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China hails Indian Army's 'objective understanding' on LAC

China hails Indian Army’s ‘objective understanding’ on LAC

BEIJING: China today appreciated the Indian Army’s response on recent reports of incursions by the PLA in Ladakh, saying it reflected “objective understanding” of the “special situation” along the borders…. Read more »

China punishes officials for practicing faith

China punishes officials for practicing faith

BEIJING: Grappling to put down militancy in Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, China has punished 15 local officials for violating disciplinary regulations, including “practicing religion”, barred by the ruling Communist Party. The… Read more »

Pak Anti-government protesters besiege parliament

Pak anti-government protesters besiege parliament

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri asked his… Read more »

Pak govt committees to hold talks with Imran, Qadri

Pak govt committees to hold talks with Imran, Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government has said it was ready to discuss all “constitutional” demands put forth by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek and announced formation of two committees, consisting of… Read more »

Pak PM rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address

Pak PM rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address

ISLAMABAD: Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said it is the “main source of tension” in Indo-Pak relations and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new… Read more »

Thousands of anti-government protesters march toward Islamabad

Thousands of anti-government protesters march toward Islamabad

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Thousands of anti- government protesters, encouraged by a last-minute court verdict allowing peaceful demonstrations, began their march today from Lahore to Islamabad as the fear of violence gripped Pakistan’s… Read more »

Pak dubs Modi's remarks on terrorism as 'baseless rhetoric'

Pak dubs Modi’s remarks on terrorism as ‘baseless rhetoric’

ISLAMABAD: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused it of indulging in a proxy war against India, Pakistan today hit back by dubbing it as “baseless rhetoric” and said… Read more »

Indo-Pak trade has increased despite border tensions study

Indo-Pak trade has increased despite border tensions: study

ISLAMABAD: Trade between India and Pakistan has been continuously rising despite recurring border tensions but is yet to tap its estimated potential of USD 12 billion, according to a study… Read more »

I was treated better than I expected in Pak jawan

I was treated better than I expected in Pak: jawan

ISLAMABAD: A BSF jawan, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab River and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, today said he was treated “better” than his… Read more »

1 Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

1 Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

PESHAWAR: A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured today when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade… Read more »

Army takes over security of Pakistani capital from today

Army takes over security of Pakistani capital from today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government today handed over the security of capital Islamabad to the army for three months under a controversial decision taken recently, days ahead of a major anti-government rally… Read more »

Nepal PM discusses ways to make Modi's visit a grand success

Nepal PM discusses ways to make Modi’s visit a grand success

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today met leaders of all 31 political parties to discuss key issues, including a key power trading pact, to be taken up with Prime Minister… Read more »

Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal

Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal

KABUL: Afghanistan’s floundering attempts to declare a winner of its presidential election inched forward today with a deal allowing an audit of all votes to restart, but the United Nations… Read more »

Swaraj meets Nepalese counterpart; discusses a range of issues

Swaraj meets Nepalese counterpart; discusses a range of issues

KATHMANDU: Looking at further expanding bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held talks with her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey here on a range of issues and resolved… Read more »

Pak army kills 35 fleeing militants in air attacks

Pak army kills 35 fleeing militants in air attacks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s air strikes today killed at least 35 militants who were trying to flee from the restive North Waziristan tribal region, where the military is mounting a major offensive… Read more »

Swaraj holds talks with Bangladesh counterpart; meets Hasina

Swaraj holds talks with Bangladesh counterpart; meets Hasina

DHAKA: India and Bangladesh today made forward movement on key issues like visa simplification for certain categories as well as cooperation on supply of electricity from a Tripura-based power plant…. Read more »

Pak cleric returns to lead ''revolution'', clashes erupt

Pak cleric returns to lead ‘revolution’, clashes erupt

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Amid high drama, Canada-based divisive cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri returned to Pakistan today after authorities diverted his Islamabad-bound flight to Lahore fearing unrest in the capital, as clashes between his supporters… Read more »

8 HuJI militants get sentenced to death in B''desh

8 HuJI militants sentenced to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Eight HuJI militants, including its chief, were today sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi court for a 2001 bomb attack targeting Bengali New Year celebrations that claimed 10 lives…. Read more »

1 lakh flee Pak tribal belt as military operation continues

1 lakh flee Pak tribal belt as military operation continues

PESHAWAR: About 100,000 people have fled the troubled North Waziristan tribal region as curfew was relaxed in the area where the Pakistan Army has launched an all-out offensive against the… Read more »

India announces concessions for Bhutan

India announces concessions for Bhutan

THIMPHU: Seeking to push further the relationship with Bhutan, India today announced a number of measures and concessions including the exemption of Bhutan from any ban on export of milk… Read more »