Neighbour Nations

Paying huge for the crime they committed; India cites 200% hike on custom duty imports from Pakistan

The first blow for Pakistan was when India withdrew Pakistan’s name from the Most Favoured Nations and the next blow came when the Union government hiked the basic customs duty on all goods imported from the neighbouring country to 200 percent with immediate effect. Promising the citizens, the government had cited that the neighbouring country Pakistan will have to pay a price for the crime they committed. ..

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Pulwama: Pakistan’s reaction and India’s options

While coming to terms with the horrific terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, Kashmir, it becomes important to see Pakistan’s reaction to the carnage that it has sponsored. Pakistan has taken military, political and diplomatic actions with such clinical precision that can only be the outcome of previous knowledge of an incident or good experience in dealing with such issues...

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Bizarre..! UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed starts journalism school in Pakistan; is journalism more fatal than terrorism?

With time, Pakistan has signified how low it can go as a nation which only supports and soil terrorism in its land. First, by allowing a designated terrorist to fight elections, and now, allowed a terrorist to teach journalism as well. Yes you read that right! The United Nations designated terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) under the leadership of Hafiz Saeed has started a journalism school right in the heart of Pakistan's Lahore city...

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Hitting back at remark on minorities in India, India said Pak PM lacks understanding about India’s secularism

India slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his remarks on minorities in India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that India has leaders of all faiths who occupy highest Constitutional and official positions. The MEA said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan lacks understanding about India's secular polity...

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India sternly refutes China spokie's expansionist jibes; says China knows Arunachal 'inalienable' part of india

The Indian Government has rubbed off the China’a objection over the Prime Minister’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh saying that the state of Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. "Indian leaders visit Arunachal Pradesh from time to time, as they visit other parts of India. This consistent position has been conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions”, added the MEA spokesperson Ravish Kumar in response to a media query on Chinese MFA’s statement, earlier in the morning. ..

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Glad trade tidings.. India achieves its highest ever exports to China..!

Although the bilateral relationship between India and China face economic competitions that have at times strained around, the bilateral trade have however flourished in the year underway. The Indian department of commerce have declared that India is poised to achieve its highest ever exports to China this fiscal...

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Huge international pressure compelled Pakistan to release illegally detained Pashtun activist Gulalai Ismail

Pressurised by international groups, Pashtun rights activist Gulalai Ismail was been released by the police in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, a day after she was arrested along with 17 others for holding a protest in the city. International rights group asked Pakistani authorities to investigate the death of a human rights activist leader Arman Loni while in police custody and release other activists arrested for protesting his alleged killing...

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Modi wishes happiness, wealth and health to every Chinese person for new year; Chinese envoy feels 'delighted'

Being culturally rich, India has many neighbours with whom it has traditionally maintained welcoming and good neighbourly relations, especially with China. Citing the occasion of the Chinese new year on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Chinese people wishing them a happy and prosperous Year of the Pig...

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Hindu girl Rajkumari murdered for refusing forceful conversion and marriage; Pakistan remains a Hell for minorities

Killed in the quest to stand up for herself and refusing to get married to a Muslim boy, Rajkumari Talreja was killed by Muslim man named Agha Salar in Shikarpur Sindh. Rajkumari Talreja refused to marry and get converted into Islam. Pakistan continues to remain a land of hell for Hindu minorities...

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Two neighbours, one common aim: Working on counter terrorism; India, China strengthen relations

India and China extending the extant relations, conducted the 8th meeting of India - China Joint Working Group on Counter terrorism, it being held in Beijing on 29th and 30th of January this year. ..

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Rising from the dark: Suman Bodani becomes Pakistan’s first ever female Hindu Judge

When they say hard work pays off, it really does! Hailing from a Hindu minority community in Pakistan, Suman Pawan Bodani, has made her place significant by becoming the first ever Hindu Female Civil Judge. Daughter of Dr. Pawan Podani, Suman belongs to the rural area of Shahdadkot in Sindh. She stood 54th in the merit list for the appointment of civil judge and judicial magistrate...

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Pitching on education for all, India hands over two new constructed schools to Sri Lanka

Stepping up its efforts in boosting development and infrastructure aid to its southern neighbour Sri Lanka, India in a latest has constructed two new schools in Jaffna. With this move, the two countries have fortified their relations in the educational infrastructure development. ..

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'Bharat Bhagya Vidhata' in China..!!

With the neighbouring nation, China celebrating 70th Republic day of India, the Indian Embassy in China hosted a reception with Ambassador Vikram Misri addressing the gathering of Chinese and foreign guests. Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Zhang Hanhui meanwhile participated as the Chief Guest...

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Continuing its commitment, Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena flags off new train supplied by India

It’s not about strengthening relations on political grounds, it’s maintaining relations with solidifying people to people-oriented development. Connecting through distance, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena flagged off a new train supplied by India. The train, self-propelled Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU), was procured under Indian concessional financing by Sri Lanka Railways. ..

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Extended High Josshh..!! Celebrating Republic day beyond the seas..!

The Indian Community in China have alike oathed to bridge the gap between the two nations. Citing the occasion of 70th Republic day in India, the Indian Embassy positioned in Beijing celebrated the day with Ambassador Vikram Misri unfurling the tricolour there. He read the President’s excerpts message to the nation for the community...

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Enabling peaceful passage for Sikh pilgrims, India shares coordinates of crossing point of Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan

Connecting distance of religious beliefs, India and Pakistan took a step forward by constructing the much awaited Kartarpur corridor. Moving ahead with the same, India on Tuesday shared with Pakistan the coordinates of the Kartarpur Corridor crossing point along the International Border with Pakistan to enable Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan...

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A new dawn of economic cooperation: India- Mauritius agree upon critical partnership in various sectors

After the magnificent inauguration of 15th PBD convention, PM Modi and PM Pravind Jugnauth held a warm and productive discussion on the margins of PBD 2019...

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.. now Milkha to run across China..!

Boosting the cultural ties with India , the Chinese have decided to showcase some Indian best releases in the plate of the Chinese audiences. Spreading the Bollywood fever, a biographical film on the life of Olympian Milkha Singh ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is scheduled to screen with chinese subtitles on January month end at Swami Vivekanand Culture Centre of the Indian Embassy aligned there...

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'Talking trade', India-China trade relations bloom..!

India and China developing over the extant trade relations, concluded their two day discourse over the progress made under Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations and efforts to strengthen bilateral trade with his counterpart. Indian Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan, on his two day official visit to Beijing, also had a brief interaction with Indian IT and pharma companies present in China...

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Providing modern infrastructural facilities, India and Sri Lanka etch pact to renovate Swami Vipulananda Institute

Fulfilling promises of development assistance, India and Sri Lanka etch a pact to provide modern infrastructural facilities to Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University in Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka...

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Committing towards ‘Neighbour First’ policy, India hands over 150 newly developed houses to beneficiaries in Sri Lanka

Strengthening camaraderie and living up to the policy of ‘Neighbours First’, India on Sunday handed over 150 newly developed houses under the Indian Housing Project to beneficiaries in Nuwara Eliya. India's collaboration with Srilankan government under Model Villages Housing Program stands at 2400 houses in 100 model villages...

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On the death of fisherman, Tamil Nadu CM strongly criticized the Sri Lankan Navy

Tamil Nadu CM K. Palaniswami strongly condemned the Sri Lankan Navy for chasing away two Indian fishing boats which ultimately resulted into death of one fisherman...

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Fishermen in Tamil Nadu go on indefinite strike after Sri Lankan navy apprehend 19 fishermen

Following the arrest of 19 fishermen by the Sri Lankan Army, hundreds of fishermen from Tamil Nadu went on indefinite strike to protest arrests by Sri Lankan authorities on Monday. Over two dozen fishermen hailing from Pudukkottai, Nagapattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy while they were fishing mid-sea last week. ..

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Major reshuffle in Taiwan: Su Tseng-chang will lead the new cabinet

Taiwan today appointed the former chairman of the ruling party, Su Tseng-chang as premier after the incumbent Lai Ching-te, who resigned along with the entire cabinet in response to local election defeats...

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Continuing to strengthen old relations in New Year; India and Nepal review progressive development in bilateral relations

New Year with old relations, India and Nepal commit towards strengthening relations by deepening their bilateral ties. Reviewing the developments in bilateral ties across various diverse sectors, the two countries have achieved progressive growth in three transformative launches in agriculture, railway and waterways projects. The countries have expressed deep satisfaction at the significant progress intensifying diplomatic relations. ..

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US-China trade talks: One step ahead with “ Extensive, deep and detailed” negotiations

The American Delegation arrived at Beijing on Monday have detailed negotiations with Chinese counterparts yesterday. After this discussions, China said, talks with US “Laid foundation” to resolve a destructive trade clash between world’s two biggest economies. ..

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Strengthening the Pakistan Navy, China shoulders in contriving the advanced naval warships

China undertakes to build the first of the four most advanced naval warships for Pakistan as part of a major bilateral arms deal to ensure balance of power in the strategic Indian Ocean. The under-construction ship is a version of the Chinese Navy’s most advanced guided missile frigate. ..

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Taiwan’s unification with the mainland is ‘inevitable’: Xi Jinping

China’s President Xi Jinping warns against any efforts to promote Taiwan’s independence...

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One party democracy in Bangladesh

With this landslide victory in general elections, Bangladesh’s incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party have consolidated their grip on the government and administration for the third time consecutively. The Awami League captured 288 out of 300 seats in the Bangladesh Parliament...

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Pakistan-India shared lists of Nuclear installation

Pakistan exchanged the list of Nuclear installation and facilities to India. This exchange is under the provisions of bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan...

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Accepting Dhaka’s invitation, India sends three representatives to observe Bangladesh elections

With Bangladesh election polls lined up on December 30, India has sent three observers to its neighboring country for the upcoming polls on the invitation from Election Commission of Bangladesh...

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Troops of Indian Army return after successful #HandInHand training with China

Troops from Indian Army that were engaged in the Hand-In-Hand joint military training between India and China returned home on Sunday. Indian and Chinese troops concluded the seventh round of counter-terrorism military exercises in China's Chengdu city on Saturday. Over 100-strong contingents from both nations conducted the drills while living and dining together to build up a sense of camaraderie during the exercise...

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India Supports a Democratic, Stable and Prosperous Maldives: President Kovind

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, received His Excellency Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the President of the Republic of Maldives, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. He also hosted a banquet in his honour. “India wishes to see a democratic, stable, prosperous and peaceful Maldives. As the Maldives Government embarks on its journey to fulfill the mandate given by the people of the country, India assures all possible support as a true friend”, said the President in his banquet speech...

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Committing towards people development projects, India welcomes political resolve in Sri Lanka

With Mahinda Rajapaksa stepping down as Sri Lanka's prime minister and Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the new one, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India welcome the resolution reached in Sri Lanka. Welcoming the end of uncertainty in Sri Lanka, Raveesh Kumar said that the move was a reflection of the resilience of Sri Lankan democracy and its institutions...

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Indo-Pakistan War 1971: The new generation must derive motivation from historical narratives

“Oye shera, agar tere varge afsar saadi fauj vich hon tan assi dunia di kisse vee fauj nu kacha kha jaiye.” (Hey Tiger, if officers like you were in our army we would eat up any army in this world). This remark was made by a Pakistan prisoner of war in East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) to an Indian officer, Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Colonel) Jasbir Sarai of 1st Battalion, The Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, on culmination of the Indo-Pakistan War, 1971, also known at the Bangladesh Liberation War. One ..

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Sri Lankan Prez Sirisena gets a major setback, SC rules out dissolution of Parliament as ‘unconstitutional’

Giving major setback to the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the dissolution of the Parliament by the President was ‘unconstitutional’. The Sri Lankan President’s controversial decisions plunged the island nation into an unprecedented constitutional crisis...

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Building India-China hand-in-hand anti-terrorism exercise, both nations exchange military excellence

Opening ceremony of the 7th India-China joint Hand-in-hand training exercises was held in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Tuesday. The training exercises are to be held till December 23 in China. The aim of the Hand-in-Hand exercises is to build closer relations between the militaries of India and China. Soldiers from the two sides will be mixed and regrouped to finish an anti-terrorism operation in the streets...

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Foundation stone laid for Kartarpur corridor; Sushma advises Terror and Talks can’t go together

Minister for Food Harsimrat Kaur Badal also addressed attendees with an emotional speech. Guru Nanak spent his last years on the other side of the border, just four kilometres away, she said, adding that at times the chanting of devotees can be heard on the Indian side of the border...

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#KarachiAttack : China’s double standards resurfaced; claims Sino-Pak ties ‘Higher than mountains deeper than ocean’

Even after the deplorable attack on the Chinese consulate in Pakistan, the Chinese foreign ministry is busy making futile claims singing the ballads in praise of the Pakistanis who have made their nation, a failed state...

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Calling it a ‘new era’, Nepal launches social security scheme for the working section

In a move ensuring social security of working population of Nepal, the Government of Nepal has announced its most-discussed Social Security Scheme (SSS) at a program in Kathmandu on Tuesday...

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India asserts strong protest against Pakistan for harassing Indian High Commission

In fresh strain in bilateral ties, India Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over the alleged harassment of Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad and the denial of access to Indian Sikh pilgrims visiting that country...

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Dalai Lama meets Japanese Parliamentary Group for Tibet

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is currently on a ten-day visit to Japan, met members of the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Group for Tibet at the Japanese Parliamentary Complex on Tuesday..

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Pakistan’s Blasphemy against its minorities

Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law is one among the most brutal and discriminatory legislations in the modern world. On the face of it the law prohibits Blasphemy against any recognised religion and provides for punishment ranging from fine to death. In actuality, it is being used to suppress and brutalise the minorities in the country - Hindus, Christians, Ahmadiyas, etc. The law is in absolute contravention to international norms on human rights, especially when related to the rights to freedom of religion ..

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India to start exporting raw sugar to China from next year

India will start exporting raw sugar to China from early next year. Ministry of Commerce and Industry in a statement said that Indian Sugar Mills Association and COFCO, a public sector company of China have entered into a contract for exporting 15 thousand tonnes of raw sugar...

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Corruption spares no one! Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Monday was sentenced to seven years in jail in a case involving a charity fund named after her late husband. Judge Md Akhtaruzaman of a special court in Dhaka found her guilty of misuse of power as Prime Minister in collecting $375,000 for the Zia Charitable Trust Fund...

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PM Modi congratulates Bhutan’s newly elected PM Lotay Tshering

As Bhutan’s election concluded providing the nation their new elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Tshering on winning Bhutan’s third general election and said India is committed to work with the new government in Thimphu for “socio-economic transformation”...

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China's expansionism affecting India-Nepal: Indresh Kumar

India and Nepal are affected by the expansionist plans of China. India is not expansionist by nature but China is instigating Nepal against India and wants to acquire that Himalayan Nation. ..

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International Court of Justice to hear final hearing on Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case from February 18

In a long series of twists and turns, the International Court of Justice will hold public hearings in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case from February 18-21 next year. The United Nations principal judicial organ, based at The Hague, will start hearing the case, more than a year after it stayed the former Indian Navy officer's execution by Pakistan...

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Saving Wildlife, Nepal becomes first country in the world to double the tiger’s population

Doing our bit in saving the environment and the nature’s beauty of wildlife, Nepal has become the first country in the world to double the tiger’s population. While the number of tigers in many countries is witnessing a decline, a recent survey led by the Government of Nepal has shown that the population of tigers has almost doubled in under a decade in the country...

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India, Nepal to explore high resolution satellite images

Furthering the nexus of deep friendship, India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work. During the 5th meeting of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG), both sides also agreed to continue mapping of no-man's land encroachment and cross-border occupation. ..

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Imran Khan writes letter to PM Modi; urges for resumption of peace, talks

The whole world knows about Pakistan having the habit of back-stabbing. Perhaps Pakistan continued backstabbing, as at one side Imran Khan writes a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for peace talks and on the other side Pakistani forces mutilated the body of BSF personnel along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, others get interim relief; Islamabad Court suspends prison sentences in Avenfield corruption case

Providing an interim relief to the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court suspended their respective prison sentences in the Avenfield corruption case on Wednesday...

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India pulls up Pakistan at UN; says real problem in Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism emanating from neighbour

India on Wednesday slammed Pakistan in the United Nations Security Council saying that the real problem in Jammu and Kashmir is cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. While exercising its right of reply after Pakistan raised the UN report on Kashmir in the Human Rights Council, India firstly dismissed neighbour’s continued reference to the fallacious and motivated report which has been already out-rightly rejected. ..

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Terrorism funding leads Pakistan to ‘begging’; auctioned its own ‘esteemed respect’ along with govt vehicles

It has been nearly three decades, Pakistan used its financial resources in waging war mainly ‘proxy war’ against India through terrorism. When there was a time for Pakistan to create jobs, employment opportunity and enrich the whole country with infrastructural development, but the Indian neighbour used all financial resources only against India. Well, Pakistan did not succeed in its foul agendas against India but now the time has come so bad in neighbouring country that the government is begging ..

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India, Sri Lanka sign pact for construction of a 5000-metric ton cold storage in Dambulla

Standing by a common aim of extending support to its neighbors, India and Sri Lanka has always fulfilled each promise. In a latest move, India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla. ..

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Pakistan arrests 18 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing into their territorial waters

Neighbours will never stop the proxy war against India! Notably, Pakistan I authorities on Tuesday this week arrested 18 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. An official in Karachi on Thursday said that at least 18 Indian fishermen were arrested on Tuesday by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and they will be produced before a judicial magistrate by the Docks police. “Along with Indian fishermen, two fishing boats were seized,” the official added...

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India Bangladesh Rail Link Project

India Bangladesh Rail Link Project..

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Strengthening connectivity, India gifts 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka

Extending a supporting hand to Sri Lanka, India has decided to to supply 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka valued at around 82 million US dollars under concessional financing. The agreement to supply coaches custom-made in India was signed between RITES Limited of India and Sri Lankan government in Colombo last evening. ..

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Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi elected as 13th President of Pakistan

Pakistan gets a new President days after new Prime Minister Imran Khan took the charge. Notably, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan. The Election Commission of Pakistan, in a press release, said, “A total of 1,110 voters participated in the presidential polls held simultaneously at the Parliament House and the four provincial assemblies today. Of the total votes cast, 27 votes were declared invalid.”..

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Connecting links of glorious heritage; PM Modi, PM Oli jointly inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu

Linking not just diplomatically, India and Nepal share a very strong bond over past history and cultural connection. After concluding a successful BIMSTEC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister K P Oli jointly inaugurated the Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu...

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PM Modi, PM Oli jointly inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala

PM Modi, PM Oli of Nepal inaugurate Pashupatinath Dharmashala..

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Ahead of the BIMSTEC summit, India commits bringing socio-economic transformation by growth and prosperity

With BIMSTEC slating to kick start from August 30, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V.K.Singh has emphasized India's sincere and abiding commitment to work with BIMSTEC Member States...

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Imran Khan and India: Dealing with the “if and buts”

What will be Imran Khan’s foreign affairs policy? This good question comes with a corollary - will Imran Khan have a foreign policy at all, knowing full well that he would have no authority to implement the same? In his first speech, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has chosen to highlight domestic issues, and rightly so, considering the challenge that he faces in turning around a hopeless financial and internal security situation. His offer for personal austerity and appeal to curb government spending ..

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Stop chasing peace shadows with Pakistan

There is no place for ‘Doves’ in such a ‘hawkish’ global environment and there is hardly any scope for weak-kneed nations and leaders to steer the nation through various turbulences and rough weather. Given the developments in India’s neighbourhood and elsewhere in the world, sooner the Indian leadership realize it the better for India’s progress, development and above all for the future generations...

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Gesture of gratefulness, Sri Lankan Navy rescues six Indian fishermen from drowning

Being thankful to someone for helping is good but for saving a life is being grateful. In a similar gesture of gratitude towards our neighboring country, the Sri Lankan Navy rescued six Indian fishermen from drowning in the sea. Officers and sailors of Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Gun Boat on patrol, attached to the Northern Naval Command saved the fishermen. ..

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy meets former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Senior BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy today called on former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and invited him for the function organized by Virat Hindustan Sangam. Rajapaksa took to Twitter and informed about the meeting...

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Afterthought: Pakistan PM Imran Khan describes “Naya Pakistan” without mentioning "terrorism, religious extremism and enforced disappearances"

24-hours after Imran Khan took the oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan he addressed the nation and shared his vision for the “Naya Pakistan”. According to Imran Khan, “Naya Pakistan” will be corruption free, swift justice, strengthened economy and supremacy of the law. Side-by-side, Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan” will also have terrorism, Religious extremism, Enforced disappearances and Blasphemy. So what is new in Imran Khan’s “Naya Pakistan”?..

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Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Cricketer-turned-politician and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as a 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. This comes after Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the July 25 general election...

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Imran Khan a stooge of Pak Army

Those who had keenly observed the events of past couple of years in Pakistan, will agree that the all-powerful army of that country did not spare any effort in vilifying the erstwhile premier Nawaz Sharif; even the judiciary was taken on board by the Generals sitting in Rawalpindi...

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Extending support to enhance road infrastructure, India releases 470 million Nepali rupees for Terai road project

Giving major friendship goals to the entire world, India has always stood by Nepal in all its efforts to support its neighboring nation. In another major support to Nepal, the Government of India has released 470 million Nepali rupess grant for Terai roads project in Nepal. ..

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Ensuring safety of tourists, Sri Lanka assures to establish 25 new tourist police stations

In a new vow to increase tourist attractions in the country, Sri Lanka’s police Chief meeting with tourism officials has assured to establish 25 new tourist police stations across the country to ensure the safety of tourists...

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Gesture of Goodwill! India gifts newly-built houses to Indians in Sri Lanka

As a special gesture to the people India living in Sri Lanka, India handed over the first lot of houses built under USD 350 million project for Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils, in Sri Lanka's tea plantation areas. The Indian Housing Project is ought to be one of the largest one by India in any country. Almost 404 houses were handed over to the Indian-origin people, mostly Tamils...

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Pakistan releases 26 Indian fishermen from prison humanitarian grounds

Pakistan on Sunday released at least 26 Indian fishermen who were imprisoned on the charges of poaching in neighbour’s territory as a goodwill gesture or on humanitarian grounds. This comes a day before newly-elected Parliament's maiden meeting to start the process of handing over powers to the new government...

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India, Nepal vow to enhance cooperation in border security and intelligence sharing

Enhancing mutual cooperation and timely sharing of intelligence, the border guarding forces of India and Nepal committed to check trans-border crimes along the 1,751-km porous frontier the two countries share...

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Bad weather hampers Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, 200 stranded pilgrims evacuated from Simikot

Sighting bad weather and unfavorable conditions, all pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar Yatra have been evacuated from Simikot in Nepal. The last batch of remaining 12 pilgrims was brought to Nepalgunj this morning. ..

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Over 50,000 marooned in Myanmar as four rivers flooded due to heavy rain

Four major Myanmar rivers are swolen due to heavy rains causing massive flooding in their catchment areas leaving over 50,000 people marooned in three states of Mon, Karen and Bago, agency reports said...

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Showing dustbin to Human Rights of minorities, Pakistani authority sack first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh was dismissed on Friday for being absent from office for over three months. The move from Pakistan’s traffic police, however, creates suspicion. As when we talk of crushing the voices of minorities, killing the minorities and violating the human rights of minorities..we do talk about Pakistan. Because Pakistan tops in harbouring terrorism and as well as in crushing the minorities and still so-called various human rights preservers including United Nations ..

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Imran Khan’s Kashmir policy

Imran Khan, in all probability, will be the next prime minister of Pakistan; the goal, though not realized as yet, looks to be a distinct possibility. It has taken him 22 years to fulfill this dream. While lauding his perseverance, one is inclined to feel that for him the nightmare has just begun. He has proverbially “sold his soul to the devil,” which, in this instance, is the all-powerful Pakistan Army. Sitting in opposition and haranguing against the government is a better option than becoming ..

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Get latest results of #PakistanElections2018 here; Imran Khan in talks with smaller parties, independent candidates to form govt

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far declared the provisional results of 267 out of 270 National Assembly (NA) seats of the country’s 11th general elections that were held on July 25. According to the results, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has managed to win 115 seats and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 64 while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) bagged 43 seats. On the other side, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) clinched 13 seats while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan ..

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Nepal Cabinet goes digital! Embraces digital technology with their commitment to go paperless

Digital wave swaying across the world and how! In its commitment to go paperless, Nepal government on Thursday held its first digital Cabinet meeting at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu...

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#PakistanElections2018 : Imran Khan claims victory and thanks nation; eyes on trade with India

A cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who is also a chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday claimed victory in the country’s 11th general elections. Notably, the latest results show that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has so far won 104 seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz- 57 and Pakistan Peoples Party -25 in the country’s 11th general elections which was held on Wednesday. Among others, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal won 11 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement 5 and 11 independent. However, the ..

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Pak Military ensured Imran Khan’s victory: Union Minister RK Singh

Terming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan as a military-sponsored candidate, Union Minister RK Singh said that former skipper’s new innings won’t make any difference in existing Indo-Pak relations on the issue of state-sponsored terrorism...

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Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leads with 118 seats in #PakistanElections2018

The counting of votes for Pakistan’s 11th general elections began an hour after the polling process was completed on Wednesday. The latest preliminary results available for 268 of 272 seats indicate that Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is in a position to win...

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Shutting doors, Indian Embassy in Biratnagar moves back to pavilion from August 1

Elongating the need to deep root its base of friendship in the neighboring country Nepal, the Biratnagar Camp Office of the Embassy of India will be shut down and relocated. Making an announced to shut down its camp office in Biratnagar of Morang district, Indian embassy in Kathmandu confirmed that the camp will close with effect from August 1...

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Voting for #PakistanElections2018 begins; over 12,570 candidates for 849 seats of Parliament, four provincial assemblies in fray

Today, lakhs of people are reaching to the polling stations to cast their votes in Pakistan’s 11th general election. The polls in Pakistan started at 8 AM and will continue till 6 in the evening. The counting will be taken up immediately after the polls and the results will be announced within 24 hours...

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India, Bangladesh join hands to set up “border haats” boosting economy and trade

Promoting extensive operational border haats between India and Bangladesh, the two countries have decided to join hands to make way by establishing six more border haats at new locations. ..

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Assisting Sri Lanka with Emergency Ambulance Service, India marks another major achievement in strengthening relations

Extending a helping hand with providing assistance by the expansion of Emergency Ambulance Service over the entire island in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the event over live video conferencing. Exemplifying the partnership between both the countries, PM Modi expressed happiness on the National Emergency Ambulance service is being extended all over Sri Lanka...

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“Accept Islam or prepare to die, we are the fanatic ISIS”: Hindus of Cox’s Bazar gets threatening letter

Creating violence and averring atrocities against the Hindu community in Bangladesh is very common with the instigation of community hatred coming back from the independence era. With the Islamic fanatic activists attacking Hindu homes, business enterprises and temples, a horrifying incident came to limelight. In another attempt to torture the community, Islamic fanatic group circulated a threatening letter to the temples of Cox’s Bazaar Districts in Bangladesh. ..

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Rajnath discusses security issues with his Bangladeshi counterpart

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh discussed security issues in a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan in Dhaka on Sunday during his three-day visit to India’s eastern neighbour...

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Easing visa restrictions; India, Bangladesh join hands with Revised Travel Agreement

Union Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Bangladesh saw a wide spectrum of strengthening relations with meeting PM Sheikh Hasina and also inaugurating the world’s largest visa center easing application of Visa. Apart from this, easing visa restrictions for citizens of Bangladesh, India on Sunday signed a revised travel agreement with Bangladesh...

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Sri Lanka sentences death penalty for drug criminals

Welcoming a capital punishment for drug-related crimes, Sri Lanka paved way for the resumption of death penalty after nearly 40 years. ..

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Nepal lauds India’s support in linking Cross Border Rail Links between countries

Expanding connectivity with enhancing people to people connectivity, the government of Nepal has appreciated India for its support in the development of India-Nepal Cross Border Rail Links. ..

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Our latest frontline warship INS Trikand leaves Sri Lanka after goodwill visit

After a goodwill visit, our Naval Ship “Trikand” arrived at the port of Colombo on Saturday and left the port today...

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Mission Accomplished! Thank you EAM Sushma Swaraj, #IndianStrandedinNepal evacuated successfully

Mission evacuation has finally seen the day of light with 1430 stranded pilgrims being airlifted from Simikot and Hilsa to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The Indian Embassy evacuated pilgrims by engaging 21 flights, 2 private choppers from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. The embassy’s team continues to station at the place in order to monitor the situation...

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Pakistan Ex PM Nawaz Sharif convicted in corruption case: Gets 10 years in jail; daughter Maryam also convicted and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Pakistan's accountability court on Friday pronounced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Captain Safdar guilty in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Supreme Court's directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year which deseated then PM Nawaz...

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While Mission Evacuation intensifies! MEA issues advisory for prospected pilgrims of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

As India intensified the mission evacuation of the stranded Indian pilgrims in Nepal, the Ministry of External Affairs has pronounced an advisory for those pilgrims who would continue their route to Kailash Mansarovar. ..

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday arrested 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters and two mechanised boats used by them seized...

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#IndiansStrandedInNepal evacuation mission intensifies! Around 500 Kailash Mansarovar Yatris airlifted

Intensifying the evacuation mission of the stranded Indians in Nepal, the mission has been able to evacuate about 500 pilgrims through helicopters from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured to avail every possible requirement to the pilgrims stranded in Nepal...

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Mission evacuation in full swing! 150 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated from #IndianStrandedinNepal

As India gears up to vacate the stranded pilgrims; Indian mission in Kathmandu has been able to evacuate about 150 pilgrims from Hilsa to Simikot in Kailash Mansarovar region. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ministry has requested the Government of Nepal to provide army helicopters. ..

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Bonding strong over years: Bhutan Prime Minister embarks on a three day visit to India

India has demographically extended its support to all its neighboring countries and also other countries on bilateral context. In a new move to strengthen its ties with India, Bhutan Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will embark a three day visit to India. ..

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