Taliban claims plane carrying high-ranking US
officers crashes in Afghanistan. Taliban militants say that a US
military aircraft crashed in Ghazni, central Afghanistan, killing everyone
on board. A statement quoted by Reuters has claimed that it was brought
down. The US military is investigating.
Germany: Indian couple convicted of spying for
Delhi A German court on Thursday convicted an Indian married
couple of spying on Kashmiri and Sikh groups in Germany on behalf of India's
foreign intelligence service.
Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India
Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north:
valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife. But sadly for many threatened
species, the decline in Arctic sea ice has created a new economic
opportunity for Russia in their remote habitat.
Is govt tense or relaxed? The agreement between the administration of
the federal capital and JUI-F local leaders pertaining to the Azadi March is
in doldrums as tension on the leadership echelon has abruptly heightened and
the government is frightened that once the marchers reach Islamabad, it
wouldn’t be possible to confine them to the provisions of the agreement.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi:
Death penalty for 16 who set student on fire Those convicted of murder
included the headteacher Nusrat had accused of harassment and two female
officially elected as BCCI president
Sourav Ganguly has been officially appointed as the president of Board of
Control for Cricket (BCCI) at the Annual General Body Meeting in Mumbai on
Wednesday. He has become the 39th president of the nation’s governing board
for cricket, and the second captain of the national team
Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have captured a large number of Saudi troops
after a major attack near the border between the two countries.
Could Mr Trump
Republicans control the Senate, so Mr Trump would not be removed from office
unless members of his own party turned on him
Kashmir: Pakistan to seek International Court of Justice ruling
The move comes after India revoked the special autonomous status of the part
of Kashmir that it administers.
India's strongman PM:
Modi to appear on Bear Grylls' Man vs Wild
Not withstanding the fact that India remains one of the most polluted
country, Narendra Modi claims the programme will showcase India’s ‘beautiful
mountains and mighty rivers’, in the latest in a string of choreographed
India test-fires ‘quick
reaction’ air defense system as tensions soar with Pakistan
test-fired its state-of-the-art Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM).
The new air defense system has been tested amid the recent flare-up between
New Delhi and Islamabad over Kashmir
Eighth round of U.S., Taliban peace talks to start in Doha. A
fresh round of U.S.-Taliban peace talks will start in Qatar's capital Doha.
A peace agreement could be expected at the end of the eighth round of talks
and would enable foreign forces to be withdrawn from the war-torn country.
bilateral nuclear disarmament in South Asia.
In a stunning statement, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he
would be willing to give up his nation’s nuclear weapons if its rival India
vowed to do the same.
reacts to wife's serious allegations Pakistan's showbiz
personality Mohsin Abbas Haider, who has been accused of domestic violence
and cheating wife Fatima Sohail, reacted to all the allegations against him
in a press conference held on Sunday in Lahore.
Pakistani soldier killed
by ‘unprovoked’ cross-border fire from India – Islamabad The Pakistani
Army accused India of shelling its outposts along the Line of Control (LoC)
and said one of its soldiers died during the exchange of fire. New Delhi
says its forces retaliated after Pakistani troops attacked first.
UAE to open
Asia’s biggest visa centre in Karachi: envoy Ambassador of the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Alzaabi said on Friday his country
would be opening a visa centre in Karachi in September which would be the
biggest such facility in Asia.
Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff
Pakistan has fully reopened its airspace to civilian flights, nearly five
months after it was closed following a standoff with India.
Monsoon floods displace
millions in India
than three million people have been displaced across north and north-eastern
India amid monsoon rain that has cost lives and destroyed homes.
Indian police arrest
priest & school teacher after they attempt to ‘sacrifice’ 3yo girl Police
in India have saved a 3-year-old girl from imminent death at the hands of
her own relatives, as they planned to “sacrifice” the toddler after getting
the green light from her parents, local media reports
palace found beneath a reservoir that dried up.
A drought combined with the release of water through the Mosul Dam in
revealed the hidden site of the Mittani Empire.
lost the highest number of workers and leaders during the last many years.
Several party leaders including Bashir Ahmad Bilour, his son Haroon Bashir
Bilour, MPAs and senior party activists were martyred in bomb attacks and
Istanbul mayoral re-run:
Erdogan's ruling AKP loses again
Turkey's ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the
city's mayoral election, latest results show.
Muslim ‘triple talaq’
divorce bill sparks fierce debate in India.
The party of Indian PM Narendra Modi faced tough opposition as it made
another attempt to push through a bill that would criminalize divorcing a
woman by saying the word ‘talaq’ three times.
Russia to start sending
missile systems to Turkey in 2 months – and has ALREADY trained crews.
S-400 anti-air missile systems will begin to arrive in Turkey in two months,
says the head of Russian state defense corporation Rostec, despite
Washington warning Ankara that the deal could threaten their partnership.
Amazon to deliver
by drone 'within months'.
Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within
months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas,
touting the machine's ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and
Indian builds water hand pumps in Pakistan Touched at the plight
of starving children in Pakistan's Tharparkar district, Dubai-based Indian
businessman has set up nearly 62
water hand pumps in Tharparkar through a social worker in the Pakistani
Google deals Huawei
major blow by cutting Android licence
is set to revoke access to its Android mobile operating system from Huawei,
dealing the Chinese company a major blow in accordance with US sanctions.
No oil, gas
reserves found at Kekra-1: Petroleum Division Offshore drilling
at the Kekra-1 site near Karachi has found no reserves of oil and gas,
according to an official of the Petroleum Division.
PIA loses continue
Minister for Aviation Division Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday informed the
Senate that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) losses have surged to Rs
Sri Lanka expels 200
Islamic clerics after Easter attacks Sri Lanka has expelled over
600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the
Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local jihadi group, a minister told AFP
Baloch’s brother arrested from Saudi Arabia by Interpol The
brother of Qandeel Baloch has been arrested from Saudi Arabia with the help
of Interpol last night, lawyer Nighat Dad said Friday.
M, army chief
discuss security matters Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of
the Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa on Thursday held security consultations.
Koreas Talk Peace
The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and
North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all.
by Mohsin Hamid has made it to a number of international literary
awards, but this time the book has bagged an award!
Donald Trump may not be able to scrap Nuclear Deal with Iran, why?
It is in Americas interest that
the deal moves on, advisor to the US President put a hold on the
Current Affairs Digest to read special report on thorny
issues White House is facing today.
Anti Israel views may deprive Hurricane Harvey Victims of State Support
in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey
relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding
application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
visit to Russia Saudi King reaches
out to Putin to help increase oil prices.
US to Drop
Pakistan as Ally - sanctions in the offing? US State department is
contemplating over dropping Pakistan's name from non-NATO ally to put more
pressure on the country. Having supported successive dictators in Pakistan,
there is a realization in the US administration that the time now is to back
Imran Khan Strongly Criticizes Musharraf
Imran Khan has urged Pakistan
never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.