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US Wants India And China To Have Dialogue On Doklam Issue

Washington (PTI): The US today said it wants India and China to have a dialogue over the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim section. India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area. "It's a situation that we...

India A Major Foreign Policy Priority For US: Former US Ambassador

Washington (PTI): The Trump Administration has recognised India as a major foreign policy priority, a former top American diplomat has said, noting that the credit for strong ties between the two nations goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former President Barack Obama. "I do think India has been recognised as a major foreign policy priority (in the Trump Administration) and...

Indian-American Appointed Deputy Comptroller For Minority Affairs

New York (PTI): Indian-American Dilip Chauhan has been appointed to a senior position focusing on increasing outreach to the minority communities in Nassau County here. Chauhan was named Deputy Comptroller for Minority Affairs by Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, according to a statement issued here. Chauhan had joined the Comptroller's office in 2015 as Director for Community Affairs, South and East Asia...

Withdraw From Doklam To Avoid Confrontation: PLA To India

Huairou (China)(PTI): Senior Col Li Li of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) may be thousands of kilometres away from Doklam but has a stern message for the Indian Army -- withdraw from the Chinese territory to avoid confrontation. A visit by Indian journalists, sponsored by the Chinese government, today turned into a propaganda exercise by the Chinese Army for delivering its...

Vijender Offers To Return Title, Wants Peace With China

Mumbai (PTI):  In an act of great gesture, Vijender Singh has offered to return his WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title to Chinese Zulpikar Maimaitiali in lieu of peace at the Indo-China border. Vijender, a double champion in pro boxing, has urged India and China to maintain peace at the border. The 31-year-old Olympic bronze medallist's grew in stature last night by...

Indo-Canadian Appionted As Canada’s Consul General In San Francisco

Toronto (PTI): Rana Sarkar, an Indo-Canadian entrepreneur, has been appointed as Canada's consul general in San Francisco as well as a member of the Canadian official team tasked with renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement with the US and Mexico. Sarkar was till recently national director for high growth markets at the Toronto-based multi-national KPMG. Sarkar is part of a 13-member...

Haryana Muslim Women To Send Rakhis To Donald Trump

Gurgaon (PTI): He may not have heard of Rakhi, but the women and girls of a remote Muslim-dominated village "symbolically" named by an NGO after US President Donald Trump will send him 1001 sacred threads on the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond. The gesture by the residents of Marora village in the backward Mewat region represents the "wish of...

UN Chief Asks US To Re-Engage In 2015 Paris Climate Agreement

United Nations (PTI): The UN chief today urged the US to re-engage with the 2015 Paris climate agreement even after America submitted its formal communication indicating its intention to withdraw from the historic pact as soon as possible. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received a notification from the US expressing the country's intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate...

Indo-Pak Weekly Bus Service To Resume From Monday

Srinagar (PTI): The cross-Line of Control trade and travel on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route, which was suspended on July 21, will resume from Monday following a meeting between authorities from Jammu and Kashmir and PoK at Kaman Post in Baramulla district today. The travel on the weekly bus service will resume from Monday, while the trade will resume from Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner,...

Former US Assistant Attorney For Criminal Division Wray Is New FBI Director

Washington (PTI): Christopher Wray today assumed charge as the new FBI Director and pledged to work for the good of the US and the cause of justice. A former US Assistant Attorney for the Criminal Division, Wray, 50, replaces James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid a probe into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia to...

China Once Again Seeks 3 Month Time On JeM Chief Masood Azhar

United Nations(PTI): China has again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to designate Pakistan-based JeM terror group's  chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN. China had in February this year blocked the US move to designate Azhar, the Pathankot terror attack mastermind, as a global terrorist at the UN. The...

China Asks India To Withdraw Troops From Doklam

Beijing (PTI): China today said it has conveyed its firm stand to India that it must take "concrete actions" by immediately pulling back troops from Doklam in the Sikkim section with "no strings attached" to resolve the current standoff. Providing the details of the July 28 meeting between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi for the first...

Indo-Pak Indus Water Treaty Talks Held In Goodwill Spirit: World Bank

Washington (PTI): The talks between Indian and Pakistani officials over the Indus Water Treaty took place in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation, the World Bank has said asserting that the two parties have agreed to reconvene in September here for continued discussions over the issue. "The parties have agreed to continue discussions and reconvene in September in Washington, DC," the...

Pak To Hold Election For Seat Vacated By Sharif Next Month

Islamabad(PTI): Pakistan will hold polling on September 17 for the Lahore parliamentary seat in Punjab province vacated by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, election commission announced today. Sharif's brother and Punjab province chief minister Shehbaz Sharif has been chosen by the PML-N party to contest from the NA-120 constituency in Lahore, which fell vacant after the prime minister was disqualified on...