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Demonetisation necessary to crack down on corruption: US spokesperson

Demonetisation necessary to crack down on corruption: US spokesperson

Prime Minister Narendra Modi government`s action to demonetise high value currency was "an important and necessary step" to crack down on "corruption and tax dodging," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner has said.

Hafiz Saeed a designated terrorist, LeT behind hundreds of deaths: US

Hafiz Saeed a designated terrorist, LeT behind hundreds of deaths: US

After branding Jamaat-ut-Dawaah chief Hafiz Saeed as an avowed terrorist, the United States has asserted that both him and the Lashkar-e-Toiba are designated by the Barack Obama-led Government.

No change in US' stand on Kashmir, want Pakistan to act against LeT: White House

No change in US' stand on Kashmir, want Pakistan to act against LeT: White House

US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference on Thursday that Islamabad must act against terror operators including LeT.

US State Department spokesperson's remarks are insensitive, says Pakistan

The US State Department deputy spokesperson said that Pakistan was doing so "selectively, we need to see them go after all groups, even those groups that might not threaten Pakistan itself but threaten its neighbours."

Don't adopt selective approach to fighting terror: US to Pakistan

Don't adopt selective approach to fighting terror: US to Pakistan

Toner said that unlike the Pentagon, the State Department had continued its assistance and some of that included security assistance.

'US-India ties of incredible significance to world'

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Washington next week, a senior US administration official has described the US-India relationship as of incredible significance to the world.

US snubs Pakistan, says India's entry to nuclear club is not about arms

US snubs Pakistan, says India's entry to nuclear club is not about arms

US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said that India's entry to nuclear club is not about arms.

26/11 attacks: US says it wants justice, asks Pakistan to ''cooperate'' with India

26/11 attacks: US says it wants justice, asks Pakistan to ''cooperate'' with India

The United States has called on the Pakistan government to cooperate with the Indian authorities to fully investigate the deadly 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

US supports India's rise as capable actor in region: Official

The US supports India's rise as a capable actor in the region and deepening bilateral defence cooperation is a part of it, an Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

US to take action against Indian students extending their stay

As many as 21 brokers and middle men including 11 people of Indian-origin were arrested last week as a result of the sting operation.

John Kerry to meet Saudi FM in London amid Iran tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his Saudi counterpart Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in London today amid concerns over the dramatic breakdown in relations between his country and Iran.

Kasab was excuted after transparent trial: US

Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks who has been hanged to death, received due process of law in a full and transparent trial, the US said Thursday.

Imran Khan is ``welcome`` in US

The US has said that Pakistani politician Imran Khan is "welcome" in the country even though he was briefly held by immigration agents in Canada.

India a strong and functioning democracy: US

Supporting the rights of the people of India to protest peacefully over corruption, the United States has said that the country is a functioning and a strong democracy.

US working diligently with Pak to reopen NATO route

The United States continues to work with Islamabad towards restoration of the Pakistani land routes.

US hopeful of reopening of NATO routes

Pakistan had shut down crucial ground lines of communication in retaliation of the cross border NATO raid that killed 24 of its soldiers.

US wants to see Hafiz Saeed brought to justice

The US recently announced a reward of USD 10 million to anyone for information leading to Hafiz Saeed`s trial in a court of law.

US vows to engage Pakistan on counterterrorism

The US State Department has said the country wants to engage Pakistan on the issue of counterterrorism in a cooperative spirit.

‘Hopefully emerging out of difficult US-Pak ties’

The US is hopeful of emerging out of the "very difficult period" of its relationship with Pakistan, a top official said.

Bounty not for Saeed’s capture: US

The United States administration on Thursday clarified that its announcement of USD 10 million bounty on the head of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed was aimed at his conviction in a court of law.