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India to create 500 million new jobs by 2022


Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that India is working to achieve over 8 per cent growth in the coming years.

He told the Indian diaspora in Johannesburg on Friday that India is “one of the brightest spot in the global economy” and a “land of opportunities” for those who want to invest and have trade.

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NEDAC assembly will be held in Nepal


The general assembly of Network for the Development of Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia and the Pacific is being held from July 12 to 14 in Kathmandu. This is second time NEDAC is organising the assembly in Nepal

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4 police officers killed in USA

At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others.Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the snipers fired “ambush style” upon the officers. He said police had a suspect cornered and were negotiating with him. Brown said 11 officers were shot, three of them fatally.

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Indian PM to visit 4 countries

Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Africa visit, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved India signing a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Mozambique for pulses import and drug trafficking prevention, as well as with Tanzania for promotion of Indian traditional systems of medicine and homeopathy. The Cabinet also cleared an MoU with Mauritius in rural development and poverty alleviation.

Mr. Modi, during his five-day trip beginning on Thursday, will visit South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania, considered the gateway to several landlocked African countries.

Sterling falls to new low

The pound has hit a new low in Asian trading as concerns about the UK's vote to leave the European Union continue to weigh on investor confidence.
It touched $1.2798 against the dollar on Wednesday, a fresh 31-year low.
The drop came as US government bond yields fell to record lows as investors rushed for perceived safe havens.
The moves follow decisions by fund managers, including Standard Life and Aviva, to stop investors withdrawing money from their UK property funds.
They said the high levels of uncertainty caused by the referendum had led to investors rushing to pull their money out.

Suicide bombing near Saudi holy site

A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and injured five others near one of Islam's holiest sites in the Saudi city of Medina, According to the interior ministry statement the bomber detonated his explosives after being stopped outside the Prophet's Mosque,

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Rights of EU citizens living in UK

MPs have criticised the government for not guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens to remain in the UK after the country leaves the European Union.Ministers say it would be "unwise" to fully "guarantee" EU citizens' rights without a deal for Britons abroad.

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Three day's of national mourning in Iraqi

The Iraqi government has declared three days of national mourning after a huge bomb in the capital Baghdad killed at least 125 people and wounded about 150.A lorry packed with explosives was detonated in the Karrada district while families were shopping for the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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Australia leaders in talks with independent MPs

The leaders of Australia's two main political parties have begun discussions with independent MPs about forming a minority government.The result of Saturday's election is too close to call and the result will not be known until at least Tuesday.
At least 11 of 150 lower house seats remain in doubt.

The Australian Electoral Commission tally has Labor leading in 69 seats and the ruling Liberal-National coalition leading in 64 seats.
Five seats are listed as close, and another six as "not yet determined". Counting of pre-poll, postal and absentee votes will resume on Tuesday.
Despite being behind in the official tally, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said early on Sunday morning he still expected to get the 76 seats he needs to form a new administration. Postal votes are expected to favour his candidates

The Bangladeshi troops have rescued Sri Lankans who were held hostages by IS terrorists and admitted them to hospital for emergency treatment.


Sri Lanka's acting High Commissioner for Bangladesh Mrs Sesath Thambugala says the Bangladesh troops are engaged in rescue operation to free the hostages held by IS terrorists. Two of the hostages are identifies as Sri Lankans. The Bangladeshi troops have rescued these Sri Lankans and admitted to hospital for emergency treatment.

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