Friday , 22 March 2019

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India for early peace between Palestine, Israel

PTI   United Nations Expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India hopes for an early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel for moving towards a comprehensive and negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his message on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, Modi said, “I ... Read More »

US seeks “full transparency” on Chinese debt on Pakistan

PTI   Washington The US is demanding “full transparency” over China’s debt on cash-strapped Pakistan, the Trump Administration told lawmakers amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from the IMF to pay back Chinese creditors. Pakistan last month requested the bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deal with a mounting balance-of-payments crisis. “The IMF team ... Read More »

Lanka Parliament bars Rajapaksa from using state funds

PTI Colombo Sri Lankan Parliament Thursday overwhelmingly passed a motion to suspend the expenditure of the Prime Minister’s Office, dealing a major blow to strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa who was appointed premier by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move that plunged the country into a constitutional crisis. The motion was passed with 123 lawmakers voting in favour of the motion ... Read More »

Gene-edited baby trial ‘paused’: China scientist

Hong Kong: The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure. Please like & share: Read More »

Imran extends olive branch to India, says war not an option

Kartarpur (Pakistan): Reaching out to India in a big way, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wedenesday said it will be madness to think of war between the two nuclear-armed states and that friendship was the only option even as he asserted that the Army and political leadership in Islamabad were on the same page on improving ties with New ... Read More »

Trump not believing own government’s climate warning

AFP   Washington President Donald Trump said Monday he doesn’t believe his own government’s report last week warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked. “I don’t believe it,” Trump said at the White House, adding that the United States would not take measures to cut emissions if the same was not done in ... Read More »

Kartarpur corridor will erase ‘enmity’ between India and Pakistan: Sidhu

PTI   Lahore Terming Kartarpur as a “corridor of infinite possibilities”, Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said Tuesday that such initiatives would promote peace and erase “enmity” between India and Pakistan. Sidhu, who arrived here along with a group of Indian journalists to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor in Narowal, some 120 kms from ... Read More »

Ukraine imposes martial law amid Russia tensions

KIEV   IANS The Ukrainian Parliament on Monday supported a bill imposing martial law in certain regions of the country for 30 days starting 9 am local time on Wednesday. Amid escalating tension with Russia over the seizure of three naval vessels, the Ukrainian parliament on Monday supported a bill imposing martial law in certain regions of the country for ... Read More »

People jailed for over 2 years cannot contest polls: Bangladesh court

Dhaka A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ruled that people who have been jailed for more than two years with their appeals pending, cannot contest the December 30 general elections. The order was passed in response to an appeal seeking a stay order on the imprisonment of five opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders: Amanullah Aman, AZM Zahid Hossain, Wadud Bhuiyan, ... Read More »