Govt asks PSBs to withdraw cash abroad so Cairn can’t seize it

The Union government has asked state-run banks to withdraw funds from their foreign currency accounts abroad, reports said, as New Delhi fears Cairn Energy may try to seize the cash after an arbitration ruling in a tax dispute. Continue Reading

Pakistan to host SAARC virtual conference on COVID-19

Pakistan will host a virtual conference of Ministers and senior officials from 8-member South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) today to discuss a common strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. Continue Reading

After Modi’s visit, Rudra meditation cave becomes new tourist destination

From a dismal solitary booking to 78 bookings – the Rudra meditation cave in Kedarnath visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been pre-booked for the first time, according to official figures. Continue Reading

Keen to resume ferry service with India, says Lankan Minister

Sri Lanka is keen to resume ferry service with India to boost tourism and hopes the initiative will be made before this year-end, a Sri Lankan Minister said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Chidambaram slams BJP over Article 370 abrogation in J&K

The Former union minister said the Modi government had used muscle power in the Jammu and Kashmir issue and would not have taken away the special status had it been a Hindu-dominated State. Continue Reading

Rajinikanth hails Amit Shah over j&k initiative

Top film actor Rajinikanth on Sunday lauded Union Home Minister Amit Shah for abrogating Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and described the Narendra Modi-Shah duo as “Krishna and Arjuna.” Continue Reading

India rejects Pakistan report claiming ready for talks

India today rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from their counterparts in that country. Continue Reading