South Asia

Abe was ‘phenomenal’, believed in India-Japan friendship, recalls Modi as he pays tribute

TOKYO: Shinzo Abe “was a great leader, a phenomenal individual and someone who believed in India-Japan friendship”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled on Tuesday as he offered tribute to the slain former Japanese premier at his state funeral in Tokyo. Representatives from over 100 countries, including more than 20 heads of state and governments, attended […]


IOA-IOC meeting fruitful, solution on logjam likely: Sources | More sports News

NEW DELHI: The meeting between the Indian officials and their counterparts at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, went off well on Tuesday as a resolution on amendment of IOA constitution in order to hold its elections before December could be achieved, according to sources. While issuing a final warning to the Indian […]


US defends move to approve F-16 jet fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan; says it is ‘our obligation’

WASHINGTON: The US on Tuesday defended its decision to approve a USD 450 million F-16 fighter jet fleet sustainment programme to Pakistan, saying it is “our obligation” to provide military equipment to ensure that the planes are maintained and sustained to bolster Islamabad’s capability to deal with “clear” terrorist threats. Early this month, the Biden […]