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'Pakistan's population surges to 207.8 mn' 'Pakistan's population surges to 207.8 mn'
- August 26, 2017

The number of people living in rural areas was put at 132.189m - 64.886m female and 63.3m male. However, this population size of 207.774 million does not include census figures of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Its population grew by 72 per cent. The total population of FATA stands at 5,001,676, showing 2.41 annual growth rate. In 1998, Rawalpindi's population was 1.4 million. (more...)
Ten civilians killed in US-backed raid in Somalia Ten civilians killed in US-backed raid in Somalia
- August 26, 2017

In a statement, it denied there had been civilian casualties and said eight al-Shabaab terrorists had been killed by the Somali National Army. The White House has granted the US military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Shabaab, in the latest sign President Donald Trump is increasing USA military engagement in the region. (more...)
Pakistan made honest efforts for peace in Afghanistan: FO Pakistan made honest efforts for peace in Afghanistan: FO
- August 26, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday met the top military leadership to formulate a response to the new U.S. policy on Afghanistan that includes greater pressure on Islamabad to do more to rein in militants. "We will maintain pressure on the Taliban to join a peace process with the Afghan government to end the war in Afghanistan". Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of Asia Programme at The Wilson Centre, said the dialogue was meant to convene former government and ... (more...)
Tillerson says USA won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan Tillerson says USA won't win 'battlefield victory' in Afghanistan
- August 26, 2017

After 16 years in Afghanistan , the cost of war has risen to an estimated $700 billion. We have hardly established a foundation for a stable nation, much less built anything on it. Though some describe Afghanistan as America's longest war, it can also be compared with US military deployments in Germany, Japan and South Korea, which have lasted far longer and which, as the Pacific naval accidents this summer underlined, also have their cost in lives. (more...)
Pakistan could lose privileged ally status over terror safe havens, warns US Pakistan could lose privileged ally status over terror safe havens, warns US
- August 26, 2017

Trump has indicated that while it "may be possible" to have a political settlement with "elements in the Taliban ", this can take place only after it ends violence.Secretary of State Tillerson has stated: "This entire effort is meant to put pressure to have the Taliban understand that you will not win a battlefield victory and we may not win one, but neither will you". (more...)
Prime Minister Modi undertakes aerial survey of Bihar floods Prime Minister Modi undertakes aerial survey of Bihar floods
- August 26, 2017

Meanwhile, death toll in Bihar flood has reached 394. After the PM's visit and flood review, a central team would make the ground assessment as floodwaters started receding on Friday. The action has rung alarm bells at state capital Patna , as this incident has exposed the ground realities in the flood affected districts, where flood victims are struggling to save their cattle, mostly cows and buffaloes. (more...)
North Korea fires three missiles, all fail North Korea fires three missiles, all fail
- August 26, 2017

It said earlier that the third missile appears to have blown up immediately. North Korea's threat, published by state media, said: "We solemnly warn not only the USA and puppet group but also satellites, including United Kingdom and Australia, which are taking advantage of the present war maneuvers against the north that they would face a miserable end if they join in play with fire by tiger moths of war". (more...)
Independence Trust CO Raises Position in Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Independence Trust CO Raises Position in Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)
- August 26, 2017

The stock has a market capitalization of $188.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.189 and a beta of 1.01. The stock rose 0.09% or $0.07 reaching $79.6 per share. The company holds 4.68 billion outstanding shares and 4.58 billion shares are floating in market. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $45.69. (more...)
Wall St declines on Trump's govt shutdown warning Wall St declines on Trump's govt shutdown warning
- August 26, 2017

During his campaign-style rally on Tuesday in Phoenix, Trump vowed he would get the border wall he promised on the 2016 campaign trail - or else. And I guess this is OK with his supporters. "The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!That should NEVER have happened!" "I'm willing to do it whenever it makes sense", Rep. (more...)
Fidayeen attack in DPL Pulwama Fidayeen attack in DPL Pulwama
- August 26, 2017

Unconfirmed reports suggest three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and three policemen were injured in the attack. The camp, that has been attacked, is situated in a high-security area and close to Deputy Commissioner and SSP office on Shopian-Pulwama highway. (more...)
Wikileaks says 'CIA can access Aadhaar database', government denies claim Wikileaks says 'CIA can access Aadhaar database', government denies claim
- August 26, 2017

According to the story published on Great Game India , Express Lane which is a covert information collection tool used by the Central Intelligence Agency to secretly exfiltrate data collection, has been used to get access to biometric data. (more...)
USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch USA says N.Korea missiles failed in flight, exploded on launch
- August 26, 2017

North Korea's last missile test on 28 July was for an intercontinental ballistic missile created to fly 10,000 km (6,200 miles). The KCNA said Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had recently stated that Australian military forces would fight alongside the United States military if the latter was attacked by North Korea. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Has 20000 Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck at Sea Hurricane Harvey Has 20000 Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck at Sea
- August 26, 2017

The four vessels have a combined capacity of about 15,000 cruisers. There, the ships will replenish fuel, fresh water, and food supplies. The hurricane, which is set to make landfall near Corpus Christi on Friday evening, has already caused flooding issues along Galveston Island's Harborside Drive, the street along which the cruise terminal is located. (more...)
Confederate group sues University of Texas for removing monuments Confederate group sues University of Texas for removing monuments
- August 26, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin is facing a lawsuit after it chose to remove three Confederate statues from its campus August 20. The university planned to relocate the statues to another place on campus other than the Main Mall. That lawsuit was not successful and the statue was moved. In an email sent to the University the night of August 20, Fenves said the historical significance of the statues was "severely compromised by what they symbolize". (more...)
The US just issued a warning against traveling to Cancun The US just issued a warning against traveling to Cancun
- August 26, 2017

The country has seen a spike in crimes including homicides at popular tourist destinations such as Baja California Sur, where Cabo San Lucas is located, as well as and Quintana Roo, where Cancun and Riviera Maya are, Fox News reported . "While Cancún's murder rate is 20 people per 100,000 inhabitants...the equivalent rates for some big US cities is significantly higher: 52 people per 100,000 inhabitants in Baltimore, 50 in Detroit and 20 in Washington, D.C., according to New York ... (more...)
Trump assistant Sebastian Gorka resigns Trump assistant Sebastian Gorka resigns
- August 26, 2017

Mr Gorka's short seven-month tenure at the White House was marred with controversy. In the midst of a real, damaging storm hitting ground in Texas, a media storm is brewing out of the Donald Trump White House . Breitbart is now in negotiations with Dr. Gorka regarding his support for the website, as well as collaboration on a joint venture that would embody a Jacksonian national security vision. (more...)
Isolated Danish inventor with a rocky past — Peter Madsen Isolated Danish inventor with a rocky past — Peter Madsen
- August 26, 2017

The Danish submarine-maker is suspected in the death of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist whose headless torso was recovered days after her disappearance while writing a feature story about Madsen. Mr Madsen, 46, pleaded not guilty to a new charge of abuse of a corpse as well as the original murder charge. Police spokesman Jakob Buch-Jepsen said the prosecutor was also adding a charge of abuse of a corpse. (more...)
Thailand's ex-PM flees country before court verdict Thailand's ex-PM flees country before court verdict
- August 26, 2017

Defence minister Prawit Wongsuwan said security forces had not allowed Ms Yingluck to leave and were checking possible routes she may have used. Seeing Ms Yingluck go into jail would have angered millions of supporters in her rural heartland in the country's north and north-eastern provinces, possibly sparking new unrest in the country after a decade of sometimes violent upheaval. (more...)
India imposes curfew as India imposes curfew as "godman" faces rape verdict
- August 26, 2017

The sect claims to have 50 million followers and runs a spiritual empire that promotes vegetarianism and campaigns against drug addiction. The verdict triggered violent clashes across Panchkula between police and groups of Ram Rahim's supporters, leading to the deaths of at least 12 people and injuring scores more. (more...)
No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan, COAS Bajwa No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan, COAS Bajwa
- August 26, 2017

The Pakistani army chief, in response to the U.S. president's remarks, said that "we are not looking for any material or financial assistance from United States of America but trust, understanding and acknowledgement of our contributions", according to a military statement. (more...)