'Why do we continue giving them money when we know of all the bad things they are doing?'Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. Pakistan came under severe criticism from a United States Congressional panel, which demanded cutting off all US assistance to Islamabad to persuade it to act against terror groups operating from its territory. US Congressman Matt Salmon, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs sub-committee that has jurisdiction over matters pertaining to South Asia, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Pakistanis are very clever in manipulating us,' former Bush administration official tells US lawmakers.Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, erstwhile senior diplomat in the George W Bush administration, pulled no punches when told US lawmakers on Tuesday, July 12, that Pakistan was a State sponsor of terrorism. Testifying before a joint hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Trade and Asia and the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The fight was for the more than 10 million millennials, the undecided and the independents and Clinton clearly came out on top, feels Aziz Haniffa. Cliched as it has become, the match-up between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was billed in pugilistic terms, and did live up to its hype. Monday's first presidential debate had all the trappings of a prize fight, and was fierce and contentious from the get go. The night, as it wore on, clearly belonged to Hillary. While her supporters argued ...Rediff.com, 1 hour ago
On Friday, US Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton named Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her White House running mate for the November general elections. Kaine was one of the first senior US government officials to visit India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s October 2014 visit. In view of his selection as the Democrat running mate, Rediff.com reproduces this 2014 interview with Kaine where in he discusses with Aziz Haniffa the new opportunities to foster Indo-US trade and the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Just this week, the Indians killed a Kashmiri terrorist, who is a member of Hizbul Mujahideen.''This is a nasty terrorist organisation, and did Pakistan welcome this killing?'No, in fact, they denounced it and referred to him as a Kashmiri separatist.''These Kashmiri terrorist groups have been aided by the Pakistani State.'Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. IMAGE: Smoke billows out of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute building in Pampore, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Road safety is the highest priority for our government because every year there are 500,000 accidents and about 150,000 deaths.'Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa reports from Washington, DC. He is keen to clean up the blatant abuses of the vehicle and operator licensing system in India, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said. The minister has sought the help of US technology, expertise and innovation to make road safety a priority in India. During his visit ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'There were no singers like Lata, Kishore, Rafi or Mukesh. And until now, there is nobody.''Nobody with that kind of voice, nobody with that kind of brain to learn.''Not only to learn, but to improvise.''We improvised music, we improvised the songs.''Nowadays, they just listen and copy.' The Living Legend speaks to Rediff.com's Aziz Haniffa in an exclusive interview. Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle performed recently at the Filene Centre at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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