Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Dec.6 : Activists and political leaders of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) held a protest rally in Rawalpindi and chanted slogans against Pakistan Army for allegedly supporting extremists and terrorists in their territory.
They chanted "Yeh jo dehshat gardi hai, isle piche vardi hai" (The people in uniform are behind these terrorist activities).
The protesters accused Islamabad of providing shelter to terrorists in PoK who are misleading the youth towards `Jihad'.
The event was organised by the National Action Front, a coalition of several nationalist parties from PoK, including the United Kashmir People's National Party.
The protesters raised their voices against the use of religion as a tool to mislead the youth of Kashmir.
Hong Kong [China], Dec. 6 : It was John Lydgate, a 15th century poet monk, who said, "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time." China currently finds itself in this position, with few friends being gained but many more lost.
Indeed, some might consider that China has been facing something of a crisis in terms of its external relations in 2016. A low point was the comprehensive slamming of Chinese actions and claims in the South China Sea, and the debunking of its myth of "indisputable sovereignty", when the Permanent Court of Arbitration released its findings in July.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution, on his 60th death anniversary and said that India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation.
Meanwhile, a special event was held at the Parliament complex to commemorate his death, which was attended by the Vice President Hamid Ansari, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader LK Adavani, former prime minister Manmohan Singh among other political top brass.
Later in the day, lakhs of people are expected to converge at Chaitya Bhoomi today, where Ambedkar's ashes have been interred.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : Foggy conditions in the national capital and its outskirts have hit air and rail traffic on Saturday morning with as many as 81 trains reported running late, 13 cancelled for today and tomorrow and 40 rescheduled.
Nearly nine international and four domestic flights from Delhi have also been delayed due to dense fog, while a Delhi-Lucknow flight was cancelled.
Dense fog, with visibility in Delhi drooping to 400 meters at 5.30 am, has caused delays and cancellations of both flights and trains. (ANI)
London [UK], Dec. 3 : Experts have expressed fear of a showdown between China and the United States as President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen over telephone on Friday.
The call is thought to be the first between the leader of the island and the US President-elect since ties between the United State and Taiwan were severed in 1979, at Beijing's behest, reports the Guardian.
The US closed its embassy in Taiwan - a democratically-ruled island which China considers a breakaway province - in the late 1970s following the historic rapprochement between Beijing and Washington that stemmed from Richard Nixon's 1972 trip to China.
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 2 : A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals has found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors.
The article has been published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture journal.
The largest effects were with the number of friends/followers narcissists had and frequency of status updates, followed by selfie postings, according to University of Georgia psychology researchers.
The two strains of narcissistic behavior-- grandiose narcissism and vulnerable narcissism--showed different relationships to social media use.
Beijing asks Singapore abide by 'one-China' principle after seizure of military vehicles in Hong KongSubmitted by Pankaj Mathur on Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:49
Hong Kong [China], Dec.2 : China has firmly asked Singapore to abide by the "One China" principle after recently impounding military vehicles of the city state in Hong Kong.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang was quoted by the South China Morning Post, as saying that Beijing has made a diplomatic representation to Singapore over its decision to order customs officers in Hong Kong to seize nine Singapore combat vehicles that were en route from Taiwan earlier this week.
"We demand Singapore strictly abide by the one-China principle. The Chinese government resolutely opposes nations with diplomatic ties with China to have any form of official contacts with Taiwan, including military exchanges and cooperation," he said.
New Delhi [India], Dec. 1 : Greeting the state of Nagaland on its 53rd statehood day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said a state known for scenic beauty and talented citizens will take the state to new heights of progress
"Statehood Day wishes to people of Nagaland, a state known for scenic beauty and talented citizens who will take it to new heights of progress," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
It was on this day in 1963 that the Nagaland attained statehood as the 16th state of the Indian Union and second in North East after being bifurcated from Assam. (ANI)
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Dec. 1 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on Thursday address a seminar on 'Indian Economy: The New Normal' at the largest ever investors' meet, which aims to showcase the state as a favoured investment destination for both metal and non-metal industries.
The largest ever investors' meet, 'Make in Odisha' conclave, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday.
As Bhubaneswar tops among the list of smart city programme, the state government also looks for international partners to execute smart city projects.
Odisha aims to attract investment worth one lakh crore rupees through the three-day event, which ends on Friday.
More than 100 companies and a thousand delegates are taking part in the first edition of the conclave. (ANI)
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec. 1 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will on Thursday hold talks with senior defence officials at Bangladesh Military Academy in Chittagong.
Later in the day, Parrikar is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who also holds the defence portfolio.
Parrikar, who is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, is meeting top leadership to firm up an upgraded defence co-operation agreement, which is likely to be signed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit to Delhi later this month.
The accompanying Vice Chiefs of Army and Air force and deputy Chief of Navy paid courtesy calls on the respective Service Chiefs of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Washington [United States), Nov.30 : Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has said that his wife and U.S. First Lady Michelle will not run for White House.
"Michelle will never run for office," the president had said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine done the day after Donald Trump's surprise win.
Obama had then said that while his wife is a very talented, she is sensible enough not to be in politics.
Michelle Obama, who will be 53 when she leaves the White House, is the first black First Lady in American history. Her husband is 55.
A Harvard-educated lawyer, she will leave the White House on January 20 enjoying sky-high ratings -- approved by 79 percent of the American public, according to a recent Gallup survey.
Patna [India], Nov. 30 : After her mega rally in Lucknow, Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday will sit on a dharna in Patna, Bihar today to demand roll back of the Centres' demonetisation decision.
RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad said, the party will accompany Banerjee during the dharna, however, RJD alliance partner and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led JD(U) will not participate.
Talking to reporters in Patna, Banerjee said every political party has its own stand on the demonetisation issue and so Nitish Kumar and his party.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Nov.30 : Asserting that the escalations along the border are rising especially after the Nagrota terror attack where seven soldiers lost their lives, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take tangible action instead of making speeches about taking action against terrorists.
"I want my government to talk less and act more. We are tired of hearing from our Prime Minster, Defence Minister about their possible retaliations, but despite that soldiers are dying. If you want to retort, then do it by taking any concrete and tangible action, not by talking," Tharoor told media here.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 : The national capital officially welcomed winter as dense fog enveloped New Delhi on Wednesday making visibility almost minimal and bringing the morning traffic to a sluggish pace.
After experiencing pleasant conditions for the past few days, the weather in Delhi got colder with the minimum temperature falling sharply to 9.7 degree Celsius.
On Tuesday morning, the national capital recorded minimum temperature of 9.7Â°C, which is also the lowest temperature of the season so far.
The Met reports that with this development, not only wintry chill will make a comeback but pollution levels are also expected to spike.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 30 : Coming down heavily on the Centre over the terror attack on an Army mess in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, in which seven defence personnel were killed, former state chief minister Omar Abdullah asserted that regardless of what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said, Pakistan is no more isolated internationally today than it was six months ago.
Abdullah claimed that terrorists were clearly no more deterred from attacking India's armed forces now than they were prior to the surgical strikes conducted in September.
New Delhi [India], Nov. 29 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh left for Cuban capital Havana this morning to pay last respects to the country's former president and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who passed away on Friday.
Singh is among the various world leaders who will attend the mass commemorative event at Revolution Square in the city. An Indian delegation is accompanying the Home Minister.
The week-long commemoration began yesterday at the Square where thousands of people are paying their respects to the departed leader.
Simultaneous 21-gun salutes were fired to mark the beginning of the commemoration in Havana and the south-eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, from where Castro launched the revolution in 1953.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Nov. 29 : Army Chief-designate General Qamar Bajwa will today assume command of the Pakistan Army from General Raheel Sharif at a ceremony at the Army Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi.
General Sharif spent his last day in office yesterday completing a round of farewell meetings.
The main activity at the General Headquarters ahead of today's ceremony was the farewell corps commanders' conference that was attended by the COAS-designate, corps commanders and principal staff officers, reports the Dawn.
According to the Inter Services Public Relations, they paid rich tribute to General Sharif for his leadership and professional acumen and lauded his services for the nation.
Hong Kong, Nov.29 : China has been making significant diplomatic inroads into degrading American influence in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly with the Philippines and Malaysia.
However, there are reasons why countries should be cautious about spurning erstwhile supporters like the U.S.A. and moving into the "loving" embrace of China.
On 5 November, Malaysia surprised many by signing on the dotted line for four Littoral Mission Ships for the Royal Malaysian Navy. Cost was touted as a major factor in the decision to buy from China, but it also reflected geopolitical realities.
Besieged Prime Minister Najib Razak, under fire at home and abroad for implication in the 1MDB funding scandal, boasted of a "comprehensive strategic partnership" between the two countries.
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] Nov. 28 : Three days herbal and traditional Indian medicine fair which begun on Saturday will culminate today.
The fair showcased the alternative medicine clinics, technical sessions of yoga and stalls of traditional medicine.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the fair which was organised by the Union Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopath, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) in collaboration with the state Ayurveda Department.
The main objective to organise this fair was to make people aware of the benefits of Ayurveda and traditional Indian medicines.
The fair attracted eyeballs of not only Indian but foreign tourists also.
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