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Despite acrimony, Guterres hopeful of dialogue between India, Pakistan
United Nations, Sep 27 (IANS) Despite the strong exchanges between India and Pakistan at the high-level General Assembly session last week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is hopeful that a dialogue between them is possible.
2021-09-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghanistan representative of elected government drops out of UNGA
United Nations, Sep 27 (IANS) Ghulam Isaczai, the Permanent Representative of the elected government of Afghanistan, has withdrawn from speaking at the high-level General Assembly meeting, Secretary General Antonio Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric confirmed on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
War crimes of Taliban to be investigated by ICC
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The international criminal court's new prosecutor has asked the court to relaunch an inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity committed by the Taliban and supporters of Islamic State in Afghanistan since 2003, The Guardian reported.
2021-09-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Italy says impossible to recognize Taliban govt
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in a strong reaction to the Taliban's caretaker cabinet said that it is impossible for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to be recognized by them.
2021-09-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Taliban bans hairdressers from shaving, trimming beards
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Taliban have banned hairdressers in Afghanistan's Helmand province from shaving or trimming beards, saying it breaches their interpretation of Islamic law, the BBC reported.
2021-09-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Don't worry about 'little bit mischief' on LoC: Lt Gen Pandey
Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) Lieutenant General, D.P. Pandey, GOC of army's Srinagar headquartered 15 corps said on Monday that people should not worry about "a little bit of mischief" on the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-09-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Why India needs to rediscover Armenia to counter Turkey and Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 27: Recently the Republic of Armenia celebrated 30 years of independence. This year too, the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy celebrated the bicentennial - a seminal moment not just for the academy, or for the Armenian community of Kolkata or India but for India-Armenia relations. These enjoy a natural edge given the centuries long history of interaction between our two peoples. At least since the 16th century AD, there is documented history of Armenians in India; undocumented history of interactions stretch back to before the Christian era.
2021-09-27
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Baloch Liberation Army blows up Jinnah statue in Gwadar
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) A statue of Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Gwadar was destroyed in a bomb attack, claimed by the outlawed Baloch LibeĀ­ration Army, Pakistani media reported.
2021-09-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Afghan airline flies out relatives, staff impersonating journos (Ld)
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) A private Afghan airline flew out at least 155 family members of the company's leadership to Abu Dhabi instead of evacuees, including journalists, according to a media report on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Impossible for us to recognise Taliban: Italian FM
Kabul, Sep 27 (IANS) Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has said that it was impossible for his country to recognise the caretaker Taliban government in Afghanistan, adding that at least 17 of the appointed ministers were "terrorists", the media reported on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan airline flew out relatives, not evacuees: Report
Kabul, Sep 27 (IANS) A private Afghan airline flew out at least 155 family members of the company's leadership to Abu Dhabi instead of evacuees, including journalists, according to a media report on mOnday.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistani soldier killed in checkpost attack
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A Pakistani soldier was killed and two others were injured when militants targeted a security forces' checkpost in Balochistan, the third terror attack in the province since September 24, an army statement said.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kabul airport now ready for int'l flights: Taliban official
Kabul, Sep 27 (IANS) The Kabul airport is now fully operational for international flights and all airliners can resume services, a spokesman of the Taliban's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak reports surge in dengue fever cases amid outbreak fears
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) A surge in the number of dengue fever cases has been reported in parts of Pakistan over the past 24 hours amid fears that the country might face an outbreak of the disease in the coming days, heath authorities said on Sunday.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire in Tithwal, India retaliates
Srinagar, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan violated the LoC ceasefire at Tithwal in Tangdhar sector in J&K's Kupwara district on Sunday morning, defence sources said.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'UNESCO should expel Afghanistan, Pakistan from its body'
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) UNESCO should expel not only Afghanistan but also Pakistan from its body. Neither should be eligible for UNESCO aid. The same holds true for China. That all three are currently on UNESCO's executive board is a mockery, writes Michael Rubin.
2021-09-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
BLA claims responsibility of bomb attack that killed 4 Pak soldiers
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Baloch Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack which killed four Pakistan security personnel in Balochistan.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pak ISI becomes source of emulation for Iran's intelligence
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) For Pakistan, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) cancer has been poison. While the ISI is convinced it can control and channel the forces it shaped, tens of thousands of Pakistanis have already died for the intelligence agencys mistakes.
2021-09-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
4 Pakistani security personnel killed in blast
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Four security personnel were killed and two others injured in a blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
8 terrorists arrested in Pak's Punjab province
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Eight terrorists were arrested in separate intelligence-based operations in Pakistan's Punjab province, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police has confirmed.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US maintains sanctions pressure on Taliban, restrictions to finances
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The US administration said it has maintained sanctions pressure on the Taliban and its leaders, as well as the significant restrictions on their access to the international financial system.
2021-09-26
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghanistan's Taliban govt welcomes US allowing assistance
Kabul, Sep 26 (IANS) The newly-formed Taliban administration in Afghanistan has welcomed the US' recent move to allow the flow of humanitarian assistance to the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Regressive': Without naming Pak, Modi slams Imran's crude rhetoric
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Without once naming Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday ripped his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan's harsh rhetoric targeting India by slamming "countries with regressive thinking that are using terrorism as a political tool".
2021-09-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Modi at UNGA: 10 highlights of India's solutions at 'unparalleled' scale
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) In a 22-minute address to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi framed the idea of India's power in the context of science, technology, culture and problem-solving capability at an "unparalleled" scale.
2021-09-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Taliban hang dead bodies in city squares of Herat
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Taliban reportedly hung the dead bodies of four alleged kidnappers in public in the western city of Herat in an apparent warning, the BBC reported.
2021-09-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Scalable, cost-effective': Modi headlines India's tech power at UNGA (Ld)
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi headlined India's scalable and "cost-effective" tech solutions within minutes of beginning his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Meet J&K's 'public servants' who took salaries from India but worked for Pakistan
New Delhi, Sep 25: After making amendments to conventional service rules, some two dozen government employees have been dismissed by the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in the current year. The latest lot, sacked on Wednesday 22 September under provisions of Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India, comprises one Forest Range Officer, one junior assistant, two government schoolteachers and two constables of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.
2021-09-25
Category: International, United States,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Deoband seminary head backs Taliban's gender segregatation in education
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, principal of the Darul Uloom Deoband, said he supports the Taliban's apparent drive to completely segregate men and women in educational institutes.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistani police foil terror bid, arrest 3 terrorists
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) The Pakistan's police Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have foiled a major terror bid in Balochistan province and arrested three terrorists during an operation, local media reported on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China's B-Team Pak bats for their human rights records
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan, on behalf of 65 countries, delivered a joint statement against interference in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
2021-09-25
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
6 terrorists killed in Pak military operation
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Six terrorists, including two commanders, were killed during a military operation in Pakistan's Balochistan province, an army statement said.
2021-09-25
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India responds to Khan: 'Pak supporter of terrorists, suppressor of minorities'
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) India has denounced Pakistan as a patron of terrorism and a suppressor of minorities in reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's tirade against the country.
2021-09-25
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
White House underlines Quad isn't security cooperation despite 'wolf warrior' Beijing
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) A senior official of the Joe Biden administration has given a detailed rundown on what Quad, a grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US, isn't.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Cash-strapped Pakistan's bid for $1 bn IMF loan may face hurdles
Pakistan, with an increased debt-levels, is eyeing another $1 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Negotiations for the deal will start from October 4. At a time when Pakistans relations with the US and the West have deteriorated considerably especially in the wake of its role in the Taliban-led Afghanistan, the country is hoping to get a debt for nature swap deal.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Evergrande financial crisis: An analysis
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Evergrande, a real estate juggernaut in China, is heading into its darkest days as the company is facing its worst-ever liquidity crunch with debts soaring over $305 billion.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Imran Khan is also a puppet: Taliban spokesman
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A Taliban spokesperson has lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, describing him as a 'puppet who was 'not elected by the people of Pakistan'.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India snaps back at China for accusation over Galwan Valley clashes
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India on Friday lashed out at China for blaming Delhi for the clashes in Galwan Valley last year in which 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed, stating that unilateral attempts were made by the Chinese side to alter the status quo in Eastern Ladakh.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
He came by air from B'desh to Jaipur, committed robberies and flew back
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) The Rajasthan police have arrested a thief, originally a resident of Bihar, who frequently used to visit Jaipur in a plane from Bangladesh, then made a recce of the city dressed as a poor man, slept on the city streets and returned in a plane after committing a robbery in the city.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Beijing seeks security of labourers, projects in Pak
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan and China have agreed to keep unchanged the tariff and tax policies relating to power sector contracts and arrest and prosecute the attackers of the July 14 bus tragedy at Dasu at the earliest, Dawn news reported.
2021-09-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Afghan aid operations expand, but most people still hungry: UN
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) The reach of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan is increasing since the Taliban took over the country last month, but only a fraction of the people have enough to eat, a UN spokesman said.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak bats for Taliban, even as tensions rock across Durand Line
New Delhi, Sep 24: "The good news...the Taliban are listening, and they are not insensitive to what is being said by neighbours and the international community," claims the Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, one of the biggest backers of the insurgent group.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Airlines in Nepal to resume flights over the Himalayas
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Airlines in Nepal are going to resume scheduled mountain flights over the Himalayas following a suspension that lasted form more than four and a half months due to Covid, targeting mainly domestic and Indian tourists, industry representatives said.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Afghanistan wants friendly ties with international community'
Kabul, Sep 24 (IANS) Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Foreign Minister of the newly-formed Taliban government in Afghanistan, said that the country wants to have friendly relations with the international community, including the neighbouring and regional nations.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SL FM briefs Indian counterpart on actions taken on post-war issues
Colombo, Sep 24 (IANS) During a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Sri Lanka Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris informed his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar about the action taken to resolve the post-ethnic war issues, including releasing LTTE Tamil rebel prisoners and revisiting the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jamaat protest against unemployment and poor socio economic situation
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party is readying to hold a nationwide protest across Pakistan on Friday highlighting the governments negligence of the ever-growing unemployment and inflation in the country.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal resumes on-arrival visas for foreign tourists
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Nepal has resumed the on-arrival visa service to foreign tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a view to revive the pandemic-battered tourism sector.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Veerkonnya Pritilota - A forgotten glorious history of Bengal's 1st female martyr
Chittagong, Sep 24 (IANS) The armed revolution against the British was not mens affair only. Veerkonnya Pritilata, Bengals first female martyr, led a successful raid and attack on white supremacist club named, Pahartali European Club, with around 40 revolutionaries. But avoid being captured by the British, she committed suicide on September 23, 1932. Her martyrdom at the tender age of 21 years sent waves of inspiration for other revolutionaries in Bengal.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Jhumon, a minority victim of B'desh, gets conditional bail after six months
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday granted conditional bail to Jhumon Das, a minority victim of militants, in a case lodged against him under the Digital Security Act for an "objectionable" post on social media against a Hefazat-e-Islam leader.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hasina demands intensified global actions with 'real urgency' to repatriate Rohingyas
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the international community must do everything possible to make sure the Rohingyas return to their homeland as "they themselves also wish to return to their home".
2021-09-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak intel agencies abducted Karachi scribe for writing against state
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistan journalist Waris Raza, who had gone missing in Karachi, has returned home and said that he has been given a warning to exercise caution.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics