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Indian Army ready to flex its muscles on border: chief

NEW DELHI: India’s new army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Sunday said the role of the force was to maintain peace and tranquillity at the border but it would not “shy away from flexing its muscles”. Eastern Army commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi and Southern commander Lt Gen P.M. Hariz ...

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Gambia’s Jammeh accuses ECOWAS of declaring war

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has accused the West African regional bloc ECOWAS of declaring a war against his country amid an ensuing political crisis there. In a New Year’s speech broadcast on state TV, the Gambian president pledged to defend his country against what he called any foreign aggression. Jammeh ...

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Passport must for Pakistanis to cross over into Afghanistan now

LANDI KOTAL: Possession of Pakistani passport was made mandatory on Sunday for cross-border movement by Pakistani nationals at Torkham border after expiry of the deadline on December 31. Authorities had made announcements through loudspeakers and displayed banners at prominent places at the border to apprise Pakistani nationals about the new ...

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CTD plans to deradicalise around 300 militants held in Sindh’s prisons

KARACHI: Sindh police’s Counter-Terrorism Department is planning to deradicalise and rehabilitate an estimated 300 militants held in different jails of the province with the help of qualified psychologists, it emerged on Sunday. Under the proposed initiative, the CTD would conduct psychological profiling of the arrested militants to ascertain the possible ...

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2016: The year of the CPEC

It was conceived back in the 1990s, and the first approach to Pakistan from China about connecting China’s western provinces to the Arabian Sea came in 1999. Gwadar port was built in the mid-2000s, and many of the MoUs were signed after 2010. The key agreement for the projects to ...

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