Nepal returns ‘dancing bear’ to India

Nineteen-year-old Rangila doesn’t need to dance anymore. The sloth bear, which was smuggled into Nepal in December 2017 for use as a ‘dancing bear’, is being sent back to India. The Indian and Nepalese governments, Nepal’s Jane Goodall Institute, and the Indian non-profit, Wildlife SOS, facilitated the repatriation. The seven-month-long process involved obtaining several approvals and documents from both countries […]

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Pakistan Taliban chief Fazlullah killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Maulana Fazlullah, the dreaded chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, an Afghan Defence Ministry official confirmed on Friday. Fazlullah, who has been designated as a global terrorist by the US and carried a bounty of $5 million, had been on the run since his loyalists were routed in […]

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Nomination of SRK’s cousin “Noor Jehan” accepted

The candidature of Noor Jehan, a cousin of Shahrukh Khan, has been approved by the Election Commission of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Province. Having been denied a ticket by the Awami National Party, she will be contesting the July 25 elections as an independent candidate Ms. Jehan, Mr. Khan’s paternal cousin, is contesting from the PK-77 constituency. She expressed disappointment over trolling […]

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Musharraf no longer Pakistani citizen, govt cancels national ID, passport

Pakistani authorities have ordered immediate cancellation of the National Identity Card (NIC) and passport of former President and Army Chief Pervez Musharraf. The caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan Nasir Ul Mulk passed the order after which National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has cancelled Musharraf’s NIC. Once NIC is cancelled, the passport automatically is of zero significance. Musharraf is currently […]

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