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‘China, India should not allow any individual case to disrupt bilateral ties’

PTI Beijing As Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit India later this year for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China has said the two neighbours should not allow any “individual case at certain time” to disrupt the bilateral relations and take more initiatives to move forward the bilateral ties in a steady and sound …

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Will ensure Pak’s action against terror outfits not ‘window dressing’: US

PTI Washington The US is not taking at face value Pakistan’s actions against terrorists outfits, including the arrest of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, and will ensure that these steps are made “irreversible and sustainable” and not just “window dressing”, the White House has said ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first meeting with President Donald Trump. A senior Trump …

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Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move

AP Tehran A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz was in response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier. Spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, was quoted in the semi-official Fars news agency saying “the rule of reciprocal action is …

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Indian-origin woman sentenced for smuggling

PTI New York A 51-year old Indian-origin woman was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment and ordered to forfeit more than US$ 7 million for her role in smuggling hundreds of undocumented people, primarily from India, into the US in exchange for fees ranging from approximately US$ 28,000 to US$ 60,000 per person. In June last year, Hema Patel pleaded guilty …

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Eight killed in blast near Kabul University

AFP Kabul At least eight people were killed and dozens more wounded Friday when a bomb detonated near a major university in Kabul while students were waiting to take an exam, officials said. The blast comes amid an unending wave of violence across Afghanistan, where civilians are being killed every day in the country’s gruelling conflict, now in its 18th …

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US company asked to pay US$ 58,815 in back wages

PTI Washington A US company has been asked to pay US$ 58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by the Trump administration. The H-1B visa programme allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the US on a non-immigrant basis in …

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H-1B visa fee used to fund apprentice programme: Commerce secretary

PTI Washington The US is financing its ambitious apprentice programme to close the skills gap amongst Americans from funds generated by the H-1B visa fee, said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The H-1B visa programme allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in the US on a non-immigrant basis in specialty occupations or as fashion models of distinguished merit and ability. …

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Pak’s ex-prime minister Abbasi arrested

PTI Lahore Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Thursday arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team intercepted Abbasi’s car at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore and arrested him. He initially resisted the arrest but eventually conceded. Abbasi, who served as …

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Easter Sunday attack suspects should be hanged: Sirisena

PTI Colombo Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has demanded death sentence to all the suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, amid his differences with the governing coalition over reintroduction of capital punishment after four decades. Sirisena said the move to bring in a motion in Parliament to abolish the capital punishment is a move to prevent the …

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Israel inks US$ 50 mn deal with India

PTI Jerusalem State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Wednesday said it has inked a follow-up deal worth US$ 50 million to supply complementary Naval MRSAM (medium range surface-to-air missile) systems to the Indian Navy and the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders. As per the agreement, signed this week, the IAI will provide complementary systems for the air defence system (ADS). “The deal …

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