As US aid to Pakistan, Pakistan dismisses economic fears — for now

open view web desk January 10, Washington’s freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of aid to the economy, observers say — but there could be trouble if the US calls in its debts. […]

IS cells operate in Kabul under noses of Afghan and US forces

open view web desk Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group’s expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan’s restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping to make the capital one of the deadliest places in the country. IS has claimed nearly 20 attacks across Kabul in […]

South Korea’s Moon says Trump deserves ‘big’ credit for North Korea talks

open view web desk SEOUL, Jan 10 : South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued. South Korea’s Moon says […]

India allows foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of Air India

open view web desk NEW DELHI, Jan 10: India cleared a proposal on Wednesday to allow foreign investors to own up to a 49 percent stake in state-run carrier Air India, paving the way for global airlines to bid for the loss-making flagship carrier. It brings Air India, which […]

Omar Abdullah questions Dineshwar Sharma’s ‘actual’ role in J-K

open view web desk Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 9: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday questioned the “actual role” of Dineshwar Sharma, appointed by the Centre as the interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing in the state assembly, Omar said that there was no […]

Denied from holding rally, Jignesh Mevani corners Centre

open view web desk New Delhi [India], Jan 9: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday accused the Central Government of targetting him after he was denied permission to hold the Yuva Hunkar rally in the national capital. “This is unfortunate that an elected representative is not allowed to speak,” Mevani told ANI here, and […]

Court sends air hostess & a man to 2-day judicial custody

open view web desk New Delhi, Jan 9: A female flight attendant of Jet Airways and an agent, arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs three crore, were today sent to judicial custody for two days. Metropolitan […]

North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

open view web desk SEOUL, South Korea: The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea and reopen a military hotline. The meeting, the first of its […]

Pak newspaper issues calendar with Hafiz Saeed on it

open view web desk Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan 8 (ANI): A Pakistani Urdu newspaper has issued its annual 2018 calendar with United Nations-designated terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on it. The revelation was made by a Pakistan-based journalist, Omar R Quraishi, who mentioned it on his […]

SC refers plea against section 377 of IPC to larger bench

open view web desk New Delhi, Jan 8: The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench a plea seeking decriminalisation of gay sex between two consenting adults. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said the issue arising out […]

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