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Kartarpur corridor will be opened Nov: Pakistan
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has said despite tension with India his country is committed to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims from November.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak plans demonstrations in NY during Modi's visit
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minster Imran Khan has asked his party men to hold protests in New York during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit there in September.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary
Lahore, Aug 21 (IANS) Information and Culture Secretary of Pakistan's Punjab province Raja Jahangir has asked its different cultural departments to give within a week an outline of the preparations for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations in November, media reports said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan divided over raising Kashmir at ICJ
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to raise the Kashmir issue at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Law Ministry is yet to frame its views on the move.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
5 Bangladeshi infiltrators arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested here on Wednesday for entering the country through the Indo-Bangladesh porous border without proper documents, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Pak approaches Twitter over suspension of accounts
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan has raised concerns with Twitter after it blocked pro-Pakistan twitter accounts for tweeting in favour of Kashmiris and against India.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bajwa to remain Pak Army Chief for another three years
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended by three years citing the "regional security environment".
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Prince William, Kate may call off Pakistan visit
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Flood alert for Pak rivers after India releases water
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces have issued flood alerts after India released water into river Sutlej and the Alchi dam "without preschedule", the media reported.
2019-08-19
Category: International, Pakistan,International
India condemns Kabul bombing that killed over 60
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing at a Kabul wedding hall in which over 60 people were killed and called for the perpetrators of the terror attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice immediately.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Imran Khan attacks 'fascist, Hindu supremacist Modi govt'
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Defeated in his bid to get the UNSC or the world leaders to censure India over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took to Twitter to urge the world to "seriously consider the safety and security of India's nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government".
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
128 heads of cattle seized in Bengal, 13 smugglers held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized 128 heads of cattle, being smuggled across to Bangladesh, and arrested 13 people in raids in various border areas in West Bengal on Saturday night and early Sunday, a BSF official said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Akhtar slams Archer for not showing 'courtesy' after Smith bouncer
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar said on Sunday that England's Jofra Archer lacked "courtesy" after bowling a ferocious bouncer that floored Steve Smith on Day 4 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Saturday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Massive Dhaka slum fire displaces 50,000
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive fire has ravaged a slum in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless, the media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak rejects request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were suspended last week in the wake of New Delhis move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Indian Army hits Pakistani post opposite Rajouri
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian Army hit a Pakistani post opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday during continuous cross-fire following a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) by Pakistan that left a soldier dead, officials said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi launches slew of projects to expand India-Bhutan ties
Thimpu, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to take India-Bhutan relationship beyond hydro-power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched several projects in different areas from LPG to space technology, as well as enhancing cooperation in science and education sectors.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Bhutan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Politician among 5 killed in Pakistan firing
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A convoy of a political leader came under attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, leaving at least five people dead including the politician.
2019-08-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Chakma tribals in India, Bangladesh observe 'Black Day'
Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 17 (IANS) The Chakma tribals of northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of southeast Bangladesh on Saturday observed a "Black Day" to protest the non-inclusion of non-Muslim dominated CHT in India during the partition in 1947, a leader of the agitating tribe said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
BSF seizes 218 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 218 cattle that were being smuggled to Bangladesh, during raids in West Bengal's border districts, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dual role of coach, chief selector on cards for Misbah
Lahore, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to be appointed as the head coach and chief selector under a new model set to be introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
2019-08-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Imran Khan questions world's 'silence' on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday questioned the international community's "silence" on the Kashmir situation and warned that "if ethnic cleansing of Muslims takes place in the region, there would be severe repercussions".
2019-08-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Chinese troops moving to Hong Kong border, Trump tweets
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) With Hong Kong witnessing the 10th consecutive weekend of demonstrations sparked by the government's contentious extradition bill that was later shelved under intense pressure, US President Donald Trump, citing intelligence sources, said on Tuesday that China was moving troops to its border with Hong Kong.
2019-08-13
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chinese troops moving to Hong Kong border, Trump tweets
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) With Hong Kong witnessing the 10th consecutive weekend of demonstrations sparked by the government's contentious extradition bill that was later shelved under intense pressure, US President Donald Trump, citing intelligence sources, said on Tuesday that China was moving troops to its border with Hong Kong.
2019-08-13
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Akhtar echoes Sarfaraz, Afridi's calls on Kashmir
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Following India's decision to abrogate Article 370, Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has echoed that assertions of his ex-Pakistan teammate Shahid Afridi and current skipper Sarfarz Ahmed that the entire country stands with Kashmir.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Nepali national stabbed to death by another Nepali
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A 22-year-old Nepali man was stabbed to death by a compatriot who was sick and tired of being bullied by the victim, police said on Tuesday.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bilateral removal of restrictions on Pak, US diplomats hailed
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells has welcomed the bilateral move by Islamabad and Washington to remove travel and restrictions on each others diplomats, the media reported on Tuesday.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ex-Pak envoy says got Shobhaa De to write for plebiscite, De trashes claim
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In controversial comments, former Pakistani envoy to India Abdul Basit has revealed that he got prominent socialite-columnist Shobhaa De to advocate for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir after the 2016 killing of militant Burhan Wani when the Valley was in turmoil.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NYT terms Kashmir 'living hell', WSJ wonders on Pak's moves
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The foreign media has given prominent coverage to revoking of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, with The New York Times terming the situation in Kashmir "A living hell", while the Wall Street Journal says the move has left Pakistan with the dilemma "What to do about the Jihadists".
2019-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PM Imran contacts Indonesian President over Kashmir issue
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan rang up Indonesian President Joko Widodo as part of his outreach to world leaders on the Kashmir issue, the country's media reported on Monday.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Adverse weather destroys over 1,700 houses in SL
Colombo, Aug 12 (IANS) Over 1,700 houses have been damaged from days of strong winds and heavy rains in Sri Lanka since last Thursday, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Monday.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sindh's Hindu community rejects Modi govt's decision on J&K
Lahore, Aug 12 (IANS) The Hindu community in Pakistan's Sindh province has rejected the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi government and called it blatant terrorism.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
God will deal with Modi for Kashmir move: Pakistan Minister
Multan, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said the god will punish Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his decision to abrogate special status to J&K on August 5.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Now Pak skipper Sarfaraz vows to stand by Kashmiris
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) A week after the Indian government abrogated Article 370 that ended the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed on Monday said that his entire country is with their "Kashmiri Brothers".
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pak fighting for Kashmir cause at every forum: Qureshi
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that the country is fighting "for the cause of Kashmiris" at every platform.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Reports of Pakistani troops moving towards LoC: Journalist
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistani soldiers, with heavy artillery, have been purportedly seen moving through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir towards the Line of Control (LoC) since Saturday night, Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir said on Sunday.
2019-08-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ALERT: India cancels Samjhauta Link Express from Delhi to Atari
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2019-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Why not 'British Occupied Ireland', Shekhar Kapur asks BBC
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on Sunday slammed BBC's terminology for Jammu and Kashmir, demanding to know why it doesn't call Northern Ireland "British Occupied Ireland".
2019-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UP sadhus to boycott rock salt imported from Pak
Varanasi, Aug 11 (IANS) In a unique protest, the sadhus of Varanasi have decided to boycott the use of rock salt, popularly known as 'sendha namak', imported from Pakistan.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
12 killed, power outages as rains batter Karachi
Karachi, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed after heavy rains lashed out various areas of Karachi in Pakistan for a second consecutive day on Sunday.
2019-08-11
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak channels barred from airing special Eid programmes
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority has asked media outlets not to air "pre-recorded or live special programmes on Eid-ul-Azha because it "may hurt sentiments of not only our nation but also the Kashmiri brethren", the media reported.
2019-08-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Thar Link Express running smoothly: Railway officials
Jaipur, Aug 10 (IANS) The Thar Link Express, which departed from Bhagat ki Kothi railway station near Jodhpur at 1 a.m. on Saturday, has left Munabao at 3.10 p.m. to reach Pakistan, confirmed Gopal Sharma, PRO, Jodhpur railway division.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal Army amending law for commercial activities
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Despite mounting criticism that the Nepal Army was increasingly getting involved in commercial activities not befitting the armed forces, the national defence force is amending a law to allow it to invest in commercial ventures as a promoter, furthering its entry into business.
2019-08-10
Category: International, Nepal,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan formally suspends trade with India
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan has formally suspended its trade relations with India, in retaliation against New Delhi's decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Modi to inaugurate 720MW hydro project in Bhutan visit
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Further strengthening the close bond with "trusted friend and neighbour" Bhutan during his two-day visit next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 720 MW Mangdechhu hydropower project and also focus on boosting educational linkages between the youth of the two countries.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Continuing contact with India, Pak missions on Kashmir: UN
United Nations, Aug 9 (IANS) The UN is continuing contacts with India and Pakistan through their permanent missions regarding the Kashmir situation, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.
2019-08-09
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Stranded passengers plead with Pak to continue Thar Link Express
Jodhpur, Aug 9 (IANS) The Bhagat ki Kothi railway station here on Friday wears a gloomy look with stranded passengers seen sobbing and pleading with media to convey their message to Pakistan, which has announced it will also shut down the Thar Link Express from here to Munabao in Pakistan, like the Samjhauta Express.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
5 killed as bus plunges into river in Nepal
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) A bus carrying three dozen people heading for Nepali capital Kathmandu skidded off a highway and plunged into a river on Friday, killing at least five people, authorities said.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN chief speaks against changing Kashmir status
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres came out on Thursday against changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir and backed Security Council resolutions, of which the main one requires Pakistan to withdraw all its nationals from Kashmir.
2019-08-08
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan