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Meet to discuss modalities of Kartarpur corridor

Islamabad: Experts from India and Pakistan will meet on Sunday at the Wagah border to discuss the draft agreement for finalising the modalities of the Kartarpur corridor and related technical issues, Pakistan Foreign Office said on Thursday.  The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian …

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16 killed, over 80 injured in Pakistan train collision

Lahore/Islamabad: At least 16 passengers were killed and more than 80 others injured on Thursday when an express train rammed into a stationery freight train in Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said. The Quetta-bound Akbar Express collided with the stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of the province, Dawn quoted officials as saying. The freight train …

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Removal of 7% country-cap on US Green Card to benefit Indians

Washington: The US House of Representatives has passed by an overwhelming majority a legislation to remove the seven per cent country-cap on Green Card applicants, a development which could end the agonising wait of tens of thousands of talented professionals from countries like India who have sought permanent residency. The bill, when signed into law, increases the per-country cap on …

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More than 20 killed in Papua New Guinea

AP Canberra Police and soldiers have been sent to Papua New Guinea’s highlands to make arrests and provide security after more than 20 people, mostly women and children, were slain in recent tribal violence over a feud that has lasted for years, officials said Wednesday. In the latest attack, 16 women and children were killed this week by assailants armed …

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India demands Security Council action against Dawood, D-Company

IANS United Nations India has demanded Security Council action against mafia don-turned terrorist Dawood Ibrahim sheltering in Pakistan and his D-Company terror organisation behind the 1993 wave of bombings in Mumbai that killed 257 people declaring they posed “a real and present danger”. Following up on India’s diplomatic success in getting a Council sanctions committee to declare Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) chief …

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Nepal SC stays govt move to roll back pesticide testing on vegetables, fruits

PTI Kathmandu Nepal’s Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the government’s move of rolling back its earlier decision to check for permitted levels of pesticides in vegetables and fruits imported from India. A single bench of Justice Anandamohan Bhattarai issued the ruling, ordering the government not to backtrack on its previous decision to conduct pesticide residue tests on vegetables and fruits …

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Convicted people will not be allowed media space: Pak govt

PTI Islamabad The Pakistan government has decided that media should not be allowed to promote the narrative of convicted or under-trial persons, in a move that aims to curtail the space given by the press to jailed politicians like Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari. A Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the Pakistan …

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UN nuclear watchdog holds special meeting on Iran

IANS Vienna The UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday held a special meeting on Iran after the Islamic Republic announced its second breach of the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. It prompted criticism from the Iranian president, who said the focus should be firmly on US policies. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation board of governors held talks in Vienna …

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All-Afghan conference for peace

Kabul: All-Afghan talks that brought together Afghanistan’s warring sides ended Tuesday with a statement that appeared to push the country a step closer to peace, by laying down the outlines of a roadmap for the country’s future and ending nearly 18 years of war. Washington’s Peace Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has said he is hoping for a final agreement by September …

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Trump launches unprecedented tirade against UK PM

Washington/London: In rare public disdain for a British Prime Minister, US President Donald Trump assailed premier Theresa May for the “mess” she created over her handling of the crucial Brexit negotiations with the EU and even welcomed her impending departure from office. The US President’s digital tirade against the British PM came hours after Downing Street reiterated the UK’s ambassador …

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