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Yatra 2018: Weather halts pilgrimage

Srinagar, The Amarnath Yatra was temporarily suspended on Friday at both Baltal and Pahalgam route to the holy cave due to slippery road conditions following heavy rain during the night. “The yatra has been temporarily stopped because of bad weather and slippery road conditions. The yatra will resume only after the ...

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Judicial commission comes down hard on Chinese companies

By Arshad Baig The Judicial Commission on Water and Sanitation expressed its dissatisfaction on Wednesday over the performance of the Chinese companies responsible for collecting waste from the city.   Directing the Chinese companies to ensure that they have the required machinery and number of employees to perform the job, ...

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PAKISTAN “A COUNTRY OF PARTICULAR CONCERN” FOR MINORITIES

By Allabaksh For 16th year in a row, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that Pakistan should be declared a ‘‘country of particular concern’’ because of its ill-treatment of religious minorities. However, the Trump administration, like its predecessors, has refrained from doing so, ostensibly to not vitiate ...

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Politics behind the water woes in Pakistan

By Samuel Baid Come April, there begins a battle of water between Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan. The former accuses the latter of stealing its share of water from Indus River. Punjab tries to deflect this attack on to India’s Kishenganga project in Kashmir. Pakistanis, who don’t seem to be ...

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