Thursday, 4 June 2020

Asia

Naeem Bokhari suffers head injury after falling in London

LONDON: Renowned media personality and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s counsel Naeem Bokhari suffered a head injury and multiple fractures after falling in the British capital London. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter on Wednesday and announced the tragic news but hastened to add that Bokhari was in stable condition. “This has ...

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CM Punjab congratulates Sajid Javid over becoming UK’s home secretary

LAHORE: PML-N president and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has congratulated expatriate Pakistani Sajid Javid over becoming UK’s home secretary and expressed good wishes for him. Shehbaz Sharif expressed satisfaction over becoming of an expatriate Pakistani Muslim as home secretary for the first time in UK’s history and said that ...

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Malaysia jails first person under fake news law

AFP KUALA LUMPUR: A Danish man was jailed for a week in Malaysia after pleading guilty to breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to ...

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India-Pakistan first-ever joint military drills in Russia

Nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan will be taking part in a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in Russia later this year, reports said. China and several other countries are also likely to participate in the military drill to be held in September under the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). According to ...

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Triple Afghan bombings: Nine Journalists among 36 killed

(MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AP) KABUL/KANDAHAR: A coordinated double suicide bombing in Kabul and another targetting a military convoy in the southern city of Kandahar on Monday killed at least 36 people, including 9 schoolchildren, while over 60 others were injured, days after the Afghan Taliban kicked off their spring offensive in an apparent rejection of ...

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China and India agree to maintain peace on border

WUHAN: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to strengthen communications and maintain peace along the border following the conclusion of a two day “informal” summit held in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, Sunday. “The two leaders underscored the importance of maintaining peace and ...

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India Submits Proof Against Vijay Mallya In London Court

(Photo: File/AP) LONDON: In a setback to fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, a UK court has admitted documentation filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in favour of his extradition, and which also included details about facilities in the Arthur Road jail that would be provided to Mallya. The next ...

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Indians Flock To America’s ‘Golden Visa’ As H-1B Route Closes

Image for representation WASHINGTON: Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card. Applications from India for EB-5 visas – which give immigrants a green card if they invest $500,000 and ...

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India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

ANDHRA PRADESH: The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh recorded 36,749 lightning strikes in just a 13-hour period on Tuesday, officials say. The number is unusually high and the result of “extreme weather patterns”, according to the state disaster management authority. Nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, have been killed ...

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