Daily Archives: November 11, 2017

Delhi is the most polluted city in the world-VIDEO

We headed out for a reality check on #AirQuality levels in Delhi yesterday. Here is what we found.#Airpollution at the ground level is even more threatening than the already...

A family worries over toxic air’s chilling effects

I have been living in Delhi for nearly two decades and my husband for many more years. Even though we come from different parts of India, it has always...

Banking on a New Stimulus Plan in India

India’s central government is taking a bigger role in managing the country’s financial system through a new stimulus plan that will inject cash into banks and infrastructure. Because of...

Pakistan Rangers, India’s BSF agree to ‘revive spirit of 2003 ceasefire agreement’

The leadership of Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Forces (BSF) agreed on Friday (Nov 10) that the "spirit" of a 2003 ceasefire agreement must be revived to protect...

The destroyer of stability

In recent years, a considerable amount of debate on India’s nuclear strategy ostensibly suggests that India’s nuclear weapons are inadequate for deterrence; therefore, a qualitative as well as quantitative...

Airbase in Indian Gujarat part of Cold Start Doctrine, says Pakistan

Pakistan once again asked India to “engage in a meaningful dialogue” aimed at agreeing to measures of restraint and military doctrines which are ‘defensive’ in nature rather than seeking...

Next round of India-China boundary talks will be held in due course: China

The next round of Special Representatives talks between India and China over the boundary issue will be held in due course, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on 10 November....

Pope Francis to ordain 16 priests during Bangladesh ‎visit

Pope Francis will ordain 16 priests on December 1 during his visit to Bangladesh, according to a report by Vatican Radio. The ceremony will take place during a public Mass...

Himachal records its highest voter turnout at 74%

India’s Himachal Pradesh on 9 November recorded its highest polling in assembly elections with 74 per cent of voters exercising their franchise, the Election Commission said. The figure was until...

Myanmar jails foreign journalists with Turkish broadcaster for two months

A Myanmar court on 10 November jailed for two months two journalists on assignment for Turkey’s state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, for violating an aircraft law...

Pakistan gives India tips on how to deal with smog problem

The stubble burning in Punjab is being considered as a major reason for pollution in northern India, including New Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Captain...

 Sri Lanka to scrap state-owned fossil fuel vehicles by 2025

Sri Lanka has announced plans to replace all state-owned vehicles with electric or hybrid models by 2025, a move that will be extended to private vehicles by 2040. Finance Minister...

No shortage of weapons in Army: Indian Army Chief

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday (Nov 10) that the armed force is not facing any shortage of arms and it can give a befitting reply...

Who and what is on trial in Pakistan?

Along with himself, apparently it is the family of the recently ‘disqualified’ prime minister of Pakistan who are undergoing a trial for their now ‘proven’ and ‘well-established’ involvement in...

China urges India to reconsider joining belt and road initiative

A day after Russia urged China and India to resolve their disagreements over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson asked India to set aside...

China ready to fund Nepal’s Ring Road project

The Chinese government has shown interest in funding the second phase of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project which includes upgradation of a 17-km stretch linking Kalanki, Chabahil and...