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Wani urges world to take notice of India’s constitutional terrorism against Kashmiris

Flays Indian MHA notification, terms as a ploy to change Kashmir’s demography, Islamabad:   (Parliament Times)    Urging world human rights bodies to take effective notice of India’s constitutional terrorism against Kashmiris, veteran political and human rights activist Altaf Hussain Wani has vehemently criticized Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification regarding amendment in Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Act and …

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UN launches plan to address potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

Altaf Hamid Rao. Establishes global fund to support low and middle-income countries, MIRPUR (AJK):     The new corona-virus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core, claiming lives and people’s livelihoods. The potential longer-term effects on the global economy and those of individual countries are dire, a UN press statement issued late Tuesday said. The report continued that in a …

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US headed for ‘very painful two weeks’ in fight against coronavirus: Trump

WASHINGTON:     President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned of a “very painful” two weeks as the United States wrestles with a coronavirus surge that the White House warns could kill as many as 240,000 Americans. “This is going to be a very painful, a very, very painful two weeks,” Trump told a press conference at the White House. Trump described …

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Coronavirus transforms New York as US overtakes China toll

Islamabad:     Emergency field hospitals were readied in New York’s Central Park and at the home of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday on a day when the US death toll from the coronavirus surpassed that of China. The pandemic has killed some 1,000 New Yorkers and President Donald Trump warned in Washington of “a very, very painful two weeks” …

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Italy extends lockdown until ‘at least’ April 12

ROME:      Italy on Monday extended an economically crippling lockdown until “at least” mid-April to stem coronavirus infections that have claimed a world-leading 11,591 lives. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said any easing of containment measures would be done incrementally to ensure Italy does not give up gains it has made against the extraordinary disease. The near three-week shutdown “had …

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Coronavirus death toll in US crosses 3,000 as world continues lockdown

PARIS:    The number of coronavirus cases in the United States continued to rise on Tuesday with the death toll crossing 3,000. Despite slivers of hope in stricken Italy, tough measures that have confined two-fifths of the globe´s population to their homes are being broadened. Moscow and Lagos joined the roll call of cities around the world with empty streets, …

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British nationals stuck in Pakistan look upon both governments for assistance

LONDON:     Hundreds of British citizens are stuck in Pakistan due to the travel restrictions which ban international flights to and from the country till April 4. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a two-week ban on international flights as a precaution to stop COVID-19 from entering the country. Earlier, PIA had announced four special flights to the UK …

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Peak US death rate likely in two weeks: Trump

Islamabad:     President Donald Trump said Sunday that the peak death rate in the United States from the coronavirus pandemic was likely to hit in two weeks and extended “social distancing” guidelines until April 30. “Easter should be the peak number,” Trump said of the Christian holiday which falls on April 12. “The modelling estimates that the peak in death …

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Wani pays eulogizing tributes Jalil Andrabi

Voices concern over plight of Kashmiri prisoners. Islamabad:    (Parliament Times)     Veteran human rights activist and senior vice chairman Jammu and Kashmir National Front Altaf Hussain Wani has paid eulogizing tributes to prominent martyred Kashmiri lawyer and a leading human rights activist, Jalil Ahmad Andrabi on his 24th martyrdom anniversary. In a statement issued here on Monday Wani said …

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Boxer Amir Khan to donate Rs40 million to Pakistan for coronavirus relief

Islamabad:    Pakistani origin British boxer Amir Khan has announced to donate Rs40 million to Pakistan to help fight the novel coronavirus. Khan also offered to use his Islamabad boxing academy as a quarantine for the coronavirus patients. Earlier, boxer Amir Khan had offered to give his 60,000 square foot four-story building to help people affected by the coronavirus in …

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