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'Process on to release Pakistanis from Saudi jails'
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The process for the release of Pakistani prisoners from jails in Saudi Arabia was underway, Islamabad's Ambassador to Riyadh Raja Ali Ejaz has said. ... read..


Imran Khan to embark on four-day China trip next week
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Forum and hold bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership on the new phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues ... read..


Chain of holidays may mar voter turnout in Bengaluru
| April 18, 2019 11:41:46 AM IST
Polling for Lok Sabha elections is underway in Bengaluru, and if the past trend is an indicator, the voting percentage is expected to remain low in Silicon Valley of South India, mainly due to a stream of holidays around the election day. ... read..


On Azhar, China says stand unchanged but settlement in sight (2nd Lead)
Beijing | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Maintaining that its position on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar "remains unchanged", China on Wednesday said it is "having communication with relevant parties" on the issue of listing him as an international terrorist by the UN and that the mat ... read..


49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan (Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
At least 49 people have been killed as torrential downpours wreaked havoc, damaging more than 100 houses since the beginning of April in parts of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


Sri Lanka, Bangladesh express solidarity with France
Colombo/Dhaka | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Wednesday expressed solidarity with France after a major fire engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. ... read..


39 killed as rain wreaks havoc across Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
At least 39 people were killed and 135 injured as rain continued to wreak havoc across Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday. ... read..


Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan Foreign Secy
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Former Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge as the country's new Foreign Secretary and called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss issues related to the foreign policy of the country. ... read..


Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China (Lead)
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter. ... read..


UIDAI says no data leaked from its servers
| April 17, 2019 9:11:44 PM IST
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), on Wednesday, dismissed news reports about the alleged theft of data of 7.82 crore residents which were carried in a section of media. ... read..


By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter. ... read..


Dhaka urged to act against young woman's killers
New York | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Bangladesh government should thoroughly investigate the murder of a madrassa student and fairly prosecute all those responsible, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. ... read..


Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pakistan discuss concerns
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Officials from India and Pakistan met at the Zero Line along the international border between the two countries in Dera Baba Nanak sector on Tuesday and discussed the technical and security aspects of the upcoming Kartarpur Corridor. ... read..


US advises citizens against travel to Pakistan
Washington | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:06 PM IST
The US has advised its citizens to reconsider their travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and asked them not to travel to Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) provinces and "Azad Kashmir" -- identified as the "most dangerous" areas. ... read..


26 die as torrential rains, windstorm lash Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
At least 26 people were killed and scores of others injured as rains and windstorm wreaked havoc across Pakistan over the last two days. ... read..


India, UK renew defence cooperation pact
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Indias defence cooperation with the UK is set to receive a boost with the two countries renewing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) amid their keenness to identify mutual capability needs and collaborate in the areas of defence and security. ... read..


Cross-LoC bus service resumes in Kashmir
Jammu | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The bus service between Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir and Rawalakot in Pakistani-administered Kashmir resumed on Monday after being suspended for a week. ... read..


Pakistan has banned pro-Khalistan campaign: SFJ
Chandigarh | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Pro-Khalistan group 'Sikhs For Justice (SFJ)' has claimed that the Pakistan government has banned the registration of the 'Khalistan Referendum Team 2020' on its soil at the behest of the Narendra Modi government. ... read..


Personal remark on female politicians, a trend refusing to die
| April 15, 2019 4:11:44 PM IST
When they find it difficult to outwit powerful women fair and square, they often resort to using offensive language in a vain attempt at trying to put them down. That is the current dichotomy of electioneering in India, where personal and insensitive rema ... read..


India called Pakistan's bluff with air strikes: Modi
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) | Sunday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
India has called nuclear-armed Pakistan's bluff with its air strikes on terror camps in that country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, adding that one country cannot have two Prime Ministers. ... read..


Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
At least three people were killed on Sunday when a plane collided with a parked helicopter while taking off from an airport in Nepal's Lukla town, a major gateway to Mt Everest. ... read..


Adityanath govt announces proper learning spaces for labourer's children
| April 14, 2019 2:11:45 PM IST
Paying tributes to Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced a new scheme to ensure proper learning spaces and environment for the children of labourers. ... read..


5 series to binge watch after 'GOT' ends
| April 14, 2019 9:41:45 AM IST
'Game of Thrones' is all set to kick off its eighth and final season on Sunday, and as winter is finally here, the watch comes to an end, and so does the epic television series. This means it is almost time to move on. ... read..


Shehbaz Sharif's family to appear before NAB
Lahore | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's family, including his wife and two daughters, as part of an investigation into the assets beyond known means of income case. ... read..


F-16 or JF-17, what brought down MiG Bison?
Islamabad | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Tackling the question as to which aircraft -- the US supplied F-16 or the Chinese origin JF-17 -- brought down the IAF's MiG-21 Bison piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, Pakistani daily the Dawn said on Saturday that the answer hardly mattered ... read..


Sushma urged to help bring back J&K student's body
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah on Saturday sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help to bring back the body of a Kashmiri student who died in Bangladesh. ... read..


Taliban shadow governor for Helmand dead
Kabul | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Sharafuddin Taqi, shadow governor of Taliban for Afghanistan's Helmand province, has died of injuries, sustained in an airstrike earlier this month, the media reported on Saturday. ... read..


Afghan security forces kill 27 Taliban militants
Jalalabad (Afghanistan) | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Taliban's massive offensive to capture Afghanistan's Shirzad district in the Nangarhar province has been repulsed and the militant group fled away after leaving 27 bodies behind, the provincial government said in a statement on Saturday. ... read..


Maldives ruling party secures 'highest win' in polls
Male | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The ruling Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has won the parliamentary elections by securing the highest win -- 65 seats in the 87-member Parliament -- in the island nation's history, the Elections Commission announced on Friday. ... read..


20 killed in bombing at Pakistan market (3rd Lead)
Islamabad | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
At least 20 people were killed, almost half of them belonging to the Shia Hazara minority, and 48 injured when a bomb hidden in a sack of potatoes exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday. ... read..


Won't change stand on Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Friday that use of force will not make the separatist leadership change its stand on Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


839 Sikh pilgrims on 10-day visit to Pakistan
Amritsar | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A batch of 839 devotees left for Pakistan on Friday to visit various Sikh shrines there on the occasion of Baisakhi. ... read..


NatGeo to set up weather stations on Everest
Kathmandu | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The National Geographic Society will set up automatic weather stations on Mount Everest as part of its multi-year, partnered initiative to increase understanding of extreme environmental conditions, the media reported on Friday. ... read..


Don't air Indian channels, Pemra tells cable operators
Karachi | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Cable operators in Pakistan were on Friday warned by the country's media regulatory authority of "strict action" if they air Indian channels. ... read..


Three civilians injured in Pakistani shelling (Lead)
Jammu | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Three civilians were injured on Friday in Pakistani shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. ... read..


20 die in Pakistan blast targeting Hazaras (2nd Lead)
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
At least 20 people were killed and 48 others injured in a blast that targeted members of the ethnic Hazara community at a market in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said. ... read..


Taliban announces spring offensive in Afghanistan
Kabul | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Taliban announced their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan on Friday with a special focus on capturing urban areas. ... read..


16 killed in Pakistan blast targeting Hazaras (Lead)
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
At least 16 people were killed and over two dozen others injured in a blast that targeted members of the ethnic Hazara community in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said. ... read..


8 killed in blast targeting Pakistan's Hazara community
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
At least eight people were killed and several others injured in a blast on Friday targeting members of the Hazara community in Pakistan's Quetta city. ... read..


India, Pakistan trade heavy fire across LoC
Jammu | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, the Defence Ministry said. ... read..


Study finds a surge in foreign body ingestions among small children
| April 12, 2019 3:11:57 PM IST
Young kids have a tendency to put things in their mouth. While many items are not harmful, some are fatal and cause injury. A recent study has found that the rate of foreign body ingestions per 10,000 children increased by 91.5 per cent from 9.5 in 1995 t ... read..


Pakistan seeks from India more info in Pulwama case
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Pakistan has handed over more questions to the India High Commissioner on the Pulwama attack dossier, Foreign Ministry Affairs spokesman Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday. "We hope India will answer these questions soon," Faisal told reporters here. ... read..


Pakistan HC lets Hindu girls reunite with husbands
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday allowed two Hindu sisters in Sindh province to reunite with their husbands in the light of a five-member commission report on the alleged abduction, forced conversion and marriage of the teenaged girls, the media ... read..


Taliban kidnap 60 truck drivers in Afghanistan
Aybak (Afghanistan) | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Taliban militants abducted 60 truck drivers in Afghanistan's Samanghan province on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday asked Britain to return to Islamabad the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and also Iran. ... read..


Fresh evidence of graft against Sharifs found: Imran
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government has dug out new proof of corruption and money laundering against the Sharif family members and fresh cases would be instituted against them in the days to come. ... read..


Pakistani pilots training on Rafale fake news: Envoy
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
France has denied reports that Pakistani pilots under an exchange programme with Qatar were being trained to fly Rafale fighter jets. ... read..


8 policemen among 15 killed in Afghan clash
Kunduz (Afghanistan) | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Eight policemen and seven militants were killed in a fighting in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


Pakistan takes media to Balakot, curtails interactions (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Forty-three days after the Indian Air Force struck Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror training camps in Pakistan's Balakot, the Pakistani government took representatives of some Islamabad-based international media houses and foreign diplomats to the area but d ... read..


Nepal flags off team to remeasure Everest's height
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
An expedition team, assigned to remeasure the height of the world's tallest mountain peak, left for Mount Everest on Wednesday. ... read..


Pakistan arranges media tour to IAF-bombed area
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Forty-three days after the Indian Air Force struck Jaish-e-Mohammed terror training camps in Pakistan's Balakot, the Pakistani government on Wednesday organized a visit for some Islamabad-based international media houses and foreign diplomats to the area ... read..


UK PM expresses regret over Jallianwala Bagh massacre (Lead)
London | Thursday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expressed regret over the worst bloodbath committed by the British Army during the colonial period, terming it as a "shameful scar" on British Indi ... read..


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