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Kashmir issue a reality, need uninterrupted dialogue with India: Pakistan Foreign Minister


Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that there was a need of “continued and uninterrupted” dialogue with India, which was the only way forward for the two neighbours to resolve outstanding issues. Qureshi, the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Vice Chairman, was sworn-in earlier in the day along with 15 other members from the ...

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India ready for constructive engagement with Pakistan: Modi to Imran Khan


New Delhi, Aug 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to his newly elected Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, conveying that India was looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with his country. Modi noted that India was committed to peaceful neighbourly ties with Pakistan, official sources said, quoting from the letter. The prime minister also stressed the need to work ...

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3-day International Conference on Himalayas Begins In Leh


Srinagar, Aug 20: A three-day international conference “saving the Himalayas through science and spirituality” has started in Leh on Sunday. The conference will be formally inaugurated today by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of living foundation. The conference will address “the effects of climate change, developing renewable and clean solar energy, and promoting responsible, sustainable, environmental-friendly, and ...

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BJP to suffer major losses in 2019: Kejriwal


New Delhi, Aug 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said people are unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which will cause it to suffer major losses in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head also said the common man is angry with the BJP for “creating hurdles” in the works of the Delhi government ...

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Kashmir starts responding to Kerala floods


Srinagar,Aug 19: Gripped in the fear of the tinkering with the Article 35(A) of the Constitution of India, gradually Kashmir has started responding to the Kerala floods. In state’s 11 districts, the floods have wrecked havoc and killed more than 357 people, so far. The response started with the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah using Twitter to take attention of the ...

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Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage


Mecca, Aug 19: More than 2 million Muslims have begun the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. From first light today, throngs of the faithful have circled the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, one of the holiest sites in Islam. The Kaaba represents the metaphorical house of God and the oneness of God. Observant Muslims around the world face toward the Kaaba ...

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Sidhu under Opposition fire for Pakistan visit, BJP calls it ‘shameful’


Chandigarh, Aug 19: The opposition in Punjab today targeted Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, with the BJP describing his visit to Islamabad as “shameful”. It also asked the cricketer-turned-politician whether it was necessary to visit Pakistan at a time when India was mourning the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari ...

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Kerala flood death toll 357, 11 districts still on alert


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19: The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains. The death toll due to torrential rains since August 9 — the third spell during this year’s monsoon in the ...

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Sidhu hopes Imran Khan’s ascension to PM’s post will be good for Pak, India peace process


Islamabad, Aug 18: Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s ascension to the prime minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the special guests present at Khan’s oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad today. Pakistan Army chief General ...

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