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One in three women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner in their lifetime, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. According to the report, this violence starts early — one in four young women (aged between 15-24 years) who have been in a relationship will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties. Intimate…

‘US helped India in border conflict with China by providing information’ China still hasn’t withdrawn from “several forward positions” it seized during clashes with Indian forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), a top US military commander told lawmakers at a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Hindustan Times reported that Admiral Philip S. Davidson, who commands the US military’s Indo-Pacific Command, also told lawmakers that the US had helped India over its border conflict by…

Seven years after Russia ‘violated international law’ and annexed Crimea, the United States has said that it does not recognise Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. In a press statement, the White House said that Russia violated the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. “The United States continues to stand with Ukraine and its allies and partners today, as it…

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. He met his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees, the prime minister’s house. On Wednesday, Khan met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and also attended the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Conference aimed at promoting bilateral trade and investment. In his address, he said wealth creation needs stability, and the only way forward for the subcontinent is to resolve existing issues…

New Delhi: The European Union today said it has taken note of recent steps such as District Development Council elections and the resumption of 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir, and was looking forward to a number of other important steps, including the early organisation of the Legislative Assembly polls. The comments by a spokesperson of the EU came a day after a number of top diplomats from the 27-member bloc returned from Jammu…

India has noted with concern the attempts by “vested interests to misrepresent Jammu and Kashmir’s rich cultural and social mosaic to divide the people” after the New York State Assembly passed a resolution calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare February 5 as Kashmir American Day. The resolution to observe February 5 as Kashmir American Day was passed by a majority vote in the New York State Legislative Assembly and the Governor of New York…

New York State Assembly has passed a resolution to observe February 5 as Kashmir American Day. The resolution to observe February 5 as Kashmir American Day was passed by a majority vote in the New York State Legislative Assembly and the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo issued the notification after the assembly passed the resolution. This Resolution makes New York the first State to recognise Kashmir American Day which would “celebrate the Kashmiri identity”. It…

Two people were killed and three injured in an explosion near a “Kashmir Solidarity Day” rally in Quetta on Friday, reported Samaa TV. The explosion took place inside a truck, parked outside deputy commissioner’s office on Anscomb Road in the city, the report added. One injured was said to be in a critical condition. On 5 February, Pakistan marks “Kashmir Solidarity Day” that is also a national holiday in the country. The report quoted witnesses…

Unfazed by case filed against her by the Delhi Police on Thursday, alleging ‘criminal conspiracy’ and an attempt to ‘promote enmity between groups’, the teen climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has again tweeted in support of the protesting farmers in India. Greta tweeted, “I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest.” However, the Delhi police has said that the FIR did…

Delhi Police has lodged an FIR against climate change activist Greta Thunberg over her recent tweets on farmers’ protests in India, a Delhi based media organisation reported. Greta Thunberg posted on her Twitter account in solidarity with the farmers’ agitation. In the first tweet on Tuesday night, Greta Thunberg wrote “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India” and shared a CNN article on the ongoing farmers’ protest in India and how internet has…