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Kerala rains. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Aug 10, 2018, 07.01 PM (IST)

Ready for peace talks with India, improved trade relations, says Imran to Indian envoy

India's envoy Ajay Bisaria made a "courtesy call" to Pakistan's prime-minister-waiting Imran Khan at his residence today as the PTI chairman declared he favoured improved trade ties with India.

Kapil Dev, Navjot Sidhu to attend Imran's oath-taking ceremony: PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) announced today that cricketers Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu will be attending Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony.

4 killed in shooting in Canada incident ongoing, says police

At least four people were killed in a shooting incident in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said on Friday. Police said commuters should void the area of Brookside drive between main and ring road where an "incident had resulted in the death of four people".

27 dead, tourists stranded in Kerala Rajnath Singh assures all possible assistance

Heavy rains continue to lash Kerala prompting authorities to open all floodgates of Idukki dam on Friday. According to reports, Cheruthoni town, located close to the dam is worst hit.

Further US sanctions would mean 'declaration of economic war': Russian PM Medvedev

After the US imposed new round of sanctions against Russia on Thursday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that further sanctions would mean "declaration of economic war".