India, Pakistan clash at UN over Kashmir

New York/New Delhi: India and Pakistan clashed at the UN General Assembly after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up Kashmir in his address, terming the issue "the most persistent failure" of the UN. India hit back, saying Kashmir was unresolved because Pakistan has continuously chosen to disregard its commitments, including the most recent one at Ufa in Russia.

India also gave a rebuttal to Sharif's proposal to de-militarise Kashmir, asking that Pakistan needs to first "de-terrorise" the state.

How did Mina Stampede happen - Who is Responsible for it - Saudi Arabia or Africans or Iranians or God or No One..?

By Dr.Ajmal

769 Haj piligrims died in the Mina Stampede, and the preceding week around 107 died in the Crane Crash in Mecca - tragedies which have marred the recent history of uneventful Haj. This year is considered to be one of the worst in the last 25 years of Haj history. The toll is to expected to raise as hundreds more are critically injured.

Migrant camp near Italy-France border dismantled

Rome: A migrant camp in Italy's coastal city of Ventimiglia close to the French border has been dismantled.

The camp was dismantled on Wednesday and police said a dozen migrants were arrested, including a Bosnian national wanted under an international arrest warrant. Migrants and activists were taken to the local police station for identification.

Some migrants evicted from the camp went to a nearby Red Cross centre.

The camp was cleared because its occupants were using electricity and water without paying for it, a police spokesman said.

India, China growth will help dream of Asian century: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the growth of India and China presents an opportunity to realise our dream of an Asian century.

He greeted the people of China on their National Day.

In his message, Modi said: "There have been strong linkages between our nations for years. Together we can make this world a much better place. The growth of India and China offers a great opportunity to realise our dream of an Asian century."

Pakistan once again misusing UNGA, distorting reality: India

New York/New Delhi : In a strong rebuttal of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's anti-India statement at the UN General Assembly, India on Thursday expressed regret that Pakistan has "once again chosen to misuse" the floor of the world body to "distort reality and portray a false picture of the challenges in our region".

Bangladesh qualify for ICC Champions Trophy

Dhaka: Bangladesh's breakout year in one-day cricket has earned them a place in the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006, the International Cricket Council confirmed on Wednesday.

Bangladesh has replaced the West Indies among the eight sides to contest the 2017 tournament, which will be played in England, reported

India needs to make full use of Iranian n-deal: President

Chandigarh: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India needs to make full use of the opportunities offered by the recent Iranian nuclear deal, including pursuing the TAPI pipeline project and reviving the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline.

A report of the Sir Syed Day in the San Francisco Bay Area

Amnesty International calls for action against solitary confinement of 26/11 accused

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Amnesty International, a global Human Rights Watchdog has criticized solitary confinement of Zabiuddin Ansari, a 26/11 terror attack case accused by Mumbai Central Prison and has called for action to end it.

Ansari, 35 is lodged in Mumbai Central Prison under solitary confinement since last 33 months and after finding no relief from various courts he has gone on hunger strike from August 5, 2015.

US airstrikes kill 16 Taliban militants in Afghanistan

Kabul: At least 16 Taliban militants, including their chief Maulavi Salam, were killed in US airstikes in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, country's intelligence agency said on Wednesday.

"Taliban chief Maulavi Salam, who was actively coordinating the attack in Kunduz city, along with 15 other militants, was killed in an airstike in Kunduz," Khaama press cited the National Directorate for Security (NDS) statement.

The air attack was conducted in close coordination with the NDS, the statement said but did not disclose the exact time of the raid.