Neighbour Nations

PM Deuba thanks PM Modi for sympathies and assistance to Nepal flood victims

The floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed at least 13 people and rendered hundreds of families homeless in Nepal. Meanwhile, PM Modi had telephonic conversation with Prime Minister of Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday and discussed flood situation as well as vows to all possible assist...

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#DoklamStandoff : Japan slams China’s forceful attempt to change status quo in Doklam; supports India

Chines aggression in Doklam, plateau lying in the tri-junction region of Bhutan, China and India is hampering inter-regional peace. India is patiently trying to solve the issue. Japan, another nation which is also facing the issue of Chinese aggression in the South China Sea supports India’s stand on the Doklam issue. Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu has expressed support for India in the Doklam stand-off...

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Nepal-China signed 3 pacts to boost power and energy ties

Nepal and China has signed three pacts to further boost their ties in the power and energy sectors. The pacts were signed to undertake a feasibility study to excavate natural gas and petroleum in the Himalayan country, including in the southern Terai plains...

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Pak PM Abbasi preaches for peace at Pakistan Independence Day, Army violates ceasefire thrice in 24 hrs

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his independence day speech, sought peace with all the nations, on other hand Pakistani troops violates ceasefire three time in the past over 24 hours. Giving special emphasis on its neighbours for peace, Abbasi said "Pakistan desires positive and constructive relation with all countries of world, especially with its neighbors on basis of sovereign equality in conformity with UN resolutions on subject with view to ensuring durable peace in the region"...

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Deadly flood claims 57 lives in Nepal; India vows to assist

Number of people died due to flood and landslides triggered by incessant rains has gone up to 57 in Nepal. Twenty two districts have been affected by heavy rains. Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had telephonic conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara and discussed flood situation along the Indo-Nepal border...

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#BIMSTEC : Nepal pledges to work with India towards combat terrorism

Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that terrorism continues to be the greatest threat to peace, democracy, development and good neighborliness. He said Nepal and India should focus on result-oriented approach and work together for concrete outcome of various past understandings and pacts, including implementation of various India-funded projects in Nepal...

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Ouster of Nawaz Sharif is a setback for Pakistan, challenge for India

"Elected governments in Pakistan have less to fear from the Indian Army than from their own- with good reason. For almost 60 years, since October 1958, politicians have lost every battle to gain the higher ground of civilian supremacy,” these fateful words by a well known Pakistani author and intellectual, F.S. Aijazuddin, adequately sum up the current situation in Pakistan...

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Pakistan Election Commission directs ruling PML-N to replace Chief Nawaz Sharif

The Election Commission of Pakistan today issued a notice to the ruling Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) asking it to appoint a new leader to replace Nawaz Sharif as its chief. The Commission said he cannot lead the party after disqualification under the Political Parties Order 2002...

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China killer earthquake: 13 dead, 175 injured; relief work underway

As per reports by Chinese media, the death toll from Tuesday's strong earthquake has risen to 13, with the number of those injured being 175. The earthquake measuring 7.0-magnitude struck at 9:19 pm at a depth of 20 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center...

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American NSA: Pakistan should change ‘paradoxical’ policies towards militants

The American National Security Adviser Gen H R McMaster has, on behalf of US President Donald Trump, asked Pakistan to change its ‘paradoxical’ policies of supporting the militants causing the country great losses...

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New Pak PM Abbasi vows to implement so called ‘CPEC’ on time

New Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sworn to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a project that poses security challenges for India. The Pakistan Prime Minister added that he would personally supervise the progress of all related topics. With this, Abbasi has cleared the air of doubt regarding future of the project following the recent political power shuffle in the country...

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For rebranding terror outfit 'JuD'; Hafiz Saeed announces new political party ‘Milli Muslim League Pakistan’

The Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly decided to launch his own political party by renaming his terror outfit 'JuD' as 'Milli Muslim League Pakistan' on Pakistan's Independence Day at a function in Lahore on 14th August...

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China’s ‘double standard’ policy on terrorism; again uses veto for JeM chief Masood Azhar

China has managed to stump the plan to declare Pakistan-based Pathankot attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. China used its veto powers again to gather a 3-month extension until November 2. The proposal is backed by the United States, France and UK at the United Nations. New York based newspaper said, just before the deadline lapsed, China once again sought a three-month extension until 2nd of November on its technical hold on the proposal...

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China launches 1st overseas naval base in Africa

In a disturbing development for India, China has formally opened its first overseas naval facility in Africa's Djibouti. The inauguration ceremony was held on Tuesday with Chinese media calling the base 'the logistics facility'. Notably, Djibouti also hosts America's only expeditionary marine base in Africa...

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#IndusWatersTreaty: India flagged on Kishanganga project; next meeting in September

The World Bank has said, the talks between Indian and Pakistani officials over the Indus Waters Treaty took place in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation. The World Bank in a brief statement said, the two parties have agreed to reconvene for continued discussions over the Indus issue...

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Political turmoil heads in Pakistan before new Prime Minister’s oath

Thousands gathered in Pakistan capital Islamabad on Sunday in support of opposition leader Imran Khan as Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as Prime Minister by the Supreme Court. Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that it is shameful that Nawaz Sharif is now playing the victim card despite several references against him sent to the National Accountability Bureau. Imran Khan also criticized Nawaz’s announcement to nominate his brother for the post of prime minister...

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China bans Uyghur language in educational institutions to fight religious extremism

In order to fight extremism and popularizing the national common language, China has completely banned Uyghur language at all educational institutions. Uyghur ethnic group largely situated in the northwest China which is largely colonized by Muslim population...

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Sri Lanka sells 70% stake in Hambantota Port to China

Sri Lanka has signed a deal to sell 70% stake in its Hambantota Port to China for $1.1 billion. The deal was delayed by months as there were concerns that this strategic deep sea port could be used by the Chinese Navy...

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China shows off ‘military might’ instead of ‘military parade’ on 90th Army Day

China on Sunday shows off ‘military exercise’ instead of ‘military parade’ to mark the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to fearing neighboring nations. On this occasion, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his army has the ability to defeat all the enemies around the world. About 12,000 troops took part in the parade in which 129 aircraft and 571 pieces of equipment were on display...

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Nawaz Sharif’s ouster & India-Pak relations

To be unlucky is to be Nawaz Sharif. Three times he was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan but failed to complete the term. He was removed by the President first, then by the Army and now the Pakistan Supreme Court found him guilty in Panama Papers leak case and unseated him as Prime Minister...

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Sri Lanka cricket board declines to play in Pakistan over security issue

The Sri Lankan cricket board today turned down an invite from the Pakistan Cricket Board for playing two T20 matches in Lahore at the start of its home series in October. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan confirmed that after the suicide bomb attack in Lahore earlier this week, the Sri Lankan cricket authorities are reluctant to send their team for the T20 matches...

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Big blow to Nawaz Sharif! Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies as Prime Minister

A five-judge bench of Pakistan Supreme Court announcing the Panama Papers verdict has disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for not being honest to the nation. The Election Commission (ECP) of Pakistan has been directed to issue a notification of the Nawaz Sharif's disqualification. The Supreme Court said the ECP should de-seat the PM for not disclosing his role in the Dubai-based Capital FZE Company in his nomination papers, saying that this meant he was not honest...

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Now a mantra to defeat Chinese designs

Besides strongly advocating the boycott of Chinese goods, Indresh Kumar has come up with a novel idea of chanting a mantra at least five times a day to ward off the ‘Chinese Asuras’ eyeing Indian territory...

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#ChinaVsJinping : Crackdown on PLA's Human Organ Trade & Business Empire

In this second part, we will look at once sprawling Military Medical Inc. in the form of illicit, brazen and inhuman organ transplant industry, Business Empire of People’s Liberation Army spread across all verticals and laterals on which Jinping cracked the whip annoying PLA commanders and depriving them of the huge unaccounted source of money, which they were minting since decades...

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China's audacity goes beyond; opens Cinema Theater in disputed South China Sea Island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea. The state media reported that this is part of China's plan to establish authority over the area. Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese movie ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’...

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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy; 5th such incident in July

The Sri Lankan navy has yesterday arrested 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. The fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp for further investigation...

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China's audacity goes beyond; opens Cinema Theater in disputed South China Sea Island

China has opened a modern cinema theatre on Yongxing Island in the disputed South China Sea. The state media reported that this is part of China's plan to establish authority over the area. Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese movie ‘The Eternity of Jiao Yulu’...

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8 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy; 5th such incident in July

The Sri Lankan navy has yesterday arrested 8 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island. The fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp for further investigation...

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#ChinaVsJinping : Secrets behind Dragon’s Sabre Rattling

The visible reason of tensions between India & China at Doklam are Chinese geographical claims over plateau claimed by Bhutan. But careful analysis of China’s domestic politics points the fingers at different reality- The Cold War between two Camps- President Xi Jinping’s camp and another side camp of Communist Party leaders and PLA officers. ..

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Shameless Pakistan resorts to ceasefire in J&K again

For the second consecutive day, Pakistan Army has resorted to ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector along the Line of Control. The Pak Army has also begun unprovoked firing in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector. Indian Army has started retaliatory firing...

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Indian RAW targeting CPEC via Afghanistan: Pakistan alleges

A senior Pakistan army officer has accused India's Research and Analysis Wing of targeting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) via Afghanistan. He said this while addressing the passing out ceremony at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi. "We are aware of the enemies' designs to hamper CPEC," Pakistan's Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, said, adding that peace in Afghanistan is fundamental to peace in Pakistan...

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Myanmar is a key pillar of India’s “Act East” Policy: PM Modi

Whereas Myanmar is a very important neighboring country of India, it has not received enough attention from previous governments. After coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving more attention to the north eastern part of country and important neighbors. On Friday, The Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services, Sr Gen U Min Aung Hliang briefed Prime Minister Modi on Friday about bilateral defense and security cooperation. ..

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China to downsize army by more than half but strengthen navy: Chinese Media

In a first, China will downsize its 2.3 million-strong military, the world’s largest, to under one million. This will be the biggest troop reduction in its history as part of its structural reform process. The numbers of other services, including navy and missile forces will be increased...

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To improve connectivity, India and Bangladesh will construct a bridge over Mizoram border

With an aim to facilitate trade and improve communication between India and Bangladesh, the two neighbours have decided to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui River informed official on Saturday...

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Chinese experts to visit Pakistan for finalizing investment in CPEC

So called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan's economy and society by Chinese. Now, A team of Chinese experts will arrive in Pakistan in a few days to shape up their country's investment plans for Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of CPEC...

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We respect sentiments on Kailash yatra, willing to discuss about alternative routes: China

China said that it is willing to discuss with India possibility of alternative arrangements for official Indian pilgrims to visit Kailash and Mansarovar via Nathu La Pass. The Chinese Embassy in India has said that the entry of pilgrims was halted for their safety...

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ABVP bats for dialogue with academia, youth in Pak 

Against the background of ever growing tension between the India and Pakistan over terrorism, unprovoked violations at LoC etc., the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the premier student organisation of India, has strongly advocated for a bilateral dialogue involving academia and youth of both the countries to ease out tensions...

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Ghost of 1962 haunts India in form of latest Chinese incursion in Sikkim

The article deals in depth with the recent Chinese incursions in Sikkim and Bhutan in the historical perspective...

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China aggression in Doklam is significant change of status quo, serious security implications: India

Taking serious note of China's irresponsible act of constructing roads in Doklam area in Bhutan, India has conveyed China that its acts represent a significant change of status quo with security implications for India. India has said that it is a "violation of a 2012 understanding", and will lead to "serious security implications."..

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Indo-US bonhomie worries Pakistan

Pakistan seems to be worried over the bonhomie between Indian and the United States of America in the recent days...

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Now China throws tantrums over India’s border excursions; shows ‘border treaties’

In the history of Sino-India relations and brawl over the border issues, for the first time China has ‘urged’ India to ‘respect’ territorial integrity and the border treaties signed by the two countries. China foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang's has said that the Indian border troops crossed the China-India boundary at the Sikkim section and entered the Chinese territory, obstructing Chinese border troops' normal activities in Doklam. “The Chinese side has taken proportionate measures in response’ ..

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China bars KMY pilgrims, MEA takes up issue with Beijing

The Indian External Affairs Ministry has taken up the issue of not allowing entry to some 50 Indian pilgrims to Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) through the Nathu La pass by China with Beijing...

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Lankan Navy detains 8 Indian fishermen for violating sea limit

The Sri Lankan Navy today arrested 8 fishermen off the coast of Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam for allegedly entering into Sri Lankan territorial waters. The Lankan Navy also seized a boat used by the fishermen near Paruthithurai at the Bay of Bengal Sea...

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China refuses entry to 50 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Around 50 Indian pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim were detained by China. The External Affairs Ministry has said, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of pilgrims going for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathu La pass...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav files mercy petition to COAS: Pakistan Army

Former Navy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage in Pakistan has made a mercy petition to the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Jadhav had earlier filed an appeal to the Military Appellate Court, which was rejected...

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Welcoming PM Modi, Sri Lanka Prez cherishes importance of celebrating #InternationalYogaDay

International Yoga Day 2017 is a worldwide event which has been encouraged throughout the globe. Sri Lanka too joined the list by organizing the ‘Yoga Road Show’ for the people of Sri Lanka and the event witnessed heavy participation from the people of all age groups...

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ADB, AFD sanctions $400 million to boost power generation in Pakistan

With the aims to increase power generation, providing uninterrupted electricity to all in Pakistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) have approved over $400 million loans...

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CPEC corridor will colonise Pakistan, warns academic Akbar Zaidi

Famous Pakistani academic Akbar Zaidi has warned that the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CEPC) will colonise Pakistan and the country will lose its sovereignty...

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Arunachal CM highlights importance of Indo-Myanmar trade in border area

India-Myanmar border is unique in its nature. The citizens from 16 km of both the side are allowed for visa-free travel. Hence the security of this border area should be treated differently. Yesterday home Minister Rajnath Singh reached Aizawl to review the security and development related issues with the Chief Ministers of North Eastern states bordering Myanmar. Pema Khandu, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister emphasized the need to encourage Indo-Myanmar trade...

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Sharif set to be 1st sitting Pak PM to appear before probe panel on June 15

Nawaz Sharif is set to become the first sitting prime minister to appear before any investigating agency, when he appears before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to probe money-laundering allegations against his family, on Thursday...

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Four states bordering Myanmar have received Rs 567.39 crores in last 3 years: Rajnath Singh

The Southeast Asian nation Myanmar is an important neighbor of India. The two countries share 1,624-kilometer long border. North-eastern states of India- Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur share indo-Myanmar Border. Many issues like have been dominating the border region. To review the security and development related issues with CMs of North Eastern states bordering Myanmar, home minister Rajnath Singh has today arrived in Aizwal, the capital of Mizoram...

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Pak court issues first capital punishment for blasphemy on social media

A man in Pakistan shared some ‘blasphemous content’ about Islam on social media and in return got capital punishment, in first of such case...

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Wreckage of lost Myanmar Military transport Plane found in Andaman Sea

Myanmar experienced a tragic loss of a Military Transport Plane yesterday. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane disappeared over the Andaman Sea while 122 soldiers and family members were on board. From local media report, it has been known that wreckage and bodies of the vanished plane have been found. Navy ships and aircraft were in the search since last afternoon. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi PM expressed his sadness over the tragic accident of Myanmar military plane...

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Veteran politician Deuba sworn in as 40th Prime Minister of #Nepal, PM Modi Congratulates

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba takes oath as 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on Wednesday. Interim Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed his name...

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Veteran politician Sher Bahadur becomes sole candidate in #Nepal PM race; voting on Tuesday

Nepal Parliament will elect a new Prime Minister on Tuesday. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba is the only candidate for premiership. Interim Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal proposed his name. ..

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Pakistan bans its cricketers from participating in Afghanistan's domestic Twenty20

In reply to Afghanistan’s cancelling the proposed cricket tournament with Pakistan, Islamabad has stopped its players and coaches from participating in Afghanistan's domestic Twenty20 league starting in Kabul from the 18th of next month...

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Indian High Commission issues medical visa to ailing Pakistani baby

With the humanitarian intervention by Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan on Friday issued the visas to a two-and-a-half-year-old Pakistani baby boy and his parents for treatment...

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#CycloneMora: INS Sumitra safely rescues 33 Bangladeshis, reached Chittagong

After ongoing rescue operation Indian Navy ship (INS) Sumitra reached Chittagong this morning. It safely dropped 33 Bangladeshis, who were saved a day after Cyclone Mora slammed the Bangladesh coast...

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#CycloneMora: After Sumitra, second INS sailed to Bangladesh with relief material

After Indian Navy Ship Sumitra which saved 27 Bangladeshi's from choppy seas off Chittagong, the second INS sailed from Vishakapatnam towards Bangladesh with relief materials. Indian Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Wednesday informed that the Indian Navy is running two Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) operations as well...

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#CycloneMora: After helping Sri Lanka, India sends INS Sumitra to Bangladesh for rescue operation

After extending a hand of support to Sri Lanka by sending Indian Navy Ship (INS) who recently affected from landslides and heavy flood, India sends INS Sumitra to Bangladesh. It is already involved in a major Search and Rescue (SAR) operation 90 miles south of Bangladesh's Chittagong which has been hit hard by Cyclone Mora...

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Pak's budget showcasing strong Chinese presence: 5th of total budget allocates for CPEC projects

Pakistan's budget proposal for 2017-18 has a clear Chinese footprint. The budget seems to be an extension of the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative, reports a Pakistan daily. Almost a fifth of the total budget is for CPEC projects...

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China frustrated over 'infrastructure' in Arunachal Pradesh

A confused and enraged China warned India to be ‘cautious’ and exert ‘restraint’ over building infrastructural facilities in Arunachal Pradesh...

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India extends hand to Sri Lanka, sends 2nd INS Shardul with relief materials

India extended a hand of support to Sri Lanka who recently affected from landslides and heavy flood. Second Indian Navy Ship (INS) Shardul after INS Kirch dispatched to Sri Lanka reached Colombo Port on Sunday...

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#Indiannavy swings into action to join flood relief operations at #SriLanka

India has rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the island nation is facing its worst floods since 2003. The natural calamity claimed 146 lives, and displaced half a million. The Disaster Management Centre said that 112 people are still remaining missing...

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UN dismisses Pakistan’s claim that Indian army fired at its observers near LoC

Pakistan continues it’s shameful and coward acts against India but always paid the price of what it does. Notably, ones again Pakistan has got major setback after United Nations dismissed Islamabad’s claim that Indian troops fired at a vehicle carrying UN military observers near the Line of Control...

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Nepalese PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigns after recounts govt’s achievements

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' resigned after a brief stint of nine months. Prachanda announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Prime Minister. He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal after forging alliance with the Nepali Congress in August, 2016...

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Islamabad HC allows Ujma's Ghar Wapsi; was forced to marry Pakistan man

An Indian woman Uzma, who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint, has been given the permission to travel to India. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered that police provide security to the Indian woman till the Wagah Border Crossing. Uzma had crossed the Wagah border to visit Pakistan, but Tahir Ali and his friends got her married forcibly...

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China and Nepal join hands for enhancing road rail connectivity

China has accepted the request of Nepal to link its border areas by establishing railway and road networks as well as between various towns and cities within Nepal. Transport Minister Ramesh Lekhak, who is in Beijing, requested the Chinese government for enhancing road and rail connectivity between both countries...

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CPEC like another ‘East India Company’ for Pakistan: China`s master plan revealed

So called ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) envisages a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan's economy and society by Chinese enterprises and culture. Beijing plans to turn Pakistan into its economic colony, reports a Pakistani newspaper leak...

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India asks ICJ for immediate annulling of #KulbhushanJadhav death verdict

Salve harped upon the point that the charge sheet on Kulbhushan Jadhav was not given to India by Pakistan, Pakistan never informed about Kulbhushan Jadhav arrest and prima facie the Kulbhushan Case evident that Pakistan has violated the Vienna Convention on Consular access...

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After 20 years, 71% voter turn-out for Nepal local polls

After 20 years, polling for election of local bodies, concluded peacefully in Nepal. In the first phase polling was held for 281 local bodies out of 283 in 3 provinces and counting of votes for the first phase of local elections has begun today. Representatives for two local bodies were elected unopposed. Seventy-three per cent voters exercised their franchise in 34 districts...

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PM Modi arrives in Colombo to a rousing welcome, visits Seema Malaka temple

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, arrived in Colombo this evening. He was received at the airport by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickramsinghe, and other senior Ministers...

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Maynmar to set up ‘Border Haat’ for socio-economic growth of people on both sides of border

Myanmar soon to set up a border ‘haat’ (market) on its border with India and an official team from the neighbouring country visited Kasba market in Tripura to study its functioning, an Indian official said on Wednesday. The move comes in the wake of the successful operation of such markets along India’s border with Bangladesh...

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Indian forced to marry Pakistan man to return home: MEA

An Indian woman, who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint, is set to return home, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad has said. She also alleged that she was raped after her marriage to Tahir Ali. Uzma had crossed the Wagah border to visit Pakistan, but Tahir and his friends got her married forcibly. However, she contacted Indian High Commission and will soon return home...

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China to launch its own Wikipedia by 2018; but hold on people can't edit it!

China plans to launch its own online encyclopedia next year, hoping to build a cultural 'Great Wall' that can rival Wikipedia as an information source for Chinese Internet users who Beijing fears are being corrupted by foreign influences. So far over 20,000 scholars and academics have been enlisted to compile the project, which aims to have more than 300,000 entries by its 2018 launch...

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Over 50 Afghan soldiers killed in Balochistan; Pakistan announces, Afhganistan denounces

At Least fifty Afghan security personnel were killed and another 100 injured as Pakistani forces retaliated to unprovoked firing in Balochistan’s Chaman area last week, a top official claimed on Sunday. Afghan government strongly rejects the claims and said that only two border police forces lost their lives along with civilians and not what the Pakistani authorities are claiming...

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PIA suspends Karachi-Mumbai flights from tomorrow

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will not be running its flights between Karachi and Mumbai from tomorrow following commercial considerations. However, PIA's Lahore-Delhi flight operation will continue as usual. Pakistan has reportedly resorted to the move due to extremely low traffic...

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India’s gift South Asia satellite an instrument for our Development: Nepal

Nepal has welcomed Prime Minister Modi’s complimentary gift South-Asia Satellite on Thursday. Preparations are in full swing for tomorrow's launch of South Asia satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta. The launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled at 4.57 tomorrow afternoon...

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Pakistan detains 30 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 boats off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has arrested 30 Indian fishermen with 5 Indian boats for allegedly violating its maritime boundaries. The Indian fishermen will be presented before a judicial magistrate today and then sent to jail. Pakistan's maritime authorities have arrested 30 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. A spokesperson for Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency said that 30 Indian fishermen were detained and their five boats also seized yesterday...

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China has ‘vested interest’ in resolution of Kashmir dispute: Daily

“Global Times”, a Chinese state-run daily in an article published on Monday focused on China’s “vested interest” in the resolution of Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan because of its (China’s) massive investment in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative in this region...

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Nomination of Local Election starts in Nepal

The Election Commission of Nepal has called the political parties and people to start the fill up of the nomination form. EC has declared the decision on Tuesday after finishing all preparations. The first phase of the local election will be held on May 14th...

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In case of referendum, Baloch people will vote for India: Baloch leader

The people of Balochistan will vote for India in case there is a referendum because Indians never occupied their lands, said a top Baloch leader here on Saturday, ..

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India, Pak should strengthen dialogue to resolve Kashmir tangle: Turkey President

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, who arrived here on Sunday for a two-day official visit to India, called for resuming dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue...

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Bangladesh Islamist group demands removal of ‘lady justice’ statue from court

The Islamists fundamentalists have raised a demand to remove the statue of the ‘lady justice’ (Goddess of Justice) from a Bangladesh Supreme Court...

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Pakistan detains 29 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 boats off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has arrested 29 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating its maritime boundaries. Last month, nearly 100 Indian fishermen were taken into custody for fishing illegally in Pakistan’s sea boundaries. In addition, 19 boats were also held during the MSA’s raid...

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Date for Thailand King Bhumibol’s cremation set for one year after his death

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away on October 13, 2016, will be cremated on October 26, 2017. ..

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After 20 years, Pakistan court allows Hindus to worship at Shiva temple

A Pakistani court on Monday allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years. Due to a property dispute, the temple had been closed for any religious activity...

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Suicide car bomb rocks Khost province in Afghanistan

Days after the ghastly Taliban attack that killed over 140 soldiers, Afghanistan’s Khost province witnessed another suicide car bomb attack near a military base on Monday...

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Nepal approves constitution amendment; Madhesis rolls back agitation plan

The Nepal cabinet has approved constitution amendment and local polls agreement with Sanghiya Gathbandhan, an alliance of Madeshi and Janjati parties. In a meeting under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal the cabinet also decided to hold local elections in two phases. The first phase elections will be held on 14th May and the second phase will be held on 14th June...

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#NepalPoliticalCrisis : 6 Madhesi parties unite to form ‘Rastriya Janata Party’

Six major Madhesi parties of Nepal have unified and formed a new political party to have greater unity for achieving their common objectives. It has been learned that the top leaders of the parties have decided to name the unified party Rastriya Janata Party. Initially, the leaders of Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party, Sadbhavana Party, Rashtriya Madhes Samajwadi Party, Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Gantantrik announced unification and formation of Rashtriya Janta Party in ..

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Nawaz Sharif narrowly survives ouster over Panamagate

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday narrowly survived being disqualified after a 3-2 split decision by a Supreme Court bench which ordered to set up a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) within a week to probe the allegations of money laundering against his family in the Panama Papers leak...

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PM Narendra Modi will be the Chief guest of 14th International Vesak Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set for his second state visit to Sri Lanka where he will mark his presence at 14th international Vesak Day. Prime Minister Modi will visit Sri Lanka in the second week of May...

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Indresh Kumar calls on visiting Nepal President

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary and Patron of Nepali Sanskruti Parishad Indresh Kumar called on the visiting Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday...

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Nepal’s King of Hearts

Nepal Army Chief Rajendra Chhetri recently described the current situation in Nepal as “very volatile, difficult and challenging”, and asked the institution to remain prepared to face “any eventuality”. The genesis of present crisis started with the moist insurgency and the signing of 12 point agreement mediated by India signed in New Delhi on 22 November 2005.The Indian Congress leader Dr. Karan Singh, who had visited Nepal in April 2006 as a special emissary of then PM Manmohan Singh, in an interview ..

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Nepal warns of traffic jam at Mount Everest

Mount Everest is facing the risk of a 'traffic jam' this season as it braces a large number of mountaineering expedition teams. Many climbers who had taken permission in 2014 are also allowed to join the climb this year, resulting in high number of climbers. The Tourism department claims that this year 267 climbers have started the trek and the chances of the total number tipping over 400 are high...

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Nepal declared public holidays during President Bidya Devi visit to India

The Nepal government has decided to give public holidays on April 17 and April 21 in view of five-day state visit by President Bidya Devi Bhandari to India. Meanwhile, Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in New Delhi this afternoon on a five-day visit to India...

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New Bengali year witnesses new journey of air-conditioned Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree express

Dhaka-Kolkata Maitree express has now got fully air-conditioned coaches which was inaugurated from Dhaka. The new train has started the new journey on the first day of Bengali New Year...

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China, Nepal for first time ever to hold joint military drill ‘Sagarmatha Frienship-17’

To strengthen bilateral relations, Nepal Army and the People’s Liberation Army of China will hold joint military drills ‘Sagarmatha Frienship-17’ for the first time in Kathmandu from April 16 to 25. Notably, China has pledged a grant assistance of Rs 3.04 billion to strengthen the Nepal Army in disaster management and equip it for the United Nations peacekeeping mission...

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Pak envoy Basit defends Jadhav death sentence, says India knows the reason

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday defended the death sentence awarded to former Indian Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav by the Pakistani Military court...

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Political crisis in Nepal: Madhesis reject new Constitution bill, boycott local elections

The United Democratic Madhesi Front of Nepal, comprising major Madhesi parties, has rejected the new Constitution Amendment Bill and decided to boycott next month's local polls on Wednesday. Madhesi leaders said that proposed bill is not sufficient to address their demands. They are demanding constitution amendment on various issues including re-demarcation of provincial boundaries, more representation, citizenship and language...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pak, India takes tough stand

A Pakistani Military Court on Monday sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, who was arrested on March 3 last year in Balochistan for his alleged involvement in espionage and spying against Paksitan as an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)...

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Nuclear war challenge from Pakistan

Even if Pakistan somehow does the impossible and destroys all Indian missile silos and missile launch sites with a massive and highly accurate pre-emptive nuclear strike, India would still have enough nuclear missiles left in her arsenal to retaliate, the author argues...

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Pakistan detains 42 Indian fishermen, seizes 7 boats off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has allegedly apprehended 42 fishermen and seized around 7 boats, off the Gujarat coast on Sunday. Notably, the incident comes around two weeks after Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) arrested around 100 fishermen and detained their 18 fishing trawlers for allegedly violating its territorial waters...

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PM Modi,Seikh Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh-India bus,rail service

As a consequence of Sheikh Hasina and P.M. Narendra Modi’s last series of conversations, two leaders inaugurate two rails and a road connectivity project via video conference...

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PM Modi welcomes Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina at Delhi airport

After a long gap of seven years Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina today arrived at Delhi airport where Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded a warm welcome to the Bangladesh Prime Minister and greeted her with a floral bouquet...

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Bangladesh media understands India's successful reforms in power generation

India and Bangladesh are neighbouring countries but never really indulged in matters of each other’s national issues, until recently when both the nations signed 5 MoUs concentrating on different areas of development...

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China can’t speak on border dispute as India shares boundary with Tibet, not China: Pema Khandu

China has always been anxious about Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh; on Wednesday China said that this will damage the bilateral ties. To This Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister reiterated saying that ‘China has no business telling India what to do with regard to Dalai Lama’s movement in the country. What China needs to know is that it cannot speak about a border dispute in Arunachal Pradesh.’..

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Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal makes China anxious

The Tibetan priest Dalai Lama`s visit to the disputed parts of Arunachal Pradesh causing serious damage to the bilateral ties says China on Wednesday. Notably China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as South Tibet and had previously warned that if India allowed the visit of the Dalai Lama, whom it calls an "anti-China separatist. Amid protests by Beijing against his scheduled visit to Tawang, the Dalai Lama said India has never used him against China...

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurates Yoga Club at Japanese Parliament

The renowned spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has inaugurated a Yoga Club at the Japanese Parliament, the National Diet, on Tuesday...

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South China Sea Code of Conduct aims to reduce tensions while improving relations peacefully

To ease tensions in the disputed South China Sea the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) with the Philippines will be making significant developments in coming up with the framework of a legally binding Code of Conduct with Beijing according to Department of Foreign Affairs, China...

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Alleged Naxals try to disrupt international seminar on Bangla minorities in JU

A group of alleged Naxalites tried to disturb the international seminar on Bangladesh Minorities organised in the Jadavpur University (JU) under the auspices of Campaign against Atrocities on Minorities in Bangladesh (CAAMB) on April 1-2, 2017...

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Myanmar President Htin Kyaw's five-day China visit from Apr 6

The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Htin Kyaw will be on a five-day visit to China from April 6...

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India, Bangladesh to work to eliminate IS bases: Hossain Toufique

As Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to pay a four-day state visit to India from April 7, her political advisor Hossain Toufique Imam on Thursday while commenting on the possible defence agreement said the priority of both the countries is first to get rid of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) base, adding that it will be a landmark visit...

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India, Nepal to sign MoI for ‘Electronic Cargo Tracking System’ to ease transit trade

A Memorandum of Intent (MOI) on India-Nepal Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) Pilot Run will soon be signed by the Governments of India and Nepal to facilitate movement of traffic-in-transit belonging to Nepal from the port of arrival in India to Nepal. The India-Nepal pilot aims to demonstrate the benefits, especially in terms of reduced costs, of the ECTS system. ..

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Nepal, China Partnership will boost our economic growth says PM Dahal

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that partnership between Nepal and China will bring economic transformation in country. Addressing a gathering at the Beijing Foreign Studies University today, Dahal said, China’s support and goodwill in helping the development pursuits of Nepal has been outstanding. Delivering a speech, The Prime Minister said that Nepal have a long history of harmonious relations with China. Nepal adheres to one-China policy. We are committed to not allowing hostile activities ..

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Pakistan detains over 100 Indian fishermen off Gujarat coast

Pakistan has allegedly apprehended over 100 fishermen and seized around 18 boats, off the Gujarat coast yesterday. Notably, the Indian Coast Guard captured nine Pakistani nationals along with a fishing boat off Jakhau coast in Kutch on Friday. A functionary of a fishermen association reports, the fishermen were apprehended by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, near the international maritime boundary line, off Jakhau coast in the Kutch region. A functionary of the National Fishworkers' Forum said, ..

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 fishermen

Recently 16 Indian fishermen north of Mannar district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on March 23, and yesterday the arrest of 12 fishermen happened again on the grounds of crossing the island nation’s territorial waters...

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Afghanistan slams Pakistan saying, ‘Pakistan providing safe haven to terrorism’

Afghanistan again attacked at Pakistan over Hostess of terrorists in Atlantic Council on Tuesday. Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has said that terror groups continue to have safe havens in Pakistan and its establishment provides unhindered support to terrorists. Also Afghanistan urged the Trump Administration to put pressure on Pakistan to stop using terrorism as an instrument of state policy...

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River has an important role in strengthening ties with Nepal: Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti, Union Minister of Water Resources was called by Nepalese Irrigation Minister Deepak Giri for strengthening river water co-operation with Nepal and assured full cooperation from the Himalayan country over Indo-Nepal river issues on Tuesday...

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Pakistani PM orders reopening of Afghanistan border

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the re-opening of the two main border crossings to Afghanistan after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad...

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‘Hindu Marriage Bill’ becomes Law in Pakistan after approval of Prez Mamnoon

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday gave his approval to the much-awaited Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, in a landmark move aimed to get Hindu marriages registered and separation cases could be resolved in the courts. The bill was already passed by both the houses of Pakistan parliament. In a statement issued by the Pakistani PM Office on Sunday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the present government had always focused on provision of equal rights to minority communities living in Pakistan. ..

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‘Missing Indian clerics are safe and will reach Delhi tomorrow’: Swaraj

The two Indian clerics who have been traced after going missing in Pakistan, will reach Delhi tomorrow. In a tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, she spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi today. She said, the cleric told her that both of them were safe. Pakistan had yesterday conveyed to India that the two missing clerics had been traced and were in Karachi. Earlier, Sushma Swaraj had spoken to Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, regarding the case...

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Swaraj assures of taking up matter of missing clerics with Pakistan

Two Indian clerics, including Syed Asif Ali Nizami the head priest of New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, are missing in Pakistan. ..

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Pakistan kicks off nationwide census after 19 years

Pakistan has launched a countrywide census on Wednesday after a delay of 19 years. The census will be completed on 25th of May. The final outcome would be known by July and it may lead to demarcation of constituencies ahead of the General elections next year. At least one soldier will accompany each civilian enumerator going from house to house to enlist the number of households and individuals living there. Pakistan Army will dispatch up to 200,000 troops for the exercise, including 44,000 participating ..

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Sri Lanka releases 77 Indian fishermen to defuse tension

Seventy seven Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka were brought home by Indian Coast Guard last night. The Indian fishermen were brought to Karaikal port by Indian Coast Guard after being handed over by Sri Lankan Navy at international maritime boundary line. Also Twelve Lankan fishermen released from Indian jail were handed over to Sri Lankan Navy by our Coast Guard...

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Sri Lanka seeks two more years to alleged LTTE war probe

Sri Lanka has sought two more years from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to probe the alleged war crimes committed during the conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The Foreign Ministry said in Colombo that it has sought more time to deliver on accountability mechanism at the current 34th session of the UNHRC. Sri Lanka request came after its foreign minister made a statement at UNCHR expressing commitment to the resolution it co-sponsored in October, 2015. The ..

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63,000 people punished under corruption charges in anti-graft drive: China

Chinese court resolved 45,000 cases where 63,000 people punished under corruption charges. 35 former officials at the provincial and ministerial level or above, and 240 at the prefectural level were also included, said Chief Justice of china Zhou Qiang on Sunday. In a work report to be delivered by Chief Justice at a plenary meeting of the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress, the Qiang said the capital punishment had been strictly controlled and applied prudently since 2007, when ..

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Nepali citizen shot dead by Indian border guard

In a rare incident of shooting on Indian border, the border guards killed a Nepali citizen over a local dispute, prompting anti-India protests in the area and in the national capital on Friday...

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Pakistan National Assembly unanimously passes much-awaited ‘Hindu marriage bill’

Pakistan National Assembly on Friday unanimously passed the much-awaited Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, in a landmark move aimed to get Hindu marriages registered and separation cases could be resolved in the courts. The bill was passed after amendments made by the Senate. Minister of Human Rights, Kamran Michael said till now there was no law to regulate the registration of Hindu marriages and ancillary matters in Pakistan. It was a constitutional obligation to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests ..

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Sri Lanka, India to release all the fishermen held in each other's custody

India and Sri Lanka are in discussions to release all fishermen in each other's custody soon. After a high-level discussion between the both countries, Attorney General Office is in process to order the release while other formalities of deportation could take up to a week before fishermen reach their homes. ..

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Pakistan and Switzerland agrees on exchange of bank information

While addressing the National Assembly, Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar stated that Pakistan will soon sign an agreement with Switzerland on exchange of information regarding bank accounts...

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Sheikh Hasina to visit India soon

Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina will soon be embarking upon her postponed visit to India, she told sources at the ongoing Indian Ocean Rim Association here at the Indonesian capital...

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India urges world to show zero tolerance to state-sponsored terrorism

India today urged the countries participating in the Indian Ocean Rim Association at Jakarta, Indonesia, to show zero tolerance towards "state-sponsored terrorism" and isolate and impose "strong sanctions" on the perpetrators and financiers of the menace, an apparent reference to Pakistan...

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Indian fisherman shot dead by Sri Lankan navy, 1 Injured

Sri Lankan Navy shot dead a fisherman from Rameswaram Tamil Nadu when he was fishing near Kachatheevu last night. This is the first incident after a fisherman from Karaikal was shot dead by the Lankan Navy in April 2011. India has raised the killing with Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said sources, and expressed its deep concern. According to reports, Sri Lankan Navy has fired at the fishermen in international waters near Kachatheevu. Another fisherman Ditto who was injured in the firing ..

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94 fishermen arrested by Pakistani Navy for violating sea limit

Pakistani forces have detained 94 Indian fishermen and seized 17 boats off the Gujarat coast since Saturday. The captured Indian fishermen have been taken to Karachi. The arrested fishermen will likely be presented before a Pakistani court on Monday...

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Pak takes tough stand on Indian Navy officer Jadhav

Pakistan has decided not to extradite Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Pakistani government has booked him for spying and a FIR has been registered against the ‘alleged spy’...

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India to attend Permanent Indus Commission meeting

The Permanent Indus Commission meeting scheduled in Lahore this month will be attended by Indian officials, according to sources...

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India is committed for socio-economic development of Nepal says Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, India is committed for socio-economic development of Nepal. Addressing Nepal Investment Summit in Kathmandu on Thursday, he said, Nepal has great potential for development and Indian businessmen will be very happy to invest in that country...

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Hindraf threatens legal action over Zakir Naik’s status in Malaysia

Annoyed by the silence of the Malaysian government in taking punitive action against controversial Islamic televangelist Dr Zakir Naik, the Hindraf has planned to go ahead with the legal course in the matter...

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Hindraf leader seeks action against Dr Zakir Naik, gives 21-page ‘proof’ to PM

According to The Malaysian Times (TMT), Waytha Moorthy had sent a 21-page ‘open letter’ to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak giving details of Zakir Naik’s misdeeds relating to terrorism and money laundering...

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Balochistan not getting any benfits from CPEC: Baloch leader

Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal, president of the Balochistan National Party (BNP-M) has said that he sees no benefit for his province from the CPEC for the Balochistan people...

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Eight dead in Lahore blast

A blast occurred in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Y-Block in Lahore on Thursday, claiming as many as eight lives. Panic gripped the defence housing area a little before noon when a loud blast reverberated across the block...

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Advancing in mutual dialogue, Govt not in mood to declare Pakistan a ‘terror state’ for now

A private member's Bill presented in the Upper House which seeks to declare Pakistan a country sponsoring terrorism, will be opposed by the government in Parliament...

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At least 5 killed, 12 wounded in a suicide attack at local court in Pakistan

At least five innocent civilians are killed and 12 others are injured in three deadly bomb blasts that took place at the local court of Tangi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district on Tuesday afternoon. Importantly, the banned Jamaat-ul-Ahraar has claimed the responsibility for this attack...

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India, Pakistan continue nuclear weapons accident risk reduction agreement

As per the agreement, the two sides have committed to notifying each other immediately in the event of any accident relating to nuclear weapons, which could create the risk of a radioactive fallout...

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China imposes stringent restrictions on court order defaulters

What punishment should be given to those who break or don’t abide by the court orders? China has toughened the penalty restrictions against such people or people who default on their court orders. The people have been restricted from purchasing plane tickets and also have been barred from travelling by high-speed train, applying for loans and credit cards, or getting promoted...

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India provides loan of 227 crores to Nepal for infrastructure development programmes

India has sanctioned a soft loan of 227 crores rupees to Nepal for the development of roads and bridges in Nepal. Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae and Secretary at the Ministry, Dhan Bahadur Tamang, exchanged a MoU in presence of Minister Lekhak and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. Expressing India’s commitment for strengthening infrastructure in Nepal, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said, it is just a beginning. He termed infrastructure as a pre-requisite of development. Delivering his key note ..

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Indonesian town to get first woman mayor in history

Although there is still no final data from local elections, it is certain that the city of Singkawan will have a record: for the first time in Indonesia’s history there will be a woman mayor and that too of a Chinese descent, Thjai Chui Mie...

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Pakistan Senate unanimously passes much-awaited ‘Hindu marriage bill’

Pakistan Senate on Saturday unanimously passed the much-awaited Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, in a landmark move aimed to get Hindu marriages registered and separation cases could be resolved in the courts. It will be the first personal law, applicable in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtun­khwa. Sindh has already formulated its own Hindu marriage law...

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Afghanistan should hand over 76 terrorists : Pakistan

Pakistan has issued summons officials from Afghanistan embassy today and handed over a list of 76 wanted terrorists to be handed over to Islamabad...

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Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over terror launch pads

Pakistan has summoned a senior Afghan envoy on Wednesday to lodge its protest over the use of its territory as terrorist launch pads for attacks in Pakistan...

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Nepal requests European Union to lift up aviation ban

Nepal’s Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat has urged the European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker to lift an air traffic ban imposed, stating that the Himalayan country has made significant progress on aviation safety, the foreign affairs ministry said here on Thursday...

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Pakistan SC seeks documentary proof from Sharif’s family

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, in its decision concerning the Panama papers leak, asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family to produce documentary evidence to ascertain the ownership of flats in London that are under the scanner following the leaks...

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India, Nepal to finalize 400 kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross border transmission line

The 4th meetings of the Indo-Nepal Joint Working Group (JWG) and Joint Steering Committee (JSC) on Power Cooperation were held on Tuesday. Both Country decided to endorse the detailed project report of the 400 kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line...

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Suu Kyi appeals to ethnic groups to sign ceasefire pact, join peace initiative

The Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has appealed to all armed ethnic groups, to sign a ceasefire agreement intended to put an end to all conflicts which even today cause bloodshed in Myanmar...

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Brotherly gesture: Nepal shuts down liquor shops for Indian Polls

In the wake of elections in India, Nepal`s has step forward by ordering the closure of all liquor stores in Polls bordering. Nepal has decided for the first time to close liquor shops along its border with Uttarakhand 48 hours before the polling. Champawat district administration held a meeting with Nepalese authorities in this connection recently. The state has a 275 km long border with the neighboring country Nepal. Pithoragarh and Champawat districts have their eastern border with Nepal along river ..

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Dedicate to build prosperous Sri Lanka: Sirisena

The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on the people to dedicate them to building a prosperous nation...

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Afghan diplomat shot dead in Pakistan; gunman arrested

An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead by a security guard at the country's consulate in Karachi on Monday. A statement from the Afghan embassy in Islamabad did not confirm the diplomat's identity but said the private security guard was Afghan. The 26-year-old junior diplomat, Mohammad Zaki Abdu, was the third secretary of the Afghan foreign mission here...

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5 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for encroachment of Lankan waters

Five fishermen from Neduntheevu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday early morning for alleged encroachment of Lankan waters. Also Sri Lankan navy personnel also siezed the boats they used while poaching along the borders. The fishermen have been handed over to the fisheries department in Jaffna for onward legal action. With this, the total number of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody has gone up to 25. The fishermen issue has been lingering between the two countries for long. Our ..

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India to sponsor a resolution at UNHRC to investigate into civil war of Sri Lanka 2009

President of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, Thirumavalavan urged Indian government to sponsor a resolution at the council to ensure an investigation led by international judges into the alleged war crimes in the final stages of the civil war in Sri Lanka in 2009. United Nations Human Rights Council is all set to meet in Geneva in March, Thirumavalavan urged to investigate into war crimes of civil war in Sri Lanka...

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China builds world’s largest solar park to boost clean energy

“Promote green development, Develop clean energy” greets the visitors when they visit the Earth’s largest solar farm in China.China always has shown commendable use of advanced technology to smoothen the functioning of a particular machine and help improve its effectiveness on daily basis. China is known for its powerful ‘technology’ which always turns heads and inspires other nations...

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After travelling for 18 days 1st China freight train sets a record from China to London

A new chapter in history was added when the 1st China to Britain freight train arrived in London after 18 day travel, covering about 12,000 km journey. This was a record breaker event set by China by making 18 days of rail journey. The route was called as ‘Silk Road’...

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'No China Go China' : Awakened Sindhudesh buzzing with Anti-CPEC protests

After strong voices rising up against the unholy China pakistan economic corridor from Balochistan and Gilgit baltistan, now the awakened people of "Sindhudesh" are pitching strongly against human rights violations by Pakistani forces to facilitate multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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Pakistan wants World Bank, India to inform on all future hydel projects

In view of the current dispute over sharing of Indus water, Pakistan has asked World Bank and India to inform it of all the dams and hydropower projects proposed to be constructed by India on the rivers flowing in the western region...

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Pakistan again vows to continue support J&K separatists against India

Importantly, the Pakistan defense Minister vowed to continue his nation's support to the saparatists, militants against India. He added that Pakistan would continue extending political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris in their struggle...

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Bangladesh court gives death penalty to Tareq Sayeed and 26 others accused in Narayanganj multiple-murder case

A court in Bangladesh on Monday sentenced death punishment to all the 26 prime accused including Tareq Sayeed, the son-in-law of Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya for the abduction and killing of seven men in Narayanganj in the year 2014. Whereas, the District and Sessions Judge’s court also handed down various jail terms to nine others. Nineteen of the convicts are former RAB personnel – 13 of them received the maximum penalty. Most of the victims’ families expressed satisfactio..

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51 fishermen from Tamil Nadu apprehended by Sri Lankan navy returns home

Sri Lankan navy finally released fifty one fishermen belong to Tamil Nadu reached home on Tuesday evening. All the fishermen were brought to Karaikal private port near Nagapattinam by Indian Coast Guard. All the fifty one fishermen were welcomed by their relatives and state fisheries authorities at the Karaikal private port. ..

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Chinese lecturer fired after he criticises Mao Zedong

Deng Xiangchao, a Chinese professor was fired for criticising Communist China’s founder president Mao Zedong on his 123rd birth anniversary on the social media network Weibo. ..

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Big disappointment for Pak minorities as law banning conversions rejected

Conceived as a big blow to minority Christians and Hindus in Pakistan, the Government of Sindh province has rejected proposed legislation that punished forced conversions with the jail term, including life imprisonment...

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Sri Lankans oppose Chinese Industrial Zone at Hambantota

Sri Lanka police had to resort to teargas shells to disperse the protesting mobs on Saturday. The hundreds of people gathered were opposing special industrial zone being erected with Chinese investment involving billions of dollars in the south of the island nation...

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Jammu-Kashmir remains a distant dream still, Nawaz sings the  Kashmir raga

India and Indians have got one more reason to laugh on Pakistan as it claims Kashmir as its integral part. Pakistan is dreaming about to own Kashmir but the dream will only remain as a dream. Interestingly, Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Thursday said Kashmir is Pakistan’s integral part...

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