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Canada set to legalize marijuana as ruling Liberals propose new law

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Canada set to legalize marijuana as ruling Liberals propose new law

Plans to legalize marijuana in Canada had been announced this week at a news conference in Ottawa by the ruling Liberal Party, with the North American country becoming the first among developed nations to fully legalize pot Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Health Minister Jane […]

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Student beaten to death in Pakistan university campus on charge of blasphemy

By   /  April 14, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Student beaten to death in Pakistan university campus on charge of blasphemy

A journalism student was lynched in broad daylight at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU), Mardan on Thursday after being accused of blasphemy, local media reports said. According to Dawn,  23-year-old Mashal Khan was done to death and another was seriously injured  by a vigilate mobe for  allegedly “publishing blasphemous content online”. The incident occurred within […]

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North Korea is looking for trouble, says Trump

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on North Korea is looking for trouble, says Trump

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As tension between the US and North Korea escalates over a possible nuclear attack from the latter to the former, US President Donald Trump has warned the Kin Jong-un led nation of retaliation. Trump, the 45th President of the USA, took to Twitter on Tuesday to vent anger against the reclusive Asian nation. Echoing his […]

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Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Mobile solutions to empower, educate refugees and displaced persons take spotlight at UN forum

Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Mobile Learning Week, which wrapped up last Friday, hands-on education specialists, private sector and policy makers, and focused on the […]

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In Pakistan, Hindu student asked to apologise for celebrating Holi in university campus

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on In Pakistan, Hindu student asked to apologise for celebrating Holi in university campus

A post is going viral on social media claiming that a Hindu student was forced to submit a written apology over celebrating Holi on the campus of a Pakistani university. The alleged incident took place at Sindh University Jamshoro. The post has taken social media by storm, with users slamming Pakistan. According to reports, the […]

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Dhaka attack: IS claims responsibility

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Dhaka attack: IS claims responsibility

Militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide blast which occurred at a police checkpoint in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, media reports said. The SITE Intelligence Group website said:”Shortly after its ‘Amaq News Agency reported its responsibility for a suicide bombing at a police checkpoint in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, the […]

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UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in London; expresses solidarity with UK government and people

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in London; expresses solidarity with UK government and people

Secretary-General António Guterres and members of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended condolences on behalf of the Organization to the Government and people of the United Kingdom for the loss of life and injuries suffered in yesterday’s terrorist attack in London. “The United Nations stands with the people of the United Kingdom as […]

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Britain terror attack kills 5

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Britain terror attack kills 5

The terror attack near UK’s parliament building on Wednesday afternoon has left at least five people killed and 40 others injured, police said. The assailant was killed too in the attack just outside the Parliament. Acting Deputy Commissioner & national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing Mark Rowley said: “The suspected attacker was shot dead by […]

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Two Indians face jail time for smuggling foreigners into US

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Two Indians face jail time for smuggling foreigners into US

Two Indian men are each facing 17 months of jail time for smuggling foreigners into Newark, New Jersey, reports said. The men were found guilty and sentenced by the Newark Federal Court, NorthJersey.com reported. Identified as Harsad Mehta, 67, and Nileshkumar Patel, 42, they pleaded guilty in January. Both Mehta and Patel smuggled foreigners into […]

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London: Baloch protest outside Pakistan embassy against activist’s abduction

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on London: Baloch protest outside Pakistan embassy against activist’s abduction

Resenting Pakistan atrocities against the Baloch people, a protest was staged outside the Pakistan Embassy here on Sunday against activist Zahid Baloch`s extrajudicial abduction. Carrying various posters stating `Baloch students are missing`, `release abducted Baloch women`, the protesters were seen chanting slogans such as `stop Baloch genocide`. Zahid Baloch is ex-chairman of the Baloch Student […]

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