Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

International

Jammu and Kashmir: SSP Doda flags-off 50 girls on inter-zonal district level trekking expeditions

A group of 50 girl students was Monday flagged-off by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Doda, Mumtaz Ahmed for Inter Zonal District level trekking expedition, at Sartingal (Bhaderwah) from here. Chief Education Officer, Tariq Hussain; District Information Officer, Mohammad Ashraf

Pakistan-sponsored raiders ruined the Jannat-e-Firdaus

'Gar firdaus bar-rooh-e zameen ast, Hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast’ This couplet by celebrated mystic, Sufi poet Amir Khusro describes all that can be said about the beauty of Kashmir ‘if there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this’. But

Thailand lifts state of emergency amid protests

Thailand has revoked an emergency decree it imposed a week ago as it tried to end months of protests against the prime minister and the monarchy. An official statement said the "violent situation" that had led to the decree had eased. The measures, which banned gatherings

US Election 2020: Trump and Biden row over Covid, climate and racism

US President Donald Trump and his White House challenger Joe Biden clashed over Covid and race while trading corruption charges, in their final live TV debate. On the pandemic, Biden would not rule out more lockdowns, while Trump insisted it was time to reopen the US. Trump cited

China’s grand strategy and how it intends to attain it

Correctly or wrongly, Bonaparte Napoleon is often attributed as saying about China, “There lies a sleeping giant. Let him sleep, for when he wakes he will move the world.” It is undeniable that China has risen economically, politically and militarily, becoming a strategic

India will drive global trade post-Covid-19: DP World chief

India would drive global trade post the COVID-19 pandemic, said DP World chief Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem adding that he has been impressed and motivated by India as it envisions a more competitive future. "India is poised to take advantage of the supply chain shifts triggered by

In J&K district, cultivation of lemon grass reaps profit for farmers

For the farmers in the Reasi district in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmi (J&K), the cultivation of lemon grass has become a new profitable venture as the oil extracted from it has huge demand in the market. The commercial cultivation of the lemon grass is also helping

114 dead, 21 missing in central Vietnam’s floods, landslides

Floods, landslides, and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 114 people dead and 21 others missing in central Vietnam since early October, the country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Thursday. The fatalities, up

US intel: Iran, Russia seek to influence 2020 election

Iran is behind threatening, spoofed emails sent to voters, the officials said, but there was no indication that any votes themselves had been altered. Iran and Russia have both obtained American voter registration data, top national security officials announced late on Wednesday,

US Election 2020: Trump and Obama lock horns in rival rallies

US President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, have directed blistering attacks at each other during rival rallies. Campaigning for Democratic White House nominee Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, Obama likened Trump to a "crazy uncle" and said he emboldened racists.

PPP slams Imran govt for not laying PIDA Ordinance before Parliament

Targeting Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), one of the main opposition parties of the country, questioned why the Pakistan Islands Development Authority (PIDA) Ordinance has not been laid in Parliament. “Both houses of the Parliament have met but this

Karachi rally: Maryam Nawaz vows to bring Nawaz Sharif back to power, send Imran Khan to jail

Karachi: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz has vowed to bring Nawaz Sharif back to power and send Prime Minister Imran Khan behind bars. Speaking at the Sunday's anti-government rally, Maryam paid tribute to the provincial government for their efforts

Uyghur repression: Demonstrators protest against China in Vancouver

Friends of Canada-India, along with seven other organizations, staged a protest against China's brutal repression of Uyghurs, concentration camps and for the release of two detained Canadians in China on Saturday. The protesters marched from Vancouver Art Gallery to Chinese

11 Afghan women killed in stampede near Pakistan consulate

At least 11 women were killed Wednesday in a stampede at a stadium in eastern Afghanistan where thousands had gathered to apply for visas at a nearby Pakistan consulate, officials said. Many people were trampled when they tried to exit the stadium in the city of Jalalabad, the capital

Tax records show Trump tried to land China projects: Report

President Donald Trump spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing projects in China, operating an office there during his first run for president and forging a partnership with a major government-controlled company, The New York Times reported Tuesday. China is one of only three foreign

China Warns US It May Detain Americans Over Prosecutions: WSJ

The Chinese government has warned Washington it may detain Americans in China in response to the Justice Department's prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. The newspaper, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter,

Kashmir's conflict hotbed Pulwama now grabbing headlines for producing brilliant minds

Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama region, which was in news for terror attacks, has now grabbed attention for achievements of locals in various sectors, specifically in the world of academics. Young boy Basit Ahmad Khan from Pulwama cracked the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Govt evacuates 6,19,117 stranded Jammu and Kashmir residents

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 6,19,117 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

Trump-Biden final debate to feature ‘mute’ button

The final debate between Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will feature a mute button to allow each candidate to speak uninterrupted, organisers have said. President Trump’s campaign voiced objections to the change, which was made after the president repeatedly talked

73 years since Operation Gulmarg, Pakistan continues its attempt to seize, destroy J&K, says European think tank

The darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir was the intervening night of October 21-22, 1947, when Operation Gulmarg was launched in a bid to seize and destroy the territory, and 73 years have gone by, but Pakistan's template has remained the same, according to a European