Afghan President names Pakistan as terror ‘sanctuary’

By Vishal Gulati Amritsar: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday unambiguously named Pakistan for promoting terrorism and said no amount of financial assistance can help stabilise the war-ravaged nation if “support to terrorists” from the neighbouring country continued. Ghani, in his blunt remarks at the inaugural function of the 6th ministerial ‘Heart of Asia conference […]

Malaysians condemn Myanmar violence against Rohingyas

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 4 : Thousands of Malaysians and Myanmarese ethnic Rohingya Muslims held a protest here on Sunday, condemning the Myanmar government’s violence against the minority group in the country’s western Rakhine state, media reported. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, his deputy Zahid Hamidi and opposition Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) President Abdul Hadi […]

Sharif likely to visit US early next year

Islamabad, Dec 4 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit the US in the first quarter of next year when a meeting with incoming President Donald Trump would be included in his Washington engagements, media reports here said on Sunday. The arrangement would be worked out through diplomatic channels soon after Trump […]

Modi becomes first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple

By Vishal Gulati Amritsar, Dec 4 : Narendra Modi distributed food to devotees at the Golden Temple here on Saturday night thus becoming the first Prime Minister to serve the community kitchen, or langar, at the holiest of Sikh shrines in this Punjab city, It was the Prime Minister’s first visit to the shrine and […]

90 Norwegian companies in India looking to increase staff

By Aroonim Bhuyan New Delhi, Dec 4 : The 90-odd Norwegian companies operating in India by and large find the business climate here favourable with many of them looking to increase staff in the near future — but bureaucracy and corruption continue to pose major challenges. According to the first ever Business Climate Survey conducted […]

Act against supporters of terror: PM Modi

Amritsar: In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged action against those who support and finance terror and endanger peace in the entire South Asian region. “We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks. Support for peace alone is not enough. It must be backed by resolute action,” […]