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Trump administration trying something new for Pakistan


Washington, Jan 8: The Trump administration believes that it is time to try something new other than maintaining strategic patience and offering inducements to Pakistan to prevent it becoming a safe haven for terrorists from where they can attack the US and its allies, a senior official said today. He said the policies followed by the successive US administrations post 9/11 ...

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Iran parliament holds special meeting on protests


Tehran, Jan 8: The Iranian parliament held a closed-door meeting today to discuss the deadly protests that hit the country last week, while more pro-regime rallies were held in several cities. Lawmakers interrogated Interior Minister Abdolrahmani Rahmani Fazli, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi and secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, parliament’s ICANA website reported. Some voiced concern over the ...

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Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen

Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan today freed 147 Indian fishermen who were imprisoned in Karachi eight months ago for fishing in its territorial waters, according to a media report. Their release follows a December announcement by Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal that nearly 300 Indian fishermen would be freed in two phases till January 8. On December 28, Pakistan had released ...

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Pakistan inciting Kashmir youth against India: Rajnath Singh


Tekanpur, Jan 7: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said “terror” infrastructure in Pakistan continue to exist and the neighbouring country is leaving no stone unturned to instigate the youths of Jammu and Kashmir against India. He also asked the country’s top police brass to take strong action in cases of riots and desecration of religious places. Addressing the annual conference ...

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Chinese Globes Showing India Without Kashmir


Toronto, Jan 6: The 2015 controversy over China’s state-owned television CCTV showing India’s map without Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh while Prime Minister Modi was visiting the country has found a new facet. Social media erupted as Indian-origin customers learnt about ‘Made in China’ globes being sold at leading Canadian stores which depicted Jammu and Kashmir as a ‘disputed area’ ...

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BSF kills ‘intruder’ in Arnia Sector


Srinagar, Jan 4: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday claimed to have foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan by killing an infiltrator. A BSF official said: “Alert troops noticed suspicious movement of two to three persons near the Nikowal border outpost in Arnia sector around 5.45 a.m. “The intruders were challenged and fired ...

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China defends Pakistan against Trump’s barb


Beijing, Jan 2: A day after US President Donald Trump blasted Pakistan for squandering billions of American aid meant to flush out terrorism and pledged to give it no more money, Beijing on Tuesday defended Islamabad on expected lines. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Pakistan had made “sacrifices” in combating terrorism and the international community should notice the efforts made by ...

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Protests rock Iran


Tehran, Dec 30: Iranian protests across several cities continued throughout Friday night as demonstrators expressed their rejection of corruption and repression, calling for “dictator” Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to stand down. Economic protests began Thursday, sparked by social media posts and a surge in prices of basic food supplies, like eggs and poultry. Thousands went into the streets in several cities ...

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Defence experts slam Pak for Jadhav’s ‘inhumane’ meeting with his kin


New Delhi, Dec 26: Hours after Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife met him in Pakistan’s Islamabad, with a glass barrier in between, defence experts criticised the meeting and termed it as inhuman. Major General (retired) GD Bakshi said, “Today the spokesperson of Pakistan’s foreign ministry was acting like he is the reincarnation of Mother Teresa. Pakistan gave proof of their inhuman ...

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Nepal women’s cricket team captain wants to play in Kashmir

Nepal women’s cricket team captain wants to play in Kashmir Nepal national women’s cricket team captain Rubina Chhetri was initially unenthusiastic about joining Chief Minister’s T20 premier league in Jammu due to ‘fear factor’ but after spending time with local players she has developed a desire to play in Kashmir as well. Chhetri is among a dozen international women cricketers ...

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