- 4 Bangladeshi contract killers arrested from Birbhum(13:55)
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Four Bangladeshi mercenaries were arrested from Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal, police said on Monday. The police also seized some country-made firearms and explosives from the group of six.
- Mounting opposition, FATF blacklisting: Tough times ahead for Imran(13:36)
By SPS Pannu
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has virtually dropped a bombshell on the Imran Khan government by openly stating that the country was on the verge of being blacklisted by the FATF because it had been forced by the military leadership to get "involved in external issues".
- New Chinese ambassador to Pak to prioritise, promote CPEC(18:42)
B0y Mrityunjoy Kumar Jha
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Nong Rong, Chinese ambassador-designate to Pakistan, is an expert in trade and commerce, is currently a minister in a Guangxi provincial government. Nongs primary role will be to promote the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) -- a $62 billion programme under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
- ICC files observations to hold Rohingya hearings away from The Hague(14:38)
By Sumi Khan
Dhaka, Sep 26 (IANS) The Registry of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has filed its observations on a joint request by the Rohingya genocide victims to hold the hearings in the case within reasonable proximity of the affected populations, instead of The Hague.
- Oz think tank exposes China's lies on Xinjiang(14:42)
By Ateet Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) An Australian think tank has once again nailed Chinas lies on the human rights violations being committed in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by releasing a comprehensive data, including latest satellite imagery, of more than 380 detention facilities still operating in the countrys far west.
- Hasina seeks robust int'l collaboration against climate change(13:31)
By Sumi Khan
Dhaka, Sep 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought robust international collaboration as she placed a five-point proposal to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to protect the planet from the adverse impact of climate change.
- Imran to address 75th UNGA session virtually(13:31)
By Hamza Ameer
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday via video link, during which he will share Islamabad's "perspective on Kashmir, region and the international issues".
- Tory MPs relaunch campaign for self-determination in Kashmir(19:03)
London, Sep 24 (IANS) A group of seven Tory MPs have relaunched a group named 'The Conservative Friends of Kashmir', which is aimed at campaigning for 'self-determination' in Kashmir, sparking outrage among swathes of Tory-supporting British Indians.
- Jaishankar, G4 FMs decry attempts to derail UNSC reform (Ld)(23:36)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the foreign ministers of Brazil, Germany and Japan, whose countries make up the G4, decried on Wednesday the attempts to derail Security Council reforms and said they would take it up with a sense of urgency during the UN's 75th anniversary year.
- No boundary dispute with China: Nepal Foreign Minister(21:56)
Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali on Wednesday said that there is no boundary dispute with China, referring to recent media reports that said China had encroached on Nepalese territory and built 11 buildings in Humla district on the Nepal-China border.
- Jaishankar, G4 FMs call for 'decisive push' for UNSC reform(20:06)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and the foreign ministers of Brazil, Germany and Japan, whose countries make up the G4, met virtually on Wednesday and called for a "decisive push" for UN Security Council reforms.
- China pursuing 'Xinjiang-style' forced labour system in Tibet(13:52)
By Ateet Sharma
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) In a shocking revelation, it has been found out that the Chinese government is pursuing a Xinjiang-style system of forced labour in Tibet, a region which, though suffering from suppression, until now has not been subjected to such atrocities.
- Tibetans in crosshairs of Xi's assault on minorities & entrepreneurs(13:27)
By Atul Aneja
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping is relying on the United Front Work Department (UFWD)-a Mao-era contraption-to tighten his totalitarian grip on Chinas society and economy. On September 16, Xi told the inaugural UFWD conference for private companies that Chinas entrepreneurs must fall in line, and work under the steely stewardship of the Communist Party of China (CPC).