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Delhi air pollution causing smog in Lahore says Pak newspaper

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Islamabad, 07 Nov 2016 : In the past few weeks, Pakistan has blamed India for doing a lot of things to destabilise it from targeting Pakistani armed forces and civilians to promoting human rights violations in Kashmir to spying in Islamabad and trying to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. However, the latest salvo fired by Pakistan seems to have dwarfed all its previous accusations: that India is now the cause of air pollution in Lahore.

Motorists drive through a road close to historical Badshahi mosque while dense smog engulf the neighborhood of Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Thick smog has engulfed several cities in central Pakistan for a few days, causing, breathing problems, road accidents and disruption of flight and train scheduled as well as the closure of the sections of the main motorways. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Relying on a Nasa forecast (that doesn’t necessarily make a causal link between the two), a Pakistani media outlet has alleged that rather than vehicular and industrial emissions, the burning of 32 million tons of leftover straw by Indian farmers is causing high levels of “fires and thermal anomalies” and thus putting millions living in Pakistan’s Punjab at risk.

 

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Swimming pools for training of sportspersons to open with SOP from Oct 15

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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