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Pakistan voices concern over civilians being used as human shields

JK NNI NEWS  IANS PAKISTAN may 23  Pakistan has said the civilians are being used as human shields in “occupied territories” instead of getting protection, an apparent reference to a 2017 incident of a man being used as a “human shield” by an Indian Army Major Letul Gogoi against alleged stone-pelters in Kashmir. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador …

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Key Taliban commander among six militants killed

JK NNI NEWS  Web desk Srinagar May 23 Six Taliban militants including a key commander were killed after the Afghan security forces’ aircraft struck the group’s hideout in Kunduz province on Wednesday, officials said. Top commander Mullah Karim Mukhlis was among the six militants killed during the raid on the hideout in Kunjak area, an Afghan government official said. The …

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India trying to block water supply to Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed

JK NNI NEWS  IANS PAKISTAN may 22 Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not engage in politics after his disqualification and that he has become the biggest non-state actor in Pakistan. Saeed was talking to the media on Monday after a meeting with Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) party chief Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair in …

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Priyanka Chopra urges world to care for Rohingya refugees

JK NNI NEWS  IANS  world May 22 Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has urged the world to care for and support Rohingya refugees, among whom are a whole lot of children who she says are scarred for life because of their ordeal. Priyanka on Monday visited Cox’s …

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Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in Kashmir

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service May 22 Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam. A four-member Pakistan delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, arrived in Washington on Sunday for three-day talks …

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16 killed in Afghanistan blast

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service May 22 At least 16 people were killed when a vehicle, packed with explosives detonated in the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, authorities said. Provincial Governor Tooryalai Wesa said that at least 16 people were killed and 38 others wounded in the explosion, Ariana News reported. According to Wesa, the death toll is expected …

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Volcanic eruption in Indonesia forces evacuation

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service May 22 Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, spewed a column of ash 3,500 metres into the air early on Tuesday, triggering an evacuation, a disaster agency official said. The volcanology agency has raised the alert level to the second highest, Xinhua news agency quoted a spokesman of the national disaster management …

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Mexican firm suspended after Cuban plane crash

JK NNI NEWS  Indo-Asian News Service May 22 Mexico’s civil air authority has suspended the operations of a company that owned the plane which crashed in Cuba killing 111 people. It is the country’s deadliest air disaster in 30 years. The charter company, Aerolineas Damojh, had leased the airplane in question to Cuban state airlines Cubana de Aviacion, and is …

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All mosques in China should raise national flag, says state-run Islamic association

JK NNI NEWS  Press trust of India May 21 All mosques in China should raise the national flag and study the Chinese Constitution, socialist core values to strengthen their “concept of nation” and carry forward “the spirit of patriotism,” state-run China Islamic Association said. Chinese experts hailed the initiative for seeking to assimilate religion into a socialist society and as …

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