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New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs tonight said it has no information about the reports that 20 Indians have been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.

"We are ascertaining the facts about the reports," MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup said when asked about reports that 20 Indians had been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.

Some media reports, quoting residents and fishermen, earlier claimed that at least 20 Indian nationals were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces on fuel smugglers at Yemen's Hodeidah port today.


Bengaluru: Indian software majors Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) on Tuesday said that the US labour department did not find any violation of visa rules by them.

"The US department of labor concluded its investigation, with no violations of compliance found in the applications filed in the Southern California Edison project," the $8.7-billion Infosys firm said in a statement here.


Islamabad: National Security Advisor (NSA) Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan will hold talks with India only if the Kashmir issue is also on the agenda, the media reported.

He said the earlier NSA-level talks with India were cancelled due to the inflexibility shown by India, as no dialogue with India can be successful without the Kashmir issue as part of the agenda, Dawn online reported.


Seoul: North and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold a reunion in October for families separated by the Korean War, following all-night talks between their respective Red Cross branches.

The reunion -- only the second to be held in five years -- will take place between October 20-26 in North Korea's Mount Kumgang resort, the South's Unification Ministry said.

Seoul was understood to have been pushing for an earlier date -- before North Korea celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Worker's Party on October 10.


Copenhagen: Police in southern Denmark closed a motorway as groups of refugees marched towards the border with Sweden, known for its more generous asylum policies.

"This is being done for the safety of the people who are walking along the motorway," local police said in a statement after closing the first 29 kilometres of the road from Rodby harbour in southern Denmark to Copenhagen late yesterday.


Berlin: Germany's coalition government has agreed to spend 6 billion euros (about $6.6 billion) to support record numbers of migrants and other measures to deal with the influx, the media reported on Monday.

About 18,000 migrants arrived over the weekend after an agreement with Austria and Hungary to relax asylum rules, BBC reported.


Rawalpindi: In an obvious reference to India, the Pakistani Army chief, General Raheel Sharif, has said the force is "fully capable" of dealing with any kind of threat" and that any "misdaventure" would come at an "unbearable cost".


London: The British government is poised to accept 15,000 Syrian refugees and hopes next month to get backing for air strikes against Islamic State jihadists.

Prime Minister David Cameron has been under pressure internationally and domestically to address the refugee crisis.

On Thursday, he said he was "deeply moved" by images of three-year-old Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, found dead on a Turkish beach.


Karachi: Pakistan "lost terribly in the 1965 war" with India, a Pakistani historian has admitted.

Historian and political economist Akbar S. Zaidi dispelled "the victory myth', saying that there can be no a bigger lie as Pakistan had lost terribly, Dawn reported on Saturday.

Zaidi said that people are unaware of this fact because the history taught in Pakistan is from an ideological viewpoint.


Budapest: The first buses carrying migrants who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital set off for Austria and Germany early Saturday after they agreed to receive thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe.