Thursday, 13 August 2020

Asia

Mushahid Hussain elected ICAPP vice chairman

SEOUL: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, representing Pakistan, was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), which represents over 300 political parties from 52 Asian countries. The election was held at the meeting of the ICAPP Standing Committee, comprising 27 members, meeting here in ...

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Nawaz Sharif – Panama Leaks: SC examines final report of JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has submitted its final report in Supreme Court today. JIT was established by the top court for investigation in Panama Leaks case. According to media reports, the final draft consists of thousands of pages and was brought to the court in a carton. The ...

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Clashes as Indian Kashmir marks key anniversary

SRINAGAR: Government forces threw tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing protesters in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, as the volatile Himalayan region marked the anniversary of a hugely popular rebel leader’s death. Thousands of troops have fanned out across Indian-administered Kashmir, where authorities have imposed a widespread curfew and cut off ...

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Burhan Wani’s sacrifice is testimony against Indian atrocities: COAS

ISLAMABAD: On first death anniversary of Kashmiri rebel fighter, Burhan Wani, Pakistan Army Chief stated that sacrifices by Wani and many generations are testimony of their resolve against Indian brutalities. “Kashmiris hv rt of self determination.Sacrifices of #BurhanWani & generations agst Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve”COAS pic.twitter.com/BP7xU2kL1M ...

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Mumbai: Three men gang rape college girl in moving car

MUMBAI: While on her way to college on Thursday morning, a 20-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by three men near Charkop area. According to sources, the incident occurred in sector number five. A police source said, “According to the victim’s statement, three men arrived at the spot in ...

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China cancels Xi-Modi meet at G20 summit amid border stand-off

BEIJING has cancelled an upcoming bilateral meeting of its President Xi Jinping with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid a stand-off between the troops of both countries near the trisection of China, India and Bhutan borders. Chinese foreign ministry officials on Thursday said the ‘atmosphere’ was ‘not right’ for a ...

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PM Narendra Modi launches commemorative coins and stamps

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released coins and a stamp on Mahatma Gandhi’s spiritual guide, Shrimad Rajchandraji, at the Sabarmati Ashram here. He released a commemorative first-day cover and a stamp of Rs 5 and coins of Rs 150 and Rs 10 denominations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of ...

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Pakistan Navy receives seven Sea King helicopters from UK

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy has received seven Sea King helicopters that were purchased from the United Kingdom. The helicopters were formally handed over to Pakistan Navy, in a ceremony attended by Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK. Christopher Bob Richardson represented the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) ...

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India using chemical ammunition in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed grave concern over the use of ammunition containing chemical agents by Indian forces to kill Kashmiris and destroy their properties in Indian Occupied Kashmir. “If use of chemicals in the ammunition is confirmed, then it would constitute a serious violation of international norms and India’s international ...

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Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan pledge to enhance ties

DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday attended the tripartite meeting with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani in Dushanbe. “During the meeting held in a sincere, cordial and friendly atmosphere, the leaders discussed the ways of further strengthening and development of trilateral and multilateral ...

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