Will not implement National Population Register in Madhya Pradesh: CM Kamal Nath

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh on Monday said there is no move “at present” to undertake the proposed National Population Register (NPR) update exercise in the state. Chief Minister Kamal Nath Monday said his government is not going to implement the NPR in the state. However, no resolution against the procedure has been passed … Read more Will not implement National Population Register in Madhya Pradesh: CM Kamal Nath

Coronavirus death toll reaches 1,665 in China; 70 more test positive for Covid-19 on Japan’s cruise ship

The death toll from China’s novel Coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,665 on Sunday after 142 more people died, although the number of new cases significantly dropped for a third consecutive day. The confirmed cases jumped to 68,500 as top WHO experts scramble to assist Beijing contain the virus spread. The overall death toll in China … Read more Coronavirus death toll reaches 1,665 in China; 70 more test positive for Covid-19 on Japan’s cruise ship

Border wall in Mexico turns into ‘mural of love’

Dozens of red hearts were painted on the metal barrier that separates the Mexican city of Tijuana from San Diego in the US as part of a recurring project by independent artist Enrique Chiu to spread a message of love and brotherhood. Children, adolescents, and adults arrived at the venue on Mexico’s border frontage with … Read more Border wall in Mexico turns into ‘mural of love’

31 killed in air strikes in Yemen after Saudi jet crash

At least thirty-one people were killed in airstrikes in Yemen on Saturday, according to the United Nations, The victims of an apparent Saudi-led retaliation after Iran-backed Huthi rebels claimed to have shot down one of its jets. The Tornado aircraft came down Friday in northern Al-Jawf province during an operation to support government forces, a … Read more 31 killed in air strikes in Yemen after Saudi jet crash

UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives in Islamabad on first official visit to Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived on Sunday on his first official visit to Pakistan to attend an international conference on Afghan refugees. Guterres will also be visiting the holy Sikh shrine in Kartarpur. During his visit, the UN chief will speak at the international conference ’40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan’, Dawn news … Read more UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives in Islamabad on first official visit to Pakistan

Kashmir marked ‘disputed’ on Google Maps for people outside India: Report

Google Maps shows Kashmir as part of India – as long as you view it from within the borders of the country – but for people outside the country, the outlines of the region are shown in dotted lines, suggesting it to be a “disputed” territory, The Washington Post reported. And it is not just … Read more Kashmir marked ‘disputed’ on Google Maps for people outside India: Report

6 injured in shooting at apartment complex in Chicago

At least six people, including three minors, were injured on Friday in a shooting at an apartment complex on Chicago’s South Side, according to the police. The shooting started during a “gathering” inside an apartment unit and spilled into the hall, police said in a release in the early hours of Saturday. No arrests have … Read more 6 injured in shooting at apartment complex in Chicago

US hikes tariffs on EU aircraft to 15% amid subsidy dispute

The US has increased the additional duty rate imposed on aircraft imported from the European Union to 15 per cent from 10 per cent, effective from March 18, according to the US Trade Representative (USTR) office on Friday. Last, when World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on aircraft subsidies, the United States levied additional tariffs on … Read more US hikes tariffs on EU aircraft to 15% amid subsidy dispute

Pak court exempts Nawaz Sharif from appearing on medical grounds

A Lahore-based accountability court on Friday accepted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition seeking exemption from appearing before it in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills(CSM) corruption case on medical grounds. Addressing to the media, Sharif’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz said that a new medical certificate had been submitted to the court, The Express Tribune reported. According to … Read more Pak court exempts Nawaz Sharif from appearing on medical grounds

‘Turkey ready to work on CPEC projects, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

During his two-day official visit to Pakistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should be “better explained to Turkish entrepreneurs”. President Erdogan further added, “Ankara was “ready to work on that”. Speaking at the Pakistan-Turkey Business and Investment Forum in Islamabad alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan, Erdogan, … Read more ‘Turkey ready to work on CPEC projects, says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Brazil Prez Jair Bolsonaro names active-duty general as chief of staff

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday named General Walter Souza Braga Netto as his new chief of staff. Braga Netto, 63, is currently the army’s chief of staff and its second in command. He is the second active-duty general in Bolsonaro’s Cabinet after four-star Army General Luiz Eduardo Ramos, the secretary of government, and Air … Read more Brazil Prez Jair Bolsonaro names active-duty general as chief of staff

SL approves extension of free-visa facility till April 30

The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved the extension of the free-visa scheme to nationals of 48 countries, including India, until April 30 as the tourism sector, which was picking up after the 2019 Easter terror attacks, took another hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, it was reported on Friday. “With the introduction of the free-visa … Read more SL approves extension of free-visa facility till April 30

Thousands of Iraqi women take to streets, defy Shia cleric

Thousands of women gathered onto the street across the country in Iraq, defying a call by the influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to separate men and women during protests. On Thursday, most of the anti-government protesters wore pink scarves and chanted “all of them means all of them”, and “those are you daughters, homeland”. “We … Read more Thousands of Iraqi women take to streets, defy Shia cleric

Turkey President Erdogan arrives in Pakistan, addresses joint session of Parliament

During his two-day official visit to Pakistan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday addressed a joint session of the Parliament for a record fourth time. Addressing to the Parliament, President Trump said, “Today, Pakistan and Turkey’s relations are admirable for others”. “During difficult times, Pakistan has supported Turkey”, the Turkish leader further added. On … Read more Turkey President Erdogan arrives in Pakistan, addresses joint session of Parliament

US Senate votes to restrain Donald Trump’s military powers against Iran

The US Senate voted on Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, sharply rebuking his foreign policy despite a week earlier acquitting him in his impeachment trial. Eight senators of Trump’s Republican Party, which enjoys a majority, bucked their leadership to join Democrats in a resolution that bars any military action against … Read more US Senate votes to restrain Donald Trump’s military powers against Iran

Foreign envoys conclude 2-day J&K visit

The 2-day visit of 25 foreign envoys to Jammu and Kashmir concluded on Thursday with the commander of the Srinagar based 15 Corps of the Army, Lt. General KJS Dhillon briefing them about the attempts of Pakistan to infiltrate terrorists and increasing incidents of shelling in the civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC). … Read more Foreign envoys conclude 2-day J&K visit

All bushfires in hardest-hit Australia state now contained: Firefighters

All the blazes in Australia’s hard-hit state of New South Wales have been brought under control, signalling the end of a months-long crisis that claimed 33 lives nationwide, according to the firefighters. “As of this afternoon, all fires in New South Wales have now been contained,” a Rural Fire Service spokesman said, as fresh rainfall … Read more All bushfires in hardest-hit Australia state now contained: Firefighters

UK Ministers brace for post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle

UK senior ministers were bracing themselves on Thursday for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first major cabinet reshuffle since the ruling Conservatives’ December 2019 general election victory, according to the reports. The Prime Minister will make a number of changes over the next 24 hours although it was unclear how wide-ranging they will be, the BBC … Read more UK Ministers brace for post-Brexit cabinet reshuffle

Rail overbridge collapses at Bhopal railway station, 5-6 injured

In a major A portion of a rail over-bridge at Bhopal railway station collapsed on Thursday morning, injuring five to six people, an official said. The victims were rushed to nearby hospitals, a public relations officer of the West Central Railway said. However, some eyewitnesses said stairs leading to the over-bridge collapsed, injuring nine to … Read more Rail overbridge collapses at Bhopal railway station, 5-6 injured

‘It’s fine, if Philippines quits military pact’, says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump dismissed concerns about the Philippines cancelling a major military accord, saying the decision would save Americans money. During a meeting Ecuador President Lenin Moreno at the White House, President Trump said, “I really don’t mind, if they would like to do that, that’s fine”. Trump further added, “We’ll save a lot … Read more ‘It’s fine, if Philippines quits military pact’, says Donald Trump

Lebanon government wins Parliament’s confidence vote despite protests

Lebanon Parliament has backed a new cabinet and the government’s financial rescue plan in a vote of confidence held despite attempts by protesters to block it. Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri congratulated the legislators who sat through a nine-hour session on Tuesday before holding a vote that saw 63 of 84 MPs present give their confidence … Read more Lebanon government wins Parliament’s confidence vote despite protests