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'Willing to talk if India revisits its Aug 5 move'

'Willing to talk if India revisits its Aug 5 move'

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday said that Pakistan would be happy to talk out differences and resolve outstanding issues through dialogue if India was willing to revisit the unilateral decisions it took on Aug 5, 2019, regarding the status of Jammu and Kashmir.Cit...

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China blocks US-based think tank's website over critique on sanctions

China blocks US-based think tank's website over critique on sanctions

Beijing: In light of the worsening ties between the United States and China, Beijing has blocked the Centre for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) website in China, after the Washington-based group released a piece criticising the country's sanctions on a European think tank.This latest pag...

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US navy sends warship close to Lakshadweep without India's consent

US navy sends warship close to Lakshadweep without India's consent

New Delhi: The United States Navy carried out a freedom of navigation operation in the Indian waters near Lakshadweep Islands on Wednesday without New Delhi's prior consent to challenge India's "excessive" maritime claims, according to an official statement.A statement issued by the Commander of the...

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India-China military talks on LAC friction possible on April 9

India-China military talks on LAC friction possible on April 9

Beijing: The 11th round of India-China military dialogue may take place on April 9 to resolve the friction at Gogra-Hot Springs and restoring the pre-April 2020 status quo ante along the 1,597-kilometre Line of Actual Control in East Ladakh, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The ...

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Army chief says not an inch lost to China

Army chief says not an inch lost to China

New Delhi: India did not lose even an inch of its territory during its months-long standoff with China in Eastern Ladakh, said Army chief General MM Naravane.He added that since the disengagement process kicked off last month, there has been relative peace in the region."We have not lost out on any ...

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Facial recognition: How closely is Big Brother watching?

Facial recognition: How closely is Big Brother watching?

As always, the intention is “noble”. When the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), inviting bids for the creation of a National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) last year, it held that its main purposes were to find missing children, spot criminals by ...

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India, Pak discuss peace along LoC

India, Pak discuss peace along LoC

New Delhi: India and Pakistan brigade commanders met on Friday and discussed peace along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The brigade commander-level meeting took place to take forward the understanding to implement ceasefire decided last month.In February, both the countries decided to re-...

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Women officers to get permanent commission

Women officers to get permanent commission

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Thursday ruled that women officers will be considered for permanent commission subject to disciplinary and vigilance clearance.A career in the Army comes with many trials. It becomes more difficult when society puts responsibility of childcare and domestic wo...

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PM Modi writes to Imran, greets people on Pakistan Day

PM Modi writes to Imran, greets people on Pakistan Day

Islamabad: India desires cordial relations with Pakistan but an atmosphere of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is 'imperative' for it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan.Modi wrote the letter to Khan to extend greetings to the people of that c...

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Russia, China must move away from western-controlled payment systems

Russia, China must move away from western-controlled payment systems

Moscow: Amid the growing bans by the United States on Beijing and Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the US sanctions risks need to be alleviated by switching to alternative currencies and moving away from using the dollar."We need to reduce sanctions risks by strengthening our ...

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