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Iranian oil tanker wreck produces 2 slicks in East China Sea: China
BEIJING | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage. Satellite imaging showed a slick ... read..


South Asia strategy working 'far more rapidly', says Trump
New York | Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that his South Asia strategy is "working far more rapidly than anybody would understand" and denying protection for terrorists in Afhganistan. ... read..


Guterres to convene counter-terrorism summit, calls for united action (Lead)
United Nations | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
Calling for united global action against terrorism, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that he is convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies. ... read..


US calls for new relationship with Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 11:45:05 PM IST
The US on Tuesday called for a new bilateral relationship with Pakistan at the conclusion of a top US diplomat's two-day visit here. ... read..


Army officer injured in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu | Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
An army officer was injured on Tuesday in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence officials said. ... read..


Trial of Shabir Shah, Wani begins in money laundering case
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The trial of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani in a money laundering case began in a court here on Tuesday. ... read..


5 killed in insurgent mortar shelling in Afghanistan
Kabul | Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Five civilians were killed and 45 others injured as insurgent used mortar to shell a local bazaar in Afghanistan's northern province on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


Nikkei hits highest level since 1991 as dollar weakening stops
TOKYO | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Japan's Nikkei share average rose to its highest level since late 1991 on Tuesday, as a firmer dollar supported exporter stocks and expectations for strong corporate earnings bolstered investor sentiment. The Nikkei ended 1 percent higher at 23,951.81 aft ... read..


Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court for 13th time
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
A hearing of corruption references against former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, is underway in an accountability court in Islamabad, media reports said. ... read..


5 security personnel killed in Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
At least five security personnel were killed and six others injured in a gun attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province late on Monday. ... read..


Afghan air force kills 32 militants in latest raids
Kabul | Monday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
At least 32 militants were killed in two separate airstrikes in Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. ... read..


Rocket lands at Indian Embassy in Kabul, all Indians safe
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
A rocket landed at the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday but there were no casualties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. ... read..


UNSC delegation makes 1st Afghan visit in 8 years to assess situation
Kabul | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
A delegation of the United Nations Security Council on Monday concluded a three-day visit to Kabul, the first such mission in eight years, to meet the Afghan President and the Chief Executive, and assess the country's efforts to start a viable peace proce ... read..


India denies casualties in cross-border firing
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The Indian Army on Monday denied that any of its soldiers were hit in cross-border exchange of fire that left at least four Pakistani soldiers dead. ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC to protest ceasefire violations
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to protest "unprovoked ceasefire violations" along the LoC by Indian forces, which it said killed four Pakistani soldiers. ... read..


On 70th Army Day, India remembers martyrs, warns Pakistan (Roundup)
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The 70th Army Day was celebrated across the country on Monday, with top political leaders and famous personalities paying tribute to troops who made the ultimate sacrifice and Army chief General Bipin Rawat sending out a strong warning to Pakistan on its ... read..


Army Chief warns Pakistan, talks about caution on northern border (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday sent out a warning to Pakistan that India will scale up action if Islamabad continues supporting terror and infiltration of militants, while also stressing on the need to secure the northern border along China. ... read..


Four Pakistan soldiers killed in cross-border firing
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Four Pakistani soldiers were killed in shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir's Kotli sector on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, adding that in the exchange of fire three Indian soldiers had ... read..


Cross LoC bus service suspended
Jammu | Monday, 2018 6:45:06 PM IST
A cross-LoC (Line of Control) bus service between Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir and Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir was suspended on Monday due to security reasons, an official said. ... read..


Indian Army chief's comments will hurt peace: China (Second Lead)
| Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's recent remarks, saying such "unconstructive" comments defy the consensus to maintain peace and would rather hurt it. ... read..


Will scale up operations if Pakistan keeps backing terror: Army chief
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
In a strong message to Pakistan, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said India will scale up "action" if Islamabad continues supporting terror and infiltration of militants. ... read..


Five Jaish militants killed on LoC in Kashmir
Srinagar | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST
Five militants from Jaish-e-Mohammed's suicide squad were killed on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in a joint operation by Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and paramilitary forces, officials said. ... read..


Nuclear threats can't undermine need for India, Pakistan talks: Pakistani daily
Islamabad | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST
India Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks that his force was ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" and cross the border cannot "erase the core truth" that the two countries need to engage each other in dialogue, a Pakistani newspaper said on Monda ... read..


No breakthrough in rape, murder of Pakistani minor
Lahore | Monday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST
Police have made no major breakthrough in the rape and murder of a minor Pakistani girl even as two new images of suspects were released five days after her body was recovered from a dump. ... read..


Senior MQM leader found dead in Karachi
Karachi | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
A senior MQM leader has been found dead in a car at a Karachi neighbourhood, media reported on Monday. ... read..


Hope acrimony between India, Pakistan ends soon: J&K CM
Jammu | Sunday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said she hoped India and Pakistan will soon move away from acrimony and mistrust to a discourse of peace, harmony and friendship. ... read..


Blind Cricket World Cup: India thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets
Dubai | Saturday, Jan 13 2018 IST
Riding on scintillating tons from skipper Ajay Kumar Reddy and Sunil Ramesh, India thrashed Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the ongoing Blind Cricket World Cup here on Saturday. Magnificent partnership between Skipper Ajay Kumar Reddy & Sunil Ramesh ensured ... read..


Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, defence officials said. ... read..


New footage may offer lead in minor's rape, murder in Pakistan
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Police on Saturday released new CCTV footage of a person suspected to be involved in the kidnapping, rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan. ... read..


No US unilateral anti-terror action in Pakistan despite Trump's hostile tweets
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
The US won't conduct unilateral anti-terror operations in Pakistan depsite President Donald Trump suspending American military aid and criticising Islamabad for "lies and deceit", a top American military commander has assured the Army Chief, Gen Qamar Baj ... read..


Court notice to Pakistan PM for 'anti-judiciary' remarks
Lahore | Saturday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
The Lahore High Court has issued notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for making an "anti-judiciary" remarks in an "inflammatory" speech in Sialkot. ... read..


Taliban 'Governor' among 17 killed in Afghanistan
Mazar-i-sharif (Afghanistan) | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
A total of 17 militants, including shadow district Governor Mawlawi Abdul Khaleq, were killed when security forces stormed their hideout in Afghanistan's Balkh province on Friday, police said. ... read..


Blind Cricket World Cup: India thrash Pakistan by 7 wickets
Dubai | Friday, Jan 12 2018 IST
History once again repeated itself when defending champions India convincingly outplayed Pakistan by 7 wickets in the ongoing Blind Cricket World Cup at the Ajman Oval Cricket Ground here on Friday. Losing the toss, Pakistan were put to bat however, sharp ... read..


Army chief stresses on focusing on northern border, says India not weak (Roundup)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
China is strong, and has been asserting itself, but India is not a weak country, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday, stressing that the focus now needs to shift from the western to the northern border. ... read..


Premature to assess impact of Trump's pressure on Pakistan: Army Chief
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
It is "premature" to assess the impact of US President Donald Trump's policy of putting pressure on Pakistan will have and India will have to continue its job of fighting terror originating from the neigbouring country, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said on Frid ... read..


China strong, but India not weak: Army chief (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Stressing that India should shift its focus to its northern borders with China, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said China is a strong nation but asserted that India is not weak either. ... read..


Hunt on for serial killer who raped, murdered minor in Pakistan
Islamabad | Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan police on Friday continued its hunt for a serial killer who they say raped and murdered a seven-year-old girl in the Kasur city of Punjab province. ... read..


Indian, Pakistan troops clash on LoC
Srinagar | Friday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Indian and Pakistani troops on Friday traded heavy gun and mortar fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. ... read..


20 Afghan media workers killed in 2017
Kabul | Friday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Twenty journalists and media workers were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2017, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent media safety group protecting the reporters' rights, said on Friday. ... read..


3 militants killed near Bangladesh PM's office
Dhaka | Friday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Three militants were killed on Friday in a raid by Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force on a militant hideout near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's office here. ... read..


Singapore November retail sales rise highest in nearly two years
SINGAPORE | Friday, Jan 12 2018 IST
Singapore's on-year retail sales in November jumped the highest in nearly 2 years thanks to a surge in computer and telecommunications equipment sales, data showed on Friday. Total retail sales rose 5.3 percent from a year earlier, after falling a revised ... read..


UN Security Council mission to visit Afghanistan
United Nations | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
A Security Council mission is to visit Afghanistan in a show of support to the war-torn nation, Council President Kairov Umarov has said. ... read..


Centre's directionless policies compromising national security: Congress
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:05 PM IST
Pointing to Chinese transgressions in Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress on Thursday slammed the Narendra Modi government and said "its directionless policies are harming Indias strategic interests and compromising national security". ... read..


Outrage over minor's rape, murder cripples Pakistani city
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
Hundreds of people blocked roads and shut down markets for a second day on Thursday to protest the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in the city of Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province. ... read..


India, Pakistan NSAs met, talked terror: MEA
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
India for the first time confirmed on Thursday that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Khan Janjua in Bangkok last month with a focus on how to fight terror and end cross-border terrorism. ... read..


China says U.S. curbs on tech exports to it only contributes to trade deficit
BEIJING | Thursday, Jan 11 2018 IST
China's commerce ministry said on Thursday the United States' restrictions on tech exports to the country will contribute to the trade deficit it has with China. The United States' 301 investigation is harmful to the global trade framework, China's commer ... read..


Blind Cricket World Cup: India beat Sri lanka by 6 wickets
Dubai | Wednesday, Jan 10 2018 IST
Riding on Deepak Malik's (B3) unbeaten 179 off 103 balls, the India team registered their first win of the campaign after beating Sri lanka by 6 wickets here on Wednesday. Put into bat after losing the toss, Sri lanka set a target of 358 runs with the los ... read..


Pakistani journalist working with Indian TV escapes abduction bid
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2018 6:15:06 PM IST
A Pakistani reporter working with an Indian English news channel on Wednesday alleged that 10-12 armed men tried to abduct him when he was on way to Islamabad airport but managed to escape. ... read..


Japanese canoeist faces life ban for spiking rival's drink
TOKYO | Wednesday, Jan 10 2018 IST
A Japanese sprint canoeist is facing a life ban after admitting to spiking a rival's drink with an anabolic steroid to scuttle his Olympic dreams, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday. Yasuhiro Suzuki has apologised for putting Seiji Komatsu under ... read..


Protest in Pakistan after rape, murder of minor
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 5:15:06 PM IST
Riots erupted in Pakistan's Punjab province on Wednesday over police inaction after the body of an 8-year-old girl was found dumped in the trash after being raped multiple times, police said. ... read..


Saeed incited UK Muslims to militancy: BBC
London | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:06 PM IST
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, head of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Pakistan, toured Britain in the 1990s stirring up Muslim youths to become jihadis years before 9/11, a BBC investigation has found. ... read..


Mamata remembers martyrs of 1965 war
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday remembered the soldiers killed in the 1965 India-Pakistan war -- on the 52nd anniversary of the Tashkent Declaration that formally brought an end to the conflict. ... read..


Defence, intelligence cooperation with US suspended: Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan has suspended defence and intelligence cooperation with the US amid growing tensions over Washington's suspension of military aid to Islamabad, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said. ... read..


JGBs skid, benchmark yields hit highest in more than 2 months
TOKYO | Wednesday, Jan 10 2018 IST
Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, with 10-year futures dropping the most since late September and yields on benchmark cash bonds hitting highest since October, after the Bank of Japan trimmed its bond buying. While the central bank's move in ... read..


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