Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

International

Trump's son Barron had coronavirus, says first lady

US President Donald Trump's 14-year-old son Barron contracted coronavirus but has since tested negative, First Lady Melania Trump revealed. Mrs Trump said her "fear came true" when Barron tested positive for Covid-19. But, she said, "luckily he is a strong

Dal Lake in Srinagar undergoes cleaning ahead of winter tourism

Kashmir Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has started a massive mission to clean Dal Lake ahead of winter tourism. LAWDA has put its latest machinery and men into forces for this cleaning drive. The manual cleaning of the lake also provides employment to hundreds of

Pakistan PM's top aide Asim Bajwa resigns as SAPM on information 

Pakistan Prime Prime Minister Imran Khan's top aide Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Monday announced his resignation as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting. "I requested the honourable Prime Minister to relinquish me from the

Protests rock Pakistan’s Sindh province over China-backed plans to develop twin islands

Massive protests have rocked Pakistan’s Sindh province following a transfer by the Imran Khan authorities backed by China to develop twin islands close to Karachi. Various Pakistan’s Sindh-based political events, primarily the Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STTP), on Sunday

Top Kashmir politician Mehbooba Mufti released

Mehbooba Mufti was finally set free on Tuesday night by the Jammu and Kashmir administration, after 14 months of preventive detention. The release came 48 hours before Supreme Court was to hear Iltija Mufti’s plea, reports India Today. Supreme Court during the hearing of the

PoK activist urges for reopening of Skardu-Kargil Road between Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh

A political activist hailing from Mirpur in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) has urged for reopening of Skardu-Kargil Road between Gilgit-Baltistan and Ladakh. Taking to Twitter, Amjab Ayub Mirza, said, "Let us stop reading about history and become part of it. After Hunza dharna we

J-K LG inaugurates multi-sports indoor complex in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated a multi-sports indoor complex, Hockey and Rugby field in Srinagar on Sunday in a bid to boost sports infrastructure in Kashmir Valley. Local sports players were facing problems while playing games as there was no space

Taiwan leader thanks 'friends in India' for National Day wishes

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Sunday thanked 'friends in India' for their wishes on Taiwan National Day, and said that Taipei and New Delhi together can take pride in safeguarding shared values like freedom and human rights. Taking to Twitter, Tsai Ing-wen said: "Thank

Malaysia detains 60 Chinese nationals, 6 vessels for trespassing

Malaysia's maritime authorities said on Saturday (Oct 10) they had detained 60 Chinese nationals and six Chinese-registered fishing vessels they said were trespassing into the Southeast Asian country's waters. Malaysia reported 89 intrusions by Chinese coastguard and navy ships

US election: Defiant Trump returns to campaign trail in Florida

President Donald Trump has returned to the campaign trail less than two weeks after testing positive for coronavirus. Thousands gathered at an outdoor rally in Sanford, Florida, where a defiant Trump made the first of four planned campaign stops over the next four days in battleground

Chile keeps eye on Chinese fishing fleet along South American coast

The Chilean government is keeping close tabs on a large fleet of Chinese fishing vessels that has stirred up controversy further north along the Pacific coast of South America, Foreign Minister Andres Allamand said on Thursday. Allamand said Chile´s Defense Ministry and Navy were

Govt to promote Biofloc technology to boostfish farming in Jammu and Kashmir: Navin Choudhary

Principal Secretary to Fisheries, Animal-Sheep Husbandry, Agriculture, Horticulture and Cooperative, Navin Choudhary has asked the Fisheries department to promote Biofloc technology for boosting fish farming in potential areas of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.  The Principal

Indian Army thwarts Pak-backed terrorists' bid to smuggle weapons into J-K, recovers rifles, ammunition

Indian Army personnel deployed at the Keran Sector of North Kashmir on Friday thwarted an attempt by Pakistan Army-backed terrorists to smuggle weapons from Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK), Indian Army said. Four AK 74 rifles, eight magazines and 240 AK Rifle ammunition were

UK MPs call out China’s Human Rights Abuses in Tibet, urges Britain to support Magnitsky-style sanctions on China

At a UK parliamentary debate, nine Members of the Parliament called out the Chinese government’s violations of human rights in Tibet, while particularly considering the September report of over half a million Tibetans in the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region forced into militarized

2 awarded Nobel Economics Prize 2020 for improvements to auction theory

The Nobel Prize 2020 in Economic Sciences on Monday was awarded to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” The award caps a week of Nobel Prizes and is technically known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize

Imran Khan's selectors to answer for the ongoing crises in the country: Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Thursday attacked current PM Imran Khan over the ongoing crises in the country and said his 'selectors' should answer for it. He said his supporters "will not sit back" until they get one. Nawaz, who is currently in London, made

Ending China’s Chokehold on Rare-Earth Minerals

China dominates the global market in rare-earth minerals, producing 70% of the world’s exports. But this isn’t a gift of nature — it’s the result of 15 years of industrial policy. The Chinese government identified a critical economic chokehold, invested in building

45 countries who supported genocide of Uyghurs are themselves under authoritarian regimes: Activist

Rushan Abbas, an Uyghur-American activist, has hit out at the 45 countries who have signed a statement supporting the genocide of the Uyghurs, saying that the supporters of China are themselves under an authoritarian regime. "45 countries have signed a statement supporting the

China will play a big price for what it did to the world by spreading COVID-19: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed China and said Beijing will "pay a big price" for the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump sent out a strong message to China by posting a video on his Twitter page. "China is going to pay a big price for what they have done to the

17 killed in Thailand bus-train collision

At least 17 passengers were killed and more than dozen injured on Sunday when a bus collided with a train in Thailand, officials said. The bus passengers were on their way to a temple in Cha Choeng Sao province – two hours from the capital Bangkok – for a ceremony to mark