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Pak increases deployment across Line of Control in J&K

NEW DELHI:India has apprised the international community about the Pakistan Army gradually increasing troop deployment and enhancing its firepower on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, sources said on Monday.

Goa Congress leaders hail Ayodhya verdict

PANAJI:Senior Congress leader Ramakant Khalap on Saturday said the Supreme Court verdict to give the disputed land in Ayodhya to the Hindus for a temple and five acres of alternate land to the Muslims for a mosque was a "win-win" for both Hindus and Muslims.

Netanyahu appoints new Defence Minister

JURUSALEM:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed New Right party leader Naftali Bennett as the country's new Defence Minister.

Pak-backed outfit sets Khalistan agenda on Google Play Store

NEW DELHI:Ahead of Kartarpur Corridor opening on Saturday, the US-based radical group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) -- learnt to be backed by Pakistan -- has adopted a new platform on Google Play Store to propagate its separatist Khalistan agenda.

Japan 'specs ban' for women at work sparks backlash

TOKYO:Some Japanese companies deciding to ban women from wearing spectacles to work has led to widespread condemnation and sparked heated discussions on social media, the media reported on Friday.

Passport with court, can't accompany Sharif abroad: Maryam

LAHORE:PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Friday said that she cannot accompany her ailing father, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his treatment abroad as her passport was with the Lahore High Court.

Poor relationship with family bad for your health: Study

NEW DELHI:Having a strained relationship with parents, siblings or child may be more harmful to people's health than enduring rocky romantic partnerships, according to a new study.

HK varsity graduation ceremony halted over students' protest

HONG KONG:A graduation ceremony at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was abruptly halted on Thursday after protesting students wearing masks chanted slogans as the national anthem was being played.

India to expose Pak terror financing at Oz meet

NEW DELHI:India will share dossier of Pakistan based-terror organisations funding jihad to destabilise peace in South Asia during the three-day global conference about threat of terrorism in Melbourne, Australia.

Imran to launch 'largest ever' scholarship programme

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that he would launch the counry's "largest ever need-based" scholarship programme later in the day.

HK politician's ear reconstructed after attacker bit it off

HONG-KONG:Surgeons have reconstructed a Hong Kong politicians ear after part of it was bitten off by a knife-wielding man outside a shopping centre here, a media report said on Monday.

Trump threatens to pull california wildfire funds

WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut federal funding for the wildfires raging across California, in a Twitter spat with the state's Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.

Modi, Suu Kyi discuss operationalising Sittwe Port, border demarcation

BANGKOK:Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi discussed issues relating to the operationalising of the Sittwe port, being built by New Delhi, as well as a section of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project and border demarcation.

Hindu kids more likely to believe 'Indian equals Hindu'

NEW YORK: When it comes to the question of who is a true Indian, the country's Hindu children are more likely than their Muslim peers to connect their faith to their national identity, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Johnson's new manifesto to abandon no-deal Brexit

LONDON:UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new manifesto is set to abandon the threat of a no-deal Brexit as he attempts to gain support from the centre ground, a media report revealed on Saturday.

Pak opposition to meet over 'Azadi March' strategy

ISLAMABAD:A meeting of the Rehbar Committee, which comprises representatives of Pakistan's opposition parties, is slated to take place here on Saturday to plan out a future course of action for the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl's (JUI-F) anti-government 'Azadi March'.

Police, protesters clash in Hong Kong

HONG KONG:Police and protesters clashed in Hong Kong on Saturday as the demonstrators took to the streets of the city for yet another weekend of protests against the government.

Vietnamese nationals among victims found inside Essex lorry

HANOI:The Vietnam government said on Saturday that the country's nationals were among the 39 people who were found dead inside a refrigerated lorry container in the UK's Essex county on October 23.

Pak not doing enough against terrorist groups targeting India: US

NEW YORK:  The US has said that Pakistan was not doing enough against terrorist groups operating from there that target India, and warned that those groups maintain their offensive capabilities.

China cites progress in US trade talks

BEIJING:The Chinese and US economic and trade teams have maintained close contacts and are making smooth progress on the negotiations, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Thursday.


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