Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Asia

Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water

LAHORE/NEW DELHI: In response to an Indian minister’s statement that his country has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan from its share in the rivers under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT), Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water of eastern rivers (Ravi, Sutlej and ...

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Pakistani prisoner beaten to death inside India’s Jaipur Central Jail

JAIPUR: A Pakistani prisoner, identified as Shakirullah, on Wednesday was allegedly beaten to death by a group of inmates at the Jaipur Central Jail, Indian media reported. The deceased, hailing from Sialkot, was undergoing life imprisonment after his conviction in a terror-related case in Jaipur in 2017, said The Hindu. ...

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Dhaka: At least 70 killed as fire breaks out in chemical warehouses

DHAKA: At least 70 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said today. Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with ...

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UN allows North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

UNITED NATIONS: A UN Security Council sanctions committee has agreed to allow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s delegation to travel to Vietnam for a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, diplomats said on Wednesday. Vietnam had asked the committee to grant an exemption to senior North Korean officials who ...

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Wanted Sri Lankan drug kingpin, aides held in Dubai raid

COLOMBO: Madush, who is among Sri Lanka’s most wanted criminals, had been evading arrest for the past couple of years. A wanted Sri Lankan underworld drug kingpin, Makandure Madush, was among several prominent figures arrested red-handed in a raid at a hotel in Dubai, the police have confirmed to Khaleej ...

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EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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Death penalty to man who raped 3-year-old girl in India

NEW DELHI: A court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a person who was found guilty of raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand’s Gumla district. According to a lawyer, Additional District Judge (ADJ-1) L. Dubey of Gumla district awarded the death sentence to Bandhan Oraon and slapped a ...

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UN Secretary General urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree to UN mediation. Pakistan and India have been locked in a diplomatic clash following a suicide attack on ...

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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

BEIJING: The Iranian foreign minister’s passionate defense of his country’s interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him “a famous person” in China, his Chinese counterpart told him on Tuesday, as the sides met amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is ...

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