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    'India could strike Pak with nuclear weapons first to pre-empt attack'

    There is increasing evidence that India could launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike to prevent Pakistan from using the option first, says an expert.

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    Pak, India agree on redesigning of Miyar hydroelectric project

    The agreement was reached following the two-day meeting of Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India on water issues in Islamabad on Tuesday.The Pakistani delegation was headed by Mirza Asif Saeed.

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    Pakistan PM orders reopening of Afghan border

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the immediate reopening of border crossings with Afghanistan, more than a month after they were closed.

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    Pak-India water talks resume today

    Pakistan on Sunday said it believed that continuation of purposeful talks with sincere efforts from both sides would lead to resolution of the matters at the Permanent Indus Commission level.

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    Religious seminaries outnumber schools in Pak

    During the last four years, the federal government in Pakistan did not open any new school in Islamabad but a number of madressahs cropped up in the capital territory.

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    Pakistan-Iran joint Naval Drills in Strait of Hormuz

    Iran and Pakistan will hold joint naval exercises near southern Iranian waters, for which a Pakistani flotilla has already reached here, according to Iran's Tasnim news agency.

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    Forced conversion a crime in Islam, says Pak PM

    Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday delivered a progressive and inclusive message to minorities in the country, saying "no one can force others to adopt a certain religion".

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    British govt to host Pak-Afghan officials for meeting on 'tense bilateral relations': envoy

    Afghan envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal on Tuesday announced that the British government will host a high-level meeting of Pak-Afghan officials tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the current tense.

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    India participates in parliamentary conference in Pak

    Representatives of 23 countries, including three MPs from India, are participating in a key cabinet committee session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly that began in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday.

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    Sufi Muslim leader, maid shot dead in Bangladesh

    Unidentified attackers shot dead a Sufi leader and his maid in a remote northern Bangladesh town late Monday, police said, the latest attack targeting religious minorities in the Muslim-majority country.

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    Can spring return to India-Pakistan ties?

    As the cycle of state elections winds down and India braces for the results in crucial states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, foreign policy, beyond the diaspora’s tribulations in the United States.

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    Indian PM Modi's party ahead in state polls

    Early counting on Saturday in India’s most populous state showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party leading in the country’s most important electoral test since the 2014 general election.

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    UN chief mulls talking to India, Pakistan on Kashmir

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is mulling the option of talking to senior officials from India and Pakistan on the situation in Kashmir and will see how things can be improved on the ground.

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    India:Court makes rare conviction against Hindu radicals

    The trio wasconvicted of charges related to explosives and conspiracy to commit unlawful acts over the strike that left three dead and at least 15 injured, the men's lawyer Jagdish Rana told reporters outside the Jaipur.

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    Kuwait lifts ban on visa for Pakistanis after six years

    Authorities in Kuwait have decided to lift a six-year-old ban on visas for Pakistani citizens, the state-run APP news agency quoted a news channel as saying.

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    Parleys between India,Pak on IWT to be held in Lahore

    Parleys between India and Pakistan on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) will be in Lahore on March 20 and March 21. The meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) will take place nearly six months.

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    Won't drop charges against Advani in Babri case:SC

    India's top court on Monday said that it won't accept dropping of charges against senior BJP leader LK Advani and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

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    India to attend Lahore meet on Indus Waters Treaty

    India has agreed to participate in an annual meeting of the permanent Indus Waters Commission scheduled to be held in Pakistan this month.The meeting could not be held in September.

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    The shrine for Salman Taseer’s killer embodies the real danger Pakistan faces from within

    When Mumtaz Qadri, the man who shot Pakistan Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer 28 times in broad daylight in Islamabad’s posh Kohsar Market in 2011, was executed on February 29, 2016.

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    Poster seeking 'Azadi for Kashmir' surfaces in Indian varsity

    A poster calling for freedom for Kashmir had the India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University administration in a tizzy on Thursday.The solitary poster was noticed by some students.

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    US plan against Daesh includes Pak-Afghan region

    US Defence Secretary James Mattis has delivered to the White House a new plan for combating the militant Islamic State group (Daesh), which calls for using both military and non-military means for defeating.

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    At UN, India and Pakistan spar over Kashmir

    Sparring over Kashmir at the UN human Rights Council, India and Pakistan have again exchanged verbal volleys over the issue with India claims the “terrorists are now devouring its own creator.

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    Indian politician held over trafficking scandal

     Indian police said on Wednesday they had arrested a senior regional official from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party over alleged links to a trafficking scandal that saw children sold to foreign couples.

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    Iran’s Rouhani in Pak for ECO summit

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reached Islamabad to attend the 13th session of the Economic Cooperation Organisation.The session will begin in Islamabad on Wednesday.

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