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Nepal police arrest 20 cadres of banned Maoist party for anti-India protests

Kathmandu: At least 20 cadres of a banned Maoist group have been arrested in Nepal for staging protests against India’s new political map. The students, linked with the Nepal Communist Party – a splinter Maoist faction led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Bipalv’ – were arrested at Maitighar area, a senior police official said. The party on November 6 announced to …

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Kartarpur opening great opportunity for Sikhs to bring India, Pak together: UAE Sikhs

PTI Dubai The historic opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor offers a great opportunity for the Sikh community to bring India and Pakistan together in these testing times, the leader of the UAE’s Sikh community has said, thanking the leaders of both the countries for the momentous occasion. Surender Singh Kandhari said Kartarpur was of historic and religious significance for …

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Kashmir issue figures in UK General Election campaign

PTI London The Kashmir issue, against the backdrop of the Indian government’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, has found its way into the General Election campaign in the UK, with candidates warning against bringing the divisions of the subcontinent into play ahead of the December 12 poll. Social media messages and chat groups are being used by some …

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Pakistan PM formally inaugurates Kartarpur corridor

PTI Kartarpur (Pakistan) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic Kartarpur corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. Khan inaugurated the corridor by removing a curtain that was lifted by hot air balloons. A huge ‘kirpan’ (dagger) was displayed at the inauguration site. “I was not aware of the importance …

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Resolutions introduced in US Congress honouring Sikh Community

PTI Washington Top US lawmakers have introduced resolutions in the Congress, recognising the historical, cultural and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev and honouring the contributions of Sikh-Americans to the country. Being introduced ahead of the 550th birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, the resolutions said that Sikhs in the US and around the …

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Muslims of sub-continent will always remain indebted to Iqbal: PM Imran

PTI Islamabad The Muslims of the sub-continent will always remain indebted to Allama Iqbal for his invaluable contributions, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday as Pakistan observed the 142nd birth anniversary of its national poet, also regarded as Shair-e-Mashriq (the poet of the East). In his message on the occasion, Prime Minister Khan said Iqbal infused a new spirit …

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Hong Kong student’s death fuels more anger against police

AP Hong Kong A Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality after five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The Hospital Authority said the 22-year-old died Friday morning, but didn’t provide further details. The …

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Indian family to be deported from Israel

PTI Jerusalem Four members of an Indian family, including two children, detained in Israel for staying illegally are likely to be deported soon after the completion of formalities, officials here said amidst a crackdown on illegal migrant workers. Indian couple with two minor children were on Thursday arrested by Israel’s immigration authority, according to a media report. Inspectors of the …

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Thousands await Kartarpur corridor’s much-awaited opening

PTI Lahore Thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims are eagerly waiting for the historic opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor which will allow their visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib from Saturday, amidst conflicting statements by the Pakistani authorities and the army regarding the requirement of passport and the USD 20 facilitation fee.   The corridor, connecting the Dera Baba Nanak shrine …

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Ailing Sharif to fly to UK for treatment: Report

PTI Lahore Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has heeded doctors’ advice and given in to his family’s request to fly to London for the treatment of his diseases, a media report said on Friday. The development comes a day after it was reported that the 69-year-old PML(N)supremo may travel to London for further treatment along with his younger …

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