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  • India eyes FDI to revive sinking railway sector

    Railway and security officials are conspicuous by their absence and there is no one to check the hooliganism...

    Railway ministers have for years been announcing non-viable projects in politically important constituencies, introducing trains to their hometowns, without even studying the viability of the new launches...

  • India crash raises concerns of underinvestment in railway as toll hits 142

    The death toll from India's rail disaster rose to 142 on Monday after workers toiled through the night removing victims from the wreckage, with grim warnings that more bodies were trapped inside...

    There was little hope of finding survivors among the mangled remains of 14 carriages, which came off the tracks in northern India on Sunday in a rural district of Uttar Pradesh state...

  • Islamabad welcomes Putin's offer to mediate between Pakistan and India

    The Foreign Office (FO) during a weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to mediate between India and Pakistan...

    FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told the press that Pakistan had recently established high-level contact with Russia, adding that Pakistan welcomed Putin's offer to ease tensions between the two countries...

  • Deadlock persists between India and Pakistan over cricket series

    LAHORE: Deadlock over bilateral series persisted when top officials of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met in Dubai on Monday...

    The two boards defended their respective stance on the legal notice sent to the BCCI by the PCB, claiming financial losses of over US$60 million, for not honouring memorandums of understanding signed between them...

  • Tension simmers between Pakistan, India interior ministers at Saarc meet in capital

    ISLAMABAD: The interior ministers of both Pakistan and India made critical remarks apparently aimed at each other’s governments on the second day of a Saarc conference here on Thursday, as tensions between the two neighbouring countries run high in the aftermath of weeks-long violence in India-held Kashmir...

    In his address to the Saarc interior ministers’ conference, India’s home minister made a direct jibe aimed at the Pakistani...

  • US seeks ‘greater dialogue’ between Pakistan, India

    WASHINGTON: The United States is urging ‘greater dialogue’ between Pakistan and India as relations between the two nuclear neighbours continue to deteriorate...

    At a news briefing, a State Department official urged Pakistan to act against all terrorist groups, including those involved in cross-border operations in the region...

  • US urges amicable solution of Indus Waters Treaty dispute between India, Pakistan

    US Secretary of State John Kerry made a telephone call to the Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Thursday night in which he said United States was aware of Pakistan’s complaint against India's alleged violation of Indus Waters Treaty, said a statement issued by the government on Friday...

    The finance minister mentioned it to John Kerry that Indus Waters Treaty is an international commitment and it is the responsibility of the World...

  • Basit calls for talks between Pakistan, India

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has called for “result-oriented engagement” between Islamabad and New Delhi in order for them to establish a durable peace in the region...

    In an interview with Indian Express daily, Mr Basit said Pakistan did not see dialogue as a favour that could be extended by one country to another...

  • Iran offers to mediate between Pakistan and India

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday said Iran is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India over the long standing issue of Kashmir, reported DawnNews...

    "The bond we have with India and Pakistan is important to us, we hope for the best for both countries," said Zarif who was on a visit to New Delhi where the Heart of Asia ministerial conference is taking place...

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