Day: February 27, 2019

Statement by Official Spokesperson on 27 February 2019

open view news desk India had informed about Counter Terrorism (CT) action it took yesterday against a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan based on credible evidence that JeM intended to launch more attacks. Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has responded this morning by using its […]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan urges talks with India to end crisis, avoid miscalculation

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called for talks with India and hoped “better sense” would prevail to de-escalate the dispute with its nuclear-armed neighbour following air strikes by both sides. “History tells us that wars are full of miscalculation. My question is that given […]

Pakistan resorts to mortar shelling in Poonch

Jammu, Feb 27: Pakistani army Wednesday violated ceasefire for the sixth consecutive day and resorted to firing and heavy mortar shelling on forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, prompting Indian Army to retaliate befittingly. The Indian Army destroyed five Pakistani posts along the Line […]

Australian Cardinal Pell to spend his first night in prison

MELBOURNE, Australia — The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse was sent to prison on Wednesday and will wait two weeks to learn his sentence for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. Victorian state County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd […]

Trump, Kim share smiles, dinner before nuke talks

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of two nations with a long history of hostility, opened their second summitWednesday with smiles, hopeful talk and a friendly dinner that will set the stage for the much more difficult talks to come about […]

The Latest: Panel head says public has right to hear Cohen

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 10:25 a.m. The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the public has a right to hear from former Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer. Democrat Elijah Cummings of […]

Pakistan, India say shot down each other’s warplanes

Pakistan and India said Wednesday they had shot down each other’s warplanes, in a dramatically escalating confrontation that has fuelled concerns of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals. Calling for talks with India to defuse the situation, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of the potentially catastrophic […]

Pakistan says 2 Indian army soldiers arrive near wreckage of Indian aircraft crashed in Budgam area outskirts of Srinagar-AP, 1 pilot captured

MUZAFARABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last two decades. India acknowledged one of its air force planes was “lost” […]

India’s economy seen losing momentum ahead of election

NEW DELHI – India’s economy appeared to be losing momentum in the approach to a general election that must be held by May, as a Reuters survey of economists forecast that growth slipped to 6.9 percent annually in the October-December quarter. If the forecast proves accurate, India will […]