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Remains of the building in which explosion took place in Karachi on 21 October

5 killed, 7 injured in explosion inside building in Pakistan’s Karachi

Officials say there was no trace of IED on the scene and initial investigations suggest the explosion could have been caused due to a gas leak.
People stand on a roof of a house amidst debris of a passenger plane, crashed in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday. Photo | Reuters via ANI

Pilots of crashed PIA Airbus could have become rusty due to lockdown, safety chief says

Bloomberg- Europe’s top aviation-safety official said that pilot rustiness following global groundings at the height of the coronavirus crisis may have been a factor in the fatal crash of a Pakistan International Airlines plane. It’s reasonable to ask whether the tragedy of the Airbus SE A320 jetliner that hit a suburb of Karachi in May, killing all but two of the 99 people on board, would have happened without the Covid-19 pandemic, European Union Aviation Safety Agency Executive Director Patrick Ky said Tuesday. “The pilots did not seem to be as fluent in the way they were conducting their flights as they should have,” Ky said in a media briefing arranged by the A4E association of European airlines. “If you haven’t flown for three months, six months, you need to be retrained in some way in order to come back.” Flight PK8303 initially touched down without deploying its landing gear, damaging the...
Passengers sit on a bus' roof as the vehicles wades through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Karachi | Photographer: Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

15 die as monsoon lashes Karachi, Pakistan declares holiday to tackle ‘disaster-like’ crisis

Pakistan hasn’t experienced monsoon floods this bad since 2010, which have left thousands homeless. The weather office recorded a total of 345 mm of rain in August so far.

Former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja shares fake image, then gets trolled for foul language

Ramiz Raza shared an image on Twitter which he claimed was a submerged area in Karachi. When social media users called the image fake, he used foul language in response.

MEA slams Pakistan for linking Karachi terror attack to India, calls remarks ‘absurd’

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had alleged that clues of the strike at the Pakistan Stock Exchange were leading towards sleeper cells activated by India.
A still from the viral video claiming a Chinese man was caning a Pakistani man | Twitter

Sudhir Chaudhary, CNN-News18 share graphic caning video, but it’s not from Karachi

Chaudhary and CNN-News18 falsely suggested video showed a Chinese engineer attacking a Pakistani driver in Karachi. Original video is from Malaysia.
Men walk on the debris at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday. | ANI

Crashed PIA A-320 had grazed Karachi airport runway at 200 mph without landing gear

After abrupt descent that unnerved air-traffic controllers, crew of PIA jet briefly put it on runway with wheels still up, grinding along on its two engines.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi crashed into a residential colony near the Jinnah International Airport. | Twitter | @ANI

Crashed PIA plane’s pilot ignored 3 warnings from ATC to lower altitude

The crash of Pakistan's national flag carrier, in which 97 people were killed and two miraculously survived, is one of the most catastrophic aviation disasters in the country's history.
Men walk on the debris at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday. | ANI

Only 2 survive PIA flight that crashed in Karachi with 99 people on board

Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK-8303 from Lahore crashed Friday minutes before landing, damaging close to 30 houses.
File photo of an Air India plane | Representational image | Commons

‘Assalaam Alaikum!’ — Pakistan Air Traffic Controller (ATC) praises Air India

Pakistan's Flight Information Region & ATC have praised the airline for its special flight operations to Europe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.