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India election aftermath: Burqa-clad Muslim women stopped from boarding Lucknow Metro

Lucknow, May 29 (Gulf News/WNP): Five Muslim women, belonging to one family, were stopped from travelling on the Lucknow Metro after they refused to remove their veils. The women, who wanted to board the metro at Maiwaiya station on Tuesday, had no reservations about being frisked and checked by women security personnel. However, since there […]

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India violates diplomatic norms again by harassing PHC guests

NEW DELHI, May 29 (WNP): India once again violated diplomatic norms as its security officials harassed guests at the Iftar dinner that was hosted by the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in New Delhi. The details suggest that the guests were unnecessarily interrogated by the intelligence agencies upon their arrival, and some of them were not even allowed to […]

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Myanmar army committing fresh war crimes against Buddhist guerrillas; Amnesty International accuses in new report

MYANMAR, May 29 (AFP/WNP): Myanmar’s army is committing fresh war crimes against ethnic groups in Rakhine state, according to human rights group Amnesty International. In a new report, Amnesty accuses the army of carrying out extrajudicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests amid an operation against an ethnic Buddhist guerrilla force. The army has denied the […]

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Pesticide poisoning confirmed as Sharjah boy’s cause of death

Sharjah, May 28 (Gulf News/WNP): The cause of a 10-year-old Pakistani boy’s death in Sharjah on Friday has been confirmed as chemical poisoning from pesticide, police said on Monday. Sharjah Police confirmed Khuzaima Niazi’s neighbours used an unregulated and highly toxic pesticide that contained aluminium phosphide, which can cause shock, heart inflammation and multiple organ […]

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Despite triumph victory, Modi slammed by Indian journalist

NEW YORK, May 24 (WNP): American print and electronic media gave extensive coverage to Indian Prim Minister Narendra Modi’s massive electoral victory but so far there were no editorial comments, apart from an article in The New York Times that called him “dangerously incompetent.” In a news detailed dispatch on the election result from New […]

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British Airways comeback to promote Pak-UK links: Mark Filed

LONDON May 24 (WNP): British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field Friday said the launch of direct flights between Pakistan and United Kingdom (UK) would help promote business and trade besides increasing links between the two countries. “The launch of direct flights between our two capitals is excellent news for both our countries, […]