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In Egypt, Pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence
Vatican City, Apr 28(Agencies): Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis lands in Cairo on Friday for a series of deeply symbolic encounters with Egypt's religious and political leadership. He will meet with Egypt's president, patriarch and the "other" pope, Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and pray for victims of the attacks. Most importantly, he will also visit Al-Azhar, the revered 1,000-year-old seat of learning in Sunni Islam. There, he will meet privately with grand imam Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, and participate in an international peace co...
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20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal
Dakar, Apr 28(Agencies): At least 20 people, almost all women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off Senegal`s central coast in a delta region popular with tourists, firefighters told AFP on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Monday night, with the traditional flat-bottomed boat overturning off Bettenty, an island area just north of The Gambia, with 72 on board. All except two of those on board were women, said Commander Umar Kane, a senior firefighting official. "Unfortunately, we have 20 bodies and one person missing," Kane told AFP, saying another 51 people had been rescued. He said there were only two men on board. The boat capsized as the women were on their way to look for seafood, he said. The incident occurred in a coastal area well known for its delicacies like oyste...
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India objects to Pak raising Kashmir issue at UN forum
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (Agencies): India has strongly objected to Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session here, asserting that it is a bilateral matter which should not be brought up in the UN forum. Minister in Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the UN Masood Anwar raised the Kashmir issue in his statement to the UN General Assembly session of the Committee on Information on April 25. He said Pakistan appreciates the efforts by the UN’s Department of Public Information in arranging coverage of events related to the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. “We would urge you to do the same for the people of Kashmir who continue to suffer under foreign occupation,” Anwar said. As soon as these remarks were made, Minister in India’s Permanent...
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India files appeal with Pakistan seeking release of Kulbhushan Jadav
Islamabad, Apr 26 (Agencies): Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale, Wednesday, met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to officially file an appeal against the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav for alleged spying. “We have filed an appeal and we want that Kulbhushan Jadhav is released at the earliest,” Bambawale told reporters after the meeting. As per Pakistani law, an appeal had to be filed within 40 days of the sentencing. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying on April 10. The appeal has been filed under Pak Army Act Section 133(B) - Court of Appeals. During his meeting the Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Bambawale also demanded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pakistan has denied Indias reque...
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Pervez Musharraf reveals what he thinks of Modi and Yogi
DUBAI, Apr 23 (Agencies): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf in an exclusive interview with WION (World Is One News) under 'World Is One Global Leadership Series' spoke on a number of issues ranging from what he thinks about PM Narendra Modi to Kashmir movement to firebrand UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Speaking to WION's Palki Sharma Upadhyay, Pervez Musharraf said that he is weighing and examining options to make a comeback in Pakistan politics. But, Musharraf said that he doesn't want to be PM of Pakistan. Talking about India and current government, Pervez Musharraf called BJP a religious party and praised PM Narendra Modi for being so active. "Modi is active and that's why India is progressing under his leadership," Pervez Musharraf said. Supporting 'Kashmir freedom mo...
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38 Indians detained in UK for visa breach in factory raids
LONDON, Apr 23 (Agencies): Britain's immigration officials have detained 38 Indians, including nine women, for overstaying their visas or working illegally after conducting raids in two clothing factories in the city of Leicester. The UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement team raided MK Clothing Ltd and Fashion Times UK Ltd in the city in the East Midlands region of England last week and held 38 Indians and one Afghan man. Of those detained, 31 had outstayed their visas, seven had entered the country illegally and one was working in breach of their visa conditions, Leicester Mercury reported. The officials took 19 people into detention pending their removal from the UK while remaining 20 were ordered to report regularly to the Home Office while their cases are dealt with. "Using ille...
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Pak SC clears Maryam Nawaz in Panama Papers case
ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (Agencies): The Pakistan Supreme Court has cleared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s daughter Maryam Nawaz in the Panama Papers case, a media report said on Friday. Last year`s Panama Papers leaks, which documented the offshore dealings of many of the world`s rich and powerful, alleged that Maryam was the beneficial owner of the London properties owned jointly by her brothers as well, Dawn online reported. The petitions claimed that since Maryam was a dependant of Sharif, the Prime Minister had to declare the Mayfair properties in the wealth statement. However, the Supreme Court bench late Thursday concluded that sufficient material was not available on the record to establish that Maryam was a dependant of the Prime Minister, in a legal sense. "We do not feel the necess...
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