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Pakistan to give visa to Indian prisoner Jadhav’s kin

Islamabad, Dec 15: Pakistan on Thursday directed its High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, official sources said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the directive following its decision last week to allow Jadhav’s family to...

US regulator orders rollback of 'net neutrality' rules

Washington, Dec 15: US regulators voted Thursday to roll back so-called "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all traffic equally, amid an acrimonious debate over how it impacts online freedom.

The Federal Communications Commission, in a 3-2 vote, adopted a proposal by Republican-appointed chairman Ajit Pai,...

India, China, Russia refrain from seeking East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

New Delhi, Dec 12: India, Russia and China on Monday refrained from seeking East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine after a meeting of foreign ministers from the three countries met in New Delhi.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hosted her Russian and Chinese counterparts Sergey Lavrov and Wang...

One held after subway blast near Times Square in New York City

New York, Dec 11: A law enforcement official says a man had an explosive device strapped on when it exploded on a Manhattan subway platform. A person was arrested and has non-life-threatening injuries.

New York City Police said on December 11 that they were investigating an explosion of “unknown...

Nikki Haley says women who make sexual misconduct accusations must be heard, even if they involve Donald Trump

Washington, Dec 11: The US ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

"I know that he was elected, but women should always feel comfortable coming forward. And we should all...

Indian student shot at in US; Family seeks Sushma's Help

Hyderabad, Dec 11: The parents of an Indian student from Hyderabad, who was shot at in Chicago in the United States, have sought External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj's help for an emergency visa to visit their son.

The victim, who has been identified as Mohammad Akbar, has an...

Trump attacks Washington Post reporter for 'fake news', he apologises

Washington, Dec 10: A Washington Post reporter today had to tender an apology after US President Donald Trump asked him to do so for posting an erroneous tweet about his rally in Florida.

Dave Weigel, who covers politics for the newspaper, had posted a picture on his Twitter account...

Nepal Left alliance heading towards majority in historic election

Kathmandu, Dec 10: Nepal's Left alliance was heading towards a comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections, winning 72 of the 89 seats so far in the historic polls that many hope will bring the political stability to the country.

The CPN-UML led by former premier K P Oli and...

United Nations too rejects Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

United Nations, Dec 9: A special meeting of United Nations Security Council has isolated the United States of America in its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that set off alarms about the risk of escalating conflict in the Middle East.

Eight of the 15...

CPEC's Chinese in Pakistan could be targeted in terror strikes, China embassy warns

Beijing, Dec 8: China on Friday warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent "terrorist attacks" on Chinese targets there, an unusual alert as it pours funds into infrastructure projects into a country plagued by militancy.

Thousands of Chinese workers have gone to Pakistan following...