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Imran’s Multiplying Woes

Importantly Imran’s visit came just days before the Chinese President’s visit to India and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting which would evaluate Pakistan’s compliance with its own commitments and decide whether it would be pushed from ‘grey’ to the ‘black’ list. It was natural to expect that in their meetings with top Chinese leadership, both Mr. Khan and Gen. Bajwa would dwell on the Kashmir issue and send out a message that the two countries were still on the same page. However, to the credit of President Xi, he did not take up the Kashmir issue at all during the informal summit meeting with Prime Minister Modi at Mamallapuram.

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Debutant Ajay Sarkaria a director’s delight; Ardab Mutiyaran releasing Oct 18

Ajay can easily be labelled as an actor who looked completely at ease right from the clap sound.  The comfort that Ajay has shown while facing the camera comes very rare and he is surely going to be a director’s delight. Having learnt the nuances of acting from the Theatre and Cinema from Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, this 28-year-old Law student from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Ajay Sarkaria is all set to create waves  in the Punjabi movie industry.

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Refugees gets assurance from Indian MEA on Visa Issues

The issue of asylum seekers, especially Punjabis, wishing to go back to their country has been a point of discussion for many years now.
PTC Bureau Chief in USA Dr. Sukhpal Singh Dhanoa raised the issue with Indian Minister for External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Wednesday.
To pointed questions on the progress made to grant visas and passports to those who had sought asylum in other countries post 1984, Jaishankar said the “work is already underway”.

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Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora is the new IAF vice-chief

New Delhi, October 1: Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora, who has a total flying experience of over 2,600 hours, was on Tuesday appointed the new vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Arora succeeds Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria who was appointed the new IAF chief on Monday. Prior to being appointed the vice […]

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SC gives Centre 4 weeks to respond to pleas on J-K status

New Delhi, October 1: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to respond in four weeks to petitions challenging the change in constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir following dilution of Article 370. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice NV Ramana gave one week to the petitioners for filing their rejoinders. The Bench […]

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NRC to be implemented in West Bengal, asserts Amit Shah

Kolkata, October 1: Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Tuesday the Centre will extend the National Register of Citizens to West Bengal but before that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be passed to accord Indian citizenship to all Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist refugees. Addressing a seminar on the controversial NRC, which has hitherto been […]

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Young Indians and Pakistanis to advocate peace through their paintings for a peace calendar

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an Indo-Pak Friendship initiative has invited entries for its 8th Peace calendar that includes twelve paintings (six from India and six from Pakistan) made by young students of both countries on the theme ‘India-Pakistan Peace and Friendship’. Since last seven years, these peace calendars are being released annually and brings a message of 365 days of peace. Students from both sides of border, though usually don’t get a chance to meet each other, but express their dreams and desire through these paintings which Aaghaz-e-Dosti term ‘Paintings of Hope’.

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Qureshi highlights Pak ‘legal case’ on J-K Issue before UN

Islamabad, September 25: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to the UN Secretary General and President of the UN Security Council highlighting Pakistan’s legal case on the Jammu and Kashmir issue. The Foreign Office said in a statement on Wednesday that the letter, along with a detailed factsheet and comprehensive annexures highlighted the […]

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RBI refutes social media messages on closure of commercial banks

Mumbai, September 25: The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said no commercial banks were going to be shut. Reacting to information being shared on social media, Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar described such messages as “mischievous” saying the government was in process of strengthening public sector banks by infusing capital in them. “Reports appearing in some […]

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Modi sells ‘never-before opportunities’ in India to world’s major businesses

New Delhi, September 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the world’s major businesses on Wednesday that India today offered a never-before opportunities to invest and that the most politically-stable government in decades had the “capability, courage and conditions” to provide investment security and a guarantee of safe growth. Delivering the keynote address at the Bloomberg […]

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