Pak welcomes India’s move to send 2 ministers for Kartarpur corridor’s groundbreaking ceremony

Islamabad, Nov 25: Pakistan on Sunday welcomed India’s decision to send its two Union ministers to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor next week, terming it a “positive response”. Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district. It […]

Pakistan hails India’s decision to build Kartarpur corridor

Islamabad, Nov 22: Pakistan on Thursday welcomed India’s decision to build a corridor from Punjab to Pakistan’s Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak. Calling the Indian cabinet decision a victory for the peace lobby in both countries, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said New Delhi’s move was an endorsement […]

Mortar shell explosion kills two children in Pakistan

Peshawar, Nov 21: At least two children were killed and three others injured when a old mortar shell they were playing with exploded in Pakistan’s restive northwest tribal region on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred in Nelaram Swat District of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The children were playing with the mortar shell in a […]

Peacekeeping strategy headed for tragedy: India warns at UN

United Nations, Nov 21: Voicing concern over inadequate resources available for implementing peacekeeping mandates, India has warned that asking peacekeepers to “do more with less” is a strategy that is “setting us all up for a tragedy”. A day after an Indian peacekeeper deployed with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

Pak has cost effective solution to India’s latest ballistic missile defence system: Report

Islamabad, Nov 7: Pakistan has “cost effective solutions” to India’s latest ballistic missile defence system and would also find a counter to its nuclear capable submarine, a media report said Wednesday quoting a senior official of the country’s top strategic body. Addressing a conference on ‘Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability in South Asia’ hosted by […]

3 Asian nations warn citizens not to use marijuana in Canada

Marijuana may be legal now in Canada but at least three Asian governments are warning their citizens to avoid it, including the specter of possible arrest for Japanese and South Koreans. China, the latest to weigh in, didn’t go that far. Its consulate in Toronto issued a statement on Friday reminding Chinese in its jurisdiction […]

Sri Lanka crisis: Giant rally backs sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo: Tens of thousands of supporters of sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe blocked roads in Sri Lanka’s capital on Tuesday, stepping up a showdown with a former strongman accused of rights abuses — who also claims to head the country’s government. Wickremesinghe left his official residence for the first time since Friday to condemn President […]

Rising pollution could hit monsoon rains: UN report

NAGPUR: Rising air pollution in India is likely to impact rainfall patterns in the country and decrease monsoon in long term, which can cause extensive financial losses, warns a United Nations report released on Tuesday. “Air Pollution in Asia and the Pacific: Science-based Solutions” presents a scientific assessment of air pollution in Asia and the […]

Pakistan clears Christian woman in landmark blasphemy case

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman convicted for blasphemy, prompting protests by far-right groups that have been demanding her execution for years. Aasia Bibi was cleared of all blasphemy charges and authorities were ordered to release her after nine years on death row, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar announced in the capital, Islamabad, […]

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