China rejects India’s objection over Diamer-Bhasha dam

Beijing on Friday rejected the objection raised by New Delhi over the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam and said economic cooperation between China and Pakistan was aimed at promoting economic development and improving the well-being of the local population. While responding to a question about the construction of the dam during a media briefing in Beijing, مزید پڑھیں

German prosecutors charge Indian citizen with spying for RAW

German prosecutors have charged an Indian citizen with espionage on behalf of India’s foreign intelligence agency. The Indian national Balvir S. is suspected of acting as “an intelligence agent,” the federal prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe said in a statement. On January 10, 2020, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office brought charges against the Indian citizen Balvir S. مزید پڑھیں

Malaysia to ease ban on congregational prayers before Eid as cases decline

Muslim-majority Malaysia will ease a ban on mass prayers in mosques, starting from Friday and ahead of this month’s Eid festival, the government said, as it gradually relaxes curbs that have helped rein in the coronavirus. The news follows last week’s re-opening of many businesses in Malaysia, which has a tally of 6,819 infections and مزید پڑھیں

Australia church fined for illegally advertising purported “miracle” virus cure

A church in Australia has been fined for unlawfully advertising a purported “miracle” coronavirus cure that contains a bleach product, the Therapeutic Goods Administration said Wednesday. The medical regulator said MMS Australia had received 12 fines totalling Aus$151,200 (US$98,000) for promoting its “Miracle Mineral Solution” (MMS), which the TGA said contained a high concentration of مزید پڑھیں

France tiptoed out cautiously out of Covid-19 lockdown

France tiptoed out of one of strictest lockdowns,allowing non-essential shops,factories and other businesses to reopen for the first time in eight weeks. With the world’s fifth highest official death toll, France is also re-opening schools in phases and its 67 million people can now leave home without government paperwork, although documentation is still needed for مزید پڑھیں

KSA increases VAT by threefold, suspends handouts in coronavirus-led austerity drive

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced that the kingdom will triple its Value Added Tax (VAT) and end monthly handouts to citizens as part of a series of austerity measures emerging from record low oil prices and a coronavirus-led economic slump. The measures, which state media said would boost state coffers by 100 billion riyals ($26.6 مزید پڑھیں