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India to follow Pakistan, may become CERN member soon, says official

Months after Pakistan becoming a member of CERN, the world’s largest particle physics lab that claims to have cracked Higgs Boson in 2012 and went ot win a Nobel prize next year, India has woken up to the necessity of joining the prestious research outfit. “The government has approved India’s associate membership of CERN. But it will take about a ...

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Nepal Earthquake: Quick Timeline of Past Quakes in Himalayan Region

At least four people were killed and several injured when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal and caused widespread devastation this morning. One person was killed in an old building collapse in front of the Indian consulate in Kathmandu and at least three people were confirmed killed elsewhere. Different buildings, including the walls surrounding Nepal’s royal palace, collapsed and more ...

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Pakistan ready to extend MFN status to India: Envoy

Pakistan High Commissioner has said that finally Pakistan would reciprocate India’s gesture of MFN status conferring it soon once the talks are resumed. Asserting that Pakistan would confer India the status of most favoured nation (MFN), Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday claimed that his country had almost extended the facility in March 2014 before it was ...

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Kargil war tripped Pakistan, says Daily Times

The Pakistani military’s decision to launch a covert war against India in Kargil in 1999 has made Islamabad “progressively irrelevant” internationally, a columnist said Wednesday. “In the context of Pakistan-India relations, 1999 can be called one of the most significant years of the post-Cold War phase,” wrote columnist Qaisar Rashid in the Daily Times. He said the Kargil war “suggested ...

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471 Arrested in Pakistan for refusing polio drops to their children

At least 471 people were arrested here on Monday when they refused the administration of polio drops to children, media reported. Arrest warrants have also been issued for 1,000 people who did not allow the drops to be administered, Geo News reported. A two-day drive was held in Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to administer polio drops and vaccinations against nine ...

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Pakistan hit by 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 3:30 AM

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern region of Pakistan, including capital city of Islamabad Friday, media reported. According to initial details, strong tremors jolted Islamabad, Mansehra, Rawalpindi, Murree, Sawat, Malakand, Shangla Hill, Batgaram and adjoining areas, ARY news reported. The duration of the quake was around three to five seconds and its epicenter was about 92 km north of Islamabad. ...

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World Cup 2015: India Must Get Their Calculations Right

On the eve of their key World Cup match against South Africa, India have to look at the results of Saturday’s two matches in planning out their strategy carefully to get their calculations right. Pakistan, whom India beat in their tournament opener, were thrashed by the West Indies, who in their previous game had lost badly to Ireland. And the ...

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‘Objectionable’ Fevikwik ad triggers outcry from Hindu group

The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Monday demanded immediate withdrawal of the “objectionable” advertisement for an adhesive aired on various TV channels depicting an Indian jawan fixing the shoes of a Pakistani soldier and an apology from the manufacturer for the “extremely tasteless” ad. “This is highly improper depiction of our brave soldiers on the borders. If Pidilite fails to take immediate ...

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Tweets Galore Follow India Win Over Pakistan in World Cup

Congratulations poured in on social media as soon as India beat arch rival Pakistan in a World Cup pool match, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the nation in immediately tweeting their compliments. A number of other cricketers, political leaders and Bollywood celebrities also took to the micro-blogging site to record their delight as India, which ...

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ICC 2015 World Cup team preview – Pakistan

Inconsistency is the word best used to describe Pakistan cricket. From winning the world cup in 1992 under the leadership of the valiant Imran Khan to a shocking defeat at the hands of minnows Ireland in the 2007 edition, Pakistan has seen the best and worst facets of the tournament. This time however, they boast of a rejuvenated side under ...

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US Warned of ‘Consequences’, Pakistan Assures of Safety

Ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India, tight security has been geared up along the international border with a warning on the consequences that Pakistan shall face if any cross-border terror attack takes place. Obama is expected to visit the country from January 25 to 27, to attend the Republic Day celebration on January 26. As per reports, ...

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Coast Guard shot did not hit suspected terror boat: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday ruled out that a shot from the Indian Coast Guard could have hit the suspected terror boat, resulting in the fire that led to an explosion and subsequent sinking of the vessel. “We are absolutely sure we did not hit it,” Parrikar said when asked if the fire in the boat could have resulted due ...

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Kerry’s Car Meets Accident, US State Secretary Safe, Unhurt

US Secretary of State John Kerry was unhurt on Monday afternoon after his motorcade was involved in road accident while on the way to the airport to fly to Pakistan. Gujarat Police officials said two cars in Kerry’s motorcade were involved in the accident as he left the Mahatma Mandir convention centre after attending the seventh Vibrant Gujarat summit. “It ...

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Pakistan court grants bail to 26/11-attack-accused Lakhvi

With a weak defence evidence against Mumbai terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a Pakistani court in Islamabad has granted bail to the alleged mastermind in a second case, against surety bonds worth Pakistani Rs.200,000 (about $1,900), media reported. The civil court of Mian Azhar Nadeem heard the bail application of Lakhvi on Thursday where his counsel, Rizwan Abbasi, argued ...

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WORLD CUP 2015: Top 10 Closest Finishes in World Cup History

The ICC Cricket World Cup has several thrilling finishes in its history since 1975 like the nail-biting finish in 1999 semi-final between Australia and South Africa and nine more including four ties. Here they are. World Cup History: Top 10 closest World Cup finishes:1: 1999 semi-final Australia v South Africa – tied This classic World Cup match takes the cake when ...

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