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Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda fails in CHOGM, prepare for a negative fallout in J&K

An international summit of world leaders is invariably seen by Pakistan as an opportunity to highlight Kashmir as an unfinished agenda of partition. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in the United Kingdom, was a very significant opportunity for the country to further its agenda and it went all out to push the same...

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Big blow to Nawaz Sharif! Former Pak PM disqualified from public office for life

Pakistan's Supreme Court today ruled that the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from holding public office for life. In March 2018, the Pakistan’s Apex court had disqualified Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and stated that all the decisions made by him in the position of the party chief stand 'null and void'...

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Chinese Debt Aggression of Africa: Is India the solution?

The Chinese method of influencing a country and its policy by means of providing large debts is now well known to the world. Many experts on Chinese foreign policy have termed this new type of subtle aggression as DEBT-TRAP. Chinese Debt-Trap has caused many countries their ability to execute sovereign foreign policies. From the early 1970’s China had tried to export its communist revolution to the African continent. The continent had been for long ravaged by colonization, civil wars, feudal dictators ..

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Over 1 lakh Pashtuns walked on streets of Peshawar, raised slogans against Pakistani govt; demands 'aazadi'

On Sunday, over 1 lakh Pashtuns came on the streets against Pakistani government and troops and held a massive protest and demanded international community to intervene in war crimes being committed in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Notably, Pakistan’s NaPak activities have left more than half of the country to fire. As the days are passing, more the locals are coming on the roads against Pakistani government and troops over human rights violation and apathy they are facing...

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Top Pakistani News Channel ‘Geo TV’ forced to go off-air for criticising Army

Pakistan's largest television network Geo News says it has been forced off the air by cable operators in most parts of the country. The network's channel assignment on the cable distribution network has also been lowered...

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Nepal to deploy drones to patrol its border with India due to lacking security personnel

India's neighbour Nepal is all set to deploy drones to safeguard the 17,000-km open border which it shares with India, said the county's Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa while addressing a presser today...

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China to launch two satellites for its so called ‘economic partner’ Pakistan in June

The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT) has stated that it is ready to launch 2 remote sensing satellites for Pakistan in June. According to Xinhua, It will be the first international commercial launch for a Long March-2C rocket for around 18 years after it carried Motorola's Iridium satellites into orbit in 1999...

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Indo-Nepal relations ‘age-old and multi-dimensional’; will boost ties: PM Oli

Before his upcoming official visit to India, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday briefed the House of Representatives and intimated the parliamentarians on various issues to be raised during his meeting with dignitaries in India...

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India welcomes US action against Pakistan based terror-cum political party Milli Muslim League

India on Tuesday welcomed the high voltage action of United States against Pakistan based terror-cum political party Milli Muslim League. Notably, the United States designated the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba's (LeT) political front Milli Muslim League on its list of terrorist groups...

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After three years of delay, Afghanistan sets October for parliamentary and local polls

After three years of delay, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday announces the date of parliamentary and local district elections. “Today the Independent Election Commission officially announces to the people of Afghanistan that the election will be held on October 20,” IEC Chairman Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad told a news conference...

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Pakistan test fires 450kms range cruise missile BABUR successfully

Pakistan has test fired its BABUR (SLCM) successfully with the help of an underwater dynamic platform. The cruise missile has a target range of 450kms, is capable of carrying various payloads with ultimate precision while maintaining proper flight parameters...

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Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan after 5 years

Malala Yousafzai has returned to her home, Pakistan, after five years and meets with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. The youngest Nobel laureate in a homecoming speech on Thursday at a function at Prime Minister House in Islamabad, "We need to invest in kids' education. The Malala Fund is already working on this. We have invested more than $6 million on girls' education in Pakistan, and we are continuing this work.”..

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Nearly 24 fishermen from Gujarat nabbed by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

Pakistan is well known for harbourig terrorism in other countries and operating proxy war against India. Pakistan exports terrorists who spread bloodshed in India and on the other hand, it arrests Indian fishermen from the Arabian Sea. Notably, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Wednesday arrested nearly 24 Indian fishermen from Gujarat in the Arabian Sea...

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Political crisis in Sri Lanka: Opposition moves no-confidence motion against PM Ranil

In Sri Lanka, the Joint opposition handed over a motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Parliament Speaker. It has been signed by a total of 55 MPs, including 51 from the Joint Opposition and 4 MPs from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)...

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Controversial journo Aamir Liaquat Hussain teams up with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf

Ahead of the crucial general elections, Controversial scribe Aamir Liaquat Hussain has finally joined hands with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party. Earlier, several reports were surfaced about the political collaboration of Aamir with Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. The former Pakistan skipper also welcomed the move of Aamir. Known for his anti-Nawaz Sharif views, Hussain is likely to contest from Karachi region. He was also associated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement...

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Nepal plane crash still a mystery, probe team reprimanded

The commission instituted to investigate the March 12 incident of the US-Bangla plane crash has come under scanner for its inability to issue an official statement even a week after the crash took place...

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Myanmar's President Kyaw resigns citing need for 'rest'

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, the right hand of Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, has resigned just two years after assuming the office. Suu Kyi had picked him after the national Constitution barred her from taking up the role. Myanmar said that it'll fill up the position within seven working days...

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Asserting that China will not concede ‘a single inch of land’, Xi Jinping dares ‘separatists’

Chinese President Xi Jinping who was re-elected for second five-year term with prospects of continuing as leader for life asserted that China will not concede “a single inch of land” and guard its sovereignty. ..

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Bangladesh SC stays former PM Khaleda Zia's bail till May 8

Bangladesh Supreme Court today stayed a High Court order that granted bail to former Prime Minister and opposition BNP Chief Khaleda Zia until 8th of May in a corruption case. The four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after granting two separate leave-to-appeal petitions filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission and the government challenging the High Court’s bail order...

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Xi Jinping re-elected as China's president for lifelong tenure

Days after the Parliament scrapped two-tenure limit for Presidency, Xi Jinping has been re-elected as China’s President for the second five-year tenure. He was also elected as the leader of the Chinese military and the head of the Central Military Commission...

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The Maldivian Crisis and the China angle

With the Maldives being the second country to enter into a Free trade agreement with China in the south-east Asian region after Pakistan, it is safe to draw a conclusion that combination of these two anti-Indian hostile forces of radicalism, one being ideological in nature and another being religious in character will put up a serious strategic challenge for India...

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Suicide attack near Nawaz Sharif’s house in Lahore; 9 dead, 25 injured

A suicide bomber blew himself near the Lahore residence of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif killing 9 people and injuring 25 others. The teenage suicide bomber reportedly attacked a check-post near the Sharif residence targeting cops...

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140 nations express consent in 'One Belt One Road' project: China

The Chinese Commerce Ministry has stated that it is committed to developing the 'One Belt One Road' plan in order to strengthen its trade and boost investment. The Chinese Commerce Minister, Zhong Shan in his address at the annual national legislative session stated that around 140 nations expressed their consent towards OBOR. The project would also help deliver positive socioeconomic impact, he added...

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Bidya Devi Bhandari, first women elected as Nepal President twice

Nepal’s first woman president Bidya Devi Bhandari was re-elected for a second term in office for another 5 years. President Bhandari is expected to take the oath of office on Wednesday...

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Abnormal landing caused Nepal plane crash: Report

As per preliminary reports, the tragic Nepal plane crash at Kathmandu airport was the cause of an abnormal landing by the aircraft, Nepal's aviation watchdog Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) stated...

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Nepal ATC claims plane crash a complete suicidal attempt of Pilot

In what is being dubbed as the worst aviation tragedy, a total of 49 people have been killed in a US-Bangla Airlines plane crash at Nepal's Kathmandu airport on Monday. The Bangladeshi flight was carrying 71 passengers when it crashed on the airport runway and skidded its way into a nearby football field. Another 22 people onboard the US-Bangla Airlines turboprop are receiving treatment at a local hospital...

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US-Bangla passenger plane with 71 on board crash-lands at Kathmandu airport

A US-Bangla airline's plane Bombardier Dash-8 has crashed at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport in runway during landing today. The airport spokesperson said that the plane was travelling from Dhaka. ..

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Pak Court orders arrest of Pervez Musharraf in treason case

During the very first hearing of treason case against former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, a special Pakistan tribunal has ordered the government to arrest the former military ruler...

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Afghanistan: 100 militants killed, 16 soldiers martyred in past 24 hours

At least 100 militants were killed and 38 others were severely injured in various provinces during security operations over the past 24 hours in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Defence Ministry said “99 rebels were killed, 38 wounded and 15 suspects detained during the period in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktia, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Badghis, Farah, Takhar, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.”..

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Deadly Buddhist-Muslim clash continues in Sri Lanka; 2 killed, internet services suspended

In an attempt to stop spreading hatred towards minority Muslims, the Sri Lankan government has blocked internet and banned social networking sites and apps including WhatsApp in riot-hit Kandy district. At least two people was killed and eight injured in an explosion last evening in violence-hit Kandy district...

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Lahore HC restrains arrest of global terrorist Hafiz Saeed, rebukes Pak Govt

Pakistan's Lahore High Court has ordered to Abbasi government not to arrest or put Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest on Wednesday...

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China hiring civilians to send them to space

With an aim to boost the frequency of manned space missions, China is aggressively hiring civilians for the space programmes. They will be not only pilots, but also maintenance engineers and payload specialists for the space station project...

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Sri Lanka imposes emergency for 10-days over deadly Buddhist-Muslim clash

Sri Lanka's government has imposed a nation-wide state of emergency for ten days to quell deadly Buddhist-Muslim clash, today. The meassure comes after a local curfew was imposed on Monday in the Kandy District to prevent clashes between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims after a mob set fire to a Muslim-owned shop...

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Sri Lanka deploys army, imposes curfew to quell riots

In Sri Lanka, curfew has been imposed within the Kandy District to prevent clashes between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims after a mob set fire to a Muslim-owned shop...

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Historic! Hindu leader Krishna Kumari Kohli rises high in Islamic country; becomes senator in Pakistan’s parliament

Pakistan is a well known for providing sanctuary to terrorists is nowadays witnessing a major change politically. Notably, in a Muslim-majority country, a Hindu leader Krishna Kumari Kohli who is also a Human Rights activist has been elected to the upper house of Pakistan’s parliament...

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Imran Khan announces mega plans for general election

Legendary cricketer and former Pakistan Skipper Imran Khan announced that he would contest the general election from Karachi. ..

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Three noble laureates blame Myanmar's Suu Kyi for Rohingya 'genocide'

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s military rule came under fire from three noble prize winner women for their alleged role in the genocide of Rohingya Muslims forcing them to flee to Bangladesh...

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Pakistan Supreme Court orders Nawaz Sharif removed as head of his political party

Pakistan’s Apex Court has ordered that former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif cannot serve as party head and should be removed. Nawaz was disqualified by an apex court in the Panama Papers case last year under Article 62 of the Constitution for failing to declare a receivable salary as an asset. ..

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To respect China’s hard cash, Pakistan approves Mandarin as his official language

In a move that raised a lot of eyebrows, Pakistan has made Chinese-language Mandarin one of its official languages by passing a motion in the Senate. The move was taken to strengthen the ties with China and for effective communication in the wake of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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ALERT! Deadly new disease discovered in China

Issuing an alert, China has recorded first-ever human case of H7N4 bird flu in a 68-year-old woman, who had contact with poultry birds. When first human bird flu case was reported, thousands were killed by the H5N1 virus across the world...

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Nepal PM Deuba announces resignation to pave way for new elected Oli govt

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday announces his resignation to pave way for formation of new government as per people's mandate in recent elections...

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Political stalemate continues in Sri Lanka: Prez Sirisena to make big announcement tomorrow

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will make a special statement on Friday in the wake of ongoing political crisis as both main parties have claimed to form their own government...

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Amid global pressure, Pakistan declares Hafiz Saeed a terrorist after amending anti-terror law

In a welcome move, Pakistan has declared 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist. The move is a part of an ordinance that it introduced to ban all individuals and organizations sanctioned against by the UN Security Council...

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Nepal National Assembly poll ends up with 99.52% voter turnout

The polling for National Assembly, the upper house of parliament in Nepal has concluded. According to Election Commission 99.52 percent voter turnout recorded. Addressing a press conference after the voting was over, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said, “Counting started in six provinces after the voting was over.”..

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Unable to grasp Mandarin, Tibet wants usage of Tibetan language in China SC

Over 180 Tibetans have petitioned the People's Supreme Court of China raising concerns over the failure to use the Tibetan language on the official websites of people’s courts in autonomous prefectures. The petitioners have argued that the lack of Tibetan language, whether deliberate or a result of negligence, is a dereliction of duties required by constitution, laws and related regulations...

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Roadside bomb killed 6 Pakistanis near Pak-Afghan border

At least 6 people have died including 3 women as a car hit a landmine in the tribal region of northwest Pakistan today. It was unclear whether the blast was a landmine or a bomb planted by militants...

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Sri Lanka bans import of non-airbag equipped vehicles from July 1

In a commendable move, Sri Lanka restricted the import of the vehicles which do not carry Air bags for driver and front seat passenger, Anti-Locking Breaking System standards (ABS) and three-point seat belts for driver and passengers travelling front and rear seats...

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JSMM conducts massive rally in Sindh; Sindhudesh witnesses chanting of 'No China, Go China'

'No China, Go China' slogans erupted in Sindh as ones again Anti-China slogans were echoed in Pakistan’s Sindhudesh on the 114th birth anniversary of scholar ideologue, and founder of Sindhudesh Movement Ghulam Murtaza Shah Syed. Notably, the movements, voices of locals in Sindh is slowly and steadily rising effectively just because of Islamabad’s worst rule and apathy and China’s suppression against the people of this region...

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Bangladesh blacklists Chinese construction firm over bribe allegation

The state-backed China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) was blacklisted for alleged attempts to bribe Bangladeshi government officials. The Bangladesh government has blacklisted CHEC for trying to bribe a roads secretary. Bangladesh finance minister AMA Muhith had confirmed the ban late Tuesday when he was asked by a reporter about CHEC allegedly trying to bribe an official...

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To tackle air pollution, China builds world's biggest ‘Air Purifier'

After years of efforts to tackle smog, China has made a major move by building the world's largest air purifier at 330 ft in Xian. The 100-mt tower, currently under the testing phase, is said to have improved the air quality over an area of 10 square km. It has been reported that the tower is releasing 10 million cubic metres of clean air per day...

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Rocket lands on Indian embassy in Afghanistan; no casualties reported

In a suspicious incident, a rocket landed in the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan causing damages to the structure. No fire or casualties have been reported yet. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, talking about the accident said, "The rocket has clipped the top of the three-storied ITBP barracks. There are no casualties. All Indians and staff are safe."..

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At least 16 killed, 65 wounded in Afghanistan twin suicide attack

At least 16 have been killed and 65 injured in a twin suicide bombing attack near a square in the Tayran city, Afghanistan. So far, no group claimed has responsibility for the attack. Iraqi interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan as saying that the blasts occurred in the crowded Tayran city’s square. Maan said the suicide attacks happened around a square in the city where mostly workers gather for seeking work...

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Over 76 terrorist killed in clean-up operations in Afghanistan

Afghanistan forces have killed 76 terrorists and 14 militants were arrested during raids eight provinces on Friday. Taliban has not commented on the report so far. The Afghanistan defense ministry said in a statement, three key Taliban commanders including Ehsanullah, Haidar and Qahraman were among those killed in the offensives, in the past 24 hours...

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15 ISIS, Taliban terrorists laid down arms for peace in Afghanistan

At least fifteen militants affiliated with the ISIS and Taliban groups joined peace process in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, at least two local leaders of the militants are also among those who reconciled with the government...

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Pak forces attempt to abduct journalist Taha Siddiqui working for Indian news channel; luckily escapes

A Pakistan-based journalist named Taha Siddiqui on Wednesday morning luckily escaped after few armed men tried to abduct him when he was travelling to the airport...

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Chinese media blames India for Trump's decision over Pak aid

Blaming India for Donald Trump's decision of denying financial aid to Pakistan, Chinese government run media said that the initiatives of India's recent foreign policy are only for the benefit of India and is something that leads to arguments...

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Shameless Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa CM shares stage with Lashkar terrorist Abdul Rahman Makki

Pakistan doesn’t seem to learn from its mistakes though it has lost American aid over support to terror groups. Still, Pakistani leaders continue to support global terrorist and 26/11 mastermind LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s political party Difah-e-Pakistan Council. After Palestine Ambassador to Pakistan Waleed Abu Ali shared a stage with Hafiz Saeed, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak shared the dais with Lashkar terrorist Abdul Rahman Makki...

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Pakistan frees 147 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds

Pakistan today released 147 Indian fishermen from Malir Jail in Karachi as a goodwill gesture. As per the list given to the Indian High Commission by the Pakistani government, 457 Indian prisoners including 399 fishermen and 58 civil prisoners are in Pakistani jails...

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Fabricating truth, Pakistan releases another video of Kulbhushan Jadhav on kins' visit

Pakistan has today released a new video of Kulbhushan Jadhav. In the reported footage, Jadhav is seen thanking Pakistan for allowing his mother and wife to meet him. However, he added that an Indian diplomat had yelled at his mother...

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Afghan forces gunned down over 86 IS militants during air and ground raids

Afghanistan forces have killed 86 Islamic State terrorists during raids in Nangarhar and Jawzjan provinces on Monday. Also, 18 terrorists were also injured in the crackdown backed by air power. The IS terrorists have been using civilian houses in the district...

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Pakistan in a showoff action bans Hafiz Saeed led JuD, Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations

Pakistan has been criticized across the world for not taking any stringent actions against terrorist groups and therefore it sometimes takes some showoff decisions. After being criticized across the world, Pakistan on Monday banned a global terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations...

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Islamist militant arrested near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

A homegrown Islamist group’s militant Sharful Awal arrested near Rohingya camps of border district of Ukhia, Bangladesh on Sunday. Police allege Awal is a member of a new faction of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), and was involved in organising local extremists...

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457 Indian nationals including 399 fishermen lodged in Pakistan jails

As per the list given to the Indian High Commission by the Pakistani government, 457 Indian prisoners including 399 fishermen and 58 civil prisoners are in Pakistani jails...

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India slams backstabber Palestine after envoy Waleed Abu Ali shares stage with26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed at Public rally

Backstabbing other nations mainly India is in a DNA of Pakistan. But other countries which are friends of New Delhi if backstabs than it hurts more. India supported Palestine after voting against the United States in United Nation over recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the same country has now backstabbed New Delhi. Notably, Palestine Ambassador to Pakistan Waleed Abu Ali shared a stage with global terrorist and 26/11 mastermind LeT chief Hafiz Saeed at Difah-e-Pakistan Council rally in ..

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Over 40 killed in deadly suicide attack at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul

At least 40 people were killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shia cultural centre and AVA news agency in Kabul city at about 10.30 am today. According to officials, women, children and journalists are among the dead...

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Pakistan initiates an inquiry into forced conversion of Sikh minority to Islam

Pakistani authorities say they have initiated an inquiry into allegations that members of the Sikh religious minority were forced to convert to Islam in the country’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province...

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To control anti-government content, China closed over 13,000 websites in 3 years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules. The Chinese government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago...

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At least 6 killed in suicide attack in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility

An explosion rocked Afghanistan’s Kabul city earlier today after a suicide detonated his explosives close to a security compound. Security sources are saying the incident has taken place in Shash Darak area of the city. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot, ISIS Khurasan, has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack...

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Hafiz Saeed’s ‘High ambition’ obstructed in midway! Pakistan opposes Milli Muslim League’s registration as political party

Pakistani government expressed its wish to the High Court of Islamabad to deny the clearance to Hafiz Saeed's party, Milli Muslim League (MML). The Government asked the court not to let the party get registered as it is an offshoot of Lashkar-Tayyaba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD)...

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Meeting of Jadhav to his kin purely on humanitarian grounds, no threat of immediate execution: Pakistan

Pakistan has confirmed that the Kulbhushan Jadhav not under any threat of immediate execution and his meeting with his wife and mother had been arranged purely on humanitarian grounds...

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Pakistan to free 291 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan will release 291 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds from next week. Pakistan had released 68 Indian fishermen in October. Addressing the weekly press briefing at the Foreign Office, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan will repatriate 291 Indian fishermen in two phases on 29 December 2017 and 08 January 2018 via Wagah Border as a goodwill gesture on humanitarian grounds...

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Pakistan: On the brink of international isolation and ignominy

Pakistan is, quite apparently, rattled by the extensive support that the call for a “Free Balochistan” is getting across Europe. Its foreign office is engrossed in attempts to scuttle the meetings and demonstrations being organized by the Baloch activists in many European countries with increasing frequency. The meetings and demonstrations are successfully creating awareness about the atrocities being committed on the Baloch people by the Pakistan Army, in full knowledge of the Government of Pakistan...

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ISIS claims responsibility of Quetta church attack that killed at least 9 civilians

At least nine innocent people were killed while 30 others are injured in a massive bomb blast that took place near a Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday. The most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the responsibility for the attack...

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Sri Lanka orders release of 16 Indian fishermen; process on to secure release of others

Sri Lankan government has ordered release of 16 Indian fishermen from custody while process is on to release 144 others. Sri Lankan government has been releasing fishermen on humanitarian grounds but their boats are retained for longer period...

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China launches 1st Algerian satellite to enhance communication services

China has launched Algeria's first communication satellite, Alcomsat-1, into an orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan today. The satellite was the first cooperative project in the aerospace industry between the two countries. It will be used by Algeria for broadcast and television, emergency communication, distance education, e-governance etc...

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Nepal Left alliance heading for a massive victory, wins 100 seats, Congress gets 18; counting underway

Nepal’s Left alliance (CPN-UML)was heading towards comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections, winning 100 seats so far in the historic polls that many hope will bring the political stability to the country. The counting of votes for Parliament and Provincial assemblies is in its final stage...

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China warned its workers of imminent 'terrorists' attacks in Pakistan

China had warned its Pakistan nationals of plans for a series of 'imminent terrorist attacks' with China as the main target. The Chinese Embassy in Islamabad posted the unusual alert on its website. "It is understood that terrorists plan in the near term to launch a series of attacks against Chinese organizations and personnel in Pakistan,” the Chinese resident in Pakistan stated...

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Sri Lanka hands over its Hambantota port to China for 99 years lease

In one of the rare events, Sri Lankan authorities have handed over the southern sea port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease. The move was an attempt to pay China back USD 8 billion that Lanka owed the Asian nation...

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Pervez Musharraf says “Ready to make political alliance with LeT chief Hafiz Saeed”

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, speaking to media said he is open to political alliance with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its founder Hafiz Saeed. The former Pakistani dictator made the remarks during an interview with a local news channel, Aaj News, saying he welcomes the political alliance between him and the two groups...

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#NepalElection : Final phase of federal parliament and provincial polls underway amid tighten security

The polling is underway for the second and final phase of parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal.As many as 128 constituencies of House of Representatives and 256 of Provincial Assemblies in 45 districts are going to polls in this phase. ..

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Big setback for Pakistan: China blocked CPEC funding over corruption allegation

In a major setback to Pakistan, Chinese government has decided to temporarily stopped funds allocated for the construction of roads under China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC). The decision follows reports of corruption...

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Afghanistan: 81 Al-Qaeda terrorist killed in joint operation by security forces

A senior Al-Qaeda leader has been killed along with 80 members of the group during joint operations in Afghanistan, the spy service claimed on Tuesday. National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement Omar Khetab, also known as Omar Mansour, was killed along with 80 associates during the offensives...

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Pakistani youth booked for writing pro-India slogan on wall

A Pakistani youth, Sajid Shah, has been arrested in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province for treason after he wrote ‘Hindustan Zindabad’ on the wall of his home. According to Pakistani media reports, Police received information regarding the writing of a slogan in favour of Pakistan’s archrival, India, on the boundary wall of a house in Makhan Colony. The police raided the house and found a slogan “Hindustan Zindabad” on the wall...

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Assam, Bhutan vow together to boost mutual ties on the lines of culture and tourism

Assam and Bhutan vow together to boost mutual relations on the lines of culture, sports and tourism. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal held a discussion with Royal Bhutanese Ambassador to India Vetsop Namgyel at Janata Bhawan on Monday and made a strong pitch for the growth of entire region including neighbouring Bhutan...

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Shame for Pakistan : ‘Global Terrorist’ Hafiz Saeed announces to contest in 2018 elections

Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed who has been freed by the Pakistan government, has now announces to take part in the next general elections.While talking to Pakistani media journalists, Global terrorist Saeed said that the decision to field his party which had been placed in an anti-terror watch list in February this year in the political arena was aimed at helping to highlight the Kashmir cause internationally...

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3 burqa-clad suicide attackers stir Islamabad; at least 12 killed and 25 injured

Terrorists equipped with heavy weapons opened fire near Agriculture Directorate in Peshawar leaving 12 people killed and 25 others injured today. The irregular firing and explosion is being heard inside the directorate. ..

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7 killed, several missing as powerful storm hits Sri Lanka

A heavy storm with strong gales swept the country leaving at least 7 people dead and several fishermen missing. Schools were closed Thursday across southern and central provinces and planes diverted as heavy rain battered the island...

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I am Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hafiz Saeed's biggest supporter: Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, speaking to media admitted the fact that he's a big supporter of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its founder Hafiz Saeed. "I am the biggest supporter of LeT and I know they like me and JuD also likes me," the former dictator said, adding that he was always in favour of action in Kashmir...

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At least 17 killed, 28 injured in Baghdad Suicide attack

At least 17 people were killed and 28 others were severely wounded in a suicide attack in Iraq's capital Baghdad. As per local media reports, 5 suicide bombers targeted a market and shops located in Nahrawan area...

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Pakistani law minister Zahid Hamid resigns to end Islamabad protest

The protesters have paralyzed daily life in Pakistan capital, and have defied court orders to disband, demanding that the minister of law fired. Several were killed and hundreds were injured during the Saturday clearance operation in Islamabad and clashes in other cities...

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Over 20 terrorist killed in clean-up operations in Afghanistan

At least 20 militants were killed and 33 others wounded amid military operations across Afghanistan. "The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces carried out 12 clean-up operations and 15 special operations in nine provinces in the past 24 hours, killing 20 insurgents and injuring 33 others," the Defense Ministry said in a statement...

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BDMW team visits Thakurpara, talk to Hindu victims, cops

A fact finding team of Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) visited Thakurpara village of Gangachora Upzilla of Rangpur district to assess and ascertain the situation following reports of atrocities by Islamic zealots on the minority Hindus in that area...

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Over 7 killed in suicide attack near political meeting venue in Kabul

At least seven people were killed and many wounded in a suicide bomb blast that in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor, according to the interior ministry...

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Not Jesus Christ, President Xi will save you!

Thousands of Christians in Yugan county have been ordered to replace portraits of Jesus Christ with Premier Xi Jinping if they were to claim the government benefits. According to local media reports, more than 400 Christ posters have been replaced with Chinese President Xi's. Local officials have explicitly told the rural population that Christ won't save them from poverty or illness but only Communist Party will...

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US strikes in Afghanistan kill 4 IS terrorists including 1 Pak national

At least 4 Islamic State militants including Pakistan Nationals, were killed in a drone attack by the US strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The airstrike was carried out to target ISIS hideouts, in which a huge cache weapons, ammunition and explosives were destroyed...

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Bangladesh cops nab 53 for torching Hindu houses in Thakurbari village

The Bangladesh police have arrested at least 53 people for their alleged involvement in arson and attack on over 30 Hindu houses in Thakurbari village in Rongpur district on Friday. The savagery of the attackers has left dozens of Hindu families homeless and penniless, reported Dhaka Tribune and PTI...

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#Thakurpara mob attack: Bangladesh assures compensation and security to affected Hindus

Bangladesh has assured India that compensation will be paid to those Hindus whose houses were torched over rumours that an offensive Facebook status was posted allegedly by a Hindu youth...

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After facing embarrassment from ICJ, Pakistan allows to meet Jadhav with his wife

Months after India's request to grant visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother to meet him, Pakistan on Friday said that it would allow the convicted Indian prisoner to meet his wife. “The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said...

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India will extend all possible assistance to Sri Lanka says PM Modi

Sri Lanka is facing fuel shortage nowadays. For this issue Sri Lanka requested India for the help. In response PM Narendra Modi assured Sri Lanka for all possible help to Sri Lanka. India will send additional fuel supply to Sri Lanka...

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3 policemen including DIG killed in suicide attack in Pakistan

At least 3 police officers including Deputy Inspector General Police Hamid Shakeel were killed and 8 others injured after their motorcade was targeted in a bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan...

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Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Khulna flagged off to boost Indo-Bangladesh rail network

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee on Thursday jointly inaugurated a series of connectivity projects between the two countries including Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Khulna, second Bhairab and Titas Railway Bridges and the International Rail Passenger Terminus at Chitpur in Kolkata...

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5 killed, 21 injured in gunmen attack on TV news station in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, gunmen attacked a local television station in the capital Kabul today, with reports that five people have been killed and more than 21 injured. Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack...

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China unveiled a massive ship - a magic island maker

China has unveiled a massive ship described as a magic island maker that is Asia's largest dredging vessel. State owned China Daily reported on Saturday, the ship capable of building artificial islands was launched at a port in eastern Jiangsu province...

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After blocking India’s move at UN, China says ‘there is no consensus over terrorist Masood Azhar’

China says that India is an important neighbour. China has denied to tag Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by saying that "There is no consensus." China yesterday had yet again turned down India’s move to name Masood Azhar a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee in the United Nation...

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4,708 candidates file nomination for second phase of Nepal polls

In Nepal, a total of 4,708 candidates have filed nominations for the second phase of federal and provincial elections, to be held on December 7. Nepal Election Commission said in press statement that the nomination process concluded peacefully “with a lot of excitement and huge participation of political parties”...

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Over 9 killed, several wounded as suicide attack hits diplomatic part of Kabul; Prez Ghani orders probe

In Afghanistan, at least nine people have been killed and 21 injured in a powerful explosion in central Kabul yesterday evening. The explosion ripped through the heavily-fortified diplomatic area of Wazir Akbar Khan...

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China denies plans to divert Brahmaputra River, claims media reports are ‘False’

A day after reports claim that China is planning to divert Brahmaputra River by building a 1000-km tunnel, Chinese foreign ministry authorities refuted them. It was claimed that China aims to divert the river to Xinjiang...

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China’s National anthem law to be implemented in HK, Macao SARs

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament heard draft decisions to apply the newly-adopted National Anthem Law in Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions...

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Pakistan frees 68 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan has released a total of 68 Indian fishermen, who were held prisoners in the country for allegedly violating its territorial waters, on Sunday as a goodwill gesture...

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US hands over 75 top militants list to Pakistan for curbing terrorism

Pakistan has been warned in stern terms by the Trump administration. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the US has handed over to Pakistan a list of names of 75 militants they want action taken against...

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95 insurgent killed in Afghan army operation within 24 hours

Over 95 insurgents were killed and several others wounded in clashes with security forces in Afghanistan. The anti-government armed militants are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities, mainly in the districts lying along the highway connecting Kabul with the southeastern and southern provinces...

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A Kali temple in Netrokona district of Bangladesh faces attack from unknown radicals; 4 idols smashed

In Bangladesh Islamic radicalism has become so prevalent that vandalizing Hindu properties, killing Hindu activist have become a common incident. Repeating the trend, a group of rouge has smashed the idols of a Kali temple in Netrokona, a district in Mymensingh division. This incident has created anger among local Hindu community...

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Focus on how to win wars and become a top-ranked military by 2050: Xi tells Senior PLA Officers

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to become a top-ranked military by the year 2050. “A military force is built to fight. Our military must regard combat readiness as the goal for all its work and focus on how to win when it is called upon,” Xi said...

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705 candidates including former PM Bhattarai in fray for 1st phase of Nepal polls

After withdrawal of names 282 candidates for 37 constituencies and 420 candidates for 74 seats of Provincial Assemblies are in fray for Nepal election scheduled for November 26...

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US asks Pakistan to increase efforts to eradicate terrorist operatings

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesdya told Pakistan's top leadership that it must increase efforts to eradicate terrorists operating within the country...

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Once again! #XiJinping elected as China’s ruling Communist Party Chief

Xi Jinping secured a second five-year term as the President of China and general secretary of the ruling Communist Party (CPC) on Wednesday. In a brief address, Xi spoke about the China entering new era of modernisation...

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Myanmar building detention camps for Rohingya refugees

With Bangladesh and India expressing their resolve to deport Rohingya Muslims and in view of the increasing pressure on taking back them, Myanmar is learnt to have started building seven detention camps for the Rohingya refugees, agencies report...

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Afghan Prez Ghani arrives in India for a day-long visit

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has arrived in India today to hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Ghani is likely to seek India's consultation to stabilize his war-torn country and strategy to broker peace with Taliban rebels...

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807 candidates file nomination for 1st phase of Nepal Parliamentary, Assembly Elections

In Nepal, a total of 807 candidates have filed nominations for the first phase of Parliamentary and Assembly elections. The candidates can withdraw their names till Wednesday...

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Xi Jinping vows to make China a "great modern socialist country" by mid-21st century

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledge to build a modern socialist country that will be different from the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. While speaking at opening event session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), what we now face is the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life...

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Over 7 policeman dead, 22 injured in suicide blast at Pakistan

At least seven police personnel were killed while twenty-two others injured in a suicide bomb explosion on busy Road in Pakistan’s Quetta on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police (Security), Javed Iqbal Garshin said that a suicide bomber hit his explosive-laden auto-rickshaw with a police truck...

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Top US delegation visits Pakistan to repair bilateral ties

A high-level US delegation is in Pakistan to improve the strained bilateral ties between the two countries. Both have agreed to continue bilateral engagements at all levels and work together to defeat terrorism...

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Sri Lanka: Ex-President's son arrested for anti-India protest

Sri Lanka's MP Namal Rajapaksa, son of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been arrested for leading a violent anti-India protest. Rajapaksa was protesting outside the Indian consulate in Hambantota over the government's alleged plans to sell an airport built and named after his father...

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FIFA bans Pakistan from international football over third-party interference

The Federation Internationale de Football Association has banned Pakistan from international football following a third-party interference in the country's football federation. This means Pakistani teams, including the national side, cannot take part in any international competitions...

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Nepal to elect new President and Vice President in a month

Nepal will hold elections for the country's third President and Vice President within a month, after formation of parliament. The Legislative Parliament of Nepal on Sunday passed the bill concerning the elections of the president and the vice-president, which asks to hold the election for the new state head within one month of commencement of the new parliamentary meeting. The prevailing parliament is set to expire in the first week of 2018, as per the newly-promulgated Constitution of Nepal...

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Jinping called for enhancing and solid efforts to eliminate poverty

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the idea to eliminating poverty in China by 2020 which is 10 years ahead of the United Nation’s target of eliminating poverty in all forms by 2030...

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Jinping called for enhancing and solid efforts to alleviate poverty

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the idea to eliminating poverty in China by 2020 which is 10 years ahead of the United Nations’s target of eliminating poverty in all forms by 2030...

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Punjab's excess consumption of natural gas angers Sindhudesh leading to intense protest

Sindhudesh is a major supplier of natural gas in Pakistan accounting for 69% of the total supply and consumes 45% of gas. But due to consumption of natural gas by other states in large scale has led Sindhudesh to worry as the region itself is facing with the shortage now. Therefore, the Sindh government has registered its protest over the massive consumption of gas by Punjab...

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ISI has links with militants for Positive purpose: Pakistan admits

Pakistan military has admitted that its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has links with militants. However, they claimed that these links shouldn't be looked at as the military's support for terrorism. The director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor responding to a question about alleged links between the ISI and militants, said "Having links is different from supporting. Name any intelligence agency which does not have links.”..

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Bangladesh backs China's OBOR project saying as sovereignty can't keep us isolated

Bangladesh today backed China's ambitious OBOR project after India got support from the US President Donald Trump over the stand on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Economic issues now dictate how much sovereignty one should exert,” Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said at the World Economic Forum in Delhi. “We cannot be isolated in the name of sovereignty. There are times when you have to put the sovereignty issue behind, in the back seat, to the economic benefits to your ..

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India to help strengthen Myanmar’s women police force, pact approved

In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet provided ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar...

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Ousted Nawaz Sharif re-elected as President of Pakistan’s ruling party

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been re-elected as the President of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as a part of its plan to make Sharif the Prime Minister again...

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Pakistan sets new rules of engagement with US after annoying Trump's accusations

Pakistan has decided to frame new rules of engagement with Washington, after POTUS Trump had accused the Muslim nation of harbouring and supporting terrorists...

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Cabinet approves pact to collaborate in modernization of Afghan police

In order to take bilateral cooperation forward with Afghanistan, the Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi, has given its approval for signing an MoU on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development yesterday...

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Bangladesh: 3 Rohingyas caught red-handed while smuggling drugs pills

Three Rohingya men were arrested red-handed while trying to smuggle 800,000 methamphetamine pills into the Bangladesh from Myanmar. Last week two Rohingya men were arrested from a boat in the Naf river by Bangladesh border guards with some 430,000 yaba pills...

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Rohingya Muslims killing Hindus in Myanmar; 45 bodies of Hindus unearthed

A statement issued by the Myanmar government’s Information Committee and supported by the reports from a Hindu Community leder confirmed this news of gory massacre of Hindus in Rakhine state of Myanmar...

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Pakistan became laughing stock when Pak Ambassador flashed fake pic

Pakistan on various occasions has exposed itself through many ridiculous lies and unprovoked activities etc. From Pakistani Prime Minister to Pakistani diplomats showcase their lies as truth with such amount of confidence that turns into over-confidence. Well, Pakistan has done it again and exposed its own lie and this time it was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative at UN Maleeha Lodhi who exposed her and her country’s lie in front of United Nations...

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Begum Kulsoom wins husband Nawaz Sharif's Lahore home seat

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Begum Kulsoon Nawaz has won the crucial Lahore by-election. The win is being seen as a test of support for the family after Sharif's ouster...

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It’s not responsibility of Pakistan to satisfy US: Pak Defence Minister

After US claimed that Pakistan isn't doing enough against terrorist havens in the country, Islamabad said that it's not its responsibility to satisfy Washington. "We are here to give our point of view logically and with evidence. We will explain our position. But it's not for us to satisfy them," Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this month...

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UNSC convokes emergency meeting on Rohingya Muslims

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has declared that it will meet tomorrow to discuss the burning issue of Rohingya Muslims and the violence related to them in Myanmar...

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Hindu temple vandalised in Bangladesh’s Manikgonj district

Radical Islamists continued their attacks against the Hindu temples in Bangladesh. The latest in the series is the September 4 incident in which a Hindu temple in Manikgonj district of Bangladesh was destroyed and vandalised...

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Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani calls on PM Narendra Modi

Underlining the importance of historical ties between India and Afghanistan Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Indian will extend its full support to Afghanistan for the fight against terrorism. He further mentioned that India attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan...

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Nepal Election Commission invites international observers for upcoming elections

In a significant move the Election Commission of Nepal has decided to invite international observers for forthcoming assembly and parliament elections. The commission has issued a notice inviting applications from the international organisations, communities and individuals to observe the elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled on 26th November and 7th December...

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UNHCR slams Pakistan over safety of minorities and journalists

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday took a veiled dig at Pakistan for committing brutal murder of human rights in Country. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that the authorities often encourage intolerance for minorities or minority views, with sometimes deadly consequences in Pakistan...

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India condemns terrorist attacks on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State; urges restraint and maturity

As Myanmar is facing a difficult time over the situation in Rakhine state India has expressed deep concern about this situation. The violent upsurge in Myanmar’s poorest state started from a militant’s attack on security forces of Myanmar. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims, as well as Buddhist families from the region, are fleeing to seek safety. In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs said India would help Myanmar government for Rakhine State Development Programme...

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Pakistan exposed! Listed in top 50 worst terror funding countries

Pakistan again exposed in front of the whole world after getting place in worst terror funding countries. A Swiss Group, the Basel Institute on Governance, has stated in its latest list that Pakistan is included in the list of top 50 countries for funding terrorist and money laundering operations...

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Pak's Foreign Minister admits that terrorist bases on its soil is embarrassment for Pakistan

For the first time Pakistan admits that terrorist bases on its soil is embarrassing for country’s pride. While calling for tougher action against terrorist groups, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad should impose restrictions on the activities of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to avoid embarrassment on the international level...

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A view from within; read Aung San Suu Kyi’s comments on Rohingya issue

When Myanmar is suffering from its decade old conflict in Rakhine state; many western countries are criticizing the role of Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. Putting an end to long term civil war, Myanmar has recently become a new democracy. Hence when she has been questioned on the issue, she said that is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months...

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In the context of ‘Act East Policy’, a stronger relationship with Myanmar is a priority: PM Modi

During his visit to Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met the state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. This is PM’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He hailed his meeting with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw. As India and Myanmar being neighboring countries have similar security concerns, PM Modi said working together is important...

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China stands ready to work with India to enhance mutual political trust: Xi expresses warmth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China and especially his meeting with President Xi Jinping meeting after the BRICS meeting holds an extraordinary importance in this situation. In the meeting President Xi pointed out that, China and India should stay committed to the basic judgment that two sides present development opportunities and pose no threat to each other. At a moment when just the Doklam issue found a solution, then President Xi’s emphasis on sound and stable China-India relationship ..

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Major diplomatic win for India as BRICS Declaration add Jaish, Lashkar in terror outfits’ list

In a significant move that might have its far reaching ramifications in combating terrorism, the BRICS leaders on Monday mentioned Pakistan-based terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jais-e-Mohammaed with the global terror groups Islamic State and al Qaeda, thus endorsing the Indian line on terror as a global threat and underlining a diplomatic victory for India’s efforts to counter cross-border terrorism...

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Pervez Musharraf to face trial in Benazir murder case, vows to return Pak

Former military ruler of Pakistan general Pervez Musharraf has said, he would return to the country to face trial in connection with the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto...

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Sri Lanka releases 76 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture

The Sri Lankan government has ordered release of 76 Indian fishermen in its custody while another four have been arrested on charges of poaching in their waters...

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Pak ATC declares Gen Musharraf an absconder in Benazir murder case

Besides declaring former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf an absconder, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi Thursday acquitted five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects in the murder case of former PM Benazir Bhutto...

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Doklam dilemma ends but…

As Deng Xiaoping said “Only when China and India develop well, can one claim that the century of Asia has come. If China and India strengthen cooperation, Asian unity, stability and prosperity will be very hopeful; the world will be in peace and make more progress.”..

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My India visit was successful, it will strengthen bilateral relations: PM Deuba at Nepalese Parliament

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said, his recent visit to India was successful and it has laid down the foundation for further strengthening India-Nepal relations. He said positive environment was created to effectively implement projects signed in the past...

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Doklam Standoff: Chinese troops withdrawn, but Dragon not in good humour

While India MEA statement was saying that troops of both India and China are withdrawing from the Doklam region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was confirming Indian troops and equipment had ‘pulled back’ but she didn't declare retrieval of Chinese troops and said that the "Chinese troops continue to patrol on the Chinese side of the boundary."..

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Bangladesh Naval Chief on 3-days India visit to boost defence ties

The Chief of Naval Staff of the Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, is on three days official visit to India. He called on defence minister Arun Jaitley and discussed ways to further broaden bilateral security cooperation on Monday...

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Deadly Typhoon ‘Hato’ killed 12 people, left 153 injured in China

Typhoon ‘Hato’ has left at least 12 dead and 153 injured, as the intense cyclonic storm wreaked havoc in Macau and southern Guangdong province of China on Wednesday...

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10 awarded death sentence over plot to kill Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh court sentenced 10 people to death in a case relating to an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000. Nine others have been sentenced to 20 years in jail...

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268 Indians granted citizenship of Pakistan in last five years

Pakistan's Interior Ministry has granted nationality to at least 268 Indian immigrants in the last five years. The ministry made the revelation in a statement issued in response to a question raised by Pakistan League-Nawaz lawmaker Sheikh Rohali Asghar in the National Assembly...

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Bangla Coastguards send back Rohingya immigrants

While India is discussing the ways and means to deport the Rohingya Muslims, its neighbour Bangladesh has on Saturday sent back nearly 500 of them to their native places in neighbouring Myanmar...

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PM Deuba thanks PM Modi for sympathies and assistance to Nepal flood victims

The floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed at least 13 people and rendered hundreds of families homeless in Nepal. Meanwhile, PM Modi had telephonic conversation with Prime Minister of Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday and discussed flood situation as well as vows to all possible assist...

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#DoklamStandoff : Japan slams China’s forceful attempt to change status quo in Doklam; supports India

Chines aggression in Doklam, plateau lying in the tri-junction region of Bhutan, China and India is hampering inter-regional peace. India is patiently trying to solve the issue. Japan, another nation which is also facing the issue of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea supports India’s stand on the Doklam issue. Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu has expressed support for India in the Doklam stand-off...

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Nepal-China signed 3 pacts to boost power and energy ties

Nepal and China has signed three pacts to further boost their ties in the power and energy sectors. The pacts were signed to undertake a feasibility study to excavate natural gas and petroleum in the Himalayan country, including in the southern Terai plains...

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Pak PM Abbasi preaches for peace at Pakistan Independence Day, Army violates ceasefire thrice in 24 hrs

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his independence day speech, sought peace with all the nations, on other hand Pakistani troops violates ceasefire three time in the past over 24 hours. Giving special emphasis on its neighbours for peace, Abbasi said "Pakistan desires positive and constructive relation with all countries of world, especially with its neighbors on basis of sovereign equality in conformity with UN resolutions on subject with view to ensuring durable peace in the region"...

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Deadly flood claims 57 lives in Nepal; India vows to assist

Number of people died due to flood and landslides triggered by incessant rains has gone up to 57 in Nepal. Twenty two districts have been affected by heavy rains. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had telephonic conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara and discussed flood situation along the Indo-Nepal border...

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#BIMSTEC : Nepal pledges to work with India towards combat terrorism

Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that terrorism continues to be the greatest threat to peace, democracy, development and good neighborliness. He said Nepal and India should focus on result-oriented approach and work together for concrete outcome of various past understandings and pacts, including implementation of various India-funded projects in Nepal...

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Ouster of Nawaz Sharif is a setback for Pakistan, challenge for India

"Elected governments in Pakistan have less to fear from the Indian Army than from their own- with good reason. For almost 60 years, since October 1958, politicians have lost every battle to gain the higher ground of civilian supremacy,” these fateful words by a well known Pakistani author and intellectual, F.S. Aijazuddin, adequately sum up the current situation in Pakistan...

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Pakistan Election Commission directs ruling PML-N to replace Chief Nawaz Sharif

The Election Commission of Pakistan today issued a notice to the ruling Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) asking it to appoint a new leader to replace Nawaz Sharif as its chief. The Commission said he cannot lead the party after disqualification under the Political Parties Order 2002...

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China killer earthquake: 13 dead, 175 injured; relief work underway

As per reports by Chinese media, the death toll from Tuesday's strong earthquake has risen to 13, with the number of those injured being 175. The earthquake measuring 7.0-magnitude struck at 9:19 pm at a depth of 20 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center...

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American NSA: Pakistan should change ‘paradoxical’ policies towards militants

The American National Security Adviser Gen H R McMaster has, on behalf of US President Donald Trump, asked Pakistan to change its ‘paradoxical’ policies of supporting the militants causing the country great losses...

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New Pak PM Abbasi vows to implement so called ‘CPEC’ on time

New Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sworn to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project that poses security challenges for India. The Pakistan Prime Minister added that he would personally supervise the progress of all related topics. With this, Abbasi has cleared the air of doubt regarding future of the project following the recent political power shuffle in the country...

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For rebranding terror outfit 'JuD'; Hafiz Saeed announces new political party ‘Milli Muslim League Pakistan’

The Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly decided to launch his own political party by renaming his terror outfit 'JuD' as 'Milli Muslim League Pakistan' on Pakistan's Independence Day at a function in Lahore on 14th August...

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China’s ‘double standard’ policy on terrorism; again uses veto for JeM chief Masood Azhar

China has managed to stump the plan to declare Pakistan-based Pathankot attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. China used its veto powers again to gather a 3-month extension until November 2. The proposal is backed by the United States, France and UK at the United Nations. New York based newspaper said, just before the deadline lapsed, China once again sought a three-month extension until 2nd of November on its technical hold on the proposal...

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China launches 1st overseas naval base in Africa

In a disturbing development for India, China has formally opened its first overseas naval facility in Africa's Djibouti. The inauguration ceremony was held on Tuesday with Chinese media calling the base 'the logistics facility'. Notably, Djibouti also hosts America's only expeditionary marine base in Africa...

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#IndusWatersTreaty: India flagged on Kishanganga project; next meeting in September

The World Bank has said, the talks between Indian and Pakistani officials over the Indus Waters Treaty took place in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation. The World Bank in a brief statement said, the two parties have agreed to reconvene for continued discussions over the Indus issue...

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Political turmoil heads in Pakistan before new Prime Minister’s oath

Thousands gathered in Pakistan capital Islamabad on Sunday in support of opposition leader Imran Khan as Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as Prime Minister by the Supreme Court. Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that it is shameful that Nawaz Sharif is now playing the victim card despite several references against him sent to the National Accountability Bureau. Imran Khan also criticized Nawaz’s announcement to nominate his brother for the post of prime minister...

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China bans Uyghur language in educational institutions to fight religious extremism

In order to fight extremism and popularizing the national common language, China has completely banned Uyghur language at all educational institutions. Uyghur ethnic group largely situated in the northwest China which is largely colonized by Muslim population...

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Sri Lanka sells 70% stake in Hambantota Port to China

Sri Lanka has signed a deal to sell 70% stake in its Hambantota Port to China for $1.1 billion. The deal was delayed by months as there were concerns that this strategic deep sea port could be used by the Chinese Navy...

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China shows off ‘military might’ instead of ‘military parade’ on 90th Army Day

China on Sunday shows off ‘military exercise’ instead of ‘military parade’ to mark the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to fearing neighboring nations. On this occasion, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his army has the ability to defeat all the enemies around the world. About 12,000 troops took part in the parade in which 129 aircraft and 571 pieces of equipment were on display...

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Nawaz Sharif’s ouster & India-Pak relations

To be unlucky is to be Nawaz Sharif. Three times he was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan but failed to complete the term. He was removed by the President first, then by the Army and now the Pakistan Supreme Court found him guilty in Panama Papers leak case and unseated him as Prime Minister...

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Sri Lanka cricket board declines to play in Pakistan over security issue

The Sri Lankan cricket board today turned down an invite from the Pakistan Cricket Board for playing two T20 matches in Lahore at the start of its home series in October. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan confirmed that after the suicide bomb attack in Lahore earlier this week, the Sri Lankan cricket authorities are reluctant to send their team for the T20 matches...

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Big blow to Nawaz Sharif! Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies as Prime Minister

A five-judge bench of Pakistan Supreme Court announcing the Panama Papers verdict has disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for not being honest to the nation. The Election Commission (ECP) of Pakistan has been directed to issue a notification of the Nawaz Sharif's disqualification. The Supreme Court said the ECP should de-seat the PM for not disclosing his role in the Dubai-based Capital FZE Company in his nomination papers, saying that this meant he was not honest...

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Now a mantra to defeat Chinese designs

Besides strongly advocating the boycott of Chinese goods, Indresh Kumar has come up with a novel idea of chanting a mantra at least five times a day to ward off the ‘Chinese Asuras’ eyeing Indian territory...

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#ChinaVsJinping : Crackdown on PLA's Human Organ Trade & Business Empire

In this second part, we will look at once sprawling Military Medical Inc. in the form of illicit, brazen and inhuman organ transplant industry, Business Empire of People’s Liberation Army spread across all verticals and laterals on which Jinping cracked the whip annoying PLA commanders and depriving them of the huge unaccounted source of money, which they were minting since decades...

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China's audacity goes beyond; opens Cinema Theater in disputed South China Sea Island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea. The state media reported that this is part of China's plan to establish authority over the area. Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese movie ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’...

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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy; 5th such incident in July

The Sri Lankan navy has yesterday arrested 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. The fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp for further investigation...

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China's audacity goes beyond; opens Cinema Theater in disputed South China Sea Island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea. The state media reported that this is part of China's plan to establish authority over the area. Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese movie ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’...

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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy; 5th such incident in July

The Sri Lankan navy has yesterday arrested 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. The fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp for further investigation...

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#ChinaVsJinping : Secrets behind Dragon’s Sabre Rattling

The visible reason of tensions between India & China at Doklam are Chinese geographical claims over plateau claimed by Bhutan. But careful analysis of China’s domestic politics points the fingers at different reality- The Cold War between two Camps- President Xi Jinping’s camp and another side camp of Communist Party leaders and PLA officers. ..

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Shameless Pakistan resorts to ceasefire in J&K again

For the second consecutive day, Pakistan Army has resorted to ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector along the Line of Control. The Pak Army has also begun unprovoked firing in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector. Indian Army has started retaliatory firing...

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Indian RAW targeting CPEC via Afghanistan: Pakistan alleges

A senior Pakistan army officer has accused India's Research and Analysis Wing of targeting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) via Afghanistan. He said this while addressing the passing out ceremony at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi. "We are aware of the enemies' designs to hamper CPEC," Pakistan's Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, said, adding that peace in Afghanistan is fundamental to peace in Pakistan...

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Myanmar is a key pillar of India’s “Act East” Policy: PM Modi

Whereas Myanmar is a very important neighboring country of India, it has not received enough attention from previous governments. After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving more attention to the north eastern part of country and important neighbors. On Friday, The Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services, Sr Gen U Min Aung Hliang briefed Prime Minister Modi on Friday about bilateral defense and security cooperation. ..

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China to downsize army by more than half but strengthen navy: Chinese Media

In a first, China will downsize its 2.3 million-strong military, the world’s largest, to under one million. This will be the biggest troop reduction in its history as part of its structural reform process. The numbers of other services, including navy and missile forces will be increased...

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To improve connectivity, India and Bangladesh will construct a bridge over Mizoram border

With an aim to facilitate trade and improve communication between India and Bangladesh, the two neighbours have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui River informed official on Saturday...

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Chinese experts to visit Pakistan for finalizing investment in CPEC

So called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan's economy and society by Chinese. Now, A team of Chinese experts will arrive in Pakistan in a few days to shape up their country's investment plans for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of CPEC...

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We respect sentiments on Kailash yatra, willing to discuss about alternative routes: China

China said that it is willing to discuss with India possibility of alternative arrangements for official Indian pilgrims to visit Kailash and Mansarovar via Nathu La Pass. The Chinese Embassy in India has said that the entry of pilgrims was halted for their safety...

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ABVP bats for dialogue with academia, youth in Pak 

Against the background of ever growing tension between the India and Pakistan over terrorism, unprovoked violations at LoC etc., the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the premier student organisation of India, has strongly advocated for a bilateral dialogue involving academia and youth of both the countries to ease out tensions...

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Ghost of 1962 haunts India in form of latest Chinese incursion in Sikkim

The article deals in depth with the recent Chinese incursions in Sikkim and Bhutan in the historical perspective...

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