Imran Khan govt rejects reports claiming US nearing deal to use Pak airspace for airstrikes in Afghanistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): The Pakistan government on Saturday rejected media reports about the possibility of signing an agreement with the US on the use of the country's airspace for operations against terrorists in Afghanistan, clarifying that there was "no such understanding" between the two countries.

Updated: Oct 24, 2021 01:09 IST

6 terrorists killed in operation by Pak security forces in Balochistan

Balochistan [Pakistan], October 24 (ANI): Six terrorists were killed in an operation conducted by Pakistan security forces in Balochistan's Harnai area.

Updated: Oct 24, 2021 02:55 IST

Putin invites Israeli PM Bennett to visit St. Petersburg

Tel Aviv [Israel], October 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday invited Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for another visit in Russia, a day after their first official meeting was held in Sochi.

Updated: Oct 24, 2021 00:12 IST

Afghanistan situation can have a bearing on Jammu and Kashmir: CDS Rawat

Guwahati (Assam) [India], October 24 (ANI): Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday that "overflow" of the situation in Afghanistan can happen in Jammu and Kashmir and "we have to prepare for it".

Updated: Oct 24, 2021 00:12 IST

UK's CSG symbolizes our Indo-Pacific tilt, says Truss on aircraft carrier's India visit

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 23 (ANI): Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom Liz Truss complimented the Royal Navy flagship aircraft carrier, the first Queen Elizabeth Class carrier as it visited Mumbai.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:29 IST

JKYDF passes resolution against Pak sponsored killing in Kashmir

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 23 (ANI): A resolution was passed against the innocent killings in Kashmir by Pakistan sponsored terrorists on Saturday at the community conference centre, Zakura in Srinagar.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:26 IST

India should focus on 'SAGAR' to foster maritime ties, convince neighbours against 'debt trap': CDS Rawat

Guwahati (Assam) [India], October 23 (ANI): Amid efforts by China to increase its footprint in the Indian Ocean, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said that India should focus on Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR) initiative to foster its relations with its maritime neighbours.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:26 IST

Director of hospital: More and more young people and children suffer a severe COVID-19

Sofia [Bulgaria], October 23 (ANI/Novinite): More and more young people and children are suffering heavily from COVID-19. This was explained in the studio of "Wake Up" by the director of Alexandrovska Hospital, Dr Atanas Atanasov.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:12 IST

US warns regarding efforts by China to collect bio-database

Washington [US], October 23 (ANI): The companies in China are collecting genetic data from around the world furthering the Chinese government's efforts to generate the largest bio-database in the world, New York Times reported citing American intelligence officials on Friday.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:05 IST

UAE PAP administers 583 million doses of polio vaccine to over 102 million children in Pakistan

Abu Dhabi [UAE], October 23 (ANI/WAM): The UAE Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAE PAP) has announced the results of the UAE Polio Vaccination Campaign carried out in Pakistan from 2014 to the end of September 2021, highlighting that the campaign succeeded in administering 583,240,876 doses of vaccination against polio in eight years for more than 102 million Pakistani children.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:02 IST

Iran reports 7,081 new COVID-19 cases

Tehran [Iran], October 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Iranian health ministry reported on Saturday 7,081 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 5,851,670.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 23:00 IST

UK Foreign Secy lays wreath at Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel in remembrance of 2008 terrorist attack

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 23 (ANI): UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Saturday laid a wreath at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, in remembrance of lives lost during the 2008 terrorist attack.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:53 IST

Russia-Turkey Friendship Park Opens in Antalya - Local Authorities

Ankara [Turkey], October 23 (ANI/Sputnik): An opening ceremony of a park dedicated to Russian-Turkish friendship took place on Saturday in the district of Muratpasa of the southern Turkish city of Antalya, the head of the district, Umit Uysal, said.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:53 IST

Japan scrambles fighter jets over Chinese chopper takeoff near island group in East China Sea

Tokyo [Japan], October 23 (ANI): Japan on Saturday scrambled its fighter jets in response to the takeoff of a Chinese helicopter from the deck of a warship, which, along with other Chinese and Russian warships, was passing near an Island chain in the East China Sea.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:52 IST

Billion-tree afforestation project workers not paid since May 2019

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 23 (ANI): The workers of the Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project in Upper Chitral have not received their salaries for the last two years, since May 2019.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:51 IST

Indonesia reports 802 new COVID-19 cases, 23 more deaths

Jakarta [Indonesia], October 23 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 802 in the past 24 hours to 4,239,396, with the death toll adding by 23 to 143,176, the Indonesian Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:51 IST

German DM must know result of pulling forces to Russian borders: DM Shoigu

Moscow [Russia], October 23 (ANI/Xinhua): Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer must know the result of pulling troops to Russian borders, the Russian Defense Ministry's Zvezda broadcasting service said Saturday.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:50 IST

US warns companies, universities about risks of working with Chinese entities

Washington [US], October 23 (ANI): US officials warned companies and universities about the risks of working with Chinese entities in key emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology and quantum computing.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:49 IST

EU calls on Syria to abolish death penalty

Brussels [Belgium], October 23 (ANI/Sputnik): The European Union on Saturday condemned the practice of death penalty in Syria and called on Damascus to abolish the punishment.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:42 IST

Pak may succumb to IMF's demand to revive USD 6 billion deal

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 23 (ANI): The Imran Khan government is devising upon imposing a federal tax on agricultural income as per the demand of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to "revive" the USD 6 billion deal signed in July 2019.

Updated: Oct 23, 2021 22:42 IST