Sri Lanka’s ousted PM wins confidence vote in Parliament

Sri Lanka’s ousted PM wins confidence vote in Parliament

Colombo, Dec 12 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Parliament, on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence on ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with 117 lawmakers in the 225 member Parliament voting in favor of it. The vote was taken as Mahinda Rajapaksa and parliamentarians loyal to him boycotted sessions for the third consecutive week, alleging that […]

Indian army chief says Pakistan will have to be a secular state for better ties with India

Indian army chief says Pakistan will have to be a secular state for better ties with India

“Pakistan has made its state an Islamic State. If they have to stay together with India, then they have to develop as a secular state. If they’re willing to become secular like us, then they seem to have an opportunity.” Gen.Bipin Rawat said at a function to review the passing out parade of 135th course of the National Defence Academy in Pune.

“We should not live in the past. It should be used to learn lessons,” Pakistan PM Imran Khan says on India-Pakistan relations

“We should not live in the past. It should be used to learn lessons,” Pakistan PM Imran Khan says on India-Pakistan relations

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday performed the groundbreaking of the long-awaited corridor connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district to Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur district. While India sent two Union Ministers, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister for Housing Hardeep S. Puri, and Indian Punjab Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Navjot Singh Sidhu it also castigated the Pakistan Prime Minister for mentioning the dispute over Kashmir in his  speech at the function.

Politics of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor

Politics of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor

At the grassroots level, the start of the construction of the “Kartarpur Corridor” linking two Sikh shrines across the India-Pakistan border generated much bonhomie and hope of India-Pakistan rapprochement. But as in the past, the positive steps taken to build bridges between the two countries have been vitiated by partisan considerations and the raising of issues which could only derail any progress towards peace and understanding that might be made as a result of the corridor.

Navjot Singh Sidhu says Imran Khan’s name will be written in the first page of history books

Navjot Singh Sidhu says Imran Khan’s name will be written in the first page of history books

Speaking on Express News program “Takrar” on Tuesday, the Indian cricketer turned Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the Pakistani Premier Imran Khan will grow stronger by facing even tougher tests in the future. “I know him for a long time. He is a brave, honest and empathetic man which made him join the tough field of politics.” Imran’s name will be in the first page of history books for opening the Kartarpur corridor, a boon to the Sikhs of India, Sidhu said.

Pakistan’s bar on Indian consular officials visiting Sikh pilgrims slightly mars spirit of bonhomie

Pakistan’s bar on Indian consular officials visiting Sikh pilgrims slightly mars spirit of bonhomie

India on Friday strongly protested against its diplomats being prevented from meeting the Indian pilgrims visiting Nankana Sahib and other holy places related to Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism, in Pakistan. However, Pakistan welcomed the Indian cabinet’s endorsement of Pakistan’s proposition on Kartarpur border opening as a victory for the peace lobby in both countries. It’s a step towards the right direction and we hope such steps will encourage the voice of reason and tranquility on both sides of the border,” Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry wrote on his official Twitter handle.

India strongly condemns terrorist attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi

India strongly condemns terrorist attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi

In an official statement, India said: “We condole the loss of lives in this dastardly attack. There can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism. The perpetrators of this heinous attack should be brought to justice expeditiously,” said an official statement issued by the ministry.
It added that “such terrorist attacks only strengthens the resolve of the international community to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

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