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Indian Supreme Court orders Modi govt to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir

The Indian Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Narendra Modi led government to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued these orders while hearing a petition filed by child rights expert Enakshi Ganguly and Professor Shanta Sinha, first Chairperson of the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR), stating that there have been reports about the...

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Posters of Major General Asif Ghafoor surface in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Many posters and handbills with pictures of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor have surfaced in Indian occupied Kashmir, according to reports on Monday. The Kashmir Media Service (KMS) in a report on Monday said the posters and handbills carrying the ISPR spokesperson's pictures surfaced in the disputed valley, carrying the message that Pakistan would...

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US special envoy shows draft deal with Taliban to Afghan president

KABUL: The US special representative for Afghanistan showed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday the draft of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban expected to clear the way for a phased U.S. troop withdrawal, officials said. Zalmay Khalilzad, the Afghan-born US diplomat who has completed nine rounds of talks with Taliban representatives, is meeting Afghan leaders in...

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US Senator Sanders call attention to India’s ‘unacceptable’ actions in IoK

US Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday raised the plight of Kashmiris, who have been living under a lockdown for four weeks in occupied Kashmir, while separately addressing the 56th Convention of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Speaking at the event, Sanders, a Democratic presidential hopeful for the US Elections 2020, termed India's move to annex occupied Kashmir as "unacceptable"....

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US, Taliban on ‘threshold’ of deal: Khalilzad

DOHA: US and Taliban negotiators are "at the threshold of an agreement" to end 18 years of conflict between them, Washington's top negotiator said Sunday as he concluded their latest talks. The foes have been meeting in Doha to conclude a deal under which the Taliban would give security guarantees in return for sharp reductions to the 13,000-strong US force...

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Five killed, including gunman, in West Texas shooting

At least five people were killed and 21 wounded by a man who randomly fired at motorists in the Texan town of Odessa in the southern United States before being shot dead by police on Saturday. "We have at least 21 victims, 21 shot dead and at least five deaths at this stage," a police spokesman for the city of...

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Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

GUWAHATI: Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators", in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide. A total of 31.1 million people were included in a final National Register of Citizens (NRC), but 1.9 million were deemed...

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US ‘very concerned’ about reports of detentions, restrictions in Kashmir

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday said that it was “very concerned” about reports of detentions and restrictions imposed in Indian occupied Kashmir. Speaking to the media, US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, “The US is watching the situation in Jammu and Kashmir closely. We continue to call for calm and restraint, including on rhetoric.” Ortagus said the US...

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India to receive Spice 2000 bombs from Israel

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive Spice 2000 bombs from Israel by the second week of September. According to the Indian media reports, IAF will also receive Mark 84 warhead and bombs which can destroy buildings completely. India is receiving these weapons systems as part of a deal signed with Israel worth INR 300 crores. It is expected that...

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At least 23 killed in fire at Mexico bar

WASHINGTON: At least 23 people were killed after a fire broke out in a bar in southern Mexico Tuesday night, NBC News reported, with authorities investigating a possible arson attack. Thirteen others were left seriously injured following the blaze in the southern port city of Coatzacoalcos, NBC said, citing a statement from the state attorney general´s office. The office condemned...

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Indian SC issues notices to PM Modi govt on petitions regarding Article 370

NEW DELHI: The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday referred petitions related to the abrogation of the special status for occupied Kashmir to a five-judge constitution bench for hearing in the first week of October. Notices were also issued to Indian federal government on the petitions challenging Article 370. The Indian Supreme Court also allowed CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury...

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Iran’s Rouhani tells US to lift sanctions first then talk

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to "take the first step" by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting. "The step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran," Rouhani said in a speech...

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All issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral: Modi during meeting with Trump

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that all issues between India and Pakistan were "bilateral in nature". He made the remark during a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France, ANI reported. Modi said, "all issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother...

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Pakistani staff safe as blast near consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad injures four: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani staff were safe after a bomb exploded Sunday night near the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said. At least four people were injured in the late-night bomb blast, television channels reported. According to Dr Faisal, "IED exploded outside holding area of our Consulate General in Jalalabad. All Pakistani staff are safe....

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Continue fight for freedom, Gilani’s message to Kashmiri people

Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to the people of occupied Kashmir to continue their resistance against Indian brutality without losing courage. Gilani, in his first statement received by Kashmir Media Service from house arrest since the abolishing of occupied Kashmir’s special status by India on August 5, said there is no other alternative but...

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Modi awarded highest civilian award by UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian honour during a visit on Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he faces criticism over stripping occupied Kashmir of its autonomy. The induction of Modi into the Order of Zayed shows the importance the UAE places on India, the world’s third-largest...

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Rahul Gandhi and other Indian political leaders sent back from Srinagar airport

NEW DELHI:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and 11 leaders of other opposition parties who landed today at Srinagar airport were sent back to Delhi, news agency ANI reported. Restrictions have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since the Indian government withdrew special status from the state and divided it into two union territories earlier this month. According to reports in Indian...

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