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Kashmir may not be major topic during PM Modi-Xi Jinping meet: China
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Speaking about an upcoming informal meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, "For those things like Kashmir, I don't think it will be a major topic occupying the talks." Border issues between India and China and issues that encompass more "strategic thinking" may be part of the talks, she stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:15 am on 18 Sep
Pak declines request to let PM Modi's plane to fly through its airspace
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Pakistan has rejected a request by India to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plane to fly through the Pakistani airspace for his upcoming visit to the US. PM Modi is scheduled to visit the US from September 21-27. Pakistan had recently denied permission to President Ram Nath Kovind's aircraft to use its airspace during an official visit to Iceland.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:56 pm on 18 Sep
Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Ryszard Czarnecki, during the plenary session, said the parliament needs to look at the terrorist acts that took place in Jammu and Kashmir. "India is the greatest democracy of the world. Terrorists didn't land in J&K from Moon. They were coming from neighbouring country. We should support India," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:47 pm on 18 Sep
Restore preferential trade status for India: 44 US lawmakers urge Trump
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
As many as 44 US lawmakers have urged President Donald Trump-led administration to reinstate India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade programme. In a letter signed by 26 Democrats and 18 Republicans, they suggested an "early harvest" approach "to help American jobs that depend on two-way trade between the US and India".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:52 am on 18 Sep
US Navy confirms leaked UFO videos are real
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The US Navy has acknowledged that three leaked UFO videos are real, calling the objects in these videos "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" (UAP). The first video of the unidentified object was taken in 2004, while the second and third videos were taken in 2015. The US Navy refused to give details about the locations the videos were shot in.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:34 pm on 18 Sep
Saudi displays evidence of attack by Iran on its oil plants
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday displayed wreckage of drones and missiles it said were used in the attacks on two of its oil facilities, calling them "undeniable" evidence of Iran's involvement in the attacks. A total of 25 drones and missiles were used in the attacks launched from Iran, Saudi Arabia said. Yemen-based Houthi rebels had claimed responsibility for the attacks.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:16 pm on 18 Sep
Trump to increase sanctions on Iran after attacks on Saudi oil plants
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
US President Donald Trump has ordered the Treasury Secretary to "substantially" increase the sanctions on Iran following the drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities last week. The US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for carrying out the attacks, which caused the biggest ever sudden disruption to oil production. Iran has, however, denied involvement in the attacks.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:20 pm on 18 Sep
Regret Pak's decision: MEA as Pak denies airspace for PM's plane
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has said India regrets Pakistan's decision to not allow PM Narendra Modi's plane to fly through its airspace for his upcoming US visit. Kumar added, "Pakistan should reflect upon its decision to deviate from well established international practice, as well as reconsider its old habit of misrepresenting reasons for taking unilateral action."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:53 pm on 18 Sep
No chance of talks with India on Kashmir until curfew lifted: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there is no chance of holding bilateral talks with India on Kashmir until the Indian government lifts the "curfew" for people there. "No one has fought for the case of Kashmir like I will," Khan added. The Pakistani Prime Minister's remarks came during the opening of the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 pm on 18 Sep
Ladakh incident face-off, not skirmish: EAM S Jaishankar
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said the recent incident between Indian and Chinese soldiers near the border in Ladakh wasn't a skirmish but a face-off. Stating it was resolved using bilateral mechanisms, Jaishankar added, "From time to time that's happened...because you have deferring perceptions of Line of Actual Control and patrols meet and sometimes, that kind of situation happens."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:44 am on 18 Sep
Tulsi Gabbard denies refusing invitation to attend 'Howdy Modi' event
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
US lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard has denied a report that she refused an invitation to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Howdy Modi' event in Houston, US. "I'm not attending the Houston event due to previously scheduled presidential campaign events. However I'm hoping to meet PM Modi on his visit," she said while issuing a clarification on Twitter.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:07 pm on 18 Sep
At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nations. Migrants from Mexico constituted the second-largest diaspora (11.8 million), followed by China (10.7 million), Russia (10.5 million) and Syria (8.2 million). The number of international migrants reached 272 million, the UN said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:14 pm on 18 Sep
18-yr-old US woman threatens to 'shoot 400 people for fun', arrested
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
An 18-year-old American woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened to "shoot 400 people for fun". Authorities got an anonymous tip that the accused, Alexis Wilson, told her friends and co-workers that she was going to carry out the shooting at her former high school. Authorities seized an AK-47 and a shotgun from Wilson's house.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:16 pm on 18 Sep
Iran denies role in attacks on Saudi oil plants in note to US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Iran sent a diplomatic note to the US denying any role in the attacks on Saudi oil plants. "If any actions are taken against Iran, that action will face an immediate response...and its scope (won't) be limited to just a threat," the Iranian state media said. The note was sent through the Swiss embassy which represents US interests in Iran.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:10 pm on 18 Sep
Trump names Robert C O'Brien as new US NSA
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he has named Robert C O'Brien as the US' new National Security Adviser (NSA). O'Brien has been serving as the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the US' State Department. He will replace John Bolton, who was fired by Trump earlier this month.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:24 pm on 18 Sep
Indonesia raises legal marriage age for women from 16 to 19
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The Indonesian Parliament has raised the minimum age at which women can marry from 16 to 19 in a bid to curb child marriages. Previously parents could ask religious courts or officials to authorise the marriages of girls aged below 16. One in four girls in Indonesia is married before they turn 18, according to Indonesia's Statistics Agency and UNICEF.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:00 am on 18 Sep
Bermuda judge says mention of sex in murder trial made him 'horny'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A now-retired judge in Bermuda was criticised by the British Court of Appeal for saying during a murder trial he was getting "horny" because of the amount of sex mentioned in the case. The lawyer of the defendant who was found guilty of murder, had filed an appeal with the higher court, claiming the judge acted inappropriately during the trial.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:43 pm on 18 Sep
US man jailed for 16 months for vandalising Gurdwara
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A 29-year-old American named Artyom Manukyan has been jailed for 16 months for vandalising a Gurdwara in California in 2017. The sentence is concurrent with a penalty Manukyan faces under a previous arson case, the US media reported. Manukyan was previously arrested on suspicion of burglary, grand theft auto and making criminal threats.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:04 pm on 18 Sep
Leader of Pak PM's party shares stage with US-designated terrorist
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Firdous Ashiq Awan, a leader of Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was seen sharing the stage with US-designated global terrorist Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil. She attended the event called the All Parties Kashmir Solidarity Conference with Khalil in Islamabad earlier this week. Awan also serves as the Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:25 pm on 18 Sep
US govt sues Edward Snowden over new book, seeks all its earnings
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The US government has filed a lawsuit against whistleblower Edward Snowden over the publication of his book 'Permanent Record' and sought all proceeds earned from it. The government alleged Snowden published the book in violation of non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA. The lawsuit further alleged Snowden didn't submit the book to the agencies for pre-publication review.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:51 pm on 18 Sep
China launches probe after panda on loan to Thailand dies
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Experts from the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda will investigate the death of 19-year-old Panda Chuang Chuang in Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo. Chuang Chuang reportedly collapsed in the zoo on Monday after eating bamboo. Chuang Chuang had been on loan to the zoo from China since 2003 along with his mate Lin Hui.
short by Shailesh / 11:27 pm on 18 Sep
Fire in Liberia school leaves at least 27 people dead
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
At least 27 people, including many children, died after a fire broke out at an Islamic school in Liberia on Tuesday. "The kids were learning the Quran when the fire broke out," police spokesman Moses Carter said. "My prayers go out to the families of children that died last night," Liberian President George Weah tweeted.
short by Shailesh / 10:36 pm on 18 Sep
Attack on Saudi real test of global will to act: Crown Prince
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday said the attack on kingdom's oil facilities posed a "real test of the global will" to confront subversive acts that threaten stability. The September 14 drone attacks on the oil facilities were claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels. However, Saudi Arabia and the US have blamed Iran for carrying out the attacks.
short by Shailesh / 11:24 pm on 18 Sep
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