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23 million out-of-school children in Pakistan: Report
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Despite generous funding from foreign donors to transform the educational sector in Pakistan and the claims by various governments regarding improvements, there are almost 23 million out-of-school children in the country, the second highest number in the world, a report said.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan opens airspace 5 months after military escalation with India (2nd Lead)
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Tuesday announced the complete reopening of the country's airspace for civilian flights, nearly five months after the military escalation with India.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan opens airspace 5 months after military escalation with India
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Tuesday announced the complete reopening of the country's airspace for civilian flights, nearly five months after the military escalation with India.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan has reopened its airspace for all types of civil traffic, the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Tuesday.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
10-day Partition exhibition to come to California
Berkeley, July 15 (IANS) An upcoming 10-day pop-up exhibition will be held here by the 1947 Partition Archive, spotlighting the "largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded when the British Empire broke up after World War II", and featuring survivors and witnesses who "now call California their home".
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Lahore court grants pre-arrest bail to Hafiz Saeed
Lahore, July 15 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the banned outfit's alleged illegal use of land for its seminary.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
ATC grants pre-arrest bail to JuD's Hafiz Saeed
Lahore, July 15 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the outfit's alleged illegal use of land for its seminary.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Shehbaz Sharif to sue UK daily over 'fabricated story'
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Shehbaz Sharif, the President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that he has "decided to file a law suit against Daily Mail" newspaper after the British tabloid published an investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in the UK.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
TCC open to negotiated settlement with Pakistan
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) has said that it was willing to discuss the potential for a negotiated settlement with Pakistan over an almost $6 billion damages case decided in its favour, a media report said on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Punjab CM hails Pakistan's decisions on Kartarpur travel
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Sunday appreciated Pakistan's decision to scrap the separate permit system required for pilgrims to travel through the Kartarpur Sahib corridor and allow OCI and PIO card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,IANS Special Series,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pakistan imported medicines worth Rs 136 cr from India in 2019
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan imported medicines and vaccines worth (Pakistani) Rs 136,99,87,000 from India in 2019, its Health Ministry has said.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Imran, Trump have similar personalities, God have mercy: Sheikh Rashid
Lahore, July 14 (IANS) Expressing hope that the upcoming meeting between similar natured Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump on July 22 goes well, Pakistan's Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid on Sunday said, "Khuda khair kare" (May God have mercy).
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
British tabloid claims Shahbaz embezzled UK aid, PML-N denies charges
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday denied reports by British tabloid 'Daily Mail' that its leader Shahbaz Sharif embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pakistan agrees to visa-free, year-long access to Kartarpur Sahib
Amritsar, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Pakistan asked to pay $5.9bn to mining firm
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) The World Bank Group's Inter­national Centre for Settle­ment of Investment Disp­utes (ICSID) has announced a huge award of $5.976 billion against Pakistan in the Reko Diq case, Pakistani media reported on Sunday.
2019-07-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib
Amritsar, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Indo-Pak civil society-led dialogue held in Islamabad, first after Pulwama
Islamabad/New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Improving cross-border connectivity and trade, people-to-people exchanges and educational collaboration were among the subjects discussed at the two-day civil society-led Track-II dialogue between India and Pakistan in Islamabad, the first such initiative after the Pulwama terror attack that soured relations between the two neighbouring countries.
2019-07-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Civil society-led dialogue being held in Islamabad, first after Pulwama
Islamabad/New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Improving cross-border connectivity and trade, people-to-people exchanges and educational collaboration were among the subjects discussed at the two-day civil society-led Track-II dialogue between India and Pakistan in Islamabad, the first such initiative after the Pulwama terror attack that soured relations between the two neighbouring countries.
2019-07-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistani Traders observe nationwide strike against taxes
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Traders across Pakistan on Saturday observed a nationwide complete shutter down strike against the Imran Khan-led government after a hike in sales tax in the federal budget.
2019-07-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan, Afghanistan resume transit trade talks
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have resumed talks to iron out differences in the way of transit treaty after a three-year hiatus, the media reported on Saturday.
2019-07-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Chinese group objects to Dalai Lama's birthday celebration in Ladakh's border village
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A group of Chinese personnel in civilian clothes crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the sensitive Demchok area of Ladakh on July 6 and objected to the celebrations of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's birthday by locals, officials said here.
2019-07-12
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan won't open airspace until India de-escalates: Official
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan will not open its airspace until India de-escalates, the country's Aviation Secretary Shah­rukh Nusrat told a parliamentary committee.
2019-07-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Maryam Nawaz's interview 'forcefully' taken off air
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) A televised interview of Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was "forcefully" taken off shortly after it was aired, the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Pilot dies after fighter jet crashed in Thailand
Bangkok, July 11 (IANS) A pilot was killed and another injured after a fighter jet crashed in Thailand's Chiang Mai province, according to the Thai air force on Thursday.
2019-07-11
Category: International, Thailand,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drowned boy's body handed over to Pakistan Army
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The body of a seven-year-old Pakistani boy, recovered from a river in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, was handed over to Pakistan authorities on Thursday, police said.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri's appeal to the 'mujahideen' in Kashmir to rain "unrelenting" blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed terrorist had been issuing such threats time and again and Indian security forces were fully capable of protecting the country.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
ALERT: SC asks rebel MLAs to appear before Karnataka Speaker by 6 p.m.
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2019-07-11
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: Karnataka CM rejects BJP's demand for his resignation
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2019-07-11
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Politics
10 killed, 40 injured in Pakistan train accident
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 40 others injured on Thursday when a passenger train and a goods train collided in Pakistan's Punjab province.
2019-07-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Convicted politicians not to get media time in Pakistan
Islambad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to block media coverage and interviews of politicians who are convicts or under-trail prisoners and directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) to fulfil its "responsibility" to discourage airing of such programmes by electronic media.
2019-07-10
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Withdraw our troops from Afghanistan: Italian Senator
Rome, July 9 (IANS/AKI) Italy's ruling anti-establishment 5-Star Movement wants Italy's 900-strong troop contingent in Afghanistan to be drawn down rapidly after presidential polls scheduled for late September, one of the party's senior lawmakers said on Tuesday.
2019-07-09
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pakistan did well, no need to be sorry for performance: Sarfaraz
Karachi, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed remained defiant that the team did well in their World Cup sojourn, stating on Sunday that he does not need to be sorry for their performances.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
13 on Indian boat rescued from Bangladesh waters
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A crew of 13 people on board a disabled Indian fishing boat 'Tara Shankar' have been rescued from Bangladeshi waters, the Indian government announced on Sunday.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
12 killed, 179 injured in Afghan bombing
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 179 others injured on Sunday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's Ghazni city. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nepal strives to convert Everest trash into treasure
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) In a bid to save Mount Everest from trash, Nepal conducted a month-long cleaning campaign by collecting over 10,000 kg of rubbish from the region.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian diplomat tears into Pakistan's propaganda on Kashmir
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) An Indian diplomat from Jammu and Kashmir took on Pakistan strongly at the UN Human Rights Council on the issue of Kashmir, and said that Islamabad's portrayal of self determination is "actually state-sponsored cross border terrorism".
2019-07-06
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Sri Lanka SC issues stay order on death sentence
Colombo, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday issued an interim order staying the implementation of the death sentence for convicted drug offenders until October 30.
2019-07-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pope appoints Sri Lankan priest to top Vatican post
Colombo, July 5 (IANS) Pope Francis has appointed a Sri Lankan priest as the Secretary of the Vaticans Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID), the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
PML-N workers barred from meeting Sharif, clash with police
Lahore, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers and supporters clashed with the police on Thursday as the authorities barred them and several senior party leaders from meeting incarcerated former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore's prison.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
SL says majority of injured in Easter attacks have recovered
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry on Thursday said a majority of those injured in the Easter Sunday terror explosions have been discharged from hospitals.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Imran Khan to meet Trump on July 22
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet US President Donald Trump on July 22, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hafiz Saeed, 12 other JuD leaders booked for terror financing
Lahore, July 4 (IANS) Top 13 leaders of the banned Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), including its chief and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, have been booked in nearly two dozen cases of terror financing and money laundering, days ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the US.
2019-07-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pak launches crackdown against Hafiz Saeed ahead of Imran's US visit
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan's counter terrorism department on Wednesday said it has registered 23 cases relating to terror financing and facilitation against Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, days ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the US.
2019-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Terrorism
Amid pressure, Pak books JuD chief for terror financing
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Amid growing world pressure, Pakistan government on Wednesday booked Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, along with three other members of the banned outfit for terror financing and facilitation, according to Pakistani media.
2019-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Terrorism
90% of Sri Lanka's coral reefs dead: Officials
Colombo, July 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's state-owned Marine Environment Protection Authority on Wednesday warned that the country only had 10 per cent of live coral reefs in its oceans as 90 per cent had died due to pollution, illegal fishing methods and excessive climate change.
2019-07-03
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Assam Rifles send back 135 Myanmarese from Mizoram
Aizawl, July 3 (IANS) Assam Rifles has sent 135 refugees from Myanmar back to their country and also provided them with 15 days of ration to sustain themselves, a Mizoram district official said on Wednesday.
2019-07-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
2 killed in shooting at Lahore airport
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Two people were killed and another two injured in a shooting incident at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday that the police believe to be linked to a personal dispute.
2019-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Assam Rifles send back 135 Myanmarese from Mizoram
Aizawl, July 3 (IANS) Assam Rifles has sent 135 refugees from Myanmar back to their country and also provided them with 15 days of ration to sustain themselves, a Mizoram district official said on Wednesday.
2019-07-03
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
2 killed in firing in Pakistan's Lahore airport
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Two persons were killed in a firing incident in the premises of the international airport in Pakistan's Lahore on Wednesday, media reported.
2019-07-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL arrests ex-police chief, former Defence Secretary
Colombo, July 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ex-police chief Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were arrested on Tuesday following instructions issued by the Attorney General to charge them for their failure to prevent the Easter Sunday terror bombings which killed over 250 people and injured hundreds.
2019-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism