Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida, who reported in the Dawn on a meeting between the civilian government and the military recently, has been put on the Exit Control List, prohibiting him from leaving that country. The ECL is a system of border control maintained by the Government of Pakistan under the Exit from Pakistan Ordinance. Those […]
Pakistan, Feb 29 (ANI): Mumtaz Qadri, the security guard who killed Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, has been hanged to death in Adiala Jail in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi city. Qadri had earlier filed a mercy plea before President Mamnoon Hussain after the Supreme Court maintained his conviction in October last year.
Nepal, Feb 28 (ANI): Five-month long Madeshi agitation in the Southern Terai region in Nepal did not yield any positive results as they were unable to bring the Nepal government to the negotiating table to address their concerns in the newly adopted constitution. In a bid to decide their future course of action, leaders of the Sanyukth Loktantrik Madheshi Morcha recently held a meeting. The party leaders said that more than 25 demands of Madheshis, mentioned in the charter, were turned down by the Nepal government. The people in southern Terai region of Nepal protested for five months against the Nepal’s newly adopted constitution that was promulgated in September last year. The Madheshis felt they had been denied their basic rights. The Madheshis demands include redrawing of the boundaries of the provinces in Terai region, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation.
Lahore, Feb 26 (ANI): The Samjhota Express service, which was suspended due to security concerns following protests in Haryana, resumed its operation. India had suspended the services of Samjhota Express, which runs between Pakistan and India twice a week, on February 22, following widespread protests by the Jat community. Taking about the delay, one of the passengers Sughran Bibi said she had brought her mother-in-law to meet her relatives in Karachi, adding the disturbance in the train service had made them very uncomfortable as they were unprepared for the cold. While another passenger Hamza said their tickets were confirmed, but at midnight they got news that the train service had been suspended due to which he spent five days in travelling.
Waziristan, Feb 25 (ANI): Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif ordered the commencement of the last phase of an ongoing military operation in Waziristan. The operation is aimed at clearing the remnants of terrorists from their hideouts in deeply forested ravines in order to sever their links with their abettors anywhere across the country. Sharif gave these directions during his visit to the Shawal area of North Waziristan to review the progress of the operation.
Nepal, Feb 24 (ANI): Madeshis in Nepal's Terai region are unable to procure cooking gas even when India's supply side resumed after prolonged agitation by the ethnic minority community which lasted for nearly six months. Although several trucks loaded with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum gas) cylinders entered through Birjung border, Madeshis claim that they do not get cooking gas for consumption. The uneven distribution of cooking gas has made life difficult for the Madeshis. The supply system was badly hit due to border blockade by the Madeshis in southern Terai region, resulting in a shortage of essential commodities, including petrol and cooking gas. The Madeshis have demanded that the Nepal government must prioritize the availability of cooking gas for them at the earliest.
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, February 24, 2016:- Leepa Valley, located 105 kilometers from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, gets covered in deep layers of snow throughout the harsh winter season. The residents of the valley face many problems because of the blockade of the routes due to heavy snowfall. The people of the valley demand construction of a tunnel, but their demands fell on the deaf ears of the authorities concerned.
Myanmar/Tokyo, Feb 24 (ANI): A Cooling gel Patch removes fever instantly. Recently, Japan’s pharmaceutical company, Hisamitsu, started to expand their Cooling gel Patch products to Myanmar. At Myitta Clinic in Yangon, the doctor has been recommending cooling gel Patch for patients suffering with fever. The recent political changes in Myanmar opened up a new market for imported consumer products. The Cooling gel Patch`Bye Bye Fever’ is one of the newly introduced health care product, to the local pharmacies in Myanmar. The local stores are staring to make sales of the healthcare goods which were directly imported from Japan. They say those products make benefits to the consumer in Myanmar. This is called “High Pressure Oxygen Room” made by Japanese bulk industry Inc. It’s easy to experience the relaxing effect of this room. Users just get in. Then the operator gets the door to shut properly and turn on the machine. It becomes 1.2 times higher pressure in a few minutes. Users can choose how long they are in the room. They focus on anti aging products. Next to the room they show Himalayan rock salt. For example, they say this ball-shaped rock salt has many effects such as improvement of blood circulation and acceleration of metabolism. This is how to use. After you warm up it in the toaster oven you wrap it up in a towel and put it on the body. Then it works well.
Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, February 23, 2016:- Leepa Valley, located 105 kilometers from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, gets covered in deep layers of snow throughout the harsh winter season. The residents of the valley face many problems because of the blockade of the routes due to heavy snowfall. The people of the valley demand construction of a tunnel, but their demands fell on the deaf ears of the authorities concerned.
Karachi, Feb 21 (ANI): Pakistan's marine forces have arrested 88 Indian fishermen and took sixteen boats into custody for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. A police official said the fishermen, who were arrested on Friday night, have been handed over to Docks Police Station in Karachi for necessary legal action. The arrested fishermen were charged under the Foreign Act and Fisheries Act. The fishermen, who belong to Gujarat, will be produced them before a magistrate on Sunday. India and Pakistan share an extensive oceanic border with each other which is poorly defined, resulting in fishermen on both sides inadvertently crossing over to the other side while netting their catch.
Kanagawa, Feb 18 (ANI): Ninja is the real hero of the war era in Japan and now tourists can meet Ninja characters. At Odawara castle in Kanagawa, the Ninja attracts and entertain the tourists. He even takes visitors pictures and explains them about historic remains. There is a facility for tourists to dress up like Ninja and take pictures. Foreign tourists are more attracted towards Ninja character. Ninja plays an ambassador to introduce Japanese tradition to foreigners. The visitors also practice ‘Shuriken’, a weapon used by Ninja warrior. Tourists from Australia enjoyed using Shuriken. Tourists can also enjoy live fishing at Misaki fishing port in ‘Kanagawa’, south of Tokyo. During winter, Japanese sea provides many other seasonal fish including barracuda, yellowtail and others. Before sending to market, these fishes are divided separately depending on its breed and size. They are later taken for auction at the whole sale market. Splendid alfonsino is uploaded through the year at Misaki fishing port. Especially from winter to spring is the peak season of that fish. It is oily and tasty. Tourist can visit this fishing port freely to see fish uploading. Misaki restaurant is located near the fishing market. It is convenient to enjoy fresh fish meal there. Fresh sashimi and grilled head of Yellow tail is very popular item. Misaki fishing port provides tasty breakfast of fish and best view of Mt Fuji. On every Sunday morning, market is held in the park. It is prosperous with fresh fish, popular Tuna and local vegetable. Japanese express gratitude to rich sea and good environment.
Sweden, Feb 18 (ANI): An explosion severely damaged part of a building that housed a Turkish cultural association in a Stockholm suburb late on Wednesday. A police spokesman said that no injury has been reported yet. He added that no one has been arrested. The police officials further informed that all the windows of the centre were blown out and technicians were on site to investigate the cause. The centre was located in the basement of a building in Fittja, in southwest Stockholm. According to local media reports, witnesses had seen a person throw an object at the building. Media reports also said there was increased security around other Turkish association premises as well as mosques in the Swedish capital. Earlier on Wednesday, 28 people were killed and dozens wounded in Turkey's capital Ankar awhen a car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses near the armed forces' headquarters, parliament and other government buildings.
Ankara, Feb 18 (ANI): A car bomb blast killed at least 28 people in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday night. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said the explosion, which targeted an army convoy, injured at least 61 people.Noury, a local resident was only 300 meters away from the explosion site when the bomb went off, having driven past just 20 seconds earlier. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack, vowing to take military action against the perpetrators and their supporters. The Turkish army has been shelling Kurdish forces in Syria for days. Turkey sees those forces as an offshoot of its arch foe the Kurdistan Workers' Party.
Amsterdam / Tokyo, Feb 17 (ANI): The world's fastest growing audio visuals and systems integration trade show, ISE(Integrated Systems Europe) 2016 saw several professional audiovisual, electronic systems integration and IT industries with over 1,000 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees. The leading business-to-business annual event which opened on February 9 at RAI Amsterdam observed a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge audiovisual technology for professionals working in the commercial and residential installation and integration marketplace. The exhibition features audio and video conferencing, content management and distribution, flat screen displays, cinema and entertainment forums. The event showcases such technologies that enhance the experience of the end users. Casio Computer showcased its industry-first Laser and LED light source projectors. Casio brought core series lineup by adding three new models featuring a 1.5X optical zoom lens. The company will also release five new Advanced Series projectors that offer superior scalability at an affordable price. Unlike the mercury lamp projectors, the Casio laser and LED light source has many benefits. It has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, eliminating the need for lamp replacement and reduces electricity consumption to about half that of a mercury lamp projector. The instant power on and off delivers outstanding usability, without the need of waiting, for a warm up and cool-down time. Casio’s projector development using advanced Laser and LED light source technology have been brought together with the automated production capabilities of Yamagata Casio in Japan, yielding excellent cost performance while maintaining high quality and reliability. Another technology which Japan has introduced is the water-saving toilets. Every day, and everyone is sure to use the toilet. The world population is increasing and more than 100 million people are expected to use new toilets by the year of 2100.
Nepal, Feb 10 (ANI): Sanyut Madeshi Andolan Samity leader, Matrika Prasad Yadav, resolved to restart the Madeshi movement which was called off earlier this week after five months of prolonged agitation by the Madeshi community. The Southern Terai region of Nepal was simmering with protests for the past five months as the ethnic Madeshis felt their interests were marginalized in the newly formed constitution that was promulgated in September last year. The Madeshis have been demanding redrawing of boundaries of new provinces, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation in the newly adopted constitution. Political instability in Nepal led to huge economic losses to the country as all the border trade points were blocked by the protesters choking supply of essential commodities.
Mexico City, Feb 09 (ANI): US- based actor and model Waris Ahluwalia, who was barred from entering the Aeromexico flight in Mexico, sent out a strong message. He said that by stopping him from entering the flight because of his turban gives an opportunity to challenge fear and ignorance, and also to educate, by doing all this with love.
Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.
San Diego, Jan 27 (ANI): A report of an active shooter and shots fired at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego triggered a heavy law enforcement response on Tuesday but was apparently unfounded, Navy officials said. Officials said there was no sign of a shooting and no known deaths or injuries at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.People were evacuated from several building late in the morning as a team searched for an active shooter and possible casualties. Workers from the building were seen coming out in a single-file line with their hands raised in the air, as heavily armed police maintained a perimeter around the site.