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All North East parties except SDF vote in favour of CAB in RS; NPF leader KG Kenye says legislation was 'need of the hour' to free state from 'illegal migrants'
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All North East parties except SDF vote in favour of CAB in RS; NPF leader KG Kenye says legislation was 'need of the hour' to free state from 'illegal migrants'

All Northeast-based parties, except Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), voted in favour of the crucial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Congress also opposed the Bill

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death ushers in new phase for Islamic State; next leader could consolidate hold on Syria, Iraq or focus on global outreach
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death ushers in new phase for Islamic State; next leader could consolidate hold on Syria, Iraq or focus on global outreach

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's demise only a few months after Islamic State lost its territorial hold ushers in a new phase for the group amid uncertainty over the new leadership as thousands of its supporters and members languish in prisons in northeastern Syria

Syria ready to abide by ceasefire covering area from Ras al-Ain to Tal Abyad, says Kurdish forces chief after US, Turkey reach agreement
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Syria ready to abide by ceasefire covering area from Ras al-Ain to Tal Abyad, says Kurdish forces chief after US, Turkey reach agreement

Since Turkey launched its invasion of northeastern Syria on 9 October, dozens of civilians have been killed and 300,000 have been displaced, according to the Observatory.

Turkish forces battle Kurdish fighters to gain control over key town in northeastern Syria; US slaps sanctions on Ankara
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Turkish forces battle Kurdish fighters to gain control over key town in northeastern Syria; US slaps sanctions on Ankara

Turkey's offensive on Syria has left dozens of civilians dead, mostly on the Kurdish side, and displaced at least 1,60,000 people

US slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands Ankara end assault against Kurdish militants as Syrian regime returns to north
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US slaps sanctions on Turkey, demands Ankara end assault against Kurdish militants as Syrian regime returns to north

The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters

US to withdraw remaining 1,000 troops from north Syria after Turkey steps up assault; Damascus strikes deal to redeploy Kurdish forces along border
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US to withdraw remaining 1,000 troops from north Syria after Turkey steps up assault; Damascus strikes deal to redeploy Kurdish forces along border

The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria’s army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey

Turkey steps up assault against Kurdish militants in northern Syria defying threats of US sanctions, international protests
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Turkey steps up assault against Kurdish militants in northern Syria defying threats of US sanctions, international protests

Turkish soldiers and militia allies battled their way into a strategic Kurdish border town as they stepped up their assault on northeastern Syria in defiance of mounting international protests and threats of US sanctions

US troops in Syria come under Turkish fire aimed at Kurds, days after Trump decides to pull back army; no casualties reported
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US troops in Syria come under Turkish fire aimed at Kurds, days after Trump decides to pull back army; no casualties reported

US troops near the northern Syrian border came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

'We can come any night without warning,' warns Recep Tayyip Erdogan as US pullout leaves Kurdish militants in Syria vulnerable
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'We can come any night without warning,' warns Recep Tayyip Erdogan as US pullout leaves Kurdish militants in Syria vulnerable

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his army was ready to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria at any moment following the US announcement that it would not stand in the way.

Ten SDF MLAs join BJP: Sikkim may be headed towards Arunachal Pradesh route, as mass crossovers leave ex-CM in the lurch
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Ten SDF MLAs join BJP: Sikkim may be headed towards Arunachal Pradesh route, as mass crossovers leave ex-CM in the lurch

After 10 SDF MLAs joined the BJP, the party has got the status of the main Opposition party in Sikkim, where it had not won a single seat in the recent Assembly polls.

Day after 10 SDF MLAs join BJP, two others join SKM; ex-CM Pawan Kumar Chamling lone legislator left from party
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Day after 10 SDF MLAs join BJP, two others join SKM; ex-CM Pawan Kumar Chamling lone legislator left from party

A day after its 10 MLAs joined BJP, Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), suffered further jolt Wednesday when two other legislators of the party switched over to the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha

Ten MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP today at Delhi's party headquarters, in presence of Ram Madhav, JP Nadda
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Ten MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP today at Delhi's party headquarters, in presence of Ram Madhav, JP Nadda

Ten MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) joined BJP in presence of its working president JP Nadda and general secretary Ram Madhav

Sikkim's Opposition parties seek assurance from Centre on sanctity of state's special status under Article 371(F)
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Sikkim's Opposition parties seek assurance from Centre on sanctity of state's special status under Article 371(F)

Opposition parties in Sikkim sought an assurance from the Centre that the state's special status enshrined under Article 371(F) will not be disturbed.

Sikkim reels under post-poll violence after SKM ends SDF's 25-year rule; police say situation under control
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Sikkim reels under post-poll violence after SKM ends SDF's 25-year rule; police say situation under control

The SDF has even alleged that family members of former Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling have been attacked.

Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as Chief Minister of Sikkim; senior SDF leaders skip oath-taking ceremony
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Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as Chief Minister of Sikkim; senior SDF leaders skip oath-taking ceremony

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president Prem Singh Tamang, popularly known as PS Golay, took oath as the Chief Minister of Sikkim on Monday in Gangtok.

Prem Singh Tamang, aka PS Golay, sworn in as Sikkim CM: SKM chief was convicted of corruption under Chamling govt
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Prem Singh Tamang, aka PS Golay, sworn in as Sikkim CM: SKM chief was convicted of corruption under Chamling govt

Prem Singh Tamang, Sikkim's chief minister, had been accused of misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs. 9.50 lakh in the milch cow distribution scheme of the state government when he was the animal husbandry minister between 1994 and 1999.

Pawan Kumar Chamling's five-term regime comes to an end as Sikkim Krantikari Morcha bags majority in Assembly polls
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Pawan Kumar Chamling's five-term regime comes to an end as Sikkim Krantikari Morcha bags majority in Assembly polls

While Sikkim Democratic Front(SDF) got 15 seats in the hill state, Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), which came into being in 2013, bagged 17 seats, one more than required for a majority in the 32-member Assembly

Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Assembly Election Results 2019 Updates: BJP breaches half-way mark in Arunachal Pradesh
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Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Assembly Election Results 2019 Updates: BJP breaches half-way mark in Arunachal Pradesh

Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates|Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday thanked the people, particularly women, for their overwhelming support to BJD in the assembly polls.

Islamic State faces defeat in Syria after US-backed SDF operations; withdrawal of American troops spells uncertainty for region
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Islamic State faces defeat in Syria after US-backed SDF operations; withdrawal of American troops spells uncertainty for region

Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death.