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Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan, sent to judicial remand Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan, sent to judicial remand

 

Islamabad, One of the most wanted terrorists in India, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack and several cases of terror crime in the country and Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan by the counter terrorism unit on Wednesday and sent to judicial remand, media reported.

Hafiz Saeed who has several cases pending against him was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before an anti-terrorism court to seek pre-arrest bail when he was taken into custody by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).

US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction US welcomes Kartarpur corridor construction

 

Washington, The US has welcomed the construction of the Kartarpur corridor to link two Sikh shrines across the border between India and Pakistan, saying it supports anything that increases people-to-people ties between the two countries.

US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, responding to a question on the corridor that is set to open in November for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, said "That was certainly a good news report, wasn't it?

Indo-Pak civil society-led dialogue held in Islamabad, first after Pulwama Indo-Pak civil society-led dialogue held in Islamabad, first after Pulwama

 

Islamabad Improving cross-border connectivity and trade, people-to-people exchanges and educational collaboration were among the subjects discussed at the two-day civil society-led Track-II dialogue between India and Pakistan in Islamabad, the first such initiative after the Pulwama terror attack that soured relations between the two neighbouring countries.

The dialogue, titled 'Beyond Politics and Polemics New Beginning on a Difficult Trail', has been convened by the Islamabad-based Regional Peace Institute (RPI).

Pakistan removes pro-Khalistani leader from Kartarpur panel Pakistan removes pro-Khalistani leader from Kartarpur panel

 

New Delhi Acceding to India's request, Pakistan has removed pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla from a panel linked to the Kartarpur corridor, ahead of Sunday's meeting between officials of the two sides on the cross-border corridor.

The Pakistan government announced a new 10-member Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) on Friday, minus Chawla, following objections from India.

Al Qaeda asks Kashmiri mujahideen to deal blows to Indian Army Al Qaeda asks Kashmiri mujahideen to deal blows to Indian Army



New Delhi, Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri has released a 14-minute video titled "Don't forget Kashmir" in which he asks 'mujahideen' in Kashmir to hit the Indian Army with "unrelenting blows".

Trump briefly steps into N.Korea, meets Kim Trump briefly steps into N.Korea, meets Kim


Seoul, US President Donald Trump on Sunday became the first sitting American leader to step foot into North Korea after he briefly entered the country before holding a bilateral meeting with Pyongyang's Kim Jong-un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), that divides the two Koreas.

US to impose major sanctions against Iran on Monday US to impose major sanctions against Iran on Monday



Washington, US President Donald Trump on Saturday said the US would impose major additional sanctions against Iran on Monday.

"We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday," Trump tweeted on Saturday, without providing any other details, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Iran cannot have Nuclear Weapons!" he stressed in the same tweet.

Abu Dhabi celebrates International Yoga Day Abu Dhabi celebrates International Yoga Day

 

Abu Dhabi, Thousands of people including Indian expats celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day in the UAE capital with a message of peace and harmony.

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi hosted the celebrations at the Umm Al Emarat Park from 7 p.m. onwards on Thursday evening. Around 4,000 yoga enthusiasts of various nationalities took part in the event, Gulf News reported.

China, US to resume trade negotiations China, US to resume trade negotiations


Beijing, Top officials from the US and China will resume negotiations to resolve the ongoing trade war between the two world powers, Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday.

Ministry's spokesman Gao Feng told reporters that the heads of the two economic and trade teams would hold trade talks according to instructions passed down from the Presidents of the two countries.

MP Dhesi calls on UK tpt min for tapping tourism benefits from London -Amritsar direct flights MP Dhesi calls on UK tpt min for tapping tourism benefits from London -Amritsar direct flights

 

Chandigarh Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP from Slough, UK, met Transport Minister for Aviation, International and Security Baroness Vere in Parliament at Westminster, UK to commence London to Amritsar flights.

During the meeting, Tan Dhesi MP highlighted the demand by diaspora and potential for direct flights from this important route, as well as to gain the tourism, cultural and trade benefits that London-Amritsar flights could bring in the country. He apprised the minister that in May 2019, Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) India announced that the most searched for air route between India and Europe with direct service was Amritsar-Heathrow.

Three Indian varsities among top 200 globally Three Indian varsities among top 200 globally



New Delhi, Three Indian universities -- IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) -- have found a place among the top 200 in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, which were declared in London on Wednesday.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has emerged as the top Indian university for the second time in a row, rising from 162nd position to 152 this year. However, the IISc, which was the second best Indian University last year, has dropped to the third position. IIT Delhi has clinched the second spot among the Indian universities.

Pak must take action against terror, PM tells Chinese President Pak must take action against terror, PM tells Chinese President

 

Bishkek Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Pakistan must take concrete action against terrorism affecting India to create an atmosphere for peaceful bilateral relations, as the issue came up during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here.

The Prime Minister said India had made efforts to build cordial relations with Pakistan but those were "derailed", Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told media persons after the meeting between Modi and Xi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit.

Nirav Modi denied bail by UK court Nirav Modi denied bail by UK court


New Delhi, A British court on Wednesday extended, till June 27, the judicial custody of Nirav Modi, while rejecting his bail plea as it suspected that he could "interfere" with witnesses.

The Westminster Magistrates' Court ordered the Metropolitan Police to put him under its custody till the next hearing on June 27.

Don't target Pakistan at SCO summit: China Don't target Pakistan at SCO summit: China



Beijing, China on Monday said Pakistan should not be targeted on terrorism at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit this week where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise the issue of Islamabad harbouring terrorists.

During his first foreign visit to the Maldives after being re-elected as India's Prime Minister, Modi on Saturday indirectly attacked Pakistan, saying state sponsorship of terrorism is the biggest threat the world is facing today.

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