Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

International

Thousands gather for anti-government protest in Pakistan

Thousands gathered in the central Pakistani city of Gujranwala to protest the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, as an opposition alliance kicked off a campaign it hopes will be able to take advantage of rising prices and other frustrations to overthrow the government. The

Uyghur issue: Liberal democracies like UK must call “a gulag a gulag”

As crimes against humanity in China’s Xinjiang region grow exponentially, there is a need for the liberal democracies to call “a gulag a gulag” and slap sanctions on Chinese entities and individuals who are behind the atrocities on Uyghurs. According to a report by

Bus crash kills 16 in northern Pakistan

Sixteen people were killed when a passenger bus was forced off the road by a landslide in a mountainous area of northern Pakistan on Sunday (Oct 18), officials said. The bus was travelling from the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, to the northern town of Skardu when it was

Armenia-Azerbaijan truce broken minutes after deal

Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating a humanitarian ceasefire in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Both sides agreed had agreed a truce to start at midnight local time (20:00 GMT Saturday). But an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman said Azerbaijan

India's message to China: Hope countries will not comment on internal matters as much as they expect it of others

India has sent a strong message to China asking it to refrain from commenting on its internal affairs. The remarks came after China's Foreign Ministry said earlier this week that it does not recognise Ladakh Union Territory and Arunachal Pradesh. Commenting on the remarks by

Jammu and Kashmir holds Unity Cup Cricket tournament

Cricket fever has gripped the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with the launch of the Unity Cup Cricket Tournament on Thursday. A total of 24 local teams have registered for the tournament organised by Vilgam Battalion in North Kashmir. The inaugural match was played at Wooder

No message for talks sent to Pakistan, says MEA

India has sent no message for talks as claimed by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's advisor on national security and strategic policy planning in an interview. India has said environment is not conducive for talks as Pakistan continues to support terror and is involved in

Coronavirus: Empty streets in France as curfew enforced

The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night as a new curfew was enforced. The controversial overnight curfew is aimed at curbing the soaring Covid infection rate in France, which is one of Europe's coronavirus hotspots. There have been

Pakistan sees bloody protests ahead of PMLN meeting in Punjab

Issues are simply not dying down for Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet as the South Asian country continues to witness massive protests one after the other while scenes of blood-spattered women protesters rolling on the streets from police crackdown in the latest

New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern scores landslide win

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won a landslide victory in the country's general election. With most ballots tallied, Ms Ardern's centre-left Labour Party has won 49% of the vote and she is projected to win a rare outright parliamentary majority. The opposition

History is made today’: Head of Tibetan government-in-exile meets US’ Tibet envoy

The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay met special coordinator for Tibetan issues, Robert Destro, on Thursday marking the first meeting between the president of the Central Tibetan Administration with that of the US state department. Sangay shared a picture with

Jacinda Ardern eyes majority as New Zealand votes

Millions have voted in New Zealand's delayed general elections. Early results put Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on course to win a second term, boosted by her successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But the big question now is whether she will win a parliamentary

Hold Pakistan accountable for the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir: Members of European Parliament

Talking about the role of Islamabad in "illegally" occupying a part of Kashmir and dethroning its erstwhile ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, Member of European Parliament Fulvio Martusciello has urged the international community to hold Pakistan accountable for the ongoing turmoil in

Pakistan opposition opposes islands ordinance, alleges move will lead to inclusion in CPEC

The Pakistan government’s Ordinance to develop two islands previously under the regional government of Sindh province has caused a political uproar, with the Opposition alleging that the move will ultimately lead to their inclusion in the China-financed China-Pak-Economic-Corridor

Xi Jinping instructs troops to focus on ‘preparing for war’

While visiting a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed troops to “put their minds and energy on preparing for war”, according to news agency Xinhua. During an inspection of the People’s Liberation Army

Kashmir tourism Director flags off trekking group to Gulmarg to encourage tourism

As economies across the world gradually begin to open, in Indian Kashmir valley, Tourism Director Nisar Ahmad Wani flagged off a group of trekkers to Gulmarg from Srinagar to encourage tourism in the valley. The trekking at Gulmarg is being organised by Ghani Gliders Sports Club and

US election: Trump and Biden deflect key questions in TV grilling

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden have batted away key questions during duelling meet-the-voter TV events. Trump, a Republican, declined to disavow a bizarre online conspiracy, while Biden, a Democrat, would not divulge plans for the Supreme Court.

Man arrested for ‘vandalising temple’ in Badin

The Badin police arrested on Saturday a man accused of vandalising a makeshift Hindu temple in a remote area of Badin district. An FIR has been registered against the arrested suspect, Muhammad Ismail alias Chatto Sheedi, on behalf of complainant Ashok Kumar. According to the copy

Japan Coast Guard issues warning to China patrol ships after alleged intrusion in Japan’s waters

The Japan Coast Guard issued warnings to two Chinese patrol ships after they allegedly entered Japan’s territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Sunday. The Coast Guard said that the patrol ships were repeatedly trying to approach a Japanese fishing

Pakistan politicians fear losing strategic islands to China

Pakistan's federal government has triggered a political uproar after taking direct control of two islands previously under the regional government of Sindh province. President Arif Alvi signed the Pakistan Islands Development Authority (PIDA) ordinance last month to facilitate