Xi Jinping Tells Trump About 'Positive Changes' On Korean Peninsula

New Delhi: Chinese president Xi Jinping has told his US counterpart Donald Trumpthat there have been "positive changes" on the Korean peninsula.
Trump has pushed Xi to increase economic and political pressure on North Korea in the hopes of convincing it to stop the development of its nuclear weapons programme.

Tensions have been high after the North staged a flurry of nuclear and missile tests and leader Kim Jong-Un traded threats of war and personal attacks with Trump.


Michelle Obama Turns 54 And Even After RetirementShe Inspires India’s Women

New Delhi:Former First Lady Michelle Obama has not let age slowher down in her activities even though she is not the First Lady of The US anymore. She has always been involved in educating women and now has an Indian link to her latest endeavour.

Sherecently selected 16-year-old Indian-American SwethaPrabakaran to serve in the administering body of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America.

Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in recognition of her efforts to educate youth in the field of computer sciences.

She is the only Indian-American among the board members. Two-thirds of the Board are the first in their families to attain a postsecondary degree.


Islamabad's Ties WithUS Should Be Based On Mutual Trust, Respect: Pak Foreign Secretary

New Delhi: PakistanForeign secretary TehminaJanjua has said that his country's relations with the US should move forward in an atmosphere of "mutual trust and respect".

Janjuamade the remarks during her meeting with US acting assistant secretary of state Alice Wells, who was in Pakistan along with senior officials from the US National Security Council for a scheduled dialogue on bilateral and regional cooperation.

"The foreign secretary underscored that the relationship with the United States needed to move forward under an environment of mutual trust and respect," the foreign office said in a statement.


Trump Denies Report On His "Good Relationship" With Kim

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump has denied he ever told a leading US daily that he shared a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, asserting that he was "falsely" quoted in the "fake news" story.

In an interview on Thursday, 'The Wall Street Journal' reported that Trump had developed a positive relationship with the North Korea's leader despite their differences.

"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un. I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised," Trump was quoted as saying in the interview.


Pakistan Aims To Sell National Airline Before Election

New Delhi: Pakistan Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz has said attempts would be made to privatise the country’s national airline before general elections due this year.

Pakistan International Airlines(PIA), haemorrhaging money and losing market share to Gulf-based rivals such as Etihad and Emirates, has been hit by management turmoil in recent years and a 2016 plane crash that led to 47 deaths.

The privatisation of loss-making entities that were draining the exchequer was a key priority for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party when it swept to power in 2013.