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Thursday, April 26, 2018PoK boy repatriated

Jammu, April 26: A 12-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who had inadvertently entered Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, has been repatriated, police said.


The boy was detained by Army personnel guarding the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector in Poonch on April 22.

"Mohmmad Zahid, who had inadvertently crossed LoC to Balakote sector has been handed over to Pakistan aut

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018Will review India-China ties from strategic perspective: Modi

New Delhi, April 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will review Sino-Indian relationship from a strategic and long-term perspective when they meet at Wuhan on April 27-28.

"President Xi and I will exchange views on a range of issues of bilateral and global importance," Modi said in a statement here.

"We will discuss our respective vis

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018Coached by Army, martyr''s daughter hopeful to clear SSBFCAT examinations.

Samba, Apr 26: Coached at the Army initiated 'Samba Super 40 project', Roshni Devi, daughter of a martyred soldier is hopeful of cracking upcoming Services Selection Board (SSB) examination to become commissioned officer in armed forces.

Devi is among seven students preparing for upcoming Services Selection Board (SSB) examination after clearing CDS and AFCAT examinations.

They thank the Ar

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018Indian, Pakistani Army trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu, April 26: Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Defence sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing, using mortars, small arms and automatic weapons. Indian positions were targeted.

"Pakistan shelling and firing started at 8.30 a.m. and continued till 11 a.m.

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Thursday, April 26, 201820 killed in separate road accidents in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 26: At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in separate road accidents in Pakistan, the media and police said.

In the latest accident, five passengers were killed, including two women whereas 20 others injured in the deadly collision between a passenger bus and a trailer on M2 motorway in Pindi Bhattian, a city in the country's eastern Punjab.

According to the mot

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork

Cairo, Apr 25: This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from April 24 to 30, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.

Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immu

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018Pakistan for strengthening cultural ties with Haryana: Pak High Commissioner

Chandigarh, Apr 24: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Monday said as there were a lot of similarities between the two countries, there should be an exchange from both sides in the fields of sports and culture, to further strengthen the bilateral relations.

Mr Mahmood, who made a courtesy call on Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, said Pakistan evinces keen interest in the

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan at SCO meet

Beijing, April 24: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the countries that promote terrorism.

Without a direct reference to Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj said the world community together must "wipe-out this scourge from the face of the earth".

"There are a number

 

Monday, April 23, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) left here on Monday to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC).

The bus left with 23 passengers from Srinagar to cross over to other side in Uri sector this morning, official sources told TNN. The passengers included nine residents of Kashmir who are tr

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018Indian-American teenager shot dead in California for opening fire on police

Washington: An Indian-American teenager, wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant, was shot dead by a California police after he opened fire on them, officials said. The individual, identified as Nathaniel Prasad, 18, was shot dead on April 5, according to an investigation report released by the Freemont Police Department on Thursday.


He was wanted on a felony probation warrant and a m

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018Totally presidented: Donald Trump tweets wrong spelling again

Washington: In a development that is totally not 'unpresidented', US President Donald Trump brought his skills at spelling into focus, again. In a tweet late on Friday night (US time), he trained his guns on Robert Mueller, without naming him. However, he ended up attacking the 'Special Council' instead.


Discrediting the Special Counsel investigation into his dealing and connections with Rus

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018Indian on pilgrimage to Pakistan fails to return home

Amritsar, Apr 22: An Indian national, who had gone to Pakistan for a 10-day pilgrimage as part of the Sikh Jatha on April 12, has failed to return home, police said today.

The Sikh Jatha returned home yesterday but Amarjit Singh, a resident of village Niranjanpura in Amrtisar district, was not part of it.

"The group of Sikh pilgrims after observing Baisakhi festival and paying obeisance at

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018Ravi Thapar next Ambassador to Nicaragua

New Delhi, Apr 21: Indian Ambassador to Panama has been given the addition charge of envoy to Nicaragua.

Mr Thapar, a 1983-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, would take up this assignment soon.

Presently Ambassador of lndia to Panama, Mr Thapar has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to Nicaragua, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

Last mont

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018WHO concerned over increasingly overwhelmed health services in Gaza Strip

Gaza, Apr 21: Mass demonstrations in Gaza have left at least 33 Palestinians dead and more than 4279 injured since March 30, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The escalating violence has also led to the injury of 41 health staff, of whom 3 were injured by bullets, with 13 ambulances damaged by bullets and tear gas, a WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region report said on Saturday

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Saturday, April 21, 2018US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists

New York, April 21: The US State Department's human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the "serious abuses" by separatist insurgents and terrorists.

"The most significant human rights issues included police and security force abuses, such as extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, ra

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018Indiana Governor declares April as National Sikh Heritage Month

Indianapolis, Apr 21: Indiana Governor Eric J Holcomb celebrated the 319th anniversary of “Creation of Khalsa Day” and on this occasion he also declared the month of April as National Sikh Heritage Month by the executive order of Proclamation.

Sikh community leaders were invited at the Governor’s office and welcomed by the honorable Governor for the celebrations. At the end of the ceremony, t

 

Friday, April 20, 2018India demands legal action against flag desecration in UK

London, Apr 20: India has demanded legal action against those behind the desecration of the Indian flag at Parliament Square here during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the matter had been taken up with the UK government and had been regretted at the highest level.

"We are deeply anguished with the incident involving our national flag at

 

Friday, April 20, 2018Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP

New Delhi, April 20: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national.

"The VHP demands a thorough investigation into Kiran Bala's mysterious disappearance, religious conversion, remarriage and unwillingness to return to India," a VHP release said.

VHP Working President Alok Ku

 

Friday, April 20, 2018Pak shells areas along LoC in Nowshera

Jammu, April 20: Pakistani troops opened fire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said today.

Pakistani troops shelled Anwas, Laam, Sarya and Pukhrani areas of Nowshera sector late last night.

The firing continued for a brief period, they said and added that there was loss of life or injury to anyone.