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Train blast, a roof collapse and the flood death toll rises in Pakistan

Posted by on 05/04/2016
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Train blast, a roof collapse and the flood death toll rises in Pakistan

Train blast, a roof collapse and the flood death toll rises in Pakistan

QUETTA/MULTAN/PESHAWAR: A bomb planted on the track killed at least one train passenger and wounded four others in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan yesterday, officials said. The improvised explosive device exploded as the Jaffar Express from Rawalpindi passed over it 180 kilometers east of Quetta, local security official Naseer Ullah told AFP. “A passenger […]

India’s Bihar bans all alcohol sales

Posted by on 05/04/2016
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India’s Bihar bans all alcohol sales

India’s Bihar bans all alcohol sales

PATNA: The Indian state of Bihar completely banned the sale of alcohol in a surprise move yesterday, including liquor at bars and hotels. The state government had announced an end to sales of locally brewed liquor last week and said a complete ban would be phased over six months. However Nitish Kumar, the state’s top […]

‘Panama Papers’ reveal offshore wealth – World leaders, celebrities, sports stars exposed

Posted by on 04/04/2016
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At least 55 killed in flash floods in northern Pakistan

Posted by on 04/04/2016
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Pakistan PM’s family hit back after Panama Papers leak

Posted by on 04/04/2016
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Pakistan PM’s family hit back after Panama Papers leak

Pakistan PM’s family hit back after Panama Papers leak

ISLAMABAD: The family of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday defended their ownership of offshore companies after they were named in the Panama Papers, one of the biggest media leaks in history. Revenue generation is particularly sensitive for Pakistan’s government, which is receiving a $6.6 billion bailout package from the IMF and has a tax-to-GDP […]

Film stars in spotlight after Panama Papers leak

Posted by on 04/04/2016
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India, Saudis to strengthen ‘anti-terrorism’ cooperation

Posted by on 03/04/2016
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Rains kill 24 in North West Pakistan

Posted by on 03/04/2016
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Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen ‘could be freed soon’

Posted by on 03/04/2016
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Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen ‘could be freed soon’

Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen ‘could be freed soon’

MUMBAI: An Indian priest abducted by gunmen in Yemen last month is safe and could be released soon, a Catholic group said yesterday, quoting the Indian foreign minister. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was captured from the southern Yemeni city of Aden by gunmen who killed at least 15 people at an old people’s home in an […]

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins visit to Saudi Arabia

Posted by on 02/04/2016
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Indian villagers block women activists from Hindu temple

Posted by on 02/04/2016
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India furious as China blocks UN blacklisting of militant chief – Claiming the chief does not meet ‘requirements’

Posted by on 02/04/2016
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India furious as China blocks UN blacklisting of militant chief – Claiming the chief does not meet ‘requirements’

India furious as China blocks UN blacklisting of militant chief – Claiming the chief does not meet ‘requirements’

UNITED NATIONS: China has put a hold on India’s request to add the head of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad to the United Nations’ al Qaeda-Islamic State blacklist, UN diplomats said on Friday, eliciting an angry reaction from the Indian government. India accused Jaish-e-Mohammad of masterminding a fatal attack on the Pathankot air base in […]