Indian student visa snub act of self harm: UK think tank

Indian student visa snub act of self harm: UK think tank

LONDON: A prominent UK think tank on Monday branded the British government’s decision to exclude India from a new expanded list of countries able to access easier student visa norms an “act of self harm” as it could further push Indian students away from British universities. The Social Market Foundation (SMF) said the UK Home […]

Former Bangladesh PM Zia critical

Former Bangladesh PM Zia critical

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s imprisoned former prime minister Khaleda Zia is critically ill and not able to walk on her own, a senior leader of the main opposition BNP has said. The 72-year-old three-time former premier was jailed for five years in February in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million taka (about USD 250,000) in foreign […]

Up to Human Rights Council to act on UN chief’s call for probe in Kashmir

Up to Human Rights Council to act on UN chief’s call for probe in Kashmir

United Nations: Members of the UN Human Rights Council will decide on the future course of action on the human rights chief’s call for a high-level independent international probe into allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir, a spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq’s remarks came […]

Pakistan condemns

Pakistan condemns

Islamabad: Pakistan has condemned the assassination of veteran Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was gunned down outside his office in Srinagar. Bukhari, the editor of English daily ‘Rising Kashmir’, was shot dead soon after he boarded his car from his office located at Press Enclave in the heart of the city centre — Lal Chowk. […]

TTP chief Mullah Fazal Ullah killed in US drone strike: Reports

TTP chief Mullah Fazal Ullah killed in US drone strike: Reports

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, according to media reports on Friday. The US military said on Thursday it carried out a strike targeting a senior militant leader in Afghanistan. It did not identify the militant. The Express Tribune, however, […]

Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest in UK

LONDON: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz’s health has further deteriorated following a cardiac arrest in the UK where she was undergoing treatment following throat cancer surgery. Kulsoom, 68, was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the London hospital late last night after her condition deteriorated further, Maryam Nawaz, […]

Make public Op Blue Star files: UK judge

Make public Op Blue Star files: UK judge

LONDON: A UK judge has ordered the declassification of documents that are expected to shed further light on Britain’s involvement in Operation Blue Star in 1984, dismissing the British government’s argument that the move could damage diplomatic ties with India. Judge Murray Shanks, who presided over a three-day hearing of the First Tier Tribunal (Information […]

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