Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tag Archives: South Asia

Sania Mirza lashes out at people posting food videos

MUMBAI: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza criticized the celebrities and social media users who have been posting cooking videos and food pictures  from their self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The wife of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik  asked those people to spare a thought for hundreds of thousands of people in ...

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35 US lawmakers urge govt to reduce tensions in South Asia

NEW YORK: Any US assistance to encourage bilateral discussions between India and Pakistan would help preserve global order and would serve to enhance the safety of Americans, says a letter signed by 35 US lawmakers. The letter, addressed to Kelly Craft, the US ambassador to the United Nations, also conveys ...

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Bangladeshis Break Silence Over Sex Abuse in Madrasas

DHAKA: Former Bangladeshi students are turning to social media to detail allegations of “rampant” sex abuse at the hands of teachers and older pupils in Islamic schools, breaking their silence on a taboo topic in the conservative country. Child abuse in madrasas has long gone unreported in Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority ...

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Kashmir status remains unchanged: United Nations chief

NEW YORK: In a major endorsement of Pakistan’s principled position on Kashmir, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres made it clear that the UN position on this dispute continues to be governed by the UN Charter and the relevant Security Council resolutions. In a statement issued by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric ...

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Imran Khan speaks to Modi, hopes to improve ties

Pakistan’s prime minister has spoken to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, congratulating him on his party’s winning a second mandate. A statement from the ministry of foreign affairs on Sunday said that during the telephone call, Imran Khan expressed his hope the two countries would work closely together to improve ...

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Pakistan oil discovery may have meaning to entire region

Pakistan may soon hit the big oil discovery and that will be good news for not only the country itself but all of South Asia as well as China and Gulf nations. There is a strong possibility that the country may discover a very big oil reserve in its waters. ...

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Proton to set up first South Asian factory in Pakistan

KARACHI: Proton has announced to establish its first factory in South Asian region and the country will be Pakistan. The plant will be a joint effort between the Malaysian carmaker and its local partner Alhaj Automotive, according to details revealed by the high commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, Ikram Mohammad ...

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Tension between nuclear-armed neighbors in South Asia

The latest confrontation between India and Pakistan involving tit-for-tat air raids has heightened tensions in South Asia. To begin with, the suicide attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir by Islamist extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammad killed more than 40 troopers on February 14. Tensions peaked when Indian Air Force launched airstrike ...

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Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia

ISLAMABAD: As a major sign of increasing economic cooperation, Pakistan and Russia on Wednesday signed an inter corporate agreement for the laying of more than 1,500 km offshore gas pipeline costing $10 billion that would be transporting natural gas from the Russian gas company Gazprom’s sources in the Middle East ...

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