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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 08, 2018, 06.50 PM(IST)

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Top developments of the day.

Due to policies of BJP, Indo-Pak negotiations haven't been taking place: Pak foreign minister Qureshi

Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today said today that India is "trying its best" that the negotiations don't take place between the two countries.

Accusing India of opposing third-party intervention in J&K, Qureshi said: "There haven't been any talks since 2015 and India is shying away from it."

US duo William Nordhaus, Paul Romer win Nobel Prize in Economics

Two Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have won the Nobel Prize in Economics this year.

The economists were awarded the Sveriges Riksbank prize for finding answers on how to create long-term sustainable economic growth, the Swedish Nobel society said.

Anti-terror squad nabs DRDO official working in BrahMos Aerospace unit on spying charge

A suspected Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent in Maharashtra's Nagpur has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror squad on Monday for allegedly spying and leaking technical information from BrahMos Aerospace missile unit.

'Swachh' Pak? PM Imran launches nationwide cleanliness drive

PM Imran Khan today launched a nationwide cleanliness drive in Pakistan on the lines PM Modi's "Swachh Bharat" campaign.

Water pollution is present in several parts of the country, the Pakistan PM said while launching the cleanliness programme.

This is the price Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar paid for calling himself 'Don of Cricket'

During his playing days, Shoaib Akhtar spearheaded Pakistan's fiery bowling attack and was fondly known as the ‘Rawalpindi Express’.  

Apart from a few players, every batsman would just succumb to his pace attack.