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Set up special courts to try politicians in criminal cases, SC directs Centre

In a first, the Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Centre to constitute special courts to exclusively try criminal cases involving politicians.

Australia comes on board to complete quadrilateral, talks to be held this month

A week after Japan publicly proposed the 'quadrilateral dialogue' with India , US and Australia, Canberra has indicated its willingness to be a part of the political-security dialogue between the four democracies- with an eye to counter China's aggressive maritime expansion under its Belt and Road initiative.

Kovind praises Bhutan on Doklam: friendship proof

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday told visiting Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar namgyel Wangchuk that the manner in which both countries stood together to address the situation in Doklam area is a 'clear testimony to our friendship'.

US says will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists

The US will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists, America's envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said and backed the creation of a strategic alliance with India to fight terrorism and maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

US pursues direct diplomacy with N Korea, despite Trump's rhetoric

The US is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said Tuesday, despite President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time.

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