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Necessary reports awaited to start process of repatriating Sridevi’s mortal remains: Officials Dubai: Indian officials and family members of Bollywoood star Sridevi are still waiting the necessary certificates from the Dubai authorities to start the process of repatriating her mortal remains, at least two officials confirm. Also Read - 'Reflects Your Love For Nation': PM Modi Sends Letter of Praise to Dubai Boy Who Made His Portrait


Sridevi’s body to reach India by afternoon Dubai: Veteran actor Sridevi s mortal remains will be flown back to India from Dubai today, her family says in a statement.


Four dead in UK building blast; Police rules out terror angle London: A powerful explosion and subsequent fire at a three-storey building killed four people in the English city of Leicester, police say but rule out a terror link to the blast. By Aditi Khanna FGN8 SAFRICA-INDIAN-LD ARREST

ISIS-linked Indian-origin woman, partner held in SA for abducting UK couple Johannesburg: A 27-year-old Indian-origin woman and her partner, both allegedly linked to the ISIS terror group, have been arrested and charged with abducting a British couple, according to South African special police unit Hawks. By Fakir Hassen FGN9 BANGLA-ZIA

Bangladesh court extends bail for Zia until March 13 Dhaka: A court in Bangladesh extends the bail of imprisoned ex-prime minister and main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia until March 13 in a graft case, a day after the High Court deferred the judgement on a separate bail plea in a corruption case, media reports say.


UN chief calls for Syria ceasefire to be ‘immediately implemented’ Geneva: The United Nations secretary-general demands the immediate implementation of 30-day ceasefire in Syria as the Damascus regime continued its deadly bombardment of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. (AFP) FGN12 SYRIA-LD ISIS

Strikes on east Syria’s last IS pocket kill 25 civilians BEIRUT: Air strikes on the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor says. (AFP) PTI CPS

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