Pakistani mafia uses bribes, blackmail to pressure judiciary: PM
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday likened his country's money laundering suspects to the Sicilian mafia, saying they also use bribes, threats and blackmail to pressurize state institutions and the judiciary to protect their money illegally stashed abroad.
Taliban storm Afghan hotel, 10 killed
KABUL: At least 10 persons were killed after a group of Taliban fighters stormed a hotel in Afghanistan's Badghis province on Saturday, leading to a gunfight with the security forces, an official said.
Canadian Flag made from pearls by Punjabi gets applaud for his unique idea

TORONTO: Punjabis are known for their bravery in almost all fields but now the Canadian Flag made from pearls on the eve of 152nd day celebrations of Canada on July 1, has become talk on the foreign land and applauded by all the Canadians.

South Korea featured country in 12 Asian Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: The 12th Annual Asian Fest, presented by Asian American Alliance, was filled with new discoveries, flavors, sights and sound from Asia, at the Indiana State Museum/White River State Park here on Sunday.

Thousands protest in Nepal against controversial bill
KATHMANDU: Thousands of protesters gathered in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday demanding the government to scrap a controversial bill to nationalize trusts that manage temples amid fears the move would jeopardize the centuries-old Hindu culture and religious traditions.
Shehbaz Sharif's son arrested by NAB
LAHORE: Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday arrested Hamza Shahbaz, the son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means.
Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban
WASHINGTON: Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.
1 killed, 3 injured in New Zealand shooting
WELLIGTON: One person was killed and three persons were injured on Thursday following a shooting-related incident in New Zealand's North Island, police said.
Sikh Americans Remembers American & Sikh Soldiers in 2019 Memorial Day Parade at Springfield

DAYTON, OHIO: Thousands of people gathered, lined up on the sidewalks of the streets, outside their resident homes and parks to watch the 2019 Springfield, Ohio Memorial Day Parade.

Baisakhi celebrated with great pomp & show in Frankfurt courtesy Consulate General of India

CHANDIGARH: The Consulate General of India, Frankfurt, Germany, organized an event to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji and to celebrate the harvest festival of Baisakhi on 12 April, 2019 in Frankfurt.

Pakistan military courts cease to function
ISLAMABAD: Military courts in Pakistan, set up in 2015 to help the government curb terror attacks, have ceased to function following the expiry of their second two-year constitutional term.
'Positive progress' on Azhar's listing: China
BEIJING: China on Monday said it has made "positive progress" with other parties on the issue of declaring Pakistan-based terror group JeM chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist but warned that a US-proposed draft resolution on it will only complicate the matter.
UK MPs threaten to reject May snap election efforts
LONDON: Conservative MPs from across the ruling party have threatened to reject any effort by British Prime Minister Theresa May to lead them into a snap election, warning it would aggrevate the Brexit crisis, the media reported.
New Zealand outlaws assault rifles
WELLIGTON: Military style semi-automatic weapons (MSSA) and assault rifles are to be banned in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday, a week after 50 people were massacred in two mosques by an Australian man.
Serial blasts hit New Year celebrations in Kabul
KAPBUL: Several people were feared killed or injured after three blasts hit New Year celebrations near a shrine in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, witnesses said.
Tired public needs Brexit decision: Theresa May
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the public she is "on their side", laying the blame for the delay to Brexit squarely with MPs.
UNITED SIKHS Condemn New Zealand Terror Attack
NEW ZEALAND: The Christchurch massacre, which has left at least 49 people dead and 20 injured on Friday, March 15 in New Zealand's city Christchurch in two targeted mass shootings at mosques.
Trump issues 1st veto over border emergency
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a legislation to overturn his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the country's Mexican border, insisting that the situation on the southern frontier amounted to a threat to Americans' safety.
Pakistan's ex-PM Raja Ashraf indicted for corruption
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court has indicted former Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, former Law Minister Babar Awan and five others in a corruption case.
All 157 on board killed as Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes
ADDIS ABAHA: An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed on Sunday shortly after it took-off from here, killing all 157 people on board.
Imran Khan: Won't let armed groups function in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that his government would not let any armed groups function in the country amid intensifying crackdown on Islamist groups and their leaders.
US revises visa policy for Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD: The US has changed its visa policy in different categories for Pakistanis, Geo TV reported on Wednesday.
Sharif's medical condition life-threatening, says daughter
LAHORE: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's medical condition is "life-threatening" and he had four angina attacks last week, his daughter and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz said, here on Tuesday.
Masood Azhar's brother among 44 arrested in Pakistan crackdown
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday arrested Mufti Abdur Rauf, the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, along with 43 other members of banned Islamist outfits in a crackdown.
Pakistan reinstates ban on airing of Indian content
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a ban on the airing of Indian content on local television channels.
Pakistan Minister quits amid criticism over anti-Hindu remarks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Punjab's Information Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan of the ruling PTI resigned on Tuesday amid intense criticism over his derogatory remarks against the Hindu community.
23 killed as tornadoes wreak havoc in US
WASHINGTON: As many as 23 people were killed in the US state of Alabama as a cluster of storms ripped through the country's Southeast region, spawning multiple tornadoes and leaving a trail of destruction.
Pakistanis demand Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: A motion was submitted in Pakistan's National Assembly Secretariat on Saturday calling for Prime Minister Imran Khan to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in "de-escalating" tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Trump is 'racist, 'conman', Cohen tells Congressional panel
NEW YORK: A convicted tax cheat and liar, who was once Donald Trump's lawyer, has come before a Congressional committee to testify that the President is a "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat" and to warn that there will not be peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election next year.
Nepal's Tourism Minister, 6 others killed in chopper crash
KATHMANDU: Nepal's Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari and six others died in a helicopter crash in the country's Taplejung district on Wednesday, officials said.
US, N. Korea may agree to end Korean War at Vietnam summit: Seoul
SEOUL: The US and North Korea might agree on how to declare an end to the Korean War at the upcoming meeting of their leaders this week in Vietnam, an official from Seoul's presidential office said on Monday.
Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US: Trump
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join IS, to return to the US -- despite her recent public plea to come back and stand trial in America.
Imran seeks evidence on Kashmir attack, India dubs it 'lame excuse'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday denied his country's involvement in the Kashmir suicide bombing and sought "actionable intelligence" but New Delhi asked Islamabad to "stop misleading the world" and take "credible action" against terrorist masterminds operating from its soil.

Pakistan foreign secretary meets P-5 envoys, rejects India's allegations on Kashmir attack
ISLAMABAB: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has met the envoys of P-5 nations and rejected India's allegations of Islamabad's involvement in the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Five killed in US industrial park shooting
WASHINGTON: Five persons have been killed and several others injured after a gunman opened fire at an industrial park in the US state of Illinois, police said.
Brazil dam collapse: Death toll rises to 58, over 300 missing
RIO DE JANEIRO: The death toll from Brazil's collapsed tailings dam climbed to 58, with 305 people still missing in southeast Brazil's Minas Gerais state, said local authorities.
Canadian Ambassador to China fired amid Huawei controversy
OTTAWA: John McCallum has been fired as Canadas Ambassador to China after the diplomat made a controversial statement regarding the detention of Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Vancouver over accusations of helping the Chinese tech firm dodge American sanctions on Iran.
Trump backs down, agrees to Democrats' terms to end government shutdown

NEW YORK: Taking a blow to his outsize ego, US President Donald Trump has agreed to the Democrats' terms to end the debilitating government shutdown temporarily so that they could work on a separate border security plan paving the way for a regular budget.

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