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Court acquits Musharraf of rebel leader’s killing – Bomb kills five soldiers in western Pakistan

Posted by on 18/01/2016
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Pakistan arrests imam after boy cuts hand off in blasphemy error

Posted by on 17/01/2016
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Pakistan arrests imam after boy cuts hand off in blasphemy error

Pakistan arrests imam after boy cuts hand off in blasphemy error

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police have arrested the imam of a mosque for inciting violence after a 15-year old boy who was told by the cleric that he was a blasphemer went home and cut off his own hand. Shabbir Ahmed was delivering a sermon at a village in the east of Punjab province when he asked […]

Pakistani top militant in gov’t custody over attack in India

Posted by on 15/01/2016
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Pakistani top militant in gov’t custody over attack in India

Pakistani top militant in gov’t custody over attack in India

ISLAMABAD: The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group has been taken into “protective custody” amid a probe as to whether he is linked to a deadly attack earlier this month on an Indian air base, two security officials and a provincial minister said yesterday. The security officials also said that Pakistan has arrested this […]

Indian state’s ‘luxury tax’ on samosas sparks row

Posted by on 14/01/2016
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Indian state’s ‘luxury tax’ on samosas sparks row

Indian state’s ‘luxury tax’ on samosas sparks row

NEW DELHI: One of India’s poorest states has said it will impose a “luxury tax” on samosas-one of the country’s most popular snacks-sparking widespread outrage. The Bihar government announced plans this week for the new levy to offset an anticipated plunge in the state’s revenues when a ban on alcohol sales comes into force in […]

India, Pakistan postpone high-level peace talks – Seeking roadmap on Kashmir, other irritants

Posted by on 14/01/2016
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Pakistan arrests militants over attack on Indian air force base

Posted by on 13/01/2016
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Pakistan arrests militants over attack on Indian air force base

Pakistan arrests militants over attack on Indian air force base

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said yesterday it has arrested several militants belonging to the group believed to be behind a fatal attack on an Indian air base, a move that could help soothe irritated relations with New Delhi. The announcement came as Islamabad said it was considering sending a team to investigate the January 2 attack on […]

IS claim Pakistan’s Afghan consulate attack, 7 killed

Posted by on 13/01/2016
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Mumbai police identify dangerous selfie spots

Posted by on 12/01/2016
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Mumbai police identify dangerous selfie spots

Mumbai police identify dangerous selfie spots

MUMBAI: Mumbai police said yesterday they have identified 16 dangerous selfie spots across the Indian city after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a photo of herself. The spots include the major tourist attractions of Girgaum Chowpatty beach and Marine Drive promenade as well as the […]

Mumbai police force-feed thief dozens of bananas

Posted by on 11/01/2016
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Mumbai police force-feed thief dozens of bananas

Mumbai police force-feed thief dozens of bananas

MUMBAI: Indian police successfully deployed an unusual technique to retrieve a gold chain that a thief had swallowed while officers were in hot pursuit-they force-fed him more than 40 bananas. The man denied snatching the chain from a woman in the street in Mumbai and swallowed it in a desperate bid to conceal his crime […]

Pakistan hosts four-way peace talks – Afghanistan, China, US pave roads to peace

Posted by on 11/01/2016
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Pakistan’s female motorists push boundaries set by men – Four wheels good but two wheels better

Posted by on 11/01/2016
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Pakistan will respond to any threat to Saudi Arabia – Arab FMs rally behind Riyadh

Posted by on 10/01/2016
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