Pakistan

Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling dies

Jammu, Oct 21 (IANS) — A resident of Jammu district who was wounded in Pakistan shelling Oct 6 succumbed to his injuries... (more...)

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China, US training Afghan diplomats

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) — A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session here Monday as part... (more...)

Will see end of child labour in my lifetime: Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a crusader of child rights, Monday expressed hope... (more...)

Pakistan, Afghanistan working on roadmap for better ties

Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) — Pakistan said Monday that it is working with Afghanistan on a “comprehensive roadmap”... (more...)

Man killed for scolding niece’s stalker

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — A 32-year-old man was shot dead outside his home here Monday allegedly by a youth whom he... (more...)

For commercial films, SRK right guide for Vivaan: Naseeruddin

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) — Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah who was Monday present at the 16th MAMI film festival says he... (more...)

Pakistani syndicate busted, eight held for cheating

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested for cheating several people... (more...)

Malaysia keen to invest Rs.10,000 crore on Rajasthan roads

Jaipur, Oct 20 (IANS) — Malaysia has expressed its keenness to invest Rs.10,000 crore in the road sector in Rajasthan,... (more...)

Diverse mix of books in DSC Prize 2014 longlist

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) — Ten books, penned by authors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, are in the... (more...)

10 killed, 23 injured in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) — At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger bus hit a truck in Pakistan... (more...)

No ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Oct 20 (IANS) — There has been no ceasefire violation on the border in Jammu and Kashmir for the past one day,... (more...)

Six killed in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) — At least six people were killed and 13 injured Monday when a bus collided with a truck in... (more...)

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