New York - India and China have resolved the standoff at the Ladakh border, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.
The withdrawal of troops will begin on Friday and be completed by September 30, Swaraj said, describing the resolution of the issue as a "big accomplishment”.
"I am happy to tell you that both nations have sat down and resolved the (border standoff) issue. Timelines have been decided," Swaraj told Indian reporters in New York after her meeting with the IBSA Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly session.
New York - After Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said the talks between New Delhi and Islamabad can happen only if the former takes the initiative, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it was the Islamic state which "spoiled the game” by talking to Hurriyat leaders.
"New (Narendra Modi) government has given a new signal. So they (Pakistan) spoiled the talks, they spoiled the game," Swaraj told Indian reporters here after her meeting with the IBSA Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly session.
New York, Sept 25 - Indian Americans have been queuing up to buy the tickets for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at Madison Square Garden on September 28, which will be one of the highlights of his five-day bilateral visit to U.S.
Organizers say that due to the tremendous demand for tickets they had to restrict almost 450 associations that became 'welcoming partners'.
Washington/New York - From meeting President Barack Obama to delivering his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have his hands full during his visit to the US, where he is expected to undertake more than 50 engagements over 100 hours of stay.
A hectic agenda awaits Modi in the US as he would utilise his stay to meet top global leaders, address thousands of cheering crowds, make a speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and interact with CEOs of the Fortune 500, in addition to his Oval Office meeting with President Obama.
New York - The latest issue of the digital magazine "Dabiq" features glossy photos of smiling militants from the Islamic State group, mutilated bodies on the battlefield and articles with titles such as, "There is No Life Without Jihad" and "Foley's Blood is on Obama's Hands."
It refers to Americans as "crusaders" and "apostates."
And it insists "sincere Muslims" must help speed "the complete collapse of the modern American empire."
Authorities say the magazine, published in English and other languages and easily available on the Internet — has become a potent propaganda tool for the group to recruit Westerners.
New York, Sep 17 - Experts have recently warned that Scottish independence from UK as a result of historic referendum might increase the price of Scotch whisky, ultimately hampering the export of the product.
According to the Guardian, Dutch bank Rabobank has stated that the split could mean Scotland would be shut out of the 27-country European Union, losing access to its tax-free trade market until it could reapply for membership in 2016, the New York Post reported.
It was also mentioned that as a result, scotch could face increased competition from other spirits and might lose competitiveness in key EU markets.
New York, Sep 17 : The Islamic State group is urging its supporters to carry out attacks on Times Square and other famous tourist attractions in the US with easily assembled homemade bombs.
According to the New York Post and as reported by Vocativ, a message posted on an ISIS Web forum lists widely available ingredients needed to build a pipe bomb, and includes photos showing how to combine them into a deadly explosive device.
The message in Arabic specifically mentions Times Square and the Las Vegas Strip as main targets.
New York, Sept 16 : A couple who were matched on VH1's extreme dating show ' Dating Naked' has tied the knot nude.
Ashley Fonda and Alika Medeiros , who were matched on the Aug 21 episode, decided to take their relationship to the next level and were in agreement they would exchange vows in the nude, the New York Post reported.
Medeiros said that when they were watching the show a lot of the people from the other episodes, a lot of women didn't love their body, they felt self-conscious, so they wanted to have this wedding to say that they don't need clothes to separate each other. (ANI)
New York - The US government, citing state secrets and a threat to national security, has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit that a wealthy Greek shipping magnate brought against a nonprofit organisation seeking to thwart Iran's efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.
Victor Restis, a billionaire Greek citizen, sued the American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran last year, claiming it was trying to ruin his livelihood and reputation by falsely claiming he did business with Iran.
New York, Sep 15 - White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough has expressed confidence in the Iraqi army to combat Islamic State militants.
According to ABC News, McDonough said that the new multi-ethnic government in Iraq would now support the forces to fight IS militants.
However, the WH chief did not mention when the U. S. would take action in Syria.
McDonough also said that the U. S. is doing everything to find out about the IS executioners who have beheaded two American journalists and one British citizen till now.
New York, Sep 11 : A report has claimed that President Barack Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend.
Several golf courses including, the Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge rejected the President's request because they did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate Obama, reported NBC New York.
The President was in Westchester on August 29 to attend fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island.
New York - A 62-year-old Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison.
The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana, admitted before US District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court to an information charging him with abusive sexual contact, US Attorney Paul Fishman said.
The charge carries a maximum potential penalty of two years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in October.
New York, Sep 10 : World number one Serena Williams missed all of her TV appearances after winning the US Open championship as she was parting until the early hours of Monday with Caroline Wozniacki.
Williams was due to appear on NBC's 'Today' and ABC's ' Good Morning America' followed by 'Live With Kelly and Michael' with her trophy on Monday after bagging her 18th Grand Slam title.
New York - Putting to rest months of speculation, tech giant Apple today unveiled two thinner and larger screened smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6-Plus, as it looks to fend off competition from Korean handset maker Samsung.
Also, after years of rumours and speculation, Apple unveiled its first wearable device, Apple Watch.
The smartphones and the smartwatch were launched at the Flint Centre in Cupertino, California, where the iconic Macintosh was first launched 30 years ago.
New York, Sep 9 - America's largest home improvement chain Home Depot has confirmed that its payment system has been hacked in a data breach in more than
2,000 stores in the United States and Canada.
The company said that millions of credit and debit cards of shoppers could be affected. However, the exact number was not revealed.
The company confirmed after a cybersecurity website reported a possible hack of Home Depot's data.
Chairman and CEO of the company Frank Blake said that they apologized to their customers for the anxiety caused and that they were working through the issue, reported ABC News.
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