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Boat carrying 40 school children capsizes in western India

A boat carrying 40 school children capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Dahanu in western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 17:07:47

6 killed in car-tractor collision in western India

At least six people have been killed and five others injured in a major road accident in the western Indian state of Maharashtra Saturday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 14:34:01

Lohri festival celebrated in India and Indian-controlled Kashmir

Artists perform to welcome the Lohri festival which will be celebrated tomorrow in Jammu, the winter capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 12, 2018. On Lohri day people fly kites in the day and light bonfires in the night to celebrate the event.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 9:26:03

Pakistan felt betrayed over US statements: army chief

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday told a United States military commander that "entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements despite decades of cooperation," the military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 6:53:40

India launches 31 satellites on single mission

India on Friday successfully launched 31 satellites on a single mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 13:38:38

Afghan refugees register themselves in NW Pakistan

An Afghan refugee (1st R) shows a token for registration card at National Database & Registration Authority in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, on Jan. 11, 2018. The Pakistani cabinet on Jan. 3 granted one month extension in the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards that allow nearly 1.4 million registered refugees to stay legally in Pakistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 9:36:53

Minor girl's rape, killing sparks protest in Pakistan

Protests have erupted in Pakistan after a six-year-old girl was raped and killed by unknown men in Pakistan's east Kasur city, local reports said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:16:22

India confirms national security advisor-level talks held with Pakistan

India Thursday said that it held national security advisor-level talks with Pakistan in Thailand last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:10:13

Pakistan will take action against militants on "actionable intelligence": spokesman

Pakistan on Thursday rejected US allegations that it has provided sanctuaries to Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network, saying Pakistani forces will take action on "actionable intelligence" about the presence of the militants on Pakistani soil.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/12 8:09:19

Fathers' fury

Pakistani human rights activists carry placards and banners during a protest against the rape and murder of a child in Karachi on Thursday. At least two people were killed when a protest against the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl turned violent in Pakistan on Wednesday, police said, as a city scarred by child abuse erupted in fury.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/11 23:03:41

Rape, murder of 7-year-old girl spark outrage in Pakistan

The rape and killing of a seven-year-old girl has sparked nationwide outrage in Pakistan, local media reported on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 13:50:12

Indian police arrest 3 owners for deadly pub fire in Mumbai

Indian police have finally arrested three owners of a pub in financial capital Mumbai, where a deadly midnight fire last month claimed the lives of at least 14 people and injured scores.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 13:49:10

Tabooed transgender community still facing discrimination but to be protected in Pakistan

The transgender persons are still facing discrimination in Pakistan but they will be protected as the government has introduced a bill in the parliament which seeks to provide equal rights to them.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/11 8:26:02

Bottom of the barrel

An Indian student looks into a rocket launcher during the Army Day celebration at a college in Chennai on Wednesday. Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General K M Cariappa's taking over as first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15 1949.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/10 23:18:39

Defense, intelligence cooperation with US suspended: Pakistani defense minister

Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan disclosed Tuesday that the country has suspended defense and intelligence cooperation with the United States amid growing tensions over US suspension of military aid to Pakistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/10 10:13:20

Fog disrupts flights, trains in Indian capital

Fog continued to play havoc in the Indian capital, disrupting flights and train services Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/9 14:44:16

Cold wave claims 9 lives in southern Nepal

The spell of cold wave has claimed at least nine lives in southern Nepal's districts of Terai region bordering India in the past two days, media reports said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/7 10:31:05

IED blast kills 4 policemen in Indian-controlled Kashmir militant attack

At least four policemen were killed and two others wounded Saturday after militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/6 15:36:24