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Pak’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly passes landmark bill to merge FATA with province

Pak’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly passes landmark bill to merge FATA with province

Peshawar: In a historic move, Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly today overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill, paving the way for the merger of the restive tribal region along the Afghan border with the northwestern province, bringing an end to a 150-year-old British-era arrangement. The bill to merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) amends […]

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‘Hostile posturing’ by India forced us to test nukes in 1998, says Pak

‘Hostile posturing’ by India forced us to test nukes in 1998, says Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan today claimed it was forced to test nuclear weapons two decades ago due to hostile posturing by India. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal issued a statement on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the May 28, 1998 nuclear tests, while insisting that the testing of atomic bombs by India eliminated chances of […]

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21 killed, 1.5 lakh hit by rains in Sri Lanka

21 killed, 1.5 lakh hit by rains in Sri Lanka

Colombo: At least 21 people have died and two were missing due to rains and winds in Sri Lanka, as bad weather hit more than 150,000 across the country over a week, the government said today. Most of the deaths were caused by lightning, while nine people had drowned, Disaster Relief Minister Duminda Dissanayake said, […]

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Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

Salalah (Oman):  A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighbouring Yemen today, deluging a major city with nearly three years’ worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at least five people while more than 30 remain missing, officials said. Cyclone Mekunu caused flash […]

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Three men from MP held for gang-rape of woman in Goa

Three men from MP held for gang-rape of woman in Goa

Panaji: Three men from Madhya Pradesh have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 20-year-old woman at a beach in South Goa, police said today. While two of the accused– Sanjiv Dhananjay Pal (23) and Ram Santosh Bhariya (19)– were arrested from separate places in Goa late last night, another one– Vishwas Makrana (23)– was held […]

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Modi govt ‘betrayed’ people in four years, says Congress

Modi govt ‘betrayed’ people in four years,  says Congress

Jaipur: The Congress today hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the completion of its four years in power, accusing it of betraying the people of the country and not fulfilling the promises the ruling BJP had made to them. Releasing a booklet titled “Betrayal”, the Congress party said that the agriculture sector remained […]

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Development became vibrant movement over last 4 years: PM

Development became vibrant movement over last 4 years: PM

New Delhi: On the fourth anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today listed its achievements, saying that over the last four years, development had become a “vibrant mass movement”. “On this day in 2014, we began our journey of working towards India’s transformation,” he wrote on Twitter. “Over the last four years, development […]

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Pak Army summons former ISI head over book co-authored with ex-RAW chief

Pak Army summons former ISI head over book co-authored with ex-RAW chief

Islamabad: Pakistan’s powerful army has summoned former ISI chief Asad Durrani to seek his explaination over a book he co-authored with India’s ex-spy chief AS Dulat, accusing him of ‘violating’ the military code of conduct. Lieutenant General (retd) Durrani, who headed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from August 1990 till March 1992, along with Dulat […]

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S Korea welcomes prospect of ‘reignited’ US-North Korea talks

S Korea welcomes prospect of ‘reignited’ US-North Korea talks

Seoul: South Korea today welcomed the renewed prospect of a summit between the United States and North Korea after President Trump cancelled talks with Kim Jong Un only to suggest they might still take place. “We find it fortunate that the embers of the North Korea-US talks are reignited. We are watching developments carefully,” Presidential […]

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Bangladesh seeks ‘cooperation of all’ in sending back Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh seeks ‘cooperation of all’ in sending back Rohingya refugees

Santiniketan (WB): Bangladesh Friday sought the “cooperation of all” to put pressure on Myanmar to take back the around 11 lakh Rohingya refugees given shelter in the country on “humanitarian ground”. Speaking at the inauguration of the Bangladesh Bhavan here, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government wants Myanmar to take the refugees back […]

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