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International News
Imran Khan speaks to PM Modi, expresses desire to work together: FO
 
Islamabad: Breaking the ice in bilateral ties, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of their peoples, the Foreign Office said here. Khan''s telephone call to Modi came days after the cricketer-turned-politician congratulated on Twitter the Indian Prime Minister on his massive electoral victory in the general elections. Prime Minister Modi on Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party to a landmark victory for a second five-year term in office, winning 302 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that Khan also congratulated Modi on his party''s electoral victory in the Lok Sabha elections. Reiterating his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia, Prime Minister Khan said he looks forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives, Faisal said on Twitter. Khan expressed his desire for both countries to work together for betterment of their peoples, he added. Modi and Khan are scheduled to meet at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan next month. On Thursday after the election results, Khan tweeted in both English and Urdu: "I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies.

Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia". The results of India''s general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the formation of the next government in New Delhi will determine the course of Indo-Pakistan ties, which were pushed to a new low after the Pulwama terror attack. In April, Khan said he believed there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Modi''s party BJP wins the general elections. Just a day before the announcement of results, Pakistan''s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers'' meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and conveyed to her Pakistan''s desire to resolve all issues through dialogue.

The Pakistani foreign minister had said that Islamabad is ready to restart talks with the new government in India after the election outcome is known on May 23. India has told Pakistan that talks and terrorism cannot go hand-in-hand. On Saturday, Qureshi said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues. Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir''s Pulwama district on February 14. Amid mounting outrage, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting the biggest JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured an IAF pilot, who was handed over to India.


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KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
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NATIONAL NEWS
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
 Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat
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21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
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