Trump Criticizes ‘Nasty’ Denmark Over Cancelled Visit

Kathmandu,Aug 22 : US President Donald Trump has called the Danish leader “nasty” after she rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland. He lashed out hours after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she was “sorry” that Mr Trump had abruptly called off a state visit to Denmark. She has dismissed the suggestion of such a land deal as “absurd”. Queen Margrethe II invited Mr Trump to visit Denmark on 2 September, and the manner of his cancellation has stunned the...

Japanese Crown Prince In Bhutan

Kathmandu,Aug 21 : Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino and Prince Hisahito of Japan are in a visit to Bhutan. Bhutanese King and queen granted an Audience to Japanese Royals. According to Bhutanese online Kunsel, tollowing the Audience, the Japanese Imperial Family were invited to lunch at the Lingkana Palace. The Imperial Family arrived in Bhutan on Saturday for a private visit on the invitation of Bhutanese King.

Trump urges India, Pak to reduce tensions

Washington,Aug 20 : US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged South Asian neighbors India and Pakistan to endeavor towards reducing tensions in the region. In a telephonic conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump described the situation in Kashmir as tough and urged PM Modi to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. Trump said in a tweet that he called to his ‘good friends Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, about trade, strategic partnerships and,...

Trump focuses on mental illness

Manchester,Aug 16 : President Donald Trump has said that he wants to focus on mental illness to prevent mass gun violence, not gun control. Addressing the supporters at a rally in New Hampshire, he said he wants to re-open mental institutions across the country, but did not provide details on his proposal. He said: “We will be taking mentally deranged and dangerous people off of the streets so we won’t have to worry so much about them. A big...

Thousands rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong,Aug 11 : Thousands of protesters rallied in Hong Kong defying police ban on marches on Sunday. Protests took place in various locations across Hong Kong, including at the city’s international airport. Violent demonstrations have plunged Hong Kong into a political crisis. Black-clad protesters swarmed the airport arrivals hall and chanted ‘Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our time.’ (Agencies)

Anushka Sharma starts campaign against animal cruelty

Mumbai,Aug 11 : Actress Anushka Sharma has started a campaign demanding strict laws against animal cruelty. The campaign has been named #JusticeForAnimals and Anushka. She also asked for strict laws to punish the offenders. Anushka has been deeply moved with the incident involving Lucky – a dog who got badly beaten up in Mumbai and died subsequently. Highlighting several gruesome cases of animal atrocities across India, Anushka posted a note demanding policy change. Anushka said: “Lucky was not the...

Manage land better to prevent catastrophic breakdown

Kathmandu,Aug 09 Climate change, land degradation and deforestation are combining to jeopardise global food security unless radical changes are made, warn scientists from around the world Humanity will have to manage land more efficiently to avert a climate breakdown, a United Nations scientific report has warned. Growing human pressure is already degrading land globally and climate change is adding to these pressures, it said. Crucially, better land management alone will not be enough to solve the problem. It has...

Pakistan To Downgrade Diplomatic Relations With India, Take Kashmir Matter To UN

Kathmandu,Aug 08 : Pakistan said on Wednesday it will “downgrade” diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with arch-rival India after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status. According to Khaleej Times, Pakistan announced on Wednesday that it is expelling the Indian High Commissioner and suspending bilateral trade with its nuclear-armed neighbour, days after New Delhi stripped the disputed Kashmir region of its special autonomy. “We will call back our ambassador from Delhi and...

India’s Former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Dies

Kathmandu,Aug 07: Sushma Swaraj, India’s former external affairs minister and a senior member of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has died at the age of 67. Swaraj died of a heart attack on Tuesday after being rushed to the emergency ward of All India Institute of Medical Science hospital in New Delhi, the Press Trust of India reported. She was the external affairs minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet from 2014 to 2019. After undergoing...

Everything in Mecca gets 5 stars — and online reviews of other holy sites are wildly inflated, too

Kathmandu,Aug 07 For the millions of Muslims preparing to gather in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 9 for the hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage to the Grand Mosque in Mecca, planning is a major part of the process. Back in the year 630 CE, when the first hajj was made, pilgrims journeyed for months to reach Mecca, many by camel. Today, followers of Islam mostly fly there. Many also book hotels and restaurants based on reviews posted on websites like TripAdvisor, Hajj Ratings or Ummah.com. Yet online...

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