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Mainstream parties question the impartiality of Governor’s office in J&K

 Thursday, October 11, 2018  |  No Comments

The National Conference (NC) and the Congress questioned the impartiality of the Governor Satyapal Malik when he favoured the appointment of Junaid Azim Mattu as the Mayor of Srinagar.

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Municipal Polls 2018 Second Phase: Kashmir Records the Lowest Turnout

 Thursday, October 11, 2018  |  No Comments

While the capital Srinagar and South Kashmir’s Anantnag town witnessed a total boycott of the electoral exercise, the provinces of Jammu observed brisk polling throughout the day.

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Urban Local Bodies Polls: Shutdown, Clashes Marks polling Day in Kashmir

 Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  No Comments

While there were reports of stone pelting in some areas of northern Kashmir, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Adil Ali Buhroo and a pregnant woman were injured in clashes during the first phase of urban local body elections

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High Alert in Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies Polls

 Monday, October 8, 2018  |  No Comments

High alert was issued in the aftermath of killing of two NC workers in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and in view of the first phase of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Monday.

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Two Workers of National Conference in Srinagar

 Monday, October 8, 2018  |  No Comments

As per sources, the trio were having a conversation near a shop at Karfali Mohalla, when unknown gunmen opened fire on them. Both Wani and Bhat were close aides of MLA Habbakadal, Shameema Firdous while Zangoo was working as block president of NC in Habbakadal area.

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Frisking and Security Beefed up in the Kashmir Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies Elections

 Monday, October 8, 2018  |  No Comments

Ahead of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State, government forces intensified frisking in the city to check movement of militants and prevent them from carrying out any attacks.

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National Conference Boycotts Upcoming Municipal and Panchayat Elections in Kashmir

 Sunday, October 7, 2018  |  No Comments

National Conference will not participate in these elections (panchayat), unless & until the Government of India and the state government clarify its position in the matter of Article 35 A and takes effective steps for the protection of this Article”,

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Boycotting Civic polls is aiding BJP in Kashmir: Congress

 Friday, October 5, 2018  |  No Comments

The Congress blamed the NC and the PDP for assisting the rise of right-wing ideology in the state by not participating in the upcoming urban local bodies (ULB) polls

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Urban Local Bodies Polls: Over 200 Candidates Elected Unopposed

 Wednesday, October 3, 2018  |  No Comments

The State’s two main political parties including the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boycotted the elections earlier since they were dissatisfied with the position of the Government of India on Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K

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Do Not Harass the Families of Militants: High Court Directs to Security Forces and J&K Police

 Tuesday, October 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain along with Mir Wajid submitted before the court that “a militant holds a gun, his family cannot be victimized; their right to life and liberty is an individual right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.”

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Talib Hussain Faces Death Threats in Police Custody

 Friday, September 28, 2018  |  No Comments

A jail inmate who was with him was released last week. He confirmed that the assistant superintendent of the police (SP) and others are hatching a plot to kill him before his next hearing on September 25.

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40000 Additional Forces deployed for 2018 civic Polls

 Wednesday, September 26, 2018  |  No Comments

the additional 40,000 soldiers would be primarily deployed for “area domination”, night patrolling and security for contestants if needed.

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Step-Mother and Step-Brother in Uri Rape and Murder case says Police

 Sunday, September 23, 2018  |  No Comments

According to police, the minor girl was first gang-raped and later on murdered with an axe. The eyes of the girl were also gouged out and her body was sprinkled with acid.

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Threats and Abductions in South Kashmir: Three Cops Killed in Shopian

 Saturday, September 22, 2018  |  No Comments

As per the locals from Wangam village that they spotted the bodies of policemen early in the morning. They informed the district police, who reached to the spot and took the bodies to the district hospital for medical formalities.

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Muharram Procession restricted in Srinagar

 Saturday, September 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam-i-Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.  The Shia sect of Muslims celebrated the Muharram as the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family in Karbala in 61AH/680CE. 

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Governor, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah Pay Tribute to Karbala Martyrs

 Friday, September 21, 2018  |  No Comments

the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.

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Governor Promises Corruption Free Governance in the Jammu and Kashmir

 Wednesday, September 19, 2018  |  No Comments

I have kept the doors of Raj Bhavan open for the public. They can come and meet me any time,” he said, adding that he won’t hesitate to meet people even at midnight. He said that he would “respectfully” listen to the complaints and grievances of the general public.

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Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not Boycott Civic Polls

 Tuesday, September 18, 2018  |  No Comments

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state. 

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Doctors inform Court that Aasifa was sexually assaulted

 Monday, September 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Till now,  54 witnesses have deposed before the court in the ongoing trial in the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year old girl who was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu Kashmir’s Kathua district in January.

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Dilbag Singh Replaces S P Vaid as DGP in J&K

 Monday, September 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Vaid’s services have been placed at the disposal of the General Administration Department for further posting as state transport commissioner. S P Vaid, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, was appointed as the DGP by the previous PDP-BJP government.

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Chief Electoral Officer Announces Date for 9-Phased Panchayat Polls in J&K

 Monday, September 17, 2018  |  No Comments

The chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra on Sunday announced the timetable for panchayat polls in the state, even as he assured that the government will provide a “security environment” to the contestants.

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Bollywood Can Reconstruct Kashmir By Removing Trust-Deficit Among Tourists: Manoj Bajpayee

 Sunday, September 16, 2018  |  No Comments

the film shootings in Kashmir can also help overcome the negative image of the Valley created by its wrong portrayal by some sections of media. He further said that the film shootings in the Valley can help remove the “trust-deficit” among the tourists. 

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Joint Resistance Leadership Launches Social Media Campaign Ahead Of Polls

 Saturday, September 15, 2018  |  No Comments

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the people of Kashmir were not interested in any election and the Joint Resistance Leadership would soon start a sustained election boycott campaign on social media with only one key slogan ‘no election, only right to self-determination’.

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Kashmir DGP directs officers to prepare for smooth panchayat elections

 Friday, September 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Singh, who was recently appointed as State’s new police chief, held the security review meeting on ULB and Panchayat polls with the Senior Superintendents of Police and Deputy Inspectors General of Police IG’s of Kashmir Zone through video conference at Police Control Room here.

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Journalist bodies of Kashmir Valley Protested against the Arrest of Asif Sultan

 Wednesday, September 12, 2018  |  No Comments

Asif was detained illegally for six days without any charges against him. We demand that the officers concerned be held responsible and action is taken against them for arresting a journalist.

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US Facing ‘Genuine Constitutional Crisis’, Says John Kerry

 Friday, September 7, 2018  |  No Comments

Amid the turmoil in the Donald Trump administration since the revelations in Bob Woodward’s book, followed by a berating op-ed in the New York Times, former Secretary of State, John Kerry on Thursday said that the US is facing “a genuine constitutional crisis.”

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Kovind Stresses on Improving India-Czech Economic Ties

 Friday, September 7, 2018  |  No Comments

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday stressed on strengthening economic ties between India and the Czech Republic during his three-day visit to the central European country.

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US Calls for Fair Elections in Maldives, Warns of Sanctions

 Friday, September 7, 2018  |  No Comments

The United States on Wednesday expressed its concerns over the “continued democratic backsliding” in the Maldives and warned the island nation it would take “appropriate measures” against those undermining fair electoral process and democracy.

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8 Afghan Policemen Killed in Insider Attack by Taliban

 Friday, September 7, 2018  |  No Comments

The Taliban on Wednesday set ablaze the bodies of at least eight policemen who were killed in an insider attack in the northeastern province of Takhar.

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3 Dead in Cincinnati Shooting

 Friday, September 7, 2018  |  No Comments

A shooting incident at the Fifth Third Centre in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square on Thursday killed at least three people and injured five others, Cincinnati police chief, Eliot Isaac confirmed.

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Korean Leaders to Hold Summit in Pyongyang in September

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for the third time during the inter-Korean summit from September 18 to September 20 in Pyongyang.

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Jharkhand CM Invites China’s Investment in Food Processing Units

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das met with the Party Secretary of Henan Province, Wang Guosheng on Wednesday evening and invited Chinese investment in the food processing companies in his state.

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US Vice President Praises Sessions

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, on Wednesday heaped words of praise on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is facing thire of President Donald Trump over the Department of Justice investigations into two GOP Congressmen.

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Scholarship Building Block of Meaningful International Relation, Says President Kovind

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

President Ram Nath Kovind has said that scholarship and learning are the building blocks of any meaningful international relationship.

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11 Haqqani Members Arrested in Afghanistan

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

As many as 11 members of the Haqqani network were arrested on Wednesday by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an operation in Kabul.

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6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Japan’s Hokkaido Island

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido in the wee hours of Thursday, Japan’s Meteorological Agency confirmed.

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Twin Blasts in Afghanistan Kill 20

 Thursday, September 6, 2018  |  No Comments

At least 20 people were killed and dozens others were injured in two bomb blasts that occurred in Kabul’s Qala-e-Nazer area on Wednesday.

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Arif Alvi Elected as 13th Pakistan President

 Wednesday, September 5, 2018  |  No Comments

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, the result data from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) confirmed.

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India’s Economy Making Steady Progress, Says President Kovind in Bulgaria

 Wednesday, September 5, 2018  |  No Comments

President Ram Nath Kovind apprised the Indian community in Bulgaria of India’s growth story, saying that the economy of the country is making steady progress.

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Pakistan to Elect new President Today

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

The lawmakers in Pakistan are set to elect the 13th president of the country by a secret ballot on Tuesday.

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Nadeem Nusrat Welcomes US’ Decision to Cancel aid to Pakistan

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

Nadeem Nusrat, chairman of Voice of Karachi, a US-based advocacy group, has welcomed Washington’s recent actions to pressurise Islamabad in order to stop supporting terrorist groups in their soil.

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Haqqani Network Founder Dead

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

The founder of the Haqqani network, Jalaluddin Haqqani, is dead, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced.

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Pakistan, Afghan Foreign Ministers Discuss Closure of Pakistan Consulate

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani had a telephonic conversation over the closure of the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar province.

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Trump Blasts Sessions for Indictment of Republicans

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

United States President Donald Trump on Monday rebuked Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Justice Department’s investigations into two Republican Congressmen.

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I Should be so Lucky, Says Trump on Possible Kerry Presidential run

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he would be “so lucky” if former Secretary of State John Kerry would run for President in 2020.

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Protests in Kotli After man Electrocuted to Death

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

Protests have erupted in Kotli town of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) after a 35-year-old man, Shakeel Janbaaz died of electrocution.

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Cordon, clashes and killing of 26 year old youth in Pulwama by the Indian security forces

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

Fayaz Ahmad Wani, 26, son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani, of Chewa Kalan who was critically injured after the government forces fired at him during clashes which, as per locals, erupted in the village when some youth pelted stones at the government forces.

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General Miller Reaffirms Support to Afghanistan Forces

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

General Scott Miller, the newly appointed Commander of the NATO-led armed forces coalition in Afghanistan – Resolute Support, has pledged to give all support to Afghanistan’s defence and security forces.

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Insider Attack Kills US Service Member in Afghanistan

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

An apparent “insider attack” in eastern Afghanistan on Monday killed a United States service member and injured another member.

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Pakistanis Possess Assets worth $150 Billion in UAE

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

The Pakistan Supreme Court was on Monday informed that Pakistan nationals hold assets and properties worth over $150 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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10 ISIS-K Terrorists Killed in Kunar Province in Afghanistan

 Tuesday, September 4, 2018  |  No Comments

At least ten terrorists affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in joint operations conducted by Afghanistan Police and military forces in the eastern Kunar province.

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Myanmar Journalists get 7 Years’ Imprisonment for Breaching Official Secrets act

 Monday, September 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Two Reuters journalists, accused of breaching Myanmar’s official secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, have been sentenced to seven years each in jail by a Yangon court.

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6 Dead in Somalia car Bombing

 Monday, September 3, 2018  |  No Comments

At least six people died while 15 others were left injured in a car bombing incident in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Sunday.

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Nine-year-old girl was found dead in a forest near Uri.

 Monday, September 3, 2018  |  No Comments

The deceased was identified as Muskan Jan, the daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganaie, of Trikanjan, was missing since August 23. The girl, according to her father, had gone to the market and never came back home.

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Pentagon Cuts off Financial aid to Pakistan

 Sunday, September 2, 2018  |  No Comments

The United States military has decided to cancel the financial aid worth 300 million USD to Pakistan due to the growing concerns regarding the latter’s failure to tackle the militants, according to an exclusive report by Reuters.

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Tahrir al-Sham Added to the List of Terrorist Groups

 Sunday, September 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Turkey has added ‘Tahrir al-Sham’ to the list of the terrorist groups.

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EU to Recommend Abolishing Daylight Saving Time

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday said that following a large-scale public survey, the European Union (EU) is planning to propose ending twice-yearly clock changes.

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Trump Criticises Media After Off-the-record Comment Leaked

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

The United States president Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at media for “dishonest reporting” after off-the-record comments concerning North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were leaked.

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Hollywood Actress Vanessa Marquez Killed by Cops

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

Hollywood actor Vanessa Marquez was shot and killed by police in Pasadena city.

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Balochistan’s Resources Belong to Baloch People, Says BNC

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

“Balochistan’s resources belong to Baloch people and Pakistan and China have no right to loot, plunder and exploit the Balochistan’s resources against the will and consent of Baloch people”, said Dr. Wahid Baloch, the president of Balochistan National Congress (BNC), in a statement.

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US Decides to end Funding to UN for Palestinian Refugees

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

The United States (US) has decided to end all the funding for the United Nations (UN) for the Palestinian refugees and called for a reduction in the number of Palestinians considered to be refugees.

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Antigua’s Attorney General to Discuss Choksi’s Extradition With Director of Public Prosecutions

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

Antigua and Barbuda’s Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has said that he is planning to discuss the possible extradition of fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) accused Mehul Choksi with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong.

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Abductions In South Kashmir, Chaos And Confusion Among People

 Saturday, September 1, 2018  |  No Comments

all abducted persons were released on Friday after making a video of each of them, who not only warn their parents, relatives but also requested to DGP S P Vaid that do not harass the families of the militants. in the video, militants also warn that this time we are releasing you and if harassment did not stop, our approach would be different.

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World Sikh Organization Condemns Attack on DSGMC Chief at Yuba City Gurudwara

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

The World Sikh Organization (WSO), a Canada based non-profit organization, has condemned the violence and assault on Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK in Yuba City recently.

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Imran Khan Government Must Uphold Freedom of Expression, Says Independent Watchdog

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

Pakistan’s Imran Khan-led new government must uphold the freedom of expression as media is facing severe pressure from state institutions in the country, emphasised speakers at the launch of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) fact finding report regarding curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan.

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PETA Envisions Roadside Memorial for Lobsters Killed in Accident

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to construct a roadside memorial for the lobsters that were killed in a car wreck last week in Maine.

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Four Killed in bus Crash in New Mexico

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

An accident in Albuquerque in New Mexico on Wednesday (local time) claimed four lives.

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Pakistan is Facing External, Internal Challenges, Says Imran Khan

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

Pakistan’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the General Headquarter (GHQ), Rawalpindi for the security briefing on Thursday morning where he called for nation’s support as it is facing external and internal challenges.

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US Bans Citizens From Travelling to North Korea

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

The US State Department on Thursday announced the extension of a ban on the US citizens travelling to North Korea which was to expire on September 1.

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Article 35A Row: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till January 2019

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

In defence of the article 35A, the J&K government had cited two verdicts by the constitution benches of the Supreme Court in 1961 and 1969, which had upheld the powers of the president under Article 370 (1)(d) of the constitution of India to pass such orders.

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Jammu and Kashmir Opened 215 Facebook Pages, 31 Twitter Accounts To Counter Pakistan Campaign

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

DGP said that a big campaign is underway on social media from Pakistan to trick youths into militancy on the basis of false propaganda, but the police have taken effective measures to counter it and have managed to block many such accounts. 

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Shutdown and Clashes Occurred At Different PlacesAs the Rumours Circulated on Article 35A Hearing

 Friday, August 31, 2018  |  No Comments

The chaos and confusion began in the morning when the national media reported that the Supreme Court was going to hear a fresh petition on Article 35A today. The people of Valley were angry and gossips were made that the Indian government is secretly scrapping the Article 35 A. 

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IHRC Concerned Over Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

The International Human Rights Council, Hong Kong (IHRC-HK) has expressed concern over enforced disappearance in Pakistan and called upon the state institutions to play an active role in the recovery of all the missing persons.

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No Plans for Sushma-Qureshi Talks at UN

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

There are no plans for any bilateral talks between External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York next month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA).

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China Heading Towards Serious Food Crisis, Says Research

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

China’s declining summer grain production indicates the country is heading towards a serious food crisis, says Chinascope, a U.S.-based media research entity.

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Presdent Xi Puts Trusted Subordinates on key Propaganda Posts

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed his former subordinates at the key propaganda positions in the government, says Voice of America Chinese newspaper.

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India Hopes new Pakistan Government ‘Will Make South Asian Region Terror-free’

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

India on Thursday voiced its hope that the new government in Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan “will work to build South Asian region terror-free” rather than indulging in polemics.

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New York Governor Halted Weinstein Case Probe After Receiving Donation

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

Days before halting the probe into the handling of sexual misconduct allegations of Harvey Weinstein, New York (NY) Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign received a donation from a law firm which previously represented the disgraced movie mogul.

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McCain Memorial at Arizona Capitol on 82nd Birth Anniversary

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

Late Senator John McCain’s five-day memorial started in his adopted home state of Arizona on Wednesday (local time).

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China Building Military Training Base in Afghanistan, Says Report

 Thursday, August 30, 2018  |  No Comments

The South China Morning Post citing unidentified sources with ties to the Chinese military said, China was building the camp in the Wakhan Corridor, a narrow area that separates Tajikistan from Pakistan, in efforts to improve counterterrorism efforts in the war-torn country.

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