Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020

International

8 Bangladeshis among 22 rescued after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

Twenty-two migrants, including eight Bangladeshis, were rescued from Libya's Mediterranean coast, after their Europe-bound boat capsized in the sea, said The International Organization for Migration. The boat had set sail east of the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday evening.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice. Speaking by her side at the White House Rose Garden, Mr Trump described her as a "woman of unparalleled achievement". If confirmed by

Farmers in J-K's Kralpora expecting profits as weather favour walnut crop

The harvesting season of the walnut crop has begun in Jammu and Kashmir, and farmers of Kralpora are expecting good profits as the weather conditions in the region has favoured their crop. As per the farmers, the weather in the state had been pleasant throughout the year without any

'Pakistan Army plans to begin most brutal genocide, ethnic cleansing in occupied Gilgit Baltistan'

Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has said that Pakistan Army is planning to begin the most brutal genocide and ethnic cleansing in Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan of India. Taking to Twitter, Namgyal said, "Gilgit Baltistan is an integral part of India. Pakistan Army plans to

Every foreign journalist in China is under surveillance, claims Aussie journalist Matthew Carney

A senior Australian reporter has claimed that all foreign scribes are put under surveillance in China. Matthew Carney, who had served as ABC’s China bureau chief, wrote on ABC website: "The fact is that every foreign journalist in China is under surveillance. "

Ukraine military plane crash: Cadets among 25 people killed

A Ukrainian Air Force transport aircraft crashed near the eastern city of Chuguev late Friday, killing 25 people, according to the country's general prosecutor's office. The office said two survivors were at medical facilities in critical condition. The crash occurred as the

Kim Jong-un 'apologises for killing of South Korean official'

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says. Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the "disgraceful affair" should not have happened. South Korea has said the

'Ladakh villagers helping Indian Army face Chinese troops by providing supplies'

Residents of Chushul village in Ladakh are taking an arduous journey to a Himalayan mountain peak known as Black Top to provide supplies to Indian Army engaged in a standoff with Chinese troops in a bid to safeguard their village from coming under Chinese control. According to a report

Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border

As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (September 20) showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying as they are allegedly deployed to the border. On Sunday, Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid uploaded a video showing several PLA

Pakistan continues to provide VIP treatment to 21 dreaded terrorists: Reports

Despite Financial Action Task Force (FATF) challenge, Pakistan continues to provide VIP treatment to many terrorists, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan-based Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) terrorist Ranjeet Singh Neeta, media reports said. Sources told ANI that the

US election: Trump refuses to promise peaceful transfer of power

US President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses November's election. "Well, we'll have to see what happens," the president told a news conference at the White House. "You know that." Trump also said he believed

Two officers shot during Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville

Two officers have been shot as thousands of people protest in the US city of Louisville after a grand jury decided no-one would be charged with the death of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, 26, a hospital worker, was shot multiple times as officers stormed her home on 13 March. Brett

Question raised on Turkish President Erdogan's plan to monitor its citizens

Since the victory in the last elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as his party, both are continuously coming up with a series of moves to establish a totalitarian regime in Turkey. In the latest move, the Erdogan government has launched a crackdown on the members of

Indian govt enhances scholarship for J&K students to Rs 50,000

The Centre has enhanced 10-fold the scholarship amount under Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes’ for students of Jammu and Kashmir from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000 per annum. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development had launched the schemes being implemented and offered by

J-K: Kathua farmers hail agriculture sector reform bills, say it will end middlemen's monopoly

The farmers of Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir warmly welcomed the two agriculture sector reform Bills that were passed in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday and said that it will end the monopoly of middleman thus doubling the income of farmers as promised by the government. Speaking to ANI, Vidya

Pashtun unity march in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against re-emergence of terror groups

A massive number of protestors participated in a Pashtun unity march in Wana of South Waziristan on Sunday against the Pakistan army, condemning the re-emergence of terror groups and long-pending demand to produce missing persons to courts. 'Pashtun Long March' is a protest

UN chief appeals for global solidarity at General Assembly

In his centerpiece address to the historic and unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome the COVID-19, and again call for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, by the end of the

UN General Assembly: US-China tensions flare over coronavirus

Tensions between the US and China came to the fore of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus. He called for China to be held "accountable" for the pandemic. In his speech, Chinese President Xi

FATF must blacklist Pakistan for promoting religious extremism and drug smuggling: Free Balochistan Movement

The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) spokesperson Gamshaad Baloch said in a statement that Pakistan is still vigorously promoting religious extremism in occupied Balochistan, Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that on September 13, the religious foot soldiers of the Pakistan army,

China constructs nine buildings on Nepal’s land in Humla

A recent inspection of the Lapcha-Limi region of Humla from August 30 to September 9 by Assistant Chief District Officer Dalbahadur Hamal of Humla has revealed that China has constructed nine buildings on the Nepali territory. A media report quoting a source close to district