‘Undivided’ India is real terror, says banner in Islamabad
'Undivided' India is real terror, says banner in Islamabad


In the wake of revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi government, several controversial banners had appeared here in Pakistan with pictures and inflammatory messages, one of which said: ‘Akhand Bharat Real Terror’ (that roughly translates into: “The ideology of Undivided India is actual terrorism”), Dawn newspaper reported on Wednesday.’Akhand Bharat’

Singer Guru Randhawa assaulted in Vancouver Singer Guru Randhawa assaulted in Vancouver

Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa was attacked in Vancouver after a live performance at Queen Elizabeth Theater on Sunday night, and latest reports coming in state he is out of danger. Punjabi singer-actor Preet Harpal took to Facebook to confirm the incident, with a picture of Randhawa, which appears to show Guru in no danger after

Trump nominates John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence

US President Donald Trump has said that he will nominate Congressman John Ratcliffe to be new Director of National Intelligence (DNI).The nomination needs to be approved by the Senate, Xinhua reported.Dan Coats, the current Director, will be leaving office on August 15, according to Trump. The US President said on Sunday that an acting director

Afghanistan: 5 people killed, 16 injured as three explosions rock Kabul

At least five people were killed and 16 others injured as three blasts rocked Afghanistan‘s Kabul on Thursday morning, officials said.According to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, the first blast at 8.10 a.m. in Police District 16 targeted a mini-bus of the Mines Ministry carrying its employees. Five people died while 16 others were injured

China adamant on naming Dalai Lama’s successor

China last week made clear that India’s “no” to recognise the Dalai Lama‘s successor chosen by Beijing will hurt the bilateral ties that have been on an upswing recently.Beijing has time and again asserted that the 14th Dalai Lama has no say in appointing his successor and it is the prerogative of the Chinese government.

US begins raids to evict undocumented immigrants

Authorities from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have begun conducting raids to round up about 2,000 undocumented immigrants in an operation to drive them out of the country, media reports said on Monday.US media outlets cited government officials as saying that the raids began on Sunday afternoon, but civil rights groups said there

Budget extends tax on NRIs for receiving gifts from resident Indians

The expensive gift that you kept for your overseas cousin or friend may attract tax from this year with the Budget 2019-20 proposing to impose withholding tax all such transfers, plugging an earlier loophole that allowed its tax- free treatment. The Finance Bill 2019 has imposed tax on any sum of money paid or any

2 protesters arrested for burning US flag outside WH

Two protesters were arrested outside the White House for “burning an American flag outside the limits of a permit that had been issued by the National Park Service”, according to the US Secret Service. The arrests took place on Thursday during Independence Day celebrations in the capital city, reports Xinhua news agency One person was

Please don’t bully my family or me: Child actor Lexi Rabe

“Avengers: Endgame” child star Lexi Rabe, who played the on-screen daughter to Robert Downey Jr in the film, has urged people not to bully her family or her, reminding them she is all of 7 years old. In a video message posted on her Instagram page, Lexi, who essayed Morgan Stark in the movie, says:

Pompeo visit to India ‘very important,’ says Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar described the three-day India visit by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo beginning Tuesday night as “very important”, stating that the tensions between US and Iran was a difficult international issue that India was dealing with. Jaishankar, who filed his nominations for the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, told reporters at

Dollar drops amid bets on rate cuts, geopolitical tensions

The US dollar declined in late trading on Monday, as investors remain cautious on the greenback amid high bets on potential rate cuts by US Federal Reserve and Washington’s fresh sanctions on Iran. Investors and traders believed that the Fed cutting interest rates would become a certainty in July, as the probabilities of “ease” in

Modi, Xi, Putin to discuss Trump’s trade war at G20

The leaders of China, India and Russia will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit later this week in Japan to discuss ways to counter US President Donald Trump’s “protectionist” trade policy and bullying practices.Ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Osaka to attend the summit on June 28-29, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zhang

Pakistan, Qatar sign MoU to combat terrorism financing

Pakistan and Qatar have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, a statement from Pakistani Prime Minister’s office said. According to the statement, the MoU, signed on Saturday, relates to the “establishment on cooperation in the field of exchange of financial intelligence related to money laundering associated predicate offences

Trump calls off imminent military retaliation against Iran

US President Donald Trump has called off an imminent military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing an American military drone by Tehran.Trump had initially approved attacks on several Iranian targets, such as radar and missile batteries, Xinhua news agency quoted a New York Times report as saying on Thursday citing administration officials. Trump,

Trump threatens to begin deporting undocumented immigrants

US President Donald Trump has said that immigration enforcement authorities would begin deporting millions of undocumented migrants from the country in the coming week.Trump however, did not provide further details on the immigrants who would be affected by the mass removal, reports Efe news. “Next week ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) will begin the process

Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong Lam told a press conference that the project, which could allow China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong, is temporarily “suspended” to defuse the crisis it has unleashed. The decision comes after a meeting with members of her Executive Council and calls from several supporters of the regulation on Friday for the suspension

Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ to arrive in India on July 12

“Yesterday”, a film inspired by The Beatles and directed by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, will release in India on July 12.Based on Jack Barth’s story, the film’s screenplay has been penned by Richard Curtis.”One of our producers came to me with Jack Barth’s idea, a story about a musician who remembers The Beatles’ music

Visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka will strengthen ties: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed confidence that his visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka would further strengthen India’s cordial ties with the maritime neighbours. In his departure statement, the Prime Minister said he will meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives and the top Sri Lankan leadership in Colombo. “I am confident

China says won’t give in to US, will fight till the end

China on Sunday said it won’t give in to the US pressure and was ready to fight till the end in the raging trade war that has the world concerned.Releasing a white paper that elaborated its position on the ongoing trade spat with the US, China said that Washington “groundlessly” and “recklessly” accused Beijing of

Budapest tourist boat sinks, 7 dead, 21 missing

Seven South Korean tourists died and 21 others were missing after a sightseeing boat capsized and sank on the Danube in Budapest, Hungarian and South Korean officials said Thursday. The accident happened near the parliament building in the heart of the Hungarian capital after a collision with a larger river cruise boat during torrential rain