India, Australia to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

New Delhi, June 19 : India and Australia have agreed to further strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, including cross-border terrorism, through exchange of information and capacity-building efforts, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. According to a statement issued following the 10th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism held here on Monday, “both sides assessed […]

There should be no distinction between ‘good’ or ‘bad’ terrorism: Kovind tells EU

Athens, June 19 : Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the European Union (EU) nations to not make distinction between “good” and “bad” terrorism and called for their partnership in battling terror taking root in the region between then. Addressing a Greek foreign policy think tank on the topic ‘India and Europe in […]

Kashmir in political crisis as BJP-PDP government falls

By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19 : Jammu and Kashmir was pushed into a major political crisis on Tuesday after the BJP suddenly pulled out of the ruling combine with the PDP, bringing down Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s 27-month-old government amid surging violence in the state. The decision, which surprised the Mufti-led Peoples Democratic […]

Qatar leadership responsible for its isolation: UAE official

Dubai, June 19 : A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official on Tuesday blamed the Qatari leadership for its own isolation. UAE Minister of State Anwar Gargash said through his Twitter account that Qatar’s proximity to Iran, the normalisation of ties with Israel and its relations with Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah were isolating its people from […]

Two militants killed, CRPF trooper injured in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, June 19 : Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Defence Ministry sources said that out of the three JeM militants hiding in Tral area, two have been killed. “A CRPF trooper was injured in the encounter. He has been shifted […]

Gunfight breaks out in J&K

Srinagar, June 19 : A gunfight started on Tuesday evening between hiding militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Police said following intelligence inputs about a group of militants hiding in the area, security forces comprising the army’s counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Operations […]