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Pakistan rejects India’s objection on Qureshi’s call to Mirwaiz

Pakistan rejects India’s objection on Qureshi’s call to Mirwaiz

Islamabad, Jan 31: Pakistan’s Foreign Office has rejected objection raised by India over Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s telephone call to Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The row started after Qureshi called Farooq on Tuesday and spoke about Islamabad’s efforts to “highlight” the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir internationally.…

Pakistan launches attack on India’s quest for permanent seat on UNSC

Pakistan launches attack on India’s quest for permanent seat on UNSC

United Nations, Jan 31: Pakistan has launched a strong attack on India’s quest for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council blaming it as the “primary stumbling block” for reforms. Intervening in the discussions on Council reforms on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi did not mention India by name…

Pakistan summons India’s envoy over Qureshi-Mirwaiz call

Pakistan summons India’s envoy over Qureshi-Mirwaiz call

Islamabad, Jan 31: Pakistan, in a tit-for-tat move, summoned India’s High Commissioner on Thursday, a day after New Delhi summoned Islamabad’s representative in India to lodge a protest over Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s telephone call to Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned India’s High Commissioner…

Pakistan appoints first ever female Hindu civil judge

Pakistan appoints first ever female Hindu civil judge

Islamabad, Jan 29:  Pakistan has appointed the country’s first ever Hindu female civil judge after she passed an examination for induction of judicial officers, the media reported on Tuesday. Suman Kumari, who hails from Qambar-Shahdadkot in Sindh province, will serve in her native district, reports Dawn news. Kumari passed her LL.B.…

19 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

19 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Kandahar, Jan 28: At least 19 militants were killed and 11 others injured after Afghan warplanes targeted a Taliban training centre in the country’s Kandahar province on Monday, officials said. “Acting upon intelligence report, the fighting aircraft pounded Taliban terrorist training centre in Sarasahano area of Spin Boldak district along the…

Pakistan team to visit India to inspect hydel projects

Pakistan team to visit India to inspect hydel projects

The team will inspect the projects from January 28 to 31 and will return to Pakistan on February 1 Islamabad, Jan 27:  A three-member Pakistani delegation will leave for India on Sunday to inspect hydro-power projects in the Chenab basin in Jammu and Kashmir. The team of experts will be headed…

Will ‘use all power’ if Israel attacks Lebanon: Hezbollah leader

Will ‘use all power’ if Israel attacks Lebanon: Hezbollah leader

Beirut, Jan 27: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that his party will not wage a war against Israel but it will certainly use all its power to respond if Israel wages a war against Lebanon. “Israel will regret if it wages a war against Lebanon. Israelis should know…

Record-breaking almost 10 inch long salamander found in US

Record-breaking almost 10 inch long salamander found in US

New York, Jan 26: Researchers have discovered the largest cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of the Berry Cave species. “The record represents the largest individual within the genus Gyrinophilus, the largest body size of any cave-obligate salamander and the largest salamander within the Plethodontidae family in the US,”…

Pakistan says Chinese loans coming in few days; Beijing silent

Pakistan says Chinese loans coming in few days; Beijing silent

Beijing, Jan 25:  China on Friday evaded a question whether it was issuing fresh loans to Islamabad in the next few days as stated by Pakistan’s Finance Minister. “I have no specific information, but one thing is sure that we will provide our utmost assistance for the economic development of Pakistan,”…

Death toll in Indonesia floods reaches 59

Death toll in Indonesia floods reaches 59

Jakarta, Jan 25: The death toll due to floods in Indonesia has increased to 59 while search and rescue continue to locate 25 missing people, a disaster management official said here on Friday. At least 47 people were injured after torrential rains resulted in a dam burst on Tuesday that affected…