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Pakistan earthquake leaves 19 dead and 300 injured

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Islamabad, 24 Sep: A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 300, officials said.

The quake was so strong that it could be felt even in the northern parts of India, including capital New Delhi.

The tremors lasted 8-10 seconds, but were felt strongly across Pakistan, including major cities of Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore, Dawn News reported.

According to United States Geological Survey , the quake struck after 4 p.m. (Pakistan time), which sent the people racing out of buildings and offices in cities across the country.

A report mentioned that the epicentre of the earthquake was in Mirpur, near PoK-Punjab province border. The quake’s intensity was felt maximum in Mirpur (PoK), an official said, adding 19 people, including three children, have been killed in the area.

Mirpur Divisional Commissioner Chaudhry Muhammad Tayyab said of the over 300 injured, the condition of 35 is critical.

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Pakistani man arrested for attacking Sikh shrine in England

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New Delhi/London, 25 May : A Pakistani man, who was trying to mobilise Sikhs against India over Kashmir in England, attacked the Guru Arjan Dev shrine in Derby on Monday morning. He was later identified and arrested.

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Italy registers 63,927 COVID-19 cases, toll touches 6,077

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Rome, March 24 : A total of 63,927 coronavirus cases have been assessed in Italy since the pandemic broke out in its northern regions on February 21, the Civil Protection Department managing the COVID-19 emergency has said, adding that 601 fatalities were also registered on Monday, with the death toll reaching 6,077.

The number of total infections grew by 4,789, or 8 per cent from 59,138 cases recorded on Sunday. The daily fatality figure dropped from Sunday’s 651 and Saturday’s 793, the department said, Xinhua reported.

Although still upward, the figures showed the daily rise in both the number of people testing positive and the number of deaths has been less marked for the second day in a row, Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli told a press conference late Monday afternoon.

Health authorities, however, warned that it was still too early to confirm a decreasing trend in the ongoing pandemic.

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Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed sent to jail for five years

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New Delhi/Islamabad, 12 Feb : Just ahead of the FATF review, founder and patron of the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, was convicted in terror funding cases and sent to jail for five-and-a-half years by a Pakistani court on Wednesday.

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