Artillery duel at LoC after Pakistan breaches ceasefire

Jammu, June 24 : Indian and Pakistani troops had a nearly three hour long artillery duel on the LoC on Saturday after Pakistan army resorted to heavy shelling and firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, defence officials said. “Pakistan army resorted to unpr ovoked shelling and firing on the LoC in Poonch district. Indian […]

Death toll in Pakistan bombings rises to 63

Islamabad, June 24 : The death toll in Friday’s blasts targeting civilians and security personnel in Quetta and Parachinar areas of Pakistan has risen to 63, with nine people injured in the twin Parachinar blasts succumbing to their injuries overnight, local media reported. More than 200 injured people are being treated in hospitals. Most casualties […]

Sri Lankan doctors call off nationwide strike

Colombo, June 24 : Sri Lankan doctors on Saturday called off an island-wide strike following three days of successful talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said the doctors decided to suspend their strike after its executive committee held talks with Sirisena, reports Xinhua news agency. During the discussions, Sirisena had […]

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

Dhaka, June 24 : At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh’s Rangpur district, police said. The accident occurred around 5.30 a.m., on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, bdnews24 quoted a senior police official as saying. The travellers all hailed from Kaliganj in Lalmonirhat, but they […]

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

United Nations, June 24 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks in Pakistan and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured a speedy recovery,” said a statement released by his spokesperson on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. […]