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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 09, 2018, 07:10 PM(IST)

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Watch: Death toll mounts to 22, third red alert issued as heavy rains, floods lash Kerala

As reports of more deaths from different parts of Kerala started coming in, the death toll touched 22.

US sanctions on Russia over British poisoning case illegal and against international law: Kremlin

After the US imposed stiff sanctions on Russia over alleged use of nerve gas on a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in Britain, the Russian embassy in the US called the measure "draconian".

Triple Talaq Bill: Cabinet approves amendment, now magistrates can grant bail to guilty  

The Cabinet on Thursday approved an amendment in Triple Talaq Bill which introduces the provision wherein a magistrate can grant bail to the guilty.

Mehul Choksi's extradiction request being examined by Antigua: MEA

The ministry of external affairs(MEA) said today that it has submitted the extradition request for Mehul Choksi to the Antigua & Barbuda foreign ministry.

Policies for Dalits would have been different if Modiji cared for them: Rahul Gandhi

Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "neeyat" (intentions) towards Dalits, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday claimed that the former wants to marginalise the weaker sections of the society.


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