Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

Except Pakistan all other member countries get awards in SAARC Film Fest

Except for Pakistan, all other members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) got awards at the SAARC Film Festival 2017 which concluded in Colombo (Sri Lanka)...

Ivanka Trump reaches India to attend Global Business Summit

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to US President Donald Trump, has arrived in India for the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and the US. In a tweet, Ministry...

Indian Catholics hurt at missing out on Pope Francis tour

The Roman Catholic Church in India expressed disappointment at missing out on an expected visit by Pope Francis who started a rare trip to South Asia on November 27. The...

Myanmar charges two foreign journalists with immigration violation

A court in Myanmar charged two foreign journalists, who were also facing lawsuits for attempting to fly a drone near Parliament in Naypyitaw, with the additional charge of violating...

Pakistan PM, Saudi King discuss ‘entire spectrum’ of bilateral ties

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh reviewed the ‘entire spectrum’ of their bilateral relations in addition to regional...

US should recognise failure of strategy on Afghanistan, says ex-President Karzai

The U.S. should recognise the failure of its strategy on Afghanistan, and stop focusing on the continuation of war and rivalries instead of bringing peace to the country, former...

Bhutan losing revenue for India’s GST, straggling to reduce fiscal deficit

Despite the loss of revenue from the ripple effect of goods and services tax (GST) in India and delay in hydropower construction, the government is making efforts to reduce...

Nepal identifies 3 projects to implement under China’s BRI

Nepalese Officials have identified three potential infrastructure projects to be implemented under the framework of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The projects discussed by officials include a cross-border railway...

Gwadar & Chabahar: Military, economic significance of 2 rival ports

Both Pakistan’s Gwadar port and Iran’s Chabahar port have unique geostrategic and geopolitical importance. These ports are located at the mouth of Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Sea...

Bangladesh for Indian Ocean unity on seafarers’s safety

Bangladesh’s President M Abdul Hamid put emphasis on building strong bridges among the Indian Ocean littorals with a collective sense of responsibility and sharing of resources to ensure safety...

Pakistani judge stands up against Islamic extremists as other cave in  

While every other institution in Pakistan, including the government, the army and the opposition parties, caved in the face of a challenge from three small Islamic radical organizations, the...

Experts rule out Pakistan-India nuclear war

South Asian experts reject the nuclear pessimism in Western capitals about their region, noting that the West’s nuclear “sky is falling” in South Asia argument does not hold when...

Why did Pope Francis drop India for Myanmar?

As Pope Francis flew home from Azerbaijan in Eurasia in October last year, he spoke off the cuff with journalists about his travel plans. He was then "almost sure" of...

Bangladesh HC upholds death for 139 BDR soldiers over carnage during 2009 mutiny

The Bangladesh High Court (HC) on November 27 upheld the death sentence of 139 people among 152 condemned convicts in the Pilkhana BDR mutiny case, reports UNB. Among the 152...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus

Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over...

Pope’s peace and reconciliation mission to Myanmar

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Yangon to greet Pope Francis as he arrived in what is a momentous moment for Myanmar. The crowds were waving specially...