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PM Modi visits Istiqlal Mosque in Indonesia


Jakarta, May 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid a visit to Indonesia’s grand Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia, during his first official visit to the country. Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Indonesia President Joko Widodo during his visit to the mosque which was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and opened to the public in 1978. “Glad to ...

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Pakistan rejects India’s protest against Gilgit-Baltistan order


Islamabad, May 28: Pakistan has rejected India’s protest against Islamabad’s move relating to administrative control over the Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is a part of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The “Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018” was approved by Pakistan’s Cabinet on May 21 and it was also endorsed by the Assembly for the region. Pakistan Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi announced enforcement of the reform package for ...

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Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for Kaman Post to cross over to PaK


Srinagar, May 28: Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (Pak) left here on Monday to cross over to another side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, official sources said. The bus left Bemina, Srinagar on Monday morning, and since reached Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC), Salamabad, Uri, official sources ...

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If Pakistan ready for talks, shows initiative, India won’t say no: Rajnath Singh


‘We want to have good relations with our neighbour’ Srinagar, May 27: Stating that India is not averse to holding talks with Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that Islamabad should also “take some initiative” and demonstrate its intent by stopping infiltration attempts and coming forward to “jointly launch action” against Militants. While he admitted that measures to ...

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Kim Jong-un reaffirms denuclearization pledge, willingness to meet Trump


Seoul, May 27: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his willingness to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and hold a summit with US President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday. “Chairman Kim Jong-un has once again clearly expressed his commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula following his pledge in the Panmunjom Declaration and expressed ...

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Modi doesn’t advocate peace talks: Musharraf


Washington, May 26: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said his country and India were on the path of reconciliation when he was in power but that was no longer the case because Prime Minister Narendra Modi “isn’t an advocate of peace talks”. In an interview with Voice of America, Musharraf said when he was at the helm, “I spoke to ...

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Iran more confident to save nuke deal after US exit: Official


Tehran, May 26: Following a meeting in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Friday, a senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official expressed hope about saving the landmark Iranian nuclear deal after the US’ recent exit, media reports said. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said that he is “more confident about preserving the nuclear deal” after the talks with five other parties ...

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Indian missions in Canada working round the clock after blast at Indian restaurant: Sushma Swaraj


New Delhi, May 25: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that Indian missions in Canada are working round the clock after a blast at an Indian restaurant in Ontario province. Swaraj said she was in constant touch with India’s consul general in Toronto and the high commissioner in Canada. “There is a blast in Indian restaurant Bombay Bhel in Mississauga, ...

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