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Saudi Crown Prince gives his private jet to Imran for US travel
ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman gave Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his private jet as he left for the US after his two-day visit to the Kingdom, media reports said on Sunday.
Imran orders crackdown on benami assets
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered all deputy commissioners and heads of development authorities to launch a nationwide crackdown against benami assets.
63 killed in Kabul wedding bombing
KABUL: At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests, an Afghan government official said.
Trump addresses Taliban deal with senior advisors
WASHINGTON: The president of the United States met his national security team to discuss peace negotiations with the Taliban, which could lead to the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
Pro-Khalistan Sikhs hold protest with Pakistanis outside UN on Kashmir
NEW YORK: Pro-Khalistan Sikhs joined by some Pakistanis held a protest outside the UN demanding the restoration of Kashmir's special status.
J&K events unfolding as per Nazi-inspired RSS ideology: Imran
ISLAMABAD: After accusing India's BJP government of having a "racist" ideology and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having the "mindset of Hitler", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said the events in Jammu and Kashmir were unfolding "exactly according to RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology".
Kim supervised test-firing of 'new weapon'
PYONGYANG/SEOUL: North Korea on Sunday said the country's leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test-firing of a "new weapon" in the launch of two projectiles the previous day and expressed "great satisfaction" with the result.
Maryam Nawaz remanded in NAB custody till Aug 21
LAHORE: An accountability court here on Friday granted the country's anti-corruption watchdog physical remand of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz as well as her cousin Yousaf Abbas till August 21.
20 killed in mass shooting at Texas Walmart
WASHINGTON: At least 20 people have been killed and another 24 injured in a mass shooting in the US city of El Paso, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed.
Trump can use military funds for border wall: US SC
WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Donald Trump to use $2.
North: Missile launches 'warning' to S. Korea 'warmongers'
SEOUL: North Korea has called the test of two short-range ballistic missiles, under its leader Kim Jong-un's guidance, a "solemn warning" to the South Korean "warmongers", the state media reported on Friday.
Pak-based terrorists fought in Kashmir, JeM operates in India: Imran Khan
NEW YORK: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that some terrorists in Pakistan had fought in Kashmir while asserting that he had the army's support for disarming them and for overtures to India.
USA Sikh Children Get Leadership Lessons at a Summer camp
WASHINGTON: Over 105 Sikh youth were given leadership training based on Guru Nanak’s principles of meaningful life at a week-long camp held in Maryland, USA.
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.
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