Sharif spoke at UN like Hizbul supreme commander: Ram Madhav

New Delhi : BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke at the United Nations General Assembly like the "supreme commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen" and not the leader of his country.

"The Pakistan PM at the UN did not talk like the supreme commander of Pakistan, but as supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen," Ram Madhav told reporters here.

Madhav, who is in charge of Bharatiya Janata Party's affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, also accused Sharif of "openly campaigning for terror commanders".

President greets Saudi Arabia on its National Day

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings to the King and people of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of their National Day, observed on September 23.

In a message to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the President underlined the "millennia-old cultural and economic exchanges underpinned by extensive people-to-people contacts" between the two nations.

Sharif presents dossier on rights violations in Kashmir

New York : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a dossier containing details of violations in Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The Prime Minister on Wednesday night apprised Ban of the plight of the Kashmiri people who he said were victims of Indian brutality in the region which have continued unabated since the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani which sparked violent protests and clashes, Dawn online reported.

Complete speech of Nawaz Shareef at UN General Assembly and India’s strong rebuttal

By TCN News,

Full text of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Speech at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly on September 21, 2016

Mr President,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen.

We congratulate Mr Peter Thomson on his election as President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly. We agree that implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda should be the focus of this Session.

Sharif rakes up Kashmir at UNGA, says Burhan Wani symbol of 'Kashmiri intifada'

United Nations : As expected, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday majorly raised the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly, saying that Pakistan fully supports Kashmiris' right to self-determination and demanded an "independent enquiry" into the "extrajudicial killings" in Kashmir.

Sharif said that Hizbul militant Burhan Wani, whose killing on July 8 sparked off the current unrest in the Kashmir valley, had become "the symbol of the new Kashmiri intifada that was led by common Kashmiris".

Bangladesh to work with Myanmar on Rohingya issues: Hasina

New York : Bangladesh, which has over 500,000 Muslim Rohingyas residing in its refugee camps, has said it is looking forward to working with Myanmar to find a permanent solution to the issue.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this in her address at the UN General Assembly 'Leaders' Summit on Refugees'.

In her address at the summit hosted by US President Barack Obama, Hasina said she was 'already in touch' with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Press Secretary to the PM Ihsanul Karim was quoted as saying by bdnews.24.


Transparency, civic participation vital for democracy, say leaders at UN

United Nations : Transparency and civic participation in decision-making are vital for democracy, the economy and sustainable development, government and civil society leaders said on Tuesday as they celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) here.

"Democracy has become quite fragile, quite vulnerable," French President Francois Hollande said. "The real peril (to democracy) is indifference, and that happens when decisions are made without the people.


'Muslims Get Out' sign owner invited to mosque

Washington : The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) said they were reaching out to a business owner who put up a "Muslims Get Out" sign outside his restaurant to invite him to mosque.

The hope is that by giving Treats Family Restaurant owner Dan Ruedinger an opportunity to come to a mosque and interact with Muslims, he will learn more about Islam and the local Muslim community, reported on Tuesday.

Review meeting discusses Pakistan bid to internationalise Kashmir

New Delhi : A review meeting on Tuesday convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the wake of Uri terror attack is learnt to have discussed expected efforts by Pakistan to internationalise the Kashmir problem using Kashmiri diaspora.

Britain, Bangladesh, Armenia condemn Uri terror attack

New Delhi : Britain, Bangladesh and Armenia on Tuesday joined the international community in condemning Sunday's cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on an Indian army base at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that left 18 soldiers dead.

"The UK condemn all forms of terrorism, and stands shoulder to shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism and in bringing perpetrators to justice," Britain said in its statement, according to a tweet by Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup