Friday Morning News Brief, October 27

Friday morning brief Oct 27 2017
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India pulled out of a multilateral Asian coast guard event, held in Islamabad. MEA had earlier sought and acquired visas from Pakistan for top ICG officers, including the DG. However, the defence ministry decided at the last moment that this wasn’t the right time for an Indian security agency to participate in any event in Pakistan at a high level. The meet was held on October 24-25 and which saw participation from 13 countries.
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China said the world must appreciate Pakistan’s “positive efforts” at tackling terrorism. “Pakistan has made positive efforts for counter-terrorism and made great sacrifices,” spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry Geng Shuang said a day after US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said terror safe havens would not be tolerated.
Indians emerged as the top foreign property investors in the Emirates, according to the Dubai Land Department. They bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai from January 2016 to June 2017, an increase of Rs 12,000 crore from 2014, when the department recorded Indian buyers investing Rs 30,000 crore that year.
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Travelling to the US becomes inconvenient as all airports around the world have introduced new security measures. Travellers could face more detailed inspection of their electronic devices. And they could be subject to security interviews by airline employees, according to a US government official. The new steps will cover about 2,100 flights a day flying from other countries to the US. They will apply to both American citizens and foreigners.
The Supreme Court asked the Centre to create an online portal and hotline number to curb online circulation of child pornography. “A reporting mechanism must be created at the central level, preferably with the CBI to also receive information of any child pornography (CP)/rape and gang rape(RGR) content being circulated in social media or any other platform over the internet,” the court-appointed panel said.
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