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Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:57:02 GMT

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Crackdown on Imran Khan's supporters; Islamabad braces for Friday protests
Police on Thursday night stormed a youth convention of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Islamabad and arrested scores of party workers, prompting party chief Imran Khan to announce nationwide protests on Friday, ahead of his rally next week seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ouster from power.

Armed forces fume despite MoD's clarification over rank parity
The armed forces continue to be upset with the government over a defence ministry circular regarding rank parity vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts at the Service headquarters even though the ministry issued a statement on Thursday, saying no downgradation had been done.

Congress rules out any grand alliance in UP
The Congress on Thursday virtually ruled out any grand alliance in poll bound Uttar Pradesh including with Samajwadi Party insisting that Rahul Gandhi wanted to set things right in the state which is in bad shape for past 27

China elevates Xi as 'core leader', on par with Mao, Deng
President Xi Jinping was on Thursday elevated as the "core leader" of China's ruling Communist Party, conferring on him a status similar to that of party founder 'Chairman' Mao Zedong that dilutes the three-decade-old collective leadership principle to avoid personality cult.

'Ab ki baar, Trump sarkar', says Donald's Modi-fied ad campaign
In a bid to woo Indian-Americans, Donald Trump has borrowed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's winning slogan of the 2014 general elections as the Republican presidential nominee is seen in a TV ad saying "Ab Ki Baar Trump Sarkaar".

Pakistan retaliates; tells Indian official to leave country in 48 hrs
In a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan has declared an Indian High Commission official as persona non-grata and asked him to leave the country within 48 hours.

Pak high commission official asked to leave India in 48 hours for spying
Cops revealed that the staffer Mehmood Akhtar was sharing sensitive defence documents and deployment details of the BSF along the Indo-Pak border to the ISI.

Busted Pakistani spy ring may have roots in BSF
The Pakistan High Commission staffer, who was detained for his alleged involvement in an espionage ring, belongs to the Baloch regiment of Pakistani Army and was on deputation to spy agency ISI since 2013.

Terror in Italy as 2 earthquakes strike within 2 hours
Two powerful earthquakes struck central Italy on Wednesday, two months after a quake in central Italy killed nearly 300 people.

REWIND: India in the last 24 hours
Here's a recap of events that occurred in India in the past 24 hours.