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Pakistanis to now get Qatar visa on arrival

DOHA: In an exciting news for Pakistanis, the country has been added to the list of 80 countries whose nationals will be able to travel to Qatar and obtain a visa on arrival. Qatar Airways website stated that Pakistani nationals, with a valid passport for a minimum of six months ...

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At least 14 dead as Mumbai hit by flooding

MUMBAI: Two toddlers were among 14 people killed in Mumbai after floods caused by heavy monsoon rains destroyed homes and disrupted traffic in India’s financial capital, police said, but lighter-than-feared rain on Wednesday helped relief efforts. More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal in the worst ...

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Chinese FM says India should learn lessons from border standoff

BEIJING: China’s foreign minister said Wednesday he hopes India can “learn lessons” from a recently resolved border standoff and avoid such occurrences in the future, as the leaders of the two Asian giants prepare to meet next week for a summit in southeastern China. Wang Yi, foreign minister made the ...

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Mumbai left reeling after extreme monsoon downpour

Mumbai was under water on Wednesday following exceptionally heavy rainfall which overwhelmed the city’s drainage infrastructure. Mumbai is India’s most populous city, and very few of its 18.4 million inhabitants were unaffected by the downpours. In the 24 hours to 12:00 GMT on Wednesday, the city recorded a total of ...

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Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy shopping street near the US embassy in central Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday, killing four people and injuring several others, officials said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks to hit the Afghan capital, and comes three months after a ...

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Ram Rahim Gets 20 Years In Jail For Rape, Cried In Court

ROHTAK, Haryana:  Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of two women followers. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect wept as he was sentenced at a jail in Haryana’s Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh, who flew ...

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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

US President Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. In an interview to Bloomberg, Abbasi said: “From day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked ...

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