India gifts Bangladesh 1.2 million vaccine doses

DHAKA: India gave 1.2 million free doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh, its foreign minister said, as Dhaka urged New Delhi to maintain a regular supply of shots to battle the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made

US, India, Japan and Australia counter China with billion-dose vaccine pact

WASHINGTON: The United States and three of its closest Indo-Pacific partners committed to supplying up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses across Asia by the end of 2022 at a summit to counter China’s growing influence. President Joe Biden and

Biden, Modi discuss ‘democratic values’ in first talks

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signaled he would seek to deepen the close US relationship with India in his first talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Biden’s telephone call marked a continuation of the upbeat tone of his predecessor Donald Trump,

Indian designs against Pakistan

Although Indo-Pak history has been troublesome since 1947 with the two countries fighting three wars, except for some brief interlude in 70s when Morajee Desai took over reign or Vajpayee’s bus tour to Lahore, New Delhi has been consistently been

Indian PM Modi passes bill to abolish madrassas in Assam State

ASSAM: The Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has passed a bill to abolish all madrassas in the state of Assam. Under the bill, all madrassas in the state of Assam will be converted into schools by April.

Trump awards ‘Legion of Merit’ to Indian PM Modi

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the ‘Legion of Merit’, one of the highest military honours in the United States. Given to the Indian prime minister for his “high-ranking services”, the award was presented by

Govt could not pass a single resolution against Modi: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has said that India tried to end the status of occupied Kashmir but the government could not pass a single resolution against Indian premier Narendra Modi. The special anti-terrorism court extended the

India opens Himalayan tunnel route to tense China border

(AFP): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Saturday) opened the Atal highway tunnel in the Himalaya region, which will drastically reduce the time needed to rush troops to the country’s remote Chinese border. According to details, the tunnel traverses India’s

India sponsors Islamophobia

Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the UN General Assembly, highlighting a range of issues from the Kashmir dispute and Islamophobia as he unleashed a scathing criticism of the Modi government. The pre-recorded speech delivered to the coronavirus crisis was not

India’s opposition seeks probe into Facebook’s treatment of Modi’s party

NEW DELHI India’s main opposition Congress party has called for a parliamentary panel to investigate favourable treatment by Facebook’s India team towards the country’s ruling party. Citing a report published a leading US daily, the party said employees of Facebook

Modi lays foundation for flashpoint Hindu temple in Ayodhya

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque on Wednesday to kick off the construction of a contested Hindu temple in the city of Ayodhya on a spot where a mosque was demolished nearly three decades ago sparking

Coronavirus taught us how to be self-sufficient: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the coronavirus has taught us how to be self-sufficient. While addressing an event in COMSTECH headquarters, the prime minister said, “As a nation, we have a lot of potentials. We built our own

India repeats itself

11th December 2019 marked a key event in the recent political history of South Asia. India – the region’s de facto power – enacted a federal law amending the Citizenship Act 1955, confirming the fears of Muslim communities, civil societies

Modi’s agenda amid pandemic

As governments around the world impose strict measures amid the pandemic, India has imposed the largest lockdown forcing over a billion people to stay at home for at least three weeks. Despite the global crisis, the Modi government is continuing

India exploting focus on COVID19 pandemic to push forward Hindutva: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned the Indian government’s continuing attempts to illegally alter the demography of occupied Kashmir. In a series of tweets today, the prime minister said altering the demography of the territory is violation of

India bans incoming flights to control coronavirus, seals off Kashmir

NEW DELHI: India has banned incoming international flights, restricted public gatherings and blocked roads to seal held Kashmir after the region reported its first coronavirus infection. India said it would ban all international commercial passenger flights from landing from Sunday

SAARC unity on coronavirus

The coronavirus has brought bitter foes, India and Pakistan, to the table to chalk out a divisive strategy. South Asian nations held a conference via video link to meet the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic which has been sweeping across

Indian Muslims

Prime Minister Imran Khan has rightfully expressed concerns that the recent carnage in the Indian capital and the state-sponsored terrorism will lead to the radicalisation of Indian Muslims just like Kashmiris. India has subjected innocent Kashmiris to brutal atrocities and

PM assures minorities

At least 25 people have been killed and hundreds are wounded in the communal violence that has gripped Indian capital New Delhi. The violence fanned by BJP leaders’ provocative speeches have targeted Muslims and stoked fears about Modi’s master plan

US-India relations and President Trump’s visit

President Donald Trump concluded a two-day state visit to India with plenty of impressive photos and pageantry but without major announcements on trade or security. Trump departed having cemented his friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that relations

Trump’s remarks on Pakistan

For a man who loves pomp and show, President Donald Trump received all the pageantry during his maiden visit to India. The US President made some remarks that may not go down well with Indian Prime Minister Modi who laid

Namaste Trump: US President hails Modi at India rally

AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump received a red-carpet welcome on Monday addressing a huge rally at a mega cricket stadium on a maiden official visit to India. Trade tensions have grown between the US and India as Trump’s “America

Indian forces have turned occupied Kashmir into a prison: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Kashmir dispute is the major impediment to trade cooperation between Pakistan and India. In an interview with Belgian channel VRT, he said Indian forces have turned the whole valley of Occupied

Trump’s India visit

US President Donald Trump is embarking on his much-delayed visit to India next week. The trip has already been dampened after reports emerged that an anticipated trade deal between the two countries will not be signed, highlighting the underlying tensions

Modi’s BJP party defeat shows outrage against CAA in Delhi polls

NEW DELHI: In Modi’s first electoral test since violent anti-government demonstrations erupted nearly two months ago, India’s ruling party was expected to lose an important state election, the vote count revealed on Tuesday. The demonstrations, in which at least 25

Modi govt plans $2.6 billion military deal ahead Trump’s visit

NEW DELHI: India is expected to give official approval to the American global defense and security company Lockheed Martin’s $2.6 billion deal for military planes ahead of President Donald Trump’s scheduled visit this month in February. The government of Prime

A jolt to Modi

Progressive voices in India are alive and are set to deliver a huge blow to the fascist BJP government in the crucial Delhi state elections. Exit polls suggest that the Aam Admi Party (AAP) led by maverick anti-corruption campaigner Arwind

Imran warns Modi

The rhetoric over Kashmir continues on both sides of the border. Prime Minister Imran Khan hit back at his Indian counterpart Narendar Modi and the Indian army chief, sending a stern warning that attacking Pakistan will be their last mistake.

Modi’s temple plan

The Modi government is moving ahead with its scheme to build a grand temple at the site of the Babri mosque which was razed by Hindu radicals over thirty years ago. This will be a step towards implementing the fascist

Modi plans to construct ‘great’ temple at Babri mosque site

NEW DELHI: The construction of the great Hindu temple at the Holy Place, which was fiercely disputed by the Muslims, took a step closer on Wednesday when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a trust had been finalized to