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Modi, Sharif exchange pleasantries during SAARC retreat

Modi, Sharif exchange pleasantries during SAARC retreat

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif today exchanged “pleasantries” during an informal retreat of SAARC leaders in Dhulikhel, a day after they ignored each other… Read more »

Pakistan stalls inking of SAARC connectivity agreements

Pakistan stalls inking of SAARC connectivity agreements

KATHMANDU: Pakistan today stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its “internal process”, notwithstanding other countries, including India and Sri… Read more »

PM seeks concerted efforts to combat terrorism at SAARC Summit

PM seeks concerted efforts to combat terrorism at SAARC Summit

KATHMANDU: Six years to the day when Pakistani terrorists killed 166 people in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the pledge taken by SAARC nations to combat terror and… Read more »

Modi, Sharif maintain distance at SAARC Summit

Modi, Sharif maintain distance at SAARC Summit

KATHMANDU: They shared the dais but leave alone a handshake, there was no exchange of courtesies between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan during the nearly three-hour SAARC Summit here… Read more »

Modi proposes special facility for funding SAARC infra projs

Modi proposes special facility for funding SAARC infra projects

KATHMANDU: Seeking to strengthen economic ties within the SAARC region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today proposed a special purpose facility to finance infrastructure projects and called for common standards to… Read more »

Pakistan pushes for active role for observers in SAARC

Pakistan pushes for active role for observers in SAARC

KATHMANDU: Pakistan today sought greater involvement with the observer nations in the eight-member SAARC bloc, saying it should build on convergences and minimize divergences and called for a “dispute-free” South… Read more »

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India to provide immediate visa for patients from SAARC: PM

KATHMANDU: Pledging to extend all possible cooperation to SAARC countries in diverse fields, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India will provide immediate medical visa for the patient and… Read more »

Will consult Kashmiri leaders before talks with India Sharif

Will consult Kashmiri leaders before talks with India: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Ignoring India’s opposition, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan will hold dialogue with Kashmiri separatists to take them into confidence before engaging in peace talks with India. “It is… Read more »

Rajapaksa calls snap polls to seek record third term

Rajapaksa calls snap polls to seek record third term

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called early elections today, seeking an unprecedented third six-year term in office amid signs of a drop in popularity and demands of his powers… Read more »

China rejects reports of its troops training Pak soldiers

China rejects reports of its troops training Pak soldiers

BEIJING: China today dismissed reports that its troops are training Pakistan Army soldiers along the India-Pakistan border, saying that the allegation is not backed by facts. “There are no facts… Read more »

Pak Hindus seek PM Sharif's support against atrocities

Pak Hindus seek PM Sharif’s support against atrocities

ISLAMABAD: A Hindu representative body in Pakistan has sought support from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the formation of an inter-faith committee in an effort to end rising atrocities against… Read more »

Death toll in Pak suicide attack at Wagah Border rises to 61

Death toll in Pak suicide attack at Wagah Border rises to 61

LAHORE: The death toll in the horrific suicide attack that shook Pakistan minutes after the popular flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah climbed to 61 today, even as security agencies arrested about… Read more »

US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack

US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack

ISLAMABAD: The US today offered to provide any assistance to Pakistan to track down the perpetrators behind the “senseless” terrorist attack at Wagah Border that killed at least 61 people…. Read more »

Myanmar may amend constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency

Myanmar may amend constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency

NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar’s parliament will consider amending the country’s constitution – which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president – ahead of elections next year, an official… Read more »

Nearly 200 people buried in massive landslide in Lankaka

200 buried in massive landslide in Lanka

COLOMBO: Nearly 200 people were feared to have been buried alive in Sri Lanka after a devastating landslide triggered by rains destroyed the homes of mostly Indian-origin plantation workers, as… Read more »

China-Afghanistan to crackdown on Xinjiang

China-Afghanistan to crackdown on Xinjiang

BEIJING: China and Afghanistan have agreed to step up crackdown on the training camps of Uighur militants active in China’s restive Xinjiang province even as it eyed major investments in… Read more »

B'desh tribunal sentences Jamaat-e-Islami chief to death

Bangladesh tribunal sentences Jamaat-e-Islami chief to death

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was today sentenced to death by a special tribunal for the war crimes committed by him during the 1971 independence war against… Read more »

India seeks transit from Pak to supply wheat to Afghanistan

India seeks transit from Pak to supply wheat to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: India has sought permission from Pakistan to export over a million tonnes of wheat through its territory to Afghanistan, a move opposed by the local milling industry which fears… Read more »

Hindus in Pakistan demand holiday, aid package on Diwali

Hindus in Pakistan demand holiday, aid package on Diwali

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s minority Hindu community leaders have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept their demand for a public holiday on Diwali and announce a special aid package for them… Read more »

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Pak needs to ‘incite’ those ‘fighting’ in Kashmir: Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to “incite” those “fighting” in Kashmir. “We… Read more »