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Indian Consulate issues travel advisory on Hong Kong

Beijing, Aug 13: India has issued a travel advisory to its citizens travelling to Hong Kong or transiting through it about the flight disruptions amidst the massive pro-democracy protests in the Asian financial hub.

The Hong Kong Airport on Monday cancelled flights after protesters stormed in the arrival halls...

US To Deny Green Card, Citizenship to Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits

Washington, Aug 13: The administration of US President Donald Trump announced Monday new rules that aim to deny permanent residency and citizenship to migrants who receive food stamps, Medicaid and other public welfare.

The new rules threatened to set back the citizenship hopes of millions of mostly...

Tourism in trouble: Hong Kong demonstrations hit economy

Hong Kong, Aug 12: Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city's economy, with no end in sight.

City leader Carrie Lam has warned that the international financial hub is facing an economic...

RSS-backed govt is trying to change demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asked Sunday if the international community would stand by as Indian Hindu nationalism spread into Muslim-majority Kashmir, saying it was the same as appeasing Hitler.

His outrage on Twitter came as tensions simmered between the two countries over Kashmir after New Delhi last...

Pakistani channels prohibited from airing special Eid programmes, due to Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Aug 11: The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority has asked media outlets not to air "pre-recorded or live special programmes on Eid-ul-Azha because it "may hurt sentiments of not only our nation but also the Kashmiri brethren", the media reported.

In a notification on Saturday, the regulatory authority said:...

After trains, Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

Islamabad, Aug 10: After the permanent suspension of the Samjhauta Express in retaliation to India's decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has now suspended the Lahore-Delhi 'Dosti' bus service, the media reported.

The announcement of the latest suspension...

No business with Chinese tech giant Huawei says Trump

Washington, Aug 10: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said America will not do any business with Chinese tech giant Huawei.

The Trump administration believes that giving access to the state-controlled Huawei on 5G would risk America's national security. As such the US is not only denying Huawei access...

Trump identifies India as major illicit drug producer

Washington, Aug 9: US President Donald Trump has designated India among the over 20 major drug transit or illicit drug-producing countries.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, Trump said that a country's presence on the list is not necessarily a reflection of...

19 bodies hung from bridge or hacked up in Mexico gang feud

Mexico City, Aug 9: Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass on Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just down the road were three more bodies, for a total of 19.


No policy change on Kashmir; India, Pakistan must maintain calm, says US

Washington, Aug 9: The United States on Friday said that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir and called on India and Pakistan to maintain calm and restraint.

"No", replied State department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus when asked by reporters if there has been any change in America's...