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India confident China will lift ‘technical hold’ to list Masood Azhar as terrorist

Development comes as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale is on a 2-day trip to Beijing. 
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Masood Azhar issue moving towards settlement, says China

China dismissed reports that it was served an ultimatum by US, UK and France and given an April 23 deadline to lift its technical hold on designating Masood Azhar a global terrorist.
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EU’s move to ban Masood Azhar more about forging ties with India, less about hurting Jaish

There are no credible reports to suggest that Masood Azhar owns any assets or travels to Europe. But experts say the ban could be part of diplomatic optics.
Masood Azhar

China criticises US for ‘complicating’ Masood Azhar issue, says doesn’t help maintain peace

China was responding to the US circulating a draft resolution to the 15-nation UN Security Council to list Masood Azhar a global terrorist.
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US has moved new resolution, but Masood Azhar unlikely to be blacklisted anytime soon

China's vote is crucial for the listing to go through but without a timeline, even that may take years. 

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Pulwama attack

India ‘disappointed’ with Pakistan’s response on its Pulwama dossier

MEA spokesperson says Pakistan continues to be in denial, and has not shared details of credible action against terrorists or terror organisations.
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US again slams China on Masood Azhar, raises Uighur Muslims issue

Targeting China, US has moved a draft resolution at UNSC to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.
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Advani bows out as a government ‘diverts attention from its failures’

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Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.