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Trump should develop clearer policies to ease tension between Pakistan, India: Experts

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – US President-elect Donald Trump should develop clearer US policies to ease strains between the nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India, senior analysts said at a discussion at the US Institute of Peace. The discussion in a USIP forum on Wednesday followed an escalation across the Line of Control (LoC) that has further

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31 Saudis fighting with militant groups in Pakistan, Afghanistan: ministry

RIYADH (Sarzameen News) – More than 2,000 Saudis are fighting abroad with militant groups, with over 70 percent of them in Syria, the kingdom’s interior ministry was reported as saying Monday. “The number of Saudis proven to be in conflict areas is 2, 093,” Interior Ministry Spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told daily newspaper Al-Hayat. He

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786 causalities in three years: 144 militants, 101 Indian soldiers, 126 civilians killed

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News) – Like preceding years, the year 2016 also turned out to be a blood-drenching year for the people of Kashmir. The year witnessed the killing of 371 people including 144 militants, 63 Indian Army men, 11 CRPF, 18 policemen, 8 BSF and one SSB man. All but 126 civilians lost their lives this

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Now people can locate toilets on Google maps in Delhi

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Google has teamed up with Indian Ministry of Urban Development to solve the issue of poor sanitation in the country. It has recently launched public toilet locator on Google maps in the capital city of Delhi. According to media reports, people in Delhi have been enabled to access 5,162 toilets

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Two Indian flights avert collision as aircrafts come face-to-face on runway

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Two Indian flights averted a major collision on Delhi’s IGI airport on a foggy Tuesday morning, as they came face-to-face on the runway. According to Indian media reports, the incident between the IndiGo and a SpiceJet aircraft happened because of “miscommunication” with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower. The IndiGo

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Indian passenger plane skids off runway, injuring 15

NEW DELHI (AFP) – An Indian plane carrying 161 passengers and crew skidded off the runway at Goa airport early Tuesday, injuring 15 people. The Indian Navy, which runs the airport in western India, said it was not yet clear what caused the Jet Airways plane to veer off the runway. The incident happened at

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Indian tycoon throws mass wedding for fatherless brides

AHMEDABAD (AFP) – An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding for more than 200 fatherless brides and given each of them gifts worth thousands of dollars, to help poor women start a new life. Mahesh Savani performed the Hindu wedding ritual of  Kanyadaan  — the practice of giving away one s daughter in marriage

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Israeli PM, angered by anti-settlement U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to Israel to discuss the U.S. abstention in a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building. Separately, the envoys of 10 other nations were called in to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to be reprimanded on Sunday, and Netanyahu had

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Narendra Modi greets PM Nawaz on birthday

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Despite New Delhi’s fraught relations with Islamabad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his 67th birthday. “Birthday wishes to Pakistan PM Mr. Nawaz Sharif. I pray for his long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted. Last year on this day, Modi had made

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Russian military plane crashes en route to Syria with 92 on board

MOSCOW (Sarzameen News) – A Russian military plane with 92 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, and it was unlikely there would be any survivors. Russian agencies, citing unnamed security sources, said the TU-154 aircraft had crashed in the sea near

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