Monday, 27 Sep, 2021


Rugby gains popularity among girls in Kashmir

Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Rugby is gaining popularity among girls in Kashmir and is witnessing a rapid increase in their participation.   The girls have been getting special training from rugby coaches appointed by the authorities and are also participating in different

Refugees may pose Pakistan's biggest problem

KABUL/NEW DELHI: A huge and difficult-to-surmount crisis stares at Pakistan in the form of refugees from Afghanistan since the advent of a 'friendly regime that has caused much exultation among the government and the people alike. This may momentarily divert attention from the

Putin's party wins majority in Russian elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin's party has won a parliamentary majority following an election marred by reports of fraud. With almost all of the votes counted, the United Russia party had won nearly 50% of the vote, marking a slight drop-in support from the previous election.

Trudeau stays in power but falls short of majority

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has won a minority government, the country’s public broadcaster projected, after a close election battle against the opposition Conservatives. CBC News reported late on Monday that the Liberals would get the most seats

Industry, manufacturing sectors drive India’s economic growth amid COVID-19 pandemic

NEW DELHI — During the last few years, Industrial sector especially the manufacturing in India under the “Make in India” initiative has been a propulsive factor for the country’s economic growth. The industrial boom has not only generated substantial employment for

Afghanistan: 3 killed, 21 injured in consecutive explosions in eastern Nangarhar province

Kabul [Afghanistan]: At least three persons were killed and 21 injured on Saturday in three consecutive explosions targeting the Taliban in Police District 5 of Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province. Health officials of the provincial hospital in Jalalabad city said that the

Pakistan: Jamia Hafsa students hoist Taliban flags in Islamabad

Islamabad: The chief of Lal Mosque and Jamia Hafsa, Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi, hoisted an Afghan Taliban flag at the top of the seminary here, triggering unrest on Saturday. The officials of district administration and police high-ups rushed to Jamia Hafsa at G-7/4 to remove the flags.

Putin's party heads for victory amid vote fraud claims

President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party looks set for another big win in the country's parliamentary elections, despite a drop in support. The party claimed victory a few hours after the polls closed on Sunday evening. Putin's most vocal critics were barred from

Haitian migrants undeterred as US begins removal flights

Haitian migrants say they will not be deterred by the United States’ plans to expel them, as the Biden administration on Sunday began flying back to Haiti some of the thousands of asylum seekers camped on the Texas border with Mexico. The migrants have camped beneath the Del Rio

Aukus deal could start nuclear arms race: North Korea

North Korea has condemned a new security pact between the US, UK and Australia, saying it could trigger a "nuclear arms race". A Foreign Ministry official said the Aukus deal would "upset the strategic balance in the Asia-Pacific region". The deal will see the US

France pulls out of UK defence talks amid row

France's defence minister has cancelled talks with her UK counterpart amid the row prompted by a new security deal between Britain, the US and Australia. Paris is angry after Australia signed the Aukus pact to build nuclear-powered submarines, pulling out of a major contract with

Taiwan plans to spend additional US$8.69b on defense to counter China

Taipei: The Taiwan government has planned to spend an additional US$8.69 billion on defense over the next five years, an attempt made to resist "severe threat" from China. "The Chinese communists have continued to invest heavily in national defense budgets, its military

US deluded itself into believing Taliban would honour its all pledges, says expert

Kabul [Afghanistan]: The West, in particular the US, had deluded itself into believing that the Taliban would honour all the pledges made and assurances given by them. They promised to have an inclusive government and not to allow Afghan soil to be used for attacks against any other

Wikipedia blames pro-China infiltration for bans

Wikipedia has suffered an "infiltration" that sought to advance the aims of China, the US non-profit organisation that owns the volunteer-edited encyclopaedia has said. The Wikimedia Foundation told BBC News the infiltration had threatened the "very foundations of

Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopen

The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools, with only boys and male teachers allowed back into classrooms. Schoolgirls told the BBC they were devastated not to be returning. "Everything looks very dark," one said. Taliban officials who seized power last

Children at risk in Talibani Afghanistan

After the Taliban takeover the experts are worried about children as Afghanistan has become very dangerous place for children says the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. Innocent children are unfortunately the ones to bear

10 Chinese planes enter Taiwan’s air defence zone

Taipei [Taiwan]: Ten Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the 17th day of such intrusions in March alone. Air defence identification zones are early warning systems that help countries detect incursions into their airspace. Any

SCO members adopt Dushanbe Declaration, reaffirm to step up efforts to prevent terrorism

Dushanbe [Tajikistan]: The SCO member states on Friday strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and reaffirmed the need to step up joint efforts to prevent terrorism and its financing. SCO member states adopted Dushanbe Declaration following the 21st Summit in Tajikistan.

US admits Kabul drone strike killed civilians

The US has admitted that a drone strike in Kabul days before its military pullout killed 10 innocent people. A US Central Command investigation found that an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children, died in the 29 August strike. The youngest child,

J&K’s remote areas will receive door-to-door digital banking

Srinagar/IBNS: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday launched 'Mission One Gram Panchayat-One DIGI-Pay Sakhi' at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Pampore. Initially, the DIGI-Pay facility will be provided in 2,000 remote villages