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Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon strengthens

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon strengthens MANILA:Thousands of people fled their homes and ships sheltered from heavy seas in the Philippines on Tuesday as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthened into a typhoon. Typhoon Rammasun was set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated...


Five dead in Cambodian military helicopter crash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2014

Five dead in Cambodian military helicopter crash PHNOM PENH – Five Cambodian soldiers died and one was seriously injured Monday in a helicopter crash during military training on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, an official said. “We are investigating to find out the cause of the crash,” Defence Minister Tea Banh told AFP by telephone. “Five people were killed and...


Dastgir hopes agreement to improve trade ties with India this year

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2014

Dastgir hopes agreement to improve trade ties with India this year ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Commerce,Engr. Khurram Dastgir, has said that dialogue has been almost successful regarding removal of taxation and other hurdles in the way of trade with India and agreement can be reached in this regard this year. Talking to a private news channel, Khurram Dastgir said that this month the meeting of...


India building world’s highest railway bridge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

India building world’s highest railway bridge KAURI:  Indian engineers are toiling in  the Himalayas to build the world’s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab  River to link sections of the spectacular mountainous region of India’s northern Jammu and...


Complete shutdown on Modi’s visit to IHK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2014

Complete shutdown on Modi’s visit to IHK ISLAMABAD: Complete shutdown will be observed on Friday on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory. Call for the shutdown has been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and the All Parties Hurriyet...


Indian leader held for raising pro-Pak, anti-Modi slogans

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2014

Indian leader held for raising pro-Pak, anti-Modi slogans ISLAMABAD: An Indian politician, belonging to Samajwadi Party (SP) was booked in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district of India for raising slogans in favour of Pakistan and against Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, police said. The Samajwadi Party leader, Mehmood Alam, a resident of Jhinjhana town, was arrested on the Meerut-Karnal highway, KMS reported. He raised...


Protests in Kabul over Afghan election ‘fraud’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2014

Protests in Kabul over Afghan election ‘fraud’ KABUL: Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah held street protests in Kabul on Saturday as fears grow of unrest erupting over alleged fraud in the election one week ago. Abdullah has boycotted the vote count, pitching Afghanistan into a political crisis as NATO combat troops withdraw from a 13-year war against Taliban insurgents. The...


Suicide bomber targets Afghan peace council advisor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2014

Suicide bomber targets Afghan peace council advisor KABUL: Suicide bomber in western Kabul targeted top High Peace Council advisor Mohammad Massom Stanikzai on Saturday, police said, killing one civilian and injuring several others. Stanikzai escaped unharmed, but a black armored car was damaged in the bombing, according to a Reuters witness. The incident was under investigation according to police. Severals protests in...


Five suspects in custody over India cousins gang-rape

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st May 2014

Five suspects in custody over India cousins gang-rape KATRA SHAHADATGUNJ, India: Five men have been arrested over the gang-rape and deaths of two girls found hanging from a mango tree in a northern Indian village, police said Saturday. The discovery of the two cousins, aged 14 and 12, in the Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday is the latest sexual violence case...


Dead candidate elected in Indian election

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th May 2014

Dead candidate elected in Indian election ISLAMABAD: A candidate of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), who died in a road accident during the campaigning, was elected to Andhra Pradesh assembly from Kurnool district in India’s election. Bhuma Shobha Nagi Reddy, who died two weeks before the elections, was declared elected. The Election Commission will now hold a by-election for this assembly seat...


BJP and Congress two faces of the same coin: Gilani

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2014

BJP and Congress two faces of the same coin: Gilani ISLAMABAD: Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that his forum does not have any expectation on resolution of the Kashmir dispute from change of guard in New Delhi saying that Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are two faces of the same coin. Ali Gilani  said, “Changing the hands over the tools of oppression...


Indian PM calls to congratulate Modi on election victory

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th May 2014

Indian PM calls to congratulate Modi on election victory NEW DELHI:  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called  Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his party’s thumping victory in  the country’s general election, Singh’s office said in a tweet. “Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh calls Shri Narendra Modi and  congratulated him on his party’s victory in the Lok Sabha (parliamentary)  elections,” he said...


Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2014

Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others At least 166 people were killed and hundreds more trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time. The latest toll, expected to rise further, came as rescue operations continued overnight following Tuesday’s disaster when a total...


Kashmiris to continue struggle till success: Shabbir

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th May 2014

Kashmiris to continue struggle till success: Shabbir ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has said that Kashmiri people will continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. According to KMS, Shah said that the UN had acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmiris’ right to self-determination in its several resolutions. He termed as...


Kashmiris fighting for securing freedom from India: Gilani

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th May 2014

Kashmiris fighting for securing freedom from India: Gilani ISLAMABAD: The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and the Kashmiri people are fighting for their freedom from Indian occupation. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the issuance of around three lac gun licenses to a particular section...


Arvind Kejriwal says Narendra Modi will lose

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th May 2014

Arvind Kejriwal says Narendra Modi will lose ISLAMABAD: With three days left for the big battle in Varanasi, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday began his roadshow from rural parts of the constituency to woo the electorate of the ancient Hindu holy city. Confident of a big win, Kejriwal said that Narendra Modi will lose despite the fact that the...


India’s Rahul Gandhi battles for seat as election end nears

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th May 2014

India’s Rahul Gandhi battles for seat as election end nears AMETHI, India:  Rahul Gandhi, scion of India’s political dynasty and frontman for the ruling Congress party, battled to defend his parliamentary seat on Wednesday as the world’s biggest general election entered its final stages. Gandhi, 43, whose lacklustre leadership of the Congress election campaign has drawn criticism, travelled to his northern constituency in Amethi to...


Bangladesh factory victims fail to receive compensation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th April 2014

Bangladesh factory victims fail to receive compensation DHAKA: Some victims of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster said Monday they have still not received promised compensation, days after a deadline for payments from a multi-million dollar fund backed by Western retailers. Victims, many of whom suffered horrific injuries when the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed last year killing 1,138 people, said they feared authorities...


JKLF continues polls boycott drive in IOK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th April 2014

JKLF continues polls boycott drive in IOK ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is continuing its polls boycott campaign and organising programmes in various areas of the Indian Occupied Kashmir urging the people to stay away from the so-called elections. The JKLF spokesman, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said the party leaders and activists, including Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Showkat Ahmad...


Basit ’encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on India relations

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd April 2014

Basit ’encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on India relations NEW DELHI: Pakistan said Wednesday it was “encouraged” by comments from arch rival India’s election frontrunner Narendra Modi who stressed cooperation with foreign governments if he was elected prime minister. Hindu nationalist hardliner Modi and his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party are expected to vault to power at mammoth elections underway in India after...


JKLF condemns continued illegal detention of Yasin Malik

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th April 2014

JKLF condemns continued illegal detention of Yasin Malik ISLAMABAD: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has strongly denounced the continued illegal detention of its Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested on Thursday (April 17) and lodged at Kothi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar, KMS reported. He said that the...


Youths are torch bearers of Pak-China friendship: Masood Khalid

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th April 2014

Youths are torch bearers of Pak-China friendship: Masood Khalid BEIJING: Ambassador Masood Khalid has said that youths from both the countries are the torch bearers and have the responsibility to take forward the legacy of Pak-China friendship that built up over past 60-years. Addressing a reception at Pakistan Embassy here Thursday evening, hosted for the 100-member youths delegation on the penultimate day of their...


India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th April 2014

India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength BANGALORE: India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. Narendra Modi, the prime-ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya...


Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th April 2014

Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll NEW DELHI: India’s Hindu nationalist opposition party and its allies are on course to win an overall parliamentary majority in the world’s biggest election currently underway, according to a new poll. The survey by the NDTV network forecast that the opposition alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would win 275 seats in the...


Election boycott campaign picks up momentum in IOK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th April 2014

Election boycott campaign picks up momentum in IOK ISLAMABAD: The forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has urged the people not to cast their votes in the ongoing farcical polls to honour the sacrifice of the Kashmiri martyrs. The forum leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Peer Saifullah and Raja Meraj-ud-Din...


Anti-graft party faces test as India votes in third round

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2014

Anti-graft party faces test as India votes in third round NEW DELHI : India´s upstart anti-graft party faces a key test Thursday as the national capital votes in the first major stage of the country´s marathon general elections. The third phase of voting begins at 7:00 am local time (01:30 GMT) in 92 constituencies, representing a fifth of the 543-seat lower house, across the capital...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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