Daily Archives: January 3, 2018

NRC verification slow in areas hit by influx from Bangladesh

The names which figured in the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Sunday (Dec 31) midnight indicate that the verification process was fast-paced in...

Trump’s ‘no more’ holds no importance: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, in response to a tweet by US President Donald Trump, said that Pakistan has already refused to ‘do more’ for the United States. “We have...

China defends Pakistan’s anti-terror role after Trump’s tirade

A day after US President Donald Trumped accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit", China defended Islamabad’s role saying the world community should acknowledge its "outstanding contribution" to counter terrorism. Trump...

Pakistan decides to review ties with Washington

Pakistan has decided to review its relations with the United States and adopt a tough stance, in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent statement, it is learnt. Pakistan will...

India to continue ‘disturbing’ China with border issues in 2018: expert

China should be on high alert as New Delhi might continue to disturb Beijing on border issues, experts warned on Monday after a senior Indian cabinet official visited India's...

Indian army shifts focus to China border in its next 5-year plan

The Indian Army has re-prioritised its next five-year plan (2018-2023) to meet its operational requirements along India's frontier with China following the Dokalam standoff, said top army officers. The emphasis...

Pranab to visit Bangladesh this month, wants to meet Rohingyas

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to be in Bangladesh on a three-day private visit this month. “Yes, there’s a possibility. Most probably in the second week of January,”...

Still waiting for consular access to Jadhav, says India

India on Monday (Jan 1) said that it is still waiting for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav and other Indian nationals in Pakistan’s custody, as it exchanged with Islamabad...

Saudi Arabia has complete faith in Pakistan, says Punjab CM

Addressing the media shortly after his return from Saudi Arabia, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday (Jan 2) said the Kingdom retains complete faith in Pakistan. The chief minister...

Foreigners allowed to buy apartment in Myanmar

Foreigners have been allowed to buy jointly-owned condominium apartment following the new rules under the Condominium Law announced early last month, said legal expert U Naing Lin Zaw Tuesday...

Nepal to hold Nat’l Assembly election on Feb 8

Nepal’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav held a meeting with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday (Jan 2), urging...

Lankan parliament will have more ageing MPs in 2018

Sri Lanka will see more ageing MPs in Parliament in 2018 as most of them will be 70 years during this year while only a few others will be...

India buys Israeli missiles with eye on Pakistan, China

India is to buy 131 surface-to-air missiles from Israel in a $70 million deal, the defence ministry announced Tuesday ahead of a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The...

What will an “illegal Bangladeshi Muslim” exodus from Assam do?

The process to identify illegal Bangladeshis of the Muslim variety in Assam is on. The objective of the exercise is to expel them from India. While such Hindus appear...

Amid differences, India hosts China’s top political body

Differences over key issues between India and China will not come in the way of the 2 countries ramping up political contacts. India to host a 6-member delegation of...