Tag: India

Kindness knows no boundaries: Edhi Foundation offers help to India as the country struggles with COVID-19

Faisal Edhi, son of celebrated philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the foundation, offered help to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India struggles with a devastating second wave of Covid-19. In his letter to PM Modi, Edhi offered a fleet of 50 ambulances along with other services that may help in curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease and improve current health conditions.

Pakistan’s blind cricket team defeats arch rival India in tri-nation series

Pakistan’s blind cricket team defeated arch rival India in the final of a tri-nation T-20 tournament played in Dhaka and won the series. Pakistan played first and set a target of 175 runs in 15 overs, which its bowlers easily defended. Pakistan’s skipper scored 69 runs off 50 balls with the help of 7 fours and remained the top scorer.

US think tank downgrades India’s status to “partly-free” from “free” country

India’s status as a free country has been downgraded to “partly-free” in a recently issued report by a US think tank, Freedom House. The report, titled “Freedom in the World 2021 – democracy under siege”, notes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and allies “encouraged the scapegoating of Muslims, who were disproportionately blamed for the spread of the virus and faced attacks by vigilante mobs”.

Indian extremists accuse Rihanna of taking money from Pakistan for supporting farmer’s protests

Rihanna, the famed singer has been called a fool and accused of taking money from Pakistan for speaking in support of farmer’s protests going on in India. After Rihanna tweeted about the issue, her replies were filled with messages from mostly unverified Twitter accounts from India that said that she tweeted that because she has taken money from Pakistan. Guns

Hong Kong and India cancel flights to UK after Australia detects new UK strain

Hong Kong and India have decided to suspend flights from Britain after Australia said it had detected cases of the new fast-spreading coronavirus strain identified in the United Kingdom. Two travellers from the United Kingdom to Australia’s New South Wales state were found carrying the mutated variant of the virus that Britain has said could be up to 70% more infectious.

Kindness that transcends politics: Pakistani man in UAE devoted to care of blind Indian neighbor

In a touching story of kindness that transcends politics, a Pakistani man living in Dubai has been the primary, live-in caregiver to his former neighbor, an Indian who is blind. For a year and a half, the two friends, Tomichan Puthuparambil Thomas, 63, from Kerala and Mohammed Asad, 36, from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, have been sharing a tiny room with a bunk bed.

Ministers ask Twitter to take action against Indian media’s reports of civil war in Pakistan

Government ministers have called Twitter to take notice of the absurdity of Indian media’s claims — being shared via their Twitter accounts — that a “civil war” had broken out in Karachi. On Wednesday, several Indian news outlets reported a “civil war-like situation”, a day after an inquiry was ordered by COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa regarding the arrest of Mohammad Safdar in Karachi.

Residents in India create panic after confusing an ‘Iron Man balloon’ with alien invasion

Residents of a town in India’s, Uttar Pradesh were in for a shock after a balloon in the shape of fictional character Iron Man let loose in the skies sparked fears of an alien invasion. The gas balloon resembling a robot, later landed in a canal and a crowd gathered to witness the scenario and spot what some of them thought was “an alien”.

Nawaz has India’s support in order to ‘weaken the army’: PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that PML-N supremo Nawaz Shari has India’s support to ‘weaken the army’. In an interview with a local news channel he said that Nawaz is playing a dangerous game; ‘Altaf Hussain played the same game’. The PM added that relations between government and military are the “best in history” because all institutions are working in their spheres.

India overtakes Brazil to become world’s second worst hit country by COVID-19

As coronavirus cases surge in India, the country has now become the second worst hit with the pandemic, displacing Brazil on Monday. With its nationwide tally of 4.2 million exceeded only by the US figure of 6.2 million, India is adding more cases each day than any other country this year since the outbreak of the pandemic.