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China briefed on Kashmir ‘violations’

China briefed on Kashmir ‘violations’

Pak continues effort to internationalise Kashmir issue Islamabad: Continuing with its efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has briefed China about alleged human rights violations in Kashmir during their bilateral strategic dialogue. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who is on a two-day visit to China, attended the bilateral strategic dialogue meeting and also met […]

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Four-year-old tortured, killed by abductors

Four-year-old tortured, killed by abductors

Skeleton found in drinking-water tank Shimla: The fate of four-year-old Yug who was brutally killed a week after being abducted in 2014 would have been different had the Shimla police not limited its search exercise to scouring orphanages in the first week of abduction. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was tortured, starved and forcibly served […]

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Sub data leak hurts India’s security

Sub data leak hurts India’s security

Aussie paper outlines French-built craft’s entire secret capabilities New Delhi: India’s bid to shore up its naval capabilities and have the tactical edge over rivals has taken a hit with around 22,400 pages of technical data relating to six Scorpene-class submarines having been leaked, compromising abilities of the underwater vessels. The subs are being built […]

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No water during run: Indian Olympian

No water during run: Indian Olympian

Country’s refreshment stalls along marathon route empty Rio de Janeiro: An Olympic woman marathon runner from India has alleged she was not provided water and energy drinks by Indian officials at designated stations. OP Jaisha said she “could have died” after the women’s marathon in Rio. Jaisha, 33, finished in 89th place and collapsed after […]

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US military aid to Pak plunges

US military aid to Pak plunges

Down 73 per cent since Osama killing Washington/Islamabad: The US’s security assistance to Pakistan has declined by 73 per cent since 2011 due to the deterioration in ties following the killing of Osama bin Laden in a Navy SEALs raid on his Abbottabad hideout, according to a Congressional report. The report prepared for the US […]

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‘Land of my ancestors not hell’

‘Land of my ancestors not hell’

Punjabi playwright praises ‘part of India . . . now known as Pakistan’ Chandigarh: Joining issue with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, eminent Punjabi playwright and director Atamjit Singh said Pakistan could be hell for Parrikar or some people from Goa and Maharashtra, but for him “it is the land where my cultural and religious values […]

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Kashmir victims of violence to get compensation

Kashmir victims of violence to get compensation

New Delhi: For the first time, the victims of cross-border firing along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir will get compensation similar to those who die due to terrorism or left wing extremism violence. The Union Cabinet decided to increase the compensation amount from Rs 3 lakh to 5 lakh to each victim. Minister […]

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Summer at the PNE

Summer at the PNE

The PNE fair is probably the most symbolic celebration of summer in B.B. Held yearly in Vancouver, the fair attracts huge crowds as people flock to try out the numerous rides, sample the vast variety of food and play all sorts of available games. Photographer CHANDRA BODALIA was on hand at this year’s typically well-attended […]

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Applications invited for Gandhi award

Applications invited for Gandhi award

Winning SFU student could get up to $1,500 The Mahatma Gandhi Annual Student Award was established at Simon Fraser University in 2007 through the generous contributions of the Institute for the Humanities at SFU, the Thakore Endowment and the India Club. The purpose of this award is to recognize and honour those SFU students who, […]

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Malkit Singh to rock Granville

Malkit Singh to rock Granville

India Live in downtown core today Vancouver:  A Vancouver based not-for-profit; the South Asian Family Association is bringing the culture of India to the downtown core. India Live will highlight cultural activities of the Indian diaspora through music, dance, art and sport from 12-8pm on Saturday, August 27 on the 700 and 800 blocks of Granville […]

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