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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 »

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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 »

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‘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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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One country in neighborhood producing, exporting terror: PM

VIENTIANE: In a fresh jibe at Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there is “one country in our neighborhood” which “produces and exports” terror as he called on the… Read more »

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Obama puts South China Sea back on agenda at summit

VIENTIANE: President Barack Obama put the long-simmering dispute in the South China Sea front and center on the agenda at a regional summit today as it became clear that most… Read more »

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India backs freedom of navigation in SCS, seeks respect for law

VIENTIANE: Terming sea lanes passing through the strategic South China Sea as the “main arteries” of global trade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India supports freedom of navigation as… Read more »

Vientiane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during a bilateral meeting at 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI9_8_2016_000070A)

PM meets Obama on sidelines of EAS

VIENTIANE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here, their eighth meeting in the last two years. “Two democracies… Read more »

Hangzhou: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the opening session of G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Sunday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma  (PTI9_4_2016_000103B)

Modi arrives in Laos to attend ASEAN, East Asia Summits

VIENTIANE, Laos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today in the Laotian capital to attend the ASEAN-India and the East Asia Summits to strengthen India’s trade and security ties with… Read more »

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6-yr-old Indian girl braves axe-wielding robber in NZ burglary

MELBOURNE: A six-year-old Indian girl has won praise for her brave attempt at stopping an axe-wielding robber, who attacked an employee at her father’s store in New Zealand in a… Read more »