Saturday, May 23, 2020LAC troops deployment up as India, China take diplomatic route

New Delhi, May 23: Increased tension between China and India along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has forced both the countries militaries to increase deployment of men in thousands and assets at forward locations within their respective territories.

Both Chinese and Indian armies are on high alert at the forward locations where tensions and skirmishes took place.

Indian military has clar


Saturday, May 23, 2020Covid-19: WHO calls South America 'a new epicenter' as Brazil's total surpass 330,000

Brasilia, May 23: The total number of Covid-19 cases in Brazil has climbed to 330,890, which means that the South American country has emerged as the country with the second-highest number of Corona virus infections in the world, only behind the United States.

Despite the high number of infections and as many as 21,048 deaths so far experts feel that there has been under-testing in the country


Saturday, May 23, 2020Modi discusses coronavirus situation with Lankan Prez, Mauritius PM

New Delhi, May 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.

Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under Rajapaksa's leadership, Modi wrote on Twitter.

"India will continue to support our close maritime neighbour in dealing with the pa


Saturday, May 23, 2020Ivanka praises Indian girl who cycled down 1200 km carrying ailing father

Washington: US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump has praised 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari, who cycled down 1200km carrying her ailing father during the nationwide lockdown in India, terming her act as a "beautiful feat of endurance and love".

Stuck in Gurugram in Haryana due to the COVID-19-induced travel restrictions and lockdown, a tenacious Jyoti aske


Saturday, May 23, 2020Qureshi calls UN chief to discuss situation in Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convey its concern over India's decision to change the domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the domicile rules, all those persons and their children who have resided for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or have studied for seven years and appeared in class 10 or 12 examinations in an


Saturday, May 23, 2020Senior Pak official warns of increase in COVID-19 cases; nationwide tally crosses 52,000

Islamabad, May 23: The number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan would continue to multiply if people did not follow the precautions to keep the virus at bay, a senior government official has warned as the nationwide tally of the infections crossed 52,000 with 1,101 deaths.

Pakistan Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Health Zafar Mirza on Friday said that the last week's virus tracking reports w


Saturday, May 23, 2020Pak crash survivor has India connection

New Delhi, May 23: The PIA plane which crashed has only two survivors -- one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Uttar Pradesh''s Amroha and he belongs to the family of Kamal Amrohi of "Pakeezah" fame.

Masud, who was onboard the flight that crashed near the Karachi airport leaving 90 dead, escaped with injuries on his hip and collar bone.

His family


Saturday, May 23, 2020Indo-China talks fail to ease tension

NEW DELHI: At least five rounds of talks between Indian and Chinese troops this week have failed to de-escalate tension in Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley in Ladakh as the two sides maintained aggressive posturing in the disputed border areas, government sources said on Friday.

The Indian Army has been matching up to the Chinese build up in both Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley, the two l


Saturday, May 23, 202066 killed as plane crashes in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 66 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here, officials said, nearly a week after the COVID-19-induced air travel restrictions were lifted by the government.

Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Ji


Thursday, May 21, 2020India, China enhance military presence in Ladakh as tension mounts

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese armies rushed in additional troops in areas around Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley in Ladakh, signalling hardening of their aggressive posturing two weeks after they were engaged in a fierce face-off, military sources said.

It is learnt that the India's top military brass is constantly monitoring the evolving situation even as the US said the aggressive behavio


Thursday, May 21, 2020Pak conducts highest number of coronavirus tests over 24-hour period as cases cross 48,000-mark

Islamabad, May 21 (PTI) Pakistan conducted the highest number of tests per day during the last 24 hours as the coronavirus cases crossed 48,000-mark on Thursday, the health ministry said.

Pakistan recorded 2,193 new cases, taking the total number of infections to 48,091. The death toll stands at 1,017 with 32 new fatalities.

As many as 15,346 coronavirus tests, the highest in a single day,