• Wed, Jan 29, 2020
  • Top pro-Khalistan leader shot dead in Pak: Sources
    A top leader of a pro-Khalistan outfit, wanted in India, has been shot dead by two unidentified attackers outside a gurdwara near the Wagah Border, a police source said on Tuesday.
    Top pro-Khalistan leader shot dead in Pak: Sources
    Harmeet Singh alias 'Happy PhD', a leader of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), was killed on Monday near Dera Chahal Gurdwara on the outskirts of Lahore, the source said.Singh, who hailed from Amritsar and was allegedly involved in the murder of RSS leaders in Punjab in 2016-2017, was among eight Khalistan-linked terrorists against whom the Interpol had issued “red notices” last year.No FIR has been registered over Singh's murder. We have been asked not to pursue this case. Therefore, no FIR has been registered in the murder of Harmeet Singh, the source told PTI.The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area near the gurdwara in Burki since Monday and no one including journalists are allowed to visit there.The source said the body has not been shifted to any of the Lahore's morgue for autopsy.Asked about the murder, a...
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  • Pakistan arrests 4 boys for temple vandalism, Hindu minister seeks blasphemy charges Pakistan arrests 4 boys for temple vandalism, Hindu minister seeks blasphemy charges

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  • Netanyahu says drops request for immunity from graft charges Netanyahu says drops request for immunity from graft charges

    The announcement came hours before he was to meet in the White House with President Donald Trump for the unveiling of a long-awaited US peace plan.