Sunday, February 25, 2024

Pak: Sindh High Court expresses displeasure, seeks reasons for suspension of internet services on election day
Sindh | February 22, 2024 10:55:10 AM IST
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has expressed displeasure at the suspension of internet services on election day on February 8 and asked the federal government to provide reasons for the disruption, Dawn reported. ... read..

Employees' union of Pakistan Airlines protest against privatisation
Islamabad | February 22, 2024 10:55:01 AM IST
In a bold display of dissent, the employees' union of Pakistan International Airlines' staged a protest to voice their firm opposition against the privatisation and outsourcing of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), according to the ARY News. ... read..

Media watchdog blames govt for suspension of 'X' in Pakistan, says it violates fundamental rights of citizens
Islamabad | February 22, 2024 10:54:56 AM IST
Amid the suspension of social media platform 'X' in Pakistan, the media watchdog Freedom Network has accused the federal government of violating the fundamental rights of the citizens in the country, The Express Tribune reported. ... read..

Residents in Gilgit take stand against military-run telecommunication company
Gilgit-Baltistan | February 22, 2024 7:54:45 AM IST
Residents of Gilgit-Baltistan have initiated a boycott campaign against the military-run telecommunications company for the substandard services being provided and demanded improved connectivity and reliability. ... read..

Triggering 'panic' in Taiwan only part of China's larger plan: Report
Beijing | February 22, 2024 4:53:42 AM IST
The recent tense episodes between China and Taiwan are part of Beijing's 'big plan' to trigger panic in Taiwan, which has recently given mandate to Lai Ching-te, who is a staunch defender of Taiwanese identity, CNN reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Punjab CM-designate Maryam Nawaz vows to bring "new era" under her tenure
Lahore | February 22, 2024 2:54:49 AM IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior vice president Maryam Nawaz is slated to become the first woman Chief Minister of Punjab in the country's history, and has pledged to live up to people's expectations, Geo News reported. ... read..

Lahore underworld don Ameer Balaj Tipu shot dead at wedding ceremony
Lahore | February 19, 2024 11:25:47 AM IST
Ameer Balaj Tipu, a prominent figure in Lahore's underworld and owner of a goods transport network, was fatally shot by an unidentified assailant during a wedding ceremony in the Chung area on February 18, as reported by a private TV channel, as per Dawn. ... read..

UAE: Sharjah Museums Authority opens 'Art of Architectural Ornamentations in Emirate of Sharjah' Photography Exhibition
Others | February 19, 2024 7:23:30 AM IST
Sharjah [UAE], February 19 (ANI/WAM): The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) announces the opening of its latest exhibition, "The Art of Architectural Ornamentations in the Emirate of Sharjah - A Photography Exhibition," hosted at Bait Al Naboodah. ... read..

Pakistan: Bilawal confirms father Asif Ali Zardari will be party's presidential candidate
Islamabad | February 19, 2024 2:24:15 AM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari confirmed that his father, Asif Ali Zardari, would be the party's candidate for the presidential elections, Dawn reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan's party demands judicial commission probe into ex-Rawalpindi commissioner's 'rigging' revelations
Islamabad | February 19, 2024 2:24:07 AM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has demanded the formation of a judicial commission to probe the rigging allegations made by the former Rawalpindi commissioner, Dawn reported. ... read..

UAE, Jordan discuss strengthening parliamentary cooperation
Middle East | February 19, 2024 12:23:24 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], February 18 (ANI/WAM): Speaker of the Jordanian Lower House of Parliament, Ahmed Safadi and Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council, Saqr Ghobash, today discussed the prospects of underscoring the robust historical ties between the two na ... read..

Pakistan: 90 killed in militant attacks in January this year
Islamabad | February 2, 2024 11:25:45 AM IST
Pakistan has seen a surge in terror attacks with at least 93 militant attacks taking place in the country in January this year, in which 90 people were killed and 135 injured, as reported by The News International. ... read..

Pak: Multiple armed attacks in Balochistan ahead of general elections
Balochistan | February 2, 2024 10:23:50 AM IST
Multiple attacks, including bomb blasts and shootings, have been reported across Balochistan ahead of the general elections, which have caused numerous casualties and property damage, as reported by The Balochistan Post. ... read..

Central Investigation Bureau arrests Arun Chaudhary, brother of Nepal's sole billionaire
By Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu | February 2, 2024 12:23:36 AM IST
Nepal's Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Thursday arrested Arun Chaudhary, chairman of CG Holdings and brother of Nepal's first and only billionaire-Binod Chaudhary on charges of unlawfully seizing government land. ... read..

UAE Team ADQ announces UAE Tour Women lineup
Asia | February 2, 2024 12:23:30 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], February 1 (ANI/WAM): UAE Team ADQ will make a strong return to the UAE Tour Women, announcing the race lineup for the event's stages that include riders, Silvia Persico, Chiara Consonni, Alena Amialiusik, Karlijn Swinkels, Erica Magnaldi, an ... read..

Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club to host UAE President's Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses
Asia | February 2, 2024 12:23:25 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], February 1 (ANI/WAM): The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club will host the 31st edition of the UAE President's Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses on Saturday, February 17. ... read..

Israeli Defense Minister to diplomats: 'UNRWA has lost its legitimacy'
Middle East | February 2, 2024 12:23:15 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israe], February 1 (ANI/TPS): A delegation of UN ambassadors visiting Israel met with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who shared information about UNRWA staff participating in Hamas's October 7 attacks. ... read..

India, Iran discuss development of cooperation between two countries
New Delhi | January 31, 2024 12:55:53 PM IST
Iran's Ambassador to India Iraj Elahi, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday discussed the development of cooperation between India, Iran. ... read..

Pakistan: Ex PM Imran Khan, wife Bushra Bibi get 14 years jail
Islamabad | January 31, 2024 11:54:30 AM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, and his wife Bushra Bibi were on Wednesday sentenced to 14 years with rigorous punishment in the Toshakhana case, Pakistan local media reported. ... read..

IMF lowers Pakistan's economic growth forecast to 2% for current fiscal year
Islamabad | January 31, 2024 10:04:08 AM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday lowered Pakistan's economic growth forecast to two per cent for the current fiscal year, down 0.5 percentage points from its October estimate of 2.5 per cent, Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

Pakistan: ECP categorises 181 polling stations in Hyderabad as highly sensitive
Hyderabad | January 31, 2024 10:03:58 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday categorised over 181 polling stations as highly sensitive, 165 as sensitive, and 337 as normal out of a total of 883 polling stations in Pakistan's Hyderabad, ARY News reported. ... read..

Israel's National Security Minister threatens to topple govt over emerging hostage deal
Tel Aviv [Israel] | January 31, 2024 7:52:56 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], January 31 (ANI/TPS): Israel's National Security Minister, Otzma Yehudit Party leader Itamar Ben-Gvir, threatened on Tuesday to bring down the government if it reaches a "reckless" hostage deal with Hamas. ... read..

Israeli military confirms channelling "large volumes of water" in suspected Hamas tunnels
Tel Aviv | January 31, 2024 6:53:14 AM IST
The Israeli military officially acknowledged on Tuesday that it has been employing a unique strategy of pumping "large volumes of water" into suspected Hamas tunnels in Gaza. ... read..

Iran-backed militia in Iraq suspends attacks on US forces following deadly drone strike
Baghdad | January 31, 2024 6:53:11 AM IST
The predominant Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Kataib Hezbollah, declared on Tuesday the temporary suspension of its military operations against US forces, CNN reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Violence erupts, five injured in gunfire at PML-N Rally in Lahore
Lahore | January 31, 2024 3:53:12 AM IST
At least five people were injured in a firing incident that took place at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Malik Habib Awan's rally in Lahore, reported by ARY News. ... read..

Israeli envoy recognises India as a beacon of tolerance amid rising global anti-Semitism
By Ayushi Agarwal

New Delhi | January 31, 2024 1:53:13 AM IST
In a world grappling with increasing incidents of anti-Semitism, India stands out as an exemplar of tolerance, providing a safe haven for Jewish communities, according to Israel's Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon. ... read..

Cypher Case: Former Pak PM Imran Khan, his top aide Qureshi sentenced to 10 years jail
Rawalpindi | January 30, 2024 2:54:20 PM IST
A Pakistan court has sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and former Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to jail for 10 years each in a case involving leaking of state secrets, local media reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Pakistan: Baloch Liberation Army launches Operation 'Dara-e-Bolan'
Quetta (Balochistan) | January 30, 2024 1:54:06 PM IST
The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has initiated 'Operation Dara-e-Bolan' in the Mach and Bolan regions of Balochistan in alliance with the BLA's elite units, including the Majeed Brigade, Special Tactical Operations Squad, Fateh Squad, and Intelligence Win ... read..

Pakistan: Three-judge committee to construct larger bench to hear appeals on military trials
Islamabad | January 30, 2024 12:54:12 PM IST
The Pakistan Apex Court Judge Justice Sardar Tariq Massod on Monday referred a set of intra-court appeals (ICA) in the military court case back to the three judge committee for the reconstitution of a larger bench, Dawn News reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Pakistan Elections: Caretaker PM says political parties manifestos 'lack economic foresight'
Islamabad | January 30, 2024 11:53:53 AM IST
Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over the manifestos released by the political parties for general elections and said that no political party has presented a plan to fix the economy, Dawn News repor ... read..

Indian envoy Sudhakar Dalela congratulates Tshering Tobgay for assuming charge as Bhutan PM
Thimphu | January 29, 2024 10:53:48 AM IST
The Indian envoy to Bhutan, Sudhakar Dalela, called on the newly-elected Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay and conveyed the greetings of India's leadership for assuming responsibility as the Bhutanese PM. ... read..

Pakistan's Constitution should be amended to check transgressors in military dress: MQM leader Altaf Hussain
London | January 29, 2024 9:53:46 AM IST
Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has emphasised the need for an amendment to the constitution of Pakistan, stating that if an army general interferes in politics, he should be instantly removed from the position and ... read..

Pakistan forces abduct 10 more people in Balochistan: Report
Balochistan | January 29, 2024 9:53:42 AM IST
Amid continuous protests against the Pakistan atrocities, 10 individuals have disappeared from the Dera Bugti area of Balochistan province in Pakistan, The Balochistan Post reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif's party warns workers against bringing real lions to public rallies
Islamabad | January 29, 2024 9:53:34 AM IST
As the political parties push for final election campaigns, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Uzma Bukhari warned the party activists and election candidates of strict disciplinary action against bringing animals like lions to rallies or ... read..

Pakistan: 2 injured in grenade attack on National Party's election office in Mastung
Balochistan | January 29, 2024 5:53:02 AM IST
Two people were injured in a grenade attack on the National Party's election office in Balochistan's Mastung on Sunday, as per the police, Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

Iranian Foreign Minister arrives in Pakistan amid strain in ties following tit-for-tat strikes
Islamabad | January 29, 2024 5:52:58 AM IST
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Monday arrived in Islamabad on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Jalil Abbas Jilani, amid strain in relations following the recent tit-for-tat strikes launched by the two countries. ... read..

Pakistan: 90,675 polling stations to be established for general elections
Islamabad | January 29, 2024 4:52:43 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released complete polling schemes for the upcoming February 8 general elections as per which a total of 90,675 polling stations would be established across the country, ARY News reported. ... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 jolts Tajikistan
Dushanbe | January 29, 2024 1:52:23 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale struck Tajikistan on Sunday, the National Centre for Seismology reported. ... read..

Trying to guide youngsters as much as possible: Dubai Capitals' Sikandar Raza
Dubai | January 25, 2024 3:23:42 PM IST
The Dubai Capitals will take confidence from their performance in the first two matches of the ILT20 when they take the field against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. ... read..

Pakistan: Sindh HC bars authorities from suspending internet services till polling date
Sindh | January 25, 2024 12:53:31 PM IST
Ahead of the general election in Pakistan on February 8, the Sindh High Court has directed the concerned authorities to ensure uninterrupted access to the internet for all citizens until the polling date, Geo News reported. ... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Parvez Elahi challenges rejection of nomination papers in apex court
Islamabad | January 25, 2024 12:53:11 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi appoached the Supreme Court after the rejection of his election nomination papers by the Lahore High Court earlier this month, as reported by Dawn. ... read..

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif supporters bring lion, tiger to Lahore rally
Islamabad | January 25, 2024 11:53:26 AM IST
In an unprecedented event in Pakistan, the supporters of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) brought a lion and a tiger to the Nawaz Sharif-led Lahore rally on Tuesday, The News International reported. ... read..

Pakistan: Gohar Ejaz appointed new caretaker Interior Minister
Islamabad | January 25, 2024 5:52:45 AM IST
Pakistan Caretaker Federal Minister for Commerce, Industries and Production Gohar Ejaz has been given the additional portfolio of the Ministry of Interior, Dawn newspaper reported. ... read..

Israel's Defence Minister meets with visiting Dutch counterpart
Middle East | January 25, 2024 12:22:56 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], January 24 (ANI/TPS): On Wednesday, Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant hosted his Dutch counterpart, Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren, at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Tel Aviv. ... read..

Over 157,000 visitors attend second edition of Souq Al Freej in Dubai
Middle East | January 25, 2024 12:22:46 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], January 24 (ANI/WAM): Dubai Municipality announced the outstanding success of its second edition of Souq Al Freej, a unique initiative aimed at supporting small and domestic entrepreneurs in promoting their products. The event witnessed a not ... read..

UAE: Dubai records over AED3.3 bn in realty transactions Monday
Middle East | January 23, 2024 7:23:29 AM IST
Dubai [UAE], January 23 (ANI/WAM): Dubai real estate market recorded 715 sales transactions worth AED 2.28 billion, in addition to 201 mortgage deals of AED 993.9 million, and 30 gift deals amounting to AED 76.3 million on Monday, data released by Dubai's ... read..

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