Thursday, September 19, 2019UN Chief asserts Indo-Pak dialogue for resolving Kashmir issue

United Nations, Sep 19: UN Chief Antonio Guterres has asserted that dialogue between India and Pakistan was an absolute essential element for resolving the Kashmir issue.

He said that human rights must be fully respected in the territory.

Dialogue between India and Pakistan is an "absolute essential element" for resolving the Kashmir issue and his good offices are available if both sides as


Thursday, September 19, 2019Imran leaves for two-day Saudi Arabia visit

Islamabad, Sep 19: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday left for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, ahead of his trip to the US for the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, an official statement said.

Khan has been in "regular contact" with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the Kashmir issue, Dawn news quoted the PMO statement as saying.

The Prime Minister ha


Thursday, September 19, 2019New Jersey Governor 'sells' his state to India Inc.

Mumbai, Sep 19: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US later this week, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy on Thursday made a passionate appeal here to Indian businesses for making investments in his state.

Describing himself as the 'Head of Sales', Murphy said not only was New Jersey ready to welcome the Indian business community but also has on offer what the latter were l


Thursday, September 19, 2019Ignoring protests, Gates Foundation to give Modi global award

New York, Sep 19:The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be awarding the Global Gatekeepers Award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in India's achievement sanitation, the organisation has announced.

"Modi is receiving an award at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the progress India is making in improving sanitation, as part o


Thursday, September 19, 2019No India talks unless J&K special status restored: Imran

Islamabad, Sep 19: Pledging to present the "Kashmir case" at the UN General Assembly "like no one ever did before", Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there was no use talking to India unless restored Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

He made the statement at a presser on Wednesday after inaugurating the Integrated Transit Trade Management System at the Pakistan-Afghanistan bor


Wednesday, September 18, 2019Facebook removed 26mn terror-related content in 2 years

San Francisco, Sep 18: Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company.

"We have identified a wide range of groups as terrorist organizations based on their behaviour, not their ideologies,


Wednesday, September 18, 2019China says Kashmir issue may not be a major topic during Modi-Xi summit

Beijing: China said the Kashmir issue may not be a major topic of discussion during the planned 2nd informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, notwithstanding the high voltage campaign by its close ally Pakistan over India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tension between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir'


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Trump says will meet Modi, Imran Khan

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump has said that he would meet Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Imran Khan "soon", while maintaining that tensions between the two South Asian neighbours had reduced.

The US President made the comments while speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday.

He said "a lot of progress was made", in reference to deescalation o


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Unprecedented gesture by Trump shows he considers Modi his friend and ally

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump's decision to join Prime Minster Narendra Modi for the mega diaspora event "Howdy, Mody!" in Houston on September 22, suggests that Trump considers Modi to be his friend and ally, a former top Pakistani diplomat said Monday.

"President Trump is signalling clearly that while he may have hosted (Pakistan) Prime Minister Imran Khan, it is Prime Minis


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Bill Gates to honour India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Seattle (US), Sep 17: Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honouring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region.

A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition signatures to the Gates Foundation's Seattle headquarters on Monday, asking the world's la


Tuesday, September 17, 2019Will meet India, Pak PMs soon: Trump

Washington, Sep 17: US President Donald Trump said he will be meeting the prime ministers of India and Pakistan soon, even as he maintained that tension between the two Asian countries had reduced.

While Trump will address Indian-Americans, along with PM Modi, at the "Howdy Modi!" event in Houston on September 22, the American president did not say when or where will he be meeting PM Khan.


Monday, September 16, 2019Chinese amphibious warship sighted in Indian Ocean

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Indian Navy had located a Chinese amphibious warship in the southern part of the Indian Ocean during surveillance earlier this month, defence sources said here on Monday.

The warship, a Landing Platform Dock (LPD), was located by a Navy P-8I surveillance aircraft.

According to Navy sources, Chinese vessels regularly use the route which starts from the Malacca Strait i


Monday, September 16, 2019Pakistan refuses backdoor talks with India

Islamabad, Sep 16: Pakistan has refused to engage in backdoor talks after some powerful countries as well as certain Muslim states sought de-escalation of the ongoing tensions between the two neighbours over the Kashmir issue, the media reported on Monday.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was also requested to tone down his verbal attacks on his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, an informed


Monday, September 16, 2019Trump's attendance at 'Howdy Modi' will emphasize strong ties with India

New Delhi/Washington, Sep 16: The White House has confirmed President Donald Trump's attendance at the September 22 'Howdy Modi' event organised by the Indian diaspora in Houston, adding that his participation would be "a great opportunity to emphasize strong ties" between the two nations.

The White House said in a statement that President Trump "will travel to Houston, Texas, and Wapakoneta,


Monday, September 16, 2019US Democratic presidential candidates raise Kashmir issue

Washington: The issue of Kashmir can be seen echoing the Democratic Party corridors as it prepares for the US Presidential elections next year.

Kamala Harris and Beto O'Rourke, who are trying to get the Democratic Party nomination to run for President, have raised the Kashmir issue in their speeches.

This information is according to reports published in the Pakistani media. These reports cl


Saturday, September 14, 2019India, Malaysia undertake joint naval exercise

New Delhi, Sep 14: India and Malaysia are conducting a joint naval military exercise to test inter-operability of their navies in South East Asia and Western Pacific regions.

Two warships, INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan, have been despatched by the Indian Navy to Malaysia for the bilateral exercise. The sea phase of the exercise, which is named 'Samudra Laksamana', is at present underway off the


Saturday, September 14, 2019'Kashmir restrictions hindering Muharram processions a negative'

United Nations, Sep 14: The head of a UN body to promote cultural and religious harmony has said that the restrictions in Kashmir that prevented Shias from holding their Muharram procession is a "negative".

"Anything that puts obstacles or don't allow people to respect each other is negative," Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), said on Frida


Saturday, September 14, 2019US lawmakers urge American envoys to facilitate de-escalation of Indo-Pak tension

Washington, Sep 14: A group of American lawmakers have expressed concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the US envoys in India and Pakistan to facilitate de-escalation of tension between the two countries as it presents "tremendous danger" to global peace and a clear national security risk for the US.

In a letter to the US Ambassadors to India and Pakistan -- Kenneth Juster


Saturday, September 14, 2019Drone attacks strike major Saudi Aramco facility, oilfield

Dubai, Sep 14: Drones attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and an oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, though Yemen's Houthi rebels previously laun


Saturday, September 14, 2019Imran tries to ratchet up global Muslim sentiment against India

Muzaffarabad, Sep 13: With his appeal to Muslim-majority countries and the global community failing to fetch any results, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday tried to ratchet up Muslim sentiments against India over Kashmir.

Addressing a much-touted 'Jalsa' in the capital of 'Azad Jammu and Kashmir', which drew a poor crowd, Imran Khan called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'Hitle