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Two explosions rocked a counter-terrorism office in northwest Pakistan on Monday, killing at least eight people, police said.
Provincial police chief Akhtar Hayat said it was not clear yet what caused the explosions in northwestern Swat valley. He said there was an old ammunition store in the office, and the police were probing whether it caused the explosions or it was a militant attack.

Delhi reports 689 new cases, 1253 recoveries and three deaths in the last 24 hours.

The state of Tamil Nadu has put on hold a Bill that was passed last week to allow a 12-hour workday at factories in the state, following discussions with representatives from several labour unions, a statement from the government said on Monday.

Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah passes away at 73 after a prolonged illness. "Lion of Punjab. Son of Hindustan. Lover of Canada. Speaker of truth. Fighter for justice. Voice of the down-trodden, underdogs, and the oppressed. @TarekFatah has passed the baton on… his revolution will continue with all who knew and loved him," his daughter Natasha Fatah announced on Twitter. The Canada-based writer was known for his progressive views on Islam and terror.

EAM S Jaishankar tweeted on the evacuation process of Indians in Sudan and said, the Operation Kaveri is underway to bring back our citizens stranded in Sudan. "About 500 Indians have reached Port Sudan while more are on their way. Our ships and aircraft are set to bring them back home. We are committed to assisting all our brethren in Sudan.," he tweeted.

Supreme Court grants liberty to businessman Vijay Nair to move HC for early listing of bail plea in Money laundering case.

PM Narendra Modi participates in the celebrations of National Panchayati Raj Day, attends exhibition along with CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa.

Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred at West Khasi Hills in Meghalaya at 07:47 hours today, the National Center for Seismology informed in a tweet today. 

An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred at 06:11 am on Sunday near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, according to reports from National Center for Seismology. 

Authorities are assessing Tsunami threat to the country. No casualties have been reported so far.

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Circus pioneer Gemini Sankaran dies at 99

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SC says day-to-day trial may not be possible in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

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First Published: Apr 24 2023 | 10:45 AM IST

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