According to reports received from New Delhi on Thursday, India’s Ministry of Defense agreed to purchase 33 new Russian fighter jets and upgrade 59 others. The military pact between New Delhi and Moscow is worth $2.45 billion, according to the Defense Ministry. India is facing security challenges due to its borders with China and Pakistan.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended its authorization for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to fly to Europe for the next six months, beginning July 1. It is the latest fallout over the fake pilots’ licenses scandal. EASA said it has lost confidence in the airline.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under fire for calling former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden a “martyr” in a speech to the country’s parliament on Thursday. Pakistan’s opposition parties have sharply criticized Khan since the remarks, Reuters reported.
Coronavirus transmission in India is not showing any signs of stopping. In the last 24 hours, 10,956 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in India, and 396 people have died. At the same time, India has been ranked fourth in the list of countries most affected by the coronavirus.
At least 22 people have been killed after a multi-storey building collapsed in the southern port city of Karachi, in Pakistan. On Tuesday, Pakistan police said that 13 people had died in the tragedy, but the toll has since risen to 22, after nine more bodies were retrieved from the rubble.
Intelligence services are using geo-fencing and phone monitoring systems to track coronavirus patients and those who come in contact with them. Pakistan’s intelligence agency is using the same surveillance technology used to detect Coronavirus patients and those who come in contact with them, as is commonly used to track militants.
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Officials in India say many locations in India and Pakistan are under locust attacks, and locusts entering India from there are destroying crops. At a time when the Coronavirus epidemic has hit India’s economy hard, and the poor are struggling for their lives, locust swarms in India pose another threat to crops.
A passenger plane belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plunged into a residential area in southern Pakistan near the metropolis of Karachi, killing 97 people instantly. The Airbus A320 crashed a few minutes before landing, the country’s authorities reported. The health authorities of the Sindh province said that two people had survived the accident.
A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in a residential area of Karachi. The PIA jet A-320 was en route from Lahore to Karachi with 91 passengers and eight crew members. Government officials have so far confirmed that at least 29 people have been killed and two are still alive.
Shipping perishable foods is an emerging market. Those working from home are ordering more frozen foods because they are easier to handle and cook. Here’s how to ship perishables if you’re thinking about starting this business.
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After Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa‘s contact with Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hussain Bagheri, a debate has erupted in many parts of the country over whether the two countries will cooperate on terrorism. The contact comes at a time when there is a growing perception in Pakistan that separatists who attack the army seek refuge within the Iranian border.
The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association has warned the government that if raw materials from India are banned, there could be a shortage of medicines in the country. In a statement on Monday, the organization said any such move would hurt efforts to deal with Coronavirus.
Pakistan citizens flocked to the markets on Monday after the country eased lockdown restrictions imposed a month ago to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Heavy traffic was seen in areas around wholesale markets in the country’s largest city, Karachi. There were big crowds in commercial centers in the provincial capitals of Quetta and Lahore.
Tensions continued to flare in Indian-administered Kashmir. Riyaz Naikoo, commander of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district Tuesday. As news of Naikoo’s death spread, many people took to the streets in his home villages of Begpura and Gulzarpura to protest.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced the easing of coronavirus restrictions in the country after May 9. Khan made the announcement on national media on Wednesday. Medical experts in Pakistan are deeply concerned that government measures could exacerbate the Coronavirus crisis in the country.
There is a severe heatwave in Karachi and other cities of Sindh. In Jacobabad, Dadu, and Larkana, the mercury has gone above 40 degrees Celsius. At the same time, it is hot in Balochistan. Turbat recorded a high of 43 degrees Celsius. It reached 42 in Sibi, Chhor, and Lasbela, while rain and hail are expected in Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $1.386 billion loan to Pakistan to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. This loan was granted under the IMF’s Rapid Financing Instrument, and is equivalent to SDR 1,015.5 million. This is about half of Pakistan’s quota.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a two-week extension of the government’s lockdown of the country on Tuesday, after consulting all the provinces and experts. Leading business organizations in Karachi and Lahore announced that they would open their shops from April 15 without waiting for government policy.
Indian-administered Kashmir, which had been under a security lockdown implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in August 2019, is now under a second lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. After several months of the security lockdown, when the government in New Delhi decided to ease it, the outbreak of the coronavirus began to spread.
Dozens of prisoners in Pakistan have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. The authorities have confirmed this, saying most infections are in the country’s worst-hit province of Punjab. “The total number of prisoners infected with coronavirus in Punjab has reached 50 so far,” said Shahid Baig, Inspector General of Prisons.
The Sindh provincial government in Pakistan has said that it will file an appeal to the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling that overturned the death sentence of a British-Pakistan national. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was the alleged mastermind of the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl.
Kashmiris and those in solidarity with the residents of the Indian-administered region have called a new domicile policy by New Delhi “obnoxious” and “insulting.” Critics have also accused India of using oppressive measures against Kashmiris. New Delhi has recently announced new rules regarding Indian citizens living in Kashmir.
According to experts in Pakistan, the global Coronavirus crisis is causing serious threats to Pakistan’s impoverished economy. If not improved, the government’s economic data will be shattered. Business activity in the country has shrunk in the past two years, and the government was running a difficult country with borrowings from friendly countries and the IMF.
A court in Pakistan has overturned a death sentence for a British terrorist who was convicted of killing a Wall Street Journal reporter. Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death in 2002 for the abduction and murder of the journalist Daniel Pearl. An appeal was filed after his conviction but has taken 18 years to be heard by the High Court.
At least three doctors in the Philippines have lost their lives in the line of duty, fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, officials in Manilla said on Monday. Thousands of health care workers have bravely confronted the disease in the Philippines, treating COVID-19 patients despite a lack of protective equipment.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called for the lifting of “unfair” US sanctions against Iran. “I would stress and insist to the international community to lift the sanctions on Iran,” Khan said. “It is very unjust they are dealing with such a large outbreak on one side, and on the other, they are facing international sanctions.”
Thousands of Muslim worshipers gathered in Raiwind for a five-day publicity meeting, ignoring the government’s precautionary measures to prevent the Coronavirus outbreak. Events like this can spread the coronavirus further. Organizers of this annual big gathering announced Thursday that the Coronavirus spread had been reduced due to heavy rain.
A Pakistani F-16 aircraft crashed in the Shakirian area in Islamabad, killing the pilot onboard. The dead pilot, Wing Commander Norman Akram, belonged to the Nine Squadron, which is stationed in Sargodha. A Pakistani Air Force spokesman, Waseem Ahad Khan, confirmed the news and said that the plane crashed shortly after the flight and fall in the forested area of Islamabad.
Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in China. In the last 24 hours, 17 more people died there due to this virus. With this, the total number of deaths has increased to 3,136. Amidst the havoc of COVID-19, President Xi Jinping has made a big announcement. He said that the deadly virus has been controlled in Hubei Province, the main center of coronavirus, and its capital, Wuhan.
Amanullah Khan, widely regarded as one of Pakistan’s greatest comedians, passed away Friday at the age of 70. He had been suffering from kidney and lung disease for some time. Amanullah, as he was simply known, was regarded as a legend in Pakistan’s showbiz industry, and called the “King of Comedy” in his country.
Iran became the country with the second-highest number of deaths caused by the new coronavirus Sunday. Iran currently has eight recorded deaths, the most outside China. The situation has led some of its neighboring countries to close their borders, or ban travel to Iran altogether, in fear of the spread of the deadly disease.
At least 10 people have been killed and dozens others injured in a suicide bombing in Pakistan. Abdul Razzaq Cheema, police chief in the city of Quetta, confirmed that two police officers are among the dead, adding that at least 30 people were injured. It is alleged that the young suicide bomber detonated his device near a police vehicle in southwestern Pakistan.
The situation in Somalia is very worrying. This is the assessment of Dominic Begone, a United Nations expert on food and agricultural economics. The political crisis in Somalia has worsened the situation. Much of the agricultural land in Somalia has been destroyed by locusts.
India contributes around 40% of the freelance jobs offered globally. In 2018, a Paypal article claimed an amazing one out of four freelancers are now from India. The country’s freelancers dominate software and related fields with India supplying around 50% of technology-based global freelance gigs. India contains a very large size of Millennials within a 15 million person skilled professional market– the majority below 40 years of age.
According to the Pakistani foreign minister, Afghan Taliban insurgents are ready to reduce violence in Afghanistan. Shah Mehmood Qureshi called the Taliban’s acceptance of curtailment of violent operations a positive step toward peace in the region. The issue has not yet been formally endorsed by the Taliban, and the Pakistani foreign minister has not released further details.
Communal News (CN) has notched another milestone achievement. It is now being published on Facebook News. For the thousands of CN contributors, this is another venue in which your contributions to CN can be read. For Facebook readers, we have our new service at your Facebook News fingertips. Facebook News joins Communal News and Google News in delivering CN’s global fact-based news, often written by you the public. Along with the news service, CN is being published in over 100 global languages, on social media, and often finds advanced placement in organic search engines such as Google, Bing, Baidu, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo.
Being born in a middle-class family doesn’t mean that you can’t be the fastest-growing young entrepreneur in your area. Yes! Waseem has proved this. Just at the age of 25, he has a brilliant vision of the business. Although, he belongs to (Kotli ajk) he can easily be compared with other young entrepreneurs of Pakistan. In a recent interview with a production house, Waseem shared his life experiences and his prosperity to reveal how this 25-year old accomplished what numerous individuals endeavor to accomplish nearly their entire lives. Waseem Shahzad is the founding father of Dxb Media; a leading digital media company in Pakistan.
In 2019, the national freelance award went to M Shamir Hasan from Bangladesh. He, like millions of others from Bangladesh, started freelancing as a profession because he claims, “I wanted to support myself financially.” India, which almost completely surrounds Bangladesh (at one time they were part of the same country), has seen very strong growth in online freelancing. Many in India believe the following three things contributed to that country’s strong freelance growth:
Often the capital of every country worldwide is more beautiful than its other cities since the capital city is that particular country’s very face.
Here are the 10 most beautiful capitals of the world:
London, England and the United Kingdom – Possessing a deep-rooted history, the world’s artistic capital London is the British Empire’s leading economic city. Located on the banks of the Thames, the city of London is famous for its exquisite architectural buildings such as the London Eye, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
The story starts on February 26, 2019 when the Indian Air Force violated Pakistan’s air space and dropped payloads in an empty forest that led to the loss of a beautiful jungle. The Indian Air Force did the same violation on Feb 27, but this time two Indian air force jets were shot down by Pakistan Air Force Squadron Leader Hassan Siddiqui and Nauman Ali Khan.
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Britain’s Prince William and Princess Kate arrived at Noor Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on October 14 for their “most complex tour” ever. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew, and other members of the Pakistani Foreign Office were present on the occasion to welcome them. The Guard of Honor was also presented to both guests. On this occasion, the strictest security arrangements have been made in the capital of Islamabad. One thousand policemen are stationed around Islamabad where the royal couple is staying.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who traveled to Tehran to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia, met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday. The Supreme Leader praised the Pakistani government’s concern for peace and security, saying, “the Islamic Republic of Iran has for a long time presented a four-point plan to end the war in Yemen.” He added, “the end of this war in the proper way can have positive effects on the region.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing on a visit to China. It is his third visit to the country since becoming Prime Minister. Hours before reaching the capital of China, a spokesman for the Pakistani military tweeted that Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached a meeting with the Chinese military leadership. In the tweet, it was written that Bajwa will also attend the meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang with Imran Khan.
Many skilled Indian professionals are finding ways through the internet to providing high-level, professional freelance gig services inside the United States. The jobs are Human Cloud virtual freelance gig jobs, where parties can live in their home country (such as India) but provide highly skilled services to American businesses.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan had made an unprecedented effort to implement guidelines and suggestions from the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, and hoped that Pakistan would be satisfied with the FATF by presenting its stand at the next meeting. It is to be noted that earlier, the report of the FATF, and sub-organization Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), was issued by Pakistan to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The actions taken have been reviewed.