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Kashmir issue: India, Pakistan counters each other at UN Security Council

Srinagar:-Both India and Pakistan on Wednesday countered each other at UN Security Council over the Kashmir issue. India hoped that the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan would work constructively to build the region. “Pacific settlement (of disputes) requires pacific intent in thinking and Pacific content in action,” news gatherer IANS quoted India’s Permanent […]

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Conditions still not suitable for safe return of Rohingya: UN chief

United Nations: Conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary and sustainable return of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said as he called for accountability for the “horrendous persecution” of the minority community in the country. The Secretary-General was briefing the Security Council on the […]

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25 soldiers killed in Taliban ambush in northern Afghanistan

KABUL:-Around 25 Afghan army soldiers died when their convoy was ambushed by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday. Around 20 others were wounded and 16 were taken hostage after hours of fighting in Qaisar district on Monday, Sayed Hashemi, a Provincial Council Member, said. He said four bodies were recovered […]

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China considers measures to curb workplace harassment

BEIJING: China is considering introducing measures to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace in a civil code draft submitted to the country’s top legislature on Monday, state news agency Xinhua reported. The measures would require employers to take reasonable measures to prevent, stop, and deal with complaints about sexual harassment, the report added. The draft, which […]

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Myanmar generals must face justice for mass killings, gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya, says UN

GENEVA: Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for orchestrating the gravest crimes under law, UN investigators said on Monday, reported Reuters. The civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has allowed hate speech to thrive, destroyed documents […]

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Pak govt planning proposal to resolve Kashmir conflict: Shireen Mazari

Islamabad : Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights ShireenMazari has said that the incumbent government in Islamabad is preparing a proposal to resolve the Kashmir issue. Mazari, made the statement during a talk hosted by Pakistan based journalist Nasim Zehra. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will prepare a proposal on resolving the Kashmir conflict within one […]

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Pak Bans First-Class Air Travel By Govt Officials

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan‘s new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive. The decisions were made at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday, according to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. “It has […]

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Resolve Kashmir through dialogue and trade: Imran Khan

SRINAGAR:In his second tweet since assuming office as Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan reiterated his offer of dialogue to India terming it the only way forward to resolve all outstanding disputes including Kashmir. “To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir: The best way to alleviate poverty and […]

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Taliban release 160 civilians but keep at least 20 others captive

KABUL: The Taliban released more than 160 civilian passengers a day after they were kidnapped from three buses in northern Afghanistan but kept at least 20 soldiers and policemen as captives, an official said on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Nearly 200 passengers were taken as hostages by Taliban insurgents near the northern province of Kunduz on Monday as […]

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Vajpayee Shifted Narrative “From Kashmir To Terrorism”: PM Modi’s Tribute

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was his predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had shifted the narrative on Kashmir. The man who wanted dialogue with Pakistan and was started the historic Lahore bus service was also the one to get the international community to focus on terrorism that cost lives, instead of […]

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