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Senates of Pakistan and France agreed to deepen bilateral parliamentary ties

Senates of Pakistan and France agreed to deepen bilateral parliamentary ties

Paris 18th January, 2018. A four member parliamentary delegation headed by Senator Lt. Gen ® Abdul Qayyum, Convener of the Pakistan-France Friendship Group at the Senate of Pakistan and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defense Production paid a two-day official visit to France from 16-18 January on the invitation of Senator Pascal Allizard, the President […]

Used to whizzing bullets, IHK border farmers now hit by drought

Used to whizzing bullets, IHK border farmers now hit by drought

KEERNI, India (Reuters) – The past three decades have not been kind to the residents of Keerni. This village in the Poonch district of held Kashmir sits on the disputed Line of Control between India and Pakistan, and has seen people and cattle maimed or killed in the crossfire or by landmines. Residents of Keerni’s […]

Stark inequality: Oxfam says eight men own half the world’s wealth

Stark inequality: Oxfam says eight men own half the world’s wealth

DAVOS, Switzerland (Yes news) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn […]

Gun battle in occupied Kashmir leaves three suspected militants dead

Gun battle in occupied Kashmir leaves three suspected militants dead

SRINAGAR, India (Yes news) – Three suspected militants were killed in an overnight gun battle with soldiers in a village in India-held Kashmir, an army spokesman said Monday. Rajesh Kalia said troops cordoned off the village near the tourist resort of Pahalgam after receiving a tip that fighters were hiding out in a private home […]

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

DHAKA (Yes news) – A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country’s elite security unit to assassinate political rivals. At the end of a trial that gripped the nation, a judge found all 35 defendants in the case guilty […]

Muslim girl driven out of school bus in US for wearing hijab

Muslim girl driven out of school bus in US for wearing hijab

UTAH (Yes news) – A Muslim girl was thrown out of a school bus twice in Utah state of US for donning a hijab. The 15-year-old girl, Janna Bakeer, is a student in Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah.  She was taking the bus to home when the driver while using the bus’s intercom […]

PM Nawaz never asked for immunity: PML-N

PM Nawaz never asked for immunity: PML-N

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have said on Monday that the premier did not ask for immunity unlike the perception being created in the media nad the public by opposition parties. Spokesperson for the Prime Minister (PM), Musadiq Malik among leaders of the ruling party addressed a press conference in […]

No terror hideouts in Pakistan: General Bajwa

No terror hideouts in Pakistan: General Bajwa

RAWALPINDI (Yes News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that there are no hideouts of terrorists in Pakistan. The army chief convened a meeting with chief of Central Command (CENTCOM), General Joseph in the General Headquarters (GHQ). Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that the meting discussed regional security with […]

Bodies of PK-661 crew likely to be exhumed

Bodies of PK-661 crew likely to be exhumed

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Capital Development and Administration Division (CAD) has permitted Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to exhume bodies of crew members of PK-661 flight that crashed last year over suspicion of consumption of poisonous eatables. Permission of district administration will be sought for exhumation. The bodies will be subjected to medical tests […]

Senate adopts resolution against Indian PM’s statement

Senate adopts resolution against Indian PM’s statement

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Senate has adopted resolution against Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s anti-Pakistan statement on Monday. Khawaja Asif, Defence Minister said that Indian government failed to paint freedom movement of Kashmiris as terrorism. The federal minister paid a rich tribute to armed forces for responding eloquently to Indian troops whenever ceasefire in […]

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

NEW DELHI: At least 19 people died Saturday after a boat carrying some 40 revellers returning from a kite festival capsized in the Ganges River in eastern India, police said. “We can confirm that 19 people have died. Rescue operations are on to find those still missing,” Manu Maharaj, a senior police superintendent, told AFP. […]

Bangladesh arrests another plotter behind cafe siege

Bangladesh arrests another plotter behind cafe siege

DHAKA: Bangladesh police Saturday said they have arrested an extremist accused of being one of the “masterminds” of last year´s deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe where 22 hostages were killed. A police spokesman said Jahangir Alam was detained Friday night by counter-terrorism forces in Elenga, a town some 120 kilometres (63 miles) north of […]