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Child suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

Agencies A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others. Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia. Toor died in the attack, and […]

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11 killed, 60 injured in Pakistan train collision

Agencies LAHORE : A speeding passenger train on Thursday rammed into a freight train in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, killing at least eleven people and injuring 60 others, according to media reports. The Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with a stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of the Punjab province, […]

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Pakistani news anchor shot dead in Karachi

Agencies Karachi : A news anchor of a prominent Pakistani channel was shot dead over personal enmity here, police said Wednesday. Bol News anchor Mureed Abbas had a heated argument with some people over a monetary dispute which escalated into a violent clash in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area on Tuesday night, they said. The accused opened fire, […]

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Pak books Hafiz Saeed, 12 others for ‘terror financing’ through charities

Agencies Lahore :   Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his close aides have been booked by Pakistani agencies for committing multiple offences of “terrorism financing and money laundering” through the massive funds collected through charities. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab Police of Pakistan said on Wednesday that it has registered […]

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US designates Baloch militants in Pak as “terrorists”

Agencies The United States on Tuesday designated the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which is fighting Pakistani rule in Balochistan province, as a “terrorist organisation.” The group has carried out a number of terror attacks in Balochistan. Pakistan has already classified the outfit as a “terrorist organisation” and have been urging the US to do the […]

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India projected to lose 5.8 per cent of working hours in 2030, equivalent to 34 million full-time jobs: UN

Agencies  United Nations :   India is projected to lose 5.8 per cent of working hours in 2030, a productivity loss equivalent to 34 million full-time jobs, due to global warming, particularly impacting agriculture and construction sectors, a report by the UN labour agency said. The International Labour Organization (ILO) released its report ‘Working on a […]

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Pak Hands India List Of 261 Indian Prisoners In Pakistani Jails

Agencies ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Monday handed over a list of 261 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails to the Indian High Commission here. Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement that the step was consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on May 21, 2008. “The Government of […]

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Powerful Blast Rocks Afghan Capital, Injures Dozens

Agencies Kabul :   Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful explosion rocked Kabul early Monday, targeting an area of the Afghan capital housing military and government buildings, officials said. The rush-hour explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air above the Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of the city, interior ministry […]

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Taliban attack kills 25 in north: Afghan officials

AP, Kabul : Afghan officials say a Taliban attack against pro-government forces has killed at least 25 in the northern province of Baghlan. District chief Fazeluddin Muradi says that the insurgents’ attack also wounded at least eight pro-government fighters, during several hours of battle late Friday in the area of Nahrin. A police official, who […]

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Dialogue to resolve Indo-US trade dispute as Trump, Modi meet in Japan

Agencies New Delhi/Osaka :Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have decided to refer the trade dispute to the line Ministries for early discussions, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in Osaka on Friday. Modi also flagged threats to Indian interests due to the continuing US-Iran standoff while pointing out that India had reduced […]

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