Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

GOVT WANTS FATA MAINSTREAMING BY MAY 31: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government desires to see implementation of the Fata reforms package — aimed at mainstreaming of the country’s tribal...

Guns vs. butter at Wuhan meeting

The anxiety syndrome in the American write-ups on the Wuhan summit is truly tragi-comic. An analyst at the Brookings Institution confidently predicted even before the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

TAJ MAHAL COLOUR CHANGE WORRIES INDIA SUPREME COURT

Students help clean up the Yamuna River, a source of pollution said to be damaging the Taj Mahal India's Supreme Court has instructed the government to seek foreign help to...

RECOVERED CAMERA A SAD REMINDER OF MONDAY’S EXPLOSION

Footage recovered from the camera that belonged to TOLOnews cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi, who lost his life in Monday’s deadly explosion in Kabul, shows his camera had been rolling...

Bangladesh receives second BTR 80 simulator

Turkish simulator manufacturer Simsoft has delivered its second BTR 80 vehicle crew simulator to the Bangladesh Army, Jane’s has learned. The package comprises driver training and commander/gunner simulators, which can...

Pakistani city breaks April record with day of 50C heat

A Pakistani city has set a global record temperature for the month of April, with the mercury rising to more than 50C on Monday (Apr 30), prompting fears that...

Modi govt puts Bangla, Nepal projects on fast track

As the Modi government enters its last full year, the foreign office is focusing on faster implementation of the development projects committed by India, particularly in neighbourhood countries. With...

Taliban control of districts remains unchanged: SIGAR

The Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has reported that the Taliban’s control of districts as of the end of January remains virtually unchanged. According to SIGAR’s latest report,...

China, Pak tensions push India into world’s top five defence spenders

India has joined the U.S. and China as one of the world’s five biggest military spenders, reflecting geopolitical tensions as well as the country’s reliance on imported weapons and...

China, Pak tensions push India into world’s top five defence spenders

India has joined the U.S. and China as one of the world’s five biggest military spenders, reflecting geopolitical tensions as well as the country’s reliance on imported weapons and...

US approves sale of armed Predator-B drones to India

In a bid to substantially enhance India’s so-called stand-off weapon capabilities, the Trump administration in the United States has agreed to supply long endurance high-altitude surveillance armed unmanned aerial...

US approves sale of armed Predator-B drones to India

In a bid to substantially enhance India’s so-called stand-off weapon capabilities, the Trump administration in the United States has agreed to supply long endurance high-altitude surveillance armed unmanned aerial...

Nepal’s medical drones bring healthcare to the Himalayas

When Nepali labourer Om Bahadur Purja sprained his leg in his remote village he would have faced a four-hour trek to the nearest medical centre - but for a...

Maldives raises $100 mln with private placement in Abu Dhabi -sources

The Maldives is raising $100 million with the private placement of a sovereign bond to the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, according to sources. The Maldives government announced plans in...

20,000 Indian soldiers sharpen military manoeuvres near Pakistan border

Over 20,000 soldiers from the Indian Army strike formations have been engaging in a military drill in Rajasthan near the Pakistan border. According to an Army spokesperson, the Vijay Prahar...

Modi-Xi yin yang leaves Nepal in the cold

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an 'informal summit' meeting in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province of central China on April 27-28,...

Modi-Xi yin yang leaves Nepal in the cold

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an 'informal summit' meeting in the city of Wuhan in Hubei province of central China on April 27-28,...

Patience and sincerity crucial to rebuilding Sino-India ties: analyst

Military trust between China and India is crucial to bilateral relations and demands patience and sincerity from both sides, experts said after the leaders of the two nations have...

Patience and sincerity crucial to rebuilding Sino-India ties: analyst

Military trust between China and India is crucial to bilateral relations and demands patience and sincerity from both sides, experts said after the leaders of the two nations have...

Significance of nuclear information sharing in South Asia

Regional competitive environment of South Asia has fueled the strategic tension and security anxieties between India and Pakistan. Both countries share a history of hostile relations which have been...

Significance of nuclear information sharing in South Asia

Regional competitive environment of South Asia has fueled the strategic tension and security anxieties between India and Pakistan. Both countries share a history of hostile relations which have been...