Fire in Spa Hotel Northeastern China Kills 19 People

Recently in North-Eastern China, a fire broke out in the spa hotel that killed almost 19 people.  This fire tore through a hot springs hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin that lead to killing 19 people and causing 23 others to be taken to the hospital. According to the investigations, the fire at the four-story Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, a spa resort visited mainly by domestic tourists, broke out just after 4:30 a.m. It’s believed to have started in a kitchen on the second floor. The flames of the fire swept through an area of about 400 square meters before being extinguished after three hours, as more than 30 fire engines and 100 firefighters who rushed to the scene.  Firemen successfully rescue around 20 people who were trapped in the hotel and another 80 were evacuated from the building. On another side, the casualties treated in hospital were in the 40 to 70 age range. The actual number of the people who are killed were not immediately available. Earlier reports stated the number to be 18 that has now reached 19 after a survivor died while in hospital. Local authorities said a legal representative of the hotel was in criminal custody for the sake of suspected fire safety negligence. It is known that China has a pretty good record when it comes to the safety of the buildings and malls. China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said it would launch a nationwide fire safety inspections in buildings along with hotels, sauna, hospitals, schools and shopping malls. Heartfelt condolences for the deaths, people, and families...

Two drivers Caught almost Seven Times over drink-drive Limit in Scotland

These days, the main targets have been drivers who are causing deaths while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. not long ago, two drivers had been arrested at an alcohol level seven times over the legal limit in Scotland.  Well, these two motorists were stopped in rush hour, with the first driver who was a  49-year-old man, at seven times over the legal limit of 22 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath. The following day a 55-year-old woman was stopped in Bridge of Don and was found to be in excess of eight times the legal limit. Well, both of these incidents occurred during the time of the afternoon, during busy commuter times when there is increased traffic on the road. Thankfully neither of these drivers were involved in any collisions, according to the reports. It has been stated by the police that despite of the fact of the strong promotion over the years across the UK about the dangers and risks of drink-driving and the highly-publicized reduction of the Scottish drink-drive limit in 2014, it is still disappointing that some do think it is safe and acceptable to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. The activity of drink driving or driving under the influence is not acceptable and should never be. Scotland police are fully committed to tackling this inconsiderate, as well as anti-social and potential life-ending behavior and will continue to enforce the drink-drive legislation across the region on a daily basis. Hence those who do fail drink/drug drive tests can face a minimum 12-month driving ban as a criminal record...

China is all Set to play a constructive role to Improve India-Pakistan Relations.

China has previously announced that they are set to play a constructive role in the improvement of India-Pakistan relations.  In one recent meeting, they highlighted that they are all willing to play a “constructive” role in improving ties between India and Pakistan and hailed the aspect of the outreach by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan to improve bilateral relations. Beijing has clearly stated that they are not getting to know the clear meaning of being constructive as stated by China Government. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang stated that: “We welcome the positive remarks made by the Indian and Pakistani leaders on improving the bilateral relations”.  He added: “As a common neighbor to Pakistan and India, China firmly supports the two sides enhancing dialogue and increasing mutual trust and properly handling to solve their differences. And we hope that they can jointly stay committed to the regional peace and development. China is willing to play a constructive role in this aspect”.  On mentioning of being in a constructive role, he stated that: “I just said we are glad to see the positive remarks by India and Pakistan on improving their bilateral relations and all the efforts that are conducive to the improvement of their relations and peace as well as stability in the region. We welcome that and we will play a constructive role in this respect”. He further said: “I cannot give a non-judgemental or in what aspect, what area, what we will do.” On another side, Prime Minister India, Narendra Modi has also written a letter to Imran Khan on his...

Pakistan Announces to ban the use of state funds in first-class air Travel by Government Officials

In one of the recent cabinet meetings by the newly-appointed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, a ban was imposed on first-class air travel by the President, Chief Justice, as well as Senate Chairman and the National Assembly speaker. In the same meeting, it was suggested that the working hours in view with the government institutions have also been revised. Moreover, discretionary funds of the Prime Minister, as well as federal ministers and members of the National Assembly have been abolished. Additionally, another important decision taken by the cabinet was the formation of task forces for the purpose of the upgrading shanty settlements across the country and launching tree planting initiatives in main cities. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had spent 51 billion Pakistani rupees that were around $417,825,150 government funds only in one year by exercising his “discretionary powers”.  In the same way, President Mamnoon Hussain, also distributed public money in amount of 90 million Pakistani rupees on his own “discretionary spending”, but the new Prime Minister has decided not to use palatial Prime Minister House and instead lives on a small portion of it that was a previously used residence by the military secretary to the prime minister. He has also the decision to use only two vehicles and keep two servants. He refused to follow an elaborate official protocol. Some of the strict decisions have been made by the side of the new Prime Minister of Pakistan that is definitely bringing some change in the mindset of Pakistan. Now let’s see who will stand in favor of these decisions and who will oppose...

Suspect Arrested in Murder Case of Asma

Indian Police have finally woken up and on a Sunday morning they arrested the main suspect, added with the 4 other men, in the rape and murder case of a six-year-old girl named Asma in Dunyapur, a town in Lodhran district. Asma was reported missing on February 19th of this year. She was found to be dead less than a week later on February 24, near a pond and her body mutilated. The autopsy report confirmed the girl was killed after being raped. Upon further investigation, police have come up with a timeline that the main suspect in the case, Asma’s 19-year-old cousin Ali Haider, who has been accused of raping the child and then killing her.  The suspect has himself confessed to molesting and killing Asma. Four of the other suspects are also the close relatives of Asma who were arrested within 100 meters from the crime site. The complete autopsy of the Asma was carried out under the supervision of the Lodhran District Police Officer (DPO) Ameer Taimoor at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ). The DPO report, as the autopsy, confirmed the fact that the girl was raped before killing her. Further details about the case will be disclosed as the forensic report is issued. According to Dr. Waseem Iqbal, who is the medical superintendent at DHQ hospital Lodhran, stated that the victim was killed 48 hours before the dead body was found.  Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken the notice of the whole incident and is expected to make the visit to the family of Asma....

Iraq Condemns to Death 15 Turkish Women as Linked With ISIS

It has recently been reported that Iraq has condemned to death about 15 Turkish women because of their link with ISIS.  The Iraqi criminal court sentenced to death the women after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State group. It was stated that one of the Turkish women, who was also accused of joining the jihadist group, was given a life sentence, adding they had all acknowledged the charges against them. All of the women were accompanied by their  children and were dressed in black. Their ages ranged between 20-25 years old. One of the Turkish women did admit in her statement that she made her way to Iraq illegally to join their husbands who were heading to fight as for the purpose of the self-proclaimed “caliphate” straddling vast areas of Iraq and Syria. One of the women even told the judge that she has often taken participation in the fight as against the Iraqi forces alongside the jihadists. Furthermore, not long after the sentencing, another group of foreign widows of ISIS fighters told a court hearing attended by an AFP journalists that they had been fooled or threatened by their husbands to head to Iraq. Iraq, which has detained at least 560 women, as well as 600 children, identified as jihadist or relatives of suspected ISIS fighters, is wasting no time in putting them on trial. Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers the courts to convict those who are believed to have helped ISIS, even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks. It also allows for the death penalty to be issued against anyone – including...