Jaishankar shares India’s perspective with US

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in the US, has shared India’s perspective on the amended citizenship law with members of American Congress, the ministry said on Thursday. Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also asserted that outreach to foreign government on the contentious issue will continue. He downplayed the decision of some Bangladesh […]

UN Security Council not to discuss Kashmir issue

United Nations/New Delhi: China is again understood to have requested a discussion in the UN Security Council on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday but diplomatic sources said the issue will not be discussed in the Council. It is learnt that Pakistan’s all-weather ally Beijing has called for the issue of Jammu and […]

Gen Musharraf sentenced to death for ‘high treason’

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former dictator General Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sentenced to death in absentia in the high treason case for subverting the Constitution in 2007, becoming the first military ruler to receive the capital punishment in the country’s history. A three-member bench of the special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar […]

US, UK among others issue travel advisory

Washington/London: Several countries, including the US, UK, Israel, Canada and Singapore, have asked their citizens to exercise caution while travelling to the Northeast India which has witnessed violent protests against the amended citizenship act. The new amended citizenship law, which provides for granting citizenship to non-Muslim persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, has put […]

EU concerned on Kashmir restrictions

Asks for restoration of communication

New Delhi: The European Union on Tuesday said it was concerned over restrictions on “fundamental freedom” of people in Kashmir and called for steps like restoration of communication network and essential services to bring back normalcy in the Valley. European Union’s Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto also said that Pakistan must take action against militants […]

Data leak reveals how China ‘brainwashes’ Uighurs in prison camps

LONDON: Leaked documents detail for the first time China’s systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps. The Chinese government has consistently claimed the camps in the far western Xinjiang region offer voluntary education and training. But official documents, seen by BBC Panorama, show how inmates are locked […]

Pakistan rules out any deal with India in Jadhav’s case

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday ruled out any deal with India in death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case and said any step taken to implement the ICJ’s decision will be according to its Constitution. Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal’s remarks came a day after Pakistan Army said that the government was considering various legal options for the […]

China welcomes India-Pakistan initiative to open Kartarpur corridor

China welcomes India-Pakistan initiative to open Kartarpur corridor

BEIJING: China on Monday welcomed the opening of the landmark Kartarpur corridor and hoped that both India and Pakistan “can continue to show the goodwill” to resolve their differences through dialogue. The first batch of the Indian Sikh pilgrims entered Pakistan on Saturday through the historic corridor which was thrown open ahead of the 550th […]

Kartarpur corridor opening paves way for interfaith harmony: UN chief

Kartarpur corridor opening paves way for interfaith harmony: UN chief

United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding. In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the historic corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of […]

Positive example: US

Washington: The US on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, saying that it sees the initiative as a positive example of neighbours working together for mutual benefit. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines […]