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Fresh snowfall closes Jammu-Srinagar highway

Fresh snowfall closes Jammu-Srinagar highway

Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in the Banihal area on Wednesday forced closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The Traffic Department was set to allow one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu on Wednesday, but the decision was reviewed as weather deteriorated all along the- nearly 300 km long road “Nightlong rains triggered shooting stones in some portions of […]

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Taliban attack Afghan security base, 18 killed

Taliban attack Afghan security base, 18 killed

Kabul, Jan 21 At least 18 people were killed and 27 others injured after the Taliban attacked a security base in Afghanistan’s Wardak province. The attack took place at the Afghan Special Forces’ station in the provincial capital of Maidan Shar, reports Xinhua news agency. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near the station […]

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Cricket Australia refuse to tour Pakistan

Cricket Australia refuse to tour Pakistan

Karachi: Cricket Australia have reportedly refused to tour Pakistan in March this year, citing security concerns. According to Sydney Morning Herald, Australia have decided not to visit Pakistan during the upcoming five-match ODI series and have informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about this decision, in early January. Although Cricket Australia is open to the […]

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Azad calls for probe into Pulwama civilian killings

Azad calls for probe into Pulwama civilian killings

New Delhi, Dec 17: Congress veteran and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Monday called for a probe into the Saturday’s killings of seven civilians in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and asked the government forces to avoid firing on civilians. “It’s always praiseworthy when our armed forces eliminate militants but […]

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Pak minister urges religious leaders, society to take ownership of ‘fight of ideologies’

Pak minister urges religious leaders, society to take ownership of ‘fight of ideologies’

Lahore: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday stressed that recent protests had “nothing to do with religion, but were about politics”, and urged religious leaders and members of society to take ownership of a fight against ‘extremist ideologies’. During a press briefing in Lahore regarding the upcoming ‘Rehmatul-il-Alameen Conferences’ being held nationwide this month, the […]

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Nepal hit by moderate earthquake

Nepal hit by moderate earthquake

Kathmandu, Nov 11:  An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale was felt in Darchula in far-west Nepal, and the surrounding districts on Sunday afternoon, creating panic among the residents. The epicenter of the earthquake was Khela in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that occurred at 12.52 pm, the Seismological Department of Nepal said. Khela […]

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Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

Nairobi, Nov 11:  Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured. Capt Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that death toll could rise further.    The figure […]

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Miller, du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

Miller, du Plessis hit tons as South Africa seal series

Sydney : David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs as South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international in Hobart on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1. The Proteas skipper contributed 125 to South Africa’s 320 for five but it was Miller’s 139 […]

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Czechs look to clinch sixth Fed Cup title in eight years

Czechs look to clinch sixth Fed Cup title in eight years

Prague: Katerina Siniakova will look to clinch the Czech Republic’s sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as the world doubles number one takes on American Sofia Kenin in the first of the reverse singles rubbers. The Czechs swept the opening-day singles matches on Saturday to go 2-0 up against the United States, […]

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Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand extended for 14 days

Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand extended for 14 days

Lahore: An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday extended the physical remand of Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif until November 24. Sharif was produced before court today for a hearing of the Ashiana-i-Iqbal scandal following the expiration of his transit remand. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested the court to extend by 15 […]

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