Sunday, 5 April 2020

Asia

UK envoy to Pakistan cooks ‘gajar ka halwa’

BIRMINGHAM: After successfully making daal and roti, Thomas Drew, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, has now showcased his skills in cooking ‘gajar ka halwa’. Drew posted a video on Twitter, in which he can be seen making the traditional carrot-based dessert. “My second lesson cooking carrot halwa. Easily the ...

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Toxic haze: Thousands Of Schools Shut In Malaysia and Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and Indonesia, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic haze from rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting. Nearly 2,500 schools were ordered to shut their doors in Malaysia – including nearly 300 in the smog-hit capital Kuala ...

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Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary ‘injustice’

COLOMBO: Doctors at start-run hospitals across Sri Lanka began a 24-hour strike, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary “injustice.” Two years ago, the government gave an unusually high salary increase to legal officers in the government sector, creating what Dr. Haritha Aluthge, secretary of the ...

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EU urges India, Pakistan to seek peaceful solution of Kashmir issue

BRUSSELS: The European Union has urged India and Pakistan to engage in a direct dialogue with a view to a peaceful solution of Kashmir dispute in full respect of the international human rights obligations. Opening the debate on behalf of the High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and ...

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India top court orders govt to restore normalcy in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Monday ordered Modi-led Hindu nationalist government to ensure normalcy in Kashmir. Besides, senior Congress party member Ghulam Nabi Azad has been permitted by the court for visiting the disputed Himalayan region. The ruling came as India’s top court took up multiple ...

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Help Kashmiri children return to school: Malala

LONDON: Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai urged upon the United Nations to act and work towards bringing peace to Kashmir. So that children there may safely resume their schooling. “I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children ...

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Pakistan Foreign Minister says, ‘war can happen with India anytime’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been continuously beating the drums of war after provoking the world over Kashmir issue. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has once again threatened to wage an accidental war on the Kashmir issue in Geneva. Qureshi showed great gaiety while speaking to the press during the United ...

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Afghan election back in spotlight after Trump’s Taliban tweets

KABUL: Afghans are bracing for fresh violence after Donald Trump abruptly scuttled US-Taliban talks, yanking this month’s presidential election back into the spotlight as the militants look to keep voters from the polls with bloody attacks. For months now a question mark has hung over the September 28 vote, in ...

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