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September 2018
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Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports        Kim, Moon join hands on peak of sacred North Korean volcano        Birthday boy Rashid stars in Afghanistan's 136-run win against Bangladesh        Shahbaz Nadeem claims eight wickets; breaks List A world record        CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24        BAI distributes 1.6 crore to state Association        Rodrigues, Yadav help Indian women take 1-0 lead in T20 series        Sensex recovers over 100 points on value-buying, global cues        Deepak Kapoor Appointed the new Chairperson of Save the Children        Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms        Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'        2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police        Attack on Cong workers in Chhattisgarh is political persecution: Rahul Gandhi        Cabinet clears ordinance to make triple talaq penal offence Law Minister        Instant Triple Talaq to be criminal offence        Viswasam- On set photos leaked        Aiswarya- Abhishek's Gulab Jamun would go on floor in mid 2019        China Open: Sindhu enters pre-quarters, Saina loses        Didn't expect Arjuna this year: Hima Das        RCom to exit telecom fully to focus on realty: Ambani        
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International News
James Mattis makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
 
(Kabul, Sep 07, 2018):A day after attending the inaugural 2+2 talks in India, United States Secretary of Defence James Mattis on Friday made an unannounced visit to Kabul.

Mattis, who is on his second visit to Afghanistan, is slated to meet with the new Commander of Resolute Support and US Forces-Afghanistan, Army General Scott Miller and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo named Zalmay Khalilzad as the new State Department special envoy to Afghanistan. Explaining the latter's role, Pompeo said that he would be "focused full time on developing the opportunities to get the Afghans and the Taliban to come to a reconciliation," CNN reported.

In the inaugural 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi, Pompeo, Mattis and their counterparts - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman - "reaffirmed their shared commitment to a united, sovereign, democratic, inclusive, stable, prosperous, and peaceful Afghanistan," as per a joint statement.

On his brief stopover to Pakistan on Wednesday, Pompeo held talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and other high-ranking officials in a bid to "reset" the stalled bilateral ties between Washington and Islamabad.

Pompeo stressed for ending the decade-old conflict in Afghanistan, adding that "the work that we all know that we need to do to try and develop a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan, which benefits certainly Afghanistan, but also the US and Pakistan."

The Secretary of State had himself made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan in July and said that Washington was fully willing to assist Ghani's efforts on resuming peace negotiations with the Taliban.

Washington has accused Islamabad of harbouring terrorists and granting them safe havens to carry out attacks in Afghanistan, which Pakistan has repeatedly denied.


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100 die in severe flooding in Nigeria: relief agency
Pak govt, Opposition agree for parliamentary probe into vote rigging charges
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Pak court issues arrest warrants against former prime minister
Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin wins Miss America pageant
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Viswasam- On set photos leaked
 A few photos from the set of Ajith's Viswasam is going viral on social media. The photos show Ajith  
Aiswarya- Abhishek's Gulab Jamun would go on floor in mid 2019
Varun and Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign
Madhuri, Alia, Varun and to share screen
KERALA NEWS
Kannur International Airport: Kerala to be the first state with four international airports
 Malappuram: With Kannur International Airport becoming operational, Kerala will be the first state i
Bar bribery case: Court dismisses the vigilance report
State Kalolsavam to be held in December
Actor Captain Raju passes away at 68
NATIONAL NEWS
CAT 2018: Registration extended to Sept 26; Admit card to Release on Oct 24
 CAT is one of the most sought after exam in the country for candidates possessing a Bachelor’s degre
2 history-sheeters arrested following encounter: Police
Attack on Cong workers in Chhattisgarh is political persecution: Rahul Gandhi
Instant Triple Talaq to be criminal offence
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