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Canada: At least 2 dead in Quebec stabbing; suspect arrested

01 Nov 2020

Canada: At least 2 dead in Quebec stabbing; suspect arrested

At least two people were killed in a stabbing incident in Quebec, Canada, late Saturday night (local time), according to reports.

Ghus ke mara: Pakistan Minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement'

29 Oct 2020

Ghus ke mara: Pakistan Minister calls Pulwama attack 'great achievement'

A Minister in Pakistan's Imran Khan-led government seemingly admitted to the country's role in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack.

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

28 Oct 2020

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

France's satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has become the latest reason for tensions between Paris and Ankara after Wednesday's edition mocked Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait

06 Jul 2020

8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait

As many as 8 lakh Indians may have to leave Kuwait as its National Assembly's legal and legislative committee has green-lit a draft expat bill.

Nepal buries COVID-19 dead in India, will exhume body

22 Jun 2020

Nepal buries COVID-19 dead in India, will exhume body

In a displeasing series of events, Nepal's authorities are learned to have buried the body of a coronavirus patient on Indian soil in Uttar Pradesh, sparking panic among locals.

Nepal's Parliament clears bill for new map including Indian territories

13 Jun 2020

Nepal's Parliament clears bill for new map including Indian territories

The lower house of Nepal's Parliament on Saturday passed an amendment to update the political map of the country.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

Deployment of Russian troops in troubled Venezuela violates constitution: Guaido

27 Mar 2019

Deployment of Russian troops in troubled Venezuela violates constitution: Guaido

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido charged yesterday that the deployment of Russian troops in the troubled South American country violates its constitution.

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

25 Mar 2019

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

A man suspected to have assisted in solemnizing the wedding of two Pakistani Hindu minor girls, who were reportedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, was arrested yesterday, as the teenagers approached a court in Pakistan's Punjab province seeking protection, stated a media report.

Pakistani minister wants Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

02 Mar 2019

Pakistani minister wants Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

On Saturday, Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry moved a motion in National Assembly, calling for a Nobel Peace Prize for the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan for the efforts he took to "deescalate tensions" with India.

Pakistan earns Rs. 94L exporting 100,000kg human hair to China

20 Jan 2019

Pakistan earns Rs. 94L exporting 100,000kg human hair to China

Our neighbor Pakistan is known to be a country rich in natural resources such as coal, gemstones, and copper, among others.

Pakistan minister vows to protect UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed

18 Dec 2018

Pakistan minister vows to protect UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed

In an incident that is bound to cause a furore, a Pakistan minister was seen pledging government support to 26/11 mastermind and UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

15 Oct 2018

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N ate the votes of the ruling PTI, winning four out of 11 parliamentary seats that went to the polls.

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

14 Oct 2018

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

Voting opened today for the by-election in 35 National and Provincial Assemblies in Pakistan amid heightened security, with over 600 candidates in the running.

Indian airspace-violation: PoK 'PM' claims chopper was within Pakistani limits

01 Oct 2018

Indian airspace-violation: PoK 'PM' claims chopper was within Pakistani limits

Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) "Prime Minister" Raja Farooq Haider has claimed that the white chopper he was traveling in was "very close" to the Line of Control (LoC) but within Pakistan's airspace.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

16 Sep 2018

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invoked India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his address to the Serbian Parliament as he underlined the need to strengthen democratic policies by internalizing the concepts of freedom, dialogue, inclusion and the rule of law.

Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th President of Pakistan

09 Sep 2018

Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th President of Pakistan

Arif Alvi, a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan and one of the founding members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was sworn in as Pakistan's new President on Sunday.

Pakistan: Voting in Presidential election concludes; Alvi likely to win

04 Sep 2018

Pakistan: Voting in Presidential election concludes; Alvi likely to win

The voting to elect Pakistan's 13th President by lawmakers has concluded.

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

03 Sep 2018

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President tomorrow, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's candidate is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.

Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan announces a 21-member Cabinet

19 Aug 2018

Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan announces a 21-member Cabinet

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced his Cabinet comprising 21 members, the majority of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

13 Aug 2018

Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

Pakistan yesterday released 26 Indian fishermen from jail as a goodwill gesture.

Pakistan: PTI bags 33 reserved seats, NA-tally stands at 158

12 Aug 2018

Pakistan: PTI bags 33 reserved seats, NA-tally stands at 158

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking its tally to 158 in the National Assembly - just 14 short of the number required for a simple majority.

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on Aug-18

11 Aug 2018

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on Aug-18

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18 this year, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said yesterday.

Our govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran

09 Aug 2018

Our govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran

Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan said his government will build a more balanced and trustworthy relationship with the US, asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs.

Imran may take oath as Pakistan-PM on Pakistan's Independence Day

04 Aug 2018

Imran may take oath as Pakistan-PM on Pakistan's Independence Day

Imran Khan, 65, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, may take the oath of the office on the country's Independence Day on August 14, a media report said.

Pakistan General Elections: 1.6 million votes discarded, says report

04 Aug 2018

Pakistan General Elections: 1.6 million votes discarded, says report

A total of 1.67mn votes cast across Pakistan in the 2018 general election were rejected, which was 11.7% more than that of the 1.5mn ballots discarded in the 2013 polls, a report said.

Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence

01 Aug 2018

Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence

A house in Ministers' Enclave in Islamabad will be declared the official residence of Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, as his private house is vulnerable to threats, Dawn reported.

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

31 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said today.

Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran

30 Jul 2018

Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran

Pakistan-Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Monday, said that he will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 11.

Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan-PM before Aug-14: PTI

29 Jul 2018

Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan-PM before Aug-14: PTI

Imran Khan will be sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister before the country's Independence Day on August 14, his party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has announced.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

28 Jul 2018

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the country's general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission's final results.

UN committed to continuing to support Pak's election commission: Guterres

28 Jul 2018

UN committed to continuing to support Pak's election commission: Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to the formation of a new government in Pakistan and stressed the UN's commitment to support Pakistan's election commission amid allegations by other political parties of vote rigging, his spokesperson said.

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

24 Jul 2018

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

Pakistan will vote to choose its next prime minister (PM) tomorrow, and the stage is all set.

It's 'haram' to cast votes for women, says Pakistani politician

03 Jul 2018

It's 'haram' to cast votes for women, says Pakistani politician

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate for the July 25 General Election and former Punjab province minister Haroon Sultan has stoked a controversy by terming it "haram" to cast votes for women.

11,855 candidates contesting for 849 seats in upcoming Pakistan elections

03 Jul 2018

11,855 candidates contesting for 849 seats in upcoming Pakistan elections

As many as 11,855 candidates are in the fray for 849 general seats of Pakistan's national and provincial assemblies in the July-25 elections.

Former Pakistan chief justice Nasirul Mulk caretaker PM until elections

01 Jun 2018

Former Pakistan chief justice Nasirul Mulk caretaker PM until elections

Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk today took oath as Pakistan's seventh caretaker prime minister until general elections on July 25.

13 transgenders to contest Pakistan elections; 2 for National Assembly

24 May 2018

13 transgenders to contest Pakistan elections; 2 for National Assembly

At least 13 transgender persons will contest the general elections in Pakistan this year for the first time, with two of them contesting for the National Assembly.

Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif sacked as Member of Parliament

26 Apr 2018

Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif sacked as Member of Parliament

In an unprecedented turn of events, Khawaja Asif, Pakistan's Foreign Minister was disqualified as a Member of Parliament by a three-member bench of the Islamabad High Court.

Imran Khan re-imagined as Lord Shiva stirs tension in Pakistan

13 Apr 2018

Imran Khan re-imagined as Lord Shiva stirs tension in Pakistan

A picture of Imran Khan, dressed as Lord Shiva blessing his devotees, has gone viral on social media and created an uproar in Pakistan.

Pakistan prepares bill to ban Hafiz Saeed, JuD, other terrorists

08 Apr 2018

Pakistan prepares bill to ban Hafiz Saeed, JuD, other terrorists

Pakistan is reportedly working on a draft bill to permanently ban Hafiz Saeed-led JuD and other terror groups and individuals already on the watchlist of the interior ministry.