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WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 28, 2019, 06.44 PM(IST)

File photo of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik. Photograph:( ANI )

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British PM Johnson confirms parliament suspension until October 14

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday confirmed parliament suspension until October 14, as part of a drive to prevent politicians from derailing its Brexit plan.

Jaishankar briefs Russian foreign minister Lavrov on Kashmir; discusses upcoming visit of PM Modi to Russia

India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar who is on a two-day India visit to Moscow held "intensive and focused" bilateral talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in the Russian capital during which he briefed him about abrogation of Article 370.

Governor Satya Pal Malik outlines J&K's economic plan; announces 50,000 government jobs for youth

Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday announced 50,000 jobs were available in the J&K administration as he appealed to the youth to get involved.

India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on October 2: Sources

India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world's most polluted.

As Imran Khan completes one year in power, Pakistan's fiscal deficit on three-decade high

The annual fiscal deficit of Pakistan rose to the highest in the last three decades at 8.9 per cent for the financial year 2018-19. The fiscal deficit is a difference between revenues and expenditures of the federal government.