1. Pakistan’s Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi accuses India of plotting a fresh military attack saying it has “reliable intelligence” reports, something which India dismissed as “war hysteria”.

Click to Read – CNN News

  1. In a country where nearly half the population is engaged in agriculture, BJP’s election manifesto woos farmers by promising a slew of welfare schemes to them including a reward of Rs. 6,000 per year to all the farmers under the Farmer Welfare Scheme and a pension from the Central Government.

Click to Read – Economics Times

  1. Devastation continues in Iran due to heavy floods affecting about 1,900 cities, towns and villages as around 86,000 people forced to evacuate homes and live in emergency shelters ahead of heavy rain forecasts.

Click to Read – The Guardian

  1. Indian authorities imposed curfew in Nowhatta area of occupied Kashmir and stringent restrictions in other parts of Srinagar city, in a bid to prevent people from staging demonstrations against the injuring of detainees at Srinagar Central Jail by Indian forces personnel by using pellet guns and tear gas shells.

Click to Read – Hindustan Times

  1. Per the report of OHCHR, military helicopters are alleged to have blind fired upon Rohingya Muslims who were tending their cows and paddy fields in the Buthidaung township of South Myanmar, resulting in the death of at least 7 civilians and severe injuries to 18 others, evoking severe condemnation by Human Rights organisations worldwide and issuance of a war crime warning by the United Nations.

Click to Read – Thompson Reuters

  1. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announces Germany’s willingness to host some of the 64 migrants from Libya trapped on the rescue vessel Alan Kurdi, which has been prevented from entering ports in Italy and

Click to Read – Human Rights News Worldwide

  1. Kurdish-Turkish painter, photographer, and journalist Zehra Dogan who was imprisoned for her art work depicting Turkish military operations in the Kurdish majority Turkish city of Nusaybin, honoured with the 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Arts Award.

Click to Read – Human Rights Turkey

  1. South Korea declares National Emergency in response to one of the largest wildfires on record which originated from a spark at a transformer near Gangwon Province, north-east of Seoul and fanned by strong winds, which spread through the mountain region which hosted the Winter Olympics last year, to the cities of Sokcho and Gangneung.

Click to Read – BBC News

  1. The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, marks World Health Day, with a reiteration of the United Nation’s stance on health; that it is a fundamental human right and not a privilege.

Click to Read – UN News

  1. In a message to commemorate the 25 year anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, a massacre which witnessed the death of at least 800,000 Tutsis, UN chief Antonio Guterres warns of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

Click to Read – UN News


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