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Missing Indian climber found dead on Everest
Kathmandu | Monday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
The body of a 27-year-old Indian climber, who has been missing since Saturday on Everest, has been found after 36 hours of intense search. ... read..


Poppy revenue main financial support of Afghan Taliban: Media
Kabul | Monday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Taliban militants have been using money collected as taxes from poppy growers to buy weapons and continue their fight against the Afghan government, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


China to block India's NSG bid again (Lead)
Beijing | Monday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month. ... read..


Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity: Sharif
Riyadh | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue. ... read..


Trump, Ghani discuss terrorism, Afghan security
Riyadh | Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism, a White House statement said on Monday. ... read..


Five die in Pakistan blast
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
At least five persons were killed in a blast in Khyber Agency's Tirah valley on Monday, a security source said. ... read..


Pakistan university reopens after student's lynching, arms seized
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Police recovered weapons from the Abdul Wali Khan University in Pakistan's Mardan, as the university reopened for the first time since a student Mashal Khan was lynched by a mob on accusations of blasphemy, DawnNews reported on Monday. ... read..


Sri Lanka makes key changes to cabinet
Colombo | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Sri Lanka on Monday announced key changes to its cabinet, including the appointment of a new Foreign and Finance Minister. ... read..


AIADMK symbol case: Delhi court to pronounce order on Chandrashekhar's bail
| May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Tis Hazari Court will on Monday pronounce its order on the bail plea of alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar with regard to the alleged bribery in the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) symbol case. ... read..


6 policemen killed in firing incidents in Pakistan
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
At least six policemen were killed and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing in Pakistan over the last 24 hours, police said on Sunday. ... read..


BSF, Punjab Police bust terror module with Canada-Pakistan links (Lead)
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan. ... read..


Indian national arrested in Islamabad
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
An Indian man has been arrested in Islamabad after he was found to be allegedly not carrying the required travel documents, local media reported. ... read..


Indian climber missing while descending Everest
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
An Indian climber hailing from Uttar Pradesh has been reported missing while descending Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said on Sunday. ... read..


India didn't win Jadhav case: Pakistan's ICJ lawyer
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A lawyer who represented Pakistan at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case involving alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, says India did not win the case, a media report said. ... read..


Nepali woman scales Mt Everest with message against human trafficking
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2017 3:15:42 PM IST
A Nepali woman has summited Mt Everest with the message to fight against human trafficking, becoming the first to climb the worlds highest peak for women empowerment and gender equality, according to UN Women Nepal. ... read..


20 Afghan policemen killed by Taliban
Kabul | Sunday, 2017 3:15:37 PM IST
At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed and ten others injured in a Taliban attack on several checkpoints in Zabul province, an official said on Sunday. ... read..


German woman killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul
Kabul | Sunday, 2017 3:15:33 PM IST
Unidentified armed men killed a German woman at a guesthouse in Kabul and kidnapped a Finnish woman, a security official said on Sunday. ... read..


Sharif leaves for Riyadh to attend 'Arab-Nato' Summit
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 3:15:28 PM IST
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday left on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia to participate in the first-ever Arab-Islamic-American Summit, being held in Riyadh. ... read..


American climber dies on Mount Everest
Kathmandu | Sunday, 2017 3:15:23 PM IST
An American climber was killed while trying to summit Mount Everest on Sunday morning, according to the base camp officials. ... read..


30 students injured in Pakistani varsity clashes
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
At least 30 students were injured on Saturday after clashes broke out between students in the Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, police sources said. ... read..


8 killed in Afghan bank attack
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Up to eight persons were killed when militants attacked a local branch of New Kabul Bank in Afghanistan's Gardez city on Saturday, officials said. ... read..


Sting operation video doctored: Nayeem Khan
Srinagar | Saturday, 2017 6:45:38 PM IST
Nayeem Khan, senior separatist leader who confessed to receiving funds from Pakistan to create unrest in the Kashmir Valley in a sting operation by a news channel, on Saturday termed the video as "doctored and fake". ... read..


ICJ can't nullify Jadhav's death sentence: Aziz
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 6:45:38 PM IST
Pakistan's top foreign policy advisor Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said that the International Court of Justice cannot nullify alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhavs death sentence. ... read..


Suspected ISI agent held in Rajasthan (Second Lead)
Jaipur | Saturday, 2017 6:45:19 PM IST
A suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been detained in Rajasthan, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Our Kashmir policy has brought disaster: Pakistani academic
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 6:45:14 PM IST
Pakistan's Kashmir policy "has brought nothing but misery all around", a Pakistani academic said in comments published on Saturday. ... read..


Jadhav will be dealt according to Pakistani law: Minister
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 6:45:09 PM IST
Pakistan will handle the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death, "according to our own laws", Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday. ... read..


Pakistan's Attorney General to represent Jadhav case at ICJ
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Pakistani Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali would represent the country at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case relating to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, a media report said on Saturday. ... read..


ISI agent held in Rajasthan (Lead)
Jaipur | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
A suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was detained in a joint operation by Rajasthan Police Intelligence Wing and the army intelligence unit in Rajasthan, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


Murdered Maldivian blogger's father seeks India's help
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
The father of a prominent Maldivian blogger murdered last month wants India's help to ensure justice for his son. ... read..


Sharif to attend 'Arab Nato' in Riyadh
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the first ever Arab-Islamic-American Summit being held in Riyadh on Sunday, a media report said on Saturday. ... read..


ISI agent held in Rajasthan
Jaipur | Saturday, 2017 11:15:05 AM IST
A suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was arrested in a joint operation conducted by Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and army intelligence in Rajasthan, an official said on Saturday. ... read..


26 militants surrender to government in Pakistan
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Twenty six militants belonging to various outlawed terrorist groups surrendered to the government in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Friday, as part of the ongoing reconciliation process, officials said. ... read..


Slain Pakistani Sufi singer's family seeks protection
Karachi | Friday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
The family of famed Sufi Qawwal singer Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi last June, has requested the Pakistan government to provide them security, a media report said. ... read..


Feel like a winner myself, says Nepal PM after local level polls
Kathmandu | Friday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday urged the people to celebrate the successful holding of local elections, and said preparations were on for holding the second phase on June 14. ... read..


BSF recovers 8 kg heroin in Punjab
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
In a joint operation with Punjab Police, the Border Security Force (BSF) seized eight kg of heroin in Punjab's Gurdaspur sector on Friday, a BSF officer said. ... read..


Amid anger at home, Pakistan moves ICJ over Jadhav (Lead)
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Friday filed a plea in the ICJ for it to rehear within six weeks the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, after the government was slammed by the opposition for "mishandling" the case at the world court. ... read..


Indian woman tells court she was forced to marry in Pakistan
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court continued hearing the case of Indian woman Uzma, who reiterated on Friday that she was "forced to marry" her Pakistani husband Tahir Ali, and requested the court to allow her to return to India. ... read..


Hurriyat under probe over Pakistan money to fund Kashmir unrest (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Key separatists, including Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, are being probed for allegedly receiving money from Lashkar-e-Taiba and other sources in Pakistan to fund stone-pelting and violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Centre favours peace in J&K, toughness with militants: Jaitley (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government wanted peaceful lives for the ordinary people of Jammu and Kashmir, but asserted that the security forces will act "very tough" against the militants. ... read..


Pakistan moves ICJ to rehear Jadhav case
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan on Friday filed a plea in the ICJ to rehear within six weeks the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. ... read..


Army confident of handling infiltrations, ceasefire violations: Jaitley
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Indian Army was fully confident of not allowing infiltration from across the border as well as giving an adequate response to ceasefire violations by the neighbouring country. ... read..


Centre wants peaceful life in Kashmir: Jaitley (Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government wants people of Jammu and Kashmir to have a peaceful life but security forces will act "very tough" against militants. ... read..


Defence Minister visits LoC, praises soldiers
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday visited the Army's forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Baramulla district and praised the deployed soldiers' grit and determination. ... read..


29 arrested in Bangladesh for attending secret LGBT meet
Dhaka | Friday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Twenty-nine persons were arrested in Bangladesh for attending a secret meeting of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) community and consuming illegal drugs, a senior police said on Friday. ... read..


Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan will get a new team of lawyers to put forward its case vigorously in the International Court of Justice against letting off alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, media reports quoted a top official as saying. ... read..


113 militants killed in fresh operations in Afghanistan
Kabul | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
At least 113 militants were killed and 50 injured when Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Friday. ... read..


Sharif regime slammed for 'mishandling' Jadhav case
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Pakistan government has come under attack from the opposition for "mishandling" the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, whose execution has been halted by the ICJ. ... read..


Geelani under NIA scanner for allegedly receiving Lashkar funds
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The NIA has filed a case against separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and other Hurriyat leaders for allegedly receiving money from the Lashkar-e-Taiba to fund "subversive" activities in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. ... read..


ICJ decision on Jadhav a victory for rule of law: Jaitley (Lead)
Srinagar | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed the International Court of Justice decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav a great victory for the rule of law and his trial in Pakistan as a "mockery" of justice. ... read..


No information about Jadhav's appeal status: India
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Even as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague ordered to put on hold the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage, India on Friday said it still ... read..


India retains no 1 Test Ranking following annual update
Dubai | Thursday, May 18 2017 IST
India has retained its no one ranking in ICC Test Rankings following the annual update in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent. India has moved to 123 points after gaini ... read..


Relief in India as UN court orders Pakistan not to execute Jadhav (Roundup)
The Hague/New Delhi/Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
In a diplomatic and legal victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday stayed the execution of alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, dismissing Pakistan's contention that it had no jurisdiction to go into the matter. ... read..


ICJ judgment first step in saving Jadhav: MEA (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
India on Thursday said the International Court of Justice order was an "essential first step" in ensuring justice for alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, and he should "be safe" till the court's final decision comes. ... read..


Had anticipated India's victory at ICJ: Harish Salve
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Senior lawyer Harish Salve, who fought India's case at the International Court of Justice against the death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan, said on Thursday that he had anticipated New Delhi's victory, and added the ruling was "binding" on Islam ... read..


ICJ decision on Jadhav a victory for rule of law: Jaitley
Srinagar | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed the International Court of Justice decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav a great victory for the rule of law and added that his trial in Pakistan was a "mockery" of justice. ... read..


ICJ has no jurisdiction to hear Jadhav case: Pakistan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no jurisdiction to hear the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. ... read..


ICJ judgment first step in saving Jadhav: MEA
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
India on Thursday said the International Court of Justice's decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav is an "essential first step" in ensuring justice for him. ... read..


Pakistanis upset after ICJ halts Jadhav's hanging
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling staying the execution of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav "has caused shock and disappointment in Pakistan", a daily reported on Thursday. ... read..


Will take Jadhav case to 'logical end': Pakistan (Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday said it was determined to take to its "logical end" the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav whose death sentencing was put on hold by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). ... read..


India has no substance in Jadhav case: Pakistan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
New Delhi has no substance in the case of condemned alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan said on Thursday, after the ICJ asked Islamabad not to hang him. ... read..


PM endorses Sushma's statement on saving Jadhav
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday backed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement that his government will leave no stone unturned to save alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. ... read..


India scores diplomatic win as ICJ puts on hold Jadhav execution (Second Lead)
The Hague | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday scored a major diplomatic, moral and legal victory when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) directed Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav pending its final decision and inform it of the steps being taken to implemen ... read..


ICJ order big blow to Pakistan: Antony
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Thursday said the ICJ order to Islamabad not to execute alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is a "big blow to Pakistan". ... read..


ICJ order is just a basic ruling, says Pakistani delegation
The Hague | Thursday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The head of Pakistan's delegation at the International Court of Justice on Thursday termed its order staying the execution of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav as a "basic ruling" and said the UN court had not mentioned anything about maintainability o ... read..


ICJ verdict major victory, will seek consular access again: Naidu
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday termed the International Court of Justice verdict on alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav a "major victory" and said that India will seek consular access to Jadhav again. ... read..


India will do everything to save Jadhav: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed the International Court of Justice's verdict on Kulbhusban Jadhav, and said that India would leave no stone unturned to save him. ... read..


ICJ asks Pakistan not to execute Jadhav (Lead)
The Hague | Thursday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
In a major diplomatic, moral and legal victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday asked Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav pending its final decision and inform it of the steps being taken to implement the or ... read..


ICJ accepts India's plea, asks Pakistan not to execute Jadhav
The Hague | Thursday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
In major relief for India, the International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav till a final decision is taken. ... read..


Pakistan executes 4 terrorists
Rawalpindi | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan has executed four terrorists convicted by military courts at an unspecified jail in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan armys media wing said on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistani embassy staff held by Afghan intelligence (Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Two staffers at the Pakistan embassy in Kabul were detained by the Afghan intelligence and freed after some three hours, dealing another blow to Kabul-Islamabad ties. ... read..


Chinese naval fleet calls at Myanmar port
Yangon | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
A Chinese naval fleet comprising three warships called at a port in Myanmar's Yangon city on Thursday, officials said. ... read..


Women in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not allowed to vote
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Women in the Shangla district of Pakistani's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been deprived of their right to vote in by-elections for two village councils, a media report said on Thursday. ... read..


PIA crew returns from UK after plane search
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Crew members of a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight, in which heroin was found, returned to Islamabad from London on Thursday. ... read..


Government rejects Musharraf's conditions to face trial
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan's federal government has rejected conditions set by former President retired General Pervez Musharraf, such as the provision of military security and safe passage back to Dubai, to face his high treason trial, the media reported on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistani embassy staff held by Afghan intelligence
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Two staffers at the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul were detained by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the intelligence agency of Afghanistan, under unclear circumstances, the media reported on Thursday. ... read..


ICJ to pronounce verdict on Jadhav death sentence
The Hague | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
The International Court of Justice here is all set to pronounce on Thursday afternoon its verdict on India's plea seeking revocation of the death sentence awarded by a Pakistan military court to alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav. ... read..


CPN-UML little ahead of NC in Nepal local polls
Kathmandu | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Nepal's main opposition CPN-UML was a little ahead of the ruling Nepali Congress as results of the first phase of the local polls trickled in from three provinces. ... read..


6 killed in IS attack on Afghan TV station (Second Lead)
Kabul | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Five Islamic State militants attacked the state-run national TV building in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, leaving six persons including four attackers dead. ... read..


Cabinet approves defence college faculty exchange with Bangladesh
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved an agreement on faculty exchange between the National Defence College here and the National Defence College in Dhaka, Bangladesh, an official said. ... read..


ICJ to decide Jadhav's fate on Thursday (Lead)
The Hague | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will announce on Thursday its verdict on India's appeal seeking revocation of the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani court to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. ... read..


ICJ to deliver Jadhav verdict on Thursday
The Hague | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The International Court of Justice will announce its verdict on Thursday on India's appeal against the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani court to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. ... read..


Pakistani-Kashmiri recipes win MasterChef for Saliha Ahmed
London | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
A British Pakistani doctor who has been crowned MasterChef champion for 2017 after besting 64 amateur cooks has credited her family for supporting her hobby of cooking -- starting with Pakistani and Kashmiri dishes. ... read..


Bangladesh court sentences 23 to death for 2002 murder
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced to death 23 persons, including a Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader, for the murder of four activists of the Awami League and its student organisation in 2002, a media report said. ... read..


Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Four "hardcore terrorists" sentenced by military courts were executed in Pakistan on Wednesday. ... read..


Four killed as gunmen attack Afghan TV station (Lead)
Kabul | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Four persons, including two attackers, were killed as militants attacked the state-owned national TV building in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday. ... read..


Gunmen storm Afghanistan's TV station
Kabul | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Armed assailants on Wednesday stormed the compound of National Radio Television in Afghanistan (RTA) in the eastern city of Jalalabad, triggering heavy fighting is underway. ... read..


Shelling and firing exchanges on LoC in J&K
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Indian and Pakistani army exchanged heavy shelling and firing on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. ... read..


JGBs steady on cooling risk appetite, BOJ's debt-buying operation
TOKYO | Wednesday, May 17 2017 IST
Japanese government bond prices were steady on Wednesday, with cooling investor risk appetite and a debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan shoring up the market. Overnight gains by US Treasuries also supported JGBs. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield and ... read..


VW's JV in China to recall nearly 600,000 vehicles over fuse fault
BEIJING | Wednesday, May 17 2017 IST
Volkswagen AG's joint venture in China, FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co Ltd, will recall 577,590 Golf and Sagitar cars because of a headlight fuse defect that may lead to safety risks, the quality watchdog said on Wednesday. The recall covers 416,364 Golfs p ... read..


Hong Kong-listed IRC says could reopen Russia iron ore mine
BEIJING | Wednesday, May 17 2017 IST
Commodity company IRC Ltd on Wednesday said it was considering restarting its 1.1-million tonnes per year iron ore mine in the far east of Russia, the latest sign of revival in a sector shaking a years-long downturn. "Following the positive price movement ... read..


'Convergence between agencies, communities needed to curb cross border trafficking'
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A convergence between the central and state agencies and the community living in border regions and a balanced security approach by the BSF is a must to curb cross-border trafficking, according to a study. ... read..


Jaitley, Army chief to visit J&K
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 AM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will arrive here in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday to review the security situation amid heightened tension on the Line of Control (LoC) and student unrest in the valley. ... read..


Heavy shelling, exchange of fire on LoC
Jammu | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Heavy shelling and firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistan troops on the Line of Control (LoC) were on Tuesday evening in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district after Pakistan violated the ceasefire, defence sources said. ... read..


32 militants killed in Afghanistan
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:44 PM IST
Up to 32 armed insurgents were killed as government forces launched a counter offensive to foil Taliban attacks in northern Afghanistan, provincial police chief Ekramudin Sarih said on Tuesday. ... read..


Afghan forces dislodge Taliban from district
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
The Afghan security forces on Tuesday took control of Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province after clashes with Taliban militants, the district governor said. ... read..


Japan to buy up to 100,000 T LPG for national stockpiles
TOKYO | Tuesday, May 16 2017 IST
Japan will likely conduct a tender in the autumn to buy up to 100,000 tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for national stockpiles, a trade ministry official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The fuel, often referred to as butane or ... read..


JGBs edge down, but underpinned by decent 5-year sale
TOKYO | Tuesday, May 16 2017 IST
Japanese government bonds edged lower on Tuesday, underpinned by decent demand at a five-year auction but pressured by rising U.S. Treasury yields as well as expectations that Japan's central bank will continue to pare its JGB buying. The benchmark 10-yea ... read..


Japan's Nikkei ekes out gains on sagging yen, firmer Wall Street
TOKYO | Tuesday, May 16 2017 IST
Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday, drawing support from a sagging yen and a rise in U.S. shares to record highs. The Nikkei ended the day 0.25 percent higher at 19,919.82. It earlier rose to 19,998.49, its highest since December 2015, in an ... read..


Kuwait oil minister says supports output cut extension to March 2018
DUBAI | Tuesday, May 16 2017 IST
Kuwait supports a proposal by Saudi Arabia and Russia to extend a global oil supply cut agreement until March 2018, Kuwait's oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said on Tuesday. "The agreement aims to restore the balance between supply and demand, through resto ... read..


Kuroda says "quite sure" BOJ can smoothly withdraw stimulus
TOKYO | Tuesday, May 16 2017 IST
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Tuesday he was "quite sure" the central bank could smoothly exit from its massive monetary stimulus when the appropriate time to do so came. But he also said the BOJ "always" had room to expand monetary stimu ... read..


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