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Convicted Indian spy Jadhav seeks pardon from Pakistan army chief

Islamabad, June 22: Convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, has made a mercy petition before army chief General Qamar Bajwa, seeking forgiveness for his actions, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday. “He has requested the Chief of Army Staff to spare his life on compassionate grounds,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

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National level prospects of Nepal’s opposition CPN (UML) hinge on June 14 polls

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) led by former Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli, has come out with  flying colors in the first phase of the Nepalese local body elections held on May 14. Following the stunning performance, the questions uppermost in the minds of Nepal watchers are: “Is this a harbinger of change at the national...

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Pakistan court orders investigation into Sharif corruption case but says he can continue as PM

Islamabad, April 20 (Dawn):: Neither a clean chit nor a disqualification: the drawn out Supreme Court (SC) case probing the Sharif family’s alleged corruption in the Panamagate case ended today as the court ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe how the family's money was transferred to Qatar. The prime minister and his party breathed a...

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Challenges in re-integrating the Bay of Bengal region

By P.K.Balachandran  Colombo, April 13 (www.newsexpress.lk): The Bay of Bengal region, comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand is marked by commonalities. The linguistic, religious and cultural similarities which run through the peoples of these countries provide a solid foundation for cooperation. In fact, in ancient times, this area was also closely knit by trade with vessels...

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Sri Lanka assures justice through domestic war crimes probe

Colombo, March 16 (NIA) - Sri Lanka on Thursday said that a domestic mechanism which would probe allegations of human rights abuses and war crimes would fulfill the expectations of families seeking justice. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told reporters in capital Colombo that although there had been a delay in probing the allegations, Sri Lanka was in the process of...

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Pervez Musharraf launches career as TV analyst

Islamabad, Feb 28 - A retired general and former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf seems to have chosen mainstream media as his career of choice post retirement, with Bol TV billing him as the main attraction of a weekly TV programme in a Sunday evening post on the channel's Facebook page. According to the promotional video aired by Bol TV,...

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Sasikala’s Chief Ministerial dream hinges on today’s Supreme Court judgment

Chennai, February 14 (The New Indian Express):  The venue for the next big development in Tamil Nadu politics has moved to court number 6 at the Supreme Court, which is all set to deliver, on Tuesday  morning, the long-awaited verdict on the disproportionate assets case in which AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, the unrelenting claimant for the chief minister’s post,...

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