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Pakistan requests ICJ to accelerate hearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

Pakistan requests ICJ to accelerate hearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

The ICJ has asked Pakistan not execute Jadhav pending final proceedings after India approached it demanding immediate suspension of the death sentence given to Jadhav. However, the federal government has not taken any decision about replacing Khawar Quraishi. Former Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir believes that the case would provide an opportunity to Pakistan to expose India's involvement in terrorism and subversive activities.


Election Commission's all-party meet on EVMs underway

Election Commission's all-party meet on EVMs underway

Sixteen opposition parties had told the Commission that it should revert to the paper ballot system, claiming that the faith of the people has "eroded" in the machines. The EC subsequently pointed out that the hacking of any device that looks like an EVM does not mean that an EVM is hackable or has been hacked. On Thursday, the Aam Aadmi Party threw a fresh challenge before the poll panel and said that given a chance it could prove how voting machines used in the Assembly polls were ...


China hints it may block India's path to NSG seat again

China hints it may block India's path to NSG seat again

Ahead of the next NSG plenary session, official sources say, India has renewed its efforts to become a member of the 48-nation group by engaging with all member countries, but resistance from China remains despite the pro-India push from other key players such as the U.S., the UK, France and Russian Federation.


Tillerson says North should 'trust us for once'

Tillerson says North should 'trust us for once'

On Sunday, North Korea launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the U.S. A senior North Korean diplomat has said Pyongyang is also open to having talks with Washington under the right conditions. Before the launch of North Korea's most powerful missile, an intermediate-missile called Musudan was believed to be the most powerful one.