Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting as both nations celebrate 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations, will hold meeting with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai today in Bangkok.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand will host...
Jammu: A Pakistani intruder was killed by BSF troops along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district early Monday, officials said. A BSF spokesman said the area domination party noticed the intruder heading towards the border fence with an intention to cross over. "Our party challenged him to stop but he...
Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Wednesday announced that the federal government has decided to raise the price of petrol by another Rs24 per litre — the third such raise within the last 20 days. The new prices will come into effect at midnight tonight, the minister said while addressing a...
Srinagar: After Jammu and Kashmir's transition into a Union Territory, the Centre has ensured that youth remain a focal point. Various schemes have turned them into successful entrepreneurs and they have become brand ambassadors of 'Naya J&K'. J&K's generation-next has understood that guns, grenades and stones won't take them anywhere except...
After the PTI-army ‘same-page’ relationship turned into a raging and ugly divorce, one expected some reluctance from Shahbaz Sharif’s PML-N government in contracting yet another fishy civil-military cohabitation arrangement. Instead, last week the prime minister upped the military’s role in national affairs by another notch. Henceforth all potential candidates for government posts,...
Pakistan’s third-most populous province has decided to have a work-from-home policy on Fridays for its employees, in the latest among a raft of decisions to save energy and avoid nationwide blackouts. The step has been announced to save fuel and electricity, Taimur Khan Jhagra, the finance minister of the northwest...
Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a telephone call apprised President of UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid of the controversial remarks made by two former senior officials of India's ruling party against Prophet Mohammad, the Foreign Office said here on Friday.Noting that such provocation had deeply hurt...
Washington: The Indian economy has rebounded strongly despite three significant COVID-19 waves, the US Treasury has said in a report to Congress. India's acute second wave weighed heavily on growth through the middle of 2021, delaying its economic recovery, the Treasury said in a semi-annual report. "However, economic activity rebounded strongly...
Pledging to provide “tangible benefits” for nations in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders of the Quad have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is their most significant move to date to counter China.The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and...
New Delhi: The US surpassed China to become India's top trading partner in 2021-22, reflecting strengthening economic ties between the two countries.According to the data of the commerce ministry, in 2021-22, the bilateral trade between the US and India stood at $119.42 billion as against $80.51 billion in 2020-21. Exports...