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Pakistan PM hopes US-Taliban talks end Afghan suffering


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that he hoped the Islamabad-backed US-Taliban negotiations, held in the UAE, would bring an end to "almost three decades of suffering of the brave Afghan people".

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China a disruptive force in Indo-Pacific region: US Pacific Command chief

US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris on Thursday called China a "disruptive force" in the Indo-Pacific region, while Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pointed out towards increasing presence of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean.

Terrorism mother of all disruptions: Sushma Swaraj

Asserting that having radically divergent views of how the world runs is likely to enhance disruptive tendencies, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said terrorism is the mother of all disruptions today.

Myanmar plans to extradite extremists from Bangladesh

Myanmar's Foreign Ministry has informed Bangladesh of its possible extradition of some members of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremists, media reports on Wednesday said.

Over 1 million Rohingyas registered in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi immigration authorities have registered more than a million Rohingyas -- or around 95 per cent of the estimated Muslim minority members living in refugee camps in the country, an official said on Wednesday.

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Fighting the climate change apocalypse: West should practise what it preaches

The Pew study survey found that 24 percent of Indians believe that technology can solve the climate-change problem – and definitely that's the way forward as technology is bringing down the price of green energy. And China and India can make the most significant contributions as they leap-frog to greener technologies –


Indian government appoints new Chief Economic Advisor

The Indian government has appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as its new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in place of Arvind Subramanian, who left the post in July this year.