India-Afghanistan Joint Statement issued after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on September 14 and 15, 2016

India-Afghanistan Joint Statement issued after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi on September 14 and 15, 2016

At the end of the visit of the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi on September 15, India and Afghanistan issued a joint statement in which they expressed concern at the continued use of terrorism and violence in the region for achieving political objectives. They also agreed that this phenomenon presents the single biggest threat to peace, stability and...

Pakistan and India using UN General Assembly session to highlight Kashmir and Balochistan issues

Pakistan and India using UN General Assembly session to highlight Kashmir and Balochistan issues

Muzaffarabad/New York, September 15 (NIA): Pakistan and India are using the UN General Assembly session to highlight their respective cases on the Kashmir and Balochistan issues. While Pakistan is accusing India of unleashing terror in that part of Kashmir held by it, India-inspired Balochistan groups are highlighting the alleged human rights violations of the Pakistan government in their land ,the...

Modi-Ghani talks center on combating cross-border terrorism and economic ties between India and Afghanistan

Modi-Ghani talks center on combating cross-border terrorism and economic ties between India and Afghanistan

New Delhi September 14 (NIA): Wednesday’s talks between visiting Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi centered on combating cross-border terrorism and economic ties between the two countries. AP reports that Modi and Ahmadzai (also referred to as Ghani) called for an end to all sponsorship, support and sanctuaries to militants, including those who have committed...

India rejects UN’s request for access to troubled Kashmir

India rejects UN’s request for access to troubled Kashmir

New Delhi, September 14 (NIA): India has rejected a request from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid to give access to troubled Kashmir for a team from his office, prompting him to express his dismay in his opening address to the 33 rd. session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Tuesday. Zeid said that...

Sri Lankan Govt tells Supreme Court it is abandoning Sampur India-Sri Lanka coal-fired power project

Sri Lankan Govt tells Supreme Court it is abandoning Sampur India-Sri Lanka coal-fired power project

Colombo, September 13 (NIA): The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is abandoning the India-Sri Lanka joint venture to set up a coal-fired 500 MW power at Sampur in the Eastern Province. The decision is in line with the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government’s policy of protecting the country’s environment by not setting up any more coal-fired power...

Indian Supreme Court revises order on river water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu after riots in Karnataka

Indian Supreme Court revises order on river water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu after riots in Karnataka

New Delhi, September 12 (NIA): India's Supreme Court on Monday revised an earlier order and asked the southern state of Karnataka to release 12, 000 cusecs of water from a disputed river to neighboring Tamil Nadu, after violence erupted in both states over water sharing. Earlier the court had ordered release of 15,000 cusecs. The Supreme Court ordered Karnataka to...

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