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Pakistanis fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Kashmir

Pakistanis fire on Indian posts in Poonch district of Kashmir

Jammu/Islamabad, October 3 (NIA): Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire four times on Monday by targeting forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir state with 120 mm mortar bombs and automatic weapons, drawing retaliation from Indian troops, PTI reported. There were reports of two civilians suffering minor injuries in the firing and shelling. Pakistan...

Culture Of Intolerance Raising Its Head Again In North Sri Lankan Tamil Politics

Wigneswaran says he’s unfairly portrayed as an “undesirable” or a “bogeyman”

Colombo, October 2 (The New Indian Express): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province on Sunday regretted that people in South Sri Lanka are portraying him as an “undesirable”, a “ghost” or a bogeyman. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 42 nd. Sri Lankan National Games at the Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna, Wigneswaran pointed out that, initially,...

India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

United Nations, October 2 (NIA): India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, on Sunday ratified the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change, giving a significant push to the deal to come into force by the end of this year. Equally significantly, the ratification was handed over to the UN on Gandhi Jayanti Day or Gandhi’ birth anniversary, as Mahatma...

Looking back at the 1959 India-Pakistan co-production Jago Hua Savera

Looking back at the 1959 India-Pakistan co-production Jago Hua Savera

  By, Nandini Ramnath/Scroll.in A Pakistani production set in the former East Pakistan and featuring Indian and British talent: Jago Hua Savera (Day Shall Dawn) was unusual back in 1959 and even more rare today. Consider these credits: directed by AJ Kardar, produced by Nauman Taseer, written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, based on Manik Bandopadhyay’s Bengali novel, starring Tripti Mitra, shot...

Pakistan is unlikely to respond militarily to Indian “surgical strike.”

Pakistan is unlikely to respond militarily to Indian “surgical strike.”

Washington, October 1 (NIA): Pakistan is unlikely to militarily respond to the Indian “Surgical Strike” across the Line of Control in Kashmir but the larger sub-conventional war against India using militants will continue, says Ashley Tellis of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a top American think-tank said. "I think Pakistan has its hands full right now, it is unlikely...

Sri Lanka gets into more debt without any new projects

Sri Lanka gets into more debt without any new projects

Colombo, October 1 (NIA): Even as it is burdened with a total debt of US$ 69.7 billion, which is 75 percent of its GDP, Sri Lanka is getting into more debt, points out Wade Shepard in Forbes. Under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who came to office at the beginning of 2015, domestic debt without starting any new large-scale...

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