Wednesday, September 18, 2019

India deploys army to stop violence in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: The Indian army patrolled riot-hit areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat yesterday after the death toll rose to seven...

Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. It brought to 128...

Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

NAKYAL SECTO: India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict...

Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

JAMMU: On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic. Buffalo carts lazily make their way through...

India, Pakistan blame each other as talks breakdown

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan blamed each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers that were scheduled for this week,...

India issues ultimatum to Pakistan over talks

NEW DELHI: India issued an ultimatum to Pakistan yesterday, giving Islamabad until midnight to agree to restrict high-level bilateral talks to militancy alone, leaving...

Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan PM – Opposition party joins government

COLOMBO: Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's prime minister yesterday for another term after securing the backing of the country's second-biggest party...

Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India traded heavy gunfire yesterday, killing one person and forcing villagers in divided Kashmir to flee to safety even as the...

Indian court overturns Nestle noodle ban, orders new tests

ZURICH: Swiss food giant Nestle yesterday announced slightly lower first half profits compared to last year, with the strong Swiss franc and Maggi instant...

Bangladesh tiger poaching sparks Sundarbans ban plan

DHAKA: Bangladesh wildlife officials are mulling a ban on access to the Sundarbans after an alarming rise in poaching of tigers that live in...

20,000 Indians urge MPs to end parliament deadlock – India Inc pleads as clock...

NEW DELHI: More than 20,000 Indians including prominent business leaders have signed an online petition urging lawmakers to end weeks of rowdy protests that...

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being...

HUSSAIN KHANWALA: Pakistani police yesterday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them...

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