Neighbour Nations

PM Modi congratulates Bhutan’s newly elected PM Lotay Tshering

As Bhutan’s election concluded providing the nation their new elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Tshering on winning Bhutan’s third general election and said India is committed to work with the new government in Thimphu for “socio-economic transformation”...

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China's expansionism affecting India-Nepal: Indresh Kumar

India and Nepal are affected by the expansionist plans of China. India is not expansionist by nature but China is instigating Nepal against India and wants to acquire that Himalayan Nation. ..

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International Court of Justice to hear final hearing on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case from February 18

In a long series of twists and turns, the International Court of Justice will hold public hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case from February 18-21 next year. The United Nations principal judicial organ, based at The Hague, will start hearing the case, more than a year after it stayed the former Indian Navy officer's execution by Pakistan...

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Saving Wildlife, Nepal becomes first country in the world to double the tiger’s population

Doing our bit in saving the environment and the nature’s beauty of wildlife, Nepal has become the first country in the world to double the tiger’s population. While the number of tigers in many countries is witnessing a decline, a recent survey led by the Government of Nepal has shown that the population of tigers has almost doubled in under a decade in the country...

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India, Nepal to explore high resolution satellite images

Furthering the nexus of deep friendship, India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work. During the 5th meeting of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG), both sides also agreed to continue mapping of no-man's land encroachment and cross-border occupation. ..

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Imran Khan writes letter to PM Modi; urges for resumption of peace, talks

The whole world knows about Pakistan having the habit of back-stabbing. Perhaps Pakistan continued backstabbing, as at one side Imran Khan writes a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for peace talks and on the other side Pakistani forces mutilated the body of BSF personnel along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, others get interim relief; Islamabad Court suspends prison sentences in Avenfield corruption case

Providing an interim relief to the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court suspended their respective prison sentences in the Avenfield corruption case on Wednesday...

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India pulls up Pakistan at UN; says real problem in Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism emanating from neighbour

India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan in the United Nations Security Council saying that the real problem in Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. While exercising its right of reply after Pakistan raised the UN report on Kashmir in the Human Rights Council, India firstly dismissed neighbour’s continued reference to the fallacious and motivated report which has been already out-rightly rejected. ..

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Terrorism funding leads Pakistan to ‘begging’; auctioned its own ‘esteemed respect’ along with govt vehicles

It has been nearly three decades, Pakistan used its financial resources in waging war mainly ‘proxy war’ against India through terrorism. When there was a time for Pakistan to create jobs, employment opportunity and enrich the whole country with infrastructural development, but the Indian neighbour used all financial resources only against India. Well, Pakistan did not succeed in its foul agendas against India but now the time has come so bad in neighbouring country that the government is begging ..

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India, Sri Lanka sign pact for construction of a 5000-metric ton cold storage in Dambulla

Standing by a common aim of extending support to its neighbors, India and Sri Lanka has always fulfilled each promise. In a latest move, India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla. ..

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Pakistan arrests 18 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing into their territorial waters

Neighbours will never stop the proxy war against India! Notably, Pakistan I authorities on Tuesday this week arrested 18 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. An official in Karachi on Thursday said that at least 18 Indian fishermen were arrested on Tuesday by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and they will be produced before a judicial magistrate by the Docks police. “Along with Indian fishermen, two fishing boats were seized,” the official added...

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India Bangladesh Rail Link Project

India Bangladesh Rail Link Project..

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Strengthening connectivity, India gifts 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka

Extending a supporting hand to Sri Lanka, India has decided to to supply 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka valued at around 82 million US dollars under concessional financing. The agreement to supply coaches custom-made in India was signed between RITES Limited of India and Sri Lankan government in Colombo last evening. ..

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Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan

Pakistan gets a new President days after new Prime Minister Imran Khan took the charge. Notably, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan. The Election Commission of Pakistan, in a press release, said, “A total of 1,110 voters participated in the presidential polls held simultaneously at the Parliament House and the four provincial assemblies today. Of the total votes cast, 27 votes were declared invalid.”..

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Connecting links of glorious heritage; PM Modi, PM Oli jointly inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu

Linking not just diplomatically, India and Nepal share a very strong bond over past history and cultural connection. After concluding a successful BIMSTEC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister K P Oli jointly inaugurated the Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu...

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PM Modi, PM Oli jointly inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala

PM Modi, PM Oli of Nepal inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala..

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Ahead of the BIMSTEC summit, India commits bringing socio-economic transformation by growth and prosperity

With BIMSTEC slating to kick start from August 30, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V.K.Singh has emphasized India's sincere and abiding commitment to work with BIMSTEC Member States...

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Imran Khan and India: Dealing with the “if and buts”

What will be Imran Khan’s foreign affairs policy? This good question comes with a corollary - will Imran Khan have a foreign policy at all, knowing full well that he would have no authority to implement the same? In his first speech, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has chosen to highlight domestic issues, and rightly so, considering the challenge that he faces in turning around a hopeless financial and internal security situation. His offer for personal austerity and appeal to curb government spending ..

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Stop chasing peace shadows with Pakistan

There is no place for ‘Doves’ in such a ‘hawkish’ global environment and there is hardly any scope for weak-kneed nations and leaders to steer the nation through various turbulences and rough weather. Given the developments in India’s neighbourhood and elsewhere in the world, sooner the Indian leadership realize it the better for India’s progress, development and above all for the future generations...

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Gesture of gratefulness, Sri Lankan Navy rescues six Indian fishermen from drowning

Being thankful to someone for helping is good but for saving a life is being grateful. In a similar gesture of gratitude towards our neighboring country, the Sri Lankan Navy rescued six Indian fishermen from drowning in the sea. Officers and sailors of Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Gun Boat on patrol, attached to the Northern Naval Command saved the fishermen. ..

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy meets former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Senior BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy today called on former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and invited him for the function organized by Virat Hindustan Sangam. Rajapaksa took to Twitter and informed about the meeting...

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Afterthought: Pakistan PM Imran Khan describes “Naya Pakistan” without mentioning "terrorism, religious extremism and enforced disappearances"

24-hours after Imran Khan took the oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan he addressed the nation and shared his vision for the “Naya Pakistan”. According to Imran Khan, “Naya Pakistan” will be corruption free, swift justice, strengthened economy and supremacy of the law. Side-by-side, Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan” will also have terrorism, Religious extremism, Enforced disappearances and Blasphemy. So what is new in Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan”?..

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Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Cricketer-turned-politician and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. This comes after Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the July 25 general election...

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Imran Khan a stooge of Pak Army

Those who had keenly observed the events of past couple of years in Pakistan, will agree that the all-powerful army of that country did not spare any effort in vilifying the erstwhile premier Nawaz Sharif; even the judiciary was taken on board by the Generals sitting in Rawalpindi...

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Extending support to enhance road infrastructure, India releases 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai road project

Giving major friendship goals to the entire world, India has always stood by Nepal in all its efforts to support its neighboring nation. In another major support to Nepal, the Government of India has released 470 million Nepali rupess grant for Terai roads project in Nepal. ..

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Ensuring safety of tourists, Sri Lanka assures to establish 25 new tourist police stations

In a new vow to increase tourist attractions in the country, Sri Lanka’s police Chief meeting with tourism officials has assured to establish 25 new tourist police stations across the country to ensure the safety of tourists...

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Gesture of Goodwill! India gifts newly-built houses to Indians in Sri Lanka

As a special gesture to the people India living in Sri Lanka, India handed over the first lot of houses built under USD 350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka's tea plantation areas. The Indian Housing Project is ought to be one of the largest one by India in any country. Almost 404 houses were handed over to the Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils...

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Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen from prison humanitarian grounds

Pakistan on Sunday released at least 26 Indian fishermen who were imprisoned on the charges of poaching in neighbour’s territory as a goodwill gesture or on humanitarian grounds. This comes a day before newly-elected Parliament's maiden meeting to start the process of handing over powers to the new government...

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India, Nepal vow to enhance cooperation in border security and intelligence sharing

Enhancing mutual cooperation and timely sharing of intelligence, the border guarding forces of India and Nepal committed to check trans-border crimes along the 1,751-km porous frontier the two countries share...

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Bad weather hampers Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, 200 stranded pilgrims evacuated from Simikot

Sighting bad weather and unfavorable conditions, all pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra have been evacuated from Simikot in Nepal. The last batch of remaining 12 pilgrims was brought to Nepalgunj this morning. ..

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Over 50,000 marooned in Myanmar as four rivers flooded due to heavy rain

Four major Myanmar rivers are swolen due to heavy rains causing massive flooding in their catchment areas leaving over 50,000 people marooned in three states of Mon, Karen and Bago, agency reports said...

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Showing dustbin to Human Rights of minorities, Pakistani authority sack first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh was dismissed on Friday for being absent from office for over three months. The move from Pakistan’s traffic police, however, creates suspicion. As when we talk of crushing the voices of minorities, killing the minorities and violating the human rights of minorities..we do talk about Pakistan. Because Pakistan tops in harbouring terrorism and as well as in crushing the minorities and still so-called various human rights preservers including United Nations ..

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Imran Khan’s Kashmir policy

Imran Khan, in all probability, will be the next prime minister of Pakistan; the goal, though not realized as yet, looks to be a distinct possibility. It has taken him 22 years to fulfill this dream. While lauding his perseverance, one is inclined to feel that for him the nightmare has just begun. He has proverbially “sold his soul to the devil,” which, in this instance, is the all-powerful Pakistan Army. Sitting in opposition and haranguing against the government is a better option than becoming ..

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Get latest results of #PakistanElections2018 here; Imran Khan in talks with smaller parties, independent candidates to form govt

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far declared the provisional results of 267 out of 270 National Assembly (NA) seats of the country’s 11th general elections that were held on July 25. According to the results, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has managed to win 115 seats and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 64 while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) bagged 43 seats. On the other side, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) clinched 13 seats while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan ..

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Nepal Cabinet goes digital! Embraces digital technology with their commitment to go paperless

Digital wave swaying across the world and how! In its commitment to go paperless, Nepal government on Thursday held its first digital Cabinet meeting at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu...

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#PakistanElections2018 : Imran Khan claims victory and thanks nation; eyes on trade with India

A cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who is also a chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday claimed victory in the country’s 11th general elections. Notably, the latest results show that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has so far won 104 seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz- 57 and Pakistan Peoples Party -25 in the country’s 11th general elections which was held on Wednesday. Among others, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal won 11 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement 5 and 11 independent. However, the ..

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Pak Military ensured Imran Khan’s victory: Union Minister RK Singh

Terming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan as a military-sponsored candidate, Union Minister RK Singh said that former skipper’s new innings won’t make any difference in existing Indo-Pak relations on the issue of state-sponsored terrorism...

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Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leads with 118 seats in #PakistanElections2018

The counting of votes for Pakistan’s 11th general elections began an hour after the polling process was completed on Wednesday. The latest preliminary results available for 268 of 272 seats indicate that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is in a position to win...

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Shutting doors, Indian Embassy in Biratnagar moves back to pavilion from August 1

Elongating the need to deep root its base of friendship in the neighboring country Nepal, the Biratnagar Camp Office of the Embassy of India will be shut down and relocated. Making an announced to shut down its camp office in Biratnagar of Morang district, Indian embassy in Kathmandu confirmed that the camp will close with effect from August 1...

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Voting for #PakistanElections2018 begins; over 12,570 candidates for 849 seats of Parliament, four provincial assemblies in fray

Today, lakhs of people are reaching to the polling stations to cast their votes in Pakistan’s 11th general election. The polls in Pakistan started at 8 AM and will continue till 6 in the evening. The counting will be taken up immediately after the polls and the results will be announced within 24 hours...

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India, Bangladesh join hands to set up “border haats” boosting economy and trade

Promoting extensive operational border haats between India and Bangladesh, the two countries have decided to join hands to make way by establishing six more border haats at new locations. ..

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Assisting Sri Lanka with Emergency Ambulance Service, India marks another major achievement in strengthening relations

Extending a helping hand with providing assistance by the expansion of Emergency Ambulance Service over the entire island in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the event over live video conferencing. Exemplifying the partnership between both the countries, PM Modi expressed happiness on the National Emergency Ambulance service is being extended all over Sri Lanka...

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“Accept Islam or prepare to die, we are the fanatic ISIS”: Hindus of Cox’s Bazar gets threatening letter

Creating violence and averring atrocities against the Hindu community in Bangladesh is very common with the instigation of community hatred coming back from the independence era. With the Islamic fanatic activists attacking Hindu homes, business enterprises and temples, a horrifying incident came to limelight. In another attempt to torture the community, Islamic fanatic group circulated a threatening letter to the temples of Cox’s Bazaar Districts in Bangladesh. ..

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Rajnath discusses security issues with his Bangladeshi counterpart

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed security issues in a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan in Dhaka on Sunday during his three-day visit to India’s eastern neighbour...

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Easing visa restrictions; India, Bangladesh join hands with Revised Travel Agreement

Union Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Bangladesh saw a wide spectrum of strengthening relations with meeting PM Sheikh Hasina and also inaugurating the world’s largest visa center easing application of Visa. Apart from this, easing visa restrictions for citizens of Bangladesh, India on Sunday signed a revised travel agreement with Bangladesh...

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Sri Lanka sentences death penalty for drug criminals

Welcoming a capital punishment for drug-related crimes, Sri Lanka paved way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. ..

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Nepal lauds India’s support in linking Cross Border Rail Links between countries

Expanding connectivity with enhancing people to people connectivity, the government of Nepal has appreciated India for its support in the development of India-Nepal Cross Border Rail Links. ..

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Our latest frontline warship INS Trikand leaves Sri Lanka after goodwill visit

After a goodwill visit, our Naval Ship “Trikand” arrived at the port of Colombo on Saturday and left the port today...

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Mission Accomplished! Thank you EAM Sushma Swaraj, #IndianStrandedinNepal evacuated successfully

Mission evacuation has finally seen the day of light with 1430 stranded pilgrims being airlifted from Simikot and Hilsa to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The Indian Embassy evacuated pilgrims by engaging 21 flights, 2 private choppers from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The embassy’s team continues to station at the place in order to monitor the situation...

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Pakistan Ex PM Nawaz Sharif convicted in corruption case: Gets 10 years in jail; daughter Maryam also convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Pakistan's accountability court on Friday pronounced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Captain Safdar guilty in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Supreme Court's directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year which deseated then PM Nawaz...

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While Mission Evacuation intensifies! MEA issues advisory for prospected pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

As India intensified the mission evacuation of the stranded Indian pilgrims in Nepal, the Ministry of External Affairs has pronounced an advisory for those pilgrims who would continue their route to Kailash Mansarovar. ..

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters and two mechanised boats used by them seized...

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#IndiansStrandedInNepal evacuation mission intensifies! Around 500 Kailash Mansarovar Yatris airlifted

Intensifying the evacuation mission of the stranded Indians in Nepal, the mission has been able to evacuate about 500 pilgrims through helicopters from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured to avail every possible requirement to the pilgrims stranded in Nepal...

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Mission evacuation in full swing! 150 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated from #IndianStrandedinNepal

As India gears up to vacate the stranded pilgrims; Indian mission in Kathmandu has been able to evacuate about 150 pilgrims from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ministry has requested the Government of Nepal to provide army helicopters. ..

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Bonding strong over years: Bhutan Prime Minister embarks on a three day visit to India

India has demographically extended its support to all its neighboring countries and also other countries on bilateral context. In a new move to strengthen its ties with India, Bhutan Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will embark a three day visit to India. ..

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Embassy opens helpline as bad weather stranded 1500 Indian pilgrims at Kailash Manasarovar

Heavy rains have seemed to take a toll disrupting the normal lives of the people. After heavy rainfall caused landslides at several locations, almost 1500 Indian pilgrims of Kailash Manasarovar are believed to be stranded in the mountainous regions along the route of Kailash Mansarover Yatra in Nepal. ..

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Islamabad says ' Please rain come fast, we have only 10 days water left'

If someone tells you that you have only 10 to 12 days water left with you then? it perspires the government authorities. Whether the developed nations like the USA, Japan etc or developing nations like us, Pakistan etc, water scarcity weakens the pillars of administration. Same is the situation of Pakistan when Senate Standing Committee on Capital Administration and Development on Friday was shocked to know that Islamabad only has water reserves for 10 or 15 more days if it did not rain in the next ..

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Friendship Goals: India extends financial aid to Nepal for boosting agriculture productivity in Terai

Promising to stand with each other in tough times, India and Nepal have once again shown their support towards each other. As an extending support India gave Nepal a financial aid of Rs 99 million for the construction of 2,700 shallow tube well irrigation systems in 12 districts of the country's southern Terai region to boost agricultural productivity...

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New Delhi hits out at Pakistan over changes to Azad J&K Constitution; asks to vacate illegally occupied territories

India on Monday lodged a strong protest with Pakistani authorities against so-called "Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act 2018”, or any other action to alter the status of territories illegally occupied by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to vacate all such areas...

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Deepening military roots, Nepal Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri to visit India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal has been a successful event with strengthening the historic relation between both the nations. To solidify the existing bond and enhancing military co-operation between India and Nepal, Nepal Army chief General Rajendra Chhetri is set embark on a six-day official visit to India from Wednesday...

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Following disruption due to flood, Sri Lanka warns people of health crisis

The Sri Lankan government Health Ministry on Wednesday warned its citizens that diseases such as dengue, leptospirosis and skin-related disorders could spread in districts affected by the recent floods and urged the public to take precautions. ..

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Sushma Swaraj seeks report from Indian High Commission in Pakistan over killing of Sikh community leader Charanjeet Singh

External Affairs Minister taking an immediate cognizance in the killing of Sikh community leader and human rights activist Charanjeet Singh in Pakistan on Wednesday sought a detailed report from Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad...

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Linking ties through roads: India-Nepal connecting strongly through financial assistance on highway projects

Strengthening the connectivity between India and Nepal, India has released 33 point 10 Crore rupees to Nepal towards cost of two road packages of Birgunj-Thori Road. This project is being implemented under Postal Highway Projects in Nepal with Government of India’s grant assistance...

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Need help? EAM Sushma Swaraj on the way; evacuates 10 Indian trekkers stranded near Mount Everest

Standing true to her words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has worked for the people of the country leaving no stones unturned. In her new list of praises and accolades, 10 stranded Indians have been evacuated from Lukla in Nepal. ..

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Pakistan’s Sindh province assembly passes landmark bill which allows Hindu widows to remarry

In Pakistan, Sindh province's assembly has passed a landmark bill allowing Hindu widows to remarry. The bill was initially moved by Nand Kumar Goklani of the functional Pakistan Muslim League in the assembly...

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PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina unveil ‘Bangladesh Bhaban’ in Santiniketan: Marking the flourishing threads of heritage and history shared by India-Bangladesh

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the blooming relations of India-Bangladesh while addressing the Convocation of Visva Bharati University. PM Modi recalled the India-Bangladesh’ flourishing ties that date back decades sharing common threads of history, heritage and culture. PM Modi and Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina unvield the 'Bangladeshi Bhavan', which will house the immense contribution made by Rabindranath Tagore towards Bangladesh, Indo-Bangla relations, and the Liberation War of Bangladesh...

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Rohingya Muslims’ infiltration design exposed with arrest of 8 in Manipur

The Rohingya refugees currently housed in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, are increasingly using the soil of West Bengal to filtrate into Indian states,..

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Mosques in China directed to hoist National flag

The Chinese Islamic Association, a state-run organisation has asked all the mosques in China to raise the country’s national flag and study the Chinese Constitution and socialist core values to strengthen their “concept of nation” and carry forward the “spirit of patriotism”...

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Nepal thanks India for standing together in tough times, Embassy in Nepal back to pavilion

India Nepal relations have reached great heights with PM Narendra Modi visiting the neighboring country for the third time; relations and friendship have created a strong base for future bonding. Elongating the need to deep root its base of friendship in the neighboring country Nepal, the Biratnagar Camp Office of the Embassy of India will be shut down and re-located. ..

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Sri Lanka swayed by heavy flash flood affecting over 8000 people

Lashes of heavy rainfall swayed and created havoc in Sri Lanka's Galle and Kalutara districts, affecting around 8000 people. Several people had been evacuated from their homes due to the heavy downpour, but as the rains had ceased by Monday morning, the situation was normalizing...

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Strengthening military bond, Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat touches Sri Lanka on four day visit

Deepening the base on all fronts, India has made strong relations with countries in every possible way. To strengthen their ties on the military and political front with Srilanka, Indian Chief Army General Bipin Rawat visits the neighboring country for a four days crucial tour. Paying his respects at Indian Peace Keeping Force War Heroes memorial in Colombo General Rawat was received by the Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake by traditional honors...

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Nepal PM: We will not allow our territory to be used against India

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Friday assured that he would not allow Nepal’s territory to be used against anti-India activities in future. Assuring visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that Nepal was sensitive to India’s interests...

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Religious tourism to strengthen Indo-Nepal ties, expedite development: Yogi Adityanath

Receiving the bus from Janakpur in Nepal to Ayodhya in India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exuded confidence that this venture will help strengthen the cultural relations between the two traditional neighbour...

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Sri Lankan Army to have its own think tank; aims to set up “Directorate of Overseas Operations”

Sighting the need to have a think tank of its own, Sri Lankan government has decided to set up “Directorate of Overseas Operations” to defend itself against war crimes charges during the three-decade-long LTTE war. ..

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Pakistani media’s false propaganda flops; World Bank rubbishes reports that Nawaz Sharif laundered $4.9 billion to India

The World Bank on Wednesday denied as "incorrect" media reports in Pakistan that former PM Nawaz Sharif allegedly laundered $4.9 billion to India. This was the massive setback for Pakistani media who were trying to spread false propaganda against India. The denial from World Bank comes a day after Pakistan's top anti-corruption body, National Accountability Bureau ordered a stringent investigation against former PM Nawaj Sharif and others after Pakistani media reported his involvement in laundering ..

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Seeking blessings from Goddess Sita, PM Modi set to embark Nepal trip from Janakpur on 11 May

Viewing the strengthening demographics of India with China, India is tightening its diplomatic relations with a friendly gesture with other countries. On his next destination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to embark a two day visit to Nepal on 11th and 12th May. ..

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Indo-Srilankan ties and the Chinese challenge

This article provides an in-depth analysis on the economic, diplomatic and security challenges that chinses entry into Sri Lanka has posed for strategic interests of India. It also addresses issues like indian Cabotage laws , which has a potential to be the silver bullet to end chinese hegemony in the region...

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Preparing for the much awaited Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Indian Embassy in Nepal issues advisory for yatris

Releasing the dates for the much awaited pilgrim yatra to Kailash Mansarovar, the Indian Embassy in Nepal has directed an advisory. Pertaining to the released advisory by the Ministry of External Affairs, it states that the Indian citizens travelling should get appropriate Chinese visa and Travel Permit for Tibet before commencing the journey...

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Pakistanis committing ‘Sin’ by killing newborns; Shocking! 355 babies found dead inside garbage at Karachi mosque alone

Shocking! Over 350 newborn babies were found inside garbage or some put it at the gate of a mosque in Karachi alone from January 2017 to April this year. Notably, Pakistan is mainly known for harbouring terrorism across the world and spread bloodshed in other countries but some of us hardly know that the killing of a newborn baby is also very common in our neighbouring country. Killing someone is a heinous crime but killing small babies is the biggest sin. Unfortunately, it is very common in Pakistan...

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Enhancing business and investment, India-Nepal join hands to review bilateral trade treaty

With the aim to boost two way commerce and investment between India and Nepal, the two countries have decided to take steps to review the existing bilateral trade treaty. ..

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Relinquishing generous gesture, sacred Buddha relics sent to Sri Lanka for the first time in a century

Marking the great deeds of Lord Gautam Buddha, the world bows down respectfully to the ideals of peace and harmony imparted by celebrating it on Buddha Purnima. Renouncing a symbol of generous gesture, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan’s sacred relics of Sarnath are kept for display on the occassion of Vesak (Buddha Purnima) in Sri Lanka...

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Ensuring safety, Sri Lanka tightens 20 tourist hotspot security

Reciprocating by tightening the security force, the Sri Lankan Government has announced that it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists...

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Pakistani probe agencies are finally awake; vows to investigate allegations against Musharraf for wrongful use of power

Pakistani investigation agencies are finally awaken and decided to investigate allegations against former president Pervez Musharraf for holding assets beyond means and wrongful use of power. Notably, Pervej Musharraf has been accused in many corruption cases but the investigation agencies were sleeping for many years...

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

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

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

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

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Chinese Debt Aggression of Africa: Is India the solution?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pakistan test fires 450kms range cruise missile BABUR successfully

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

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Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan after 5 years

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

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Nearly 24 fishermen from Gujarat nabbed by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

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

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

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

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

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

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Nepal plane crash still a mystery, probe team reprimanded

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Maldivian Crisis and the China angle

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

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

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

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

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

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Bidya Devi Bhandari, first women elected as Nepal President twice

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

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Abnormal landing caused Nepal plane crash: Report

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

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Nepal ATC claims plane crash a complete suicidal attempt of Pilot

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

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

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

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Pak Court orders arrest of Pervez Musharraf in treason case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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China hiring civilians to send them to space

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

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

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

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Sri Lanka deploys army, imposes curfew to quell riots

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

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

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

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Imran Khan announces mega plans for general election

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ALERT! Deadly new disease discovered in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nepal National Assembly poll ends up with 99.52% voter turnout

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

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

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

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Roadside bomb killed 6 Pakistanis near Pak-Afghan border

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

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

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

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

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

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Bangladesh blacklists Chinese construction firm over bribe allegation

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

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

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

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Rocket lands on Indian embassy in Afghanistan; no casualties reported

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

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

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

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Over 76 terrorist killed in clean-up operations in Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pakistan frees 147 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Islamist militant arrested near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

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

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457 Indian nationals including 399 fishermen lodged in Pakistan jails

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pakistan to free 291 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

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

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Pakistan: On the brink of international isolation and ignominy

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

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

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

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

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

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China launches 1st Algerian satellite to enhance communication services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pakistani youth booked for writing pro-India slogan on wall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7 killed, several missing as powerful storm hits Sri Lanka

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

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

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

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At least 17 killed, 28 injured in Baghdad Suicide attack

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

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Pakistani law minister Zahid Hamid resigns to end Islamabad protest

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

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Over 20 terrorist killed in clean-up operations in Afghanistan

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

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BDMW team visits Thakurpara, talk to Hindu victims, cops

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

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

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

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Not Jesus Christ, President Xi will save you!

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

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

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

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Bangladesh cops nab 53 for torching Hindu houses in Thakurbari village

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3 policemen including DIG killed in suicide attack in Pakistan

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

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

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

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

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

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China unveiled a massive ship - a magic island maker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pakistan frees 68 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

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

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

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

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95 insurgent killed in Afghan army operation within 24 hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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US asks Pakistan to increase efforts to eradicate terrorist operatings

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

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

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

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Myanmar building detention camps for Rohingya refugees

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

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