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Former Indian president Abdul Kalam dies while delivering lecture

SHILLONG: Former president of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam died on Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture in Shillong, northeastern India. Kalam, 83, collapsed while addressing the students of the Indian Institute of Management in the Meghalaya in Shillong and was rushed to the nearby Bethany hospital where doctors gave him emergency treatment while trying to revive him. “He was brought into the hospital without a pulse or blood pressure, there was no sign of life,” said John Sailo Ryntathiang, director of Bethany Hospital. B. Warjri, chief secretaryRead More

Delta Air Lines invests in China Eastern Airlines

BEIJING: U.S. based Delta Air Lines bought 3.55 percent of shares of China Eastern Airlines worth 450 million U.S. dollars on Monday. The investment is part of a series of cooperation agreements signed by the two airlines, which both belong to SkyTeam Alliance. “Delta’s investment will help us promote mixed ownership and speed up our overseas expansion,” said Liu Shaoyong, chairman of China Eastern Airlines. China is the second-largest market for travel to the United States and is expected to take the lead in the next few years, according toRead More

Indian spy drone video released entering Pakistani territory

RAWALPINDI: A sudden spike both in terms of intensity, caliber escalation and air space violations by India has been observed along LoC and working boundary, says ISPR. ISPR said Indian troops committed 35 ceasefire violations since 9th of last month. India is exhibiting aggressive posturing through enhanced movement of troops, extensive reconnaissance, targeting of civilians and increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones violating airspace of Pakistan. One such drone mission was flown on 15th of this month  by India  in which it intruded from Indian Occupied Kashmir JaurianRead More

Korea to extend support for flood affectees

ISLAMABAD: The Republic of Korea will extend every  possible assistance to Pakistan for rehabilitation of flood affected people. It was assured by the Ambassador of Korea  , Jong Hwan Song during a meeting with Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan in Islamabad . The Minister informed him that over 51 people have been died and more than 1600 houses damaged in floods in various parts of the country so far.      Besides it, more than 600 cattle heads have been washed away and standing crops over 2,33,000 acres of land haveRead More

Govt resolute to root out terrorism from country

ISLAMABAD, JULY, (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that government firmly resolves to root-out terrorism and extremism from the country. He said that military action in the troubled area would continue till the last terrorist outfit is busted. He was talking to Mr. Stephan Hedley, Chairman of Board of Directors of US Institute of Peace who called on Speaker, National Assembly along with a delegation in Parliament House, this morning. During the conversation, strengthening of bilateral parliamentary relations, working of Parliament, its committee system and parliamentaryRead More

South Africa cricket board announce longest ever tour of India

PRETORIA: South Africa will play four Test matches in India for the first time as part of their longest ever tour to the sub-continent later this year, the country’s cricket board announced on Monday. The Proteas will also play five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches between Oct. 2 and Dec. 7 in what has been described as a landmark tour by Cricket South Africa (CSA). “This will be the longest tour that we have undertaken to India and the first time we will play a four-Test series,” CSA CEORead More