Nepal objects to Kalapani’s inclusion in new Indian maps

Kathmandu: The Nepal government on Wednesday made it clear that Kalapani area situated in the country’s far-West lies within the Nepalese boundary, days after India issued new political maps reportedly showing the region as part of its territory. India on Saturday released fresh maps of the newly created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, […]

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims : Pak PM Imran

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims : Pak PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. The pictures were shared by Khan on his Twitter account ahead of […]

‘Fullest’ support from US on Kashmir issue: Shringla

Washington: Noting that India has received the “fullest” support from USA on Kashmir, Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that New Delhi is happy that the Trump administration has taken a “very very understanding view” on the issue. Shringla made the remarks during a programme to celebrate Diwali at his residence on […]

UN chief appeals to India, Pak to deal with Kashmir issue through dialogue

UNITED NATIONS: As Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into two union territories, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres reiterated his appeal that India and Pakistan deal with the Kashmir issue through dialogue and ensure full respect for human rights. Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday transitioned from a state into union territories of Jammu and […]

Formation of J&K and Ladakh UTs ‘unlawful, void’: China

Beijing: China on Thursday objected to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories as “unlawful and void”, saying India’s decision to “include” some of China’s territory into its administrative jurisdiction “challenged” Beijing’s sovereignty. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on Thursday into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — in […]

Changes to J&K illegal and void: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected as “illegal and void” the formal bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories and said the purpose of these “unilateral changes” is to alter its demographic structure. Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated on Thursday into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — in accordance with […]

EU calls on India, Pakistan to resume dialogue

United Nations: The European Union has called on India and Pakistan to avoid escalation of tension over the Kashmir issue and resume bilateral dialogue for a peaceful and political solution to the matter, after the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Reacting sharply to India’s move to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and […]

ISIS chief dead in US raid in northwest Syria: Prez Trump

ISIS chief dead in US raid in northwest Syria: Prez Trump

Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “is dead” in a secret US special forces raid in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, saying the elusive leader of the “ruthless” Islamic State and the world’s number one terrorist died “like a dog and like a coward”. Speaking at the White House on Sunday morning, President Trump […]

US welcomes Indo-Pak Kartarpur Corridor agreement

Washington: The US has welcomed India and Pakistan signing a key agreement to operationalise the landmark Kartarpur Corridor next month, saying building of people-to-people ties between the two neighbours is “good news”. India and Pakistan on Thursday signed the agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visa-free visit to Gurdwara […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’ along LoC

Islamabad: (PTI) Pakistan on Friday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control that killed three Pakistani civilians. The Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal told Ahluwalia that the ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may […]