Daily Archives: April 19, 2018

Nepal home minister calls for strengthening security

Nepal’s home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Thursday (Apr 19) issued instructions for tightening the security citing preparations being undertaken by domestic and external enemies to create instability in the...

PAKISTAN’S LONG-DELAYED NEW AIRPORT TO OPEN ON MAY 3

A long-delayed new international airport for Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, is set to open on May 3, a civil aviation official said during an advance tour of the facility. The new...

CASH CRUNCH IN INDIA SPREADS ACROSS SEVERAL STATES

India's cash machines are running dry, leaving policymakers and bankers scrambling to assuage the public and prevent perception of the nation's fraud-hit financial system from worsening. As the banknote shortage...

AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA TO DEVELOP KALAYMYO AIRPORT

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will develop an airport in Myanmar’s Sagaing Division, it has been announced. According to International Airport Review, the AAI signed an agreement with the Indian...

PAKISTAN REDUCING DEPENDENCE ON US ARMS: FT REPORT

Pakistan is gradually reducing its dependence on American military technology and China is filling the gap, says a Financial Times report, which also warns that this shift will have...

Bangladeshi among Reuters’ Pulitzer-winning team

Mohammad Ponir Hossain, a Bangladeshi photojournalist, is one of the photography staff of the Reuters' team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography documenting the Rohingya crisis in...

Pakistan, Chinese naval chiefs hold talks in Beijing

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi who is on an official visit to China has met his Chinese counterpart Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong in Beijing and exchanged...

World’s largest aircraft lands in Sri Lanka’s southern airport

The world's largest aircraft, Antonov An-225 "Mriya" landed at the Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Apr 18), officials said. Chief Airport Manager...

Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder a better choice than India’s Tejas

With reports of Malaysia and Pakistan discussing the export of the JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet, comparisons between Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder and the Indian HAL Tejas have surfaced again. Although...

Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder a better choice than India’s Tejas

With reports of Malaysia and Pakistan discussing the export of the JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet, comparisons between Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder and the Indian HAL Tejas have surfaced again. Although...

India to create super-committee for defence planning

India has decided to create an overarching Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that will drive the country’s military and security strategy, draft capability development...

India’s revised China policy tactical adjustment, not strategic change

The Doklam standoff between China and India last summer has set bilateral relations at a low ebb. The standoff has prompted the two countries to more seriously review each...

Activist reveals RAW links to Balochistan insurgency

A prominent ‘Baloch activist’ has claimed that he heckled former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his 2015 US tour, at the behest of Indian intelligence agency, Research and...

Activist reveals RAW links to Balochistan insurgency

A prominent ‘Baloch activist’ has claimed that he heckled former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his 2015 US tour, at the behest of Indian intelligence agency, Research and...

Nepal, China to establish mechanism on Chinese-aid projects

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, who is currently on an official visit to China, called on Vice-President of China, Wang Qishan at Zhongnanhai Wednesday morning. A press release...

Nepal, China to establish mechanism on Chinese-aid projects

Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, who is currently on an official visit to China, called on Vice-President of China, Wang Qishan at Zhongnanhai Wednesday morning. A press release...

Sushma’s visit will enhance political trust with India, says China

China said its relations with India have seen "great strides" and that the upcoming visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will further enhance political trust between the two...

Sushma’s visit will enhance political trust with India, says China

China said its relations with India have seen "great strides" and that the upcoming visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will further enhance political trust between the two...

US to restrict movement of Pakistani diplomats from May 1

The United States will place “reciprocal restrictions” on the movement of Pakistani diplomats in the country from May 1, forcing them to stay within 40km of the city they...

US to restrict movement of Pakistani diplomats from May 1

The United States will place “reciprocal restrictions” on the movement of Pakistani diplomats in the country from May 1, forcing them to stay within 40km of the city they...

Hasina’s Visva Bharati visit may be in sync with Modi’s convocation trip

Bangladesh wants the inauguration of the upcoming Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva Bharati in presence of the two premiers — Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi. The Bhavan housing a museum...