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Indian High Commissioner apologizes after invitees to his Pakistan iftar party harassed

Islamabad, Jun 2: India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has offered a public apology after numerous Pakistanis trying to attend an iftar party hosted by him were harassed and forced to leave the venue.

"I want to apologize to all the friends who were subject to some extra...

London Mayor calls Donald Trump a ‘20th-century fascist’

Downing Street, Jun 2: Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of "the fascists of the 20th century" in an explosive intervention ahead of the US Presidents state visit to the UK that begins on Monday....

China says trade war 'has not made America great again'

Beijing, Jun 2: Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing has not "made America great again" and has instead damaged the American economy, China said Sunday, stressing that while it wants resolution through talks it will not compromise on core principles.

The comments came in a white paper released by...

Donald Trump lands $5.6 bn trade blow on India

Washington, Jun 2: The second term of the Narendra Modi government seems to have got off to a rocky start on the economic front.

After India lost the tag of world’s fastest growing economy following dismal growth in the quarter ending March, Saturday brought in more troubling...

11 killed in mass shooting in Virginia; suspect gunned down

Virginia, Jun 1: A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire on co-workers at city offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing 11 people and wounding at least six others before he was fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera gave few details...

China warns Canada of 'consequences' of helping US

Beijing, Jun 1: China warned Canada that it needs to be aware of the consequences of aiding the US in an extradition case involving Chinese tech giant Huawei that is believed to have sparked the detentions of two Canadians in China.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang's comments...

Donald Trump ends India's preferential trade status under GSP

Washington, Jun 1: President Donald Trump has terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme after determining that it has not assured the US that it will provide "equitable and reasonable access to its markets."

The Generalized System of Preference (GSP)...

Another Indian-origin woman gets appointed at the UN

United Nations, May 31: Indian-origin Anita Bhatia, a veteran in strategic partnerships, resource mobilisation and management, has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Deputy Executive Director in the global body’s agency focused on women empowerment and gender equality.

Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Arts in History...

Ex-Bhutan PM slams Indian media over photo gaffe

Thimphu, May 31: Former Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has lashed out at some Indian media outlets for using wrong pictures, including his own photo, for the country's current Premier Lotay Tshering.

Taking to Twitter to point out the gaffe on Thursday, Tobgay said: "India's media would be up...

Adani wins one of last two permits for Aus coal mine

Melbourne, May 31: The Australian state of Queensland on Friday approved Adani Enterprise's management plan for an endangered bird at the site for a controversial coal mine, leaving only one more permit before construction can start on the project.

India's Adani has been working for a decade...