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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 26, 2018, 06.21 PM(IST)

Khawaja Muhammad Asif Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif disqualified as member of Parliament for life 


The court announced its verdict on a petition stating that Asif did not mention his foreign employment in his nomination papers. 

At Wuhan, Modi, Xi to have heart-to-heart discussions: Chinese VP Xuanyou


Both the leaders will hold bilateral meetings and discussions over a range of issues including the border standoffs and US President Donald Trump's 'protectionist' trade policy. 

H1-B visa row: Democrat Congresswoman, Republican Senator back US visa for spouses


The US Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) chief Francis Cissna had informed a few days ago that the H-4 visas may be terminated this summer. 

Chinese Air Force bombers 'circle around' Taiwan


In a move which further fueled tensions, Chinese aircraft flew around Taiwan today which the Air Force said was meant for "combat military drills".

Sexual favours happen in politics and cinema: Shatrughan Sinha on casting couch controversy


"Neither Saroj Khan nor Renuka Chowdhary is wrong. Sexual favours are demanded and given in both the entertainment world and in politics. It's an old and time-tested way of getting ahead in life. 'You please me I'll please you'.

Players who 'dethroned themselves' from captaincy in IPL 


Gambhir, who brought two titles for Kolkata, failed to spread similar magic for Delhi as his team lost five out of six matches played.