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Pakistan sponsoring terror says the UK, caught in action smuggling nuke tech

Gareth Bayley, UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia

Gareth Bayley, UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Director for South Asia Five Pakistanis charged for another nuclear heist in Washington as UK official warns Islamabad to take “non-reversible actions” against the terror groups and their financing in its soil. Recognising the increased presence of terror groups in the Pakistani soil, the UK officials have warned Islamabad to act against terrorism. The US

World’s ‘largest animal sacrifice’ festival starts in Nepal

Despite efforts to end tradition, a devotee prepares a buffalo for slaughter as an offering during the Gadhimai festival

Despite efforts to end tradition, a devotee prepares a buffalo for slaughter as an offering during the Gadhimai festival Worshippers in Nepal have begun killing thousands of buffalo as an offering during the Gadhimai Festival. The festival is reputed to be the world’s biggest animal sacrifice which held every five years in a remote corner of Nepal. Animal rights activists

Bangladesh gives death sentence to 7 in cafe terror attack

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for attack on café in 2016

Bangladesh Islamists sentenced to death for attack on café in 2016 On Wednesday, a Bangladesh court announced death sentences for seven members of an Islamist militant group. The members were involved in plotting an attack on a cafe in 2016 resulted in killing of 22 people. Importantly, the majority of people killed in the attack were foreigners. It is one of the worst incidents

US Advocacy Group urges Pakistan to reopen Khokhrapar crossing

US-based advocacy group urges PM Imran Khan to reopen Khokhrapar crossing with India.

US-based advocacy group urges PM Imran Khan to reopen Khokhrapar crossing with India. The opening of the Khokhrapar crossing would facilitate millions of followers of to visit Ajmer Sharif Dargah Situated in Rajasthan, India A US-based advocacy group has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to reopen the Khokhrapar-Munabao border with India for millions of Hindu and Muslim devotees. Earlier in November, Prime Minister Khan

After regime change Lanka’s top investigator flees to Geneva

Sri Lanka’s top investigator flee to Geneva after Rajapksa government came to power.

Sri Lanka’s top investigator flee to Geneva after Rajapksa government came to power. Since 2015, Nishantha Silva is a part of investigations against members of the Rajapaksa family and top officials. He was the top sleuth in many corruption cases. Silva is a Sri Lankan police officer. He handled the top-level investigations against the members of the previous Rajapaksa government between 2005 and

Elections underscores voters hope for change in Hong Kong

Sunday's election resulted in victory of democrats in Hong Kong.

Sunday's election resulted in victory of democrats in Hong Kong. Breaking from six months of violent anti-government unrest, Hong Kong welcomed democracy on Tuesday.  Anti-government protest has plunged the former British colony into its biggest political crisis in decades. On Tuesday Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam acknowledged that the voters turnout in district elections shows dissatisfaction towards the government. Along with this,

Sri Lankan President picks Mahindra Rajapaksa as PM

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with new PM Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with new PM Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to a report, the current main opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, will assume duties soon after incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe steps down formally. On Wednesday, Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa named his elder brother and former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister. He can officially resume his duties after incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns from

Court reverses ban on face masks as police battle protesters in Hong Kong

The territory’s highest court ruled that ban on face mask is “incompatible with the basic law.”

The territory’s highest court ruled that ban on a face mask is “incompatible with the basic law.” On Monday, police tighten seize at a university campus where hundreds of anti-government protesters trapped inside sought to escape. Meanwhile, the territory's highest court has ruled that a government ban on wearing face masks was "incompatible with the Basic Law" of Hong Kong. The ban was aimed at pro-democracy

Rajapaksha makes a powerful comeback in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections.

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections. According to official release, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won the Sri Lankan presidential elections with 52.25 per cent votes. He is Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief who played a significant role in ending the long-running civil war in 2009. 10 years ago, Rajapaksa had served

Anti-Government protesters to block roads countrywide

Anti-government protesters planning on adopting ‘plan B’

Anti-government protesters planning on adopting ‘plan B’ The head of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) party led the “Azadi” march on 27th October from the southern city of Karachi.   On Wednesday, the anti-government protesters called off two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway in Pakistan. Significantly, it has resulted at the beginning of what they called a "Plan B." Importantly, the plan

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