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Rohingya Refugees Illegal, Pose Security Threat: Centre To SC

New Delhi (PTI): The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and their countinous stay posed "serious national security ramifications". The Centre's affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees...

‘Pak Raising Kashmir At UN Is Like Miyan Ki Daud Masjid Tak’: Indian Diplomat

United Nations(PTI): Taking a jibe at Pakistan, a top Indian diplomat has said Islamabad's decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, which has not been discussed at the world body for decades, is like 'Miyan ki daud masjid tak'. India on the other hand is focused on progressive, forward looking agenda during the UN General Assembly session beginning...

No Agreement Reached At Indus Water Treaty Talks: World Bank

Washington (PTI): The latest round of talks between India and Pakistan on Indus Water Treaty concluded without reaching an agreement, the World Bank has said even as it assured that both countries will continue to work to resolve the issues in an amicable manner. "While an agreement has not been reached at the conclusion of the meetings, the World Bank...

22 Injured In ‘Terrorist Incident’ On London Underground Train

London (PTI): An improvised explosive device (IED) today went off on an underground train during the morning rush hour at a busy station in London, leaving at least 22 people injured, in what Scotland Yard called a "terrorist incident". The explosion happened on a District Line Tube as the train pulled into Parsons Green station in southwest London. Scotland Yard said...

Pak Election Commission Issues Warrant Against Imran Khan

Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan's election commission has issued a bailable arrest warrant against cricketer- turned-politician Imran Khan for repeatedly failing to appear before it in a contempt case. The Election Commission of Pakistan was hearing a case against 64-year-old Khan filed by a dissident from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and one of the founding members Akbar S Babar. The ECP ordered the party chief...

Bullet Train: High-Speed Travel Between Ahmedabad, Mumbai By 2022

Ahmedabad (PTI): India's first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, covering the 508-km stretch in under three hours. The ambitious project, which was today launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, would cost around Rs 1.10 lakh crore. Japan is giving a loan of...

Japanese PM Abe Pays Homage To Mahatma Gandhi At Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad (PTI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram where his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi played the guide as he showed them around the place. The trio arrived at the Ashram at around 4:30 p.m after holding an 8-km road show from the city airport. Abe and the first...

Rahul Gandhi Visits Tesla, Sun Power Research Facility In US

Washington (PTI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India. Gandhi, 47, spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages. "The idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar...

Air India Pilots To DGCA:Rule On Alcoholic Test Endangers Lives

New Delhi(PTI): A union of Air India pilots has asked the DGCA why are crew of Indian carriers operating a flight from a foreign station not required to undergo alcohol test after landing in India. As per rules framed by the civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), pilots and cabin crew of flights originating from India...

US Commemorates 9/11, Thousands Expected At ‘Ground Zero’

New York (AP): While the US contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Sixteen...

5 Million Aasked To Evacuate From Florida Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

Washington (PTI): Over five million people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, have been asked to evacuate from parts of coastal Florida after Hurricane Irma, an extremely powerful Category 5 storm, barrelled towards the state after wrecking havoc on the Caribbean islands. Irma is expected to landfall in Florida tomorrow, which at its current trend officials said, is likely to cause devastation...

Trump Scraps Obama-Era Amnesty Programme; 7,000 Indians To Be Hit

Washington (PTI): US President Donald Trump today scrapped an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children, a move likely to impact 800,000 undocumented workers including more than 7,000 Indian-Americans. "I am here today to announce that the programme known as DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrival) that was effectuated under...

Modi, Putin discuss bilateral cooperation

Xiamen (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues. The two leaders met in this Chinese city on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit. The two leaders believed to have discussed ways to further ramp up bilateral cooperation, particularly in areas of defence, security and trade.

Pak-Based Terror Groups Named In BRICS Declaration For First Time

Xiamen (PTI) For the first time, Pakistan-based terror groups like the LeT and the JeM were named today in the Summit declaration of the BRICS countries that also asserted that those responsible for committing, organising or supporting terror acts must be held accountable. In a significant diplomatic win for India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was joined by Chinese President Xi...