Indo-Israel ties “unique and special”: Envoy Daniel Carmon

Indo-Israel ties “unique and special”: Envoy Daniel Carmon

NEW DELHI: Describing its relationship with India as “unique and special”, Israel on Wednesday said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s upcoming two-day visit to Tel Aviv from January 17 is part of a “bigger picture” congruence of interests in areas of defence, counter-terrorism and trade, among others. Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon called bilateral defence cooperation […]

Pakistan arrests some suspects

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities carried out raids at different places following attack on the Pathankot airbase in India, leading to some arrests, intelligence officials said on Monday. They said that raids were carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts and an unspecified number of people were arrested. “Probe has been going to ascertain if they […]

PATHANKOT ATTACK: US tells Pakistan to conduct thorough fair probe

PATHANKOT ATTACK: US tells Pakistan to conduct thorough fair probe

WASHINGTON: The US has pressed Pakistan to conduct a “thorough, fair and transparent” probe into the deadly terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot and wants to see the outcome of the investigation. “We certainly look forward to and expect a thorough, complete, fair and transparent investigative process. We are going to have to […]

“To undermine Indo-Pakistan peace talk”

WASHINGTON: The attack on an IAF base in Pathankot and Indian consulate in Afghanistan were carried out to un-dermine any potential peace initiative between India and Pakistan, a top American Senator said on Friday. “These acts are likely designed, in part, to undermine any potential peace initiative that could be sparked by Prime Minister (Narendra) […]

Haj 2014: 20% cut in quota to stay

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that it would continue to impose a 20 per cent cut in foreign pilgrims and a 50 per cent reduction in domestic pilgrims during the 2014 Haj. “The government will continue to request foreign countries to slash the quota of their Haj pilgrims by 20 per cent due to […]

Indian held at Sharjah Airport while trying to smuggle gold

Dubai: An Indian man was on Saturday arrested at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates while trying to smuggle out 12 gold biscuits to India. The suspect, who was identified Gh RA was nabbed by customs officers at the airport. He was heading to India according to an official spokesperson from Sharjah Police. […]

Saudi may restrict expats’ stay to 8 years

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers’ stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians. The proposed law has been floated by the Labour Ministry which is studying new proposals to expand the […]

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