South Asia strategy working ‘far more rapidly’, says Trump

By Arul Louis New York, Jan 17 : US President Donald Trump has said that his South Asia strategy is “working far more rapidly than anybody would understand” and denying protection for terrorists in Afhganistan. The policy he announced in August was “providing crucial support for our forces in Afghanistan and denying safe haven for […]

Guterres to convene counter-terrorism summit, calls for united action

By Arul Louis United Nations, Jan 17 : Calling for united global action against terrorism, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that he is convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies. “In June, I will convene a Summit of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies to advance multilateral cooperation in this vital struggle,” Guterres told the General […]

US trade deficit with China not sustainable, Trump warns Xi

Washington, Jan 17 : President Donald Trump warned his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that Washington’s trade deficit with China “has continued to grow” and that the situation “is not sustainable,” the White House said on Tuesday. Trump and Xi spoke by telephone late on Monday in Washington, when it was already Tuesday morning in Beijing, […]

S. African Parliament welcomes move to freeze assets of Gupta family

Cape Town, Jan 17 : South Africa’s Parliament on Tuesday hailed an ongoing process to serve a summon on the Indian Gupta family and freeze its assets to the tune of 1.6 billion rand ($130 million). This came after the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) started the process to serve a summon on the Guptas and […]

Kamal Haasan to annnounce political party’s name on Feb 21

Chennai, Jan 17 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party. He made the announcement in a statement issued late on Tuesday night, saying his purpose in life is to “challenge the status […]

Part of Delhi ‘Dargah’ land sold illegally by Waqf Board: Report

New Delhi, Jan 16 : A part of the land belonging to Hazrat Naseeruddin Aulia Dargah in the national capital was sold illegally in connivance with some Delhi Waqf Board officials in 2016, a Delhi Assembly-appointed committee has found. The Delhi Assembly’s Questions and Reference Committee, headed by Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla, tabled a report […]