Gunman opens fire at Dehli student protest against India’s citizenship law; 1 wounded

An unidentified man fired at a protest against India’s new citizenship law near a university in Delhi on Thursday, wounding one person, witnesses said, the first such incident in the capital city during more than a month of demonstrations. Witnesses said the man holding a gun shouted slogans against the protesters near Jamia Millia Islamia […]

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Taliban kill 29 Afghan security personnel in renewed clashes

KABUL: At least 29 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in Taliban attacks that followed air and ground assaults by government forces on the Islamist group at the weekend. The surge in hostilities signals deadlock at stop-start peace talks involving US and Taliban negotiators in Doha. The Defence Ministry said on Sunday […]

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Pakistan rejects Modi’s ‘belligerent rhetoric’, urges world to take note of Indian aggression

The Foreign Office on Wednesday rejected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “belligerent rhetoric” against Pakistan, stating that his recent remarks were a “reflection of India’s incurable obsession with Pakistan”. In a statement released today, the FO in response to Modi’s remarks from yesterday urged the international community to “take cognisance of Indian leadership’s continuing belligerent […]

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2 mortar shells fired from Afghanistan territory: FO

Two mortar shells were fired into Pakistan from the Afghanistan territory, said Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui on Wednesday. No casualties were reported. Following the incident, the Torkham border gate was closed off for security reasons, she added. “The matter is being coordinated with Afghan authorities,” Farooqui said in a statement, adding that the gate […]

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4 Pakistani students in China diagnosed with coronavirus

Four Pakistani students in China tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, Dr Mirza said that a large proportion of the Pakistanis living in China were students of which over 500 students were based in the central city of Wuhan, […]

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At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers near a […]

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Search for Indian air force plane lost near China enters fourth day

The search for an Indian air force (IAF) plane with 13 people on board, which went missing on Monday near the border with China, entered its fourth day on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. “The area of search has been expanded and more assets, including smaller and more maneuverable helicopters like cheetah have been included in the rescue […]

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Rupee slides further to Rs150 against USD; stock market down 2.4pc

The rupee continued to fall to record lows on Friday, after the government agreed in principle to a $6 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The rupee, which lost 3.6 per cent on Thursday to close at 146.2 against the US dollar in the interbank market, dropped further on Friday, dealers said, selling […]

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