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Baloch activists hold protest in Germany, thank Modi

August 31st, 2016 (0)
Berlin, Aug 31 (IANS) Scores of Baloch activists staged protests in the German cities of Dusseldorf, Berlin and Munich against the “human right crisis and forced disappearances” of Baloch people in Pakistan, said a representative of the activists. The protests ...

Couple kidnapped by Taliban beg for life in latest video clip

August 31st, 2016 (0)
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An American-Canadian couple kidnapped by the Taliban in 2012 said in a latest video clip that has surfaced that their captors would execute them if the Afghanistan government did not change its policies with regard to ...

Pakistan sisters make history flying Boeing-777 same time

August 31st, 2016 (0)
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots made history by becoming the first pair of sisters in Pakistan to fly Boeing-777 airplanes at the same time, the media reported on Wednesday. Maryam Masood and Erum Masood are ...

Had tears of joy, now can die in peace: Mamata

August 31st, 2016 (0)
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court’s order setting aside the land acquisition for the Tata Motors’ Nano project as a “landmark victory”, adding that she had “tears of joy” on ...

MP Sonia Sidhu Joins Liberal Caucus In Saguenay

August 31st, 2016 (0)
Members of Parliament in the Liberal caucus came together for a few days of summer discussions and planning for the return of Parliament in September  BRAMPTON—From August 24th to 26th — Liberal Members of Parliament gathered in the Saguenay ...

Punjab smokes out e-commerce sites for e-cigarette sales

August 31st, 2016 (0)
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) The cyber crime wing of the Punjab Police and Punjab’s health department issued notices to various e-commerce portals for allegedly violating the Drugs and Cosmetics Act by selling e-cigarettes online. Punjab Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jiyani ...

Cabinet approves new norms to push construction sector: Jaitley

August 31st, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) In a bid to lift the fortunes of the beleaguered construction sector, the government on Wednesday approved new norms to ensure quicker resolution of disputes, kick-start stalled projects and make access to financing easier. Briefing ...


August 30th, 2016 (0)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China on a six-day tour where he will visit various cities and meet the Chinese leadership. The main agenda would be trade, canola exports and human rights issue. Later he will attend the ...

Suicide bomber rams car into Chinese embassy in Bishkek, five injured

August 30th, 2016 (0)
Bishkek, Aug 30 (IANS) A suicide bomber rammed his car into the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Tuesday, injuring five persons. According to Xinhua news agency, the unidentified assailant rammed a Mitsubishi car onto the gates of the ...

India, US sign military logistics agreement; say not to involve bases

August 30th, 2016 (0)
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India and the US signed an agreement on sharing military logistics, in a major step forward in closer bilateral defence cooperation, though both sides clarified it will not involve setting up of military bases. ...