Pakistan and India expel each other’s diplomats as Indian police arrest four Indian nationals for spying

Pakistan and India expel each other’s diplomats as Indian police arrest four Indian nationals for spying

Islamabad/New Delhi, October 29 (NIA): In a tat for tat diplomatic spat over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan and India have been declaring each other’s diplomats as persona-non-grata on spying charges and expelling them. In addition, Indian police have arrested four Indian nationals allegedly involved in the spy ring run by the Pakistani mission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, who was caught receiving...

Sri Lankan President Sirisena quotes Indian Prime Minister Modi to justify tirade against NGOs

Sri Lankan President Sirisena quotes Indian Prime Minister Modi to justify tirade against NGOs

Colombo, October 29 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has quoted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to justify his tirade against the disruptive activities of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). In a speech delivered on Thursday at an armed forces investiture ceremony, Sirisena accused the media and NGOs of disregarding the requirements of national security and described them as...

Despite worsening relations, a Chinese economist argues for stepped up Chinese investment in India

Despite worsening relations, a Chinese economist argues for stepped up Chinese investment in India

Ge Cheng/Global Times The recently concluded eighth BRICS Summit in Goa has again thrust India into the spotlight, giving the world a breath of fresh air amid almost endless populist fights haunting the US and Europe. Since 2014, India's domestic reforms have come to fruition and its economic growth has been impressive, thanks to efforts by Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

India’s most important conglomerate is in turmoil. But investors seem to be taking the news too lightly.

India’s most important conglomerate is in turmoil. But investors seem to be taking the news too lightly.

Anjani Trivedi/Wall Street Journal Mumbai,October 28: The board of Tata Sons ,ousted its first non-family Chairman this week, reversing what investors had seen as a fresh start for the tightly controlled group of companies, which generates $100 billion in sales across 29 listed companies and other unlisted ones. Interests span tea and coffee, IT outsourcing and Jaguar automobiles. Mistry fired back...

Kashmiri separatists are keeping kids out of school to use them as cannon fodder, says Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

Kashmiri separatists are keeping kids out of school to use them as cannon fodder, says Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

Udhampur, October 28 (NIA): Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday charged that separatists are not allowing schools in the Kashmir Valley to function because they want a new generation of uneducated youths who can pelt stones and can be used as "cannon fodder". But Syed Ali Geelani, Chairman of the separatist group Hurriyat Conference (G), said that schools cannot...

India expels Pakistan High Commission staffer and arrests two Indians for spying

India expels Pakistan High Commission staffer and arrests two Indians for spying

New Delhi, October 27 (NIA): The Indian External Affairs Ministry on Thursday asked Pakistan High Commission staffer, Mehmood Akhtar, to leave the country after declaring him persona non grata on charges of espionage , The Hindustan Times reported. In the latest strain between the neighbors, the decision came after Akhtar was found in possession of confidential documents relating to India’s...

I firmly believe in peace between India and Pakistan and their peoples, says Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar

I firmly believe in peace between India and Pakistan and their peoples, says Pakistani actor Mikaal Zulfiqar

Karachi, October 25 (Dawn Images): After Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan ,Shaan Shahid and more have spoken about how tensions between India and Pakistan are affecting the film industry, the latest actor to sound off is Mikaal Zulfiqar. In a post on Facebook attached to a picture of himself with Indian actors Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah, the actor stated that he...

Ban on films hurts both India and Pakistan

Ban on films hurts both India and Pakistan

Karachi, October 25 (NIA): The ban imposed on each other by the Indian and Pakistani film industries will hurt the film industries in both countries. While Pakistan is the third largest overseas market for Bollywood films, Pakistani theaters get 50 to 60 percent of their income from showing Bollywood films. Speaking to Dawn Images, Khorem Gultasab, General Manager of SuperCinema,...

India-Sri Lanka differences over Trincomalee oil tanks persist despite Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit

India-Sri Lanka differences over Trincomalee oil tanks persist despite Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit

Colombo, October 25 (The New Indian Express): Differences between India and Sri Lanka over the Trincomalee oil storage tanks persist, despite the three day visit of the Indian Foreign Secretary, S.Jaishankar, which ended on tuesday. Reliable sources said on Tuesday that the basic “technical and legal issues” which have been preventing the full use of the giant oil tanks remain...

Explosion hits New Delhi, 1 killed

Explosion hits New Delhi, 1 killed

New Delhi, Oct 25 (NIA) - One person is reported dead and several others injured in an explosion in a wholesale market in old Delhi. NDTV reported that the explosion took place in the Naya Bazar or market of Chandni Chowk, a bustling commercial area which is a maze of congested lanes. Senior police officers are the location of the explosion.

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