Sunday, 5 July 2020

Asia

British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

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Indian Air Force MIG-29 Fighter Plane Crashes

JALANDHAR: A Mig-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident, said Indian Air Force (IAF) officials on Friday. The pilot has been rescued by a helicopter and has been admitted to a hospital. The aircraft had developed a technical snag ...

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Teacher-turned-top Kashmiri fighter ‘Riyaz Naikoo’ killed by Indian troops

SRINAGAR: Indian troops killed four Kashmiri fighters in gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, including the commander of the biggest separatist group fighting New Delhi in the disputed Himalayan region, a police official said. Hundreds of Indian soldiers launched an operation late on Tuesday after receiving intelligence that Hizbul ...

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Bangladesh starts releasing prisoners amid pandemic

DHAKA: Bangladesh has started releasing prisoners convicted of minor offences as a precautionary action to control infection among the overcrowded prisons in the country, said an official. Inspector General of Prisons Brigadier General Mustafa Kamal Pasha told Anadolu Agency: “The jail authority will release 2,884 prisoners across the country in ...

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Doland Trump hits unfollow on India’s Modi

WASHINGTON: The White House has unfollowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter sending the micro-blogging site into a frenzy over a possible souring of ties between the world leaders. It has also unfollowed the Twitter handle of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister’s office, as well as, the Indian embassy in ...

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Indian woman gang raped after quarantined alone in school

NEW DELHI: An Indian woman was allegedly gang raped in a school in the desert state of Rajasthan where she had been quarantined for a night by the police amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a police official said on Sunday. The incident occurred last week when the victim, a daily ...

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US backs NATO call for Afghan cease-fire over COVID-19

The US’ special envoy backed NATO’s call for a humanitarian cease-fire in Afghanistan to help the country deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and move towards lasting peace. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad welcomed the NATO statement “focused on key next steps … necessary for peace and stability ...

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Lord Zameer donates three million pounds to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s leading foreign investor Bestway Group has provided financial and material support to the people of Pakistan of more than PKR 600 million in the four months to April 2020, including a cheque for PKR 200 million presented to the Prime Minister for the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund. In ...

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Confirmed coronavirus cases surge to 10,515 in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported more 209 deaths from novel coronavirus while the total number of cases has surged to 10,515. According to details, 4329 patients have been tested positive for the epidemic in Punjab, 3,374 in Sindh, 1345 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 496 in Balochistan, 284 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 194 in Islamabad ...

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Indian man marries girlfriend as wife stuck in lockdown

MUMBAI: Indian man married his girlfriend after his wife got stuck at her parents’ house due to the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, which has killed over 150,000 people in the world. The lockdown that was enforced on March 24 has now been extended to May 3. Police ...

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