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Top Pakistani economic body allows import of cotton and yarn from India -sources

Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Council, a top decision-making body, on Wednesday allowed the import of cotton and yarn from India, sources said, a step towards reviving suspended trade between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. The ECC meeting was still ongoing, and was due to debate the import of sugar from […]

Pakistan court orders release from prison of mastermind in Daniel Pearl case

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release from prison on Tuesday of a British-born militant who had been convicted in the kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl by al Qaeda and Pakistani Islamist militants in 2002. In a decision that is expected to draw criticism […]

India pre-eminent partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Blinken tells Jaishankar

Washington, Jan 30:  Secretary of State Tony Blinken has underscored India’s role as a pre-eminent US partner in the Indo-Pacific during his maiden telephonic conversation with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed ways to better seize the new opportunities and combat shared challenges in the region and […]

Tiktok to shut down India business

By Prasoon Srivastava New Delhi, Jan 27: Chinese social media firm Bytedance, which owns Tiktok and Helo apps, has announced the closure of its India business following continued restrictions on its services in the country. Tiktok’s global interim head Vanessa Pappas and vice president for global business solutions Blake […]

Joint Press Release of the 9th Round of India-China Military Commander-Level Meeting

DELHI, JANUARY 25: On January 24, the 9th round of China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting was held on the Chinese side of the Moldo-Chushul border meeting point. The two sides had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in the […]

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

By Lisa Mascaro and Bill Barrow Washington, Jan 19: US President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the country without legal status, a massive […]

US House to vote on Trump impeachment on Wednesday

Washington: The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment of outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday on charges of inciting his supporters to carry out a violent attack on the Capitol Hill last week. Co-authored by Congressmen Jamie Raskin, David Cicilline and Ted Lieu, the article […]

The Latest: China sees growing outbreak south of Beijing

BEIJING — More than 360 people have tested positive in a growing coronavirus outbreak south of Beijing in neighboring Hebei province. China’s National Health Commission reported Sunday that 69 new cases had been confirmed in the latest 24-hour period, including 46 in Hebei. The outbreak has raised particular […]

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

New Delhi, Jan 1: Continuing a 30-year practice, India and Pakistan on Friday exchanged a list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral arrangement that prohibits the two countries from attacking each other’s atomic facilities. The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the […]

US court shuts down fraud scheme targeting elderly Americans via India-based call centers

By Yoshita Singh New York, Dec 30: A US court has ordered the permanent shut down of a technical-support fraud scheme, masterminded by an American citizen and operated through call centres in India, that allegedly defrauded hundreds of elderly and vulnerable Americans. The US Justice Department said on Tuesday […]

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