Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2020

International

J-K: Upgradation work of District Hospital Handwara in full swing

The administration has started upgradation work of the District Hospital Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. This was a long pending demand by locals to improve the facilities as they were facing difficulties with an influx of patients. Handwara used to be considered a

Covid-19: China gives ‘unproven’ vaccine to thousands, makes them sign ‘secrecy’ agreement

China is injecting thousands of its people with Covid-19 vaccine shots, which are still under trial and hence their efficacy unproven, reports said.  Those who are getting these vaccine shots are also made to sign a “nondisclosure agreement”, according to which they

Amnesty International to halt India operations

Amnesty International says it has been forced to halt its India operations due to "reprisals" from the government. The watchdog has also accused the government of indulging in a "witch-hunt of human rights organisations". Amnesty says its bank accounts have been

Death toll rises in Karabakh clash despite calls for calm

Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces on Monday, sparking bellicose rhetoric from regional power Turkey despite international pleas for a halt in fighting between the long-time enemies. Yerevan and Baku have been locked in a territorial dispute over the ethnic

How long India will be kept out of decision-making structure of UN, asks PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for the reforms "in the responses, in the processes, and in the very character" of the United Nations along and an expanded role for India and its presence in the decision-making structures of the global body. Addressing the

UNGA75: Nepal PM pushes for convention on international terrorism

Condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday (local time) called for an early conclusion of a Comprehensive Convention on International terrorism (CCIT). Addressing a high-level event during United Nations General Assembly,

Pak responsible for miseries, genocide of Afghan-Pashtuns: PTM leader at UNHRC

Drawing the international community`s attention towards the plight of 40 million Afghan-Pashtuns living in Pakistan, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) leader said that the recent brutal attack on Zeba Safi (also known as Malala) in Momand district of Pakhtunkhwa by unknown militants was

Dozens dead as world leaders urge halt to Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes

At least 24 people have died after deadly clashes between arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan, as the latest violence in the decadeslong territorial dispute sparked international calls Sunday to halt the fighting. The worst skirmishes since 2016 have raised the specter of a fresh war

Dreamworld accident: Australian theme park fined over 4 deaths

The operator of Australia's Dreamworld theme park has been fined A$3.6m (£2m; $2.5m) over the deaths of four people on a malfunctioning water ride. Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low died in October 2016 when their raft crashed into another and

Indian delegate walks out as Imran Khan begins speech at UNGA

The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly session walked out when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began his speech in which he made comments on India's internal affairs. The Permanent Representative of India at the United Nations TS Tirumurti said that

Coal mine disaster in China kills 16

Sixteen workers have been killed by excessively high levels of carbon monoxide in a coal mine in southwestern China, according to authorities and state media. A total of 17 people were trapped in the mine located just outside the city of Chongqing. One person was taken to a hospital,

8 Bangladeshis among 22 rescued after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

Twenty-two migrants, including eight Bangladeshis, were rescued from Libya's Mediterranean coast, after their Europe-bound boat capsized in the sea, said The International Organization for Migration. The boat had set sail east of the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday evening.

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice. Speaking by her side at the White House Rose Garden, Mr Trump described her as a "woman of unparalleled achievement". If confirmed by

Farmers in J-K's Kralpora expecting profits as weather favour walnut crop

The harvesting season of the walnut crop has begun in Jammu and Kashmir, and farmers of Kralpora are expecting good profits as the weather conditions in the region has favoured their crop. As per the farmers, the weather in the state had been pleasant throughout the year without any

'Pakistan Army plans to begin most brutal genocide, ethnic cleansing in occupied Gilgit Baltistan'

Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal has said that Pakistan Army is planning to begin the most brutal genocide and ethnic cleansing in Pakistan Occupied Gilgit Baltistan of India. Taking to Twitter, Namgyal said, "Gilgit Baltistan is an integral part of India. Pakistan Army plans to

Every foreign journalist in China is under surveillance, claims Aussie journalist Matthew Carney

A senior Australian reporter has claimed that all foreign scribes are put under surveillance in China. Matthew Carney, who had served as ABC’s China bureau chief, wrote on ABC website: "The fact is that every foreign journalist in China is under surveillance. "

Ukraine military plane crash: Cadets among 25 people killed

A Ukrainian Air Force transport aircraft crashed near the eastern city of Chuguev late Friday, killing 25 people, according to the country's general prosecutor's office. The office said two survivors were at medical facilities in critical condition. The crash occurred as the

Kim Jong-un 'apologises for killing of South Korean official'

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says. Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the "disgraceful affair" should not have happened. South Korea has said the

'Ladakh villagers helping Indian Army face Chinese troops by providing supplies'

Residents of Chushul village in Ladakh are taking an arduous journey to a Himalayan mountain peak known as Black Top to provide supplies to Indian Army engaged in a standoff with Chinese troops in a bid to safeguard their village from coming under Chinese control. According to a report

Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border

As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (September 20) showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying as they are allegedly deployed to the border. On Sunday, Pakistani comedian Zaid Hamid uploaded a video showing several PLA