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Ten killed in held Kashmir on Indian Independence Day

SRINAGAR (AFP) – Over ten people including a 16-year old protester and a police commander were killed Monday in Held Kashmir as clashes and gun battles raged across the disputed Himalayan region on Indian Independence Day. The teenage boy was shot dead late Monday following …

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Operation launch along Pak-Afghan border to check terrorists’ movement

RAWALPINDI -UNS – An operation has been launched along Pak-Afghan border to reinforce troops’ deployment in Rajgal valley to effectively check and guard against terrorists‘ movement along high mountains and all weather passes in Khyber Agency, the Interior Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Tuesday …

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Our position on Kashmir not changed: US

WASHINGTON -UNS – Director, Press Office at US Department of State, Elizabeth Trudeau, while briefing the newsmen in Washington on Moday said that our position on Kashmir has not changed. Elizabeth Trudeau said that it is for Pakistan and India to determine the pace, scope …

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164 NGOs recommended for de-registration in Badin

By Sawan Khaskheli BADIN August 15: 164 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have been recommended for dissolution of their registration throughout the district Badin. According to report, more than 248 NGOs were registered at office of Deputy Director, Social Welfare Department at district Badin and the owners …

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Indian police arrest man for hoisting Pakistani flag

JAIPUR -UNS – A man in Indian state of Jaipur was detained for allegedly hoisting a Pakistani flag atop the roof of his house on the occasion of Pakistan’s independence day, reported Press Trust of India. The man has been identified as Kapil Shastri and …

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Axact CEO granted bail after 15 months in custody

KARACHI -UNS- The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday granted bail to Axact Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shoaib Shaikh and 13 others in the fake degrees case. Justice Iqbal Kalhoro approved the bail plea against a surety bond of Rs500,000 each after hearing arguments from …

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Turkey remembers Khilafat Movement leaders on Pakistan’s Independence Day

ISLAMABAD-UNS : As Pakistan celebrated its 70th Independence Day Sunday, Turkish Embassy in Pakistan remembered Abadi Bano Begum, also known as Bi Amma, and her sons Maulana Shaukat Ali and Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, who were among the leading figures of Khilafat Movement. “Remembering Bi …

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Nigeria Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls they abducted from the northern town of Chibok. Some 50 girls are shown with a gunman who demands the release of fighters in return for the girls, and says some …

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Indian politicians slam Home Minister Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI -UNS : Veteran politicians and former Indian diplomats have strongly criticized their Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s deviation from SAARC agenda. They said Rajnath’s attempt to turn regional forum into “South Asian Association for Regional Confrontation” gave a diplomatic victory to Pakistan’s Interior Minister …

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Kashmiris observes Indian Independence Day as Black Day

MIRPUR -UNS : Like all previous years since 1947, people of Jammu & Kashmir state dwelling either side of the Line of Control and rest of the world, is observing India’s Independence Day on August 15 as Black Day. The purpose of observing the black …

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