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Even after Imran-Trump meeting, US cuts Pakistan’s aid by $440 million – 2 min read

Washington: The US has cut its aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by $440 million, bringing its commitments to just $4.1 billion. The decision to cut Pakistan’s economic assistance was officially conveyed to Islamabad about three weeks before the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the US, the Express Tribune reported. The aid was disbursed under Pakistan […]

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Trump asks Imran Khan to reduce tensions with India through dialogue – 2 min read

New Delhi:  US President Donald Trump has stressed upon the need for bilateral dialogue to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the White House said on Saturday. Trump’s observation came during a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, hours before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) […]

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India, China no longer growing nations, won’t let them ‘take advantage’ from WTO: Trump – 2 Min Read

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that India and China are no longer “growing nations”, claiming that they are “taking advantage” of the tag from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and warned that he will not let it happen anymore. “They (WTO) view certain countries like China, India… as growing nations. Well, they have grown, […]

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‘Trump’s Kashmir mediation not on table anymore’

Washington (2 MIN READ): India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said that American President Donald Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir was “not on the table anymore” and “unlikely to happen”, a media report said on Tuesday. When asked about the prospect during a Fox News interview on Monday night, Shringla said: “President Trump […]

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State Department now backs Trump’s claim on Kashmir mediation

New York: The State Department now appears to stand behind US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate or arbitrate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, moving away from a Department official’s clarification that it considered it a bilateral issue. Asked by a reporter if there has been […]

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No question of accepting mediation on Kashmir: Rajnath

New Delhi:  Amid uproar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Wednesday that there is “no question of accepting anybody’s mediation on the Kashmir issue” but Congress members walked out demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha that External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s assertion that Modi did not ask […]