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Oil, gold prices soar, equities tumble as Donald Trump tweets war

Oil prices surged, gold hit a more than six-year high and most equities tumbled Monday after the US assassination last week of a top Iranian general fanned fears of a major conflict in the Middle East.
Actor Kushal Punjabi, 37, has been found dead at his residence.

Bollywood actor commits suicide

According to local news, his body was found hanging in his Mumbai home, India on Thursday night.
Police banned public gatherings in parts of New Delhi and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.

India: Despite Narendra Modi defending citizenship law, protests continue

Deadly protests against India's new citizenship law passed earlier this month continue despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reassurance to Muslims that the legislation is not aimed at marginalising them.
Laxmi Pawar's 11 member family lives in a small apartment in Mahul with little ventilation, and most residents have experienced health problems [Rashi Arora-Al Jazeera]

Toxic air plagues poor residents of housing colony in Mumbai

After a year of living in her one-bedroom apartment in Mahul, a housing colony on the eastern front of Mumbai, Anita Dhole moved out - to live on a footpath.
NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.

Modi’s Party Loses Control of Key Indian State

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governing party has suffered a big setback in western Maharashtra state after its longtime ally broke away and joined two other parties to form the new state government.

Air Peace acquires new aircraft to boost operations

Nigerian airline Air Peace has acquired a B737-800NG to boost its domestic and regional operations in line with its expansion plan.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

India firms, farmers applaud premier for rejecting RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to opt-out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country’s largest dairy producer Amul thanking the premier for “supporting livelihoods”.
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Experts: We can’t end TB globally unless we end it in India

The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health taking place in Hyderabad, India, has opened with a call to end the emergency of the global tuberculosis epidemic, now responsible for killing some 1.5 million people each year.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.

India premier picks up trash from seaside while hosting Chinese leader

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.

Nigerian shipowners decry restriction of seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

The Nigerian Shipowners’ Association (NISA) has raised the alarm over directive of the Indian, Philippine government restricting seafarers from working in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) over insecurity in the region.
Torrential monsoon rains, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, caused a major landslide and flooding that has cut off some areas, forcing the evacuation of more than 22,000 people, authorities said on Friday.

Death toll 21 in western India amid heavy monsoon rains

The death toll in western India’s Pune district has reached 21 amid heavy monsoon rains and 12 people are still missing, a disaster management official said on Friday.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 emblem to be launched live in Mumbai

The FIFA World Cup 2022 emblem launch will be streamed live on a giant screen at Babulnath Mandir junction in South Mumbai on Tuesday from 10:52 pm.
An Indian police officer fires tear smoke shell on Kashmiri protesters on December 17 [Mukhtar Khan-AP]

Two killed in Kashmir as Donald Trump offers to mediate

A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gun battle since New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmir of its autonomy, police said Wednesday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.
India residents stand on the shore as Periyar river flooded following monsoon rains at Aluva, in the Indian state of Kerala, on August 16, 2018. The death toll from floods in India's tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on August 16, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas, officials told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / -

India floods kill more than 270, displace one million

Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.
Torrential monsoon rains, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, caused a major landslide and flooding that has cut off some areas, forcing the evacuation of more than 22,000 people, authorities said on Friday.

Torrential rains cause flooding, evacuations in southern India

Torrential monsoon rains, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, caused a major landslide and flooding that has cut off some areas, forcing the evacuation of more than 22,000 people, authorities said on Friday.

NIMC expands enrolment to Saudi Arabia, other African countries

With the successful deployment of enrolment centres in South Africa, US, UK and other countries, the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded plans to extend the National Identification Number (NIN) registration to other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Senegal, Benin Republic, Mali and India, among others.

Tunde Fashola: How to ease Lagos traffic

A former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has suggested various ways the Lagos government can address the perennial traffic problems facing commuters in the state.

Nigerian Nzubechukwu Nwude arrested in India with cocaine

A Nigerian suspected to be a member of an international drug cartel has been arrested by India’s Anti-Narcotics Cell in Mumbai.

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Teenager, eight others docked over ‘cultism’ in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arraigned a teenager and eight others who allegedly carried out cult activities and caused residents of Ogbomo community in Ajah, to flee their homes.
Ukrainian experts have gained access to the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday.

Iran seeks help reading downed plane’s black boxes in new standoff

Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countriescwhich want the recorders analysed abroad.

UN sound warning on escalation of violence against aid workers in Northeast

Islamist militants attacked a facility housing several aid groups in northeast Nigeria at the weekend in what the United Nations warned on Monday is an escalation in violence specifically targeting aid workers.
The police on Tuesday, Barricaded Gani Fawehinmi park which was meant to be one of the meeting points for “Operation Amotekun,” security outfit in the South West region rally scheduled for today, 21 Jan. 2020. 1

Police take over Amotekun protest venue in Lagos

Policemen, on Tuesday, barricaded the venue of the protest against the Federal Government’s position declaring the establishment of Operation Amotekun as illegal.
Bukola Saraki

Seized houses: Senator Saraki accuses EFCC of scandalising him

Former Senate President and two-term Kwara State Governor, Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos State to dismiss a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission praying for the permanent forfeiture of his Ilorin houses.