Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

RSS CHIEF’S SPEECH AN INSULT TO EVERY INDIAN: RAHUL

Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat of "disrespecting" the Army and those who have laid down their lives for the country. Gandhi slammed Bhagwat over his remarks...

JAIL AUTHORITIES RECEIVE 2 PRODUCTION WARRANTS AGAINST BD OPPOSITION LEADER

Bangladesh jail authorities have received two production warrants in two cases filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia, reports UNB Inspector General (Prisons) Syed...

SRI LANKA STOCKS FALL, RUPEE WEAKENS FOLLOWING POLLS

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.45 percent lower Monday with foreign buying seen in Softlogic Holdings, and the rupee weakened against the US dollar on uncertainty after shock election results...

PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF IN KABUL FOR DEFENCE CONFERENCE

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to attend a Chief of Defense Conference, the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed. The United States...

First Pakistani woman from Hindu minority to become lawmaker

A Pakistani spokesman says the first woman from the country’s minority Hindu community is poised to become lawmaker next month after the country’s Opposition party nominated her for the...

India, UAE to hold first joint naval drill in Gulf

PM Narendra Modi entered the last leg of his three-nation tour on February 11, landing in Muscat to visit India's closest ally in the region, Oman. Before he flew on...

How China and Pakistan could lay the Road to Peace in Afghanistan

Referred to as an interminable and protracted war, the ongoing US-led war in Afghanistan is becoming a stalemate with no end in sight in the near or long term....

Thousands protest jailing of Bangladesh opposition leader

Thousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters staged rallies across the country on Monday (Feb 12) demanding the release of their jailed leader Khaleda Zia and free and fair elections. Zia, twice...

Oli, Dahal to take turns in leading the new Nepal govt

A meeting held between CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli and CPN Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday (Feb 12) has decided that both the parties will lead...

Taliban infiltrator kills 16 Afghan government militiamen

A Taliban infiltrator killed 16 members of a pro-government militia force in the insurgency ridden southern province of Helmand when he turned his gun on men who he had...

World Bank grants USD 4.8 million for REDD+ project

The World Bank granted USD 4.8 million to support the country’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through strengthening Bhutan’s forests under the Bhutan REDD+ Readiness Project on February...

Iran and Sri Lanka to expand mutual cooperation

Iran and Sri Lanka have signed documents to expand cooperation in various areas, including trade and economy, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported. According to IRNA, on Saturday (Feb 10) the...

Chinese newspaper mocks India after submarine mishap

bmarineA Chinese newspaper has gleefully dismissed India’s navy as “too amateurish” to operate nuclear submarines after the pride of its fleet was put out of service because someone had...

What the conviction of Bangladesh’s main opposition leader Khaleda Zia means for India

On February 8, a court in Bangladesh sentenced the opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in prison. She was convicted of indulging in corruption when she was prime...

How can Pakistan halt Indian shelling from across LoC!

On February 11th 2018, six people including two children were injured in different villages of Azad Jammu and Kashmir during India’s unprovoked shelling along the Line of Control (LOC),...

Rouhani in India Thursday; Connectivity, energy projects to get a push

India is all set to host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Thursday (Feb 15) reasserting the growing ties between the two countries that is expected to strengthen New Delhi’s relationship...

Nepal eyes Chinese markets

Nepal stated that China has extended a huge market next door if the Himalayan nation is able to exploit proximity with China. Nepal's Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun said China...

Pakistan bans groups on UNSC terror list

The federal government has amended the Anti-Terrorism Act and the president of Pakistan has issued an ordinance for this amendment. The amendment has been brought to declare as terrorist the...

Dialogue with Pakistan necessary, war not an option: J-K CM

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday (Feb 12) called for talks between India and Pakistan. Mufti’s appeal comes in the wake of the increasing border clashes...

Former Prez. Rajapaksa demand snap polls, UNP demands forming government

Following the landslide victory of his new party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), at the local government election held on February 10, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday demanded...

Key test for Modi and Rahul Gandhi, with eight states to hold elections

Eight Indian states, including Karnataka, go to the polls this year in what analysts see as a crucial barometer of voters ahead of the general election next year. Polling is...
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