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Roadshows, bike rallies during elections to continue

Roadshows, bike rallies during elections to continue

SC dismisses plea seeking ban

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a petition filed by a former DGP of Uttar Pradesh and an environmentalist seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to ban roadshows and bike rallies during polls. “We are not inclined to entertain this,” a bench of Chief Justice RanjanGogoi and Justice […]

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JF-17 used to shoot down Indian aircraft, says Pak military

Denies use of US-made F-16 jets

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military has said for the first time that JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft developed jointly with China were used in retaliation to India’s pre-emptive strikes on a JeM terror camp in Balakot as it once again denied that US-made F-16 jets were involved in the attack. Referring to the aerial dogfight with the Indian […]

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‘Triple talaq’ ordinance: SC dismisses plea challenging its constitutional validity

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Constitutional validity of an ordinance which makes the practice of ‘triple talaq’ a punishable offence. A bench comprising Chief Justice RanjanGogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta dismissed a plea of a Kerala-based outfit Samastha Kerala JamiathulUlema and said it will not like to interfere. “As […]

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Forced conversions: Police detains seven people in Lahore, victims seek police protection

Lahore: At least seven people, including a man who assisted in solemnising the wedding of two teenage Hindu girls after their alleged abduction and forced conversions, have been detained in Pakistan, amid reports that the victims approached a court seeking protection. The two girls, Raveena (13) and Reena (15), were allegedly kidnapped by a group […]

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‘Forced conversion’: Imran Khan orders probe after kidnap of two Hindu girls

‘Forced conversion’: Imran Khan orders probe after kidnap of two Hindu girls

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday ordered a probe into reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province and to take immediate steps for their recovery, Information Minister FawadChaudhry said. The two girls, Raveena (13) and Reena (15), were allegedly kidnapped by a group of […]

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Ministers spat with each other

Islamabad: A war of words broke out between two senior ministers of Pakistan and India on Sunday over the reported abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province. The spat started soon after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported […]

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Nawaz Sharif’s condition deteriorates in prison, says Maryam Nawaz

Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s condition had deteriorated in jail due to a kidney disease, a day after his family met him and expressed concern over his health, Pakistan media reported on Sunday. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo’s daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted about his worsening health on Saturday after she along with […]

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Poll exercise: EC orders 26 lakh bottles of indelible ink

New Delhi: Ahead of the LokSabha polls, the Election Commission has ordered 26 lakh indelible ink bottles worth Rs 33 crore. The seven-phase election will begin on April 11 and conclude on May 19. In the 2014 LokSabha elections, the poll panel had bought 21.5 lakh phials, 4.5 lakh less than this year. Mysore Paints […]

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Don’t view Pakistan with a pre-partition eye: Pak Prez to India

Don’t view Pakistan with a pre-partition eye: Pak Prez to India

Islamabad: It would be a “mistake” for India to view Pakistan with the eye of pre-partition and its desire for peace should not be misconstrued as a sign of weakness, President Arif Alvi said on Saturday as Islamabad displayed its military might on the National Day. Alvi was addressing the annual Pakistan Day Parade here […]

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Imran Khan welcomes PM Modi’s greetings

Imran Khan welcomes PM Modi’s greetings

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has welcomed his Indian counterpart NarendraModi’s greetings on the eve of its National Day, saying time has come to begin a “comprehensive dialogue” between the two countries to address and resolve all issues, including the “central issue” of Kashmir. According to official sources in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi […]

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