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Bangladeshi aircraft with Sheikh Hasina on board makes emergency landing in Turkmenistan

Bangladeshi aircraft with Sheikh Hasina on board makes emergency landing in Turkmenistan

Dhaka, November 27 (Dhaka Tribune):A Bangladesh Biman aircraft with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on-board made an emergency landing in an international airport in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat on Sunday, due to a technical fault discovered mid air, Biman Bangladesh said. The plane was carrying also a high-level delegation comprising of the Prime Minister and her cabinet colleagues Khandker Mosharraf Hossain and...

Cut from the same cloth, Gen.Bajwa will be as hostile to India as his predecessor Gen.Sharif: Analysts

Cut from the same cloth, Gen.Bajwa will be as hostile to India as his predecessor Gen.Sharif: Analysts

New Delhi, November 27 (Times of India/NIA): Although the Pakistani media have said that the newly appointed Pakistan army chief, Gen.Qamar Javed Bajwa, considers domestic terrorism as a greater danger to his country than India, most analysts in India believe that as the army chief of Pakistan, Gen.Bajwa is likely to be as hostile to India as his predecessors, including...

Gunmen attack Indian jail, rescue gangsters and a dreaded Sikh terrorist

Gunmen attack Indian jail, rescue gangsters and a dreaded Sikh terrorist

Chandigarh, November 27 (NIA): In a meticulously planned and swift operation, unidentified men armed with automatic weapons sneaked into a high security prison in Nabha in India’s Punjab state on Sunday, opened fire and rescued six prisoners including two terrorists, three gangsters and the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh alias Mintoo. The operation, which took just 10 minutes, was conducted...

Sirisena to write to Trump asking him to help free Sri Lanka from human rights allegations

Sirisena to write to Trump asking him to help free Sri Lanka from human rights allegations

Colombo, November 27 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he will write to the US President-elect Donald Trump, seeking his help to get Sri Lanka freed from allegations of human rights violations during Eelam War IV and send a “Special Representative” to explain Sri Lanka’s case. “I will write to President (Donald) Trump to...

Pakistan rules out tit for tat response to India’s military actions

Pakistan rules out tit for tat response to India’s military actions

Islamabad, November 26 (Dawn): Pakistan reiterated on Friday that it would not respond in kind to Indian aggression but vowed to defend its borders, waters and space against any attacks by the neighboring country. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz presented policy statements in the National Assembly on Friday hinting that...

Sri Lankan Police probe clash at leading international school

Sri Lankan Police probe clash at leading international school

Colombo, Nov 26 (NIA) - Sri Lankan Police on Saturday said it had launched a probe into a clash between student groups at a leading international school in Colombo on Friday. The incident occurred on Friday late noon when a group of around 30 students from a leading private school had barged into a leading international school and assaulted one...

Denied medical facilities China’s transgenders resort to risky self-medication

Denied medical facilities China’s transgenders resort to risky self-medication

An almost total lack of expert medical guidance poses major health risks, but activists are working to change things, writes Xie Wenting in Global Times Almost every day, Pipi (pseudonym), a 37-year-old transgender woman living in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, receives medical questions from other trans people in need. Their questions include how to get prescription hormones, how to use them...

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