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Sunday, August 21st, 2016


Three more killed in Indian-held Kashmir

Indian forces open firing at Shakargarh Sector

SRINAGAR: Indian soldiers killed three suspected militants in a gun battle Sunday in India-held Kashmir (IHK), the army said, as the region reels from weeks of deadly violence between protesters and security forces. The ‘militants’ were killed in Tangdhar north of the main city of Srinagar after crossing over from the Pakistani side of the heavily militarised border that divides the area between the two countries, it alleged. “Three terrorists were killed in the fight. Three assault rifles were also recovered from the site of the gun battle,” claimed armyRead More

At least nine killed in Thatta road accident

Thatta road accident

THATTA: At least nine people were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident near Jhirk in Thatta district. Five children and four women died when a collision took place between a truck and a bus. The bus was heading to Shahdad Kot from Karachi when it collided with a truck, police officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Thatta Fida Hussain Mastoi said the bus was trying to overtake a truck carrying a load of stones when it collided with the vehicle. Station House Officer Jhirk Muhammad AslamRead More

At least 50 killed in a terrorist attack in Turkey, Pakistan condemns the attack

Aziz says unaware any Afghan Taliban delegation came to Pakistan

ANKARA: At least 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded late Saturday night in an attack possibly carried out by a suicide bomber on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep near the Syrian border. The local governor’s office said in a statement 50 people were killed in the bombing and more wounded were still being treated in hospitals around the province. Gaziantep governor Ali Yerlikaya said 94 had been wounded in the attack, and vowed that those responsible would be “brought to account”. President Tayyip ErdoganRead More

Tajikistan electricity will be cheaper than Iranian power: FPCCI chief

ISLAMABAD, AUG 21 (DNA) -The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday supported the decision of the Government to operationalise CASA 1000 project and buy power from Russia.The decision will help Government to shut power plants generating expensive electricity and enable it to serve industrial and domestic customers, said Abdul Rauf Alam, President FPCCI. In a statement issued here today, he said that business community lauds the decision to accept the offer of Russia and Turkmenistan to join the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000 power supplyRead More