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  • Indian embassy in US to start Hindi, Sanskrit classes

    13 October, 2018 6:02 AM 53

    The classes would be of one hour duration and they would be imparted by Dr Mox Raj, a teacher of Indian Culture at the embassy. Washginton: Aiming at promoting Hindi and Sanskrit in the US, the Indian embassy in Washington has announced to start free weekly classes for the two languages soon. The classes would be of one hour duration and they would be imparted

  • US could choke Pakistan's request for IMF bailout package due to Chinese debt concerns

    13 October, 2018 3:15 AM 162

    Reports suggest Pakistan has requested for $8 billion from the IMF. The US has said it would examine the country's current debt situation. The IMF confirmed on Thursday that Pakistan had made a formal request for financial assistance to rise from financial doldrums. It is being reported that the bailout package sought could be to the tune of $8 billion

  • China to sell armed drones to Pakistan, state media downplays concerns in India

    10 October, 2018 5:39 PM 188

    China's state-run media paints Pakistan as a victim of terrorism and feels India can benefit when Islamabad puts the armed drones to work against terrorists. No word on the country's support to terrorists, however. A day after China's state-run media, quoting Pakistan Air Force's Sherdils Aerobatic Team, reported that the country would sell 48 armed

  • Ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation for suspected bribery: China

    8 October, 2018 7:26 AM 113

    BEIJING: Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation for suspected bribery, China`s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its website on Monday. On Sunday, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination body, said that Meng had resigned as its president. Earlier on Sunday, China said it was investigating Meng, who is also a vice minister

  • India to keep buying Iranian oil despite US sanctions: Sources

    5 October, 2018 5:21 PM 110

    New Delhi: India will buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, two industry sources said, indicating the world's third-biggest oil importer will continue purchasing crude from the Islamic Republic despite US sanctions coming into force on November 4. "Refiners have placed November nominations to lift 1.25 million tonnes (about 9 million barrels)

  • PoK President targets India, asks UK to intervene to stop ‘reign of terror’ in Jammu and Kashmir

    4 October, 2018 9:21 AM 112

    According to Dawn's report, the president also accused the Indian army of having unrestricted powers and unleashing it to "kill, mutilate and incarcerate the people of Kashmir indiscriminately".  Pointing a finger at India for 'reigning terror', Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) President Sardar Masood Khan said the United Kingdom should intervene to put an end to the 'gross

  • Indian Gutkha company employees 'take over' luxury cruise with scantily-clad dancers: Report

    3 October, 2018 5:15 PM 128

    It was a nightmare for several Australians on board a luxury cruise as their journey was reportedly ruined by more than 1000 employees of Indian gutkha company, Kamla Pasand. According to a report in Australia-based 9News, the employees of the Indian company literally hijacked the pool deck and bars on the cruise. The report said that they even brought

  • Canada suspends charity for making alleged payments to terrorists in Kashmir: Report

    3 October, 2018 6:35 AM 169

    In a strong move, Canada has suspended and fined a Canada-based Muslim charity for making payments worth a hefty sum of $136,000 to a group which is allegedly associated with a terrorist group in Kashmir, as reported to Russian media platform Sputnik. According to Sputnik, the Canada Revenue Agency has suspended the Islamic Society of North America-Canada

  • Death toll from Indonesian quake and tsunami rises to 832, confirms official

    30 September, 2018 7:08 AM 108

    Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday and triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres. Jakarta: The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi rose to 832 on Sunday, the national disaster mitigation agency said, adding it assessed

  • Powerful typhoon approaches southern Japan, charts course for main island

    29 September, 2018 6:09 AM 93

    TOKYO: A powerful typhoon brought heavy rain and high winds as it approached southern Japan on Saturday, leading to flight cancellations and power outages in several cities. Typhoon Trami, rated category 2 by Tropical Storm Risk, with category 5 the highest, is the latest storm to threaten Japan in a year of grim weather-related woes, including punishing