Sushma to grant medical visa to 2 Pak nationals for liver transplant in India

Sushma to grant medical visa to 2 Pak nationals for liver transplant in India

Continuing her humanitarian gesture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday announced that two Pakistani nationals will be given visa for undergoing liver transplant surgeries in India. The minister said that she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad to give visa to Naseem Akhtar, a Pakistani woman, for her liver transplant surgery in

World Bank lowers India’s growth forecast

India’s GDP may slow from 8.6 per cent in 2015 to 7.0 per cent in 2017 because of disruptions by demonetisation and the GST, the World Bank has forecast and warned that subdued private investment due to internal bottlenecks could put downside pressures on the country’s potential growth. The International Monetary Fund yesterday also lowered

Pakistan military admits ISI has links to militants

Pakistan’s military on Thursday admitted that its Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has links to “militants”, saying this does not mean it supports terrorist organisations, while also asserting that Milli Muslim League — the political wing of banned Jamaat-ud Dawa — is free to contest elections. Milli Muslim League, which draws support from Mumbai attack mastermind

Pak’s ISI has ties with ‘terrorist groups’: US military official

A top United States military officer has accused Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of having ties with ‘terrorist groups’. “It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” The Hill quoted Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as saying to the Senate

Indo-Japan ties unnerve China

Japan’s proposals to invest in infrastructure projects such as road connectivity and electricity in India’s northeast have rattled China which said on Friday that is opposed to any foreign investment in what it called a “disputed” region. China also said that it is against any third party’s involvement in resolving its border disputes with India.

Gunmen kill 4 minority Shias in Pakistan

Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed four Shia Muslims in an apparent sectarian attack. Police officer Mohammad Khan said on Monday that two other people were wounded in the overnight shooting near Quetta, in the southwestern Baluchistan province. Those killed were members of the Shia Hazara, a minority group in Pakistan and Afghanistan.