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Zakir Naik to be chargesheeted by NIA this week

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Srinagar, Oct 22: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will be chargesheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) this week for his alleged role in “funding and money laundering” cases in the country, officials said. The formalities to file the chargesheet against Naik, who left the country in July last year, have been completed and it will be submitted before a special court ...

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India, Pak trade fire on second consecutive day along LoC in Uri

In this picture taken on 4 December 2003, Indian soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar.

Srinagar, Oct 22: The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged fire for the second consecutive day along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. An official said that Pakistan army fired at Indian army posts in Kamalkote area around 11am. “The firing started at 11am and is going on intermittently,” he said, adding ...

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Pak firing claims one more life in Baramulla

In this picture taken on 4 December 2003, Indian soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence near Baras Post on the Line of Control (LoC) between Pakistan and India some 174 kms north west of Srinagar.

Srinagar, Oct 21: An Army porter was today martyred and a girl got injured in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Baramulla district. “There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Kamalkote area,” an army official said. A civilan working as a porter for the Army was martyred “when ...

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Armies of India, Pak exchange fire in Kamalkote sector of Uri

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Srinagar, Oct 21: The armies of India and Pakistan on Saturday exchanged light mortar shelling across the line of control in Uri. Officials said that the firing started at around 11 am today in Kamalkote sector near the line of control. Authorities have shut the primary and middle schools in the area as a precautionary measure, officials said. Latest reports from ...

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Amid shrinking Saffron lands, Minister in Spain to sell the prized crop

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Tax payers’ money spent sans scrutiny! Jammu: At a time when the saffron lands are encroached with impunity under government’s nose, a senior minister is busy with his Europe tour, discussing ways of producing and selling saffron at an international level. Out 0f the state exchequer which already is reeling under crises due to mishandling of affairs by the previous ...

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38 people injured in twin blasts in Pakistan

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Islamabad, Oct 20: Two grenade blasts have rocked Pakistan’s restive south-western province of Baluchistan, injuring at least 38 people, police said. The twin blasts took place within minutes in the Mastung and Gwadar districts, police said. According to senior police officials, around 12 people were injured, three of them seriously, when two men on a motorcycle wearing helmets threw a hand ...

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On Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases, tweets Sushma Swaraj

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The external affairs minister posted the announcement on Twitter, but did not specify any other criteria. New Delhi, Oct 19: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positively to a number of such requests by Pakistani nationals. To ...

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US: Myanmar’s military accountable for Rohingya crisis

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Washington, Oct 19: The United States holds Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority, the US secretary of state said. Rex Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying on Wednesday whether the US would take any action against Myanmar’s military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya out of the country. “The ...

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Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahar

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Kandahar, Oct 19: The Taliban launched a major attack on an army base in southern Kandahar province with one lawmaker saying at least 40 Afghan soldiers were killed. The brazen assault began with two suicide car bombings, setting of several hours of fighting. Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, said at least 41 soldiers were killed in the ...

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