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Bollywood actor reacts to Junaid Jamshed’s loss

MUMBAI -UNS : Tributes and condolences continued to pour in on social media as soon as Pakistani media broke the news of death of singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed in a PIA plane crash yesterday. Popular social networking websites including Facebook and Twitter were flooded with tweets …

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‘China’s role in Afghan peace process beneficial for region’

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Historians attending the concluding sessions of the 24th conference of International Association of Historians of Asia conference on Asian History, Culture and Environment: Vernacular and Oriental Paradigms eulogized China’s role in the region for greater peace. At least 50 historians, scholars and …

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The Simla Agreement: Help or Hindrance

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai The mass uprising of the people of Kashmir against Indian military occupation has evoked two reactions from the Government of India. One is extreme repression and the second is the threat of war. On September 24, 2016, Mr. Narendra Modi, …

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Top UN leadership calls for resumption of Pakistan-India dialogue

NEW YORK -UNS – The top UN leadership has called for resumption of dialogue and de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan in their meetings with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in New York. During his visit, the MoS met Deputy …

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Justice Saqib Nisar to be new Chief Justice from Dec. 31

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has been appointed by as the Chief Justice of Pakistan with effect from December 31 of this year. A notification to this effect has been issued by Ministry of Law and Justice on Wednesday. The notification states, “In …

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Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 57: official

MEUREUDU: At least 57 people have died and hundreds are injured after a strong earthquake struck Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, an official said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake hit Pidie Jaya district at dawn, toppling homes, flattening buildings and sending people running …

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Babri Masjid’s demolition, a pending verdict

AYODHYA -UNS – On this day of December 6, 1992, 24 years ago, Babri Masjid was demolish which erupted the Hindu-Muslim riots in Gujrat. Thousands of Muslims were brutally martyred. Cases were registered against many culprits including notable figures like Kalyan Singh, the then Chief …

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Indian authorities restrict cattle excretion

AMRELI -UNS – Municipality of district Amreli, Gujrat has announced a surprising new order which restricts cow and buffalo dung to be no more than 3 Kgs in a day, Indian media reports. While the calves will only be permitted to excrete 1 Kg per …

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21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

DHAKA – Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for Migration said Tuesday. Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on the border to try to stem the tide of refugees fleeing …

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Trump can use his ‘deal-making skill’ to resolve Kashmir issue: Pence

WASHINGTON -UNS- US vice-president-elect Mike Pence in an interview with US media said that president-elect Donald Trump can use his “extraordinary deal-making skills” to resolve the Kashmir issue. Pence also said the new US administration intends to be “fully engaged” in South Asia and with …

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