Sunday, 24 March 2019

Asia

Six dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

NORTH SULAWESI, Indonesia: At least six people are dead and dozens more are still trapped beneath the rubble of an illegal gold mine that collapsed in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors. Some 19 miners have been plucked to safety since Tuesday night’s accident and rescuers ...

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‘Captured’ Indian pilot thanks Pakistan army for hospitality

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities released a picture, they claimed, is of a captured Indian pilot – after an Indian Air Force plane was shot down in Pakistan’s territory. According to a tweet by Major General Asif Ghafoor, army spokesperson, there is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody, who identified himself ...

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Video of arrested Indian Air Force pilot released

ISLAMABAD: Video of one of the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, who was arrested from Azad Kashmir after Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets, has been released. “My name is Wing commander Abhi Nandan. My service number is 27981. I am a flying pilot. My religion is Hindu,” the ...

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Pakistan Air Force downs two Indian fighter jets, 2 pilots arrested

RAWALPINDI: In a response to Indian Line of Control (LoC) violation, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has destroyed two Indian fighter jets on Wednesday morning. According to details, the wreckage of one aircraft fell in Central Kashmir’s Budgam while the other’s in Pakistan territory. Two of the pilots have been killed ...

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Pakistan says ‘will respond’ to Indian air raids on its territory

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it reserves the right to respond to Indian air raids on its territory early on Tuesday morning and has called a meeting of its top nuclear command authority, as tensions peak between the South Asian neighbours. Indian air attacks struck near the northern Pakistani village of Jaba, witnesses ...

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India carries out air strikes in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan downplayed Tuesday’s incident, Indian military aircraft crossed into its territory in the disputed Kashmir region and “released a payload” after Pakistan scrambled its own jets, but there was no casualties or damage. “Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector,” Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on ...

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Attempted hijacking of Bangladesh plane en route to Dubai

DUBAI: A person suspected of attempting to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane has been detained and placed in custody, citing Civil Aviation Secretary Mohibul Haque. Earlier, the local police and the Rapid Action Battalion have arrived at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, responding to reports about a ...

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Five reported killed as India toughens Kashmir crackdown

SRINAGAR: Five people were killed in a gun battle between members of a Pakistani militant group and Indian security forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday as India intensified a security crackdown, including detaining more than 160 separatists this weekend. Three more soldiers were wounded in the battle in Turigam, a ...

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Give peace a chance: Imran Khan responds to Modi

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday responded to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments given a day earlier and assured him that he stands by his words that if India provides Pakistan with “actionable intelligence” regarding the February 14 attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama, “we will immediately act”. ...

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