And in Nepal, embattled Prime Minister K.P. Oli has claimed, in what seems to be a last ditch attempt to save his chair, that Ram s Ayodhya nagri is actually a village to the west of Birgunj, a Nepali town that borders India. We gave Sita to Prince Ram, but we gave the prince too from Ayodhya, not India, Oli said at a function in his home Monday, quoted by the Nepali website Setopati .
When news of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China emerged in December 2019, no one could have imagined how quick it would spread its wings and cast a shadow over the world. Today, the pandemic has caused over 9.63 million deaths worldwide.
With billions to fall back on, Jio started a price war that led to mobile tariffs tumbling drastically, which despite being great news for customers created plenty of troubles for the rest of the telecom industry. The company's strategy to hand out freebies to win over customers caught the competition by surprise, resulting in heavy losses for established players like Vodafone, and Idea. Almost two years on, with these carriers being put under more than Rs 7.7 lakh crore debt, some big casualties have been reported.
Wrestler Mohammad Inam Butt has once again kept Pakistanâ€™s flag high by winning the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games Wrestling competition on Saturday. 29-year-old Inam, also a gold medalist of Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, completely outclassed his opponent Melvin Bibo of Nigeria in the final of 86kg weight category. Mohammad Inam (Gold) and Tayyab Raza (Bronze) with their medalsÂ Â The Pakistani wrestler didnâ€™t allow the opponent to earn a single point and won the contest 6-0 in just two rounds. He had earlier defeated Jayden Lawrence in the first bout before overpowering Indiaâ€™s Somveer in theÂ quarterfinal and Alexander Moore in the semifinal on his way to the Gold medal. Following his win, Inam was critical of the government, claiming he had not been provided with any funds for training. â€œI had demanded Rs1 million from the government to prepare for this event but did not receive anything. Along with the Pakistan Wrestling Federation, I spent my own money and was able to win the first Gold medal for the country.â€ Inam appealed to the government to concentrate on sports so Pakistan can prosper in this field.Â Â This is Pakistanâ€™s first gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and overall fifth medal. Two other wrestlers Mohammad Bilal and Tayyab Raza won the Bronze while weightlifters Talha Talib and Nooh Butt also received Bronze medals in their respective categories.
The real Christmas spirit of gift giving and receiving took place on his two previous stops on his Christmas tour. In Moscow, India and Russia signed deals that could eventually total over $150 billion in value. In Kabul, India gifted to the Afghans four attack helicopters and the keys to Afghanistan™s shiny new parliament building. Overall, it was a grand closure to a big year for India™s prime minister; deepening the already-rich relationship with Russia, reinforcing the kind of benefactor role that India is keen to cement for itself in Afghanistan, and doing just enough with Pakistan to assuage concerns in Washington DC, London, Moscow and Beijing that India genuinely seeks to solve problems with Pakistan, rather than stoke them.Where does this leave Pakistan? Hopefully, smarter. Pakistani leaders have long asserted that there is national consensus on the need for better relations with India. Yet this consensus seems paralysed by the regionâ€™s history. Though Kashmir remains the core dispute, in 2016, Pakistanâ€™s concerns are about Indiaâ€™s intentions in Afghanistan, particularly Indian support for troublesome elements in the tribal areas and Balochistan. India has done little in the past to assuage these concerns, and in Kabul, Modi showed that India will pay even less heed in the future to Pakistani insecurities about Indiaâ€™s role in Afghanistan.
After initially refusing to feature in the ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Pakistanâ€™s experienced batsman Mohammad Hafeez has joined the Dhaka Dynamites.Hafeez had claimed that he turned down an offer to play for the Chittagong franchise since the squad also included tainted left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir. However, the franchise had denied making any offer to the batsman.