Feb 10

Protest erupts in Gilgit against China over jail abuse
Protest erupts in Gilgit against China over jail abuse

China jail abuse: The relatives and the family members of prisoners languishing in the Chinese jails for over a decade have staged a demonstration in Gilgit city and have demanded the Pakistan Government to play its due role in their release. The protest was also joined by the family members of the prisoners from other parts

3-nation visit
PM Modi to leave for 3-nation visit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for his three-nation visit to Palestine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman on Friday. Noting that this would be the first-ever prime ministerial visit to Palestine from India, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Raveesh Kumar, said, “The Prime Minister will travel to Palestine via Amman. The Government of India and its leadership are very grateful

White House shutdown
White House instructs agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

White House shutdown: The White House has instructed the federal agencies to prepare for a possible government shutdown as Congress moved closer to the midnight Thursday deadline without passing a funding bill. “The Office of Management and Budget is currently preparing for a lapse in appropriations. As we stated earlier today, we support the Bipartisan Budget Act and urge Congress to send it to the president’s desk without delay,” the OMB official

Punjab CM welcomes Canadian Ministers' stand on Khalistan
Punjab CM welcomes Canadian Ministers’ stand on Khalistan

Ahead of Canadian Prime Minister Justim Trudeau’s visit to Amritsar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed a statement by two Canadian federal Ministers of Indian-origin that they did not sympathise with the Khalistan demand. Amarinder Singh, who had refused to meet Indian-origin Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan during his visit to Punjab in

Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5-year jail term over graft charges
Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5-year jail term over graft charges

A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and the country’s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in prison on corruption charges.Amid heightened security across Bangladesh, the special judge’s court convicted the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson of embezzling $252,000 in foreign donations for the Zia Orphanage Trust, bdnews24.com reported. Police tear-gassed

Seven injured in Australian hot air balloon landing
Seven injured in Australian hot air balloon landing

Seven people were injured after a hot air balloon made an emergency landing in Australia’s Victoria state on Thursday morning.The victims, three men and four women aged between the 20s and 70s, sustained a range of neck, back, ankle and abdominal injuries and were in stable condition, Ambulance Victoria told Xinhua news agency.Paramedics were called

Trudeau dumb joke
Trudeau apologises for making ‘dumb joke’

Trudeau dumb joke: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has apologised for making a “dumb joke” after he interrupted a woman saying that she should use “peoplekind” instead of “mankind.” In an exchange between Trudeau and a woman asking about religious charities at the Edmonton event, Trudeau interjected when she used the word mankind, telling her he preferred to say

France bans
France bans cellphone use in cars

France has banned the use of cellphones in cars even when the engine is off as long as one has not stopped in a designated parking area, local media reported. According to a new court ruling, violating the ban could lead to the immediate suspension of one’s driver’s license, Xinhua news agency quoted French daily Le

Kim Jong-un’s sister to visit South Korea

Seoul, Feb 7, North Korea has offered to send the younger sister of leader Kim Jong-un as a member of its high-level delegation for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics slated to begin from Friday, Seoul’s Unification Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. The North informed the South that Kim Yo-jong, the first vice director of the ruling party’s

National Assembly election underway in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 7, The election for Nepal’s National Assembly, also known as the Upper House of the Federal Parliament, was underway on Wednesday in six of the Himalayan nation’s seven provinces. According to the Election Commission of Nepal, 52 candidates from different political parties are vying for the 32 seats in Province 1, 3, 4,

Taiwan quake
Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan quake

Two people were killed and 219 others injured on Wednesday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan. According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county, reports Xinhua news agency. The epicentre was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 11 km, said CENC.The

World's most powerful rocket
SpaceX successfully launches world’s most powerful rocket

World’s most powerful rocket: Business tycoon Elon Musk’s SpaceX has created history by successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, into outer space. The rocket, which is on its course to the orbit of planet Mars, is the first step in Musk’s ambitious dream to send humans to Mars and create a colony on the planet. The

China condemns national’s killing in Pakistan, demands safety

Beijing, Feb 6, China on Tuesday condemned the killing of its national in Pakistan and asked the government to protect its citizens in the country. The Chinese national working with a shipping company was shot dead in Karachi on Monday. The police have described it as a targeted attack. “On Monday, a Chinese citizen was

Maldivian crisis deepens
Maldivian crisis deepens, former President, Chief Justice arrested

Maldivian crisis deepens, Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed and Judicial administrator Hassan Saeed have been arrested, just hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the country. Maumoon along with his son-in-law was arrested by police after breaking down the door of

Maldives crisis
Maldives crisis: Army stormed inside Supreme Court

Maldives crisis: Just hours after Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the country, country’s National Defence Force stormed inside the Supreme Court (SC) premises in Male. “The National Defense Forces of the Maldives have broken into the Supreme Court of the Maldives,” Official account of Maldives Judiciary tweeted.Maldives former attorney general

Dubai keeps rank as world's busiest international airport
Dubai keeps rank as world’s busiest international airport

Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world’s busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017. The airport offered the statistics in a statement released today.It comes after airport saw 83.6 million passengers in 2016. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says he expects

US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl. Reality television star Kylie Jenner has given birth to her first child, a daughter. The reality star, 20, took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm her pregnancy and announce that she and boyfriend Travis Scott welcomed the new bundle of joy after months of

Doritos to launch crisps for WOMEN as they 'don't like crunching loudly'
Doritos to launch ladies’ crisps

Bosses at tortilla chips maker Doritos have revealed they are to launch a new “lady-friendly” version of the snack which are quieter to eat and a lot less messy.Women’s campaigners though have slammed the unusual move as a “tired gender stereotype”, media reports said.”It’s not a male and female as much as ‘are there snacks

Assistance rolled out for flood-hit Australian island
Assistance rolled out for flood-hit Australian island

Assistance rolled out for flood-hit Australian island: Recovery and relief efforts are being rolled out for residents of a small Torres Strait island in Australia’s Queensland state after severe wind, rain and tides damaged the remote area, officials said on Monday.Residents in a low-lying area of Yam Island, which is about 2 square km in size

India thrash South Africa in 2nd ODI
India thrash South Africa in 2nd ODI

CENTURION:India produced a dominant performance to thrash South Africa by nine wickets in the second One Day International (ODI) at the SuperSport Park here on Sunday. Opting to field first, the Indians rode on career best figures from wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav to bundle out South Africa for a merel 18 runs.