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British PM Theresa May blocks second Scottish independence referendum

British PM Theresa May blocks second Scottish independence referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday ruled out a call for a Scottish independence referendum by saying "now is not the time" for another vote.

Pakistan has been crying for Kashmir ever since independence: NPP

The National Panthers Party (NPP) on Saturday said there was nothing new in Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's assertion that he is 'waiting for the day' when Kashmir becomes its part, as Islamabad has been pining for the region ever since independence.

FBI director to face Republican fire over Clinton email probe

Republicans will get their first chance to grill FBI Director James Comey when he appears before Congress on Thursday to explain his decision not to recommend criminal charges against Democrat Hillary Clinton over her use of private email servers.

Key dates in Catalonia`s bid for independence

 Pro-independence groups won control of Catalonia`s regional parliament in an election on Sunday that they vowed will lead to secession from Spain by 2017.

Is India an independent country only for the wealthy?

Man stands outside a heart institute in Kanpur with his hands folded, next to his wife's dead body. Says his wife was a heart patient and even after taking her to numerous heart institutes and hospitals, no one came forward to help.

Is another military takeover in Pakistan imminent?

Is another military takeover in Pakistan imminent?

Pakistan's Senate chief has warned that constitutional checks to prevent yet another military takeover have become redundant in the country which has seen Army rule for nearly half of its 68 years of independence.

Serbia, Kosovo in 'landmark' agreements

Serbia and Kosovo have reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.

Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Is India free in the true sense of the word?

In this episode Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra speaks to 500 students about the true meaning of independence. Dr Chandra said that India is not truly independent even today.

Taiwan school textbook row highlights antipathy to ''one China''

Protests in Taiwan over textbook revisions which students say aim to brainwash them into accepting a "one China" view of history underscore the island`s growing sense of independence from its vast neighbour and geopolitical foe.

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan on Sunday became the Olympic movement`s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year`s Rio Olympics.

Singapore Foreign Minister to address symposium in India

Singapore's Foreign Affairs and Law Minister will address an industry symposium in India next week as part of the city-state's 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations.

Catalonia governing alliance splits over independence

Disagreements over how to push for independence in Catalonia drove the Spanish region`s 37-year-old governing alliance to split apart on Thursday, leaders said.

Imran Khan pledges more independence for Gilgit-Baltistan

 Two days after New Delhi dismissed next week`s elections in Gilgit-Baltistan as Islamabad`s "attempt to camouflage its forcible and illegal occupation of the region", Pakistan`s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Thursday vowed to grant more regional autonomy to the region.

Arab Israelis mourn as Jews celebrate statehood

Thousands of Arab Israelis marched in protest Thursday as their Jewish compatriots partied, each group in its own way marking the 67th anniversary of the Jewish state`s founding.

Bhagat Singh: Voice of Reason or Dissent?

As a literature student when we were studying ‘The Trial of Dedan Kimathi’ by Kenyan writers Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Micere Mugo at Hansraj College, Delhi University, it was obvious that we discussed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and their contribution to India’s struggle for Independe

No retro tax but Cairn is legacy issue: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concluded his two-day visit here with a message to the global investing community that India`s stated position now was not to impose any retrospective tax but that the one slapped on Cairn was a "legacy" issue.

British foreign secretary seeks India assurance after $1.6 billion Cairn tax case

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond raised concerns in India on Thursday over a $1.6 billion retrospective tax bill charged to British oil explorer Cairn Energy hours before he arrived in the country seeking to improve business ties.

More Hong Kong university students back independence: Poll

A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.