India, Maldives reaffirm importance of maintaining peace, stability and security in Indian Ocean

Male: India and the Maldives on Wednesday reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace, stability and security in the Indian Ocean as they underscored the significance of respecting international law and rules-based international order, amid China’s growing influence in the strategically vital region. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Monday on the invitation of his…

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Imran Khan advised ‘complete rest’ for 10 days

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has been advised to take “complete rest” for 10 days to avoid further complications with his injured leg, a leader from his party said on Wednesday, a day after he was reportedly injured during a melee at the Lahore High Court. In November, Khan, 70, was wounded in…

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Injured Indian mountaineer Anurag Maloo undergoes successful surgery in Nepal

Kathmandu: Injured Indian mountaineer Anurag Maloo on Wednesday underwent a successful tracheostomy surgery and his condition is improving, his brother said, nearly a fortnight after he was found alive by rescuers in Nepal’s Mount Annapurna. Anurag, 34, a resident of Kishangarh in Rajasthan, went missing in mid-April after he fell from around 6,000 meters while descending…

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US commission seeks sanctions on Indian agencies over ‘violation’ of religious freedom

Washington: A federal US commission has urged the Biden administration to impose targeted sanctions on Indian government agencies and officials responsible for “severe violations” of religious freedom in the country by freezing their assets. The US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) also recommended to Congress to raise the issue of religious freedom during US-India…

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Immigration system needs to be ‘modernised’ and Congress should act: White House

Washington: The Biden administration has said that America’s immigration system needs to be “modernised” and Republicans, who control the Congress, should take action on it rather than use it as a “political stunt or a political tool”. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at her daily news conference on Monday, said the opposition Republican party is…

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TTP commander among 3 militants killed in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Peshawar: Pakistani security forces have killed a notorious Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander and two others and made several key arrests in separate intelligence-based operations in the country’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, media reports said on Tuesday Acting on information about the reported presence of militants, security forces conducted two separate operations on Monday in the Tank…

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‘Goldy Brar’, alleged mastermind in Sidhu Moosewala killing, among 25 most wanted criminals in Canada

Toronto: The Canadian government on Tuesday named Satinder Singh Brar, nicknamed Goldy Brar, the alleged mastermind in the killing of famous singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala, among the country’s top 25 wanted criminals. The Punjab-origin affiliate of Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang is wanted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after India obtained an Interpol Red Notice for Brar…

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Ukraine minister apologises for Goddess Kali tweet, says ‘we respect unique Indian culture’

London: Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova, who recently visited India, on Tuesday expressed “regrets” over the depiction of Goddess Kali in a “distorted manner” by the defence ministry and apologised for the act, saying her country and its people respect “unique Indian culture”. Dzhaparova visited India on April 9, the first official visit from the…

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