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Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on his first South Asia visit as America’s top diplomat next week, days after delivering a gung-ho speech, declaring the Trump Administration’s intent to “dramatically deepen” the US-India strategic relations. While projecting the US as a “reliable partner” of India, Tillerson had come...

Tillerson: European business deals with Iran are safe

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | AFP | Washington:

The United States does not intend to disrupt European business deals with Iran, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Friday. Tillerson, speaking one week after President Donald Trump refused to certify the Iran nuclear deal and left its fate to the...

Obama, Bush launch veiled attacks on Trump

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

President Donald Trump on Thursday came under a sharp, albeit veiled, attack from his two immediate predecessors, Barack Obama and George W Bush, with both denouncing the prevailing political atmosphere of division, hate and fear. They held forth at different venues and were pointed in their comments but neither of...

Foreign Min: US should shed bias against China

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Beijing

China has said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assertion to shore up ties with India and his criticism of Beijing smacked of “bias”, as a state-run media termed it as an attempt by Washington to lure New Delhi to counter-balance Beijing. Ahead of his first visit to India, Tillerson...

Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest extended for 30 days

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Lahore

Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest has been extended for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province after it reviewed the detention of the Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief. However, the board rejected the Government’s plea for the detention of his four aides. The 30-day detention...

Spain moves to suspend Catalan autonomy

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | IANS | Madrid

Spain will start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy on Saturday, after its leader threatened to declare independence, the Government announced on Thursday. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Office said the cabinet would meet to activate Article 155 of Spain’s 1978 Constitution, a mechanism that strips Catalonia’s self-governing institutions of their autonomy, allowing it...

New Zealand PM-elect announces 28-member Cabinet council

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | IANS | Wellington

New Zealand’s Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday that her Cabinet will comprise of 28 members, including three who will sit out, and pledged to fight against climate change, poverty and gender inequality. Ardern, the 37-year-old Labour Party leader who will be the youngest female head of government in the...

Pak court indicts Sharif in 3rd corruption case

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday indicted by an anti-graft court in a third case of corruption related to his investments abroad and in other offshore companies. Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir charged 67-year-old Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sources of income, and read...

Over 7 lakh people given oral cholera vaccine

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Dhaka:

The WHO has administered oral cholera vaccine to over 700,000 people in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area, the world’s second largest oral cholera vaccination drive by the world health body. The first phase of the campaign to protect the Rohingyas and host communities from the diarrhoeal...

US hasn't seen significant change in Pak's support to terror groups: Official

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Washington

The US "has not seen a significant change" in Pakistan's selective support to terror groups operating from its soil to threaten regional stability in Kashmir, or against American interests and Afghanistan, a top Trump administration official said on Friday. His remarks came amid US officials praising Pakistan for its help in...


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Sharad faction announces election to JD(U) posts

22 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United) Party on Saturday announced election to party posts on March 11 and released a list of interim office-bearers, including Chhotubhai Vasava as working president and Ali Anwar as one of the vice-presidents. Yadav also released a list of presidents of party units in states at a press briefing...

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Chouhan to return from US on Oct 28

22 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will reach Washington DC on October 22. He has been invited by Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Forum, where he will address as a key speaker in the programme organised by the forum...

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