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    Pakistani Side of Kashmir Goes to Polls Today: Key Things to Know

    More than 700 candidates from 32 political and religious parties are contesting for the 45 general seats. Out of the rest eight reserved seats, five are for women and three.

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    Pak FM, Intelligence Chief in China for Consultations

    On the invitation of the State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will visit China from 23-24 July 2021,” the FO said while announcing.

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    Pakistan seeks UN probe of India's use of Pegasus spyware

    Pakistan called on the United Nations on Friday to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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    Modi rival demands India inquiry into Pegasus claims

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's main political rival Rahul Gandhi on Friday demanded an inquiry into the Pegasus spyware scandal, accusing the government of “treason”.

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    India raids media companies critical of govt handling of Covid-19 crisis

    Indian tax authorities on Thursday raided a prominent newspaper and a TV channel that have been critical of the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, triggering accusations of intimidation.

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    17 Bangladeshi migrants drown off Tunisia in shipwreck

    At least 17 Bangladeshi migrants have drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy from Libya, the Tunisian Red Crescent said on Wednesday.

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    Pegasus Project: Imran Khan selected as person of interest by India in 2019, says Report

    The leaked database at the heart of the Pegasus project includes the mobile phone numbers of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and 13 other heads of state and heads of government

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    Uproar in India’s parliament over spying scandal

    India’s parliament erupted in protests on Tuesday as opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using military-grade spyware

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    'India’s excess deaths during COVID could be over 4 million'

    India’s excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India’s worst human tragedy, according to the.

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    Rajapaksa to seek second term as Sri Lanka crisis deepens

    Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced on Monday he would stand for a second term, reversing a promise to only stay for five years, media reports said.

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    Bangladesh lifts COVID lockdown for Eid, experts warn of surge

    Waiting among hundreds of fellow travellers to catch a ferry out of Bangladesh’s capital, unemployed construction worker Mohammed Nijam knew he was risking catching.

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    Daughter of Afghan envoy kidnapped, tortured in Pakistan

    Daughter of Najibullah Alikhel, Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan, was on Thursday kidnapped and tortured by unknown persons for more than five hours before being.

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    Former Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain passes away in Karachi

    Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, according to his family and party leaders. He was 80.

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    12 Dead In Pak Bus Blast, China Says 'Bombing', Islamabad Says 'Gas Leak'

    Beijing said nine Chinese workers were among 12 people killed Wednesday by a bomb attack on a bus in northwestern Pakistan and called for severe punishment, but Islamabad blamed the explosion on a "gas leak".

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    Chinese troops enter Ladakh village, stop locals from celebrating Dalai Lama birthday

    Chinese soldiers protested the birthday celebrations of Tibetan Buddhist religious leader Dalai Lama by villagers in the Demchok area of Ladakh.The Chinese troops showed banners and posters.

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    Beijing ‘drives away’ US warship from S. China Sea

    China’s military said it “drove away” a US warship that illegally entered Chinese waters near the Paracel Islands on Monday, the anniversary of an international court ruling.

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    Nepal's Supreme Court reinstates parliament; orders new PM to be appointed

    In a landmark verdict, Nepal's Supreme Court on Monday directed President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Nepali Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba as prime minister by Tuesday and reinstated.

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    Pakistan stands firm against allowing US access to bases: Minister

    Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has reaffirmed Islamabad’s firm opposition to allowing the United States access to its airbases amid the hasty withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Afghanistan.

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    23 killed, 27 hurt in incidents of lightning strike in India

    Twenty-three people, including 12 in Jaipur, were killed and 27 injured in incidents of lightning strikes in Rajasthan, officials said on Monday.Besides Jaipur, the deaths were reported from six other districts.

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    India Evacuates diplomats from Afghanistan as Taliban advances

    India has pulled out around 50 diplomats and security personnel from its consulate in Kandahar in Afghanistan in view of the deteriorating security situation and the Taliban.

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    India discusses nuclear,space and defence copt. with Russia

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said he held "productive" talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and reviewed the progress on the broad.

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    India's Flagship Global Conference Kickstarts in Delhi

    Along with foreign ministers from 12 countries, including Russia, Iran and the European Union, the National Security Adviser of Afghanistan and the Deputy NSA of the United States will also present their ideas.

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    Mob Attack On JNU Campus In India Sparks Student Outrage

    Masked men allegedly from Hindutva groups attacked the students and teachers living on the campus with iron rods and pelted stones breaking window panes and furniture of the hostel rooms.

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    India Forces OIC to Water Down Meet on Kashmir

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will convene a special meeting in Islamabad in April 2020 to discuss situation in Kashmir and the controversial anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act in India.

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