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Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames vulgarity for rising rape, sexual violence in country

Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames vulgarity for rising rape, sexual violence in country

Pakistan Prime Minister has blamed vulgarity for rise in rape and sexual violence instead of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country.

Apr 05, 2021, 16:50 PM IST
Pakistan court jails Hafiz Saeed's 5 aides in terror financing case

Pakistan court jails Hafiz Saeed's 5 aides in terror financing case

The Pakistani anti-terrorism court also ordered a six-month jail term for Hafiz Saeed's brother-in-law Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki.

Apr 05, 2021, 15:47 PM IST
NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter touches down on Red Planet ahead of historic first flight scheduled for April 11

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter touches down on Red Planet ahead of historic first flight scheduled for April 11

Ingenuity carries two cameras to document its flights, which will also be observed by the Perseverance rover.

Apr 05, 2021, 15:32 PM IST
May God bless Europe! The continent faces third wave of deadly COVID-19 infections

May God bless Europe! The continent faces third wave of deadly COVID-19 infections

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, a large part of Europe is at the start of the third COVID-19 wave.

Apr 05, 2021, 14:19 PM IST
UK PM Boris Johnson to launch ''COVID status certification'' scheme

UK PM Boris Johnson to launch ''COVID status certification'' scheme

National Health Service (NHS) will set up a system that will allow people to use an app or a paper certificate to gain access to major events. 

Apr 05, 2021, 12:23 PM IST
Myanmar protesters launch “Easter Egg Strike” as symbol of opposition

Myanmar protesters launch “Easter Egg Strike” as symbol of opposition

In the latest a series of impromptu shows of defiance, messages including "Spring Revolution", "We must win" and "Get out MAH" - referring to junta leader Min Aung Hlaing - were seen on eggs in

Apr 05, 2021, 12:17 PM IST
London: Over 100 arrested, 10 officers injured as thousands turn up for “Kill the Bill” protests

London: Over 100 arrested, 10 officers injured as thousands turn up for “Kill the Bill” protests

The British capital was swarmed by thousands of demonstrators as a number of protests took place simultaneously. Many were protesting the British government`s proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and

Apr 05, 2021, 11:26 AM IST
Myanmar death toll reaches 557 as security forces kill four more people

Myanmar death toll reaches 557 as security forces kill four more people

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), the main strike occurred in Monywa township where three civilians including a man serving in the People’s Defense Team were

Apr 05, 2021, 10:17 AM IST
India critical in solving climate crisis, says US ahead of John Kerry’s New Delhi visit

India critical in solving climate crisis, says US ahead of John Kerry’s New Delhi visit

Ahead of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's New Delhi visit, starting Monday (April 5), the US has said that India is a "critical part of the solution to the climate crisis". 

Apr 05, 2021, 07:29 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi to visit France in May; to focus also on Denmark, Italy

PM Narendra Modi to visit France in May; to focus also on Denmark, Italy

Ahead of the visit by Indian PM, the French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will be on an India visit from April 13 to 15.

Apr 04, 2021, 19:50 PM IST
Jordan's military warns King Abdullah's half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions undermining stability

Jordan's military warns King Abdullah's half-brother Prince Hamza bin Hussein to halt actions undermining stability

The military said the warning to Prince Hamza was part of a broader, ongoing security investigation in which a former minister, a junior member of the royal family and unnamed others were detained.

Apr 04, 2021, 07:48 AM IST
France diplomat urges Iran to avoid nuclear escalation ahead of talks

France diplomat urges Iran to avoid nuclear escalation ahead of talks

The United States and Iran said they will soon begin indirect negotiations next week.

Apr 04, 2021, 00:53 AM IST
Sri Lanka deploys 12000 security personnel at churches ahead of Easter on April 4

Sri Lanka deploys 12000 security personnel at churches ahead of Easter on April 4

Senior Deputy Inspector General and police spokesperson Ajith Rohana said, "We have tightened security of churches by deploying over 12,000 security personnel." 

Apr 03, 2021, 15:52 PM IST
Iran's government wants US to lift all sanctions, rejects 'step-by-step' lifting of sanctions: Press TV

Iran's government wants US to lift all sanctions, rejects 'step-by-step' lifting of sanctions: Press TV

Iran's government wants the United States to lift all sanctions on its country and rejects any "step-by-step" easing of the restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported on Saturday (

Apr 03, 2021, 15:34 PM IST
Bangladesh announces 7-day countrywide lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 spreads

Bangladesh announces 7-day countrywide lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 spreads

The Bangladesh government on Saturday announced a seven-day countrywide lockdown from Monday to curb the spread of Coronavirus. 

Apr 03, 2021, 13:02 PM IST
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket debris lands on US farm, Check details

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket debris lands on US farm, Check details

The debris was identified as Composite-Overwrapped Pressure Vessel (COPV) from the break-up of a Falcon 9 second stage over Oregon and Washington state on March 26.

Apr 03, 2021, 12:13 PM IST
US President Joe Biden ‘heartbroken’ over deadly attack at Capitol, slain cop hailed as ‘martyr’

US President Joe Biden ‘heartbroken’ over deadly attack at Capitol, slain cop hailed as ‘martyr’

"Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the US Capitol grounds, which killed Officer William Evans of the US Capitol Police, and left a fellow officer

Apr 03, 2021, 09:12 AM IST
US Capitol car attack ‘does not appear to be linked to terrorism’, say officials

US Capitol car attack ‘does not appear to be linked to terrorism’, say officials

The Capitol Police officer, who was killed in the attack, was identified as an 18-year veteran of the force. William Billy Evans joined the department in 2003 and was a member of its first responders

Apr 03, 2021, 06:34 AM IST
US Capitol locked down after Car rams barricade injuring 2 officers; driver shot

US Capitol locked down after Car rams barricade injuring 2 officers; driver shot

A car rammed into two Capitol Police officers at a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday afternoon, and the driver got out of the vehicle while appearing to brandish a knife before being shot by

Apr 03, 2021, 00:21 AM IST
Pakistan never shied away from "meaningful" talks with India, Foreign Office states

Pakistan never shied away from "meaningful" talks with India, Foreign Office states

Pakistan said on Friday (April 2) that it never shied away from "meaningful" talks with India but the normalisation of ties was linked with India revisiting its 2019 decision to revoke the special

Apr 03, 2021, 00:10 AM IST