Pakistan didn’t sufficiently act against LeT, JeM: US

Washington, Sep 20 : Terror groups like Lashkar e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, which have organised terror attacks in India in the past, continue to pose a regional threat and Pakistan did not take sufficient action to address Washington’s concern in 2017, the US State Department has said in a report. The Department in its annual Country […]

India wants fair, credible election in Maldives

New Delhi, Sep 20 : India hopes the upcoming presidential election in the Maldives will be held in “a fair, transparent and in a very credible manner”, a senior official said on Thursday. “We are following the upcoming presidential election process very closely,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a media briefing here. […]

World Bank, Bangladesh sign $50m deal to improve Rohingya healthcare

Dhaka, Sep 20 : The Bangladesh government on Thursday signed a $50 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the country’s services to cater to the health, nutrition and family planning needs of the Rohingya refugee population. The agreement was signed by Kazi Shofiqul Azam, Senior Secretary of Bangladesh’s Economic Relations Division […]

Pakistani court orders separate rooms for transgenders in hospitals

Islamabad, Sep 20 : A court in Pakistan has ordered all state-run hospitals across the Punjab province to ensure separate rooms for the transgender community, the media reported on Thursday. In the ruling, the Lahore High Court directed the provincial government to ensure separate rooms in public hospitals to facilitate the vulnerable community, Xinhua news […]

Punjab offers support to war-torn Afghanistan

Chandigarh, Sep 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured former Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his government would extend greater strategic support and cooperation to the war-torn nation. The Chief Minister conveyed this to Karzai when the latter called on him at his official residence here. Karzai thanked the Chief Minister for […]

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in New York

New Delhi, Sep 20 : Breaking the ice in ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins later this month — the first such high-level interaction between the neighbours after three years. “I can confirm that on […]