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Imran showed haste in reaching out to India: Opposition in Pak slams govt
ISLAMABAD, Sep 23 (Agencies): The main opposition parties in Pakistan have blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for the latest fallout with India. According to a report in Pakistan-based Dawn News, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) have said that country’s new prime minister showed haste in making attempts to mend ties with India. Leaders of the opposition parties have said that Imran Khan and his government failed to do its homework and assess the situation rightly before reaching out to India. They also said that Imran Khan’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for talks, was also a misstep. PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif also targeted the Indian government, accusing New Delhi of resorting to “threatening ...
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Not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale deal: French Govt
FRANCE, Sep 22 (Agencies): The French government on Friday said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal, asserting that French companies have the full freedom to select Indian firms for the contract. The statement by the French government came following a French media report which quoted former French President Francois Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale deal and France did not have a choice. "The French government is in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners who have been, are being, or will be selected by French companies," it said. The report in 'Mediapart', a French-language publication, quot...
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Several killed as gunmen attack military parade in southwest Iran
DUBAI, Sep 22 (Agencies): Several people were killed and up to 20 wounded when unknown gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, state television reported. State television said the attack targeted a stand where officials were gathered to watch the annual event, marking the start of the country’s 1980-88 war with Iraq. Iran was holding similar parades in several cities including the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf. "Shooting began by several gunmen from behind the stand during the parade. There are several killed and injured," a correspondent told state television. Semi-official news agency Mehr said further shooting broke out as some of the attackers who managed to escape were being chased. State televi...
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Jaitley hits out at 'Clown Prince' Rahul over Rafale deal
Says every word repeatedly said by him 'false' NEW DELHI, Sep 20 (Agencies): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for repeatedly 'lying' by making allegations over the Rafale deal. "The campaign of falsehood is entirely led by the Congress President. His strategy is simple - concoct a lie and repeat it as many times. This, at least, provides him some concocted material for his statements/speeches for otherwise an issueless Congress," Jaitley said. He added: "If the ‘Rafale concoctions’ were the first big lie, the second one stated repeatedly is that Mr. Modi waived off rupees two lakh fifty thousand crores of fifteen industrialists. Every word of that sentence repeatedly uttered by Rahul Gandhi is false." Attacking Rahul, Jaitley sai...
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Pakistan glorifies Burhan, releases postal stamp portraying him as freedom fighter
ISLAMABAD, Sep 20 (Agencies): In an attempt to honour slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Muzaffar Wani, Pakistan released special 'commemorative' postal portraying him as a freedom fighter. Calling him a 'victim of atrocities by Indian troops in Kashmir', the Pakistan Post released the postal stamps, reported TOI. They were issued by Philately Bureau in Karachi on ‘Kashmir Martyrs Day’ on July 8, 2016. The report further stated that the stamps were available on online e-commerce site e-bay for $6.99 (approximately Rs 500). In Pakistan, but the stamps were being sold at 8 Pakistani Rupees. Apart from Wani's stamp, the postal agency released 19 other stamps including 'Braid chopper', 'Human Shield', 'Over 100,000 Kashmiris Martryed' and so on, under the series 'Victim of atrocitie...
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Art 370, 35-A must go: Bhagwat
NEW DELHI, Sep 19 (Agencies): Amid the raging debate, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday said that Articles 370 and 35-A of the Constitution, which give special status to Jammu and Kashmir, must go. “Our views on Articles 370 and 35-A are well known. These Articles must go,” the Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) said in response to a query on the concluding day of his outreach programme. Responding to a range of questions on the last day of the three-day outreach conclave, he said, “The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh does not accept Article 370 and 35-A of the Constitution which give special status to Jammu and Kashmir.” He pitched for greater development of the state, saying it was essential to bring its people into the mainstream. Of late, there has been a raging ...
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Pak violating UN resolutions on J&K, say Kashmiri activists at UNHRC
GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), Sep 19 (Agencies): Kashmiri activists have strongly criticized Pakistan for violating UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir by plundering natural resources and carrying out human rights violations in the erstwhile princely state. Speaking during the 39th Session of the UN Rights Council, Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, the exiled Chairman of United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) said, “Pakistan is violating UN resolutions on Jammu Kashmir and constructing dams in disputed areas of so-called Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan has diverted Neelum River for Hydropower Project, which is depriving people of Muzaffarabad from their water lifeline.” Jamil Maqsood, former Foreign spokesperson of United Kashmir People’s National Party said in his intervention, “The ...
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Terrorist group JMB preparing for fidayeen attack during elections in Bangladesh
BHAKA, Sep 17 (Agencies): An Intelligence report sent to Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) held a secret meeting to discuss carrying out attacks during the Bangladesh general elections. During the meeting, the terror outfit discussed plans to buy weapons and suicidal vests with the help of other terrorist groups in Bangladesh. As per the report, it was decided during the meeting of the JMB to recruit 300 more new cadres before the general election in Bangladesh. The group is also trying to conduct two-week training in Chittagong district with plan to establish 50 new training centres in various districts of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is slated to hold the country's 11th national election in the third week of December this year as the term of Pri...
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked, car vandalised
DHAKA, Sep 17 (Agencies): West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh and his supporters were on Monday attacked allegedly by members of the Trinamool Congress in East Midnapore. According to reports, the West Bengal BJP chief and at least 5 other got injured in the incident. Ghosh’s car was also vandalised by the miscreants. The BJP leader was quoted by media reports as saying that he was going for a public meet when attacked. Members of the BJP had organised a motocycle rally to accompany Ghosh to the venue of the meeting. Those participating in the rally were attacked using sticks. Stones were also pelted on the state BJP chief and his supporters. Ghosh accused Trinamool Congress leader Dwivendu Adhikari, a member of Parliament from Kanthi, of organising the attac...
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I knew of sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since 1990s: Dalai Lama
NEW DELHI, Sep 16 (Agencies): The Dalai Lama said on Sunday he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new". The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to the Netherlands, where he met on Friday with victims of sexual abuse allegedly committed by Buddhist teachers. He was responding to a call from a dozen of the victims who had launched a petition asking to meet him during his trip, part of a tour of Europe. "We found refuge in Buddhism with an open mind and heart, until we were raped in its name," the victims said in their petition. "I already did know these things, nothing new," the Dalai Lama said in response on Dutch public television NO...
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