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Now Confirmed: Nirbhay Missile Test Fails Again.

The flight-test of Nirbhay, India’s subsonic cruise missile, from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore, Odisha, on Wednesday was “an utter failure”, informed sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. Out of four Nirbhay missions so far, three have ended in failure. The two-stage Nirbhay lifts off like a missile and later flies an aircraft. It combines in itself missile and aeronautical technologies. The DRDO conceived, designed and developed Nirbhay to fly at a subsonic speed of…

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YouTube blocked North Korean

Google’s video-streaming service YouTube has block North Korea’s state tv channel. Korean Central Television’s page now bears a message saying the account has “been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines”. The channel is used mainly for daily and breaking news broadcasts. Reports suggest the reason could be the possibility of Pyongyang earning advertising money on the channel, which would violate US sanctions. Sanctions imposed in March by the Treasury Department forbid American companies and people from doing business with Pyongyang’s…

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1979: Pakistani Special Forces (SSG) cleared the Holy Kaaba from militants

Pakistani Special Forces (SSG) cleared the Holy Kaaba of milit… 1979میں جوہیمن یا جوہینا نامی شخص نے اپنے سینکڑوں دہشت گرد ساتھیوں کے ساتھ خانہ کعبہ پر قبضہ کر لیا اور اعلان کیا کہ اسکا کزن محمد بن عبد اللہ القحطانی امام مہدی ہے اور ساری دنیا کے مسلمانوں کو اس کے ہاتھ پر بیعت کرنی چاہئے۔ اور خانہ کعبہ میں موجود سینکڑوں حاجیوں کو یرغمال بنا لیا۔اور اعلان کیا کہ اسکا کزن محمد بن عبد اللہ القحطانی امام مہدی…

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CIA concludes Russia intervened to help Trump win White House,

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the US electoral system, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Citing US officials briefed on the matter, the Post said intelligence agencies had identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, to…

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Pakistan crush Cricket Australia XI by 201 runs.

Opener Azhar Ali hit an unbeaten 82 and spinner Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets as Pakistan thrashed a modest Cricket Australia XI by 201 runs in Cairns on Saturday. The tourists declared their second innings at 216 for six and then polished off the CA XI for 109 off 27.3 overs to win early on the final day of their three-day day-night game ahead of next week’s first Test against Australia in Brisbane. Pakistan set the CA XI a target…

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Pilot made Mayday call soon after take-off,

RAWALPINDI: The pilot of the ill-fated ATR-42 made his first call to the air traffic control soon after Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 took off from Chitral on Wednesday with 42 passengers and five crew members on board. He said that the plane’s left engine was not functioning and moments later followed with a panicked: “Mayday! Mayday”. Then the plane crashed into the mountains of Batolni village of Havelian — 32 nautical miles from Benazir Bhutto International Airport — and…

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Wasim Akram will not coach Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2017 on this Season.

“We will miss Wasim bhai who has been part of the KKR family for the last few years and has played a significant role in our title triumphs in 2012 and 2014,” Venky Mysore, CEO and managing director of KKR, said. “We wish him the very best in all his endeavours.” Akram returned the sentiment, praising the team for its talent, camaraderie and synergy. “I have loved the camaraderie in the KKR team and have enjoyed every opportunity to mentor…

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Suicide bomber kills 35 Yemen soldiers,

A suicide bomber killed 35 Yemeni soldiers and wounded around 50 on Saturday at a military camp in the country’s southern city of Aden, military and medical sources said. The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomber detonated his explosives belt as hundreds of troops gathered to receive their monthly pay at the barracks in Al-Sawlaban near the city’s international airport, a military source said. “A martyr from the IS detonated his explosives belt in…

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US Congress approves aid,

WASHINGTON: Both chambers of the USA Congress have finally passed the 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act, which includes $1.1 billion for reimbursing the nations supporting US army operations in Afghanistan. The BIg chunk from this amount, $900 million, is available for reimbursement to Pakistan but almost half of it, $400m, has been put out of its reach. To get those $400m, Pakistan will have to get a ‘Very good conduct’ certificate from the US defence secretary. Like a schoolmaster waiving the…

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PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAJ7m1eRDj4&t=24s   Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying 47 passengers and crew crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm PST. The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed there are no survivors from the ill-fated flight. Thirty six bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA Spokesman Daniyal Gilani said there were 42 passengers, five crew members and one ground engineer on board. The passenger list confirmed there were 31 men, 9 women and 2 infants on…

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