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Messenger Of Peace Malala Wants Corporates To Support Girl Education

Davos(PTI): Corporates should come forward to support the cause of girl education in India and other countries by utilising the financial, technical and human resources available with them, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has said. Overwhelmed by the "love and support" she has been getting from Indians, she is also keen to visit India to meet businessmen, activists and political leaders...

Pak Court Rejects Sharif’s Objections To Supplementary Case In Panama Papers Scandal

Islamabad(PTI): An accountability court in Pakistan today rejected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif's objections to the supplementary case filed against him and his family by the country's anti-graft body over properties in London. The court holding trial in graft cases against Sharif and his family decided that the supplementary case would be made part of the record in the Avenfield flats...

India Shares ASEAN Vision For Rule-Based Societies: Modi

New Delhi(PTI): Leaders of India and ASEAN on Thursday discussed ways to boost maritime security, connectivity and trade, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that India shares the ASEAN vision for rule-based societies and pitched for freedom of navigation in the region. The India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, with highest-level of participation from all the 10 member-countries of the grouping, began with...

US Designates Indian-Origin ISIS Militant As Global Terrorist

Washington(PTI): The US today designated Indian- origin Islamic State militant from Britain Siddhartha Dhar along with a Belgian-Moroccan citizen as global terrorists and imposed sanctions on them, the State Department said. Dhar, a British Hindu who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Abu Rumaysah, had skipped police bail in the UK to travel to Syria with his...

Climate Change, Terrorism Grave Concerns: PM Modi At World Economic Forum

Davos(PTI): Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) here today during which he talked about "serious" challenges and "grave concerns" facing the world, including terrorism. Climate change and terrorism are grave concerns before the world, Modi said, while asserting that terrorism is dangerous but what is equally dangerous is the "artificial distinction"...

Pakistan Raises Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Case In UNSC Debate On Afghanistan

United Nations(PTI): Pakistan raked up the issue of Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav in the UN Security Council after it was accused by India, the US and Afghanistan, for providing safe havens to terrorists. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi was responding to Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin who said Pakistan needs to change its...

US Government Shuts Down After Senate Rejects Spending Bill

Washington(PTI): The US government officially shutdown on Saturday for the first time in five years after the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government running, marking a chaotic end to Donald Trump's first year as president The shutdown began at 12:01 am (local time) after a few Republicans joined Democrats in blocking the crucial measure would...

Donald Trump Says Mexico Wall Idea Intact; Contradicts Chief Of Staff

Washington(PTI): Donald Trump today insisted that his view on building a wall along US-Mexico border has not changed and Mexico would pay for it "directly or indirectly", contradicting remarks by his chief of staff that the president's opinion on the barrier had "evolved". Trump's comments came after Retired General John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus yesterday that...

Indo-Israel Friendship Is A Match Made In Heaven: Netanyahu

Mumbai(PTI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today termed his country's partnership with India as one "made in heaven", which rests on shared values of love for humanity, democracy and freedom. Addressing the India-Israel Business Summit here, Netanyahu mentioned the "deep personal friendship" he shares with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, adding that the warmth goes deeper, right up to the...

1st Woman: Sitharaman Spreads Her Wings To Record In Sky In “Sukhoi” Cockpit

Jodhpur(PTI): In an olive green pilot's G-suit and a helmet on her head, Nirmala Sitharaman today soared high on a Sukhoi-30 MKI jet, the first Indian woman defence minister to go on a sortie on the all-weather, long-range fighter. The supersonic jet took off from the Air Force station at Jodhpur, where one of the Sukhoi squadrons is based, at...

Both Political And Militant Fronts Of Terror Groups Must Be Dealt With: General Rawat

New Delhi(PTI): All terror outfits have a militant and a political front and to deal with the menace of terrorism, both need to be addressed simultaneously, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue here, Rawat said strong curbs are put on the militant wing of terrorist organisations for their violent activities. However, the political organisation of...

Modi, Netanyahu Begin Roadshow In Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a eight-km long roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram here today. After arriving in Modi's home state, the two leaders along with the Israeli prime minister's wife Sara Netanyahu set out in a car from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport here. The roadshow will end at the...

Benjamin Netanyahu, Wife Visit Taj Mahal

Agra(PTI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara today visited the 17th century Mughal monument Taj Mahal. Netanyahu was received by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Kheria Airport. He was accorded a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists on his arrival at the airport, the chief minister's office said on Twitter. The dignitaries spent some time at...

Modi-Netanyahu Bonhomie: Israeli PM Netanyahu Ready To Do Yoga With ‘Friend Narendra’

New Delhi(PTI): The bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his "good friend" Benjamin Netanyahu was on full display today when the leaders hugged and shook hands a number of times during their joint press event. While the visiting Israeli prime minister called Modi a "revolutionary leader" and used an endearment like "my friend Narendra", Modi responded with great warmth,...