Obama thanks PM Modi for strengthening Indo-US ties

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Barack Obama

Washington: Outgoing US President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced the relations between India and America, the White House has said. Obama spoke on the phone with Modi yesterday to thank him for “his partnership” and to review joint efforts of cooperation including defence, civil-nuclear energy, […]

First Lady Michelle Obama selects Indian-American girl for education campaign

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Lady Michelle Obama

Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has selected 16-year-old Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America. Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in […]

Pak seeks US support in water dispute with India

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
water dispute

Islamabad: Pakistan has sought support of the US on the implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with India, as Secretary of State John Kerry called for an amicable settlement of the issue by New Delhi and Islamabad, media reported today. The development came after Pakistan was irked by the World Bank pause in mediation […]

US House to hold hearing on curbs on Christian NGO in India

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Christian NGO

Washington: A powerful Congressional committee will next week hold a hearing on restrictions imposed by the Indian government on an American NGO. The announcement for a Congressional hearing by the House Foreign Relations Committee came the day Colorado-based Compassion International launched a national campaign against the Indian Government’s decision which it alleged is preventing it […]

Haqqani still pose ‘greatest’ threat to America: US commander

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Washington: Pakistan-based Haqqani network continues to pose “greatest” threat to US troops in Afghanistan, a top US commander based in the war-torn country said here, underlining the terror outfit remains America’s principal concern. “The Haqqanis still pose the greatest threat to Americans and to our coalition partners and to the Afghans,” General John Nicholson, Commander […]

Pakistan is ‘amazing’, ready to help them solve any problem: Trump

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Donald Trump

Islamabad: US President-elect Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he is willing to play any role that Pakistan wants to address and find solutions to the country’s outstanding problems. Trump made the remarks when Sharif called him last night to congratulate him as the two leaders discussed various issues. “I am ready […]

Trump can lead US to a better future: Romney

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Washington: Donald Trump is the “man who can lead the US to a better future”, his former bitter critic and 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney has said, asserting that he was impressed by the President-elect’s post victory speeches and selection of his team members, including Nikki Haley. “I happen to think that America’s best days […]

Report claims Ramdev invested in Nepal without govt approval

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Kathmandu: Yoga guru Ramdev has landed in a controversy in Nepal after a media report claimed that Patanjali Ayurved group invested more than Rs 150 crore in the country without official approval. The Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act requires any foreign investor to get permission from the Investment Board Nepal or the Department of […]

UK asks India, Pak to sort out Kashmir, end violence at LoC

Friday, November 25th, 2016
Boris Johnson

Islamabad: Britain asked India and Pakistan to find a “lasting” solution to the Kashmir issue amid an escalation in tension, but made it clear that it was not for the UK to “prescribe a solution or act as a mediator”. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is on his first visit to Islamabad, said “we […]

Casualties as explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Kabul: An explosion struck the largest US military base in Afghanistan early Saturday, causing some casualties, NATO said. No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurs as the Taliban step up nationwide attacks before the onset of winter, when fighting usually ebbs. “We can confirm that there was an explosion […]

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