Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

AFGHAN POLITICAL PARTIES FORM COUNCIL TO HELP ELECTIONS

Representatives of well-known political parties in the country formed a joint council on Friday (Apr 20) to support the voter registration process, elections and unity among the people in...

KATHMANDU AIRPORT CLOSED AFTER JET SKIDS OFF RUNWAY

Kathmandu airport was closed Friday (Apr 20) after a Malaysian jet with 139 people on board aborted its takeoff and skidded off the runway, officials said. Nobody was hurt in...

Sri Lanka’s Tea Museum, giving life to a legacy

Bridging the island’s colonial past with the present is Sri Lanka’s museum dedicated to the Lankan heritage of tea. Standing atop the scenic mountains of Hantana, four kilometers from...

Pakistan, Poland sign defence cooperation agreement

Pakistan Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir-Khan and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak signed an agreement between the two countries on cooperation in the field of defence in Warsaw Thursday...

13,796 civilians killed in J&K since start of militancy, India’s home ministry says

As many as 13,796 civilians and 5,123 security force personnel have been killed in Jammu & Kashmir since the advent of militancy in the 1990s. In fact, fatal civilian...

EU concerned by Maldives’ lack of electoral reform ahead of polls

European Union (EU) has expressed deep concern by the lack of electoral reform in the Maldives ahead of the presidential elections slated for later this year. A statement following an...

Over 5 lakh still affected by Sri Lanka drought

Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on...

Indian Army to train in Malaysia

In less than two weeks from now, about 90 battle-hardened soldiers from the Indian Army will leave for the thick and lush jungles of Malaysia’s Selangor, a Maoist bastion...

Indian Army to train in Malaysia

In less than two weeks from now, about 90 battle-hardened soldiers from the Indian Army will leave for the thick and lush jungles of Malaysia’s Selangor, a Maoist bastion...

Afghanistan’s 30-year pipe dream could bring power, industry

Afghanistan is pressing ahead with plans to turn natural gas from an $8-billion pipeline into economic development, with projects ranging from fertilizer plants to power generation, but first it...

Afghanistan’s 30-year pipe dream could bring power, industry

Afghanistan is pressing ahead with plans to turn natural gas from an $8-billion pipeline into economic development, with projects ranging from fertilizer plants to power generation, but first it...

Modi’s new India dream may fall victim to US-China tariff war: Study

Days after India announced it will not take sides in the ongoing tariff war between the US and China, a detailed study claimed that in any case, India could...

Modi’s new India dream may fall victim to US-China tariff war: Study

Days after India announced it will not take sides in the ongoing tariff war between the US and China, a detailed study claimed that in any case, India could...

Comey’s book and Pakistan’s leaders

James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially...

Rohingya Arrests in India Raise Fears Among Diaspora

Sitting in his dilapidated house in Assam State’s Dhubri District, Asif wonders what fate has in store for him and the hundreds of other Rohingya who live on the...

Rohingya arrests in India raise fears among diaspora

Sitting in his dilapidated house in Assam State’s Dhubri District, Asif wonders what fate has in store for him and the hundreds of other Rohingya who live on the...

Smart fences: Modi govt’s new project to protect India’s borders with Bangladesh, Pakistan

The Narendra Modi government has operationalised the country’s first ever comprehensive integrated border management system along the riverine stretch bordering Bangladesh in Assam. The smart fence is a project...

Smart fences: Modi govt’s new project to protect India’s borders with Bangladesh, Pakistan

The Narendra Modi government has operationalised the country’s first ever comprehensive integrated border management system along the riverine stretch bordering Bangladesh in Assam. The smart fence is a project...

China wants to see smooth, stable elections in Bangladesh

China, the biggest trade partner with $15 billion exports to Bangladesh, wants to see the upcoming general elections “smooth and stable”. The Chinese Embassy’s economic and commercial counsellor, Li Guang...

Khawaja Asif to attend foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting that will be held in Beijing on April 24, said Chinese...

Pakistan terms PM Modi’s remarks on surgical strikes as false

Pakistan rejected as “false and baseless” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the ‘surgical strikes’ across the Line of Control in 2016 , saying “repeating a lie doesn’t turn...