Pakistan, India agree on ’80 per cent and beyond’ on Kartarpur draft agreement: Faisal

New Delhi: Pakistan and India agreed “80 per cent and beyond” on the draft agreement and operationalisation of the landmark Kartarpur corridor, a senior Pakistani official said Sunday after a marathon meeting between the officials of the two countries in Wagah. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine […]

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US Vice President Mike Pence visits overcrowded migrant camp, deplores ‘crisis’

New Delhi: US Vice President Mike Pence visited an overcrowded migrant camp in Texas on Friday, coming face to face with detainees held in horrific conditions and deploring an immigration crisis that he said was “overwhelming our system”. Pence traveled to the Mexico border as protesters rallied in several US cities urging the government to […]

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Theresa May speaks of Brexit frustration in final interview as British Prime Minister.

New Delhi:┬áTheresa May has spoken of her frustration over not being able to see Brexit through and underestimating how “entrenched” the country’s MPs had become on the issue of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) in her final television interview as British Prime Minister. May, who is currently serving as caretaker Prime Minister during […]

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Donald Trump says cryptocurrency is ‘not money’

New Delhi: Donald Trump expressed his mistrust of cryptocurrency Thursday, saying it was “not money” and warning that those wishing to join the trade would have to abide by banking regulations. “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin […]

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14 passengers killed, 79 injured in Pakistan train collision

New Delhi: At least 14 passengers were killed and 79 others injured on Thursday when an express train rammed into a stationery freight train in Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said. The Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with the stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of the province, Dawn quoted officials […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump revamps kidney care to spur transplants, home dialysis

New Delhi: President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation’s care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis along with better prevention so patients don’t get that sick to begin with. Senior administration officials told The Associated Press that Trump […]

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US Presidents Donald Trump touts July 4 military ‘salute’; critics see politics

New Delhi: President Donald Trump marshaled tanks, bombers and other machinery of war on Tuesday for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America’s military as a political prop. Under White House direction, the Pentagon was scrambling to arrange for an Air Force B-2 […]

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US Presidents Donald Trump administration decides not to include citizenship question in 2020 Census

New Delhi: The Trump administration has dropped a controversial plan to add a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, marking a major victory for civil rights groups who argued that such a move would deter immigrants from taking part in the once-a-decade population count. The Trump administration’s decision comes just days after the […]

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Pakistan Government extends deadline for declaring undisclosed assets

New Delhi: The cash-strapped Pakistan government has extended till July 3 the deadline for its citizens to declare their undisclosed assets under an amnesty programme, as it ramps up efforts to fix the country’s economy. The tax amnesty scheme, launched on May 15, was scheduled to end on June 30, but there has been immense […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents ‘5-I’ vision to maximise digital tech for social benefit at G20 Summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday presented his “5-I” vision to maximise digital technology for social benefit in his intervention at the G20 Summit on digital economy and artificial intelligence (AI). Earlier in the day, Modi discussed leveraging the power of technology with US President Donald Trump. “Shaping the agenda. PM @narendramodi presented […]

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