FGN15 PAK-MUMBAI ATTACKER-LD JAILED
Pakistan quietly jails 'dead' 26/11 LeT handler Sajid Mir for over 15 years in terror financing case
Lahore: Sajid Majeed Mir, one of India’s most wanted terrorists and the main handler of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks who was earlier declared dead by Pakistan, has been jailed for over 15 years in a terror-financing case by an anti-terrorism court in the country, which is struggling to exit the grey list of the FATF. By M Zulqernain
Jaishankar meets his counterparts from Tanzania and Solomon Islands; discuss bilateral cooperation
Kigali: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has met his counterparts from Tanzania and the Solomon Islands here and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in various sectors.
US Supreme Court ruling on abortion 'huge blow' to women’s human rights, gender equality: UN human rights chief
United Nations: The UN human rights chief has termed the US Supreme Court ruling that overturned the constitutional right to abortion as a “huge blow” to women’s human rights and gender equality, as UN agencies warned that restricting access to abortion does not prevent people from seeking it but simply makes it “more deadly.” By Yoshita Singh
New plot to oust British PM Boris Johnson after by-election defeats
London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday is facing another brewing rebellion against his leadership of the Conservative Party after the governing party faced two crushing by-election defeats. By Aditi Khanna
FGN36 LANKA-FOREX-LD LIMIT
Lanka limits foreign currency possession by individuals from USD 15,000 to 10,000 to support dwindling forex reserve
Colombo: Cash-strapped Sri Lanka has reduced the limit of foreign currency possession by an individual from USD 15,000 to USD 10,000, in a desperate move to shore up its fast-depleting forex reserve required to fund the import of essentials, including food and fuel.
4 Indian innovators in world’s top '50 Next' gastronomy gamechangers list
Bilbao (Spain): Four young Indian innovators have been named among the world’s top 50 leading gastronomy gamechangers in a prestigious list celebrating the next generation of leaders creating sustainable solutions for the global food and drink industry. By Aditi Khanna
FGN26 BANGLA-LD PADMA BRIDGE
PM Hasina opens Bangladesh's longest bridge, calls it symbol of country's pride
Dhaka: The landmark Padma Bridge is not a pile of brick and cement but a symbol of Bangladesh's pride, capacity and dignity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday as she inaugurated the country's longest bridge entirely built with domestic funding. By Anisur Rahman
FGN39 LANKA-US-LD DELEGATION
High-level US delegation to visit economic crisis-hit Sri Lanka from Sunday
Colombo: A high-level US delegation to visit Sri Lanka will arrive here on Sunday to hold talks with the country’s top leadership to help it resolve the current economic crisis as the island nation, which is on the brink of bankruptcy, is struggling to pay for the import of essentials, including food and fuel.
Pak PM urges Balochistan people to ensure security of ‘friendly’ foreign investors
Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged the people of Gwadar in Pakistan's restive Balochistan to ensure security of “friendly” foreign investors, including from China, who are making huge investments for the development of the impoverished but resource-rich province. By Sajjad Hussain
'Promote consumption of lassi and sattu to boost employment and reduce expenditure on tea imports in Pakistan'
Lahore: A top educational body in Pakistan has proposed a novel idea to boost employment and reduce the expenditure on tea imports in the cash-strapped country: promote the consumption of local drinks such as lassi and sattu. PTI MRJ