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Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques leave 49 dead, scores injured

Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques leave 49 dead, scores injured

Australian extremist among 4 persons held

Christchurch, Mar 15 (AP) Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people in New Zealand as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented “an extraordinary […]

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Indian pilot lands in Pak custody; tensions escalate

Indian pilot lands in Pak custody; tensions escalate

Videos of IAF pilot show him composed and stoic

New Delhi, Feb 27: An IAF pilot landed in Pakistani custody Wednesday when an Indian fighter jet was shot down there as tensions between the two countries escalated further with India also claiming to have shot down a fighter plane of the neighbouring country. Amid claims and counter-claims from two sides, the Pakistan Army retracted […]

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UN chief, major world powers call for ‘maximum restraint’ by India, Pakistan

UN chief, major world powers call for ‘maximum restraint’ by India, Pakistan

United Nations/Hanoi/London, Feb 27: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following the situation in the subcontinent where the Indian Air Force struck a “militant base” inside Pakistan territory and is calling for “maximum restraint” by both countries, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday. Guterres is on his way back to New York from Geneva and […]

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Amid tensions, Pak PM offers olive branch to India

Amid tensions, Pak PM offers olive branch to India

“Let’s talk; escalation will take initiative out of my and Modi’s hands”

Islamabad, Feb 27: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday again invited India for talks and urged that “better sense should prevail” amid escalating tensions between the two neighbours. Khan’s comments came after an aerial engagement between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in which New Delhi said it shot […]

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Violence is not the govt’s policy: Pak FM

Violence is not the govt’s policy: Pak FM

Says Pak ready to cooperate if India shares evidence

Islamabad, Feb 16: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said “violence is not the policy of the government” while referring to an attack on CRPF convoy in Kashmir on Thursday, in which 49 paramilitary soldiers were killed. “Violence is not a [strategy] nor is it our government’s policy,” Qureshi said in a video shared by […]

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Protests continue in Kargil

Protests continue in Kargil

BY: Mohammad Hussain Kargil, Feb 12: Despite sub-zero temperatures in Kargil, more than 20000 people are protesting in the town against the government’s SRO 110, demanding its revision and amendment so as to have divisional-level offices rotate between Kargil and Leh. The protestors were being led by all religious, political and social leaders including acting […]

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Pak FM telephones Mirwaiz; discusses Kashmir

Pak FM telephones Mirwaiz; discusses Kashmir

India reacts: telephonic talk reflects Islamabad's duplicity on ties with India

BY: Images News Network/PTI Islamabad/Srinagar/New Delhi, Jan 29: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday telephoned Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and discussed with him Islamabad’s efforts to highlight the Kashmir issue. Pakistan Foreign Office said Qureshi spoke with Mirwaiz and discussed with him the efforts of Pakistan’s government to highlight the Kashmir issue. Qureshi […]

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PDP, BJP communalised J&K politics: Farooq Abdullah

PDP, BJP communalised J&K politics: Farooq Abdullah

Kolkata, Jan 21: Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah Sunday said the Valley went through its worst phase under the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government as the two parties in power communalised Hindus and Muslims. “The situation in Kashmir became the worst under the previous government we had of the PDP and BJP. One communalised the Hindus […]

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Former Army officer terms SIT report ‘cover up’ of 2002 Gujarat riots

Former Army officer terms SIT report ‘cover up’ of 2002 Gujarat riots

Kolkata, Jan 20: Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), whose explosive memoir “The Sarkari Mussalman” created a storm in 2018, said on Sunday that the SIT report that cleared then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s name is a “cover up” of the 2002 riots in the state. “The Army was not given logistical support by […]

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China passes law to make Islam ‘compatible with socialism’

China passes law to make Islam ‘compatible with socialism’

Beijing, Jan 06: China has passed a new law that seeks to “Sinicize” Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how religion is practised in the country, the media reported on Sunday. China’s leading English newspaper, ‘Global Times’, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight […]