Tuesday, April 20, 2021Leaders' consensus to maintain peace at borders cannot be 'swept under carpet', India tells China

Beijing, Apr 20: India has told China that the significance of the consensus reached between their leaders to maintain peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) cannot be "swept under the carpet" and called for the complete disengagement of troops in eastern Ladakh to rebuild bilateral ties strained by the "serious incidents" which has strongly impacted the public opinion.

In a candid addre


Tuesday, April 20, 2021India needs Hydrogen partnership with Japan for clean energy goal, says envoy

New Delhi, Apr 20: India should have a strategic partnership with Japan on Hydrozen that would help the country in its plan to have clean and green energy, says Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan.

Thirty-eight per cent of India’s total installed electricity generation is based on renewables. This is about 136 GW now, and it is expected to reach a target of 175 GW by next year and


Tuesday, April 20, 2021Peace at border essential for development of ties: India tells China

New Delhi: India on Monday reiterated that maintenance of peace and tranquility in border areas is an essential basis for the development of Sino-India relations as it underlined the need for Beijing to respect mutual concerns, sensitivities and priorities.
Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri made the remarks during an interaction with Chinese scholars from various think-tanks and universit


Tuesday, April 20, 2021British PM calls off India visit

New Delhi: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called off his planned visit to India next week due to the coronavirus situation, in second such cancellation over the pandemic.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said both sides decided by "mutual agreement" that the prime minister of the United Kingdom will not visit India next week.
The UK government last


Monday, April 19, 2021Pak FM denies India-specific agenda behind UAE visit

Abu Dhabi: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday welcomed "third-party mediation" to ease Indo-Pak tensions but denied an India-specific agenda behind his ongoing visit to the UAE.
"I am here for a bilateral visit and not an India-specific agenda. My agenda is UAE-Pakistan and not India-Pakistan," Qureshi, who is here on a three-day visit, told the local Khaleej Times newspa


Monday, April 19, 2021LAC standoff: China refuses to leave hot springs, Gogra

New Delhi: The standoff between India and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh is more than a year old now. After eleven rounds of military discussions, the issue is yet to be resolved as the Chinese are reluctant to return to the troop locations before the start of standoff.
During the last round of talks at the Corps Commander-level on April 9, China has refuse


Sunday, April 18, 2021Twitter suffers partial outage, users unable to send DMs

NEW DELHI: Twitter went down in the US and the micro-blogging platform said it was working on to fix an issue with its servers.

Twitter users, especially on the east coast of the US, reported problems with page loading and were unable to send tweets and direct messages (DMs).

“Tweets may not be loading for some of you. We’re working on fixing a problem and you’ll be back on the timeline soo


Sunday, April 18, 2021Amid LAC standoff, PLA recruiting more Tibetans

New Delhi: China’s military has stepped up efforts to recruit more Tibetans amid the dragging border standoff with India on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), holding special recruitment drives across Tibet Autonomous Region since the beginning of the year, people familiar with developments said.
People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officials have criss-crossed the Tibet Autonomous Region to hold recru


Saturday, April 17, 2021NIA filed chargesheet against 7 narco smugglers in RS Pura regarding narco-militancy case

JAMMU: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Saturday filed a chargesheet against seven “narco smugglers” in RS Pura regarding narco-militancy case.

In a statement issued here, NIA said that today it filed charge-sheet against seven narco- smugglers associated with Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) namely i) Gurpartap SIngh r/o Tarn Taran, Punjab, ii) Sham Lal r/o Jammu, J&K, iii) Ajeet Kumar a


Saturday, April 17, 2021Haj aspirants asked to get jabs

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Haj Committee on Friday said that the intending pilgrims, who have applied for Haj 2021, should take the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine immediately so that they can be administered the second dose before undertaking the holy pilgrimage in June.
The development comes a day after the Haj Committee of India (HCI) said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the


Saturday, April 17, 2021Pak asks India to appoint lawyer for Kulbhushan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday again urged India to appoint a lawyer to represent death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav to implement the verdict of the International Court of Justice.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC), while hearing the case on Thursday, asked the Foreign Office (FO) to approach India about appointing a counsel and clarifying the issue of jurisdiction of the case being heard by the co


Friday, April 16, 2021No Hajj without two vaccine doses: Hajj Committee of India

April 16: In a major development, the Hajj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Hajj pilgrimage unless they have taken the two vaccine doses.

The HCI CEO Maqsood Ahmed Khan made the announcement late on Thursday following the latest directives from the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry and the Indian Consulate-General in Jeddah.



Friday, April 16, 2021PaK resident repatriated

Jammu: A man, who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control into India, was on Thursday sent back to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on humanitarian grounds, officials said.
The Indian army handed over Ghulam Qadir to authorities in PoK at the Poonch-Rawalakote crossing point in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, they said.
The officials said the hand over of Qadir, a resident of Ghim vil


Friday, April 16, 2021India stood firm against China: CDS

New Delhi: India has stood firm against China, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday, adding that it will not get pushed.
“India has stood firm on the northern borders, and we have proven that we will not get pushed. In whatever we have been able to achieve in standing firm, in preventing a change of status quo, we have been able to gather world support,” CDS Rawat while s


Thursday, April 15, 2021India, Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai to calm down tension on Kashmir: Reuters

NEW DELHI: Before the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to follow the 2003 ceasefire agreement on February 25, officials of the intelligence agencies of the two countries, India’s R&AW and Pakistan’s ISI held secret talks in Dubai the preceding month to calm down tensions on Kashmir, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Quoting sources, the Reuters report


Thursday, April 15, 2021India, Pakistan among nations with stake in stable future of Afghanistan: US President

APRIL 15: US President Joe Biden has said India, Pakistan, Russia, China, and Turkey have a significant stake in the stable future of Afghanistan and these regional stakeholders should do more to bring peace in this war-torn country, from where he will withdraw all American troops by September 11.

“We will ask other countries in the region to do more to support Afghanistan, especially Pakistan


Thursday, April 15, 2021Seventeen people killed by roadside blast in Somalia

Mogadishu, Apr 15: At least 17 people died as a result of a roadside bomb that hit a minibus not far from Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, media reported.

According to the Garowe Online media outlet, two people also sustained injuries in the explosion, which occurred as the bus was traveling from Mogadishu to the southern Middle Shabelle region.

The Al-Shabaab group (part of the Al-Qaeda ter


Thursday, April 15, 2021British PM shorten trip to India

LONDON: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reduced the length of his trip to India later this month because of the COVID-19 situation in the country, the British Prime Minister’s spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Johnson will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit.

According to Reuters, the spokesperson told reporters that the decision was made following discussions w