not recognised by Baghdad could previously not travel to other parts of Iraq. "Any person can leave 20

2 October, 2017 2:46 AM Spanish PM says no vote took place in Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy insists there has been no independence vote in Catalonia. In a television address after polls closed on Sunday in the northeastern region, Mr. Rajoy said the great majority of Catalans did not “follow the script of the secessionists.” He gave no proof for that statement. Mr. Rajoy said the independence referendum 6