India seeks UN sanctions on Afghan terror funding


India has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC to use sanctions to cripple the source of funds for terrorists in Afghanistan, many of whom have safe havens across the border in Pakistan. India has urged the UNSC to consider the Resolution 1988 sanctions regime which was adopted in 2011....

No 'ethnic cleansing' against Muslims: Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador


Myanmar’s UN ambassador has insisted that there is no “ethnic cleansing” or 'genocide' taking place against Muslims in the Rakhine state. He said, “The leaders of Myanmar, who have long been striving for freedom and human rights, will never espouse such policies." He also stated...

‘Newton’ becomes India’s official entry to Oscars


The Hindi film "Newton", based on the foibles of Indian democracy, has been chosen unanimously by the FFI's selection committee to represent India at the 90th Academy Awards next year. In the movie, the lead character, Rajkumar Rao plays the role of an earnest poll officer who is determined...

CBI has evidence of Karti Chidambaram's foreign bank accounts


The CBI on Friday informed the SC that P Chidambaram's son Karti, contrary to his claim that he had only one foreign bank account, had several such accounts which he tried to close during his last visit to the UK. However, Karti's counsel Kapil Sibal has accused the CBI of attempting...

BRICS countries should condemn efforts to support terrorism: Sushma Swaraj


In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said militants continue to find shelter in countries that use terrorism as an “instrument of state policy”. Stating that the terror groups draw their sustenance from support systems in South Asia, she...

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