Day: February 22, 2019

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

BEIJING — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial “social credit” system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior. Some 5.5 million people […]

Delegation of ReT teachers led by Sukhnandan Choudhary meets Governor

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 22: A delegation of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers led by former Minister Sh. Sukhnandan Choudhary, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. The delegation expressed its gratitude to Governor for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, creating supernumerary posts […]

Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has re-instated a ban on two charities linked to Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group that has carried out attacks in India, the interior ministry said on Friday. The ban comes as Pakistan faces international pressure to act against militant groups, […]

Cricket: BCCI asks ICC to snap ties with ‘terror’ supporting nations

NEW DELHI – The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has written to the game’s governing body urging the cricket community to sever ties with any nation from where “terrorism emanates”, its chief administrator said on Friday. The move follows a suicide-bomber attack last week that […]

‘Don’t mess with Pakistan,’ India is told amid Kashmir tension

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Pakistan will respond to any attack by India with “full force”, the army said on Friday amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, as Islamabad said it took over the base of a militant group that claimed a deadly bombing in Kashmir. Army spokesman Major […]

Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in J&K’s Baramulla

Srinagar, Feb 22: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Sopore township of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning, police said. Acting on specific input, the security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore, they said. A senior […]

Terror financing watchdog FATF condemns Pulwama terror attack

New Delhi, Feb 22: Expressing grave concern, international terror financing watchdog FATF Friday condemned the Pulwama terror attack and said Pakistan has failed to demonstrate a proper understanding on funding of terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba In a statement, the Paris-headquartered Financial Action Task Force (FATF) said […]

Report: US company to stop sales of genetic tech in Xinjiang

BEIJING — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. says it will no longer sell or service genetic sequencers in China’s mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang following criticism that they were used for surveillance that enabled human rights abuses, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company in Waltham, Massachusetts, cited its […]