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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Feb 18, 2019, 06:58 PM(IST)

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Pulwama attack shows time for talks over, now world has to act: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Pulwama terror attack has shown that time for talks is over and hesitation to take action against terrorism and those who support it is akin to encouraging the menace.

Pulwama encounter: Fierce gun battle underway; DIG south Kashmir injured

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police South Kashmir range, Amit Kumar, who was injured in an exchange of fire with terrorists, has been shifted to Army hospital. His condition is stated to be stable.

Pakistan embarrassed to disclose charges against Kulbhushan Jadhav, says India at ICJ

India's began its argument on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice at The Hague on Monday with former solicitor general of India Harish Salve asserting that "Pakistan was using the platform for propaganda purposes".

Maldives: Court orders arrest of ex-President Yameen on money laundering charges

Former Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen will be arrested and detained on money laundering charges, as per the order by a Maldivian court on Monday, news agency AFP reported.

Judgment can't be taken based purely on empathy: UK home secretary on Shamima Begum's return

A British teenager, Shamima Begum, who left the United Kingdom to join terror outfit Islamic State in 2015 is now hoping to return home. Begum makes it clear that she does not regret her decision of joining the terror group.

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