Category: Current Affairs

Pak Handing Over PoK to China

Pakistan is handing over control of Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to China, according to reports in The New York Times. The newspaper reported two developments in the region – rebellion against the Pakistan rule and an influx of around 11,000 Chinese soldiers.
China apparently wants easy road and rail access to the oil rich Gulf region through Pakistan in order to transport cargo and oil tankers to the Chinese built Pakistani Naval base at Gawadar, Pasni and Armara in Baluchistan, which is to the east of the Gulf region.

Iraq on High Alert over Bombings

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki placed the country on high alert while warning of likely attacks in the country in a statement that was read on State television.He said that there...

Diplomatic Row Between India and China

China’s refusal of visa to an Indian Army General has trigged off a diplomatic row between the two countries with India retaliating by refusing visa to three Chinese army officials slated to visit the country.
During the Annual Defence Dialogue between the two countries held in January this year, the visit of an Indian officer of the rank of a General to China was agreed upon without naming the officer.

Jimmy Carter Gets Fellow Citizen Freedom in Korea

Jimmy Carter is expected to return to the United States from his visit to North Korea along with a fellow American who was incarcerated in the communist country for illegally entering it.
Aijalon Mahli Gomes, a US citizen was sentenced to eight years of hard labour and a fine for illegally crossing into North Korea.
However, he was released on humanitarian grounds and on the personal request of Mr. Carter to North Korea’s Premier Kim Jong-II.

Man Stabbed in US for Being Muslim

New York City Police arrested a 21 year old American for stabbing a taxi driver only because he was a muslim. According to police, Michael Enright, the accused first asked the cab driver whether he was a muslim before stabbing him.
The cab driver Ahmed H Sharif from Queens was stabbed several times. Enright has been charged with attempted second degree murder as a hate crime.

It’s Embarassing: Woods’ Ex-Wife

While claiming to have been through hell, Elin Nordegren, ex-wife of Tiger Woods, asserted that she never hit Woods. In an interview with People magazine, she said she did not hit Woods in November last year when he drove his car over a fire hydrant and termed the rumours that she clubbed Woods as ridiculous.

Jet Crashes in China

43 people were killed and 53 others injured when a jet crash landed in China on a fog shrouded runway and burst into flames. The Henan Airlines’ jet with 91 passengers and five member crew crashed near the Lindu airport on the outskirts of  Yichun city, reported Xinhua News Agency.
China Central Television showed firefighters dousing the burning plane with hoses and later digging through the wreckage of the jet.

150 Congo women raped

Two armed groups raped more than 150 women in the North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo over a period of four days last month said United Nations officials.
“Victims of the attack, which occurred on 30 July in the village of Bunangiri are receiving medical treatment and have also been provided psycho-social care,” the U.N. officials said in a statement.