Saturday , 21 January 2017

World News

Cannot prescribe solution or act as mediator on Kashmir: UK

PTI London The UK can neither “prescribe” a solution to the Kashmir issue nor act as a mediator, the British government has said, asserting that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting solution to the problem. “India and Pakistan are both long-standing and important friends of the United Kingdom and we have significant links to both countries ... Read More »

‘Objective reading’ of Azhar case ensures support: US diplomat

PTI Washington Any “objective reading” of India’s demand to designate Masood Azhar a terrorist by the UN would lead one to support the case, a top US diplomat Friday said, in a clear message to China which repeatedly blocked India’s efforts to get the JeM chief banned by the world body. “We have to understand and work through what these ... Read More »

Obama writes thank you letter for his countrymen

PTI Washington Promising to be with the American people at “every step”, Barack Obama in an emotional farewell message has thanked them for their support that has made him a “better man” and “better President”. “Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength. I’ve seen neighbours and communities take ... Read More »

Trump’s ferocious efforts lead him to White House

PTI Washington Donald Trump, a colourful billionaire, tapped into the disillusionment of blue-collar voters by his controversial anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric that makes him the most unconventional president in US history after one of the most divisive contests. New York’s best-known developer and reality television personality, 70-year-old Trump was often synonymous with controversy during his bitterly-fought presidential campaign against Democrat ... Read More »

‘Jallikattu’ stir spreads to Lanka, UK and Australia

London/Colombo: Protests demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport ‘jallikattu’ have spread to outside India with the Tamil diaspora in Sri Lanka, Britain and Australia holding demonstrations against the ban. Please like & share: Read More »

Obama’s parting words: ‘We’re going to be OK’

Washington: In his parting message before Donald Trump takes over, President Barack Obama Thursday assured Americans that “we’re going to be OK” but vowed to protect US’ “core values” and speak up against issues like discrimination, muzzling of press freedom and rounding up of young immigrants. Please like & share: Read More »

Children among many feared dead in Italy avalanche

Amatrice: Several children were among more than 25 people unaccounted for, feared dead, Thursday after an avalanche engulfed a mountain hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy. Please like & share: Read More »

Iran says 30 firefighters killed in collapse of high-rise

Tehran: Iran’s state-run Press TV says 30 firefighters have been killed in the collapse of a burning high-rise building in Tehran. Press TV announced the deaths Thursday in the blaze at the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital’s sprawling bazaar. It gave no source for the information. Please like & share: Read More »

NSG, Azhar issues must not be ‘stumbling blocks’ in ties: China

PTI Beijing China Wednesday said differences over India’s NSG membership bid and designating of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN should not be “stumbling blocks” in developing ties and asserted that both sides must respect each other’s core interests and major concerns. Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that the rise of India and China offered ... Read More »

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