Maldives donates $50,000 for flood-hit Kerala

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Expressing sympathies to the government and people of India over the death and destruction in Kerala floods, the Maldives has announced a donation of $50,000 as a “token contribution in solidarity”, the Maldives Embassy here said on Monday. “The government of Maldives conveys profound sympathies to the government and the […]

Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-nations, which is hanging fire for 13 years. Speaking at a panel discussion here on the “Fourth Bimstec Summit: Expectations, […]

Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Srinagar, Aug 20 : Indian and Pakistan troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Monday. Police said the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the LoC, leading to retaliation by the Indian Army. “The Pakistanis used small arms, automatics and mortars to target Indian positions in […]

Modi for ‘constructive engagement’, Pakistan says no dialogue on table

New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his new Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan that India desires “constructive engagement” with Islamabad but Pakistan quickly clarified that there was no offer of a bilateral dialogue. Modi wrote to Imran Khan expressing India’s commitment to build good neighbourly relations and pursue meaningful and […]

16 ministers from PM Imran Khan’s cabinet sworn-in

[Islamabad : In this photo released by Press Information Department, Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain, center left, administrates oath of office to federal ministers while Prime Minister Imran Khan, center right, looks on during a ceremony at a presidential palace in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Pakistan’s 21-member Cabinet was sworn in Monday, a day […]

Afghan Taliban kidnap 170 passengers

Kabul, Aug 20 : Taliban militants on Monday kidnapped 170 passengers after they launched an ambush on three buses on the highway connecting Kunduz province to Takhar, police said. The Security Director of Kunduz Security Commandment, Safiullah Mahzon confirmed the incident and said the passengers were abducted from Khanabad district, reports Khaama News. Mahzon said […]