China’s notorious dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours


notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year. After initial reports that authorities would prohibit the meat at the summer solstice event in the southern town of Yulin, animal rights groups said vendors and officials reached a compromise setting ...

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Indian cricket fan receives ‘threat call’ from Pakistan


AGRA, JUNE 21: An Indian cricket team fan, who announced to iron clothes for free if India win Champions Trophy , allegedly received a threat call from a Pakistan-based caller. Azaad Diwakar, who earns his livelihood by ironing clothes in Agra, had earlier also given free laundry service for 15 days to the local residents when India won the cricket ...

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Pak army mocks India after victory


Islamabad, June 20: Pakistan Army has mocked India after the country’s resounding victory in the Champions Trophy cricket final, sharing photos of celebrations in restive Balochistan with a caption “To whom it may concern’. Lay off”. After posting photos of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa with victory (V) sign and soldiers dancing over Pakistani triumph over India at the Oval, ...

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Pakistan a serious contender for 2019 World Cup, feels Afridi


Islamabad, June 19: After Pakistan clinched their maiden ICC Champions Trophy crown, former skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday rated his side as one of the serious contenders for the 50-over World Cup title, to be played in England and Wales in 2019. On Sunday, Pakistan outclassed traditional rivals India by a mammoth 180-run margin to lift the title at The ...

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Iftari to midnight Cricket

Ramzan mood near Jama Masjid in Delhi.--------------PIC BY ANINDYA CHATTOPADHYAY

Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Holy Quran to Muhammad. Here are the various moods and hues of Ramzan – from pre-dawn bustle to Iftar. 1.30 am: Catching a late-night break with some refreshing tea 2 am: Making mouth-watering sweet Sewaiyan ...

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