Pak army would be held responsible by history for doing nothing to stop corruption: Imran Khan –

ISLAMABAD: In a scathing attack on Pakistan’s powerful military, former premier Imran Khan on Thursday said that it would be held responsible by history for doing nothing to stop corruption in the country. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader used the word “neutral” for the army, which he coined after the … Read more

Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for Green Card to settle in US: Report –

Gotabaya Rajapaksa applies for Green Card to settle in US: Report - Times of India

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country last month amidst massive anti-government protests calling for his resignation, is awaiting to obtain a US Green Card to return to America and settle there with his wife and son, a media report said on Thursday. Sri Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror, citing highly-placed sources, … Read more

Pakistan lifts ban on import of non-essential and luxury items to meet IMF condition for bailout package –

Pakistan lifts ban on import of non-essential and luxury items to meet IMF condition for bailout package - Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday lifted the ban on the import of non-essential and luxury items to meet a condition of the IMF ahead of the global lender’s meeting later this month to decide on a bailout package for the cash-strapped nation. The government led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif imposed the ban due to depleting … Read more

Taiwan says China continues its military activities nearby –

Taiwan says China continues its military activities nearby - Times of India

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s defence ministry said 51 Chinese aircraft and six Chinese ships had been detected operating around Taiwan on Thursday as Beijing continued military activities near the island. That included 25 aircraft that crossed the Taiwan Strait’s median line, which in normal times acts as an unofficial barrier between the two sides, or flew into … Read more

Women leaders discuss condition of women after Taliban takeover –

Maharashtra: Current political uncertainty haunts those who switched loyalties | Thane News - Times of India

BATHINDA: A year after the Taliban took over power in Afghanistan, many women and child rights activists have started speaking up about the need to protest for the vulnerable and marginalised sections of the war-torn country. Analysing what has happened in the country and what steps are needed, some leading Afghan activists, former government functionaries … Read more

Ready 24 hours a day: Taiwan showcases anti-aircraft mettle –

Ready 24 hours a day: Taiwan showcases anti-aircraft mettle - Times of India

HUALIEN: Taiwan’s air force showcased its anti-aircraft capabilities on Thursday, saying they were ready for action 24 hours a day as the democratically governed island faces sustained pressure from Chinese military drills. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been carrying out exercises around the island after a visit this month by US House … Read more