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Indian troops killed 291 Kashmiris in 2017: report

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism killed 291 innocent Kashmiris including six women and 18 young boys during the year 2017. According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, 22 of those dead were killed in custody. The killings by the troops rendered 31 women

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Kashmir linked to tomorrow of South Asia: Prof Gani

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Muslim conference president Prof. Abdul Gani while has said that there was no alternative available with India or Pakistan other than exploring possibilities of a solution to the Kashmir problem through talks. “What needs to be understood is that Kashmir problem has now assumed dimensions which will determine whether we flourish in peace

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2017 as gruesome as 2016, Mirwaiz forum releases report

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- The annual report released by Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum on the human rights situation in Kashmir has painted a grim picture of the overall scenario with figures suggesting that nothing has changed on ground and instead the graph of killings has shown an upward trend in year 2017. The report prepared by the human

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Taliban execute abducted lecturer and student in Nangarhar

NANGARHAR (Sarzameen News)- The Taliban militants have executed a lecturer and a student, days after kidnapping them in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said a lecturer of the agriculture institute and a student were kidnapped b the Taliban insurgents from an area between Bati Kot and Jalalabad two

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Hekmatyar’s alleged support to ISIS detainees should be probed: Saleh

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah says a delegation should be formed to investigate the alleged support of Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to ISIS supporters who are being kept in the custody of the Afghan security forces. In another online statement posted on social media, Saleh said more than 20 former and current

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Ousted Afghan Governor returns to office in defiance of presidential orders

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- A powerful Afghanistan governor returned to his office and chaired an official meeting in violation of a presidential decree that ousted him from his post earlier this month, the Voice of America. The escalating political uncertainty comes as the United States and its allies step up military efforts in support of Afghan forces

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Turkey, Russia sign S-400 missile system loan deal

ANKARA (Sarzameen News)- Turkey and Russia on Friday inked a loan agreement in Ankara for purchase of the S-400 missile defense system worth 2.5 billion U.S. dollars, a Turkish official told Xinhua. Russia will provide Turkey with four batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missile system under the deal and the latter will pay 45 percent of the

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India sees economy slow-down in 2016-2017: gov’t

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News)- The Indian government Friday said the country’s economy slowed down in 2016-2017, with a nearly 1-percent decline in gross domestic product (GDP) growth as compared to the previous financial year. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the parliament that the GDP growth fell from 8 percent in 2015-2016 to 7.1 percent in

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Afghan govt under harsh criticism following Kabul attack

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- Families of the victims of the deadly attack in Pul-e-Sokhta area in Kabul’s PD6 have criticized government over its ‘reluctance to ensure the safety of the people’, saying that the administration, particularly security agencies, have turned a blind eye to maintaining security in the city. “All those who lost their lives in this

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NATO condemns Kabul attack as death toll rises 41 people

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan condemned the deadly attack on a cultural and media organization in Kabul that left nearly 41 people dead. Resolute Support spokesman Lt. Col. Kone Faulkner said “Resolute Support condemns the heinous attack on the Tebyan Social and Cultural Center and the Afghan Voice Agency. Lt. Faulkner

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