NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has renewed a pledge to spend more than $1 trillion on infrastructure to create jobs for hundreds of thousands of young Indians and boost the economy. The Indian leader did not detail a time frame for when the plan would be rolled out, saying only that it would launch in the “near future.”

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is celebrating the Taliban’s take over of Afghanistan. But as a U.S. security partner, critics say Khan’s actions are raising some eyebrows. Over the last two decades, the U.S. depended on bases in Pakistan for its war-on-terror operations in Central Asia and sent money to that country. However, intelligence analysts say Pakistan has always been a Taliban safe-haven across Afghanistan’s southern border, harboring Osama Bin Laden, and was crucial to the group’s longevity and eventual military success.

A man was arrested for vandalising the statue of famous Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh located at the Lahore Fort.  This is the third time the statue has been vandalised.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.