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India, Maldives sign three agreements

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today before concluding her two-day visit to Male.  She also held a meeting with the country’s home minister and leader of Adaalath party Sheikh Imran Abdulla. Mrs Swaraj met her Maldivian counterpart Abdullah Shahid and had a joint ministerial meeting yesterday.  A joint statement said that three agreements were ...

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Iran asks Pakistan to take action against terror groups

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against the Al-Qaeda linked Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group.  This comes after tensions between Iran and Pakistan escalated last month following the deadly attack on a bus carrying Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) servicemen, which killed as many as 27 and left 13 others wounded.  Two Pakistani nationals ...

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मसूद अजहर के भाई सहित 44 आतंकियों को पाकिस्‍तान ने किया गिरफ्तार

भारत की हवाई हमले के बाद डरे सहमे पाकिस्‍तान ने दुनिया को दिखाने के लिए कार्रवाई करनी शुरू कर दी है। पाकिस्‍तान ने जैश-ए-मुहम्‍मद के सरगना मसूद अजहर के भाई अब्‍दुल रऊफ, हम्‍माद अजहर समेत 44 आतंकियों को गिरफ्तार किया है।  अब्दुर रऊफ ही वह शख्‍स है जिसने IC-814 विमान को हाईजैक किया था। इससे पहले पाकिस्‍तान के विदेश मंत्री महमूद ...

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US lawmaker introduces legislation seeking probe into American non-profit body’s activities in Pak and Kashmir

A US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in the Congress seeking a probe into an American non-profit body’s activities in Pakistan and Kashmir.  The activities include the reported collaboration with components of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the outlawed outfit which carried out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The resolution, introduced by Republican Congressman Jim Banks from Indiana, has been moved to House Foreign ...

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Moody’s: Indian economy expected to grow at 7.3% in 2019-20

Indian economy is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in calendar years 2019 and 2020, according to the US-based rating agency Moody’s. In its quarterly Global Macro Outlook for 2019 and 2020 released today, the agency said the country is less exposed to a slowdown in global manufacturing trade growth than other major Asian economies and emerging markets and ...

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Pakistan govt says, it has taken over control of terror outfit JeM headquarters

Pakistan government says it has taken over the administrative control of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) headquarters in Bahawalpur. The JeM claimed the responsibility for Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.  The move came after the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned February 14 terror attack. Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Punjab government has ...

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Israel offers unconditional help to India

Israel has offered unconditional help to India in defending itself, especially against terrorism. Newly-appointed Israeli envoy Dr Ron Malka told a news agency that Israel is ready to help close friend India because terrorism is the problem of the world and not only of India and Israel. Emphasising that the world should fight terrorism and eliminate it by collaborating, he ...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India accuses Pak of misusing ICJ for propaganda

India has accused Pakistan of misusing the International Court of Justice for propaganda as the top UN court began a four-day public hearing in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. India, during the first day of the hearing at The Hague on Monday, based its case on two broad issues — breach of Vienna Convention on consular access and the process ...

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William Barr sworn in as US Attorney General

In United States, William Barr was sworn for second time as the nation’s Attorney General, taking the helm of the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Earlier, the Senate voted 54-45 to confirm his appointment. Mr. Barr, who also served as the Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during President George ...

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US, N Korea to meet ahead of Trump-Kim summit

The United States and North Korea will meet again this month in an unidentified Asian country ahead of their leaders’ planned second summit in Vietnam in late February, South Korean officials said Sunday. South Korea’s presidential office said, a follow-up US-North Korea meeting will be held probably next week.  The US special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun had visited ...

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