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28 July, 2017 9:36 AM Ajit Doval Meets Xi Jinping Amid India-China Standoff

Beijing: Amid heightened tensions over the border standoff at Sikkim, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with Chinese President Xi Jinping today. China's State Councillor Yang separately met senior security representatives from South Africa, Brazil and India and "set forth China's position on bilateral issues and major problems", said news agency 16

28 July, 2017 6:00 AM BJP, CPI (M) Clash in Kerala; Offices, Vehicles Damaged

Police said some people pelted stones at the BJP office in Thiruvanathapuran and damaged six vehicles parked outside the office. Thiruvanathapuran: Political violence rocked the Kerala capital on Thursday night with both the BJP and the CPI (M) blaming each other for attacks on offices and residences of party leaders. The locations targeted included 16

28 July, 2017 5:40 AM Army Chief Bipin Rawat to visit Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian and Pakistani Army have been engaging each other in frequent firing exchanges on the LoC in these two districts. Jammu: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to visit forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC), Defence Ministry officials said. "After chairing the security review meeting, the Chief 21

28 July, 2017 5:08 AM India-China war will hit most nations: Chinese media

In the first official meeting between top Indian and Chinese officials since the Doklam stand-off became public, national security adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval met state councillor Yang Jiechi here on Thursday, offering the possibility of serious diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the confrontation. Yang, who as China's state councillor overseeing foreign 21

28 July, 2017 2:40 AM Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM

JAPAN-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Japan defence minister quits amid plunging support for PM TOKYO, July 28 (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo 18

28 July, 2017 12:20 AM Musa named as chief of Al Qaeda-linked outfit in J&K

Alarm bells are ringing for the security forces after radical commander Zakir Musa was named the Ameer (chief) of the new Al Qaeda-linked jihadist group, Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind, in Kashmir. This is the first time in 27 years of insurgency history that the global terror group Al Qaeda has made an entry into the restive Jammu and Kashmir region. Musa — a former 21

28 July, 2017 12:20 AM Zakir Musa Named Head Of Al Qaeda-Linked Group In India

Zakir Musa became a terrorist during Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's recruitment drive in 2013-14. New Delhi: in India, a move described by the police in Jammu and Kashmir as an "ideological shift". The 23-year-old college dropout was named leader of the "Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind" group by a propaganda organisation linked to Al-Qaeda. The announcement 4

27 July, 2017 6:45 PM Pakistan most effective bulwark against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday put up a strong defence of its counter-terrorism credentials saying it is the ‘most effective bulwark’ against terrorism in the region. The reaction from the Foreign Office spokesperson here at the weekly news briefing was in response to recent developments including Trump Administration’s move to block military reimbursements 30

27 July, 2017 4:39 PM Terrorists attack joint party of Army, police in J&K's Shopian

A joint party of Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police were on Thursday attacked by a group of terrorists in the Shopian district of the state.  Shopian: A joint party of Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police were on Thursday attacked by a group of terrorists in the Shopian district of the state. As per ANI report, terrorists fired upon the convoy 45

27 July, 2017 4:15 PM China sends conciliatory signals after Doval's first meeting

BEIJING: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Thursday opening up possibilities of a deescalation of tensions over the border standoff. This is the first meeting between India's top security officials since the standoff started in mid June. Yang who is China's state counsellor also held separate meetings 25