Pakistan not ‘hired gun’ anymore: Imran Khan tells Trump

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed regret over his country’s past dealings with the United States, asserting that Pakistan will not act as a ‘hired gun’ for the US anymore. “I would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like a hired gun — given money to fight someone else’s war. We should never put ourselves in this position again,” said Khan in a Washington Post interview published on Thursday. Responding to US claims that Pakistan has been harboring militants within its borders, Khan stressed that…

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Irked by genocide report, Myanmar army chief says UN has no right to ‘interfere’

Striking a defiant tone, Myanmar’s army chief says the United Nations has no right to meddle in his country’s “internal” issues, a week after the world body’s investigators called for him and fellow top generals to stand trial for “genocide” against minority Rohingya Muslims. According to Press TV, in a report released last Tuesday, UN investigators had said Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hands of Myanmar’s military in the Northwestern State of Rakhine, where the minority group is mainly based. The report also…

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Russia to give Syria S-300 after plane incident

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Russia will supply Syria with a modern S-300 system within two weeks and block the communication of planes bombing the country from the Mediterranean. According to the reports, the announcement on Monday came a week after Russia charged the illegal Zionist with the Zionist entity for the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria, which killed 15 service members. The downing has forced Moscow to take “adequate retaliatory measures to increase the safety of Russian military fighting international terrorism in Syria,” Shoigu said in a televised address. “A modern S-300…

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A monument for mourners, Aza Khana e Zehra

If the Taj Mahal symbolises Shahjahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, Hyderabad’s Aza Khana e Zehra symbolises Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan’s love for his mother. Situated on the northern bank of Musi before it curves away, the squat hulking building is saved by graceful cupolas. It is a house of mourning built in the tradition introduced by the Qutb Shahi sultans in Hyderabad. For 10 days during Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, the building is transformed for solemn meditation and occasionally loud singing and wailing to recall…

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Dr. Kafeel Khan and his brother Arrested Again in Connection With Nine-Year-Old Fraud Case

Gorakhpur: Dr Kafeel Khan, who is out on bail in connection with the death of infants at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur last year, and his brother Adeel Khan were arrested Sunday in a nine-year-old fraud case. “A case was registered against Dr Kafeel and his brother Adeel under various sections of the IPC in 2009 at the Rajghat police station by Muzaffar Alam, a resident of the city’s Shekhhpur area. Muzaffar Alam in his complaint had accused both the brothers of using his photograph and ID to open a fake…

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India gets its 100th airport and the Sikkim its  first at Pakyong

Sikkim is now part of India’s aviation map as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the State’s first airport at Pakyong on September 24. This is also the 100th airport in the country. The greenfield airport, located 30 km from capital Gangtok, will start its commercial operations from the first week of October, according to the State Chief Secretary A.K. Shrivastava. Spicejet’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft will ferry passengers to and from Sikkim, Guwahati, and Kolkata. Under the Union government’s UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) regional connectivity scheme, the private carrier will operate daily…

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Heavy Rain in Northern India; 8 dead

NEW DELHI: Schools and colleges will remain shut in Punjab on Tuesday due to heavy rain, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said today. Heavy rain the state has led to rise in water level in the downstream areas of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi rivers. The chief minister has also announced assessment of crop damage due to heavy rain in the last four days. The food and civil supplies and animal husbandry ministers have been asked to appoint officers to distribute food packets to people in flooded areas. Dry fodder is also…

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Iraqis march in Basra to condemn attack on Iran’s consulate

Iraqis from different walks of life have staged a march in the southern city of Basra to condemn a recent attack on Iran’s consulate in the city. According to Press TV, trampling on US and Israeli flags, the Iraqi demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Islamic Republic of Iran and praised the country’s help to the Iraqi military and volunteer forces in the fight against terrorism. The demonstrators accused Washington of increasingly interfering in the domestic affairs of Iraq and trying to stoke unrest in the Arab country. The march…

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Aftar 7 years Syrians voting in first local council elections 

Syrians have begun voting in the country’s first local elections since 2011 in a sign of returning security and normalcy after years of fighting with foreign-backed terrorism. Polling stations opened at 7:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) on Sunday and will close at 7:00 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). More than 40,000 candidates are vying for 18,478 seats across all provinces, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported. “Voting centers opened for citizens to cast their ballots to elect their representatives in the local administrative councils,” the report said. State television broadcast…

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Indonesia ferry incident : At least 13 dead

At least 13 people have been killed and eight are still missing after a ferry caught fire and sank in central Indonesia, an official says. The boat was believed to be carrying nearly 150 passengers off the coast of Sulawesi province on Friday when the blaze started. High waves hampered initial rescue efforts but 126 people had been saved by Saturday afternoon. A search and rescue operation is underway for remaining passengers. “Based on reports from the passengers’ families there are still some people missing,” transport ministry spokesman Wisnu Wardana…

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