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Indians' abduction: Government in touch with Afghan authorities, says MEA

Indians' abduction: Government in touch with Afghan authorities, says MEA

Kumar said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as well as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had telephonic conversations with their counterparts in Afghanistan. 

May 10, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan's capital Islamabad

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan's capital Islamabad

The epicentre of the earthquake was located 20 km northwest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Bannu district at a depth of 12 km, the Pakistan meteorological department said on its website.

May 09, 2018, 11:28 AM IST
Will negotiate with other signatories, says Iran after US walks out of 'one-sided' nuclear deal

Will negotiate with other signatories, says Iran after US walks out of 'one-sided' nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Tehran will negotiate with the other signatories of a multinational nuclear deal, bypassing Washington.

May 09, 2018, 07:49 AM IST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot at in suspected assassination bid

Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot at in suspected assassination bid

Pakistan's Interior Minister was on Sunday shot at and injured in a suspected assassination bid, police said.

May 06, 2018, 20:48 PM IST
Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan, Taliban hand suspected; MEA in touch with authorities

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan, Taliban hand suspected; MEA in touch with authorities

The MEA is aware of the kidnapping incident and is in touch with the Afghan authorities to ascertain more details about it. 

May 06, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
US accuses China of attacking its pilots with laser beams in Djibouti, Beijing denies

US accuses China of attacking its pilots with laser beams in Djibouti, Beijing denies

The US has accused China of targeting its pilots with high-grade laser beams in Djibouti - a charge rejected by Beijing.

May 04, 2018, 19:38 PM IST
China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts: Reports

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts: Reports

CNBC quoted unnamed sources as saying that according to U.S. intelligence assessments, the missiles were moved to Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef within the past 30 days.

May 03, 2018, 22:44 PM IST
China leads India in military spending, but New Delhi's nuclear triad lethal and deadly

China leads India in military spending, but New Delhi's nuclear triad lethal and deadly

India is estimated to have between 100 and 120 nuclear devices while China has almost 250 nukes and Pakistan is also ahead with around 130 bombs. But since the 1980s, India has developed a series of

May 02, 2018, 14:24 PM IST
India, Pakistan revive Track II diplomacy, discuss all aspects of bilateral ties

India, Pakistan revive Track II diplomacy, discuss all aspects of bilateral ties

The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place.

May 01, 2018, 20:21 PM IST
Suicide bomber who struck in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah in 2016 was Indian, not Pakistani, DNA tests confirm

Suicide bomber who struck in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah in 2016 was Indian, not Pakistani, DNA tests confirm

India had shared a DNA sample of a terrorist who was behind the 2010 and 2012 Pune blasts. Turns out it was indeed him.

May 01, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
India, China have maturity to sort things out peacefully: Chinese Foreign Ministry after Modi-Xi meet

India, China have maturity to sort things out peacefully: Chinese Foreign Ministry after Modi-Xi meet

The tone of the Chinese Foreign Ministry's statement was a far cry from the threatening tone of just weeks ago.

Apr 30, 2018, 08:04 AM IST
Pakistan plans major space mission to aid military, spy on India

Pakistan plans major space mission to aid military, spy on India

Pakistan is planning to launch an ambitious space programme during the next fiscal year at a cost of Rs 4.7 billion.

Apr 29, 2018, 20:56 PM IST
Korean leaders aim for end of war, 'complete denuclearisation' in Korean Peninsula after historic summit

Korean leaders aim for end of war, 'complete denuclearisation' in Korean Peninsula after historic summit

The two Korean leaders announced they would work with the United States and China this year to declare an official end to the 1950s Korean War.

Apr 27, 2018, 18:06 PM IST
In a big blow to PML-N,  Pakistan FM Khawaja Asif disqualified from electoral politics

In a big blow to PML-N, Pakistan FM Khawaja Asif disqualified from electoral politics

Khawaja Asif vowed to challenge the ruling and said he had never concealed his foreign work permit,

Apr 26, 2018, 20:13 PM IST
Harimau Shakti 2018: India, Malaysia to conduct joint training exercise in dense forests

Harimau Shakti 2018: India, Malaysia to conduct joint training exercise in dense forests

The exercise will involve a cross-training phase followed by a field training phase of seven days in the jungles of Hulu Langat wherein both armies will jointly train, plan and execute a series of

Apr 26, 2018, 07:27 AM IST
Imran Khan-Bushra Maneka marriage in trouble over her son and his dogs

Imran Khan-Bushra Maneka marriage in trouble over her son and his dogs

The Pakistan cricket team captain had married Bushra, who was his spiritual guide, in Lahore on February 18, 2018.

Apr 25, 2018, 13:35 PM IST
Brother registers forgery case against Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's former foreign minister

Brother registers forgery case against Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's former foreign minister

The brother of Hina Rabbani Khar has filed a forgery case against her.

Apr 24, 2018, 19:41 PM IST
Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of India-China ties than specific issues

Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of India-China ties than specific issues

Xi and Modi will hold an "informal summit" in central China's Wuhan city from April 27 to 28 to improve bilateral relations and discuss global issues of mutual concern.

Apr 24, 2018, 13:36 PM IST
China's BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives

China's BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives

It is felt that Beijing's manufacturing facilities place significant emphasis on agricultural output, "which addresses China's food insecurity."

Apr 23, 2018, 07:46 AM IST

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