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Islamabad: Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday, proposed January 16 for talks between the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India.

“Pakistan is now waiting for India’s response to the proposed dates,” Dawn online quoted Aziz as saying.

The foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries will be held in Islamabad, Aziz said.

In the meeting held between Sharif and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference here earlier this month, Swaraj said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the neighbor country during 2016.

Both the countries have agreed to reinitiate a comprehensive dialogue process, Swaraj had said during a joint press conference later.

The foreign secretaries’ dialogue will include matters related to peace and security, Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage, Tulbul Navigation Project, economic and commercial cooperation, counter-terrorism, narcotics control, humanitarian issues, people-to-people exchanges and religious tourism.

The national security advisers of Pakistan and India had a brief and unannounced meeting in Bangkok, which followed an informal and short meeting between the prime ministers of both the countries in Paris at the World Climate Summit.

India and Pakistan also held flag level meeting in Poonch yesterday.(IANS) 

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94% People Do Not Have Flu Symptoms: Survery During India’s Lockdown

The net outcome came out in a second survey conducted by IANS C-VOTER Gallup International Association Corona Tracker conducted on March 26 and 27.

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According to the survey, a whopping 94.3 per cent people said that they do not have the suymptoms of flu while 5.6 per cent people claimed that they felt the symptoms of flu. Pixabay

Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), about 94 per cent of people said that they don’t have the symptoms of the flu like high fever, cold, dry cough, a survey report claimed on Monday.

The net outcome came out in a second survey conducted by IANS C-VOTER Gallup International Association Corona Tracker conducted on March 26 and 27.

In the poll, a question — Have you felt/seen flu-like symptoms like high fever, cold dry cough or similar symptoms in any family member (own household) or your neighbourhood (people who you normally meet in your day-to-day life) — was put forth before Indians during the last one week.

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About 94 per cent of people said that they don’t have the symptoms of the flu like high fever, cold, dry cough, a survey report claimed. Pixabay

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According to the survey, a whopping 94.3 per cent people said that they do not have the suymptoms of flu while 5.6 per cent people claimed that they felt the symptoms of flu.

The survey report also highlighted that 89.3 per cent people said that they did not have the symptoms of flu, while 2.9 per cent said that the symptoms of flu was in the neighbourhood. Only 2 per cent people said that they witnessed the symptoms in their household and only 0.7 per cent people accepted that they had the symptoms of flu.

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The survey further said that 5 per cent people said that they cannot comment or don’t know.

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On Monday, the total number of Covid-19 patients in India rose to 1071 with 29 deaths across the country. (IANS)