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Pakistan has better defence industrial base than India, admits Indian Army Vice Chief

New Delhi (DearPK webdesk news): The Indian Vice Chief of Army Staff said that Pakistan has a better military industrial base and exports more defence equipment than India, The Indian Express reported. The report added: “Lt. Gen. Sarath Chand, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), said the ordnance factories have not been able to keep

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26 soldiers killed, 13 others injured in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

Kandhar (DearPK webdesk news): On Wednesday at least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said, the latest blow to the country’s struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up soldiers on the ground during

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India: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Resigned

New Delhi (DearPK webdesk news): On Wednesday Indian province Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned, hours after ally Lalu Prasad ruled out resignation of his son Tejashwi Yadav, who has been charged by the CBI in a corruption case. Nitish took the surprise decision at a meeting of party MLAs at his residence. Immediately after

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Road crash in southern Zambia leaves 11 people dead, 29 injured

Lusaka (DearPK webdesk news): At least 11 people died on the spot while 29 others sustained injuries after a vehicle they were traveling in rolled into a drainage in southern Zambia’s Mazabuka district, police said. The accident occurred when the truck that was carrying 40 people fell into a drainage at a hill, according to

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Pentagon blocks $350 million military aid to Pakistan for insufficient action against Haqqani network

Washington (DearPK webdesk news): The US has decided against disbursement of $350 million in coalition support fund to Pakistan after defence secretary James Mattis informed Congress that he was not able to certify that Islamabad has taken “sufficient actions” against the dreaded Haqqani network, a top official said on Friday. As a result of the

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Al-Aqsa: Palestinians killed as Jerusalem protests rage

(DearPK webdesk news): A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in an east Jerusalem neighbourhood Friday when clashes broke out, the Palestinian health ministry said, in the second reported death of the day. The killing occurred in the A-Tur area of east Jerusalem, it said. “A Palestinian was killed by occupation fire in A-Tur in

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Terrorist attacks in Pakistan continue to decline: US report

Washington (DearPK webdesk news): According to US report United States has acknowledged that continuous military operations in Khyber and North Waziristan agencies have ensured elimination of a significant number of militants and removal of safe havens for terrorist groups. According to the Country Reports on Terrorism released by the US State Department, terrorist-related violence in

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Saudi Arabia’s king orders arrest of ‘abusive’ prince

Riyadh (DearPK webdesk news): A Saudi prince was arrested Thursday on King Salman’s order, a state-run broadcaster reported, as outrage grew on social media over videos appearing to show him abusing members of the public. Shah Salman issued a warrant for “the immediate arrest … and imprisonment” of Prince Saud, a descendent of Saudi Arabia’s

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India gets new President from lowest Hindu caste system

New Delhi (DearPK webdesk news): BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar Governor, a Dalit leader, won the Presidential polls today with 65.6 per cent translating into 702,044 votes cast by an electoral college of MPs and state lawmakers on Monday.  He will be sworn in on July 25. Ram Nath

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Zakir Naik: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s passport revoked

New Delhi (DearPK webdesk news) : Renowned Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s passport has been revoked after his consistent failure to present himself before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to alleged terror-funding cases. The Regional Passport Office in Mumbai has revoked Naik’s passport, after he failed to respond to a show-cause notice issued to

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