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Government working for effective border management: Ram Madhav
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The Narendra Modi government is working towards upgrading the capabilities of security agencies and developing infrastructure along the borders apart from adopting technology for effective management of the frontiers, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said ... read..


PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-minister
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Prime Minister should definitely put "our own house in order" but refrain from issuing statements that embarrass Pakistan internationally, former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday. ... read..


At UN, Trump warns against supporting Taliban (With Images)
United Nations | Tuesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Vowing to stop "radical Islamic terrorism," US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday of strong action against countries that support or finance organisations like the Taliban. ... read..


Will move SC for change in order on Chakma refugees: Rijiju (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Centre will move the Supreme Court to seek modification of its order to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees since it could unbalance the social and demographic structure of Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday. ... read..


Will move SC for change in order on Chakma refugees: Rijiju
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Centre will move the Supreme Court to seek modification of its order to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees since it could unbalance the social and demographic structure of Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday. ... read..


Japan Open: Parupalli Kashyap crashes out after losing in qualifiers
Tokyo | Tuesday, Sep 19 2017 IST
Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the ongoing Japan Open after losing in the second round of the qualifications here today. The 31-year-old went down narrowly against local shuttler Yu Igarashi 11-21 21-18 14-21. Kashyap had earlier def ... read..


Fernando Alonso joins 'do not drink and drive' campaign
Singapore | Tuesday, Sep 19 2017 IST
In a bid to encourage people not to Drink and Drive, Spanish Formula One racing driver and the two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso has signed a global petition - 'Join The Pact'. The 36-year old, who is currently racing for McLaren-Honda, met b ... read..


Four envoys present credentials to President
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The newly-appointed High Commissioner of Pakistan and envoys of three African nations -- Tanzania, Ghana, Burundi -- on Tuesday presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind here. ... read..


Qatar flooded banks with $8 bln in August to offset outflows
DUBAI | Tuesday, Sep 19 2017 IST
Qatar pumped 29.1 billion riyals ($8 billion) into its banking system in August to cushion it from withdrawals by financial institutions from neighbouring Arab states due to the Gulf's diplomatic crisis, central bank data showed. The current crisis, trigg ... read..


Suu Kyi condemns human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine (Second Lead)
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Breaking her silence over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government "condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence" in the country and does not fear global scrutiny on ... read..


Several countries urge Myanmar to end violence against Rohingyas
New York | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A group of countries, led by the UK, met with representatives of the Myanmar government in New York, calling on them to stop the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority and allow aid to be provided. ... read..


Suu Kyi doesn't fear 'global scrutiny' over Rohingya crisis (Lead)
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country "does not fear international scrutiny" over the ongoing Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis and was "aware of the fact that the world's attention is focused on the situation in Rakhine state ... read..


Tokyo Steel says to raise product prices for second month
TOKYO | Tuesday, Sep 19 2017 IST
Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co Ltd , Japan's top electric-arc furnace steelmaker, said on Tuesday it would raise its product prices for a second month in October due to higher overseas prices and a tight domestic market. The company will boost prices on all ... read..


Myanmar's Suu Kyi addresses nation over Rohingya crisis
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said that her country does not fear the scrutiny of the international community as over 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh after fleeing the ongoing violence in Rakhine state. ... read..


Rohingya crisis both humanitarian and security issue: Bangladesh minister
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Terming the Rohinhya issue as humanitarian, a Bangladesh minister on Monday said the presence of the refugees in his country also had a security angle because of which the administration has started their registration. ... read..


Pakistan PM backs FM's 'in-house cleaning' remarks
London | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that the Foreign Minister's remarks regarding "in-house cleaning" are completely true and he agrees with the point of view that "our own house needs to be cleaned first". ... read..


Pakistan Peoples Party appeals against Bhutto assassination acquittals
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Pakistan Peoples Party on Monday lodged three appeals against an Anti-Terror Court verdict that absolved five suspects of conspiring to assassinate the nation's first woman Prime Minister in 2007. ... read..


Nepal to sign Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Kathmandu | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Nepal will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this week during the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said here on Monday. ... read..


British national Al Qaeda terrorist arrested in Delhi (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A British national Al Qaeda terrorist on a mission to radicalise Rohingya Muslims to fight in Myanmar has been arrested in the Indian capital, police said on Monday. ... read..


Rohingya issue sensitive, blanket approach won't help: Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Asserting that the Rohingya issue was very sensitive and the government's blanket approach will not help sort out matters, the Congress on Monday demanded that the government take all across the political spectrum into confidence on the matter. ... read..


No question of deporting Rohingya children: Bengal child protection body
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Branding as "inhuman" and "anti-human" the Central governments' stand on deportation of Rohingyas refugees to Myanmar, the West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) on Monday said it has refused to send back refugee children to the ne ... read..


415,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh: UN
Dhaka | Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The UN office in Bangladesh on Monday said that around 415,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority community have crossed into the country from Myanmar over the last three weeks. ... read..


All commoners not terrorists: Mamata on Rohingya issue
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that all Rohingyas are not terrorists even as the central government stuck to its stand of deporting the embattled community and said that some of them were linked to Pakistani terrorist groups ... read..


Some Rohingyas are linked to ISI, Pakistani terrorists: Centre to SC (Third Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as the move to deport them was a policy decision in the country's larger interests and that some of them were linked to Pakistani spy agency ISI and terrorist groups. ... read..


Nawaz's wife wins key seat, PTI wants result withheld (Lead)
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband, the unofficial result on Monday showed, amid the PTI candidate -- who came second -- alleging manipulation of the result. ... read..


Bangladesh police disperse rally against Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas
Dhaka | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Bangladesh police on Monday broke up a gathering of around 20,000 members of an Islamist organisation staging a march towards the Myanmar embassy in Dhaka calling for an end to the alleged genocide against the minority Rohingya population in that coun ... read..


Trumps militaristic Afghanistan policy a folly, says Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The Pakistan Foreign Minister will upbraid the US for its new Afghanistan policy at the UN General Assembly next week, saying the Trump administration is following a militaristic approach that has already failed. ... read..


'Free Balochistan' campaign in Switzerland irks Pakistan
Geneva | Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan has urged the Swiss authorities to take action against "Free Balochistan" posters that have been put up in Geneva, the media reported on Monday. ... read..


British national Al Qaeda terrorist arrested in Delhi (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
A British national Al Qaeda terrorist on a mission to radicalise Rohingya Muslims to fight in Myanmar has been arrested in the Indian capital, police said on Monday. ... read..


BSF seizes over 12 kg heroin in Punjab
Chandigarh | Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
BSF troopers have seized over 12 kg heroin at two locations near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Abohar sector, a BSF officer said on Monday. ... read..


Nawaz's wife elected to Parliament: Unofficial results
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won the parliamentary seat vacated by her husband, unofficial results on Monday showed. ... read..


Pakistan Rangers shell Indian posts in J&K
Jammu | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on Monday across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day, police said. ... read..


Seven killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
At least seven people were killed on Sunday in a remote-controlled explosion in Pakistan's Bajaur Agency, police said. ... read..


Voting underway in Pakistan by-election
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Voting was underway on Sunday for the NA-120 by-election seat in Lahore that fell vacant after Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted following the Panama Papers verdict. ... read..


Qualifier Diyas wins maiden WTA title in Tokyo
TOKYO | Sunday, Sep 17 2017 IST
Zarina Diyas made it second time lucky at the Japan Women's Open on Sunday when she beat fellow qualifier and local hopeful Miyu Kato 6-2 7-5 to win her maiden WTA title. The 23-year-old Kazakh lost to Sam Stosur in her only previous WTA final at the tour ... read..


UN chief urges Suu Kyi to halt offensive against Rohingyas
United Nations | Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an Army offensive that has forced thousands of the Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. ... read..


Pakistan Rangers shell Indian posts in Jammu
Jammu | Saturday, 2017 11:45:09 PM IST
Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling on Saturday evening across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district and Indian forces retaliated, triggering heavy exchange of fire in the area, police said. ... read..


Bangladesh plans huge camps for Rohingya refugees (Lead)
Dhaka | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Bangladesh government on Saturday announced plans to build shelters for up to 400,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar as it began a vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh refugee children facing challenges of food, nutrition, shelter, water ... read..


Two militants killed in J&K as Army foils infiltration bid
Srinagar | Saturday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Two militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Saturday and a huge stash of arms recovered as the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC). ... read..


Pakistan PM to attend UNGA session next week
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is set to attend the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said here. ... read..


Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu
Jammu | Saturday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Pakistan rangers on Saturday violated ceasefire along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir targeting Indian positions, killing livestock and damaging several properties. ... read..


Panama verdict: Pakistan SC nixes Sharifs' review petitions (Second Lead)
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
In a massive setback to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petitions filed by the deposed Prime Minister and his children against the July 28 Panama Papers judgement. The ruling PML-N party called the verdict a "disapp ... read..


Yogi pays tribute to BSF trooper
Lucknow | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday paid tributes to BSF trooper Brajendra Bahadur Singh, who was killed in Pakistani firing in the R.S. Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Wait for affidavit to know government's stand on Rohingyas: Rajnath (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the government will inform the Supreme Court of its stand on the Rohingya immigrants on September 18, and refused any further comments on the issue. ... read..


Rule of law solution to Rakhine crisis: Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw | Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A Myanmar government committee investigating the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state said adhering to the rule of law was the best means to resolve the ongoing humanitarian crisis, an statement said on Friday. ... read..


Panama verdict: Pakistan SC dismisses Sharifs' review petitions (Lead)
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
In a massive setback to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petitions filed by the deposed Prime Minister and his children against the July 28 Panama Papers judgment. ... read..


British journalist dies in crocodile attack
Colombo | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A British journalist died in Sri Lanka after being attacked by a crocodile, the media reported on Friday. ... read..


Rohingya crisis: Security tightened along India-Myanmar border
Aizawl/Agartala | Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Security has been further tightened along the borders of northeastern states with Myanmar and Bangladesh to foil any attempt by the Rohingyas fleeing the Rakhine state in Myanmar from entering India, officials said on Friday. ... read..


Pakistan firing kills BSF trooper in J&K (Lead)
Jammu | Friday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
One Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and a civilian injured on Friday after Pakistani troopers resorted to heavy firing on Indian posts along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Bain says would honour Western Digital contract in Toshiba chip venture
TOKYO | Friday, Sep 15 2017 IST
Bain Capital confirmed it brought in several strategic partners to bolster its bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, after the Japanese company agreed to accelerate talks with a group led by the U.S. private equity firm. Bain, which has been workin ... read..


Restrictions in Srinagar over LeT commander killing
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Authorities in Srinagar on Friday imposed restrictions in parts of the city to prevent protests over the killing of top LeT commander Abu Ismail, who was the mastermind of July 10 Amarnath Yatra attack. ... read..


IAF delivers relief for Rohingyas in Bangladesh, more sorties planned
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
A C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Thursday delivered around 55 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, officials said. ... read..


We can't trust Rohingyas, says MOS Home
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
India cannot trust Rohingyas as they are "illegal migrants" and not Indian nationals, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said here on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan fears US-India arms deals can destabilize region
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday warned that arms deals between Washington and New Delhi could potentially destabilize the region. ... read..


Not our job to satisfy US, says Pakistan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
In a strong rebuttal of the US charge that it was not adequately acting against terrorist sanctuaries on its soil, Pakistan has said that the onus of satisfying Washington about its concerns was not on Islamabad, the media reported on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan, Afghanistan, US vow to eliminate IS
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Senior military officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US have expressed their commitment to eliminating the Islamic State from the region, the military said here on Thursday. ... read..


Dawn.com wins two awards at WAN-IFRA South Asian Digital Media Awards
Islamabad | Thursday, Sep 14 2017 IST
English daily Dawn's internet version -- dawn.com -- has won two awards at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017. The website said association announced winners at the WAN-IFR ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad J.P. Singh, a day after two civilians were killed in a ceasefire violation allegedly by Indian forces on the Line of Control. ... read..


India, Japan tell Pakistan to bring terrorists to book
Gandhinagar | Thursday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
India and Japan on Thursday urged Pakistan to bring to justice terrorists who masterminded the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai and the attack on the IAF base at Pathankot in Punjab in 2016. ... read..


India extends hand of 'insaniyat' to help Dhaka with Rohingya refugees
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday extended humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by flying down food and other essential items to the neighbour to help it deal with the huge influx of Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar. ... read..


Pakistan poll panel issues arrest warrant for Imran Khan
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a bailable arrest warrant for PTI chief Imran Khan following his failure to show up for the contempt of court proceedings. ... read..


Unicef sends aid to Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
Kutupalong Camp (Bangladesh) | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Trucks loaded with supplies including soap, diapers, towels and slippers were headed to Bangladeshi refugee camps sheltering nearly 380,000 Rohingyas, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said on Thursday. ... read..


Indonesia's August motorbike sales grow 5.2 percent yearly
BEIJING | Thursday, Sep 14 2017 IST
- China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that the review of foreign investments in sensitive sectors should not be used as a tool for protectionism. US President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a US-based chipmake ... read..


India submits pleadings at ICJ in Kulbhushan Jadhav case (Lead)
The Hague/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
India on Wednesday submitted its written pleadings to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that resumed hearing in the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court. ... read..


Pakistan SC hears Sharif's appeal against ouster (Lead)
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing an appeal by deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against his disqualification on grounds of dishonesty. ... read..


Firing across LoC after Pakistan again violates ceasefire
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
For the second time in two days, Pakistan on Wednesday violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district and the Indian army was retaliating, officials said. ... read..


ICJ to resume hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to resume on Wednesday hearing in the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by Pakistan. ... read..


379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh: UN
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The United Nations office in Bangladesh on Wednesday raised the number of Rohingyas who have fled the conflict-torn Rakhine state in northwestern Myanmar since August 25 to 379,000, which is 9,000 more than the last count. ... read..


97 Rohingyas killed so far in bid to reach Bangladesh
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Bangladeshi authorities on Wednesday recovered the corpses of nine Rohingyas, including three women and three children, from the River Naf, that separates Bangladesh and Myanmar. ... read..


Pakistan-Australia defence ties could boost cooperation: Gen Bajwa
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that enhanced defence ties between Pakistan and Australia could act as an impetus for broader cooperation, especially in the fields of education, investment and regional connectivity. ... read..


War must be last resort to settle disputes: Chinese General
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The settlement of the border row between India and China was "the best result possible", a Chinese military strategist has said. ... read..


Pakistan open to joint Afghan border patrols: Abbasi
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said his country is willing to set up joint patrols with Afghanistan to combat militants along their porous border. ... read..


Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN amid growing Rohingya crisis
Nay Pyi Taw | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Myanmar's de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York as criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis grows. ... read..


Pakistani cross-border terrorism is root of current Kashmir situation: India
United Nations | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Cross-border terrorism from Pakistan is at the root of the current situation in Kashmir and it has also victimised the people of the part of the state occupied by Pakistan, India said on Tuesday dismissing Islamabad's attempts to raise the Kashmir issue a ... read..


UNGA president to promote 'meaningful' negotiations on Security Council reform (With Images)
United Nations | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said he wants to promote "meaningful and credible" negotiations for reforming the Security Council despite various strong views on the proposals. ... read..


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