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Modi/Trump, Gandhi/Clinton electoral dramas have parallel scripts (Commentary)
When the American Presidential election campaign got underway in 2015, it was unfolding as a 2008 Bangladesh-style poll, a battle of the begums, the dynastic war of Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, before Zia's 2014 election boycott. It was assumed that the 2016 election similarly would be a clash of the Clinton and Bush dynasties, Hillary versus Jeb.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:58:03 AM

11 killed in blast in refugee camp at Syria-Jordan border
Damascus, Jan 22 (IANS) At least 11 persons were killed on Saturday when an explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians near the Syria-Jordan border, a monitor group reported.

Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:26:04 AM

Blast hits refugee camp on Jordan-Syria border
Amman, Jan 21 (IANS) An explosion occurred at the Al Rukban refugee camp on the border between Jordan and Syria on Saturday, the state-run Petra news agency reported, citing a source in the Jordan Armed Forces.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:32:04 PM

Pakistan frees Indian soldier, family overjoyed (Roundup)
Islamabad/Amritsar, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday released Indian Army soldier Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan, who had "inadvertently" crossed the LoC in September last year. Chavan was handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah-Attari joint check post, a Border Security Force (BSF) official confirmed in Amritsar.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:52:05 PM

Iraqi authorities find bodies of 89 IS-executed soldiers
Baghdad, Jan 21 (IANS) Iraqi authorities on Saturday found 89 bodies believed to be of soldiers of Speicher Camp who were executed by the Islamic State (IS) militants when the group seized Tikrit in June 2014, a provincial security source said.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:04:04 PM

Saina outshines Pui Yin to reach Malaysia Masters final
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 21 (IANS) Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal thrashed Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin in straight games to storm into the women's singles final of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:56:03 PM

Over one million affected by Sri Lanka drought
Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) Over one million people have been affected by severe drought in Sri Lanka with authorities warning the numbers could rise in the coming weeks due to less rainfall.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:34:03 PM

From Monday, no visa-on-arrival for Indians in Hong Kong
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) Indians will no longer have the visa-on-arrival facility while travelling to Hong Kong and will have to complete a pre-arrival registration.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:28:04 PM

Blast claimed by Taliban kills 21 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) A blast in a busy market killed at least 21 people, including two minors, on Saturday in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, officials said.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:02:03 PM

Protectionism fears remain, but US, India collaboration to continue: FinMin, Industry
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With Donald Trump taking over the reins of the US, industry stakeholders in India and the government feel that the fears of protectionism and curbs on H1B visas will remain, but that the US will continue its financial and technological collaboration with India.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 6:54:03 PM

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