Sunday, September 27, 2020


Imran wants UN peacekeeping force sent to Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: During his speech in the high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly that was met by an Indian walkout, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday requested the Security Council to intervene with a UN force in Kashmir.

India walks out of UNGA protesting Imran's diatribe

UNITED NATIONS: The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly session on Friday walked out in protest when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began attacking India in his speech at the high-level meeting.

Pak resorts to unprovoked ceasefire violation on LoC

JAMMU: Pakistan army on Saturday targeted Indian positions by using small arms and mortars on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

Punjab Police bust Pak based drug smuggling racket with arrest of two notorious smugglers

CHANDIGARH: In an intelligence led operation, the Punjab Police on Friday arrested two Pakistan-backed drug smugglers in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran along the International Border, and seized 13 kg heroin consignment from them. A manhunt has been launched for their third accomplice.

Kangana takes a dig at Maha govt after Bhiwandi building collapse

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has taken a dig at the Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra by comparing the death toll at the Bhiwandi building collapse with the Pulwama terror attack.

SFJ now announces $1 mn grant to farmers for Khalistan support

NEW DELHI:As thousands of Indian farmers protest against the three contentious agriculture-related Bills passed by Parliament, banned US-based secessionist group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) is trying to fish in troubled waters, declaring a grant of $1 million for farmers in Punjab and Haryana in lieu of their support for Khalistan.

Pak again violates LoC ceasefire at Poonch

JAMMU:Pakistan on Wednesday continued with its unprovoked firing and shelling at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K's Poonch district for the 5th consecutive day.

TikTok purges 37.6mn troublesome videos from India

NEW DELHI: Chinese short video-making app TikTok purged more than 104.5 million videos from its platform in the first half of this year (the pre-ban period) for violating its community guidelines and majority were from India at 37.68 million.

Pakistan starts clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan has started stage three clinical trials of a China-made Covid-19 vaccine, Executive Director of the country's National Institute of Health (NIH) Aamer Ikram said on Tuesday.

India threatens military aggression against Pak: Qureshi tells OIC

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has alerted the Organization of Islamic Coordination (OIC) on situation in Kashmir, saying that "India has intensified its belligerent rhetoric against Pakistan, including threats of military aggression".

India: UN's unfinished task is tackling Pak's terror epicentre

UNITED NATIONS:The UN's unfinished agenda item is tackling terrorism emanating from its epicentre in Pakistan, India has said here replying to Pakistan bringing up the Kashmir issue at the international organisation's 75th Anniversary Commemoration session.

NIA raids several locations in Kashmir in ex-DSP Davinder Singh case

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR:Tightening its noose in the suspended Deputy Superintendent (DSP) Davinder Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Naveed Babu case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

J&K govt issues 18.52 lakh Domicile Certificates till Sept 21

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued over 18.52 Lakh Domicile Certificates against over 21.99 lakh applications received till Monday.

Pak violates ceasefire on LoC in J&K's Poonch

JAMMU:Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and intense shelling in three sectors on the Line of Control on Monday in J&K's Poonch district.

Pak opposition parties form alliance to oust govt

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan's major opposition parties announced that they have formed an alliance to demand the ousting of the incumbent Imran Khan-led government, it was reported on Monday.

Pak kills Sikhs, but funds, fuels Khalistani terror elsewhere: Canadian expert

NEW DELHI:Pakistan has been eliminating its Sikh population for decades through killings, rapes, abductions and forced marriages of young women, yet it is funding and fuelling Khalistani terrorism and separatist movement globally to achieve it sinister plans to break up India, a Canadian expert has said.

20 mn girls may never return to school, warns Malala

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has warned that as many as 20 million girls may never return to schools even after the global Covid-19 crisis is over, the media reported on Sunday.

Pakistan, Afghanistan joint action foils smuggling bid

ISLAMABAD:In a joint operation, Pakistani and Afghan customs authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tonnes of iodine, which can be used for the synthesis of drugs, an official said here.

Pak turns down India's request for Queen's Counsel in Kulbhushan case

SLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday categorically rejected any possibility of allowing a Queen's Counsel by India to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is currently on death-row in a Pakistan jail.

Nabbed Al Qaeda men amassed firecrackers to make IEDs: NIA

NEW DELHI:The NIA on Saturday busted an inter-state terror module sponsored by Al Qaeda from Pakistan. There were nine men arrested from West Bengal and Kerala who were planning attacks with IEDS, made from potassium procured from firecrackers. They planned to go to Kashmir for weapons delivery.

NIA arrests 9 Al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in Delhi-NCR

NEW DELHI:Following raids in West Bengal and Kerala, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested nine militants linked with the Al Qaeda terror group, who were planning attacks at several key installations in Delhi-NCR, a spokesperson said.

Pak starts anti-India campaign over Kashmir ahead of UNGA debate

NEW DELHI:To garner international community's attention over the Jammu and Kashmir issue ahead of the 75th session general debate in the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Pakistan has planned an online anti-India and free Kashmir propaganda on social media platforms from Saturday, Intelligence source said.

NATO forces' M4 gun falls in JeM hands in Kashmir

NEW DELHI:The UN Security Council (UNSC) designated international terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder Maulana Masood Azhars three nephews, each carrying a US-made M4 sniper, have been killed in three different encounters in Kashmir in the last three years.

Mirpur activist at UNHRC says people want freedom from Pakistan

GENEVA/NEW DELHI:A prominent rights activist from Mirpur at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said that people in Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) were desperate to get freedom and join the Indian union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

16 more educational institutions closed in Pak

ISLAMABAD:At least 16 more educational institutions in Pakistan were closed in the last 24 hours due to non-compliance of health guidelines or standard operating procedures amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday.

Polio cases in Pak this year reaches 72

ISLAMABAD:The total number of polio cases in Pakistan so far this year has reached 72, after nine fresh cases were detected in Punjab and Balochistan provinces, according to health authorities.

Pak High Commission in London receives warrants for Sharif

ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan High Commission in London has received arrest warrants sent by the Imran Khan-led government for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was reported on Friday.

Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan will set up three markets along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran by February 2021 to promote business activities and help the people in the border areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Office said.

Chinese imperialism poses incurable threat to the world

NEW DELHI:Two viruses have taken over the world. One, a minuscule creature called Covid-19, has killed more than 8,00,000 people around the globe, but is slowing down and will most likely be eliminated in the coming months.

India, Pak trade heavy fire on LoC

SRINAGAR:Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of Bandipora district on Friday.

ISI afflicted by same bungling and corruption as rest of Pak: New book

NEW DELHI:Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistans spy agency is afflicted by the same bungling and corruption as the rest of the Pakistani state, according to a new book.

New farm laws part of SAD-Backed central Govt's 'Kisan Maaru, Punjab Maaru' conspiracy, says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the farm legislations being forced on to the nation by the central government as part of the `Destroy Farmers, Destroy Punjab’ (Kisan maaru, Punjab maaru) conspiracy of the BJP-led NDA, of which the Akalis continue shamelessly to be a part at the cost of their own state and its people.

Ankur Bhatia: OTTs setting commendable level in entertainment

MUMBAI: Actor Ankur Bhatia says essaying the role of a Pakistani Army Chief in the upcoming web series Crackdown was a difficult challenge.

Pak to set up markets along Afghanistan, Iran borders

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan will set up three markets along the borders with Afghanistan and Iran by February 2021 to promote business activities and help the people in the border areas, Prime Minister Imran Khan's Office said.

Imran govt to soon make occupied Gilgit-Baltistan Pak's 5th province

ISLAMABAD:The Imran Khan government is soon going to illegally integrate the occupied Gilgit-Baltistan region by making it Pakistan's fifth province.

Cong MP demands removal of ban on onion exports

NEW DELHI:Congress MP Rajiv Satav on Friday demanded that the union government-imposed ban on the export of onion should be removed as it is harsh on the farmers.

Another defence employee arrested for passing info to Pak military

REWARI:A civilian defence employee was arrested for passing on classified information to a Pakistani Military Intelligence (MI) unit after he had been honey-trapped on Facebook.

Another trade terminal opens at Pak-Afghan border

KABUL:Pakistan opened another terminal for trade with Afghanistan at a border area in Balochistan province, it was reported on Thursday.
Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani inaugurated the trade terminal in the border area of Badini on Wednesday, reports Dawn news.

22 Pak educational institutions close in 48 hrs

ISLAMABAD: At least 22 educational institutions across Pakistan have closed in the last 48 hours due to non-compliance of health protocols or standard operating procedures (SOPs), according to the National Command Operation Center.

Pak to introduce legislation to curb child abuse, rape

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that his government will soon introduce a three-tier legislation providing for the registration of sex offenders, exemplary punishment for rape and child abuse and effective policing.