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Training elements, not fighting force being sent to Saudi Arabia: Pak PM

Islamabad, Feb 23: Attempting to clear the air on Pakistani troops being sent to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that “training elements” rather than fighting forces are being sent to the Kingdom. “The reality is very different from the perception,” the prime minister said in an interview with the ‘Express News’. […]

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Sharif alleges efforts to ‘oust’ him from politics for life

Sharif alleges efforts to ‘oust’ him from politics for life

Islamabad, Feb 22: Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif today alleged that efforts were being made to “oust” him from politics for life, a day after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court from leading his party. Sharif spoke to the media after appearing before the accountability court in Islamabad where he is being tried for alleged […]

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Spiritual leader Prince Aga Khan meets Prez

New Delhi, Feb 22: Spiritual leader Prince Karim Aga Khan today met President Ram Nath Kovind and discussed various developmental programmes run with the support of the former’s organisation. Welcoming Prince Aga Khan to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the president congratulated him on the diamond jubilee of his leadership of the Ismaili community. He said that the […]

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Canadian PM visits Jama Masjid with family

New Delhi, Feb 22: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family members today visited the historic Jama Masjid here. Trudeau, who is on a week-long visit to India, was accompanied by his wife and their three children during the tour of one of the largest mosques in the country. The Canadian prime minister spent nearly […]

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SC asks if Kerala HC was justified in annulling Hadiya’s marriage

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Supreme Court today asked if a roving inquiry could be ordered into the “issue of consent” between two adults who married at will and if the Kerala High Court order annulling the marriage of Hadiya, an alleged victim of ‘love jihad’, was justified. The questions from a bench of Chief Justice […]

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India may send commandos to guard its embassy in Iraq

New Delhi, Feb 22: Paramilitary commandos may soon be deployed to guard the Indian Embassy and diplomatic staff in war-ravaged Iraq, following threats from the banned Islamic State (ISIS) terror groups, officials said. An in-principle approval for the deployment of an armed squad at the complex located in the Al Mansour area of the Iraqi capital […]

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ECP dismisses PML-N plea, declares its Senate candidates Independent

ISLAMABAD, Feb 22: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz plea and declared its party candidates for upcoming Senate Elections as Independent a day after Supreme Court ruling in Election Act 2017. The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ineligible to continue as president of the Pakistan Muslim […]

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Khan attempts to reignite controversy over amendment to Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath

Islamabad, Feb 22: The day after his arch-rival, the erstwhile chief of the PML-N Nawaz Sharif, was ousted from his party’s presidency, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan asked why an enquiry report on a controversial amendment made to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 had not been released yet. The PTI had […]

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Canadian PM prays at Golden Temple, makes rotis

Canadian PM prays at Golden Temple, makes rotis

Amritsar, Feb 21: With a saffron-coloured cloth covering his head, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today offered prayers at the Golden Temple here, where he was presented with a traditional robe of honour. In a white kurta-pyjama, the visiting premier prayed at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple during an almost hour-long visit to the […]

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Rahul targets PM for silence on PNB scam, Rafale deal

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the PNB bank fraud and the Rafale deal, saying sarcastically that he looked forward to his “sermon” on the issues in his “Mann ki Baat” programme. Gandhi also labelled the prime minister’s programme aired on All […]