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There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the huge blast, which shook the city, but it comes as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war with the Taliban gather pace. Militants targeted Green Village, located near a busy road in the east of the city and where some foreign workers are based, said interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish.
The proposed legislation seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 to grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities -- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians -- from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India instead of 12 even if they don't possess any proper document.
Nepalese foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali cited last year's historic talks between US Prez and North Korean leader in Singapore, saying dialogue was the only way to address differences. It is Pakistan's turn to host the summit but India, citing continued support to cross-border terrorism by Pak, has maintained that it is difficult to proceed with the summit.
The Taliban launched a series of attacks on security checkpoints killing 32 members of the security forces and pro-govt militias. Both sides in have kept up attacks this winter, with the Taliban inflicting a heavy toll on govt forces. On the other hand, the US military and their govt allies have been killing Taliban field commanders with air strikes.
Bangladeshi police Wednesday used water cannon to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action. Authorities confirmed that one worker was killed and 50 others injured on Tuesday after police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some 5,000 workers protesting in Dhaka.