TikTok is “digital fentanyl”, says incoming GOP China committee chair

Highlighting the negative impact of TikTok on young minds, GOP Rep Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, the incoming chairman of a new House select committee on China on Sunday (local time), termed it as “digital fentanyl” that acts like an addictive drug China’s government is providing to Americans, reported CNN. Gallagher in an interview programme […]

Delhi makes it compulsory for all construction sites of 5,000 sq mtrs to install anti-smog guns

As stubble burning season begins in north India and with pollution levels in the national capital increasing, the Delhi government has begun started implementing its Winter Action Plan. The Delhi government has made it compulsory for construction sites with an area of 5,000 sq metres or more to install anti-smog guns. […]

China’s CPEC damaging environment in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan

Although Pakistan termed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, CPEC as a game-changer for the country’s ailing economy but the fact of the matter is that Chinese mega projects are showing an adverse impact on Gilgit-Baltistan’s environment leading to uncontrollable pollution and irreversible depletion of aquatic ecosystems. Under the banner of CPEC, […]

Former Afghan prez Hamid Karzai says facing ‘troubles’ with travelling abroad

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that he is facing “troubles” in travelling out of the country. In an interview with an Iranian media outlet on Wednesday, Karzai said that the former head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah was also facing the same issue, according to Khaama Press. […]

J-K: Two persons smuggling drugs from Pakistan arrested in Kupwara, 500 gm heroin seized

Kupwara police has arrested two smugglers and recovered 500 gms of heroin brought from Pakistan, said local police on Monday. According to an official statement, the duo tried to escape from a police naka (checkpoint). Noticing the suspicious movement and deliberate intention to jump the naka, police team apprehended the duo […]

Pakistan: People suffer as pleas on damaged bridges go unheard by highway authorities

Despite numerous reminders, the National Highway Authority (NHA) of Pakistan has failed to fix the damaged segment of the Ayub Bridge in Havelian tehsil, according to local residents, reported DAWN. The adjacent Langra Bridge is also susceptible to damage owing to the huge traffic volume. Abbottabad, Galiyat, Kaghan Valley, and Pakistan occupied […]