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N.Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts
Seoul, May 24 (Agencies): North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site on Thursday, media reported, as part of steps that have reduced tension on the Korean peninsula and raised the possibility of a summit with the United States. North Korea has conducted all six of its nuclear tests at the Punggye-ri site, which consists of tunnels dug beneath Mount Mantap in the northeast of the country. A small group of international media selected by North Korea was on hand to witness the demolition, which Pyongyang says is proof of its commitment to end nuclear testing. The destruction of the site began at about 11 a.m. with the blowing up and collapsing of a tunnel and an observation post. South Korean media described how North Korean authorities called o...
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Russian military missile brought down MH17, say investigators
The Hague, May 24 (Agencies): The missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, belonged to the Russian military, Dutch investigators said on Thursday. For the first time, the Dutch-led team said the missile had come from a unit based in western Russia, the BBC reported. All people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It was hit by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine. Russia said none of its weapons was used. But Wilbert Paulissen, a Dutch official from the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), told reporters: "All the vehicles in a convoy carrying the missile were part of the Russian armed forces." He said that after studying all availa...
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Rohingya insurgents killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar: Amnesty
MYANMAR, May 23 (Agencies): This man does a somersault on an elephant and it will give `Baahubali` Prabhas jitters-Watch viral video Deepika Padukone`s sister Anisha sends a meme to describe her sibling`s behaviour at home and in public Khesari Lal Yadav turns singer for `brother` Nirahua, lends voice to song in Bhojpuri film Border Army Major, who tied a Kashmir man to the bonnet of his vehicle in 2017, detained with woman in Srinagar hotel Monalisa dances to Lahu Munh Lag Gaya; her expressions will drive away your mid-week blues Campaign group Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last year, amid a surge in violence in western Myanmar. A military response to insurgen...
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‘India trying to block water supply to Pak’
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (Agencies): Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should not engage in politics after his disqualification and that he has become the biggest non-state actor in Pakistan. Saeed was talking to the media on Monday after a meeting with Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) party chief Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair in Pakistan's Hyderabad city, the Express Tribune reported on Tuesday. "Nawaz has been disqualified by the apex court. After his disqualification he shouldn't engage in politics," Saeed said. He also commented on the inauguration of the Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir for which Pakistan accused India of violating the Indus Waters Treaty. Islamabad fears the project might reduce the water flow int...
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Pakistan minister says tanks, missiles alone can't save country if it's not strong economically
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (Agencies): Pakistan has squandered the economic growth opportunity in the past because of political instability, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said, asserting that "tanks and missiles" alone cannot save a country. Iqbal, who is also the Minister for Planning and Development, claimed that during the 90s then Indian finance minister Manmohan Singh borrowed economic reforms strategies from his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz and successfully implemented them in India, the Express Tribune Reported. He said Bangladesh also successfully used the same strategies but Pakistan could not put its own plans to use as the decade was lost to political instability. He was speaking at the inauguration of Pakistan National Centre for Cyber Security on Monday. "The first opport...
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Mining reports on Arunachal Pradesh border groundless: China
BEIJING, May 21(Agencies): China on Monday dismissed as "groundless" a report that it was mining gold on its side of the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the area mentioned in the report by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post was Chinese territory and Beijing was well within its rights to conduct scientific and geological survey. The report said that China began large-scale mining operations on its side of the disputed border with India in the Himalayas where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals -- valued at nearly $60 billion by Chinese state geologists -- had been found. "The area mentioned in the report totally belongs to China's territory. China conducts regular geological and scientific research on its t...
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Modi meets Vladimir Putin in Sochi, hails Indo-Russian friendship
SOCHI, May 21 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Vladimir Putin in Russia's Black Sea coastal city Sochi. "India and Russia have been friends for a long time. Thankful to President Putin for inviting me for an informal meeting at Sochi." PM Modi told the Russian President. "India and Russia now enjoy special privileged strategic partnership," he added. "Greetings to the friendly people of Russia. I look forward to my visit to Sochi tomorrow and my meeting with President Putin. It is always a pleasure to meet him," PM Modi had tweeted on Sunday before embarking on his trip. "Am confident the talks with President Putin will further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia," he had added. The issues on the table may include e...
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Pak opposes inauguration of Kishanganga Project, says it violates IWT
Islamabad, May 19 (Agencies): Pakistan has voiced concern over the inauguration of the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying inauguration without resolution of a dispute between the two countries will tantamount to violation of the Indus Water Treaty. Modi will inaugurate the power project in Bandipora district on Saturday. "Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT)," a Foreign Office (FO) statement said on Friday. Despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, India continued with the construction of the project, it said, adding that "this intransigenc...
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