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Pakistan to go tough on IWT

Pakistan to go tough on IWT

Says it will launch aggressive campaign against India

Islamabad: Pakistan will launch an aggressive campaign against India to highlight its concerns over the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) after New Delhi failed to let Pakistani officials visit two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said Tuesday. Pakistan’s Commissioner on Permanent Indus Water Commission Syed Mehr Ali Shah said the Indian […]

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On Masood Azhar China keeps India guessing

On Masood Azhar China keeps India guessing

Beijing: China on Tuesday made it clear that there is no change in its position on India’s request to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ by the UN and said it will decide on the issue on the “merits of the matter”. India had asked China to support the pending application […]

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Man hailing from Kashmir accused of smuggling banned heroin

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested a man from Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with a heroin smuggling case, a senior official said Sunday. In August, ATS had arrested two men in Gujarat and seized 5 kilogrammes of heroin worth Rs 14.84 crore in the international market. ATS officials said that one of […]

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Retired army colonel duped of Rs 3 crore

Retired army colonel duped of Rs 3 crore

New Delhi: A retired army colonel has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) after he was allegedly duped of more than Rs 3 crore on the pretext of investing in insurance policies, police said Saturday. Based on the complaint, a case was registered against two men on October 18. In […]

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Monkeys stone man to death, family seeks FIR against the primates

BAGHPAT (UP): In a bizarre incident a 70-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death by some monkeys in a village here, putting the police in a fix as the deceased’s family wants an FIR to be registered against them. The incident took place on October 17 in Tikri village of the district. Circle officer Ramala […]

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Explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections, dozens feared dead

Kabul: Dozens of Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence Saturday as the legislative election turned chaotic with hundreds of polling centres failing to open and voters queuing for hours due to technical glitches and lack of staff. Election organisers, who have been skewered over their shambolic preparations for the long-delayed ballot, extended voting […]

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12 Indian fishermen sent to jail in Karachi

Karachi: Twelve Indian fishermen have been sent to jail in Karachi, days after being arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly fishing illegally in the country’s territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. The 12 fishermen who were arrested by the Pakistan Maritime Security Force and their boat seized on Thursday were presented before a judicial magistrate […]

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Alleged Khalistani militant nabbed

Alleged Khalistani militant nabbed

Muzaffarnagar: A suspected pro-Khalistan group member, who was involved in a plot allegedly to kill former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, was arrested in Shamli district, police said Friday. The accused, Karam Singh, was arrested Thursday, Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Twari said. Meanwhile, Jarman Singh, who was arrested Thursday in Rajasthan Bikaner’s district, in […]

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Famed Shahtoosh shawl lands two Chinese women in jail

New Delhi: Two Chinese women have been arrested by the customs officials for allegedly trying to smuggle out ‘Shahtoosh’ shawls at Delhi airport, according to an official statement issued Friday. A Shahtoosh shawl is made from the hair of ‘Tibetan Antelope’ or ‘Chiru’ (pantholops hodgsonii) — a medium-sized bovid native to the Ladakh region and […]

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50 dead as train runs over Dussehra revellers in Punjab

Amritsar (Pb): At least 50 people were killed Friday evening after a crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilt onto railway tracks while watching the burning of Ravana effigy was run over by a train near here, officials said. The train was coming from Jalandhar to Amritsar when the incident occurred at Joda Phatak. At […]

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