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Indian Army chief's 'unconstructive' comments will hurt peace: China Indian Army chief's 'unconstructive' comments will hurt peace: China



Beijing  China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's remarks, saying such "unconstructive" comments would hurt peace and tranquility in the border area.

Gen Rawat last week said India needed to shift its military focus from its western border with Pakistan to its northern border with China. He also said that if China was strong, India was not weak either.

UN urges rich countries to be open to immigration UN urges rich countries to be open to immigration


United Nations,  The UN recommended to rich countries that they open themselves up to immigration or, alternatively, suffer population and economic decline, contending that they will never be able to halt the entry of immigrants, who will enter illegally if they cannot do so legally.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday presented a report to the General Assembly that will serve as the basis for the negotiation this year of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

India signs pact with UK on illegal migrants India signs pact with UK on illegal migrants



New Delhi, India has signed an MoU with the United Kingdom to enable the return of illegal Indian migrants within a month of their detection by authorities abroad.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday confirmed that the pact was signed by him and UK Minister of State for Immigration Caroline Nokes in Britain on Wednesday during his visit along with an Indian delegation for a week.

India today faces lack of jobs, rise of divisiveness: Rahul India today faces lack of jobs, rise of divisiveness: Rahul


Manama,  Highlighting how job creation in India is at an eight-year-low, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the two threats facing India under the Narendra Modi government are inability to create jobs and the rise in the forces of hatred and division.

Addressing the Indian diaspora in Bahrain here, he said: "Tragically the conversation in our country today is not about jobs, healthcare or education. The only thing India talks about is what you are allowed to eat, who is allowed to protest and what we can say or rather what we cannot say.

Relief for Indians as US says no change in H-1B visa extension policy Relief for Indians as US says no change in H-1B visa extension policy



Washington,  Indian techies in the US can heave a sigh of relief after the Trump administration said it was not considering any regulatory change that will force H1-B visa holders to leave the country.

The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came on Monday after last week's report by US-based news agency McClatchy DC Bureau that Washington was considering new regulations to prevent the extension of H-1B visas, largely availed of by Indian IT firms.

Indian, Pakistani fishermen are innocent, free them: Daily Indian, Pakistani fishermen are innocent, free them: Daily



Islamabad,  A Pakistani newspaper on Tuesday urged Islamabad and New Delhi to find a "common-sense humanitarian solution" to the problem of detaining fishermen from both countries who it said posed no security threat.

The Express newspaper hailed the release of 147 Indian fishermen from Pakistani custody on Sunday as "a very welcome development".

Indian held for 'sexually assaulting' woman on US flight Indian held for 'sexually assaulting' woman on US flight



Washington,A 34-year-old Indian man has been arrested in the US for an alleged sexual assault on a woman passenger who fell asleep next to him on a flight.

The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, was accused of abusing a 22-year-old woman seated by the window next to him while his wife was on his other side on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit early on January 3.

Jadhav says not tortured in Pakistan Jadhav says not tortured in Pakistan



New Delhi, Pakistan on Thursday released a video in which alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav claimed he was not tortured in custody and accused an Indian diplomat of "yelling" at his mother and wife after they met him last month.

India dismissed the recorded statement as a "propagandistic exercise" with no credibility.

India, Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations India, Pakistan exchange 27th list of nuclear installations


New Delhi, India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, a list of their nuclear installations and facilities for the 27th consecutive year, a statement said.

The exchange was done under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations 

Pakistan hands over list of Indian prisoners Pakistan hands over list of Indian prisoners


Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday handed over a list of 457 Indian prisoners languishing in its jails to the Indian High Commission here.

This is in line with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement the two countries signed on May 21, 2008, under which they are required to exchange such lists twice a year, on January 1 and July 1.

Trump blasts Pakistan, stops all aid Trump blasts Pakistan, stops all aid


Washington, President Donald Trump began the New Year on Monday with a blistering attack on Pakistan, saying it will get no more US aid as it was giving "safe haven to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan".

"The US has foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools," Trump tweeted in his strongest denunciation of Islamabad.

China urges Pakistan, India to maintain peace China urges Pakistan, India to maintain peace


Beijing China on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to maintain peace along the LoC, which has witnessed a spurt in cross-border firing including the killing of three Pakistani soldiers by Indian Army commandos this week.

China, which maintains a neutral position on the Indian-Pakistan dispute, asked the two countries to stay committed to the peace and stability of the region.

Dollar falls as Congress passes tax bill Dollar falls as Congress passes tax bill



New York, The dollar declined against most other major currencies on Wednesday, as the US House of Representatives passed a revised Republican bill to overhaul the US tax code over three decades.

The House voted 224-201 to approve the $1.5-trillion package, which would impact nearly every part of the world's largest economy, affecting both large and small businesses, as well as families, Xinhua reported.

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