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Senate passes defense policy bill with 5.2% pay raise for troops


Washington: The Senate passed a defense policy bill Wednesday that authorizes the biggest pay raise for troops in more than two decades, but also leaves behind many of the policy priorities that social conservatives were clamoring for, making for an unusually divisive debate over what is traditionally a strongly bipartisan effort. Lawmakers have been negotiating...

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India, China working to resolve standoff in Ladakh region


New Delhi: China has made a slight retreat at Galwan Valley, one of the flashpoints leading to standoff with India, in Ladakh region on Wednesday, sources said. In a bid to resolve the issue, the China's People's Liberation Army moved back two kilometers and Indian Army moved back by one kilometer. However, at another flashpoint...