January 18, 2021 12:58 (IST)
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Afghanistan: US condemns killing of two female court judges 

Kabul: The US condemned the killing of two Afghanistan female court judges in Kabul city on Sunday.

Pakistan government decides to hike electricity tariff

IIslamabad:  In a move towards reviving the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, the Pakistan government has decided to hike electricity rates by about Rs 1.90 per unit in the current billing month, media reports said.

US designates six pro-China officials over Hong Kong arrests

Washington: The United States is designating six PRC and Hong Kong officials in connection with the draconian National Security Law (NSL), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13936, “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.”

China: Nearly 100 million people are supplied 'unsafe' drinking water

Beijing: Neatly 100 million people in China are provided with drinking water in which toxic chemicals were found to exceed safe limits, media reports said.

Sheikh Hasina urges filmmakers to make more movies on Liberation War

Dhaka/UNI: Stating that her government would do everything necessary for survival of the country’s cinema industry, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all concerned to make more films on the our Liberation War 71 as the generation after generation could know the real history of Bangladesh’s emergence as an independent nation.

Afghanistan: Unidentified gunmen killed 2 female judges in Kabul

Kabul: Unidentified gunmen shot dead two female judges in Kabul on Sunday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Police arrest six Pakistani nationals on suspicion of spying

Kabul: The Afghanistan Police have arrested six Pakistani nationals on suspicion of spying in Spin Boldak border district of southern Kandahar province, media reports said.

COVID-19 positive: China halts PIA flight operations for three weeks

Islamabad: China, which is an all-weather ally of Pakistan, has stopped the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from operating flights for three weeks after 10 passengers tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said.

China possibly committed 'genocide' against Uighurs: US Commission report

Washington: A US commission has said in its report that  China possibly carried out genocide against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, media reports said.

Chinese tech brand Huawei backtracks after filing for patent to identify Uyghur faces

Beijing: Chinese technology brand Huawei has decided to backtrack a patent application it filed for a facial recognition system intended to identify Uyghurs from other Chinese ethnicities, media reports said on Saturday.

Malaysian authorities seize PIA Boeing 777 aircraft

Islamabad: Malaysian authorities have seized a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing-777 aircraft at Kuala Lumpur airport over outstanding lease dues.

Tibetan community accuse China of sabotaging polls

Lhasa: The Tibetan community has accused China of attempting to sabotage the Tibetan government in exile and Tibetan Parliament's election.

UN steps up support for thousands left homeless after fire at Rohingya refugee camp

New York: UN agencies have stepped up efforts to help thousands of Rohingya refugees left without shelter after a devastating fire tore through a crowded refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh on Thursday.

Afghanistan: Local radio station attacked in Kunduz

Kunduz: An imam of a mosque, along with a mob, attacked local radio station  Zohra Radio in Afghanistani city of Kunduz recently, media reports said on Saturday.

Pakistan: Imran Khan’s spokesperson resigns over difference on 'Machh incident'

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s spokesperson Nadeem Afzal Chan has resigned from his position, media reports said on Friday.