Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Pakistan Navy displays impressive fire power in Arabian Sea

In an impressive fire power display, Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy's newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS Himmt in the North Arabian Sea. PNS Himmt fired...

Report on Central Bank bond scam gives Sirisena a political boost

In what was seen as a politically significant step, President Sirisena Wednesday issued a public statement on the Presidential Commission which probed a massive illegality in the issue of...

Helicopter with senior Kuwait officer crashes in Bangladesh

A helicopter carrying Kuwait's military chief of staff crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday (Jan 3), but only one person on board suffered minor injuries, Kuwait's news agency reported. The chopper...

US plans more offensive Afghan strategy

The top US commander for the Middle East, Gen. Joseph Votel wants a more aggressive strategy to pressurize Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan's...

China and Pakistan to use yuan in bilateral trade

Pakistan will allow the Chinese yuan to be used for imports, exports and financing transactions for bilateral trade and investment activities, in a move economists said Wednesday would simplify...

India imposes antidumping duty on 98 products from China

India has imposed antidumping duty on as many as 98 products, as on December 27 last year, imported from China, Parliament was informed on Wednesday (Jan 3). The products on...

Israel’s Spacecom expands deal for satellite service to Nepal

Israel’s Space Communication Ltd, operator of the Amos satellites, said on Tuesday Nepal’s Dish Media Network has contracted for more capacity on the Amos-4 satellite starting in the fourth...

Pak opposition calls for a joint response to Trump allegations

Opposition parties in Pakistan reacted strongly towards the allegations of US President Donald Trump against Pakistan. They are demanding a review of Pak-US relations in the light of the...

Never acknowledged existence of Arunachal Pradesh: China

China on Wednesday (Jan 3) said it had "never acknowledged" the existence of Arunachal Pradesh as it kept mum over a media report that its troops intruded into the...

US urges Myanmar to ensure democratic benefits for all

The United States on Wednesday (Jan 3) urged the Myanmar authorities to ensure that everyone has full and equal access to the opportunities and benefits of a democratic society. U.S....

‘Maldives ready to carry out executions’

Maldives is ready to carry out executions, local media has reported a government minister as saying, ending a six-decade moratorium on capital punishment. Home Minister Azleen Ahmed told Raajje TV...

Fewer Maoists killed, more personnel dead: Chhattisgarh govt data

Numbers released by the Chhattisgarh government and its anti-Maoist wing on Tuesday show a decrease in numbers of suspected Maoists killed, surrenders of suspected rebels and an increase in...

China company to invest $1 billion in Sri Lanka’s Port City

A consortium led by state-run China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd will invest $1 billion to build three 60-storey office towers on reclaimed land of the Port City development in...

Modi likely to visit Arunachal to give a strong message to China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Arunachal Pradesh in the early part of this year, continuing with the policy of sending out a strong signal to...

Indian caste protests hit Mumbai

Demonstrators from India's lowest caste blocked roads and railways across Mumbai on Wednesday (Jan 3) in protest against violence involving Hindu nationalist groups at an event commemorating a 200-year-old...

India excludes Pakistan from a ‘SAARC initiative’

India has excluded Pakistan from the list of Saarc member countries with which it will be connecting its state-of-the-art National Knowledge Network (NKN) for sharing scientific databases and remote...

No fundamental rights for those failing NRC test: Assam CM

In a stern message to illegal "Bangladeshi" migrants, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said that his government wouldn't give any constitutional rights to the people who fail...

Washington casts aside Pakistan as purpose served

In his first tweet of 2018, US President Donald Trump opened fire on Pakistan. He wrote, "the United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in...

Despite strains, silent progress in India, Pak talks

Pakistan has maintained high-level diplomatic contacts with the Indian establishment, even as New Delhi has maintained the rhetoric that terror and talks cannot go together. A proposal for early...

Myanmar’s peace process set to progress

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have made the peace process their top priority for this year, and are committed to kicking starting the Panglong peace conference that...