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Vijay Mallya arrives in court for extradition case; says his offer to banks ‘not bogus’ London: A defiant Vijay Mallya, wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crores, Monday sought to disprove the narrative that he has “stolen” money and said his offer to repay the principal amount to the Indian banks was “not bogus”. By Aditi Khanna FGN20 CHINA-INDIA-MILITARY

China hopes resumption of Sino-India military drills will provide impetus to bilateral ties Beijing: China on Monday expressed hope that the resumption of military exercises between the Indian and Chinese armies that will begin on Tuesday would inject impetus and yield good results for the improvement of bilateral ties.

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Important for Indian govt to heed RBI’s message on financial stability, says IMF Chief Economist Washington: The Indian government must heed the RBI’s message on financial stability, IMF’s Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld has said, amidst reports of friction between the central bank and the finance ministry over several issues, including how much capital the apex bank needs. By Lalit K Jha FGN10 US-HALEY-LD PAK

Pak continues to harbour terrorists, US should not give it even one dollar: Nikki Haley New York: Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, asserting that Washington should not blindly give Islamabad even a dollar until it steps up efforts to combat terrorism. By Yoshita Singh

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Sirisena accuses foreign forces of intimidating him Colombo: Sri Lanka’s current political crisis is a result of a clash between external and local values, defiant President Maithripala Sirisena has said as he accused “foreign forces” of intimidating him.

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Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting in Pak over PoK minister’s presence Islamabad: An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event, according to source here.

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Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant Tokyo: Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell. (AFP)

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