INDIA & PAKISTAN

Cricketer Fakhar Zaman awarded honorary rank of lieutenant by Pakistan Navy

Cricketer Fakhar Zaman awarded honorary rank of lieutenant by Pakistan Navy

Islamabad, Dec 29: Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan cricket team’s opening batsman, has been conferred upon the rank of honorary lieutenant in Pakistan Navy in recognition of his achievements in cricket arena. “In order to honour the achievements in cricket arena and association with Pakistan Navy, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi conferred […]

Farmer groups cut power supply of 1,300 Jio towers: Report

Farmer groups cut power supply of 1,300 Jio towers: Report

Delhi, Dec 28: Agitating farmers and supporting groups in Punjab have targeted the telecom towers of Reliance Jio in the state, thus disrupting mobile and internet services of the company and causing inconvenience to the consumers, reported Financial Express. According to report, agitating groups have cut off power supply of around 1,300 mobile towers of […]

J&K witnessing peaceful atmosphere first time since 1990: Amit Shah

J&K witnessing peaceful atmosphere first time since 1990: Amit Shah

Srinagar, Dec 26: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Saturday said that the hectic efforts put in by the Prime Minister Narendera Modi led government since 2014 for the J&K’s development, peace and infrastructure building have starting bearing fruit and today J&K is witnessing most peaceful atmosphere first time in past three decades. Shah said that […]

Hafiz Saeed jailed for over 15 years in another case

Hafiz Saeed jailed for over 15 years in another case

LAHORE: Convicted in yet another case, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced on Friday chief of the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed to 15 years and six months imprisonment, according to Express tribune newspaper. Besides sentencing Saeed, ATC Judge Ijaz Ahmed Buttar also handed down punishments to Hafiz Abdul Salam, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Ashraf and Yahya Mujahid […]

India suspends all flights to and from UK till Dec 31

India suspends all flights to and from UK till Dec 31

New Delhi, Dec 21: Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation has informed that all flights originating from U.K into India will be suspended temporarily from 22nd December to 31st December 2020. He stated that the Government of India has decided to take all necessary precautions as a result of the situation arising out of […]

Afghan Taliban delegation arrives in Islamabad on three-day visit

Afghan Taliban delegation arrives in Islamabad on three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Mullah Baradar Akhund, head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar along with an eight-member delegation arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday for a three-day visit. Delegation of the Taliban Political Commission arrived at New Islamabad International Airport (IIA) this morning from Doha on flight QR-632. The delegation was received by senior Pakistani officials and […]

Pakistan President approves new anti-rape ordinance

Pakistan President approves new anti-rape ordinance

ISLAMABAD:President Dr Arif Alvi approved the government’s “stringent” and “holistic” Anti-Rape (Investigation and Trial) Ordinance, 2020 on Tuesday, to help expedite cases of sexual abuse against women and children. Under this ordinance, special courts are to be set up across the country to expedite trials and cases of rape at the earliest. The courts are to deal with […]

‘I’m a farmer first’: Punjab DIG Prisons resigns in support of farmers’ protest

‘I’m a farmer first’: Punjab DIG Prisons resigns in support of farmers’ protest

Srinagar, Dec 13: Punjab’s Deputy Inspector General, Prisons, Lakhwinder Singh Jakhar on Sunday tendered his resignation from the service, in protest against the contentious farm laws. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS) monitoring, Jakhar was suspended in May 2020 for allegedly taking bribe from jail officials, however the 56-year-old officer was reinstated two months ago. […]