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Curfew lifted in Indian Kashmir city but clashes spread SRINAGAR: Authorities lifted a curfew in Srinagar Tuesday after 17 days of lockdown, but protesters continued to clash with police in the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir following two weeks of deadly violence."There will be no restrictions in any part of district Srinagar today on 26 July," top administrative official Farooq Ahmad Lone said in a statement.It was unclear whether the lifting of the curfew was simply a temporary move to allow angry protesters some release, or if the relaxation of restrictions would continue. Mobile and internet networks remained suspended in Srinagar and across the restive territory, while a curfew was still in force in southern areas, where most of the 50 deaths have occurred.Hundreds of angry residents rallied in the city Tuesday to protest against Indian rule, shouting slogans for freedom and clashing with police who fired tear gas canisters to disperse them, a witness said.Shops, schools and businesses ...

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19 killed in Japan knife attack: firefighters TOKYO: At least 19 people were killed in Japan when a knife-wielding man went on a rampage at a care centre for the mentally disabled early Tuesday, officials said.Another 25 were wounded, 20 of them seriously, in the attack in Sagamihara city, 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Tokyo, a local fire department spokesman said. A 26-year-old man who said he was a former employee of the centre later turned himself in at a police ...

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PML-N believes in politics of development, progress: Tariq Fazal ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Monday said Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) believes in politics of development and progress instead of statements.Talking to a private TV channel, he said PML-N government is implementing its manifesto and development agenda throughout the country.He said PML-N government is delivering and performing well through its governance in the country.Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has been doing politics of sit-ins and demonstrations ...

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IMF sets new SDR calculation method for prepare for yuan's entry WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund on Monday said it adopted a new methodology for calculating the currency amounts in its Special Drawing Rights (SDR), the Fund's unit of account, partly to ensure that China's yuan meets the IMF Board's intended weighting. The changes will apply to a historic rebalancing of the SDR basket on Oct. 1 to include the yuan for the first time, a step that gives the yuan the prized status of reserve ...

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Rangers' extension in Sindh need of hour: Miftah Ismail ISLAMABAD: Chairman Board of Investment Miftah Ismail Monday said extension in Rangers powers in Sindh is need of the hour to maintain law and order in the province.All political parties acknowledge that law and order has improved as a result of Rangers operation, he said while talking to PTV.He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had taken the decision to launch Rangers operation in Karachi in consultation with all stakeholders.The law and order situation in ...