Hong Kong, June 15 : Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the “suspension” of her controversial proposed extradition bill which has generated massive opposition in the streets. Lam told a press conference that the project, which could allow China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong, is temporarily “suspended” to defuse the crisis […]

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New York, June 15 : The discovery of the body of a seven-year-old Indian girl in a treacherous desert area in the state of Arizona has put the spotlight on rising illegal immigrants from India trying to cross into the US through Mexico. The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said on Friday that about 9,000 […]

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Islamabad, June 15 : A press conference called by a Pakistani Minister soon turned into a ‘comedy of errors’ after the person running its live broadcast on Facebook accidentally activated the cat filter, a media report said on Saturday. Photos of Khyber Pakhtukhwa’s Minister of Information Shoukat Yousufzai and his fellow Ministers with cat ears […]

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Islamabad, June 15 : Thirty-one of 2,500 persons were found to be HIV positive during a screening programme for the virus conducted in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Saturday, health authorities said The new cases in Shikarpur district see a surge in cases of HIV in Sindh after 215 positive cases, including 181 children, were reported […]

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Muscat, June 15 : Governments and tanker companies were stepping up efforts to protect key shipping routes as the US and Iran traded accusations over attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a waterway traversed by over a third of the world’s seaborne crude oil. Saudi Arabia has increased security around oil facilities […]

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Bishkek, June 15 : India and Kyrgyz Republic on Friday raised their bilateral relationship to level of a “strategic partnership” and signed a slew of agreements including on a bilateral investment treaty. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the SCO summit here, later held bilateral talks with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov – who had come […]

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Christchurch, June 14 : The man accused of carrying out the brutal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city that killed 51 people, on Friday pleaded not guilty on all the 92 charges levelled against him. This was the 29-year-old Australian national Brenton Tarrant’s third court appearance following New Zealand’s deadliest terrorist attacks […]

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Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 14 : Amid the deep chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, according to sources. The pleasantries were “usual” in nature and were exchanged when the two Prime Ministers were […]

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Bishkek/Beijing, June 14 : Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Beijing was for the improvement in ties between New Delhi and Islamabad but at the same time pushed for the expansion of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), a multi-billion dollar connectivity project that has caused tensions among the three Asian nations. On the […]

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