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Following are PTI's top stories at 2220 hours today:
DEL47 MZ-2NDLD MEMORANDUM
Aizawl: Political parties, NGOs and students associations in Mizoram ask the Centre not to finalise the Naga Framework Agreement without solving the political problems of the Mizos living in the hill areas of Manipur.
DEL 43 SPACE-DISCOVERY SARASWATI
New Delhi: A team of Indian astronomers discover an extremely large supercluster of galaxies --as big as 20 million billion suns -- which they have named Saraswati, Pune-based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) said.
New Delhi: India asserts that cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is at the "heart" of the matter that is threatening regional peace and snubs China for its offer to mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue, insisting it is a bilateral matter between it and Pakistan.
New Delhi: India says there is been no change in Pakistan's position on providing consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav as also on visa request for his mother, amidst Pakistani media reports that Islamabad was considering to allow her to travel to meet her son.
New Delhi: India says it will continue to use diplomatic channels with China to resolve Dokalam stand off and insisted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held "conversation on range of issues" in Hamburg.
New Delhi: As many as 80 people have lost their lives in the floods that have hit 58 districts in the Northeast, says Union minister Jitendra Singh.
New Delhi: The external affairs ministry says it has started the process to revoke the passport of Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who is wanted in connection with alleged terror-funding cases.
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will brief leaders of opposition parties on the stand-off with China and the situation in Kashmir tomorrow, say official sources.
Kochi: Breaking her silence, the South Indian actress who was abducted and assaulted by a gang of men in February, expresses hope that truth would come out in the case in which popular Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested on the charge of being a key conspirator.
FGN31 SAUDI-FIRE-LD INDIANS
Jeddah/New Delhi: Eleven Indians have been killed in a fire in the southern Saudi city of Najran and the Indian Consulate in Jeddah is providing all assistance to the families of the deceased and those injured in the tragedy, says the External Affairs Ministry.
LGD26 GREEN-LD GANGA
New Delhi: The government has spent over Rs 7,000 crore in two years to cleanse the Ganga which still remains a "serious environmental issue", says the National Green Tribunal as it issues a slew of directives including banning all construction activity within 100 metres of the river edge.
FGN12 PAK-2NDLD SHARIF
Islamabad: Pakistan's beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif refuses to step down even as the clamour for his resignation gets louder after the Panama case probe panel recommended filing of a graft case against him and his family.
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