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In America, Salaman Rushdie Stabbed

In America, Salaman Rushdie Stabbed

Novelist Salman Rushdie, 75, has been stabbed in the US, moments before he was supposed to deliver a lecture, reports appearing in global media said. American wire service, Associated Press reporter said he witnessed a man storming the stage at Chautauqua Institution, 90 km from New York, and attacking the author. After the attack, Rushdie […]

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in CIA drone strike, US officials say

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in CIA drone strike, US officials say

Washington, Aug 2: Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, US officials said on Monday, the biggest blow to the militant group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head, helped […]

Pakistan again on the path of a political crisis

Pakistan again on the path of a political crisis

Islamabad, July 31 : Pakistan is heading towards an unavoidable political crisis after the thumping victory of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the recently held by-election in Punjab province. Out of the total 20 provincial seats, PTI won 15 seats in the home turf of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), which could secure only four […]

357 dead, over 400 injured as monsoon rain continue to batter Pakistan

357 dead, over 400 injured as monsoon rain continue to batter Pakistan

Islamabad, July 29: At least 357 people have died and over 400 others injured as heavy monsoon rain have continued to batter Pakistan for more than five weeks, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said. Besides human loss, infrastructure, road networks and houses have also been damaged due to the heavy monsoon rains and flash […]

Haj flights rescheduled

Haj flights rescheduled

KD NEWS SERVICE SRINAGAR, July 28: According to the Executive Officer, J&K Haj Committee, all the concerned are being informed that all those concerned that Haj Pilgrims of Flight No. SG6227, SG5027 and SG6027 who were scheduled to reach Srinagar on 28 July, 2022 will now arrive Srinagar on 29 July, 2022 at 6:30 AM, […]

World Bank rates implementation progress of Rs 1500 crore project as ‘moderately satisfactory’

<strong>World Bank rates implementation progress of Rs 1500 crore project as ‘moderately satisfactory’</strong>

Nasir Azam Srinagar, Jul 26 : In its latest report, the World Bank has rated implementation progress of the Rs 1500 crore “Jehlum Tawi Flood Recovery Project” funded by it in Jammu & Kashmir as “moderately satisfactory”. Documents accessed by news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reveals that the multilateral financial institution has rated current implementation progress […]

UN chief appoints Li Junhua of China as next Under-Secretary General for Economic, Social Affairs

UN chief appoints Li Junhua of China as next Under-Secretary General for Economic, Social Affairs

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Li Junhua of China as the next Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. The new Under-Secretary-General was appointed on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported. Li, who is currently Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of China to Italy and San Marino, will succeed Liu Zhenmin of China, to whom the Secretary-General […]

WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency

WHO declares monkeypox a global emergency

The World Health Organisation has declared the global monkeypox outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’ (PHEIC), one step below that of a ‘pandemic.’ A PHEIC, according to the WHO, constitutes “…an extraordinary event, which constitutes a public health risk to other States through the international spread, and which potentially requires a coordinated international […]

92-year-old Indian woman arrives in Pakistan to visit ancestral home after 75 years

92-year-old Indian woman arrives in Pakistan to visit ancestral home after 75 years

The Pakistani High Commission, as a goodwill gesture, issued a three-month visa to a 92-year-old Indian woman, Reena Chhibar, who reached Pakistan on Saturday to see her ancestral home, media reports said. As she made her way through the Wagah-Attari border to see her ancestral home, Prem Niwas, in Rawalpindi, she urged the governments of […]

Saudi Arabia announces a successful Hajj season

Saudi Arabia announces a successful Hajj season

MAKKAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, governor of the Makkah Region and president of the Central Hajj Committee, said this year’s Hajj season, which welcomed around one million pilgrims for the first time after two years of COVID-19 restrictions, has been a success. “I am pleased to announce that this year’s pilgrimage has been successful on the […]

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