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‘If elected, will create environment for Kashmir to join Pakistan’: Shehbaz Sharif

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Srinagar, July 24: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif during an interview with Geo TV, said that if his party comes to power, it would create an environment for Kashmir to join Pakistan on the pattern of the reunification of East and West Germany, reports claimed. According to a report published by Outlook, Shehbaz, the PML-N prime ministerial candidate said ...

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Body of Pakistani militant killed in Kulgam buried in Baramulla

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Srinagar, July 23: A Pakistani militant Abu Muawiya, who was killed during an encounter with government forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on July 22, was buried in Baramulla last night, reports claimed. A representational picture of Martyr’s graveyard at Gantamulla Boniyar Baramulla Reports claimed that Muawiya, a Pakistani militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was buried at the martyrs’ graveyard in ...

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Israel approves controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

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Jerusalem,July 19: Israel’s parliament on Thursday passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official language and says advancing Jewish settlement is a national interest. It also states that the “whole and united” Jerusalem is its capital, BBC reported. Israeli Arab MPs condemned the legislation ...

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Scientists discover new ‘Meghalayan age’ in Earth’s history

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London, July 18: Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter — the “Meghalayan Age” — the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilisations worldwide. They divide up the 4.6-billion-year Earth existence into slices of time. Each slice corresponding to significant happenings ...

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‘Deeply disappointed’, says UNHRC on Delhi’s reaction to report on Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 18: The United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” at the reaction of Indian authorities to its first-ever human rights report on Kashmir last month. The report had accused security forces on both sides of the Line of Control of human rights violations and abuses, reported Scroll in. The Ministry of External Affairs said ...

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JRL urges global rights bodies to visit Kashmir prisons

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Srinagar, July 18: Expressing strong resentment over the extension of judicial remand for Asiya Andrabi and her two associates, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday said all the leaders and activists booked by NIA were maltreated by jail authorities in New Delhi. The JRL has sought intervention by global rights bodies ...

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Amazon faces web issues globally on Prime Day

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Washington, July 17: Shoppers in the US and elsewhere in the world are struggling to access e-commerce giant Amazon’s website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, got underway. Many reported the platform had crashed as soon as the two-day sale day began on Monday, showing them only an error message that read: “sorry, something went wrong on our ...

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India, Pak part of anti-terror drill in Russia

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Srinagar, July 16: Boosting counter-terror cooperation and evolving a common strategy to deal with radicalisation and separatism will be the focus of a mega military exercise in Russia next month, in which India, Pakistan and other member-nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will participate, officials said today. Around 200 Army and Indian Air Force personnel from India will participate in the ...

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Militant killed, two army men injured in gunfight near LoC in north Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 16: An unidentified militant was killed and two army soldiers injured in an ongoing gunfight near Safawali Gali along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday. Quoting an army officer based in north Kashmir, GNS news agency reported that the gunfight broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search ...

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Pakistan didn’t ask for more loans for CPEC: China

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Beijing, July 11: China on Wednesday rejected as “totally false” a report about Islamabad approaching Beijing for more loans to keep the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) going. According to a Financial Times’ report, Pakistan told China to give it more loans to keep the CPEC alive, the mainstay project of Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road connectivity initiative. It also ...

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