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    • 3rd phase of India's national elections' voting begins

      3rd phase of India's national elections' voting begins

      Indians are voting in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony. The voting for 117 parliamentary seats in 13 states and two Union Territories on Tuesday means polls are half done for 543 seats in the lower house of Parliament.

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    • US to deprive Turkey,  India from trade privileges

      US to deprive Turkey, India from trade privileges

      Under the order of President Donald Trump, the US will scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, news wires reported on Monday. The US trade chief's office said in a statement that Washington “intends to terminate India's and Turkey's designations as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme because they no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria”. Under this programme, certain products can enter the US duty-free if countries meet eligibility criteria including “providing the US with equitable and reasonable market access”.

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    • India, Pakistan trade war

      India, Pakistan trade war

      India and Pakistan emerged at the bring of a full-fledged war as last Wednesday they both claimed they shot down each other's fighter jets, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan territory for the first time since 1971 war, news wires reported. Both countries have ordered air strikes over the last two days, the first time in history, prompting world powers to urge restraint.

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    • EU committed to free-trade pact with India

      EU committed to free-trade pact with India

      The European Union and India are "fully committed" to secure free trade agreement with discussions being currently on between the two sides, EU official says. The negotiations for the much-delayed pact, officially called the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), have been held up since May 2013, but have also witnessed many hurdles.

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