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Pompeo Urges Pakistan To Take Decisive Action Against Terrorists Ahead Of His India Visit

New Delhi: United States secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived In India but before coming to India he visited Pakistan urging it’s civilian and military leadership to take “sustained and decisive” action against terrorists and militants threatening “regional peace”. Mike Pompeo held talks in Islamabad aimed at resetting bilateral ties.

Pompeo travelled to Pakistan with the US military chief, Gen Joseph Dunford, ahead of a visit to New Delhi for the inaugural 2+2 dialogue with India. This was the first high-level US visit since Prime Minister Imran Khan’s new government assumed power last month, and came days after Washington cancelled $300 million in security-related payments to Islamabad.

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50-Year-Old Majerhat Bridge Connecting Behala To Other Parts Of Kolkata Collapses Killing One

New Delhi A portion of the 50-year-old Majerhat bridge connecting Behala to other parts of Kolkata collapsed , killing one person and injuring at least 19 others.Many more are feared trapped under the debris. The incident took place in Taratala area of Kolkata.

The Majerhat bridge in the crowded Alipore area caved in around 4.45pm during rush hour. It runs over the Majerhat Railway Station and connects the city centre with the heavily populated Behala, the vast area of the south-west suburbs and neighbouring South 24 Parganas district.

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Rain, Flood Related Death Toll Reach A High Of 1400; 488 Dead In Kerala Alone

New Delhi: Terming this year’s monsoon as one of the most destructive in recent years, National Emergency Response Centre of the Union home ministry said that 1400 people have died from rain and flood related causes since May 28. This number is almost as high as the 1480 and the 1420 deaths due to such causes in all of 2015 and 2016. The Kerala floods alone accounted for 488 deaths.

Between August 8 and 28, flash floods ravaged all but two of the state’s 14 districts and led more than a million people to seek shelter at relief camps. According to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the state has suffered estimated financial losses of Rs 19,500 crore.

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US Military Decides To Cancel $300 Million Security-Related Assistance To Pakistan

New Delhi: Following repeated rebuke to the nation for providing a safe haven to terrorists, military of the United States of America has moved to cancel $300 million in security-related assistance to Pakistan. The decision has been taken days before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Islamabad for a meeting with newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Pentagon said late on Saturday that the decision had been taken due to Pakistan’s lack of “decisive actions” in support of American strategy in the region. US officials have accused Islamabad of overlooking the presence of terrorist groups such as the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba on its soil.

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India Ends Asian Games Campaign On An All Time High

New Delhi: The 18th Asian Games will come to a close on Sunday, with India achieving its best ever tally of 69 medals and equaling its best gold medal haul of 15 after 67 years. In the final few medal events on the 14th day yesterday, India added four medals to its kitty, two Gold, a silver and a bronze.

Boxer Amit Panghal, stunned the Olympic Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov to win India's only boxing gold. Closely followed the Indian men’s bridge team winning gold for India. Women's squash team settled for silver as they lost the final to Hong Kong. The day ended with the men’s hockey team getting the consolation bronze medal beating arch-rivals Pakistan.