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We can all live in peace: Malala on Kashmir

London: Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Thursday appealed for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying “we can all live in peace” and there is no need to “hurt each other”. Malala’s statement comes after the Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu …

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Refrain from any retaliatory aggression against India; US to Pak

Washington: Two powerful Democratic lawmakers in the US have asked Pakistan to refrain from any “retaliatory aggression” against India and take “demonstrable action” against terrorist groups within its territory. Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and downgraded diplomatic ties with India over what it called New Delhi’s “unilateral and illegal” move to revoke the special status of …

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‘India crucible for innovative ideas that can help leap-frog women’s empowerment’

United Nations: India is the crucible for innovative ideas which can be shared with other developing nations to implement changes that leap-frog women’s empowerment and equality for generations ahead, Anita Bhatia, the newly-appointed Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, has said. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last month appointed Bhatia as Assistant Secretary-General for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships and Deputy …

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We can all live in peace: Malala on Kashmir

London: Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani education rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Thursday appealed for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying “we can all live in peace” and there is no need to “hurt each other”. Malala’s statement comes after the Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu …

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Pak expels Indian envoy, downgrades diplomatic ties

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, minutes after it decided to downgrade the diplomatic ties with India over what it called New Delhi’s “unilateral and illegal” move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. This was announced after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), attended …

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UK expresses concern, reiterates calm

London: The United Kingdom (UK) government said on Wednesday that it had expressed its concerns over the Indian government’s decision to revoke Article 370 and withdraw the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said he had spoken to his Indian counterpart External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and received clarity on India’s stand on the announcement …

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UN mum on claims that India violated UNSC resolutions

United Nations: A spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has declined to comment on claims that scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by India is in violation of the Security Council resolutions, reiterating only that the UN chief is following the developments in the region with concern. “I think we’ve expressed our… we said very clearly that we …

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India did not consult on Kashmir: US

Washington: The US on Wednesday strongly refuted news reports that India had informed it before revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Multiple media reports from the US and India said that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had informed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Indian decision on Jammu and Kashmir when they met in Bangkok last week. …

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Swaraj was extraordinary woman, leader: UNGA President

United Nations: UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has expressed condolences at the demise of India’s former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, describing her as an “extraordinary” woman and leader who devoted her life to public service. Swaraj passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac …

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Hafiz Saeed declared guilty of ‘terror financing’: Pak

Lahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jammat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed was declared guilty of “terror financing” by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in a Pakistani court on Wednesday. Saeed, a UN designated terrorist whom the US has placed a US$ 10 million bounty on, was presented before the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Gujranwala, some 80-km from Lahore, in high security …

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