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India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US



Washington, India's plans to continue buying oil from Iran and its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia is "not helpful" and the US administration "reviews that very carefully", the State Department said, indicating possible action by Washington.

Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans

 

Washington, Jewellery thieves are targeting Indian Americans in the US, the police have said, adding that the community is being prayed upon because of the expensive jewellery associated with their customs and culture.

The police said the latest theft happened at a motel owned by an Indian American family in Norwalk city of Connecticut.

World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan

 

United Nations, The World Bank would soon approach India and Pakistan with a fresh initiative to resolve the Indus Water Treaty dispute, its President Jim Yong Kim has told Islamabad's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to a statement from Pakistan's UN Mission.

It said that Qureshi met Jim at the UN on Monday and complained to him about India's Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects asserting that they were violations of the 1960 treaty.

Indian arrested in Nepal with banned currency notes Indian arrested in Nepal with banned currency notes


Kathmandu, A 55-year-old Indian national has been arrested in Nepal's Kanchanpur district with banned Indian currency notes, the police said.

Pakistan denies opening Afghan trade route for India Pakistan denies opening Afghan trade route for India


Islamabad, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has dismissed reports that Islamabad has expressed readiness to talk on restoring the India-Afghanistan trade route through its territory.

"Pakistan has not agreed to consider Afghanistan-India trade through our land," the Foreign Office said on Sunday, quoting Qureshi.

Pakistan to continue water talks with India this week Pakistan to continue water talks with India this week



Islamabad, Pakistan will reiterate its serious objections over two water storage and hydropower projects being built by India during a meet with New Delhi this week in Lahore.

A government official told Dawn news on Sunday that Indian Water Commissioner P.K Saxena, along with a delegation, was expected to reach Lahore on Tuesday to begin the discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Syed Mehr Ali Shah from Wednesday.

Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters


Kathmandu, A newly-launched restaurant in the Nepalese capital is using robots as waiters under the slogan, "where food meets technology".

The Naulo Restaurant ("naulo" means new in Nepali) operates with the help of five robots, three named Ginger and two named Ferry, designed and manufactured by Paaila Technology, a Nepali company established by six young engineers, specializing in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

Trade talks with US constructive: China Trade talks with US constructive: China



Beijing, A new round of meetings between Beijing and Washington to seek a way out of the trade war has been constructive and will continue, Chinese authorities said on Friday.

At the invitation of the US, a Chinese delegation led by Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen held talks on Wednesday and Thursday with the US delegation in Washington headed by Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass, China's Commerce Ministry said in a statement.

Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him


Chandigarh, The row over Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Islamabad refused to die down with the former India cricketer seeking to underplay his hugging of the Pakistan Army chief and Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that those targeting Sidhu were doing great disservice to peace.

Afghan Taliban kidnap 170 passengers Afghan Taliban kidnap 170 passengers


Kabul, Taliban militants on Monday kidnapped 170 passengers after they launched an ambush on three buses on the highway connecting Kunduz province to Takhar, police said.

The Security Director of Kunduz Security Commandment, Safiullah Mahzon confirmed the incident and said the passengers were abducted from Khanabad district, reports Khaama News.

Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi

 

Colombo, Sri Lanka's Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors' security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi.

The decision was taken after discussions with the Chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Xinhua news agency quoted Jayasundara as saying.

Pakistan frees 30 Indian prisoners Pakistan frees 30 Indian prisoners



Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, in a goodwill gesture ahead of the country's Independence Day.

"This is a humanitarian gesture to mark the country's Independence Day on August 14," the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Bangladesh, Myanmar launch hotline to facilitate Rohingya return Bangladesh, Myanmar launch hotline to facilitate Rohingya return


Dhaka, Bangladesh and Myanmar have launched a hotline at the Foreign Ministerial level to facilitate "ease of discussions" for the early repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

A meeting was held between Myanmar Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor Kyaw Tint Swe and Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on Friday, bdnews24.com reported.

US Sikhs Disturbed by another Sikh being attacked in California in two days US Sikhs Disturbed by another Sikh being attacked in California in two days


Washington: Yesterday in Manteca, California, Sahib Singh was the victim of an attack while taking his morning walk. The 71-year-old Punjabi immigrant was assaulted causing him to hit the cement street and his turban to be violently ripped off. This sad act of cruelty is just the latest example of violence, bullying and abuse against Sikh Americans. Recently in Turlock, California, Surjit Singh Malhi was also brutally assaulted while putting up campaign yard signs in his local community. A video has gone viral of this elderly Sikh being beaten up.

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