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Emirates flight crash lands in Dubai

Emirates flight crash lands in Dubai

Aug 3 (NIA) - An Emirates airline flight coming from India crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, the Dubai government media office said on its official Twitter account, adding that all passengers had been evacuated safely. "Emirates can confirm that an incident happened at Dubai International Airport on 3rd August 2016 at about 12.45pm local time," the airline said in...

Pakistan’s forgotten national hero

Pakistan’s forgotten national hero

Aug 3 - Pakistan's former Olympian Muhammad Ashiq looks daily at the trophies he won in a glittering cycling career for Pakistan decades ago. “Perhaps most people think that I have died,” he laments. “I just recall that I have shaken hands with... former Pakistani prime ministers, presidents, chief executives,” the 81-year-old tells AFP tearfully. “Why and how they all...

Over 22 missing after bridge collapses in Mumbai

Over 22 missing after bridge collapses in Mumbai

Aug 3 (NIA) - Over 22 people are reported missing after a British era bridge collapsed on the Mumbai, Goa highway in India's Maharashtra state on Wednesday morning due to days of heavy rains, the police said. The bridge, more than seven decades old and a critical link to the Mumbai-Goa National Highway, crashed around 1 a.m. due to flood...

Pushpa Kamal Dahal To Become Nepalese PM on Wednesday

Pushpa Kamal Dahal To Become Nepalese PM on Wednesday

Kathmandu, August 2 (NIA): The Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal , alias Prachanda, is all set to become Nepal’s new Prime Minister with the backing of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Madesia parties representing the people of Indian origin. After the CPN (Maoist-Centre) withdrew its support from the government of Prime Minister KP Sharma...

Family in India threatens suicide if rape suspects are not punished

Family in India threatens suicide if rape suspects are not punished

Aug. 2 - Three days after a woman and her teen daughter were gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, in northern India, their family has threatened to commit suicide if the accused are not brought to book within three months. At a late night press conference on Monday, the victim’s husband narrated the horror that the six family members went through while they...

Maldives slams international community over defamation bill

Maldives slams international community over defamation bill

Aug 2 (NIA) - The Maldives government, on Tuesday, rejected a joint statement released by the US, EU, UK, Germany, Norway and Netherlands over a draft defamation bill which is being debated in the Maldives parliament. The Maldives said that concerns raised by these countries were 'fallacious and ill-informed' and while the island nation welcomed the opportunity to engage with its...

Rajapaksa accuses Sirisena of entering into pact with India to deny jobs to Sri Lankans

Rajapaksa accuses Sirisena of entering into pact with India to deny jobs to Sri Lankans

Colombo, August 1 (NIA): Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday accused the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government of entering into the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India to give jobs to foreigners and deny jobs to Sri Lankans. Addressing a massive rally here at Lipton Circus at the end of the Kandy-Colombo long march organized by the Joint Opposition...

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