Day: October 12, 2019

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

KATHMANDU – Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nepal on Saturday on a state visit for talks with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and both sides are expected to sign a deal expanding a railway link between the Himalayan nation and Tibet, officials said. Xi, the first Chinese […]

At least five injured in grenade attack in Kashmir’s Srinagar amid India clampdown

SRINAGAR, India – At least five people were injured in a grenade attack in India-controlled Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on Saturday, police said, the second such attack since India stripped the Himalayan region of its special status. “Terrorists lobbed a grenade at HSH Street Srinagar,” Kashmir police […]

China, locked in trade war with US, agrees to tackle India’s trade deficit

MAMALLAPURAM, India – Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed at a summit on Saturday to set up a high-level group to tackle India’s galloping trade deficit with the world’s second-biggest economy, a top Indian diplomat said. Xi and Modi held nearly six hours […]

China’s president in India for summit amid Kashmir tensions

MAMALLAPURAM, India — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing’s support for Pakistan in opposing India’s downgrading of Kashmir’s semi-autonomy and continuing restrictions on the disputed region. Xi was greeted at the Chennai airport by […]

India to restore post-paid cellphone connections in Kashmir

NEW DELHI — Around 4 million post-paid cellphone connections will be restored in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after New Delhi downgraded the region’s semi-autonomy and imposed a security and communications lockdown, an official said Saturday. Rohit Kansal, a government spokesman, said that internet services […]

Xi becomes 1st Chinese president in 2 decades to visit Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Xi Jinping on Saturday became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he is expected to sign agreements on several infrastructure projects. Xi arrived Saturday from New Delhi, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nepal is […]

‘Chennai Connect’ begins a New Era of Cooperation in India-China relations says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Wuhan Summit brought in increased stability and fresh momentum in India-China bilateral relations India – China Second Informal Summit at Mamallapuram Concludes open view news desk Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed that 2nd Informal Summit at Mamallapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu has begun a “New Era of Cooperation” between India […]

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare […]

Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump’s presidency

WASHINGTON — There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump’s 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry , and as many eyes that saw what he said. White House staffers, working in the secure, soundproof Situation Room in the […]

Turkey keeps up assault on Kurd-held Syria border towns

Turkey kept up its assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria on Saturday on the fourth day of an offensive that is drawing growing international condemnation, even from Washington. Buoyed by a night of steady advances, Turkish troops and their Syrian proxies pressed their advance into an […]

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