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IHR bodies should take notice of an Indian planning to put the Kashmiri children in detention camps, says Ali Raza Syed

Brussels,(Parliament Times):   Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has said, in his recent statement, Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has confessed that New Delhi plans to keep Kashmiri youth and minor children in extra judicial torture camps. General Bipin Rawat while addressing a conference in New Delhi this week said that young Kashmiri children are …

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Libya civil war: Rivals to join major powers in Germany

Tripoli:    Libya’s warring rival factions are joining major powers in Germany in a renewed push to secure a ceasefire to halt the civil war. The talks follow the collapse of an earlier truce amid recriminations. The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed government in the capital, Tripoli. Sunday’s summit also aims to extract a pledge from …

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Afghan government calls for complete ceasefire amid US-Taliban talks

Kabul:   Afghan government spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi has said that the Afghan people and the government reject the proposed “reduction in violence” by the Taliban as an “ambiguous term with no legal or military parameters”. “Any suggestion the Taliban have shared with the US must include ceasefire as it is the demand of our people,” Sediqqi said while addressing a news …

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Australia fires: Heavy rains hit some blaze-hit regions

Canberra:     Heavy rains and thunderstorms have lashed parts of Australia’s east coast, dousing some of its fires but bringing a new threat of flooding to some areas. There have been downpours in the states of Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, which have all been badly hit by the bushfire crisis. Major roads were closed in Queensland and …

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Iran supreme leader Khamenei downplays protests, says foes exploiting plane tragedy

TEHRAN:     Iran’s supreme leader said Friday that demonstrations at home over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner were unrepresentative of the Iranian people and accused the country´s enemies of exploiting the disaster for propaganda purposes. Leading the weekly Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the January 8 incident was a …

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Srinagar and Jammu airports under the security cover CISF

Report by Sohial Anjum Malik New Delhi, (Parliament Times): Airports in Srinagar and Jammu are to be “immediately” brought under the security cover of the CISF in view of the arrest of DSP Davinder Singh, a Jammu and Kashmir government order has said. The two sensitive airports are to be “handed over” to the CISF by January 31, the order …

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Russian parliament backs Putin’s pick for PM after ‘January Revolution’

MOSCOW:      The Russian parliament overwhelmingly backed President Vladimir Putin’s surprise choice for prime minister on Thursday after what one daily called a “January revolution”, a major political overhaul that some say could set Putin up as leader for life. The State Duma, the lower house of parliament, gave its backing to Mikhail Mishustin, a 53-year-old with almost no …

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Rain hits Australian fires, but blazes still rage

SYDNEY:    Heavy rain fell on bushfires in eastern Australia Friday for a second straight day, offering further relief from a months-long crisis, but dozens of blazes remained out of control. This week’s wet weather has given exhausted firefighters a major boost in battling unprecedented blazes that have been fuelled by climate change and drought. The fires have claimed 28 …

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Wani calls upon UNSC to move beyond the rhetoric of compassion to address the situation in IoJK

Altaf Hamid Rao, MIRPUR (AJK):     Veteran Kashmiri rights activist and senior vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front Altaf Hussain Wani Thursday hailed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for holding a debate on the alarming situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. Talking to this Correspondent on Thursday Wani observed that the Security Council’s meeting was indeed a great …

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Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock overhaul

MOSCOW:   Russian lawmakers will begin reviewing President Vladimir Putin’s nomination of a little-known tax chief as the new prime minister Thursday after his announcement of a sweeping constitutional shake-up fuelled speculation about his future plans. The overwhelmingly Kremlin-loyal State Duma lower parliament is likely to approve Mikhail Mishustin for the role, following the shock resignation of the government in the …

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