Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Asia

Afghan army to collapse in six months without US help: Ghani

WASHINGTON: President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Afghan National Army will not last more than six months without US support and the Afghan government will also collapse. Mr Ghani acknowledged his government’s almost absolute dependence on Washington in an interview to a television show CBS 60 Minutes, broadcast earlier ...

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Israel-India spike missile deal back on, says Netanyahu

TEL AVIV: A missile deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. that the Indian government had cancelled is back on the table, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu’s comment to Israeli reporters covering his state visit to India comes several weeks after word that the Indian defence ministry’s $500 ...

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Indian police record statement of farmer nine years after his death

MUMBAI: A police officer in Indian state of Madhya Pradesh recorded “statement” of a farmer nine years after his death while probing a case related to land scam. According to Indian media, The blunder was exposed when the Deputy Superintendent of Police submitted the death certificate along with the “statement” ...

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Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India´s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country´s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish ...

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Czech top model held at Lahore airport for smuggling heroin

LAHORE: A 21-year-old Czech Republic top model was apprehended at Lahore airport for allegedly smuggling nine kilogrammes of heroin. Pakistan Customs officials arrested the woman, identified as Tereza Hluskova, at Allama Iqbal International Airport when she was trying to smuggle the drugs from Lahore to Abu Dhabi. According to media reports, ...

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Pakistan won’t seek resumption of suspended military aid: Pak army chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not seek the resumption of suspended US military aid and feels “betrayed” by the recent critical statements of the American leadership against Islamabad’s fight against terrorism, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. US President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for terror ...

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Pellet blinded Kashmiri girl passes board exams

SRINAGAR: A 16-year-old Kashmiri girl, Insha Mushtaq hailing from Indian-administered Kashmir was blinded by pellets fired by the Indian Army in 2016 and has recently managed to clear an exam she appeared for. The pellet fire resulted in the Mushtaq giving up her life-long ambition of studying medicine and she ...

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India orders fresh inquiry into historic Sikh masscare

NEW DELHI: India is to reopen nearly 200 unsolved cases associated with a frenzied massacre of Sikhs in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead, mainly in the capital New Delhi. The Supreme Court said Wednesday it would task a new three-member panel with “reinvestigating” 186 cases previously closed by police ...

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