Neighbour Nations

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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China aggression in Doklam is significant change of status quo, serious security implications: India

Taking serious note of China's irresponsible act of constructing roads in Doklam area in Bhutan, India has conveyed China that its acts represent a significant change of status quo with security implications for India. India has said that it is a "violation of a 2012 understanding", and will lead to "serious security implications."..

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Indo-US bonhomie worries Pakistan

Pakistan seems to be worried over the bonhomie between Indian and the United States of America in the recent days...

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Now China throws tantrums over India’s border excursions; shows ‘border treaties’

In the history of Sino-India relations and brawl over the border issues, for the first time China has ‘urged’ India to ‘respect’ territorial integrity and the border treaties signed by the two countries. China foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang's has said that the Indian border troops crossed the China-India boundary at the Sikkim section and entered the Chinese territory, obstructing Chinese border troops' normal activities in Doklam. “The Chinese side has taken proportionate measures in response’ ..

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China bars KMY pilgrims, MEA takes up issue with Beijing

The Indian External Affairs Ministry has taken up the issue of not allowing entry to some 50 Indian pilgrims to Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) through the Nathu La pass by China with Beijing...

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Lankan Navy detains 8 Indian fishermen for violating sea limit

The Sri Lankan Navy today arrested 8 fishermen off the coast of Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam for allegedly entering into Sri Lankan territorial waters. The Lankan Navy also seized a boat used by the fishermen near Paruthithurai at the Bay of Bengal Sea...

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China refuses entry to 50 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Around 50 Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim were detained by China. The External Affairs Ministry has said, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of pilgrims going for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathu La pass...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy petition to COAS: Pakistan Army

Former Navy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage in Pakistan has made a mercy petition to the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Jadhav had earlier filed an appeal to the Military Appellate Court, which was rejected...

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Welcoming PM Modi, Sri Lanka Prez cherishes importance of celebrating #InternationalYogaDay

International Yoga Day 2017 is a worldwide event which has been encouraged throughout the globe. Sri Lanka too joined the list by organizing the ‘Yoga Road Show’ for the people of Sri Lanka and the event witnessed heavy participation from the people of all age groups...

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ADB, AFD sanctions $400 million to boost power generation in Pakistan

With the aims to increase power generation, providing uninterrupted electricity to all in Pakistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) have approved over $400 million loans...

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CPEC corridor will colonise Pakistan, warns academic Akbar Zaidi

Famous Pakistani academic Akbar Zaidi has warned that the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CEPC) will colonise Pakistan and the country will lose its sovereignty...

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Arunachal CM highlights importance of Indo-Myanmar trade in border area

India-Myanmar border is unique in its nature. The citizens from 16 km of both the side are allowed for visa-free travel. Hence the security of this border area should be treated differently. Yesterday home Minister Rajnath Singh reached Aizawl to review the security and development related issues with the Chief Ministers of North Eastern states bordering Myanmar. Pema Khandu, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister emphasized the need to encourage Indo-Myanmar trade...

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Sharif set to be 1st sitting Pak PM to appear before probe panel on June 15

Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting prime minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family, on Thursday...

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Four states bordering Myanmar have received Rs 567.39 crores in last 3 years: Rajnath Singh

The Southeast Asian nation Myanmar is an important neighbor of India. The two countries share 1,624-kilometer long border. North-eastern states of India- Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur share indo-Myanmar Border. Many issues like have been dominating the border region. To review the security and development related issues with CMs of North Eastern states bordering Myanmar, home minister Rajnath Singh has today arrived in Aizwal, the capital of Mizoram...

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Pak court issues first capital punishment for blasphemy on social media

A man in Pakistan shared some ‘blasphemous content’ about Islam on social media and in return got capital punishment, in first of such case...

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Wreckage of lost Myanmar Military transport Plane found in Andaman Sea

Myanmar experienced a tragic loss of a Military Transport Plane yesterday. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared over the Andaman Sea while 122 soldiers and family members were on board. From local media report, it has been known that wreckage and bodies of the vanished plane have been found. Navy ships and aircraft were in the search since last afternoon. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi PM expressed his sadness over the tragic accident of Myanmar military plane...

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Veteran politician Deuba sworn in as 40th Prime Minister of #Nepal, PM Modi Congratulates

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba takes oath as 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on Wednesday. Interim Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed his name...

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Veteran politician Sher Bahadur becomes sole candidate in #Nepal PM race; voting on Tuesday

Nepal Parliament will elect a new Prime Minister on Tuesday. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba is the only candidate for premiership. Interim Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed his name. ..

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Pakistan bans its cricketers from participating in Afghanistan's domestic Twenty20

In reply to Afghanistan’s cancelling the proposed cricket tournament with Pakistan, Islamabad has stopped its players and coaches from participating in Afghanistan's domestic Twenty20 league starting in Kabul from the 18th of next month...

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Indian High Commission issues medical visa to ailing Pakistani baby

With the humanitarian intervention by Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan on Friday issued the visas to a two-and-a-half-year-old Pakistani baby boy and his parents for treatment...

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#CycloneMora: INS Sumitra safely rescues 33 Bangladeshis, reached Chittagong

After ongoing rescue operation Indian Navy ship (INS) Sumitra reached Chittagong this morning. It safely dropped 33 Bangladeshis, who were saved a day after Cyclone Mora slammed the Bangladesh coast...

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#CycloneMora: After Sumitra, second INS sailed to Bangladesh with relief material

After Indian Navy Ship Sumitra which saved 27 Bangladeshi's from choppy seas off Chittagong, the second INS sailed from Vishakapatnam towards Bangladesh with relief materials. Indian Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Wednesday informed that the Indian Navy is running two Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations as well...

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#CycloneMora: After helping Sri Lanka, India sends INS Sumitra to Bangladesh for rescue operation

After extending a hand of support to Sri Lanka by sending Indian Navy Ship (INS) who recently affected from landslides and heavy flood, India sends INS Sumitra to Bangladesh. It is already involved in a major Search and Rescue (SAR) operation 90 miles south of Bangladesh's Chittagong which has been hit hard by Cyclone Mora...

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Pak's budget showcasing strong Chinese presence: 5th of total budget allocates for CPEC projects

Pakistan's budget proposal for 2017-18 has a clear Chinese footprint. The budget seems to be an extension of the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative, reports a Pakistan daily. Almost a fifth of the total budget is for CPEC projects...

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China frustrated over 'infrastructure' in Arunachal Pradesh

A confused and enraged China warned India to be ‘cautious’ and exert ‘restraint’ over building infrastructural facilities in Arunachal Pradesh...

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India extends hand to Sri Lanka, sends 2nd INS Shardul with relief materials

India extended a hand of support to Sri Lanka who recently affected from landslides and heavy flood. Second Indian Navy Ship (INS) Shardul after INS Kirch dispatched to Sri Lanka reached Colombo Port on Sunday...

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#Indiannavy swings into action to join flood relief operations at #SriLanka

India has rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the island nation is facing its worst floods since 2003. The natural calamity claimed 146 lives, and displaced half a million. The Disaster Management Centre said that 112 people are still remaining missing...

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UN dismisses Pakistan’s claim that Indian army fired at its observers near LoC

Pakistan continues it’s shameful and coward acts against India but always paid the price of what it does. Notably, ones again Pakistan has got major setback after United Nations dismissed Islamabad’s claim that Indian troops fired at a vehicle carrying UN military observers near the Line of Control...

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Nepalese PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigns after recounts govt’s achievements

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' resigned after a brief stint of nine months. Prachanda announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Prime Minister. He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal after forging alliance with the Nepali Congress in August, 2016...

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Islamabad HC allows Ujma's Ghar Wapsi; was forced to marry Pakistan man

An Indian woman Uzma, who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint, has been given the permission to travel to India. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered that police provide security to the Indian woman till the Wagah Border Crossing. Uzma had crossed the Wagah border to visit Pakistan, but Tahir Ali and his friends got her married forcibly...

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China and Nepal join hands for enhancing road rail connectivity

China has accepted the request of Nepal to link its border areas by establishing railway and road networks as well as between various towns and cities within Nepal. Transport Minister Ramesh Lekhak, who is in Beijing, requested the Chinese government for enhancing road and rail connectivity between both countries...

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CPEC like another ‘East India Company’ for Pakistan: China`s master plan revealed

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 enterprises and culture. Beijing plans to turn Pakistan into its economic colony, reports a Pakistani newspaper leak...

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India asks ICJ for immediate annulling of #KulbhushanJadhav death verdict

Salve harped upon the point that the charge sheet on Kulbhushan Jadhav was not given to India by Pakistan, Pakistan never informed about Kulbhushan Jadhav arrest and prima facie the Kulbhushan Case evident that Pakistan has violated the Vienna Convention on Consular access...

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After 20 years, 71% voter turn-out for Nepal local polls

After 20 years, polling for election of local bodies, concluded peacefully in Nepal. In the first phase polling was held for 281 local bodies out of 283 in 3 provinces and counting of votes for the first phase of local elections has begun today. Representatives for two local bodies were elected unopposed. Seventy-three per cent voters exercised their franchise in 34 districts...

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PM Modi arrives in Colombo to a rousing welcome, visits Seema Malaka temple

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, arrived in Colombo this evening. He was received at the airport by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickramsinghe, and other senior Ministers...

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Maynmar to set up ‘Border Haat’ for socio-economic growth of people on both sides of border

Myanmar soon to set up a border ‘haat’ (market) on its border with India and an official team from the neighbouring country visited Kasba market in Tripura to study its functioning, an Indian official said on Wednesday. The move comes in the wake of the successful operation of such markets along India’s border with Bangladesh...

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Indian forced to marry Pakistan man to return home: MEA

An Indian woman, who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint, is set to return home, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad has said. She also alleged that she was raped after her marriage to Tahir Ali. Uzma had crossed the Wagah border to visit Pakistan, but Tahir and his friends got her married forcibly. However, she contacted Indian High Commission and will soon return home...

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China to launch its own Wikipedia by 2018; but hold on people can't edit it!

China plans to launch its own online encyclopedia next year, hoping to build a cultural 'Great Wall' that can rival Wikipedia as an information source for Chinese Internet users who Beijing fears are being corrupted by foreign influences. So far over 20,000 scholars and academics have been enlisted to compile the project, which aims to have more than 300,000 entries by its 2018 launch...

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Over 50 Afghan soldiers killed in Balochistan; Pakistan announces, Afhganistan denounces

At Least fifty Afghan security personnel were killed and another 100 injured as Pakistani forces retaliated to unprovoked firing in Balochistan’s Chaman area last week, a top official claimed on Sunday. Afghan government strongly rejects the claims and said that only two border police forces lost their lives along with civilians and not what the Pakistani authorities are claiming...

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PIA suspends Karachi-Mumbai flights from tomorrow

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will not be running its flights between Karachi and Mumbai from tomorrow following commercial considerations. However, PIA's Lahore-Delhi flight operation will continue as usual. Pakistan has reportedly resorted to the move due to extremely low traffic...

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India’s gift South Asia satellite an instrument for our Development: Nepal

Nepal has welcomed Prime Minister Modi’s complimentary gift South-Asia Satellite on Thursday. Preparations are in full swing for tomorrow's launch of South Asia satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta. The launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled at 4.57 tomorrow afternoon...

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Pakistan detains 30 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 boats off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has arrested 30 Indian fishermen with 5 Indian boats for allegedly violating its maritime boundaries. The Indian fishermen will be presented before a judicial magistrate today and then sent to jail. Pakistan's maritime authorities have arrested 30 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. A spokesperson for Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency said that 30 Indian fishermen were detained and their five boats also seized yesterday...

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China has ‘vested interest’ in resolution of Kashmir dispute: Daily

“Global Times”, a Chinese state-run daily in an article published on Monday focused on China’s “vested interest” in the resolution of Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan because of its (China’s) massive investment in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative in this region...

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Nomination of Local Election starts in Nepal

The Election Commission of Nepal has called the political parties and people to start the fill up of the nomination form. EC has declared the decision on Tuesday after finishing all preparations. The first phase of the local election will be held on May 14th...

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In case of referendum, Baloch people will vote for India: Baloch leader

The people of Balochistan will vote for India in case there is a referendum because Indians never occupied their lands, said a top Baloch leader here on Saturday, ..

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India, Pak should strengthen dialogue to resolve Kashmir tangle: Turkey President

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, who arrived here on Sunday for a two-day official visit to India, called for resuming dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue...

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Bangladesh Islamist group demands removal of ‘lady justice’ statue from court

The Islamists fundamentalists have raised a demand to remove the statue of the ‘lady justice’ (Goddess of Justice) from a Bangladesh Supreme Court...

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Pakistan detains 29 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 boats off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has arrested 29 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating its maritime boundaries. Last month, nearly 100 Indian fishermen were taken into custody for fishing illegally in Pakistan’s sea boundaries. In addition, 19 boats were also held during the MSA’s raid...

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Date for Thailand King Bhumibol’s cremation set for one year after his death

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away on October 13, 2016, will be cremated on October 26, 2017. ..

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After 20 years, Pakistan court allows Hindus to worship at Shiva temple

A Pakistani court on Monday allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years. Due to a property dispute, the temple had been closed for any religious activity...

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Suicide car bomb rocks Khost province in Afghanistan

Days after the ghastly Taliban attack that killed over 140 soldiers, Afghanistan’s Khost province witnessed another suicide car bomb attack near a military base on Monday...

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Nepal approves constitution amendment; Madhesis rolls back agitation plan

The Nepal cabinet has approved constitution amendment and local polls agreement with Sanghiya Gathbandhan, an alliance of Madeshi and Janjati parties. In a meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal the cabinet also decided to hold local elections in two phases. The first phase elections will be held on 14th May and the second phase will be held on 14th June...

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#NepalPoliticalCrisis : 6 Madhesi parties unite to form ‘Rastriya Janata Party’

Six major Madhesi parties of Nepal have unified and formed a new political party to have greater unity for achieving their common objectives. It has been learned that the top leaders of the parties have decided to name the unified party Rastriya Janata Party. Initially, the leaders of Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party, Sadbhavana Party, Rashtriya Madhes Samajwadi Party, Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Gantantrik announced unification and formation of Rashtriya Janta Party in ..

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Nawaz Sharif narrowly survives ouster over Panamagate

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday narrowly survived being disqualified after a 3-2 split decision by a Supreme Court bench which ordered to set up a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) within a week to probe the allegations of money laundering against his family in the Panama Papers leak...

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PM Narendra Modi will be the Chief guest of 14th International Vesak Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set for his second state visit to Sri Lanka where he will mark his presence at 14th international Vesak Day. Prime Minister Modi will visit Sri Lanka in the second week of May...

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Indresh Kumar calls on visiting Nepal President

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary and Patron of Nepali Sanskruti Parishad Indresh Kumar called on the visiting Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday...

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Nepal’s King of Hearts

Nepal Army Chief Rajendra Chhetri recently described the current situation in Nepal as “very volatile, difficult and challenging”, and asked the institution to remain prepared to face “any eventuality”. The genesis of present crisis started with the moist insurgency and the signing of 12 point agreement mediated by India signed in New Delhi on 22 November 2005.The Indian Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh, who had visited Nepal in April 2006 as a special emissary of then PM Manmohan Singh, in an interview ..

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Nepal warns of traffic jam at Mount Everest

Mount Everest is facing the risk of a 'traffic jam' this season as it braces a large number of mountaineering expedition teams. Many climbers who had taken permission in 2014 are also allowed to join the climb this year, resulting in high number of climbers. The Tourism department claims that this year 267 climbers have started the trek and the chances of the total number tipping over 400 are high...

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Nepal declared public holidays during President Bidya Devi visit to India

The Nepal government has decided to give public holidays on April 17 and April 21 in view of five-day state visit by President Bidya Devi Bhandari to India. Meanwhile, Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in New Delhi this afternoon on a five-day visit to India...

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New Bengali year witnesses new journey of air-conditioned Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree express

Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree express has now got fully air-conditioned coaches which was inaugurated from Dhaka. The new train has started the new journey on the first day of Bengali New Year...

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China, Nepal for first time ever to hold joint military drill ‘Sagarmatha Frienship-17’

To strengthen bilateral relations, Nepal Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China will hold joint military drills ‘Sagarmatha Frienship-17’ for the first time in Kathmandu from April 16 to 25. Notably, China has pledged a grant assistance of Rs 3.04 billion to strengthen the Nepal Army in disaster management and equip it for the United Nations peacekeeping mission...

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Pak envoy Basit defends Jadhav death sentence, says India knows the reason

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday defended the death sentence awarded to former Indian Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav by the Pakistani Military court...

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Political crisis in Nepal: Madhesis reject new Constitution bill, boycott local elections

The United Democratic Madhesi Front of Nepal, comprising major Madhesi parties, has rejected the new Constitution Amendment Bill and decided to boycott next month's local polls on Wednesday. Madhesi leaders said that proposed bill is not sufficient to address their demands. They are demanding constitution amendment on various issues including re-demarcation of provincial boundaries, more representation, citizenship and language...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pak, India takes tough stand

A Pakistani Military Court on Monday sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, who was arrested on March 3 last year in Balochistan for his alleged involvement in espionage and spying against Paksitan as an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)...

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Nuclear war challenge from Pakistan

Even if Pakistan somehow does the impossible and destroys all Indian missile silos and missile launch sites with a massive and highly accurate pre-emptive nuclear strike, India would still have enough nuclear missiles left in her arsenal to retaliate, the author argues...

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Pakistan detains 42 Indian fishermen, seizes 7 boats off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has allegedly apprehended 42 fishermen and seized around 7 boats, off the Gujarat coast on Sunday. Notably, the incident comes around two weeks after Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) arrested around 100 fishermen and detained their 18 fishing trawlers for allegedly violating its territorial waters...

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PM Modi,Seikh Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh-India bus,rail service

As a consequence of Sheikh Hasina and P.M. Narendra Modi’s last series of conversations, two leaders inaugurate two rails and a road connectivity project via video conference...

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PM Modi welcomes Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina at Delhi airport

After a long gap of seven years Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina today arrived at Delhi airport where Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded a warm welcome to the Bangladesh Prime Minister and greeted her with a floral bouquet...

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurates Yoga Club at Japanese Parliament

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South China Sea Code of Conduct aims to reduce tensions while improving relations peacefully

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Alleged Naxals try to disrupt international seminar on Bangla minorities in JU

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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw's five-day China visit from Apr 6

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