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India hosts 7 out of top 10 most polluted cities globally: data

India has received the dreadful distinction of having seven of its cities in the list of top 10 most polluted cities in the world, according to data compiled in the IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 17:33:02

Pakistan to focus on promotion of economic growth: PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Tuesday that trade and investment is one of the main focuses of his government's foreign policy and he wants to further promote it to attract foreign investment, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 3:18:04

Farmers in India stage sit-in protest on rail tracks to highlight demands

Hundreds of farmers in northern Indian state of Punjab have occupied railway tracks to protest alleged official apathy, demanding implementation of recommendations from a government nominated commission, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 1:49:58

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC: Indian officials

Troops of India and Pakistan Tuesday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC) dividing the disputed Kashmir region, Indian officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 1:48:42

Pakistan, India restart cross-border train service suspended over tensions

A key train service, Samjhauta Express between India and Pakistan, was resumed on Monday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/5 1:31:34

Anti-war activists

People hold anti-war signs during a vigil for peace in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday. Tensions between India and Pakistan raged again on Saturday as heavy firing by their armies killed at least seven people on either side of their fiercely disputed Kashmir border.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/4 20:48:40

Pakistan, India restart cross-border train service suspended over tensions

Pakistan and India on Monday resumed cross-border passenger train service that was suspended due to recent tensions over the last month's suicide attack in the Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing over 40 Indian policemen, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 17:09:51

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire across Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan Monday exchanged heavy shelling and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/4 16:58:17

Flash flood

An Afghan military helicopter rescues people from atop an overturned truck in flooded area of Arghandab district in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Saturday. At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in the province, the UN said, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/3 19:38:40

Pakistani FM calls for diplomacy

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday that issues between Pakistan and India should be resolved through dialogue and diplomatic channels.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/3 19:33:40

Pakistan says will free Indian pilot as 'peace gesture'

Pakistan said Thursday it will release a captured Indian pilot in a "peace gesture," taking a step toward rapprochement as clashes between the two nuclear-armed rivals ignited fears of a disastrous conflict.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/28 21:43:45

Pakistan PM offers talks with India amid tensions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India Wednesday and warned of a catastrophe should the conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals continue to escalate.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 22:08:42

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan Wednesday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC) dividing the disputed Kashmir region, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 21:25:20

India shuts down airports in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Amritsar amid escalating tension with Pakistan

Indian authorities Wednesday ordered closure of airports for civilian aeroplanes in Indian-controlled Kashmir and Amritsar of Punjab state in wake of the growing tension with neighboring Pakistan, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 18:36:33

India says 2 air force pilots killed as aircraft crashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A pilot and a co-pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed after a Mi-17 jet crashed Wednesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 18:25:56

Tomb raiders steal head of 800-year-old 'Crusader'

Tomb-raiding vandals have stolen the head of an 800-year-old mummified body known as "The Crusader" from a Dublin crypt, police and church officials said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 21:38:40

Pakistan army says Indian warplanes cross LoC, India confirms airstrikes on training camp

The Pakistani military said on Tuesday that Indian warplanes violated the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region and dropped "payload" hastily.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 16:18:44

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam: Vietnam News Agency

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), arrived in Vietnam's northern Lang Son province on Tuesday morning by train, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 9:46:14