Daily Archives: November 24, 2017

Release of UN designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed will further vitiate Indo Pak ties

The release of the UN, US and India-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed by a Pakistani High Court on Wednesday, will adversely affect the global fight against cross-border terrorism and further...

Corruption without borders

The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to the National Assembly (NA), may even acquire...

China hints it can rename CPEC if India joins OBOR initiative

The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday (Nov 23) responded to a statement by its ambassador in India, Luo Zhaohui, who recently said Beijing is prepared to rename the China-Pakistan...

Hindu groups raise conversion controversy ahead of pope’s Asia visit

Leaders of right-wing Hindu groups are reigniting the controversial issue of Christian missionaries converting Hindus, ahead of Pope Francis' historic Asian visit that will see him travel to Myanmar...

India plans to train orphan children for border duties

Orphans and homeless children in shelter homes will be adopted by Indian security forces and trained as they grow up to serve on Indian border, according to a report...

China tells Myanmar military it wants closer ties

China wants closer ties with Myanmar’s military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country’s army. China and...

Dhaka, Naypyidaw agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, according to a statement issued by Bangladesh Foreign Ministry on Thursday (Nov 23), as global pressure mounts over...

Pakistan welcomes US’s offer to target Tehreek-e-Taliban

Pakistan welcomed the US offer of targeting the hideouts of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, a group that is using Afghan soil to mount attacks on Pakistan. The overture by the US...

Trump defends his military policy in Afghanistan

US president Donald Trump on Thursday (Nov 23) said that everyone in the United States is talking about the progress the US military forces have made in Afghanistan since...

Bhutan to open consulate office in India’s Guwahati

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Bhutan-India relationship, Bhutan will open office of the consulate general in India’s Guwahati next year. Bhutanese foreign minister Damcho Dorji said this during the...

India gives go-ahead to Jadhav wife’s visit to Pakistan, say sources

The Indian government gave a go-ahead to Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife to visit Pakistan to meet him, more than a year after he was arrested for "spying" and "subversive activities". Sources...

US suspends official travel to Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine

The United States temporarily suspended travel for American officials to parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the US embassy said on Thursday (Nov 23), citing concerns over potential protests after...

Hafiz Saeed walks free as house arrest ends

The authorities in Pakistan’s Lahore on the midnight freed Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed from house arrest as Home department decided not to file any other case against him. Police...

Modi, Wickremesinghe hold talks amid India’s keenness to run Sri Lanka’s Mattala airport

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday (Nov 23) took stock of the bilateral ties amid India recently showing interest to run an...

India begins road construction for easy mibilisation of troops on China border

The work on the all-weather road in Indian state of Uttarakhand has begun with the construction of the 150-km Tanakpur-Pithoragarh stretch which will make it easier for the armed...

Nepal prepares for 1st phase of provincial, parliamentary polls

Nepal geared up for the first round of provincial and parliamentary polls seen as the last step in the country’s transition to a federal democracy, with all the parties...