Saturday, 20 January 2018

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

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ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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India test-fires intercontinental missile

India test-fires intercontinental missile

NEW DELHI: India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China. The 5,000-km range (3,107-mile) Agni missile was tested from an island in India’s eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, the ministry said ...

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Israel-India spike missile deal back on, says Netanyahu

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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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Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

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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

Czech woman 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

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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

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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

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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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