NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Indian government has urged all states to increase vigil to foil attacks by terrorists following the surgical strikes, as the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed on Friday threatened revenge in a rally in Faislabad.  

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NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The Indian government has urged all states to increase vigil to foil attacks by terrorists following the surgical strikes, as the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attack Hafiz Saeed on Friday threatened revenge in a rally in Faislabad.  

LONDON (The Nation/ANN) - The UN Human Rights Council, on Friday, appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn as its first independent investigator to safeguard the rights of homosexual and transgender community across the world amid strong objections by Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung Electronics has resumed the sales of the Galaxy Note 7 phablet in South Korea merely a month after taking it off the shelves due to battery issues that raised safety concerns.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Jakarta is bullish as citizens declared $368 billion in assets at home and abroad as the first phase of the tax amnesty scheme ended.

KARACHI, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - There is a pressing need for the governments of India and Pakistan to allay tensions on an urgent basis in order to maintain peace and prosperity in the region.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ ANN) - Now the major question is whether India will be able to live up to its contention that the “surgical strikes” are over, or whether the subcontinent is on the brink of a full-fledged conflict.

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