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Pakistan rejects US Human rights report as flawed

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Islamabad, March 25: Pakistan on Friday rejected as flawed the US State Department’s Human Rights Report 2016, which has scathingly criticised the country on account of human rights situation. The US State Department in its annual report on human rights around the world earlier this month alleged that Pakistan is involved in “human rights violations” including “poor implementation and enforcement ...

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Democrats ‘joyous’ after Obamacare victory

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Washinghton, March 25: US Democrats were joyous after the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on President Donald Trump’s bill to replace Obamacare, the media reported. In a rare public comment, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that the “victory happened because people in every corner of our country committed their time and energy to calling their representatives, ...

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Pakistan likely to replace top envoy to India Abdul Basit

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Islamabad, March 25: Pakistan might replace its top envoy to India, Abdul Basit, who has completed his three-year tenure in New Delhi. Basit, the Pakistan high commissioner to India, was appointed in March, 2014 after he suffered a major disappointment when he was sure of being appointed Pakistan’s foreign secretary but last-minute wheeling and dealing resulted in the appointment of ...

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12-year-old becomes India’s ‘youngest dad’

  Trivindram, March 25: A 12-year-old boy has fathered a child in south Indian state of Kerala, reports said. NDTV reported that paternity tests showed the eight standard student could be India’s youngest dad. The children belong to Kochi, about 200 km from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram. Police said tests confirmed that he is the father of the two-month-old baby girl. ...

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Centre should bring law to build Ram temple at Babri Masjid: VHP leader

New Delhi, March 25: Senior VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra today said the Narendra Modi government should bring a legislation in the Parliament to pave the way for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.   His demand comes in the wake of Supreme Court’s recent suggestion of an out-of-court settlement over the Ayodhya dispute.   “The Parliament is the apex institution ...

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Pak  observes  death anniversary of Bhagat Singh

Islamabad, March 24: The civil society members and academics in Pakistan have demanded a public apology from the British Queen for the “unjust killings” of Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev as the country marked their 86th death anniversary. The main event was organised by the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation at Lahore’s Fawara Chowk yesterday where the three ...

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MEA downplays Modi letter to Sharif on Pak National Day


New Delhi, March 24: The External Affairs Ministry today downplayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter greeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan’s National Day, saying it was a “normal courtesy and nothing unusual”. “There is nothing unusual, it is a normal courtesy to write such letters to head of states and Governments,” ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. Refusing to ...

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Pakistan has to vacate PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan: India

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New Delhi, March 23: The only issue of dispute between India and Pakistan as far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned is the illegal occupation of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan, the government on Thursday said. Union Minister Jitendra Singh reiterated India’s demand that Pakistan should vacate illegal occupation of these areas. Singh’s sharp remarks came in response to Pakistan ...

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Five killed, 40 injured in UK Parliament attack

London,British police confirmed that deal toll in Wednesday’s terror attack outside the Parliament in central London has risen to five. On Wednesday, three people and a terrorist were dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London on Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Metro ...

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Chinese contingent participates in Pakistan Day parade

Islamabad,A contingent of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) took part in a grand military parade here on Thursday to mark Pakistan’s Republic Day. Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain thanked China for sending its soldiers for the parade and described it as a “historic opportunity”, Xinhua news agency reported. He said the Chinese army had never participated in such events earlier ...

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