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Indian troops kill 2 in clash along LoC

SRINAGAR: Indian soldiers shot dead two suspected militants on Sunday after they crossed into Indian-held Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed region, an army spokesman said.
The two were killed along the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border that splits Kashmir between Pakistan and India - in the southern Poonch sector, the Indian army spokesman said.
"The operation in the area is still going on," he said, adding that militants were desperate to get into

UFC will oppose Indian bid for UNSC

ISLAMABAD: The Uniting for Consensus (UFC) group in the United Nations, which is led by Pakistan and Italy, will oppose the India's bid for UN Security Council's permanent membership after the extension of backing by Washington to New Delhi in this regard.
"It was decided at the foreign minister-level talks held between Pakistan and Italy, the leaders of the UFC which opposes the expansion of permanent members of the Security Council. The two sides expressed concern about US

Indian home minister reviews security on Kashmir visit

SRINAGAR: India's Home Minister P Chidambaram reviewed the security situation in Indian-held Kashmir on Sunday in the face of months of deadly protests against Indian occupation that have left over 100 people dead.
Chidambaram held a series of meetings with Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top security and intelligence officials, a spokesman said.
It was Chidambaram's first visit to the state since June 11 when a 17-year-old student was killed by a police teargas

Indian PM positive on ties with China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday there were "enormous possibilities" to work with China, playing down simmering tensions between the giant Asian neighbours.
"Are India and China in competition? I sincerley believe that there are enornmous possibilities of our two countries to work together," Singh told a gathering of business leaders in Malaysia's administrative capital, Putrajaya.
"I look upon the world as a large enough place to

Pakistani onions disrupt Indian exports

India's onion exports fell by 33 percent to 94,800 tonnes on the back of higher demand and lower prices of Pakistani and Chinese onions in the overseas markets.
Indian Express reported that India's onion export last month fell to 94,800 tonnes compared to 1,41,298 tones a year earlier, mainly due to exports by Pakistan and China.
The demand of Pakistani and Chinese onions in the overseas markets was higher, as their prices were lower by up to $50 a tonne

Games corruption charge shakes Indian politics

NEW DELHI: India's main opposition party on Tuesday accused the government of corruption surrounding the just-finished Commonwealth Games, saying it would stall parliament next month unless an impartial probe was ordered.
The threat from the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes as the government struggles to find political support for tough reforms bills in parliament which opens on November 9. The government is also preparing for a visit by US President Barack

Indian tycoon’s 27-storey sky palace

Billionaire Ambani's luxurious 'Antilia' stands 570ft high over the Mumbai skyline
This is the extravagant £630m ($1bn) home built by a billionaire Indian tycoon to house his family-of-four in Mumbai. With 27 storeys, Antilia will be home to Mukesh Ambani featuring a health club, gym, dance studio, a ballroom, at least one swimming pool and a 50-seater cinema.
Towering above the Mumbai skyline, the 37,000sq ft property is 570ft high and also boasts three helipads on its