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New York City Mayor declares Oct 19 as Waris Ahluwalia Day

NEW YORK: In a rare honor, New York City declared October 19, 2016 as Waris Ahluwalia day in recognition of the Sikh-American actor and designer for his “powerful” message of… Read more »


India calls for global action against chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS: India voiced deep concern over terror groups acquiring chemical weapons, asserting that the international community must take urgent measures and decisive actions to prevent possibility of any future… Read more »


India used Goa BRICS Summit to outmaneuver Pak: Chinese media

BEIJING: India has “outmaneuvered” Pakistan by effectively branding it as a “regional pariah” during Goa BRICS-BIMSTEC summit where the country presented itself as a “bright spot”, strengthening its case for… Read more »


UN top court throws out Marshall’s nuclear case against India

THE HAGUE: The UN’s highest court today threw out a bid by the tiny Marshall Islands to sue India for failing to halt the nuclear arms race, saying it lacked… Read more »


Indian architect’s creation opens in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: A unique handmade pavilion, believed to Australia’s largest bamboo structure designed by an Indian architect using all organic materials from India, opened here in Queen Victoria Gardens. The third… Read more »


Indian-origin man acknowledges role in daughter-in-law’s murder

TORONTO: A 67-year-old Indian-origin man in Canada has acknowledged his role in covering up the 2009 murder of his pregnant daughter-in-law by helping his daughter to get rid of the… Read more »


Lanka pulls out of 19th SAARC Summit in Pakistan

COLOMBO: In another setback to Pakistan, Sri Lanka today pulled out of 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, becoming the fifth country to do so after India expressed its inability to… Read more »


China calls on India, Pak to exercise restraint

BEIJING: Expressing concern over the “continuous confrontation and tensions” between India and Pakistan, China today called on both parties to exercise restraint and refrain from escalation of tensions. “As a… Read more »


‘China in touch with India, Pak to bring down tensions’

BEIJING: China today said it is in touch with India and Pakistan through different channels to bring down tensions, asking them to properly deal with their differences and work jointly… Read more »


Indian-origin woman killed in axe attack, court told

LONDON: A 38-year-old Indian-origin woman was killed with multiple blows from an axe allegedly by her ex-banker husband who was suffering from stress, a UK court has been told during an… Read more »


China again declines to confirm backing Pak on Kashmir

BEIJING: For the second time in less than a week, China today snubbed Pakistan by declining to back reports in Pakistani media claiming Beijing’s support for the country in the… Read more »


China denies incursion of troops in Arunachal Pradesh

BEIJING: China today refuted reports of its troops crossing into Arunachal Pradesh saying that the Chinese military abides by the bilateral agreements reached with India concerning the Line of Actual… Read more »

Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Pak carrying out war crimes using terror as state policy: India

UNITED NATIONS: In its sharpest attack on Pakistan, India today called it a “terrorist state” which carries out “war crimes” by using terrorism as an “instrument of state policy”, after… Read more »


Attacks on its civilians staged from Pak, Afghanistan tells UN

UNITED NATIONS: Slamming Pakistan at the UN for providing safe havens to terrorists, Afghanistan said Pakistan has been waging an “undeclared war” on its people by plotting “merciless” terror attacks… Read more »

FILE- In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Two years after sweeping to power, Modi continues to inspire confidence in a majority of Indians, who are pleased about the state of their economy and see the country playing a growing role in the international arena, according to a survey released Monday, Sept.19, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

India, US, Afghanistan reaffirm shared interest against terror

NEW YORK: India, the US and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their shared interests in combating terrorism and advancing peace and security in the region as they explored ways to “coordinate and… Read more »

China's Premier Li Keqiang gestures as he speaks during a news conference, after the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

Li says China-Pak friendship unbreakable but skips ‘K’ word

NEW YORK: References to Kashmir and tensions arising out of Uri terror attack were conspicuously absent in Chinese official media coverage of the meeting between China Premier Li Keqiang and… Read more »

Iran keen to become part of CPEC: Pak

NEW YORK: Iran on Thursday expressed desire to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), that links western China with Gwadar deep-sea port in Balochistan and runs… Read more »


India’s rich club lists just 4 women topped by Savitri Jindal

SINGAPORE: Four women have made it to this year’s Forbes India’s 100 Richest People list, including O P Jindal group Chairperson Savitri Jindal and Biotech pioneer Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. The other… Read more »


31 Indian varsities in top world university rankings

London: India has improved its position in the global higher education, with a record 31 educational institutions making it to a new list of the world’s top varsities topped by… Read more »


India has advantage in Suu Kyi-led Myanmar: Chinese media

BEIJING: Myanmar should not “put all its eggs in one basket”, Chinese state media said today while acknowledging that India has an “advantage” over China in the Southeast Asian nation… Read more »