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Pak govt and army on same page to improve ties with India, says Imran Khan at Kartarpur ceremony Kartarpur: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said his government, the army and all political parties in the country are on the same page to improve ties with India, asserting that all issues, including Kashmir, can be resolved with “strength and will” of leadership of the two countries.

By Manash Pratim Bhuyan


Trump to have trilateral meeting with Modi and Abe in Argentina Washington: US President Donald Trump will hold a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe this week on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina, amidst China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. By Lalit K Jha


Mistrust between India, Pak can be removed through message of peace, love: Harsimrat Kartarpur:The mistrust between India and Pakistan can be removed through revisiting the message of peace and love, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Wednesday at the foundation stone laying ceremony for a corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district. By Manash Pratim Bhuyan


Sidhu can win election even in Pakistan: Imran Khan Kartarpur: Navjot Singh Sidhu can win an election even in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday as he wondered why there was a hue and cry back home over the former Indian cricketer’s push for peace and brotherhood during his previous visit to the country.


Sidhu calls for restoring peace between India and Pakistan Kartarpur: Violence must be stopped and peace should be restored between India and Pakistan, Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said Wednesday as he described the Kartarpur Corridor as a major opportunity to open the hearts of the people in the two neighbouring countries. By Manash Pratim Bhuyan


Pro-Khalistan separatist leader seen shaking hands with Pak Army chief Kartarpur: Eyebrows were raised on Wednesday when a prominent pro-Khalistan separatist leader was present at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor and was also seen shaking hands with Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. By Manash Pratim Bhuyan


Explosion near chemical plant in China kills 22 Beijing: A truck carrying hazardous chemicals exploded outside a chemical plant in China’s northern Hebei province on Wednesday, killing at least 22 people and leaving as many others injured, the second major industrial disaster in the country in the last four days.


Sri Lanka’s highest-ranking military officer detained in abduction of 11 youths Colombo: Sri Lanka’s highest-ranking military officer Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on Wednesday surrendered before a local court which remanded him in custody for a week in a case of abduction of 11 youths during the last phase of the bloody civil war with the LTTE in 2009.


Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash, Indonesia says Jakarta: A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, as details from the new jet’s flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-stalling system.(AFP)


Gene-edited baby trial ‘paused’: China scientist Hong Kong: The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure.(AFP) RUP

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