Category: World

Muslim man in India lynched on video in a case of religious violence

Indian police has arrested 11 people after a 10-minute video went viral showing a Muslim man being beaten up by group of men. Tabrez Ansari, 24, who later succumbed to his wounds, was tied to a pole, was tortured and forced to shout “Jai Shri Ram” (Hail Lord Ram). Hindu vigilantes accused Tabrez had carried out burglary in Jharkhand.

Daughter of Uzbekistan’s late leader returns $1 billion to state

Gulnara Karimova, daughter of late Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in 2017 on charges of fraud and money-laundering. The jailed Karimova has now begged her father’s successor to release her after claiming she gave 1.2 billion dollars (one billion euros) of her “personal assets” to the state in interest of republic’s budget.

Post Pulwama, lone Pakistani submarine baffled Indian Navy

The Indian Navy (IN) deployed a sizeable chunk of its fleet and supporting air arm to trace a Pakistan Navy (PN) submarine following the suicide attack in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district. As relationships worsened, India was unable to locate an advanced Pakistani Agosta-class submarine – PNS Saad and extensively searched for it 21 days using all kinds of modern warfare.

JF-17 Thunder becomes the star attraction at Paris Air Show

Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) JF-17 Thunder witnessed hordes of aviation enthusiasts who turned up to witness the dynamic aerial display on the final day of the 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Paris. The locally manufactured JF-17 Thunder remained the star attraction of the show, among other aircrafts and defence equipment displayed at the show.

Woman falls asleep on flight and ‘wakes up in a dark, locked and empty plane’

A woman has claimed she was left alone in a dark and locked plane after falling asleep on a flight. Tiffani Adams took a 90-minute Air Canada flight from Quebec to Toronto on 9 June. Ms Adams fell asleep during the journey but woke up to find the aircraft empty, cleared and parked for the night in Toronto.

UAE launches two months of visa-free entry for under 18 visitors

In order to attract families during summer season, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to give visa-free entry for two months. Starting July 15 till September 15, visitors under age of 18 can visit without a visa which otherwise costs Dhs 497 (Rs. 21000) for 14-day visa and Dhs 917 (Rs. 39000) for 30-day visa.

US Navy pilots report seeing spherical flying objects

Reportedly, three US senators have recently received a classified briefing about an increase in UFO sightings by Navy personnel. In April, the Pentagon said there had been an increase in reported UFO sightings and if true, it is a safety concern. US pilots have been reporting seeing cylindrical objects flying at hypersonic speed off the US East Coast.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shoots down a US drone

As relations worsen between Tehran and Washington over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Tehran’s nuclear deal a year ago, Iran’s revolutionary guard has shot down a RQ-4 Global Hawk. The guard claims to have shot down the drone in Iranian airspace, while a US official says it occured over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz.

Modi ready to accept PM Imran’s message of peace

In their replies to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s congratulatory letters, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar have said New Delhi wished for peace and development in South Asia and beyond. The leaders added that India always prioritises peace and human development and called for special attention on elimination of terrorism.

Pakistan among 9 highest contributors to world population

According to United Nations, Pakistan will be among the nine countries where more than half of the world’s population increase by 2050 will be concentrated. Expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7bn by 2050, India, Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and United States will also account for more than half the projected growth of global population.