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Pakistan Navy Claims, It Thwarted An Attempt By Indian Submarine To Enter Country’s Territorial Waters

New Delhi: The Pakistan Navy claimed that it had thwarted an attempt by an Indian submarine to enter the country’s territorial waters. The report comes after tensions flared up between the two nuclear-armed neighbours following a terror attack claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.

The Pakistan Navy also shared a footage with the media, which it said was “actual”. The image showed that the footage was made at 2035 hours on March 4.

“The Pakistan Navy used its specialised skills to ward off the submarine, successfully keeping it from entering Pakistani waters,” a spokesperson said in a statement. The Indian submarine was not deliberately targeted by Pakistan to give peace a chance, the spokesperson said.

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Pakistani Media Says, India’s Most Wanted Terrorist And Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar Alive

New Delhi: A Pakistani media report said that quoting unnamed sources close to his family India’s most wanted terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is “alive”.

The media reports claiming that JeM leader is dead are false, Geo Urdu News reported. The report came amid speculation on social media that JeM founder has died. However, there was no official confirmation.

Quoting unnamed sources close to the family of the JeM chief, the channel said Azhar is “alive”, without elaborating on his health condition. There was no official word on Azhar’s fate from the Pakistan government.

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British PM Theresa May Speaks To Imran Khan And Asks Him To Act Against Terror Groups

New Delhi: United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and told him to act against terror groups functional in Pakistan, days after expressing “deep concern” over tensions between India and Pakistan prompted by the recent Pulwama attack.

A Downing Street Spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister spoke to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan today. She welcomed his commitment to reducing tensions with India, and the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan”.

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Qureshi Says, Pakistan Can Act Against Masood Azhar Only If India Provides Evidence That Can Convince Judiciary

New Delhi: Foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan can act against Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar only if India provides “solid, inalienable evidence” against him that can convince the country’s judiciary.

Qureshi confirmed Azhar’s presence in Pakistan and said he was confined to his home because of poor health. He said in an interview with CNN aired on Thursday that action can be taken against Azhar only through a “legal process”.

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Trump And Kim Jong Un Meeting In Hanoi Ends Abruptly As They Failed To Reach An Agreement

New Delhi: The nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Hanoi ended abruptly as they cut short their discussions and failed to reach an agreement.

The second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore but they failed to bridge their differences and did not sign a joint statement as initially scheduled.

“Sometimes you have to walk and this was just one of those times,” Trump told reporters.