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Jammu and Kashmir: India formally divides flashpoint state

India has formally divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two new federally-administered territories on Thursday. In the new arrangement, Jammu and Kashmir is one territory, and Ladakh, which borders China, is separate.The two new union territories are now ruled directly from the capital Delhi, reports BBC. It’s part of a controversial move announced in August to tighten the ...

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Kuwait launches smart grid exhibition to save power

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water launched on Wednesday a smart grid exhibition to find new ways to save power. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Jassem Al-Nouri, assistant undersecretary of the ministry, said that the event aims at saving power, promoting economic openness and reducing carbon emissions. He underlined the significance of finding new ways and detailed studies for the ...

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Morocco appoints new innovative government

In a rare cabinet reshuffle, Morocco has recently appointed a new innovative government, said the Moroccan mission in Dhaka on Tuesday. King of Morocco Mohammed VI appointed the 24-member new cabinet headed by Saad El Othmani, the largest cabinet in the history of the kingdom. The appointment of the Government is the first action of the sequence announced in the ...

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China to further expand TCM services

Beijing, Oct. 30 : Chinese citizens are expected to be able to enjoy traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) services in their communities by 2022, according to a recently issued guideline. Efforts will be made to ensure all community health service centers and township clinics in the country offer TCM services by 2022, according to the guideline released by the Communist Party ...

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A look at what protesters in Chile have to say

Santiago, Chile .Oct 30 : Once the fuse was lit, the anger couldn’t be contained. The spark that ignited protests in Chile was a rise in subway fares, but 12 days later the government has failed to contain the unrest and analysts agree the Chilean upheaval is about far more than a fare hike. Some protesters want better health services, ...

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UN urged to recognise Bangladesh genocide & the ongoing Rohingya genocide

An International Conference on the recognition of Bangladesh genocide and Resisting the ongoing Rohingyas Genocide in Myanmar  was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 25 October 2019 at the permanent Bangladesh Mission in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference was organised by Nirmul Committee’s Swiss Chapter and chaired by Central Nirmul Committee’s President Shahriar Kabir. Keynote presentation was made by Justice Shamsuddin Chowdhury ...

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Army officer says he raised concerns about Trump and Ukraine

Washington, Oct 29 : A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander Vindman, an Army lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and, later, as a diplomat, is prepared ...

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2 killed, 9 trapped in south China stope roof fall

Nanning, Oct 29 : Two people were killed and nine others remain trapped in a roof collapse at a polymetallic mine in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local authorities said Tuesday. The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday at an ore field in Daping Village of Nandan County. The mine where the roof caving occurred belongs to a local ...

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US Afghan peace envoy takes push for peace to Pakistan

Photo : In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad speaks on the prospects for peace at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington. Islamabad, Oct 29 (AP/UNB) — Washington’s Afghan peace envoy remained in Pakistan on Tuesday as part of efforts to find a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 18 -year war, even though ...

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Strong quake jolts southern Philippines, 1 dead, dozens hurt

Photo : A woman on a stretcher is assisted by a companion after a powerful earthquake was felt in Davao City, Philippines Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Davao, Oct 29 : A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, killing one person, injuring dozens and sending people dashing out of homes and buildings in a region still recovering from recent ...

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