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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 »

India proposes new ideas to strengthen ties with Bhutan

India proposes new ideas to strengthen ties with Bhutan

THIMPHU: India today proposed new ideas for further enhancing cooperation with Bhutan while asserting that commitments made by the previous government will be fulfilled. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who… Read more »

Pak Taliban warns foreigners to leave country or face violence

Pak Taliban warns foreigners to leave country or face violence

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban has warned all international organizations and individuals to leave the country or face violence as it was in a “state of war”. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah… Read more »

28 killed as Pak Taliban militants attack Karachi airport

28 killed as Pak Taliban militants attack Karachi airport

KARACHI: The brazen attack on Karachi international airport ended this afternoon after a 13-hour gun battle which left 28 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan… Read more »

Foreign Secretary visits Heart to review consulate security

Foreign Secy visits Herat to review consulate security

KABUL: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh today reviewed the security situation for the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat which was attacked last week. Singh flew to Herat in the morning and… Read more »

151 Indian prisoners handed over by Pak at Wagah

151 Indian prisoners handed over by Pak at Wagah

LAHORE: Pakistan today handed over 150 Indian fishermen and another prisoner held for crossing the border to Indian authorities at the Wagah border in a goodwill gesture by Premier Nawaz… Read more »

Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi''s swearing-in ceremony

Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi in Delhi, ending two-day suspense over his decision amid reports that there was stiff… Read more »

Indian Consulate attackers killed in Afghanistan

Indian Consulate attackers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province was today attacked by four heavily-armed gunmen, who were subsequently killed by the security forces after a nine-hour-long encounter. All the diplomatic staff… Read more »

Sharif''s presence at Modi''s oath ceremony to be decided today

Sharif’s presence at Modi’s oath ceremony to be decided today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is still considering attending the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and a final decision will be taken by the evening after… Read more »

Bangladesh Parliament speaker to attend Modi''s oath cer

Bangladesh Parliament speaker to attend Modi’s oath ceremony

DHAKA: Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will represent Bangladesh at the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26. “She (Chaudhury) will represent Bangladesh at the ceremony… Read more »

Several killed in multiple blasts in China's Xinjiang

Several killed in multiple blasts in China’s Xinjiang

BEIJING: Several people were killed and injured today in over a dozen explosions in an open-air market in Urumqi, capital of China’s restive Xinjiang province which is home to mostly… Read more »

Koirala invites Modi to visit Nepal

Koirala invites Modi to visit Nepal

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today invited India’s Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to visit Nepal and expressed hope that bilateral ties between the two neighbors will be further strengthened under… Read more »

Afghan election results confirm Abdullah-Ghani run-off

Afghan election results confirm Abdullah-Ghani run-off

KABUL: Afghanistan’s presidential election will go to a second-round vote on June 14 between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, final results showed today. “After… Read more »

2 Indian journos virtually expelled from Pakistan, India to take up matter

2 Indian journos virtually expelled from Pakistan, India to take up matter

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: The two Indian journalists posted to Pakistan have been virtually expelled by the Pakistan government without assigning any reasons. Press Trust of India’s (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and… Read more »