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Surgical strikes hero Hooda to head Cong panel on national security vision        Pak fires unprovoked along LoC in Poonch; Army retaliates        At least 81 die in Dhaka fire        Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing FIF By Sajjad Hussain        Back stifness forces Hardik Pandya to miss entire Oz series        MUMBAI With 147 in 55 balls, Iyer hits highest T20 score by an Indian        Saudi Arabia increases India''s Haj quota to 2 lakh after Modi-Salman talks        SC collegium transfers high court judges        Security of 18 separatists, 155 political leaders withdrawn        Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners from Saudi jails        Putin says Russia to take measures if US deploys missiles        Jadhav''s death sentence based on ''extracted confession'', should be annulled: India tells ICJ        Israel strikes on Gaza arson balloons launchers, no injuries reported        Taylor surpasses Fleming becomes highest ODI scorer for NZ        ICC keeping a close watch on India-Pakistan situation ahead of WC        Vivo unveils V15Pro with Industry-first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera        Tripura gets Rs 85 crore Mega Food Park        India, Saudi Arabia ink MoUs for cooperation in tourism, broadcasting        Bernie Sanders enters 2020 US presidential race : Reports        Sixteen states sue Trump over border wall emergency        
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Main News
Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners from Saudi jails
 
New Delhi: Saudi Arabis'' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Wednesday ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in his country''s jails on Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s request as the two leaders held extensive talks here, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

After the talks, it was also announced that India has decided to extend e-Visa facility to Saudi nationals. In an important development, Saudi Arabia also joined the International Solar Alliance, a move welcomed by the prime minister, MEA officials said.

Both sides noted the potential of cooperation in the renewable energy sector, not only in investment but also in research and development, a joint statement issued after the talks said. In another significant move, Saudi Arabia has also agreed to resolve issues relating to Indian workers who are currently stranded in the kingdom due to the closure of a foreign company, T S Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA, said.


Pulwama attack masterminded by Jaish, ISI: corps commander
Army major, two Jaish militants among seven killed in Pulwama encounter
Four soldiers killed in encounter in J-K's Pulwama
Two Youth Congress workers hacked to death in Kerala
India raises basic customs duty to 200 pc on goods exported from Pakistan
Sacrifice of CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack won't go in vain: Modi
Home minister among pallbearers as force pays tributes to slain CRPF jawans
Curfew in Jammu city after protests over Pulwama attack, Army asked to help
"I have sacrificed a son in Mother India's service. I will send my other son as well to fight", says father of martyred soldier
44 CRPF personnel killed as explosives-laden vehicle rams into bus in J-K
Rafale deal: Rahul slams CAG report, accuses govt of ''lying''
17 killed in massive fire in central Delhi Hotel
PM Modi acted like Anil Ambani's middleman: Rahul Gandhi
Cong to play on ''front foot'' in UP, aim is to form govt in state: Rahul
Netanyahu vows to freeze Palestinian funds after Israeli teen killed
Citizenship Bill will in no way cause harm to Assam & NE: PM
PM inaugurates & lays foundation of projects worth Rs 4,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh
PM should answer if Rafale deal meant to strengthen IAF or industrialist
Modi govt wrote off 3.5 lakh cr debt of industrialists: Rahul
After a surprise rate cut,Das promises more if inflation falls
KERALA NEWS
Fire breaks out in a QRS showroom
 Kottayam: A major fire broke out in QRS showroom at Thirunnakkara in Kottayam on Monday evening. On  
Flash Hartal in Kerala: Stray incidents of violence reported
Thousands bid emotional farewell to CRPF jawan in Kerala
Religious practices should be respected: Smriti Irani
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
At least 81 die in Dhaka fire
 Dhaka, Fenb 21 (UNI): At least 80 people on Thursday died after a massive fire engulfed apartment bu
Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and its charity wing FIF By Sajjad Hussain
Putin says Russia to take measures if US deploys missiles
Jadhav''s death sentence based on ''extracted confession'', should be annulled: India tells ICJ
NATIONAL NEWS
Surgical strikes hero Hooda to head Cong panel on national security vision
 New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI): D S Hooda, a former Northern Army commander and main architect of the 2016
Pak fires unprovoked along LoC in Poonch; Army retaliates
Saudi Arabia increases India''s Haj quota to 2 lakh after Modi-Salman talks
SC collegium transfers high court judges
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