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Early findings show safety norms violated, boiler ops went wrong

As the death toll rose to 29 on Thursday, initial reports from the site of the accident at NTPC Ltd's Unchahar plant in Rae bareli- the first of its kind in the Indian thermal power sector- indicate that safety norms were violated.

China blocks Un concensus again to tag Masood terrorist, India 'dissapointed'.

China on Thursday 'blocked consensus' on listing Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar as an internationally designated terrorist, a move that India has said was deeply dissapointing, 'short sighted and counter productive'.

India slips 21 places in gender gap ranking, Bangladesh ahead

India has bee ranked a low 108 out of 144 countries on the gender equality scale, slipping from 87 last year, according to the Global Gender gap Index (2017) released bythe World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday.

Suu Kyi visits Rakhine first time since Rohingya exodus

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday urged people 'not to quarrel' as she visited Rakhine State for the first time since a military crackdown forced more than 600.000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.

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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