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Dinanagar is Gurdaspur’s third largest town

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Chandigarh: Dinanagar, where terrorists went on a killing spree on Monday, is the third largest town in Gurdaspur district in Punjab and came up during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar. Dinanagar-1.8

According to the 2011 census, the town, located close to the Pakistan border and sandwiched between the rivers Ravi and Beas, has a population of over 21,000.

Dinanagar is situated 16 km northeast of Gurdaspur town and 27 km from Pathankot.

Dinanagar takes its name after Dina Beigh, one of Mughal emperor Akbar’s loyalists to whom the king granted big land holdings in the area.

Some of its old buildings and the walled portion of the town with its gates belong to the Mughal period.

Dinanagar was also the summer capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who usually held his ‘durbar’ in the town during the summer months of May and June.

(IANS)

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On New Year, President Trump threatens to stop Aid to Pakistan

President Donald Trump began the New Year on Monday with a blistering attack on Pakistan, saying it will get no more US aid.

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Donald Trump blasts Pakistan. Pixabay
Donald Trump points out the $33 billion aid that Pakistan had already got in the past. Pixabay
  • Donald Trump threatens to stop all USA’s aid to Pakistan on this  New Year.
  • Trump alleged that Pakistan misuses the funds and shelter terrorists.
  • Not only Trump, but Pakistan has been accused of the same by India and Afghanistan too.

President Donald Trump began the New Year on Monday with a blistering attack on Pakistan, saying it will get no more US aid as it was giving “safe haven to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan”.

“The US has foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump tweeted in his strongest denunciation of Islamabad.

“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he added.

There was no immediate official reaction in Islamabad.

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U.S. President, Donald Trump accused Pakistan of providing a safe heaven to terrorists. . Wikimedia

Trump’s announcement follows an increasingly tense back-and-forth between Washington and Islamabad after the US President unveiled his administration’s National Security Strategy.

He had then reminded Pakistan about its obligation towards helping the US because it got “massive payments” from Washington every year.

“We have made it clear to Pakistan that while we desire continued partnership, we must see decisive action against terrorist groups operating on their territory,” Trump had said. “They have to help.”

Pakistan is also accused by Afghanistan and India of harbouring terrorists ranged against the two countries. Islamabad routinely denies such charges. IANS

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