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Afghan militants kill four Pakistani soldiers

Islamabad: Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others injured during an attack on a checkpost in Khyber Agency by militants from across the Afghan border, a military statement said.

Dawn online quoted the statement as saying that rockets were fired on Sunday at the Akhund Walah Pass checkpost. All the Afghan attackers were killed when the Pakistani troops returned fire.

Across 19 states IMRC reached out to over hundred thousand people during Ramadan

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Misra Begum from Shiraz area in Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir is old now and has no male relative to look after her except a teenage son Yaqoob, who was forced to leave his school to start working when his father died from cancer. Earlier, her elder son had died from cardiac arrest, leaving behind his widow and to infants. Misra received a Ramadan food kit weighing nearly 25 kgs that comprised of rice, flour, pulses, cooking oil, tea, spices, etc.

Islamabad lodges protest with Kabul after four killed

Islamabad : Islamabad on Sunday lodged a protest with Kabul after four Pakistani soldiers were killed when a rocket was fired at a check-post in a tribal area of Khayber-Agency that borders Afghanistan, the military’s media wing reported.

Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai was called in Islamabad’s foreign office where a strong protest was conveyed to him. Pakistan demanded that Kabul take measures on war-footing to put a curb on such cross-border attacks, Geo TV reported.

What does axing of NSA talks mean to Kashmiris

By Sheikh Qayoom

Pakistan's decision to call off the NSA-level talks with India proves an old maxim for the people of Jammu and Kashmir: Whether the knife falls on the watermelon or the watermelon falls on the knife, it is the watermelon that gets cut.

There have been nearly 100 violations of the 2003 ceasefire by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) and the international border in Jammu and Kashmir since January 1.

Prophet’s descendant Shaikh Al Shareef visits AMU Library

TCN News

Aligarh: Al Shareef Mustafa Fouad Shafaee, who belongs to the family of the Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad Mustafa (Peace Be Upon Him) recently visited Aligarh Muslim University’s Maulana Azad Library to see the collection of rare manuscripts and books.

During his visit, he expressed happiness over the availability of the rare documents relating to the pre 18th century particularly on the history of Islam and the cities of Makkah and of Medina.

NSA talks finally off, India says unfortunate

New Delhi/Islamabad: After going through several now-on, now-off moments, the NSA talks between India and Pakistan were finally called off on Saturday, with both sides sticking to their positions.

In a late night statement, the Pakistan Foreign Office said it has "come to the conclusion that the NSA talks would not serve any purpose if conducted on the basis of the two conditions" laid down by India -- a clear signal calling off the talks.

Talks useless if Indian conditions accepted: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday said it has come to the conclusion that the proposed National Security Advisor (NSA) level talks between Islamabad and New Delhi would not serve any purpose if conducted on the basis of the two conditions laid down by India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The minister earlier on Saturday said India had made it clear on August 18 that the scheduled meeting between the national security advisors will only discuss issues related to terrorism.

Islamic Relief Worldwide leads the way for ‘Islamic Declaration on Climate Change’

By A Mirsab,,

Istanbul/New Delhi: Islamic Relief Worldwide, an international humanitarian organisation and a member of the United Nation's Economic and Social Council has successfully led the historic ‘Islamic Climate Change Declaration’ that called on the world's 1.6 billion Muslims to play an active role in combating climate change and urged governments to conclude an effective universal climate change agreement in Paris at the end of the year.

NSA talks virtually off as India, Pakistan stick to stands

New Delhi/Islamabad : Prospects for NSA talks between India and Pakistan looked increasingly bleak on Saturday as Pakistan insisted it will take up the "core" issue of Kashmir while India said that Islamabad must abide by the agenda agreed to at Ufa and only discuss terrorism.

Pakistani National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz, who is slated to travel to India on Sunday for the talks, said at a press conference in Islamabad that he is willing to come for the talks but Kashmir would be on the table and he would also speak with the Kashmiri separatists.

Still ready to go to Delhi for talks: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan's National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz said here on Saturday he is still prepared to go to New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and it will be regretful if the talks were cancelled on "flimsy grounds".

"I am still ready to go to New Delhi to hold (NSA) talks without any preconditions," Aziz told the media here as uncertainty loomed over the talks between India and Pakistan's National Security Advisers in New Delhi.