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* Modi greets Bangladesh on Independence Day

Mar 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Bangladesh on their 44th Independence Day. "Independence Day greetings to the people of Bangladesh, a nation that has always been an enduring and important friend for India," Modi said in a statement.
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* Lee Kuan Yew: Thousands queue to view founder lying in state

Mar 25 (BBC) Thousands of people in Singapore are queuing to pay tribute to late statesman Lee Kuan Yew as he lies in state in parliament. His body was moved by gun carriage on Wednesday morning from his official residence and through the city.
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* Maldives ex-president will not appeal 13-year jail sentence

Mar 25 (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka- Maldives' jailed ex-president will not appeal his 13-year sentence because the court has not released all documents from the first hearing to prepare a case, his lawyer said Wednesday. Hassan Latheef said the deadline to appeal the sentence against former President Mohamed Nasheed expires Sunday.
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* India navy plane crashes off Goa leaving two missing

Mar 25 (BBC) Two crew members are missing after an Indian navy plane crashed into the sea off the western state of Goa. The navy said the plane, a Dornier surveillance aircraft, was on a routine flight when it went down late on Tuesday. The cause is not known. One crew member was rescued and a search operation has been launched for the missing two, navy spokesman Rahul Sinha said in a statement.
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