Child sexual abuse cases surge in 2018: report

ISLAMABAD: A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32 per cent jump as compared to the first half of 2017, according to a report by NGO working on protection of children against violence. The ‘Cruel Numbers Report’ having data from January to June […]

Japan eyes record defence budget amid N Korea, China threats

TOKYO: Japan’s defence ministry on Friday made its biggest-ever budget request, seeking better missile defence and bolstered air power amid ongoing threats from North Korea and China. The ministry wants 5.298 trillion yen ($47 billion) for the next fiscal year from April, the seventh straight annual increase and 2.1 per cent more than last year. […]

India Pak conclude water talks

India Pak conclude water talks

Islamabad: India and Pakistan will resume their talks on various aspects of the crucial Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office. India’s Indus Water Commissioner P K Saxena is expected to reach here today to begin the two-day discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Syed […]

Imran Khan pays 1st visit to army headquarters for security briefing

Imran Khan pays 1st visit to army headquarters for security briefing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday paid his first visit to the army headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi where he was briefed on the security issues. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), won the July 25 general election amidst the perception that the Pakistan Army, a major player […]

India, China in talks to establish hotline between defence ministries

India, China in talks to establish hotline between defence ministries

BEIJING : India and China are holding talks to update a 12-year-old defence agreement and establish a hotline between the two defence ministries as part of the confidence building measures, a top Chinese defence ministry official said. During Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala […]

Interpol rejects request for Musharraf’s arrest: Pak govt

Interpol rejects request for Musharraf’s arrest: Pak govt

ISLAMABAD: The Interpol has rejected Pakistan’s request to arrest General Pervez Musharraf as it does not want to interfere in cases of political nature, the government on Wednesday informed a special court hearing the high treason case against the former military dictator who is now in Dubai. The government’s reply came as the tribunal resumed […]

Gurdwara in UK burnt in suspected arson attack

LONDON: A Gurdwara in the British city of Leith has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack with the police treating the “suspicious” act as a hate crime, according to a media report. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Leith city, Scotland was set on fire in what was believed to be a “deliberate” […]

Lack of sleep doubles heart disease risk in men: Study

LONDON: Middle-aged men who sleep less than five hours a night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event such as heart attack or stroke, a study has found. Previous studies have generated conflicting evidence on whether short sleep is associated with a greater chance of having a future cardiovascular event. The study […]