Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan on Friday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) which it said left two civilians dead. ... read..

Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave' (Lead)
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here. ... read..

Security-centric line in Balochistan not working: Pakistani daily
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan needs to shed its "security-centric approach" in restive Balochistan if the government sincerely desires peace in the country's biggest province, Dawn newspaper said on Friday. ... read..

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Top Pakistani and US military commanders have blamed each other for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism, the media reported on Friday. ... read..

Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Jamshedpur (Lead, changing dateline)
Jamshedpur | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture. ... read..

Police official, 3 family members killed in Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
A senior police officer and three members of his family were killed in a terrorist attack in Balochistan on Wednesday. ... read..

NHRC notice to Assam on harassment of people
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:06 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday issued notice to the Assam government over allegations of harassment of people in the name of verification of their nationality. ... read..

Tillerson asks Myanmar leaders to probe attacks on Rohingyas (Lead)
Nay Pyi Taw | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Myanmar on Wednesday and called for an investigation into "credible reports of widespread atrocities" by the countrys security forces against Rohingya Muslims. ... read..

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:06 PM IST
The Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. ... read..

15 bullet-riddled bodies found in Balochistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 5:15:05 PM IST
Fifteen bullet-riddled bodies were discovered by the security forces in Balochistan's Kech district in Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations'
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control in which a woman was reportedly killed. ... read..

Mounting evidence of Rohingya genocide: Rights group
Nay Pyi Taw | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:06 PM IST
A human rights group on Wednesday reported "mounting evidence" of "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine State. ... read..

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh targeted by human traffickers
United Nations | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:06 AM IST
Members of the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, were being targeted by human traffickers, according to UN agencies. ... read..

Action against LeT may not be mandatory for Pakistan to get US funds
New York | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The United States Congress is dropping action against the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as a condition for Pakistan to receive hundreds of millions of dollars, exposing the contradictions in Washington's approach to terrorism. ... read..

Being Defence Minister a thankless job, surgical strike was highlight: Parrikar
Panaji | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:44 PM IST
Being a Defence Minister is "a thankless job", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday and added that executing the "surgical strike" across the LoC was one of the highlights of his tenure as Defence Minister. ... read..

Non-bailable arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Finance Minister
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:34 PM IST
An accountability court here on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for his prolonged absence from court proceedings relating to a corruption case. ... read..

22 policemen, 45 militants killed in Afghan attack
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
At least 22 policemen and 45 militants were killed after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, a senior official said on Tuesday. ... read..

Myanmar Army again denies abuses against Rohingya
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
The Myanmar Army on Tuesday again denied having committed any abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority, including murders and rapes, during its operations in Rakhine State. ... read..

Pakistan should dismantle special terror zones, give freedom to people of PoK: India
Geneva | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
India on Monday said that Pakistan should give freedom to people of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and dismantle its 'Special Terrorist Zones', as the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan was presented before the Human Rights Council (HRC). ... read..

Suicide attack on foreign military convoy in Afghanistan
Kabul | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Casualties were feared as a suicide car bomb targeted a foreign military convoy in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, officials said. ... read..

2 Pakistani soldiers killed in Afghan border attack
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
At least two soldiers of the Pakistan Army were killed in a suspected militant attack on a checkpost near the Afghan border on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. ... read..

Kirti Nidhi Bista, Nepal's three-time PM, dead
Kathmandu | Saturday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
Nepal's three-time Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi Bista passed away on Saturday at the age of 90, the state-owned Nepal Television said. ... read..

US Congress authorises $700mn for Pakistan
Washington | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The US Congress has authorised up to $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of American operations in Afghanistan. ... read..

Autonomy without changing borders only solution possible: Farooq Abdullah
Srinagar | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir's former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that autonomy for both parts of divided Kashmir without changing borders is the only possible solution to the Kashmir problem. ... read..

Bangladesh Chief Justice resigns amid criticism over constitutional amendment verdict
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Bangladesh's Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has resigned, six weeks after he went on long leave amid criticism by the ruling party over his decision to scrap Parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges. ... read..

Arunachal Indian territory, others' views don't matter: Sitharaman
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh is Indian territory and the opinion of others on the issue is not a concern for India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday, days after China objected to her visit to the state. ... read..

53 detained over attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The Bangladesh police have detained 53 people in connection with arson attacks on the homes of Hindus over a rumoured Facebook post by a local "insulting religion". ... read..

Four killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Four people were killed and five others injured on Saturday in a suicide attack targeting a military camp in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a police officer said. ... read..

Pakistan Army violates ceasefire on LoC
Jammu | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
The Pakistani Army has violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, defence sources said. No casualty or damage was reported from the Indian side. ... read..

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