Hardline Hindu priest Yogi Adityanath a handful for Modi in Uttar Pradesh

GORAKHPUR, India/NEW DELHI Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi stunned the political establishment by promoting a hardline Hindu priest to one of the country's most powerful positions, Yogi Adityanath has sounded more statesman than rabble-rouser.

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Rahul, Rahane guide India to 2-1 series win against Australia

DHARAMSALA Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

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India to use regional-based model to consolidate public-sector banks - official

HONG KONG India plans to adopt a regional-based model for consolidating its bloated public-sector banks, the chairman of its Banks Board Bureau said on Tuesday.


Home season done and dusted, Kohli wants to win abroad

DHARAMSALA India must not rest on their laurels after a highly successful home season and must focus on winning abroad, captain Virat Kohli said after their 2-1 series win over Australia on Tuesday.

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Civilian deaths, Old City fight force Mosul battle rethink

MOSUL, Iraq Perched in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred metres of the mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al—Baghdadi declared his caliphate nearly three years ago.

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Virat Kohli says friendship with Australia players over

DHARAMSALA, India India captain Virat Kohli declared that his friendship with Australia's cricketers was over after his team triumphed 2-1 in the acrimonious four-test series between the world's top two test teams on Tuesday.

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War crime probes will hinder Sri Lanka's reconciliation - ex-defence secretary

COLOMBO War crime investigations backed by some Western countries and the United Nations will exacerbate the differences between Sri Lanka's two main ethnic groups instead of uniting them, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Monday.

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Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank, will testify

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December.

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