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20-Sep-2018 Ludhiana

PAU Kisan App Launched At Kisan Mela

The PAU KIsan App was launched by the Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of PAU Sh VP SIngh Badnore during the Kisan Mela today. The App has  been introduced by the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, to address the queries of the farmers, equip...

20-Sep-2018 Ludhiana

Hamid Karzai Calls On Afghan Students Of PAU

In what could be termed as a delightful meeting with Afghan students studying at PAU, the former President of Afghanistan expressed his gratitude to the University authorities and the faculty for maintaining a close association with the Afghan students...

20-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump visits areas affected by Florence, promises residents aid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the two states most heavily affected by Hurricane Florence and promised that "a lot of money" will be coming from Washington and significant resources will be invested in reconstruction in the region, although he also...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Visit of President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to India on September 19, 2018 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The two leaders reviewed and positively assessed the progress of the multi-faceted India-Afghanistan...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

India committed to Afghan-led peace process : Narendra Modi

India on Wednesday reiterated its commitment and support to the Afghanistan government's efforts towards an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process.The two countries also agreed to strengthen their cooperation at various...

19-Sep-2018 Pyongyang

Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong-un sign summit agreement in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an agreement at the end of their summit talks here on Wednesday.The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at the North's state guesthouse Paekhwawon and broadcast live in Seoul.Details...

19-Sep-2018 Jerusalem

Israel 'regrets' Russian aircrew death in Syria : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to convey Israel's condolences to the death of Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces during an Israeli airstrike.The phone talk came after Syrian air defense missiles...

17-Sep-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan to present mini-budget on Tuesday : Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Finance Minister Asad Umer will present the Mini-Budget on Tuesday.During his meeting with the owners of Pakistani media outlets in the southern port city of Karachi, Imran Khan called for austerity measures...

15-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump tells aides to move ahead with $200 bn China tariffs

US President Donald Trump is urging his administration to move ahead with slapping tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to an official.However, the timing of an announcement remains unclear, CNN quoted spokeswoman Lindsay Walters as saying...

13-Sep-2018 Moscow

Russia is peace-loving state : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country was peace-loving and that the ongoing Vostok-2018 exercises deemed as the largest military drills since the Cold War, were aimed at developing its defence capabilities.Speaking at Tsugol, situated...

13-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump OKs sanctions on countries that interfere in US elections

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a decree authorizing sanctions for countries that attempt to influence the November mid-term elections, while his administration denounced possible attempts to do so from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.The...

13-Sep-2018 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Suu Kyi defends imprisonment of Reuters journalists

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday defended the seven-year jail terms handed to two Reuters journalists and said their convictions had nothing to do with freedom of expression.Suu Kyi made the remarks on the sidelines of the ongoing Asean World...

11-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for efforts to stem corruption

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for more efforts from member states to fight corruption.People across the world continue to express outrage at the corruption of their leaders, and at how deeply corruption is embedded in societies....

09-Sep-2018 United Nations

UN chief welcomes Horn of Africa rapprochement

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the visit by foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia to Djibouti, hailing it as "another important step" in the rapprochement among the countries in the Horn of Africa region.In a statement...

09-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump again asks Apple to start manufacturing in US

After Apple hinted at increasing the price of its products owing to tariffs on China, US President Donald Trump has once again asked the iPhone maker to shift manufacturing from Beijing to Washington.Apple has written a letter to the Trump administration,...

09-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump seeks to move past Stormy Daniels lawsuit

US President Donald Trump has sought to move past a lawsuit from pornstar Stormy Daniels, stating in a court filing that he would not seek to enforce a 2016 settlement agreement between Daniels and Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen.The so-called hush...

07-Sep-2018 Washington

Donald Trump moves to extend detention period for migrant children

US President Donald Trump has proposed to indefinitely extend the detention period for undocumented migrant children by abandoning a judicial agreement establishing a limit of 20 days after being apprehended.The government initiative would entail ending...

06-Sep-2018 Washington

Possible to meet Rouhani at UN : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said it is possible for him to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the UN.Speaking on Wednesday before a bilateral meeting with Kuwait's visiting Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Trump said "anything...

03-Sep-2018 Beijing

Xi Jinping announces $60 bn for Africa

China will extend a total of $60 billion of financing to Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Monday.The financing will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies,...

31-Aug-2018 Kathmandu

India, Nepal sign railway line survey agreement

In what can be seen as a major boost to regional connectivity, India and Nepal on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here on preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey of the proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu railway line as Indian Prime Minister...

31-Aug-2018 Kathmandu

Narendra Modi inaugurates Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today jointly inaugurated the Pashupatinath Dharmashala in  Kathmandu, with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri K.P. Oli.Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that he feels the love and affection of the people...

31-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump demands firing of presidents of two TV networks

US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded the firing of the presidents of two key US television networks -- CNN and NBC -- whom he accused of being biased against him.Specifically, Trump took to Twitter to call for CNN President Jeff Zucker, who has...

31-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to intervene in Justice Department, FBI

US President Donald Trump warned the Department of Justice and the FBI that he will intervene if they failed to do their jobs.The President on Thursday lashed out at the agencies and the media during a rally in Evansville, Indiana, aimed at improving Republican...

30-Aug-2018 Washington

NAFTA talks with Canada going very well : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that negotiations with Canada to incorporate it into the revised North American Free Trade Agreement are going "very well", and he revealed that he spoke this week with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau."I...

30-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump announces White House counsel to quit in fall

US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday on Twitter that White House counsel Don McGahn, who has played a key role in defending the President in the Russia probe, will leave his post in the fall.McGahn, who began serving as White House counsel in...

29-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Donald Trump warns Google, Facebook & Twitter over fake news

US President Donald Trump issued another veiled threat to Google and social media giants Facebook and Twitter over fake news, stating that these companies are "treading on very, very troubled territory".These tech platforms should "better be careful, because...

28-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump issues statement after ignoring McCain questions

US President Donald Trump offered brief praised for the late Republican Senator John McCain, who passed away on August 25, in a statement after responding only with silence to questions about the Vietnam War veteran turned politician."Despite our differences...

28-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Muslim countries failed to tackle blasphemous content : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the absence of an international policy against the generation of blasphemous content is a "collective failure" on part of the Muslim countries.Addressing the Senate for the first time as Prime Minister, Khan on...

24-Aug-2018 Washington

US attorney general hits back at Trump

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has responded to President Donald Trump's latest attack on him by insisting that the justice department he heads will not bend to political pressure.The apparent rebuke of Trump came after the President said Sessions was...

23-Aug-2018 Washington

Impeach me and the market will crash : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump, responding to speculation that he might be impeached, has warned that the "market would crash" by any such move and "everyone would turn poor".Trump's comments to Fox & Friends came after his longtime lawyer and aide Michael...

21-Aug-2018 Islamabad

People targeting Sidhu doing disservice to peace : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending his oath taking and called those targeting him in India as "doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinent".Sidhu faced flak in India for hugging...

21-Aug-2018 Chandigarh

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

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...

21-Aug-2018 Singapore

Myanmar working with UN for Rohingya repatriation : Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that her country was working with the UN to allow the safe return of the minority Rohingya refugees who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following Army offensives in 2017.In a televised conference in Singapore,...

20-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump vows 'no concessions' to Turkey over US pastor

US President Donald Trump has insisted he will not back down in a standoff with Turkey over a detained US pastor."I think it's very sad what Turkey is doing," he said. "I think they're making a terrible mistake. There will be no concessions."He said he...

19-Aug-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani urges boost ties with Pakistan under Imran Khan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, state TV reported.In his message, Rouhani said that Iran was ready to expand cooperation with Pakistan, expressing hope that the two countries...

19-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Donald Trump accuses social media of being unfair to conservatives

After lambasting certain mainstream media houses for producing what he calls "fake news" for quite some time now, US President Donald Trump has now accused social media platforms of discriminating against Republican and conservative voices.But the Trump administration,...

18-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another...

18-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan swears in Pakistan’s new prime minister

Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister today, nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics.Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was administered the oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at...

17-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.Khan, 65, secured 176 votes out of...

15-Aug-2018 Islamabad

PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's Parliament on Wednesday, beating PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, who was fielded by an alliance of the opposition parties.Qaiser...

14-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades."The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the most significant investment in our military...

13-Aug-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes rallies against nation-state law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized rallies that took place in Tel Aviv against a controversial law recently approved by parliament declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.Netanyahu was referring to a rally organized...

09-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has said that his party wants to build a relationship with the US based on trust and mutual respect.Speaking to Acting US Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover who called on him...

08-Aug-2018 Tokyo

N.Korea must denuclearize verifiably, irreversibly : UN Chief

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday stressed the need for North Korea to commit to dismantling its nuclear weapons through a "verifiable and irreversible" process.Guterres arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday night to participate in a ceremony to...

07-Aug-2018 United Nations

UN chief condoles deaths in Indonesia quake

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed condolence over the devastating loss of life, injuries and damage caused by the earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island.In a statement on Monday through UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq, Guterres...

07-Aug-2018 Tehran

US to regret for re-imposing sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has said that the Iranians would make the US regret for re-imposing sanctions against the Islamic republic."Through unity and solidarity, the Iranians will weather away the return of sanctions," Rouhani said on Monday, Xinhua...

05-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump launches new round of attacks on media

US President Donald Trump has launched a new round of attacks against the US media, accusing them of being able to "cause war".In a flurry of tweets on Sunday, the President continued to cast the media as the "enemy of the people," saying "They purposely...

03-Aug-2018 Washington

Donald Trump blasts media in rally

US President Donald Trump blasted the media and "fake news" at a rally in Pennsylvania after a row between the White House Press Secretary and a CNN reporter.The rally on Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre took place just hours after White House Press Secretary...

31-Jul-2018 Washington

3D printing of guns doesn't make sense : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the 3D printing of plastic guns "doesn't seem to make much sense" after his administration reached a legal agreement with a group promoting this activity."I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already...

31-Jul-2018 United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for efforts to end human trafficking

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for global efforts to end the scourge of human trafficking.In a message on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which falls on July 30, Guterres said that human trafficking knows no borders."Human...

29-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan striving to garner numbers to form government

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emerged as the single largest party but short of simple majority in the National Assembly elections, was yet to seek formal support from smaller parties or Independents to form the next government.Earlier, the party...

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