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Pak increases deployment across Line of Control in J&K

NEW DELHI:India has apprised the international community about the Pakistan Army gradually increasing troop deployment and enhancing its firepower on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, sources said on Monday.

Centre to take call on onion imports as prices surge

NEW DELHI:With supplies running short and onion prices at Rs 80 a kg, the Consumer Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday that the government will act as a facilitator for onion imports to ease the process and ensure a quick and healthy supply from other countries.

Pak not doing enough against terrorist groups targeting India: US

NEW YORK:  The US has said that Pakistan was not doing enough against terrorist groups operating from there that target India, and warned that those groups maintain their offensive capabilities.

Taliban say new intra-Afghan talks to be in China

KABUL:The Taliban said on Wednesday that they would be sending a delegation to China for a new round of intra-Afghan talks next week following the failure of negotiations with the US.

Pak terror hurt Kashmiri Muslims most: Journalist to Congressional panel

NEW YORK:The Kashmiri Muslims have suffered the most from the terrorist attacks by Pakistan-sponsored militants and this was being ignored by the Western media and activists, Indian journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh has told a US Congressional hearing.

Ghani separately met Pelosi, Esper: Prez Office

KABUL:Afghan President Ashraf Ghani separately met US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Defence Secretary Mark Esper who arrived here on unannounced visits, the Presidential Office said on Monday.

EU envoy calls for resumption of US-Taliban talks

KABUL:The European Union (EU) envoy to Afghanistan Roland Kobia has called for the resumption of talks between the US and the Taliban after they were abruptly called off by American President Donald Trump last month due to a bombing in Kabul.

Nancy Pelosi makes unannounced Afghan visit

WASHINGTON: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan where she met President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other government officials, her office announced.

Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players

KOLKATA:ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired them to win the third title.

110 players allocated to 8 teams for Abu Dhabi T10 league

ABU DHABI:The annual player draft of the Abu Dhabi T10 league in the nations capital saw 110 players allocated to eight teams, as well as a host of superstars unveiled for the first time.

US pull back from Syria sows chaos far and wide

New York, Oct 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria has sown a whirlwind of chaos cutting a swath across the Middle East, Europe, NATO and at home in the US.

Bangladesh draw unfortunate, team will learn from this: Bhutia

KOLKATA:Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday said India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the Group E World Cup qualifiers was "unfortunate", adding that the team needs to learn from their mistakes and move on.

Hike tariffs on Pak products: Afghan businessmen

KABUL:A number of Afghan businessmen have called on the government to increase tariffs on Pakistan's seasonal exports, a media report said on Tuesday.

5.8-magnitude quake jolts Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday, although there were no reports of casualties or injuries.

Afghanistan launches polio drive targeting 8.5mn kids

KABUL:Afghan health authorities on Monday launched an extended sub-national immunization campaign to give polio immunity vaccination dose to 8.5 million children under five years old.

India-China equation-post Mamallapuram (Column: Spy's Ey

The most important takeaway from the informal summit between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram, formerly Mahabalipuram -- the second since Wuhan that happened in April 2018 -- is that the two biggest nations with a deep civilisational legacy could successfully explore the areas of detente and cooperation independently of the third party influences. The scale of welcome accorded to the Chinese President reflected the cultural content of Indian hospitality that would not go unnoticed in terms of the message of willingness to work for mutually beneficial relationship that it put out for the visiting dignitary.

10 killed as blast rocks Afghanistan's Jalalabad

JALALABAD (Afghanistan):  At least ten civilians were killed and 27 others wounded as a blast targeted a mini-bus of security forces in Nangarhar's provincial capital Jalalabad on Monday, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said.

PM Narender Modi meets President of Iran

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the President of Islamic Republic of Iran H.E. Dr. Hassan Rouhani in New York on the sidelines of the High Level Segment of the 74th Session of UNGA today. They discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global developments of mutual interest.

Saturday's presidential election crucial for Afghans: Abdullah

KABUL: The upcoming twice-delayed presidential election slated for Saturday was crucial for Afghans as the new government could find new ways for ensuring peace and stability for the war-torn country, the government's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said.

Trump inflames new controversy by asserting Modi was 'very aggressive'

NEW YORK:  Mercurial US President Donald Trump has again inflamed a controversy over India and Pakistan just a day after participating in the Howdy Modi! rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi by asserting that the Indian leader was "very aggressive" in his remarks about Pakistan there and that he had not expected him to make them.


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