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Nawaz Sharif ready to go to prison for principles: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Nawaz Sharif ready to go to prison for principles: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz`s (PML-N) narrative was of "giving respect to vote" and "performance", Abbasi told Geo News on Sunday.

May 28, 2018, 12:54 PM IST
30% rise in non-Muslim voters in Pakistan; Hindus top the list

30% rise in non-Muslim voters in Pakistan; Hindus top the list

In 2013 Hindus constituted half the number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan, but it’s not the same this time.

May 28, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Sri Lankan aircraft with 227 passengers on board hits runway light at Cochin airport

Sri Lankan aircraft with 227 passengers on board hits runway light at Cochin airport

The aircraft wheel was damaged and the flight was cancelled.

May 27, 2018, 20:29 PM IST
Political cost of prosecuting Hafiz Saeed too big: Former ISI chief Asad Durrani

Political cost of prosecuting Hafiz Saeed too big: Former ISI chief Asad Durrani

The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the banned LeT which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attacks in 2008.

May 27, 2018, 15:46 PM IST
Two Korean leaders meet in a surprise summit in border truce village

Two Korean leaders meet in a surprise summit in border truce village

The two Korean leaders today met in a surprise summit in the demilitarised border zone.  

May 26, 2018, 17:32 PM IST
North Korea summit could still happen on June 12: Donald Trump

North Korea summit could still happen on June 12: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump is still looking forward to a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

May 25, 2018, 22:51 PM IST
Monsoon enters parts of Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea; rainfall, thunderstorm likely: IMD

Monsoon enters parts of Bay of Bengal, South Andaman Sea; rainfall, thunderstorm likely: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted the possibility of light to moderate rain and thundershower to occur over Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over the next three

May 25, 2018, 20:52 PM IST
  Pakistan minister says tanks, missiles alone can't save country if it's not strong economically

Pakistan minister says tanks, missiles alone can't save country if it's not strong economically

Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has described peace, stability and continuity as critical for economic progress.

May 22, 2018, 15:37 PM IST
Nepal woos tourists, opens Chinese language website

Nepal woos tourists, opens Chinese language website

The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has developed its website to inform Chinese tourists about major tourist destinations in the country. 

May 21, 2018, 17:18 PM IST
Nawaz Sharif rejects NSC's condemnation of his Mumbai terror attack remarks

Nawaz Sharif rejects NSC's condemnation of his Mumbai terror attack remarks

Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday rejected Pakistan's top civil and military leadership condemning his controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

May 15, 2018, 18:16 PM IST
India-Nepal ties scaled 'new heights' after PM Modi's visit, says Nepal's premier

India-Nepal ties scaled 'new heights' after PM Modi's visit, says Nepal's premier

KP Sharma Oli on Sunday said PM Modi's visit to the Himalayan nation had elevated the existing relationship between the two countries.

May 14, 2018, 00:58 AM IST
Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan-based terror outfits responsible for 2008 Mumbai attacks

Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan-based terror outfits responsible for 2008 Mumbai attacks

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday admitted that Pakistan-based terror outfits were responsible for 2008 Mumbai attacks.

May 12, 2018, 16:53 PM IST
Pakistan to impose reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats

Pakistan to impose reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats

Pakistan is considering imposing reciprocal restrictions on US diplomats after Washington announced that it would impose travel restrictions on Pakistani diplomats starting from Friday, the media

May 11, 2018, 09:43 AM IST
PM Modi to embark on 2-day Nepal visit, will inaugurate hydro-electric project

PM Modi to embark on 2-day Nepal visit, will inaugurate hydro-electric project

Ahead of PM Modi's visit, Chief Minister of Nepal's Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut expressed optimism saying "We are looking forward to his visit."

May 11, 2018, 00:44 AM IST
Indians' abduction: Government in touch with Afghan authorities, says MEA

Indians' abduction: Government in touch with Afghan authorities, says MEA

Kumar said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as well as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had telephonic conversations with their counterparts in Afghanistan. 

May 10, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan's capital Islamabad

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan's capital Islamabad

The epicentre of the earthquake was located 20 km northwest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Bannu district at a depth of 12 km, the Pakistan meteorological department said on its website.

May 09, 2018, 11:28 AM IST
Will negotiate with other signatories, says Iran after US walks out of 'one-sided' nuclear deal

Will negotiate with other signatories, says Iran after US walks out of 'one-sided' nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Tehran will negotiate with the other signatories of a multinational nuclear deal, bypassing Washington.

May 09, 2018, 07:49 AM IST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot at in suspected assassination bid

Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot at in suspected assassination bid

Pakistan's Interior Minister was on Sunday shot at and injured in a suspected assassination bid, police said.

May 06, 2018, 20:48 PM IST
Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan, Taliban hand suspected; MEA in touch with authorities

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan, Taliban hand suspected; MEA in touch with authorities

The MEA is aware of the kidnapping incident and is in touch with the Afghan authorities to ascertain more details about it. 

May 06, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
US accuses China of attacking its pilots with laser beams in Djibouti, Beijing denies

US accuses China of attacking its pilots with laser beams in Djibouti, Beijing denies

The US has accused China of targeting its pilots with high-grade laser beams in Djibouti - a charge rejected by Beijing.

May 04, 2018, 19:38 PM IST

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