Friday, 19 April 2019

Asia

Pakistan releases 100 Indians from prison

WAGAH:  Pakistan released 100 Indian prisoners out of 360 upon the completion of their sentences. They entered India through Attari-Wagah border on Monday afternoon after completing due formalities. Last week, India had sent a note verbale to Pakistan, urging Islamabad to make necessary arrangements for the immediate release and repatriation ...

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19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk: United Nations

UN: The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes ...

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All Pakistan F-16s counted, none missing: US report

WASHINGTON: India’s claim of shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in February has been challenged as a report citing unnamed US officials said that all US-supplied fighter jets to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have been counted and none is missing. The report in the American Foreign Policy journal said that ...

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Indian-origin stabbed to death in Munich

MUNICH: An Indian man died and his wife sustained injuries after they were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich in Germany, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Saturday. “Indian couple Prashant and Smita Basarur were stabbed by an immigrant near Munich. Unfortunately, Prashant has expired. Smita is stable. We are ...

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Sri Lanka commando commits suicide at PM’s residence

COLOMBO: An elite police commando committed suicide by shooting himself at Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe´s official residence in Colombo, officials said. The Special Task Force (STF) member used his officially issued automatic assault rifle to shoot himself at the gate of the Temple Trees residence while the premier was inside ...

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NASA terms India space weapon test ‘terrible’, ‘unacceptable’

WASHINGTON: The head of NASA on Monday branded India’s destruction of one of its satellites a “terrible thing” that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ...

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NASA criticizes India’s ASAT missile test

WASHINGTON: The Head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine says India’s negative activities are not compatible with future of human spaceflight. Addressing employees of National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, Bridenstine said India shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test to prove it was among the world’s advanced space ...

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Jailed Bangladesh opposition leader shifted to hospital

DHAKA-AA: After months of opposition outcry, three-time prime minister of Bangladesh and imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia was shifted to hospital. Zia was referred to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University upon the suggestion of jail authority, Anadolu Agency reported. According to ABM Mahbubul Alam, the director of the university hospital, ...

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India moves tanks, troops to Rajasthan, Punjab borders

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has started a major mobilisation of military tanks and deployed troops along the international border in Rajasthan and Punjab, Times of India reported. Armoured formations from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh were deployed to border outposts, the report said. The development comes amid reports of ...

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Pakistan start-up ad mocking Abhinandan goes viral

KARACHI: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has turned out to be an inspiring figure for millions of Indian youths ever since he returned from Pakistan where he had been briefly detained following an aerial engagement. Abhinandan shot down an F-16 fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force before ejecting ...

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