Monitoring Desk

  • AMSTERDAM-For 21 years, the king of the Netherlands has flown twice a month as co-pilot while his passengers were in the dark, he has told a Dutch newspaper. Willem-Alexander acceded to the throne in 2013 but his other role, in the cockpit, has continued. “I find flying simply ...

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  • Washington: - The US urged Pakistan and India to engage in direct dialogue to reduce tension. "We believe India and Pakistan stand to benefit from practical cooperation," a State Department spokesperson told Indian news agency PTI.When asked about the US' stand on the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a ...

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  • Chennai -  An Indian teenager has built what is thought could be the world’s lightest satellite, which will be launched at a Nasa facility in the US in June, reported BBC on Tuesday. Rifath Shaarook’s 64-gram device was selected as the winner in a youth design competition. The ...

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  • Washington - Thirty-three of the world’s most respected scientists, including renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, have signed an open letter responding to a controversial article that branded popular views on the origins of the universe unscientific. The letter was published in response to an ...

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  • DM WASHINGTON - The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a peculiar object in the Hare constellation that’s made up of two individual galaxies, speeding past each other at more than 1 million miles per hour. According to Nasa, they’re traveling too fast to merge into a single galaxy, but ...

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  • BEIJING - China's ZTE is expanding its partnership in Pakistan to extend digital television services into more regions of the country, including in remote mountainous areas, Zhang Zhenhui, executive vice president at the company, told CNBC on Saturday. The Shenzhen-based tech and telecom company ...

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  • Brussels - Eight Arab princesses are on trial in Brussels for trafficking and abusing servants during a stay there, BBC reported . Sheikha Hamda al-Nahyan and her seven daughters hired a floor of rooms at a luxury hotel over eight months in 2008. They brought with them from the United Arab Emirates ...

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  • London - British Broadcasting Corporation has claimed on Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had taken Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in confidence over his recent meeting with Indian tycoon Jindal. The BBC report asserts that the civil leadership has branded informal ...

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  • New Delhi - A day after International Court of Justice stayed the execution order against Kulbhushan Jadhav, questions remain as to how the stay order by the apex court of international laws will be binding on Pakistan. Yateesh Begoore Ramaswamy, a lawyer specialising in public international law, ...

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  • New Delhi - The International Court of Justice on Tuesday stayed the hanging of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “spying”. The order by the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) came a day after India ...

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  • New Delhi - India's top court has found a senior judge guilty of contempt and sentenced him to six months in prison. Justice Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan of the Calcutta High Court was found guilty of writing letters and making allegations against fellow judges, BBC reported Tuesday. This is the ...

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  • NEW DELHI - As the standoff with Pakistan continues over the death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian government has approved the appointment of top Pakistan diplomat Sohail Mahmood as country's next high commissioner to India, reported Times of India on Sunday. Expressing hope that Mahmood ...

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  • Islamabad -  Pakistan expelled popular Polish presenter, traveller and writer Martyna Wojciechowska on Thursday for violating visa rules, reported Radio Poland. Martyna Wojciechowska claimed that she was detained by Pakistani military intelligence while filming a TV series in that ...

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  • LOS ANGELES  - We all know celebrities have a long list of demands when they go on tour, but Justin Bieber has taken it to the next level. A music journalist in India has claimed to have received a list of the singer’s demands, which he posted on Twitter. It’s a pretty extensive ...

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  • New Delhi - India on Wednesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and demanded action over mutilation of two Indian soldiers on Monday, reported Indian media. Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit to convey India's outrage and demanded ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The spy chiefs of Pakistan and Afghanistan have held official talks in Kabul on bilateral security and counterterrorism cooperation. Director General of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, ISI, Lt-General Naveed Mukhtar, travelled to the Afghan capital Tuesday in a bid ...

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  • Mumbai - At least 11 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers were arrested on Sunday for burning some Pakistani brand fabrics outside a shopping mall in suburban Malad, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The MNS workers entered the Inorbit mall at around 4.30 PM and went to a shop where Pakistani ...

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  • ISLAMABAD:- PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that Dawn Leaks inquiry is a deliberate attempt to malign the army. Imran tweeted that government must immediately make the complete inquiry report public. Speaking to a private TV channel, PTI leader Naeemul Haque accused the federal government ...

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  • London :- The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh's (UP) BJP-led government has announced an end to holidays for Eid Miladun Nabi, Jummat-ul-Wida, and 15 other public holidays, reported BBC on Wednesday. The announcement was made on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Twitter account. Besides the ...

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  • Sydney-A girl of eight who survived when the car she was in sank in Australia, killing three family members, has described her desperate struggle to raise the alarm. Chloe Kabealo said she had unbuckled her seatbelt and tried to “go up for air”, then “just kept floating up ...

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  • LONDON-While humans are used to seeing the world in a particular way, few animals actually see the world as we do. Throughout the process of evolution, animals' eyesight has developed in different ways.  For example, geckos have colour vision at night time and jumping spiders can see ...

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  • Riyadh - Arab coalition leaders fighting in Yemen said in a statement that their helicopters carried out an air strike Saturday to support the Yemeni counter-terrorism army in their battle against Houthi militias. These raids were launched in pursuit of Al-Qaeda targets in the city of Mukalla. The ...

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  • DADU - PTI Chairman Imran Khan yesterday said Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari had destroyed his own party with his ‘expertise’. The PTI chairman, while taking a jibe at Asif Ali Zardari who called Imran Khan politically inexperienced, said the PPP ...

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  • LONDON-Friday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid. The control room tweeted the milestone on Friday. It is the first continuous 24-hour coal-free period for Britain since use of the fossil fuel began. West ...

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  • RAWALPINDI:- Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor Bajwa said on Friday that certain persons’ comments regarding head of intelligence agency are baseless and misleading, reported a private TV channel. In reaction to a statement of Leader of the ...

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  • Lahore - The Panama case verdict by Justice Asif Khosa featured a reference from Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather” in 1969, reported a private TV channel. The quotation ‘Behind every great fortune there is a crime’ was originally given by Honore de Balzac and ...

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  • ABUJA - Nigeria’s foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president’s office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into how the spy agency headed by Mr Oke came ...

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  • LAHORE -  Former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari claimed on Sunday that it is impossible for the incumbent rulers to end power outages and overcome energy crisis. In an interview with a private TV channel, Zardari asserted that the political party would lodge an FIR against ...

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  • LAHORE - “My daughter is not a militant, she was kidnapped a few months ago,” said father of Noreen who was arrested in Lahore on Friday night. In an interview with BBC on Sunday, Dr Abdul Jabbar Leghari, who is serving in the Sindh University as a teacher, said he did not know what had ...

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  • Amritsar- A baby girl weighs 2st 10lbs due to her constant cravings for food - but is piling on even more pounds as the days go by.  Chahat Kumar, eight months, from Punjab, India, weighs a similar amount to that of a four-year-old. Her parents blame it on ‘God’ and her ...

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