Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020


PoK witnesses protests over demand to release 14 local men amid visit by Army Chief Bajwa

Hunza region of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) recently witnessed demonstration as protesters demanded  the release of 14 local men, including political leader Baba Jan, who were jailed in 2011 for 'inciting' people against the government, media reports said. The protests

NSA Ajit Doval meets Abdullah Abdullah to discuss Afghan future; Indian interests

NSA Ajit Doval on Wednesday held vast ranging consultations with Abdullah Abullah, chief of High Council for National Reconciliation, on Afghanistan’s future and steps to safe India’s nationwide interests from cross-border threats. India is broad basing its engagement in

The case of Hursan Hassan: another Uyghur Intellectual falsely sentenced

Campaign for Uyghurs is horrified to learn of yet another Uyghur victim of the Chinese regime’s persistent actions to imprison prominent Uyghurs on false charges. Hursan Hassan turned 50 this year and has had an accomplished career, having studied linguistics, done voice acting, and

Huawei: MPs claim 'clear evidence of collusion' with Chinese Communist Party

There is "clear evidence of collusion" between Huawei and the "Chinese Communist Party apparatus", a parliamentary inquiry has concluded. And the MPs say the government may need to bring forward a deadline set for the Chinese firm's 5G kit to be removed from the

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan agree ceasefire

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed a temporary ceasefire in the conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Russia's foreign minister announced the agreement just before 03:00 Moscow time (midnight GMT), following 10 hours of talks in the Russian capital. Sergey Lavrov

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP) in Oslo on Friday. The United Nations agency is the largest humanitarian organization that addresses hunger and promotes food security. "With this award, we wish to turn the world's eyes to the millions of

US election 2020: Trump ready to return to public events, says doctor

US President Donald Trump has completed his course of treatment for Covid-19 and can return to public engagements this weekend, his physician has said. Dr Sean Conley said the president had responded "extremely well" to medication and had "remained stable". Trump

Quad countries re-affirm commitment to work for open, inclusive Indo-Pacific region

The United States, Australia, India and Japan on Tuesday re-affirmed their commitment to work towards a "open, inclusive and resilient Indo-Pacific" while exchanging their views during the second foreign ministers' meeting of the Quadrilateral grouping that began on Tuesday.

Islamabad High Court dismisses petition to ban Nawaz Sharif's speeches

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif's speeches, reported The Dawn. The petition stated that Sharif has started actively participating in politics and has initiated a smear campaign

Afghanistan's Nangarhar car bomb blast: ISI link suspected

There might be a link between the car bomb explosion in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan and Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence, media reports said. The Afghanistan government has blamed the Taliban group for the attack. "The President stressed that

J&K Urdu essay competition: Dr Samoon distributes award among winner students

In a function organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Urdu Council, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development felicitated the winner students of online Urdu essay competition held in June this year. Dr Samoon was the Chief Guest on the occasion

Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature

This year's Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the US poet Louise Glück. Glück was recognised for "her unmistakable poetic voice, that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal" said the Swedish Academy, which oversees the award.

Are Erdogan's ambitions for a superpower status for Turkey crumbling?

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan back in June 2018 declared that his next goal would be to make Turkey a "top ten world power" and spoke about his country's increasing influence in international affairs. As part of Erdogan's ambitions to turn his country into a

Uyghur activist to discuss 'persecution of Islam in East Turkestan' by China on October 8

Continuing with the efforts to stop China violating human rights in the Xinjiang region, a webinar will be held on October 8 to dicuss the persecution of the Uyghurs. The webinar tiled 'Persecution of Islam in East Turkestan' organised by the South Asia Democratic Forum will

Panchayats in J-K to be new model of equitable development, growth: Sinha

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday said that Panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir will be a new model of equitable development and growth. "I want the socio-economic growth of J-K to become an example, a benchmark, for other states of the country. It is my promise, and I will

National Day demonstration: US condemns arrest of over 80 Hong Kong protesters

The United States said it is 'outraged' at the Hong Kong government’s arbitrary arrest of more than 80 people on October 1 for allegedly participating in a pro-democracy demonstration on China's National Day. "A stable and prosperous Hong Kong depends on honoring

2 get Nobel Prize in chemistry for genome editing works

French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing known as CRISPR. The recipients were announced Wednesday in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy

Covid spreads further among Trump’s inner circle

Covid-19 is spreading further among those around US President Donald Trump, with White House adviser Stephen Miller and a top military official infected. Miller, who has been self-isolating for the past five days, confirmed he had contracted coronavirus on Tuesday. Top US General

France, India, Australia hold first trilateral dialogue with focus on Pacific Region

India, Australia and France on Wednesday held talks for the first time under a trilateral framework with focus on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, a region that has been witnessing increasing Chinese military assertiveness. The virtual meeting was co-chaired by foreign

COVID-19 outbreak: J-K’s admin provides jobs under MGNREGA to villagers near border areas

Department of Rural Development in Jammu and Kashmir is providing jobs to people of Panjgrain block in Rajouri District. There are 11 panchayats in Panjgrain block, out of which eight are along the India-Pakistan border. The jobs are being provided under MGNREGA scheme and it is