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Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir

Indian riot police about to thrash a Kashmiri woman protestor Pakistan Asks UNHRC To Send Fact-Finding Team To Troubled Kashmir ISLAMABAD, July 21: Pakistan has asked the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact-finding team to Kashmir to investigate human rights violations and the recent killings of innocent people, Press Trust of India reported....

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

July 21 (NIA) - Over a 100 people gathered outside the UN building in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, demanding a UN probe to alleged human rights violation committed by Indian forces in Indian controlled Kashmir. The protesters expressed grave concern over the ongoing violence and killings in Kashmir and alleged that atleast 50 civilians had been killed...

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland Colombo, July 21: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that Trincomalee harbor in Eastern Sri Lanka, which is one of the best natural harbors in the world, will be turned into a modern one with a technologically advanced hinterland by the Singapore company, Surbana Jurong, The New Indian Express...

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

Pakistani man becomes latest victim of ‘honour killings’

July 21 (NIA) – Days after the shocking murder of Pakistan’s social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, in an alleged ‘honour killing’, a 24 year old Pakistani man was killed for the same purpose on Tuesday for having an illicit affair, police said. The death sparked protests in many states around Pakistan on Thursday, with activists taking to the streets, calling...

Wigneswaran, Thavarajah Seek Commission To Probe Jaffna Varsity Fracas

Wigneswaran, Thavarajah Seek Commission To Probe Jaffna Varsity Fracas

Wigneswaran, Thavarajah Seek Commission To Probe Jaffna Varsity Fracas Colombo, July 20: C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, and S.Thavarajah, Leader of Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), have together asked the Sri Lankan government to set up a “full-fledged” Commission of Inquiry to conduct an in-depth probe into last Saturday’s clash between Tamil and...

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