Pakistan Coaches Taliban On Winning International Recognition

Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi receiving his Pakistan counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi Kabul: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gave Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers advice Thursday on how to gain international recognition, during a visit to the neighbouring capital. The high-level talks came as the Taliban were confronted with a new crisis just over … Read more

California wildfire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained

South Lake Tahoe: The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained, officials said. The fire, which scorched more than 346 square miles (896 square kilometers) of the Sierra Nevada and burned hundreds of homes, reached the milestone late Wednesday, according to a report from … Read more

Imran Khan embarrasses Pakistan, accused of secretly selling official gifts

Published on Oct 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST ₹10,000 without paying anything, The Express Tribune newspaper reported. “Imran Khan has sold the gifts he received from other countries,” PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz tweeted in Urdu. Watch this report for more.”/> Pakistan’s Opposition parties on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of selling gifts he … Read more

Thailand to allow quarantine-free travel from 46 countries, PM says – Times of India

Thailand will allow visitors from 46 countries vaccinated against Covid-19 to forgo quarantine from next month, up from 10 previously announced, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday. The Southeast Asian country is poised to introduce the new quarantine-free travel arrangements on November 1 as it seeks to revive its vital tourism industry. Last week, … Read more

“Big John”, World’s Biggest Triceratops, Sells For 6.65 Million Euros

Visitors look at the skeleton of a gigantic Triceratops over 66 million years old Paris: The fossilised remains of ‘Big John’, the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered by paleontologists, sold for 6.65 million euros ($7.74 million) at a Paris auction on Thursday. The hammer price at the Drouot auction house, before commission and other costs, … Read more

Death toll rises to 88 from floods, landslides in Nepal, 30 missing – Times of India

KATHMANDU: Death toll from rain-induced disasters in Nepal climbed to 88, while 30 are still missing. As per home ministry data, 88 people have lost their lives in the recent incidents of floods, landslides and inundation following unseasonal rains, reported The Himalayan Times. According to the ministry’s Disaster Management Division, a total of 30 people … Read more

Pakistan on verge of bankruptcy: Former PoK PM

New Delhi: Anger and resentment owing to inflation in various parts of Pakistan especially Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is spilling on the streets with common people demanding the ouster of Imran Khan government for its failure to check the price rise. The former Prime Minister of PoK Raja Farooq Haider stated that Pakistan is on verge … Read more

For Afghan Hazaras, Where To Pray Can Be Life And Death Choice

A woman walks past graves at a Hazara cemetery on the outskirts of Kabul. Kabul: Each time Hussain Rahimi leaves his Kabul home for the mosque to pray, he recites the Kalima – a short verse that is the central tenet of Islam – because he is not sure he will come home alive. “I … Read more

Operation Gulmarg: The Kashmir Incursion

By Kashi Nath Pandita With Qayyum Khan, the chief minister of NWFP in the loop, Pak Army planners sand- mapped annexation of the geographically large and strategically crucial State of Jammu and Kashmir. In liaison with the British residual counterpart, they converged on forestalling India’s attempt of retrieving Gilgit-Baltistan whose borders touched on Soviet Central … Read more

Four killed in gas explosion at Chinese BBQ restaurant – Times of India

BEIJING: Four people were killed and 47 were hurt in a gas explosion at a BBQ restaurant in China on Thursday, the local government said. The explosion in northeastern Shenyang city shattered the windows of nearby buildings and halted traffic, state media said. Nothing was left of the restaurant except exposed structural beams, according to … Read more