Day: October 22, 2019

Canada’s Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government

MONTREAL – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party. The vote showed a deeply divided country with the defeated Conservatives […]

China will keep door open to foreign investment, global industry despite trade tensions

BEIJING – China will take steps to safeguard its interests, but won’t close its door to foreign investment and the global industry despite trade frictions with the United States, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. Earlier this month, before key Sino-U.S. trade talks, Washington decided to widen its […]

Malaysia’s Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite India palm oil boycott

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in disputed Kashmir despite Indian traders calling for an unprecedented boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between […]

Shun Malaysia, India’s palm oil buyers told amid Kashmir standoff

NEW DELHI – India’s top vegetable oil trade body on Monday asked its members to stop buying palm oil from Malaysia, an unprecedented call aimed at helping New Delhi punish the country for criticising India over its policy towards Kashmir. The directive by the Solvent Extractors’ Association of […]

Infosys probes alleged ‘unethical practices’ by top officials; shares sink

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS) (INFY.N) said it was investigating whistleblower claims accusing its top two executives of “unethical practices” to boost short-term profit, sending its shares to their worst intraday fall in over six years. The allegations were part of a letter dated Sept. 20, seen […]

India, Pakistan set to sign pilgrim corridor pact amid Kashmir tension

NEW DELHI – India and Pakistan are set to sign an agreement on Indian pilgrims visiting a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed neighbours at a time of tension that has brought exchanges of fire on their disputed border. The pact will introduce visa-free access […]

Two Pak nationals held in Punjab’s Ferozepur

Ferozepur (Punjab), Oct 22 : Two Pakistani nationals, roaming suspiciously on the Indian side of the border here, have been apprehended by BSF personnel, officials said on Tuesday. Md. Lateef and Md. Saif are residents of Okara district in Pakistan, they said. They were nabbed by the Border Security […]

Punjab: BSF spots three drones along Indo-Pak border

Ferozepur, Oct 22 : BSF personnel posted in Punjab’s Hussainiwala sector have spotted three drones along the India-Pakistan border, officials said on Tuesday. Though there were reports that Border Security Force (BSF) troops fired at the drones coming from the Pakistani side on Monday night, there was no official […]

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