Wednesday , 14 November 2018

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No change in H-1B visa policy: US

PTI   Washington There is no change in the US’ H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said ahead of next week’s 2+2 Dialogue during which India is expected to raise the issue of the work visa popular among Indian IT ... Read More »

2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot: Police

AFP   The Hague Two people were hurt during a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s busy Central Station today morning before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, Dutch police said. “A suspect has been shot after a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station,” Dutch police said on Twitter, indicating that the station had been evacuated and closed off to all ... Read More »

S Korea’s Moon to send special envoy to N Korea next week: Yonhap

AFP   Seoul South Korean President Moon Jae-in will send a special envoy to Pyongyang next Wednesday to discuss plans to hold a summit with the North’s Kim Jong Un and nuclear disarmament, local media said Friday. The unnamed envoy will visit the North’s capital city on September 5, Yonhap news agency said, citing a presidential spokesman. Seoul proposed the ... Read More »

Pakistan rally ends after Dutch lawmaker cancels cartoon contest

AP ISLAMABAD Thousands of Pakistan’s hard-line Islamists have called off their rally after reaching near Islamabad following the cancellation of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest by a Dutch lawmaker. The far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders said on Thursday he cancelled the cartoon contest following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk Thousands of Pakistan’s hardline Islamists ... Read More »

US strongly objects over India’s arms purchase from Russia

PTI   Washington The Pentagon has ruled out an automatic waiver for India from the punitive US sanctions over its weapons purchase from Russia, saying Washington has concerns over the nearly US$ 5 billion missile defence system deal, ahead of the first 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi next week. The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) waiver is intended ... Read More »

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reveals signs of water: NASA

PTI   WASHINGTON NASA scientists peering deep inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — a storm that has been raging on the planet for over 350 years — have detected signs of water above the planet’s deepest clouds. The pressure of the water combined with their measurements of another oxygen-bearing gas, carbon monoxide, imply that Jupiter has two to nine times ... Read More »

Hamas expects cease-fire deal with Israel soon

IANS Gaza The Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar in the Gaza Strip said the prospect of an Egyptian-sponsored cease-fire agreement with Israel will be decided in two weeks. The remarks by Sinwar came during a four-hour meeting with writers and political analysts at his office in Gaza City on Wednesday, Xinhua reported, quoting website Palestine Now. “In two weeks, the prospect ... Read More »

India, Pakistan hold talks on Indus Waters Treaty

LAHORE: India and Pakistan Wednesday commenced crucial talks on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty here, the first bilateral engagement since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office. Please like & share: Read More »

Pakistan SC rejects affidavits submitted by Zardari, Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’ s Supreme Court Wednesday rejected the affidavits submitted by former presidents Asif Ali Zardari and Pervez Musharraf regarding their assets and ordered them to submit within three weeks the details of properties and bank accounts owned by them in the past 10 years. Please like & share: Read More »

Indonesia to start reconstruction in quake-devastated areas

JAKARTA: The Indonesian government will soon commence reconstruction and rehabilitation in tourist destination Lombok Island rattled by strong quakes in recent weeks, leaving at least 560 people dead, an official said here on Wednesday. Please like & share: Read More »