In a major turn of events, hundreds of locals gathered outside Manipur Chief Minister N. In a setback for Twitter, India’s Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a plea from the microblogging site challenging Indian government’s orders to block tweets and accounts. The IMF on Friday reached a staff-level pact with Pakistan on a 3 billion US dollars stand-by arrangement – a decision long-awaited as Pakistan is teetering on the brink of default. Unannounced load-shedding and hefty electricity bills have left residents of Pakistan’s Karachi frustrated and angry. Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Abdul Momen reacting sharply to appeals by rights bodies to the United Nations on Bangladesh Peacekeepers, has termed the calls as fabricated. Mohibullah Taib, Counsellor of Human Rights at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Geneva during a UNHRC meeting this week emphasized that Afghanistan is currently facing the most devastating impacts of climate change, endangering the lives and livelihoods of Afghans.Amid tight security, the first batch of more than 3,400 pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra, was flagged off by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha early on Friday.