Sep 02

Lasith Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals
Lasith Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals

Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has gone past former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s tally of 98 wickets to become the leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals.On Sunday, Malinga took two wickets for 23 runs in his four overs during the first T20I against New Zealand, taking his wickets’ tally to 99 and leave behind Afridi

New Zealand announces Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029
New Zealand announces Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029

 The New Zealand government released the Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029 on Sunday to improve cancer care and outcomes.”Cancer touches just about every one of us at some stage in our lives. On average 66 people every day are diagnosed with cancer and they deserve world-class care,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, Xinhua news agency

Sikhs, Muslims should work together: Firdous Ashiq Awan
Sikhs, Muslims should work together: Firdous Ashiq Awan

Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that Sikhs and Muslims should work in unison to defeat extremism and intolerance in the world.Addressing the International Sikh Convention here at the Governor’s House on Saturday, she said the Sikh religion had many ideals in common with Islam, The News International

Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held
Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held

A Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her family and the police has arrested eight people in connection with the incident, it has emerged.The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. The Indian

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee
Good progress made at Kartarpur talks: Pakistan Foreign Office

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said that “good progress” was made during technical level talks on the Kartarpur corridor between Pakistani and Indian delegations, a media report said on Saturday.FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal, while talking to Dawn news over the phone, confirmed that the talks were held on Friday at the border, more commonly known

Amritsar Airport top international destination for flights from Melbourne
Amritsar Airport top international destination for flights from Melbourne

Amritsar Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar is in the limelight as a top destination from a foreign country airport. Amritsar has emerged as the top onward destination from Melbourne Avalon Airport on Air Asia X flights. As per a report published by “Geelong Advertiser” newspaper from Geelong situated in the suburbs of

Pakistan to finish Sikh pilgrims visa process by Sep 30
Pakistan to finish Sikh pilgrims visa process by Sep 30

 Pakistani authorities have decided to complete the process of issuance of visas to Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world to attend the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib, by September 30, the media reported on Thursday.The decision was taken during a meeting of the Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee

Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan mimics Commander Abhinandan
Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan mimics Commander Abhinandan in video

Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan mimics Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in video is going viral on the Internet, a media report said on Thursday.Khan is in currently in Pakistan to “express solidarity with our Kashmiri brethren”, The News International said in the report.In the video, Amir Khan appeared to mimic the pilot while sipping his

64 year-old Sikh man from India stabbed to death in US

A 64-year-old Sikh man from India was stabbed to death by an unidentified person in the US state of California while he was on his evening walk, according to a media report.Parmjit Singh was attacked in Gretchen Talley Park in Tracy around 9 pm on Sunday. He died from his injuries, ABC News reported.Detectives say

Hindi serial Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon a favourite among Turkey people
Hindi serial ‘Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ a favourite among Turkey people

Hindi serial Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon is a favourite prime time watch in Turkey and has been running successfully for the past four years with no dip in its approval ratings as Turkish viewers get absorbed in the twists and turns of the love saga.The show, dubbed in Turkish and rechristened as ‘Bir

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572mn over opioid crisis
Johnson & Johnson to pay $572mn over opioid crisis

 A US court has ruled that American pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay over $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in Oklahoma that, according to the state, has resulted in more than 6,000 deaths over the past two decades.The order was pronounced by district court judge in Cleveland County, Thad

British Sikh choked to death in Thailand after he complained about noise

London: A 34-year-old British Sikh man has been choked to death by a drunk Norwegian man after they got into an argument at a hotel in Thailand, according to a media report. Amitpal Singh Bajaj, his wife and two-year-old son were in Thailand for a holiday and were staying in the five-star Centara Grand Hotel

Pakistan releases more water, flood threat in Punjab villages
Pakistan releases more water, flood threat in Punjab villages

A few villages in Punjab’s border district Ferozepur are facing a flood threat after a major portion of an embankment in the catchment area of the Sutlej river was washed away following the pakistan’s release of water into the Indian territory. Officials on Sunday said the Ferozepur district administration is on high alert, while precautionary

Hong Kong police fire gun, use water cannon on protesters
Hong Kong police fire gun, use water cannon on protesters

A Hong Kong police officer has fired a gunshot during protests here, the first time a live round has been used since demonstrations broke out in June.Images showed several other officers also pointed guns at protesters who were chasing them with sticks and poles.In another first, police deployed water cannon against protesters on Sunday, the

PM Narendra Modi conferred UAE's highest civilian honour
PM Narendra Modi conferred UAE’s highest civilian honour

The UAE honoured visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its highest civilian honour, the “Order of Zayed”, on Saturday.The award was conferred to the Prime Minister by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Presidential Palace here. A commemorative stamp of Mahatma

Amazon fires: People protests against Bolsonaro in Brazil
Amazon fires: People protests against Bolsonaro in Brazil

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Brazil where they chanted “Burn Bolsonaro and not the Amazon”, in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s inaction in the face of massive wildfires that were devastating the world’s largest tropical rainforest.Demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia, among other cities, on Friday demanded

Forbes highest paid actors 2019: Akshay Kumar grab 4th rank
Forbes highest paid actors 2019: Akshay Kumar grab 4th rank

Forbes highest paid actors 2019: National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has made it to the fourth position on the Forbes magazine’s Worlds Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019 list.According to the list on forbes.com Akshay has raked in $65 million.Hollywood star Dwayne ‘Rock’ Johnson tops the Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid actors, collecting $89.4 million between

'Howdy, Modi' event in Houston sold out, over 50,000 people register
‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston sold out, over 50,000 people register

Houston: “Howdy, Modi!”, the community event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here next month has been sold out with over 50,000 people registering for the programme, the organisers said “Howdy”, short for ‘How do you do?’, is a friendly greeting commonly used in southwestern United States. Over 50,000 supporters have already registered for

Novel sweat sensor may spell end for painful needle pricks
Novel sweat sensor may spell end for painful needle pricks

Scientists are developing wearable skin sensors to analyse sweat, which may help bypass the need for more invasive procedures like blood draws, and provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue.The sensor design, described in the journal Science Advances, can be rapidly manufactured using a “roll-to-roll” processing technique that essentially prints the

China warns Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong

China’s embassy in Ottawa has warned Canada to stop meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs. A spokesman posted a statement on the embassy website on Sunday saying that “the Canadian side should be cautious with its words and deeds.” Canada and the EU issued a joint statement on Saturday saying the right of peaceful assembly is