Daily Archives: May 2, 2018

INDIAN CITIES’ AIR POLLUTION AMONG THE WORLD’S WORST: WHO

India should follow China's example and clean up the air in its cities, which are among the world's worst for outdoor pollution, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday...

PAKISTAN’S BIGGEST AIRPORT OPENS IN ISLAMABAD

Pakistan’s biggest and first greenfield airport, Islamabad International Airport, was inaugurated on Tuesday by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, following years of delay, Gulf News reported. The flight operations at...

FORMER AFGHAN AIR FORCE PILOT GRANTED ASYLUM IN US

Rahmani, 26, joined the Afghan Air Force in 2012 and became the first female fixed-wing pilot in a country. While attending a training course in the US in 2016, she...

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks help from China, Russia, India, Japan

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh expects China, Russia, India and Japan to play a major role in resolving the Rohingya crisis. "We expect China, Russia, India and...

Iran ready for Pakistan-Turkmenistan gas swap, views India plan as unlikely

Iran is ready to participate in a gas swap between Pakistan and Turkmenistan, but a long-planned pipeline to transport gas from Turkmenistan to India is unlikely to become operational,...

A new beginning for China-India relations could transform Asia

Although the most inescapable news recently was the historic summit between North and South Korea on April 27, a less covered “informal summit” across the Yellow Sea, and one...

India, Pakistan revive Track II diplomacy

The government of India is loath to any official engagement with Pakistan but, in a sign of some forward movement, it seems to have agreed to reviving the Track...

Twin blasts in Kabul kill at least 26, including 9 journalists

Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people Monday (Apr 30), including nine journalists who had arrived to report on the first explosion and who...

Bhutan to import 10Gbps bandwidth from Bangladesh

Bhutan will be importing 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) of internet bandwidth from Bangladesh. A technical team from the country carried out a survey on the economic feasibility of...

‘Nepal-Bangladesh will be connected by tunnel route’

Nepal’s Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Matrika Prasad Yadav has said that Nepal and Bangladesh will be connected via a tunnel way so as to promote the transnational...

Malabar 2018: India deals a blow to Australia and ‘the Quad’

The shadow of China looms large in India’s decision to exclude Australia from an upcoming multilateral naval exercise. Canberra confirmed last Thursday that its navy would not be part...

India successfully tests indigenous engine meant to power UAVs in the Himalayas

Scientists in India have successfully tested a prototype of the small turbofan engine at Leh situated at an altitude of above 11,600 ft. This is part of high altitude...

India successfully tests indigenous engine meant to power UAVs in the Himalayas

Scientists in India have successfully tested a prototype of the small turbofan engine at Leh situated at an altitude of above 11,600 ft. This is part of high altitude...

Crane collapse at GRSE to impact India’s most advanced warships program

The collapse of a giant crane at State-run Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) a fortnight ago could pose a risk to its ongoing contracts and the ability...

Crane collapse at GRSE to impact India’s most advanced warships program

The collapse of a giant crane at State-run Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) a fortnight ago could pose a risk to its ongoing contracts and the ability...

The US and Afghanistan: can’t win the war, can’t stop it, can’t leave

As civilian casualties rise, and with no sign that recent American and Nato reinforcements are making a difference, an already dire security situation is growing more complex. Part of...

CIA fails to organize prison break for doctor who helped find Bin Laden

The CIA failed to conduct an operation to stage a prison break for Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi who had helped the US authorities track down founder of al-Qaeda...

Narendra Modi to visit Nepal in May, plans to meet Bangladesh PM too

After a successful summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now set to meet leaders of two other neighbours critical to India's foreign...

Narendra Modi to visit Nepal in May, plans to meet Bangladesh PM too

After a successful summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now set to meet leaders of two other neighbours critical to India's foreign...

The US and Afghanistan: can’t win the war, can’t stop it, can’t leave

As civilian casualties rise, and with no sign that recent American and Nato reinforcements are making a difference, an already dire security situation is growing more complex. Part of...

UN could help Myanmar gather evidence of crimes against Rohingya: British envoy

Britain’s UN envoy on Tuesday (May 1) suggested the UN Security Council could consider helping Myanmar collect evidence of crimes committed during a military crackdown of the Rohingya people,...