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Pakistan defends its economic partnership with China

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan defended its economic partnership with China, amid fears that the terms of opaque multi-billion dollar investments by Beijing could be exacerbating Islamabad’s economic woes as it considers a fresh IMF bailout. “We have noted recent media reports questioning the viability of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), claiming that it would...

Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | AP | Cape Canaveral, Fla

A red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to “touch” the sun, hurtling through the sizzling solar atmosphere and coming within just 6 million kms of surface. It’s designed to take solar punishment...

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Thursday, 09 Aug 2018 | Agencies

Senator presents letter from Trump for Putin Moscow: US Sen Rand Paul has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader’s spokesman said. Paul, who defended Trump in the wake of his summit with Putin last month in Helsinki, has been visiting Russia with...

Iran sanctions: Trump warns trading partners

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | IANS | WASHINGTON

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country. “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business...

Imran Khan questioned by Pakistan’s anti-graft body

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | PTI | Peshawar

Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, was questioned on Tuesday by the country’s anti-graft body in connection with the misuse of helicopters of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government which allegedly caused Rs 2.17 million loss to the exchequer. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on August 3 had...

Gen Sharif not granted NOC by Cabinet

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | IANS | Islamabad

Pakistan’s former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif did not obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Cabinet before leaving for Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance, the attorney general informed the apex court on Tuesday. During the hearing of a suo motu case regarding dual nationality of civil servants...

North Korea frees S Korean detainee held in July: Seoul

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea on Tuesday released a South Korean who was arrested after crossing the border last month, Seoul’s unification ministry said, welcoming the “humanitarian” gesture. The North told the South on Monday of its decision to release the man, who was detained for crossing into the country on July 22,...

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Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | Agencies

US-led strikes kill 28 jihadists in east Syria Beirut: At least 28 Islamic State group jihadists were killed on Tuesday in coordinated strikes by the US-led coalition and allied fighters in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. Four killed in China mine accident Guiyang (China): Four people were killed and nine others were...

Israeli strike kills two Hamas terrorists

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | AFP | Gaza City

An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said. Hamas’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, confirmed in a statement that the dead men were its fighters and named them as Ahmed Murjan and...

Twin blazes form California’s largest wildfire in history

Wednesday, 08 Aug 2018 | AFP | Clearlake Oaks

Two blazes mercilessly charring northern California have grown so rapidly that they became the US State’s largest in recorded history, authorities said. Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) —an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles — and are...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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