Daily Archives: December 27, 2017

3 Pakistani soldiers killed in ‘unprovoked’ cross-LoC firing by Indian army

Three Pakistan Army personnel were martyred and one was injured due to heavy cross-border shelling by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening, the Inter-Services...

Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel as his deputy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Rupani on Tuesday (Dec 26) took oath as the chief minister of Gujarat. Rupani had been the chief minister before the Assembly elections,...

Beijing seeks to improve Pak-Afghan ties: Chinese FM

China on Tuesday (Dec 26) expressed willingness to "improve relations" between Pakistan and Afghanistan during the first trilateral dialogue between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan's foreign ministers which was held...

Maldives reaches out to India, discusses high-level bilateral meet in bid to undo perceived...

Amid growing concerns in New Delhi over an open display of hostility against India in the Maldives, Male seems to be finally reaching out to the Indian government. It...

China proposes joint security mechanism along border with Nepal

China has proposed to set up offices of joint security forces along the Nepal-China border under the Joint Command Mechanism agreement, aimed at controlling the movement of Tibetan refugees...

Sri Lanka receives $292.1 mn as initial payment for port from China

Subsequent to the agreement signed between the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and China Merchant Port Holdings Co. Ltd., US $ 292.1 mn has been credited to the US Dollar...

Time for an icebreaker on India-Pakistan relations

In the late 1960s, shortly after the India-Pakistan war, the official in the Ministry of External Affairs handling the Pakistan desk received a strange request during his meeting with...

Doklam exposed fragility of ties with India: Chinese daily

An opinion piece in a Chinese daily has described China's ties with India as still being fragile, especially after troops of both countries were engaged in a military stand-off...

Pakistan asks US to ensure return of Afghan refugees

Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif on Monday (Dec 25) demanded the United States to ensure the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. Pakistan had launched a fencing to...

103 Indians suspected of being ISIS sympathisers arrested, ‘very few’ have joined

As many as 103 people accused of being Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sympathisers have been arrested across 14 states by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the...

Don’t call yourself secular, identify by religion or caste instead: BJP minister

Anantkumar Hegde on Sunday (December 24) ruffled quite a few feathers by saying that he wants people to identify themselves by their caste or religion, instead of saying that...

China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in CPEC

China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China’s ambitious Belt and...

Chinese consortium constructs Bangladesh’s first eco-friendly power plant

A Chinese consortium has been constructing Bangladesh's first eco-friendly power plant with ultra modern clean coal technology at Payra in Patuakhali district, some 204 km south of capital Dhaka,...

Indian security forces shoot dead top militant in Kashmir

Indian forces have killed the commander of a Pakistan-based militant group in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said on Tuesday (Dec 26), as the disputed territory ended its deadliest year in...

Pakistan plans American-style surveillance for foreigners

Pakistan plans to adopt American and European-style surveillance to keep tracking the foreigners visiting the country, according to a media report. In the latest meeting of intra-provincial committee, Foreign Minister...

PAF inaugurates new operational air base near Karachi

Pakistan Air Force (PAF), in a landmark event in its history, inaugurated a newly established main operating base – PAF Base Bholari – earlier on Monday, said a statement...

Is the incumbency factor already working against the ruling AL?

There is no question that Bangladesh is experiencing high growth but is it reaching the majority of households and will that translate into votes for the ruling party AL...