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Pak lobs mortars, opens fire along LoC in Poonch

Pak lobs mortars, opens fire along LoC in Poonch

April 12, 2019 3:12 pm

Jammu: Pakistani troops Friday lobbed mortars and opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army. “At about 0830 hours, Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing with small arms along the LoC in Swajian sector of Poonch,” PRO […]

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Imran Khan says better chance of peace with India if BJP wins general elections

Imran Khan says better chance of peace with India if BJP wins general elections

April 10, 2019 10:00 pm

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Premier Imran Khan has said he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party BJP wins the general elections. India will go to elections in seven phases beginning from Thursday. “Perhaps if the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)….wins, some […]

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Japan F-35 fighter disappears over Pacific

Japan F-35 fighter disappears over Pacific

April 9, 2019 11:41 pm

Tokyo: A Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet with one pilot on board disappeared off the radar while on a training mission over the Pacific late Tuesday, the defence ministry said. The fighter jet went missing around 7:30 pm (1030 GMT) as it was flying some 135 kilometres (84 miles) east of Misawa, northeastern Japan, a […]

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Imran Khan says better chance of peace with India if BJP wins general elections

Pak police in tizzy as bullets of anti-aircraft gun found near PM Imran Khan’s residence

April 6, 2019 1:51 pm

Islamabad: Police in Pakistan have seized 18 live bullets of an anti-aircraft gun from a plot near Prime Minister Imran Khan’s private residence. Khan’s residence Banigala is in Islamabad suburbs where he lived before shifting to the official residence. The bullets seized from the plot is located about half-a-kilometre away from his private residence where […]

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Thai junta chief demands action to cut smog

Thai junta chief demands action to cut smog

April 2, 2019 10:23 pm

Chiang Mai: Thailand’s junta chief gave the smog-hit northern city of Chiang Mai seven days to crack down on spiralling pollution Tuesday, which has seen the tourist hotspot choke on Asia’s most toxic air this week. The city has far eclipsed other notorious pollution hotspots since Sunday, with the level of dangerous microscopic particles known […]

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Thai army chief sends warning to critics of the monarchy

Thai army chief sends warning to critics of the monarchy

April 2, 2019 7:03 pm

Bangkok: Thailand’s influential army chief has warned that the military will strongly fight any moves that threaten the country’s system of a constitutional monarchy with the king as head of state. At a news conference on Tuesday, Gen. Apirat Kongsompong appeared to be targeting intellectuals supporting the Future Forward Party, which according to preliminary figures […]

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Japan swimmer Fujimori suspended after failed drug test

Japan swimmer Fujimori suspended after failed drug test

March 29, 2019 6:04 pm

Tokyo: Japanese Olympic swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori has been temporarily suspended after failing a drugs test, the national swim federation said Friday. The 27-year-old, who placed fourth behind Michael Phelps and countryman Kosuke Hagino in the 200 metres individual medley at the 2016 Rio Olympics, tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine at last December’s short […]

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Indian women wield the brush at Art Basel Hong Kong

Indian women wield the brush at Art Basel Hong Kong

March 29, 2019 5:36 pm

Hong Kong: It is a woman’s show for India at the seventh edition of Art Basel Hong Kong with the country fielding the best of its contemporary female artists, including Shilpa Gupta, Anju Dodiya and Reena Saini Kallat, at the annual event that opened to the public on Friday. The participating galleries Chemould Prescott, Experimenter, […]

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Taliban attacks target police, killing 17 : Afghan officials

Taliban attacks target police, killing 17 : Afghan officials

March 29, 2019 2:18 pm

Kabul: Afgan officials say the latest Taliban attacks have killed 17 policemen across the country. Nik Mohammad Nazari, spokesman in northern Badakhshan province, says three policemen were killed on Friday in the district of Arghanj Khowa, where fighting is still underway. Provincial police chief Ghulam Daoud Tarakhil says the Taliban launched massive attacks in eastern […]

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China’s Xi meets top EU leaders to strengthen ties

March 26, 2019 2:51 pm

Paris: The leaders of China, France, Germany and the EU were set to meet in Paris on Tuesday for “unprecedented” talks on how to improve ties, despite growing jitters over Beijing’s massive investments in Europe. It comes ahead of an EU-China summit in Brussels next month and a day after Chinese President Xi Jinping signed […]

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