Category: Asia

China begins pulling back troops near site of India border clash, Indian sources say

NEW DELHI/BEIJING – China began pulling back troops from along its contested border with India on Monday, Indian government sources said, following a clash between the two countries last month in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Troops fought for hours with rods and clubs on the night […]


India’s tax unions irked by Modi’s switch to faceless assessment: letter

MUMBAI – Indian tax officials are pushing back against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new faceless tax assessment program, complaining about a lack of consultation and inadequate resources to implement the changes, a letter reviewed by Reuters shows. Making the biggest recent reform of tax collection methods, the government […]

PM Modi arrives in Sri Lanka on second leg of his first foreign visit

Colombo, Jun 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on the second leg of his first foreign visit after re-election last month, reflecting the importance India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. Modi was received by his Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport […]

Wickremesinghe vows to stop Islamic State terrorism raising its head again in Lanka

May 26, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has vowed to take security measures to prevent Islamic State (IS) terrorism raising its head again in the country as he appealed people not to support extremism or religious fanaticism. The premier after meeting with a group of representatives of […]

PM speaks to the President and Prime Minister of SriLanka, expresses condolence over the loss of lives in terror attacks

open view news reporter Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had telephonic conversations with the President and Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and conveyed heartfelt condolences on his own behalf and on behalf of all Indians at the loss of over one hundred and […]

Pakistan deplores India’s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

Islamabad, Apr 21: Pakistan on Sunday deplored India’s “unilateral” decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its “misuse” by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency and foment terrorism. Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-border trade at […]

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