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Saeed vows to fight for Kashmir after release (Roundup)
Lahore | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on Friday vowed to continue the "jihad" for Jammu and Kashmir's "independence", shortly after the man accused of plotting the 2008 Mumbai massacre was released after 10 months of house arrest. ... read..


US asks Pakistan to re-arrest Saeed
Washington | Friday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The US on Friday said it was "deeply concerned" over the release from house arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and asked Pakistan to "arrest and charge" him for his terrorist crimes. ... read..


Hafiz's 'jihad' threat in Kashmir part of terror agenda: India
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
India on Friday warned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed to be prepared for a "resounding response" as he pledged to continue "jihad" in Jammu and Kashmir after a Pakistani court ended his 10 months of house arrest. ... read..


Hafiz freed in Pakistan, vows to fight for Kashmir (Third Lead)
Lahore | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the US of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was on Friday freed after 10 months of house arrest here and vowed to continue the "jihad" for Jammu and Kashmir's "independence". ... read..


Three killed in Pakistan suicide attack targeting police official (Lead)
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
At least three persons were killed and five injured on Friday in a suicide attack that targeted the vehicle of a senior police official in Pakistan's Peshawar city. ... read..


Hafiz freed in Pakistan, vows to fight for Kashmir (Second Lead)
Lahore | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was on Friday freed after 10 months of house arrest here in Pakistan and immediately vowed to keep fighting for Jammu and Kashmir's "independence". ... read..


Hafiz Saeed freed in Pakistan (Lead)
Lahore | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was on Friday freed after 10 months house arrest here in Pakistan. ... read..


Hafiz Saeed freed
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was released from house arrest in Pakistan on Friday. ... read..


Russia remains China's top oil supplier for 8th mth in a row
BEIJING | Friday, Nov 24 2017 IST
Russia held on to its position as China's top crude oil supplier for the eighth month in a row in October, according to a detailed breakdown of commodity trade data released by China's General Administration of Customs on Friday. Shipments from Russia we ... read..


Rights group dismisses pact on Rohingya repatriation
Nay Pyi Taw | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday dismissed an agreement signed by Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees, calling it "laughable". ... read..


Three killed in Pakistan suicide attack
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 1:45:43 PM IST
A senior police officer was among three people killed while six others were injured on Friday in a suicide attack in Pakistan's Peshawar city. ... read..


China to cut import tariffs on some consumer products from Dec 1
BEIJING | Friday, Nov 24 2017 IST
- China's finance ministry said on Friday that it will cut import tariffs on some consumer products from Dec. 1. Tariffs on some consumer products including food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products will be cut to an av ... read..


Monetary impact of Lebanon crisis limited - central bank governor
BEIRUT | Thursday, Nov 23 2017 IST
Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Thursday that the monetary impact of a political crisis in Lebanon was limited and there was monetary stability. Salameh was speaking at the Annual Arab Banking Conference in Beirut on Thursday a day af ... read..


China's trade with North Korea sinks in Oct after UN sanctions
BEIJING | Thursday, Nov 23 2017 IST
China's trade with North Korea fell in October to $334.9 million, its lowest since February, as imports shrank to their weakest in years, data showed on Thursday, the latest sign that sanctions have crimped business with its isolated neighbour. The total ... read..


Manmohan, Sonia meet Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here. ... read..


India wants Kulbhushan's mother to accompany his wife to Pakistan
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
After Pakistan offered to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on allegations of espionage, and his wife, India has said that Jadhav's mother should also be allowed to acco ... read..


India keen to strengthen relations with Sri Lanka: Kovind
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said that India is keen to strengthen the economic pillar of its relationship with Sri Lanka and there is lot that can be achieved, given the synergy and economic complementarities between the two countries. ... read..


Suicide attack on Afghan demonstration kills 8 (Lead)
Kabul | Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
At least eight people were killed and another 17 wounded on Thursday in a suicide attack on a group of demonstrators gathered in support of a former police chief in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, officials said. ... read..


Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for repatriation of Rohingyas (Lead)
Nay Pyi Taw | Thursday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Thursday signed a MoU, clearing the way for the repatriation of the 622,000 Rohingya refugees who fled across the border to escape a military crackdown. ... read..


Modi meets Sri Lankan PM
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties after his "leave of absence" was approved by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. ... read..


Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network
United Ntaions | Thursday, 2017 9:15:06 AM IST
A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship. ... read..


Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed (Lead)
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack, from house arrest that began in January this year. ... read..


Pakistan accountability court resumes hearing against Sharifs
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Muhammad Safdar (Retd.) appeared before an accountability court here on Wednesday as the trial resumed into the corruption references filed against them by the National A ... read..


Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:06 PM IST
A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. ... read..


Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said. ... read..


Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamiist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, police said. ... read..


Soldier, three militants killed in Kashmir (Lead)
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
A soldier and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. ... read..


Shehbaz seeks help from Amarinder to fight pollution
Lahore | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has invited Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enter a regional cooperation agreement to tackle the issue of smog and environmental pollution. ... read..


Pakistani graft court declares Finance Minister an absconder
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was declared an absconder by an accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). ... read..


Recognition of Bangabandhu's March 7 speech to be celebrated
Agartala | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Bangladeshi diplomatic missions the world over will observe the recognition of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's March 7 speech by the Unesco through various events on November 25. ... read..


Myanmar, Bangladesh to meet on Rohingya crisis
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Myanmar and Bangladesh will hold a ministerial meeting on the humanitarian crisis faced by thousands of Rohingya refugees, according to an announcement on Tuesday at the conclusion of the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting. ... read..


US conducts airstrikes on Afghan opium labs
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The US has conducted a series of airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan as part of a campaign targeting the Talibans $200 million-a-year drug trade. ... read..


Sri Lankan PM prays at Mookambika temple in Karnataka
Kollur (Karnataka) | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday offered prayers at the Mookambika temple in Udupi district in Karnatka, an official said. ... read..


Myanmar imposing apartheid system on Rohingyas: Amnesty
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Myanmar of imposing a system of apartheid on the Rohingya Muslim minority, saying that an institutionalised system of discrimination constitutes a crime against humanity. ... read..


Pakistan arrests 16 foreigners for illegal border crossing
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Sixteen foreigners were arrested in Pakistan's Balochistan province for illegally trying to cross the country's border into Iran, authorities said on Tuesday. ... read..


Pakistani flotilla visits Iran to deepen naval exchanges
Tehran | Monday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
Two vessels of the Pakistani Navy berthed at Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday for a friendly visit, Tasnim news agency reported. ... read..


India, Myanmar begin joint military exercise in Meghalaya
Umroi (Meghalaya) | Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Indian and Myanmar armies began their maiden joint exercise in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on Monday, an army official said. ... read..


Pakistan's anti-narcotics force foils drug smuggling attempt
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of Pakistan has foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs from Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad. ... read..


Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K
Srinagar | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. ... read..


Sri Lankan PM questioned over controversial bond sales
Colombo | Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday appeared before a special commission which is probing a treasury bond scam at the country's central bank after the present government was elected in January 2015. ... read..


Peace bus service leaves with Muzaffarabad-bound passengers
Srinagar | Monday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
The weekly Karvan-e-Aman peace bus service left Srinagar on Monday carrying Muzaffarabad-bound passengers. ... read..


20 killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Twenty persons were killed and two injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said. ... read..


Pakistan police seized heroin meant for smuggling to India
Lahore | Sunday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan Police on Sunday seized two and a half kg heroin while it was being smuggled into India, a media report said. ... read..


Court decision can't weaken my relationship with people: Sharif
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Kicking off his ruling partys mass contact campaign, disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that no decision of the court can weaken his relationship with the masses. ... read..


Punjab Police deny British national was tortured
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access t ... read..


India condoles death of ex-Nepal PM's son
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
India on Sunday condoled the death of Prakash Dahal, the son of former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who died of a cardiac arrest in Kathmandu earlier in the day. ... read..


Ex-Nepal PM's son dies of cardiac arrest
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal died of a cardiac arrest here on Sunday. He was 36. ... read..


LeT top leadership in Kashmir Valley wiped out
Srinagar | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
The Army said on Sunday that the top leadership of the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the Kashmir Valley has been wiped out with the killing of six militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. ... read..


'Conspirators' will gain nothing but defeat: Maryam Nawaz
Lahore | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz has warned that those "conspiring against the PML-N will gain nothing except defeat". ... read..


Ishaq Dar may leave Finance Ministry soon
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 AM IST
The decision to replace embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been made at the highest levels of government, said a senior official. ... read..


Disconnect between intent of Pakistan Army HQ, troops: DGMO
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt on Saturday told his Pakistani counterpart there appeared to be a disconnect between the intent of the Pakistan Army headquarters and the troops. ... read..


BSF recovers heroin worth over Rs 100 crore in Punjab
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
In a joint operation, Border Security Forces (BSF) troopers and the Punjab Police have recovered 22kg of heroin in Punjab's Ferozepur sector following exchange of fire with Pakistani smugglers near the international border, a BSF officer said on Saturday. ... read..


IAF commando, six militants including Lakhvi's nephew killed in J&K gunfight (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
A commando of the IAF's Garud force and six foreign militants, including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's nephew, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday, officials said. ... read..


India wants Jadhav's mother to be allowed to meet him first (Lead)
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday said it has received India's reply to its offer to allow the wife of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death here, to meet his wife. According to sources, India has requested that Jadhav's mother be allow ... read..


Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasams "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. The ann ... read..


Indian Army to conduct joint exercise with Myanmar
Umroi (Meghalaya) | Saturday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Indian and Myanmar armies will conduct their maiden joint exercise in India's northeastern state of Meghalaya, an army official said on Saturday. ... read..


India replies to offer on Jadhav, wife to meet: Islamabad
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday said it has received a response from India on Islamabad's offer to allow alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and it was being considered. ... read..


UNGA adopts Pakistan-sponsored resolution on self-determination
United Nations | Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The UN General Assembly has unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights. ... read..


19 arrested in Sri Lanka following violent clashes
Colombo | Saturday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested 19 people after violent clashes erupted in Galle District. ... read..


'Over 100 Rohingya killed fleeing Myanmar in two months'
United Nations | Saturday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
More than 100 Rohingya refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat capsizes as they fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to a UN official. ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan on Friday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) which it said left two civilians dead. ... read..


Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave' (Lead)
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here. ... read..


Security-centric line in Balochistan not working: Pakistani daily
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan needs to shed its "security-centric approach" in restive Balochistan if the government sincerely desires peace in the country's biggest province, Dawn newspaper said on Friday. ... read..


Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Top Pakistani and US military commanders have blamed each other for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism, the media reported on Friday. ... read..


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