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India launches second IT corridor in China to gain access to big Chinese market

India on Sunday launched its second IT corridor in China to cash in on the burgeoning Chinese software market which remained elusive despite the presence of top Indian technology firms. The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has established one more Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza (SIDCOP) platform in China in an effort to provide market access to Indian IT firms in the huge Chinese market, the NASSCOM said. Agreements worth RMB 36 million (about $6 million) were signed between Indian service providers and Chinese customers at the launch of the corridor by China's Guiyang Municipal government and the NASSCOM, a NASSCOM official said.

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India lodges protest with Pak deputy envoy over so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order

India on Sunday summoned Pakistan's deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah over Islamabad's so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order, and told him that any action to alter the status of any part of the territory under his country's forcible occupation has no legal basis. In a statement, the ministry of external affairs said it conveyed to Shah that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, which also includes the so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan' areas, is an integral part of India by virtue of its accession in 1947. Through its order on Gilgit-Baltistan on May 21, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has seized more authority from the local council to deal with the affairs of the region.

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Hillary Clinton wants to be CEO of this social-networking company

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be willing to swap a life in politics to lead the world's largest social-networking company, a media report said.

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Trump welcomes American prisoner freed by Venezuela

US President Donald Trump welcomed Josh Holt, an American who had been held as a prisoner in Venezuela since 2016, upon his arrival here after being released, the media reported.

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Moon, Kim hold surprise meet over US-N. Korea summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday, the presidential office said, in an apparent move to convince Kim to hold his scheduled summit with US President Donald Trump.

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Hasina, Mamata discuss education, culture, business

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday held discussions on wide-ranging topics including education, business and culture with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Man crushed to death by Metro in Gurugram

A 40-year-old man was on Saturday crushed to death after coming in-between an on-coming Delhi Metro train and its platform in Gurugram, police said.

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India has progressed because of its democratic tradition: Hasina

Lauding India's democratic tradition for its progress, Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought cooperation from neighbouring nations to protect her country's youth from the scourge of conflict, terrorism, and narcotics.

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Monsoon rain in Sri Lanka claims 19 lives

The death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains reached 19 on Saturday while over 128,000 people have been affected, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

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Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief over claims in new book

The Pakistan Army has summoned former ISI chief Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani (retd) to explain his position on views attributed to him in a book of dialogues with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat, accusing him of violating the "Military Code of Conduct".

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