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Pakistan must address our concerns over cross-border terror: India

Pakistan must address our concerns over cross-border terror: India

NEW DELHI: Demanding redressal of its concerns over cross-border terrorism in an “effective and transparent” manner, India on Wednesday said it was necessary for a “comprehensive, serious and sustained” dialogue between India and Pakistan.
It also expressed willingness to look at existing bilateral visa agreement that was signed in 1974 to facilitate travel by bonafide businessmen from both the countries amid complaints by a Pakistani industry body that tough visa norms in India

Jamal runs hot as India and China bag tennis titles

GUANGZHOU: World champion Maryam Jamal comfortably defended her 1,500m Asian Games title on Tuesday as Somdev Devvarman and Peng Shuai delivered tennis gold to India and China.
The Ethiopian-born Jamal, running for Bahrain, lived up to her top billing on the track to win a slow-paced race she never looked like losing with Vietnam’s Truong Thanh Hang a shock silver medallist.
Jamal said she planned to bid for a golden double, as she did at the last Games in Doha four years

Ruthless India demolish NZ to win series

NAGPUR: India rode on some inspired spin bowling to thrash New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in the third and final Test on Tuesday and claim the series 1-0.
Spinners Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha and Suresh Raina shared seven wickets before paceman Ishant Sharma finished off the tail, bowling out New Zealand for 175 early into the second session on the fourth day of the match.
New Zealand started the day needing 349 runs to avoid an innings defeat after conceding a

Malik’s statement absolving India is his own opinion: FO

ISLAMABAD: Distancing itself from Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s recent statement in which he tacitly absolved India of involvement in terrorist acts on Pakistani soil, the Foreign Office on Monday said it could be the minister’s personal opinion but not Islamabad’s known stance on the contentious issue.
“The banned TTP, Al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi have joined hands and are using each other’s resources to carry out terrorist attacks in Pakistan,” Malik told reporters

Lin Dan tramples Lee, India dominate track

GUANGZHOU: Pumped-up Chinese superstar Lin Dan outplayed world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Asian Games badminton title Sunday as India dominated the track with two gold medals.
The popular Lin, who had won world and Olympic titles but never an Asian Games crown, was in top form in front of a vociferous home crowd to beat his Malaysian arch-rival 21-13, 15-21, 21-10.
His reaction on winning, ripping off his shirt and repeatedly punching the air shouting ‘yes, yes’,

Sandeep double takes India past Pakistan

GUANGZHOU: Sandeep Singh scored two goals as India stormed into the Asian Games men’s hockey semi-finals with a 3-2 win over Pakistan Saturday, their fourth success over their arch-rivals this year.
The penalty corner specialist slammed one in each half and Dharamvir Singh chipped in with the third goal as India recorded their third consecutive win in group B after an action-packed encounter.
India have nine points ahead of Sunday’s last league match against Japan, who are

India bans raunchy prime time reality TV shows

NEW DELHI: Indian regulators have ordered television channels not to broadcast reality shows before 11 pm over fears about their increasingly adult content, reports said.
Two hugely popular programmes — “Bigg Boss”, the local version of “Big Brother”, and “Rakhi ka Insaaf” — will be hit by the ruling from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The government and affected channels declined to confirm the crackdown, and the shows have continued to air in their regular prime

India PM denies ‘inaction’ over $40b telecom scam

NEW DELHI: India’s prime minister on Saturday denied accusations of inaction in a 40-billion-dollar telecoms scandal and promised that anyone found guilty of wrongdoing in the case would be punished.
Manmohan Singh is accused of failing to probe allegations that his telecoms minister sold second-generation (2G) mobile phone licences for a fraction of their value in 2008.
The scandal is seen by Indian commentators as the most serious crisis to be faced by the Congress-led

Kiwis chase history, India unruffled

NAGPUR: New Zealand will not be weighed down by history as they head into the series-deciding third and final Test against India, captain Daniel Vettori said Friday.
The Black Caps have only ever won two Tests in India, the last being a 136-run triumph in Mumbai in 1988.
With the first two matches of this series ending in draws, Vettori’s men have a rare opportunity to pull off a shock result and become the first New Zealand team to win a Test series here in eight attempts.

Telenor commits to India as telecom scandal grows

OSLO: Norway’s Telenor confirmed its commitment to India on Friday, even as a scandal over the awarding of licences roiled India’s government and telecom sector of its presence in the subcontinent.
“We are in India to compete and do business. We’re definitely a part of the mobile game in India,” Telenor spokesman Esben Tuman said. Shares in Telenor and other operators in India were lower on Friday as the scandal over the allocation of telecoms spectrum deepened, which a

NA unanimously opposes US support to India for UNSC seat

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing concern over the US support for India’s bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.
The House urged the international community to take notice of India’s human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. The joint resolution moved by Shahnaz Wazir Ali says, “This decision has grave ramifications for the direction and prospects of the system of multilateral cooperation as envisaged by the

India likely to lift ban on sugar export

NEW DELHI: India may soon permit unrestricted exports of sugar, in a move that could push New York futures from 30 year highs by eliminating uncertainty over the exportable surplus of the world’s second largest producer of the sweetener.
World markets are waiting for exports from India to fulfill rising demand from countries such as Pakistan, Indonesia and Russia, particularly when output from Brazil promises to be lower due to concerns over the weather. On Wednesday, the

Military to raise India UNSC seat issue with Petreaus

ISLAMABAD: The military leadership, perturbed over the US’s endorsement of India’s bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council, will raise this issue with General David Petreaus, commander of American and allied forces in Afghanistan, arriving in Pakistan on Thursday.
The government has already conveyed its annoyance over the US move to Washington through diplomatic channels but the country’s military brass will also take up this issue with the US military authorities

Cabinet slams US backing to India for UNSC slot

ISLAMABAD: Annoyed by the US backing for India’s bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council, Pakistan on Wednesday slammed the Obama administration for the decision warning it would have severe implications on regional peace and stability.
The federal cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, approved a resolution against the US move, calling it
“incomprehensible”. The resolution, approved on the eve of President Asif Ali Zardari’s

India creating an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan, says Musharraf

NEW YORK: Former president Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday said India was trying to create a hostile state in Afghanistan as he hit back at criticism of his country’s role in fighting extremists.
Musharraf, who is touring the United States as part of a comeback bid, said he has seen photographs of Kabul-based “Pakistan terrorists” – a likely reference to Balochistan separatists – meeting in India with intelligence agents.
“If I’m allowed to be very, very frank, India’s role in

Pakistan wants amicable solution to problems with India: Zardari

ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday again made it clear that Pakistan wanted to solve all problems with India amicably, including the lingering Kashmir dispute.
The president expressed these views while talking to a delegation of AJK journalists led by Central Union of Journalists Secretary General Aamir Qureshi at the Presidency.
Qureshi said that during the meeting, Zardari said that Kashmiris would not be left alone at any juncture, adding that

Bangladesh and India face Asian Games exits

GUANGZHOU: Defending champions Qatar were given an almighty fright by India on Tuesday before sending them to the verge of elimination from the Asian Games tournament, with Bangladesh also looking at an early trip home. India took the lead but the Qataris battled back to score twice in the last 10 minutes of their Group D game and secure a 2-1 win.
It left the Indians with no points and virtually no hope of qualifying for the knockout rounds. Singapore are also in trouble after