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Pakistan raises Kashmir issue in UN Human Rights Council

Pakistan raises Kashmir issue in UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, September 17 (NIA): As expected Pakistan has raised the issue of Kashmir in the UN Human Rights Council which is in session here. The Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, told the council on Saturday that India’s attempts to deny its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir is a “travesty of history”....

Diaspora Tamil fringe groups indulge in publicized violence to grab public attention

Diaspora Tamil fringe groups indulge in publicized violence to grab public attention

Colombo, September 17 (NIA): Sri Lankan and Indian Tamil groups, which are in the fringes of Sri Lankan Tamil politics, are resorting to well publicized violence to stay in the public eye, say moderate Tamil leaders explaining the recent violent attacks against moderate Sri Lankan personalities overseas. On September 12, senior Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader and MP Mavai Senathirajah’s...

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan escapes chopper crash

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan escapes chopper crash

Dhaka, September 16 (NIA): Bangladeshi all rounder Shakib Al Hasan, had a miraculous escape when the helicopter which dropped him at a resort for an advertisement shoot crashed on its return journey on Friday. “I’m fine” Shakib told Rabeed Imam, media manager of the Bangladesh Cricket Board over the phone. The ace all-rounder flew to Tulip Sea Pearl Beach Resort,...

US presses Pakistan to “decisively” stop cross-border terrorism

US presses Pakistan to “decisively” stop cross-border terrorism

  Washington, September 16 (NIA): The United States reminded Pakistan on Thursday, that its struggle with terrorism will not come to an end until it makes a decisive shift in its policy of tolerance towards externally-focused groups. Richard Olson, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Obama administration had also conveyed this...

Sri Lankan Schools Tell Women What To Wear

Sri Lankan Schools Tell Women What To Wear

Sept 16 - A poster outside a Sri Lankan boys' school telling women what to wear is generating heated debate on social media. The BBC's Ayeshea Perera explains why people in the capital Colombo are so outraged. At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a page from a cheap fashion magazine. The poster on display outside...

Afghanistan close to signing agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Afghanistan close to signing agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Kabul, September 16 (NIA): Afghanistan is close to signing a peace agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, AFP quoted President Ashraf Ghani as saying here on September 12. It will be a landmark accord that could pave the way for the notorious warlord's political return after years in hiding. Hekmatyar, who heads the now largely dormant Hezb-i-Islami militant group, is the latest...

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