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At The UN Sushma Urges Pakistan To Introspect Why It Has Become A “Terror Export Factory”

United Nations(PTI): Taking a dig at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked its leaders to introspect as to why India is recognised as a global IT superpower while Pakistan is infamous as the "pre- eminent export factory for terror". In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session, Swaraj accused Pakistan of waging a war against India...

Pak Anti-Graft Body Freezes Accounts Of Sharif, Family

Lahore(PTI): Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today suffered a major setback after Pakistan's anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of him and his family members facing corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for dishonesty...

Unemployment Reason For Modi, Trump’s Rise To Power: Rahul

Princeton in USA(PTI): Leaders like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump are being elected all over the world as the people are in pain due to unemployment, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said today, but stressed that even the prime minister was not doing enough to solve the key problem facing India. Gandhi, 47, who is in the US on a...

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...