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India dismisses controversy over Jaishan

India dismisses controversy over Jaishan

India on Sunday dismissed the controversy over the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, saying External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar''s remarks on him was about "our shared Buddhist heritage" and there''s "no doubt" that the founder of Buddhism was born in Nepal''s Lumbini.

Won't apologise for 'contentious' Kashmi

Won't apologise for 'contentious' Kashmi

Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday said while his "contentious" remarks on the Kashmir issue have led to strained ties with India, he would not apologise for them.

Mauritius oil spill

Mauritius oil spill

The tanker was carrying 3,800 tonnes of fuel when it struck a reef at Pointe d'Esny, an internationally-listed conservation site near the turquoise waters of the Blue Bay marine park. Meanwhile, Environment Ministry announced this week that oil had begun seeping from the hull, as volunteers rushed to the coast to prepare for the worst.

Indian consulates in Dubai, Sharjah

Indian consulates in Dubai, Sharjah

The IX 1344 Dubai-Calicut flight was carrying 191 passengers and crew, including 10 infants, two pilots and four cabin crew members. After landing at Runway 10, the Boeing 737 aircraft continued running to the end of the runway and fell down in the valley and broke into two portions, an official statement said.

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