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Pak spy racket: Visa agent from Jodhpur arrested

NEW DELHI: Espionage ring accused Shoaib was arrested here today after being brought from Jodhpur, with police claiming that he was in touch with the expelled Pakistan High Commission staffer… Read more »


Chinese businesses can make ‘fat gains’ in India: state media

BEIJING: Arguing that anxieties of Chinese businesses in investing in India are “overblown”, official media on Friday said investors can make “fat gains” by cashing in on the rapid growth… Read more »


Ban or no ban, spark goes missing from cracker sales

LUCKNOW: Ban on import and sale of Chinese crackers has had little or no effect on domestically-made ones as traders across major cities report poor business owing to anti-cracker campaign… Read more »


Farooq Abdullah meets PM, presses for dialogue in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation in the Kashmir Valley which continues to witness unrest… Read more »


Dalai’s visit to Arunachal may damage ties: China warns India

BEIJING: China today warned India that bilateral ties may suffer “damage” and peace and stability of the border areas could be affected if it allows Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama… Read more »


India condemns expulsion of its High Commission staffer by Pak

NEW DELHI: Reacting strongly, India today condemned Pakistan’s decision to expel its High Commission staffer in Islamabad, saying the action further confirms that Pakistan continues to be in denial of… Read more »


Indian-origin bus driver burnt alive in Australia

MELBOURNE: In a horrific incident, a 29-year- old Indian-origin bus driver was today burned to death when a man poured some flammable liquid on him in front of several shocked… Read more »


Indian call centers stole USD 300 million from Americans

WASHINGTON: The five Indian call centers, charged with defrauding thousands of Americans, stole more than USD 300 million from their victims, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said. Johnson… Read more »


Indian-origin former student pleads guilty to webcam spying

NEW YORK: A 24-year-old Indian-origin former Rutgers University student today pleaded guilty to attempted invasion of privacy by using a web cam to spy on his roommate who later committed… Read more »


It is for India and Pakistan to resolve differences: US

WASHINGTON: Amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, the US today put the onus on the two neighbors to resolve their differences through talks after they declared a High Commission… Read more »


Pak trade body warns it may suspend trade with India

ISLAMABAD: A leading Pakistani trade body today warned it may suspend trade with India, citing the “current hostile conditions”. The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president… Read more »


Sharif aides meet army chief amid reports of civilian-army rift

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of a rift between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three top aides have met powerful Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif and discussed the… Read more »


Terror is a weapon of cowards: Rajnath tells Pak

GREATER NOIDA: Making a veiled reference, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Pakistan was indulging in a proxy war and has been trying to harm India by taking “cowardly” aid… Read more »


Shivaay aims too high, neglects the basics

Every time the eponymous protagonist of Shivaay swings into action, a Shiva anthem on the soundtrack eggs him on to keep going. It’s a war cry that sounds peppy enough… Read more »


ADB declines to fund Pak big dam project in PoK

ISLAMABAD: The ADB has refused to commit funds for Pakistan’s USD 14 billion dam project on Indus River in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), two years after the World Bank declined to… Read more »


Pak High Commission staffer detained for espionage

NEW DELHI: Reflecting the current Indo-Pak tensions, a staffer of the Pakistan High Commission, described as the kingpin of a spy ring working for ISI, was detained by police for… Read more »


Pak says espionage charges against its official ‘false’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today deplored India declaring its High Commission staffer in New Delhi as persona non-grata for espionage activities, terming charges against the diplomatic official as “false and unsubstantiated”. Foreign… Read more »


Politics should never override policy: PM to IAS officers

NEW DELHI: “Politics should never override policy.” This was the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to IAS officers as a young batch met him here. “The Prime Minister urged… Read more »


No change in rank structure, status of armed forces personnel

NEW DELHI: The Defense Ministry today said there has been no down-gradation or any change in the existing equivalence of the Service ranks vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts. There have been… Read more »


Tata needs to be lauded for making Nano: Bhargava

NEW DELHI: Auto industry veteran and Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava on Thursday said Ratan Tata needs to be given credit for attempting to offer an affordable car to… Read more »