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India’s Modi govt to handover Mumbai’s Jinnah House to ministry

MUMBAI: Indian government has been in a process to handover historic Jinnah House of Mumbai to the country's Ministry of External Affairs, Indian media reports said. External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj has said that her ministry was in the process of getting Jinnah House. The palatial bungalow at Mumbai sea front owned by Pakistan's founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, being transferred to the ministry. Swaraj, in a letter to Mumbai BJP legislator Mangal Prabhat Lodha, also said that her…

‘Unable to attend Kartarpur border ceremony’: Sushma thanks Pakistan for invite

KARACHI: Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Saturday excused herself from attending the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Border, without giving any specific reason, ARY News reported. In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj thanked her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi for inviting her to attend the ceremony, but she said she was unable to travel to Kartarpur border on the scheduled date. She said the Indian side would be represented by her colleagues Union Cabinet Minister of Food…

‘No’ to meeting, Yes for ‘family photo’: Qureshi, Sushma clicked together at SCO

TAJIKISTAN: They may have cancelled bilateral meet in the wake of political tensions between their countries, but their presence in the same photoframe featuring leaders of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was inevitable. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj are in the news again, but not for any hostile happening. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted the picture of SCO leaders and captioned it: "SCO family photograph - as they say…

Sikh community protests against India following Sushma Swaraj’s UNGA speech

NEW YORK: The Sikh community protested outside the monumental building of United Nations (UN) Headquarters following Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's striking speech at the UN General Assembly session on Saturday.    Railing against India, the Sikh community raised slogans in favor of Khalistan and giving it a status of a new state. The activists reminded India that their atrocities over Sikhs can not last longer, "the day is not far when a new state of Sikhs will be established". Calling Indian…

At UNGA, India’s Sushma Swaraj accuses Pakistan of sabotaging peace talks

NEW YORK: During her speech at the 3rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, India's Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tried to mislead the international community by accusing Pakistan of sabotaging all opportunities for peace talks, ARY News reported. "We are accused of sabotaging the process of talks. This is a complete lie. We believe that talks are the only rational means to resolve the most complex of disputes. Talks with Pakistan have begun many times. If they stopped, it was only because of…

Sushma Swaraj evades encounter with Shah Mahmood Qureshi at UN

UNITED NATIONS: As both the neighboring countries having their relation at a new low, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reportedly avoided any contact with her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi as the two leaders attended a meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. It was expected that the two leaders would exchange pleasantries when they come face-to-face at the meeting, but it happened contrary to all the speculations. A report from…

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet in US

NEW DELHI: The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this month, the Indian foreign ministry said on Thursday. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had written to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, suggesting their foreign ministers meet in New York to try to break an impasse in ties. Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said New Delhi had agreed to a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi.…

No meeting with Indian FM Swaraj finalized yet: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said no formal communications have so far been held between Islamabad and New Delhi over opening of Kartarpur Corridor, but Pakistan is open on this issue. Responding to a question during his weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said no meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Shusma Swaraj has yet been finalized. However, talks in this regard are continuing. Replying to another question, the Spokesperson said next meeting of Afghanistan-Pakistan…

Maria Abdullah is urging you to help her husband, Aleem Junejo, get a lung transplant

Karachi: Maria Abdullah is urging all Pakistanis to help her husband Aleem Junejo get a lung transplant; a medical facility sadly, still not available in Pakistan.  It all started four months ago, when one fine day Aleem fell ill and hardly after 10 days of his illness Aleem was diagnosed with an end stage lungs' infection. Junejo, suffering from Kartagener's syndrome, a rare genetic disorder is in urgent need of a lung transplant for which the couple has to look for international help. If not treated on time, the disease…

Two men set off bomb in Indian restaurant in Canada; 15 wounded

TORONTO: Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said. The bombt went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at about 10:30 p.m local time. Fifteen people were taken to hospital, three of them with critical injuries, the Peel Regional Paramedic Service said in a Tweet. The two male suspects fled after detonating their improvised explosive device, Peel Regional Police said in a Tweet. No…