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US subcommittee to meet post UNGA session on Kashmir: Congressman Sherman

CALIFORNIA: Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia Brad Sherman on Saturday said the hearing on the issue of Indian occupied Kashmir will take place after the United Nations General Assembly session. Speaking to a private news channel, the Congressman said, “We are waiting by then [after Congress reconvenes] so that we can get high-level participation of from high-level state...

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Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

GUWAHATI: Almost two million people in northeast India were left facing statelessness on Saturday after the state of Assam published a citizenship list aimed at weeding out "foreign infiltrators", in a process the central government wants to replicate nationwide. A total of 31.1 million people were included in a final National Register of Citizens (NRC), but 1.9 million were deemed...

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US ‘very concerned’ about reports of detentions, restrictions in Kashmir

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday said that it was “very concerned” about reports of detentions and restrictions imposed in Indian occupied Kashmir. Speaking to the media, US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, “The US is watching the situation in Jammu and Kashmir closely. We continue to call for calm and restraint, including on rhetoric.” Ortagus said the US...

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Two mega projects worth Rs95 BN approved for Karachi: Sheikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Sheikh said on Thursday that two mega projects worth Rs 95 billion have been approved for Karachi. Speaking to media after attending a seminar, Dr Sheikh said that one of the big projects is regarding the construction of redline transport plan from Malir to Numaish area of Karachi. An...

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India to receive Spice 2000 bombs from Israel

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive Spice 2000 bombs from Israel by the second week of September. According to the Indian media reports, IAF will also receive Mark 84 warhead and bombs which can destroy buildings completely. India is receiving these weapons systems as part of a deal signed with Israel worth INR 300 crores. It is expected that...

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Govt working hard to ease business for investors: Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Thursday said the government was working hard to improve ease of doing business in the country by providing maximum facilities to local as well as international investors. "We are working hard on ease of doing business and the numbers of businesses are gradually improving," he said this...

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Indian SC issues notices to PM Modi govt on petitions regarding Article 370

NEW DELHI: The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday referred petitions related to the abrogation of the special status for occupied Kashmir to a five-judge constitution bench for hearing in the first week of October. Notices were also issued to Indian federal government on the petitions challenging Article 370. The Indian Supreme Court also allowed CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury...

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Iran’s Rouhani tells US to lift sanctions first then talk

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday told the United States to "take the first step" by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting. "The step is to retreat from sanctions. You must retreat from all illegal, unjust and wrong sanctions against the nation of Iran," Rouhani said in a speech...

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All issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral: Modi during meeting with Trump

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that all issues between India and Pakistan were "bilateral in nature". He made the remark during a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France, ANI reported. Modi said, "all issues between India & Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don't bother...

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Pakistani staff safe as blast near consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad injures four: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani staff were safe after a bomb exploded Sunday night near the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said. At least four people were injured in the late-night bomb blast, television channels reported. According to Dr Faisal, "IED exploded outside holding area of our Consulate General in Jalalabad. All Pakistani staff are safe....

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Modi awarded highest civilian award by UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates’ highest civilian honour during a visit on Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he faces criticism over stripping occupied Kashmir of its autonomy. The induction of Modi into the Order of Zayed shows the importance the UAE places on India, the world’s third-largest...

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Rahul Gandhi and other Indian political leaders sent back from Srinagar airport

NEW DELHI:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and 11 leaders of other opposition parties who landed today at Srinagar airport were sent back to Delhi, news agency ANI reported. Restrictions have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since the Indian government withdrew special status from the state and divided it into two union territories earlier this month. According to reports in Indian...

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Hurriyat leaders call for protest after Friday prayers in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat leaders in Indian occupied Kashmir have urged people to defy a curfew and join a mass march after Friday prayers against New Delhi's move to revoke the region’s autonomy. Indian occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government abolished Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and...

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Genocide Watch issues alert for Occupied Kashmir

US based organisation Genocide Watch has issued an alert and urged the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir. Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and lockdown has led to...

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‘We won’t give an inch’: India faces defiance in ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’

Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call "Kashmir's Gaza" as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation. In an act of defiance against New Delhi's controversial decision to withdraw occupied Kashmir's special status and integrate it fully into India, Soura neighbourhood on the outskirts of Srinagar...

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Emmanuel Macron to discuss Indian occupied Kashmir with Narendra Modi

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss tensions in occupied Kashmir with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the two meet in Paris this week, a French official said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also weighed in on Indian occupied Kashmir Tuesday telling Modi in a phone call that the issue was one for India and Pakistan...

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Modi to be awarded UAE highest civilian award: Indian Media

NEW DELHI: According to the Indian Newspaper, the Hindu- the UAE government will give the highest civilian award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Gulf state next week. The statement from the Indian External Affairs Ministry said, Modi will visit the UAE on August 23 and 24 where he will receive the Order of Zayed,...

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