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US recognises Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory: Official

Washington, March 21: The United States recognises Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory and strongly opposes any unilateral attempts by China to advance its territorial claims across the Line of Actual Control, a senior Biden administration official has said, days after the Chinese military reiterated its claim over the state following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there. Earlier this week, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaogang said that the southern part of Xizang (the Chinese name for Tibet) is an inherent part of China's territory, and Beijing "never acknowledges...
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US watching Rahul Gandhi’s case in Indian courts: Official

Washington, March 28: The United States is watching the court case of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, an official has said while observing that Washington continues to engage with India on the shared commitment towards democratic principles and the protection of human rights, including freedom of expression. Gandhi was on March 23 sentenced to two years in jail by a Surat court in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "why all thieves have Modi surname" remark. A day later, he was disqualified from the Lok Sabha from the date...
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Over 200 Kuki-Chin-Mizo people from Bangladesh enter Mizoram: Official

Aizawl, November 21: Over 200 people from Bangladesh have fled to Mizoram's southernmost Lawngtlai district due to an armed conflict between the Bangladesh Army and Kuki-Chin National Army (KNA), an official said on Monday. KNA is the armed wing of the Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF), a political front formed by the ethnic Kuki-Chin-Mizo community in Bangladesh, that demands a separate state and safeguard for the community in the neighbouring country. The official said that 274 Bangladeshis, including 125 women and children, fled their villages in Bangladesh and entered Siminasora in...
World

Witness, official: Myanmar troops massacre 11 in retaliation

Bangkok, December 9: Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be children, tied them up and slaughtered them, according to a witness and other reports. An opposition leader said the civilians were burned alive, as repression of resistance to a de facto coup takes an increasingly brutal turn. A video of the aftermath of Tuesday's assault apparent retaliation for an attack on a military convoy showed the charred bodies of 11 people, lying in a circle amid what appeared to be the remains of a hut. Outrage spread...
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