Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

Pakistan’s ruling party gains control of upper house in polls: media

Pakistan’s ruling party gained control of parliament’s upper house in a secret ballot on Saturday (March 3), local media said, in a boost for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)...

Average rainfall down by 30% in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Meteorological Department says the average rainfall across the country this year is 30 percent down against previous years. Although showers are expected through March until April, the department...

Israeli self-defence training for Indian police

The Karimnagar district police which was upgraded to a Commissionerate a year and half ago, in India’s Hyderabad state, is in for a makeover. All unarmed personnel below the...

Combating anti Muslim hate a key challenge for PM and Law and Order Minister,...

The latest challenge on the reconciliation front for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who has taken on the additional Ministry portfolio of Law and Order is an anti-Muslim sentiment that...

New naval alliance could emerge in the Indo-Pacific

The French “Jeanne d’Arc” naval task force, integrated by British personnel and units, is heading for East Asia and the South Pacific. Paris and London say this five-month deployment...

Reports say India passing China, but two countries seen at different development stages

Overseas media reports have claimed that India has surpassed China as the world's fastest-growing economy. The Indian economy grew at 7.2 percent from October to December in 2017, making it...

India’s ruling party emerges stronger after polls in north-east

India's ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Saturday (March 3) consolidated its position in the country's north-east after a landslide election victory in Tripura, ending 25 years of communist...

US, Pakistan inch towards better relations

The Uni­ted States has assured Pakistan that it does not want to sever bilateral ties with this important ally while Islamabad extended its “wholehearted support” to the US-backed Afghan...