Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

SABIKA SHEIKH’S FUNERAL PRAYERS OFFERED AT KARACHI’S HAKEEM SAEED GROUND

The funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a Texas school shooting last week, were offered at Karach's Hakeem Saeed Ground at...

‘TERRORISTS’ MAY MOVE FROM AFGHANISTAN TO CENTRAL ASIA: RUSSIA

At a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart this week, Russia’s defense minister said it was extremely important to train the military to protect the state in case terrorists move...

REFUGEE SENT TO PNG BY AUSTRALIA DIES

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar died Tuesday after jumping from a bus on a remote Papua New Guinea island, almost five years after he was sent there by Australia,...

ROHINGYA MILITANTS KILLED HINDU VILLAGERS IN MYANMAR: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Campaign group Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civilians in August last year, amid...

Bangladesh imports another 500MW power from India from June 10

Import of another 500MW of power from India is set to start feeding the national grid from June 10 increasing the total imports from the neighbouring country to 1,110MW,...

India to attend SCO anti-terror moot in Pakistan

In a significant development, India will be sending its delegation to Pakistan to participate in the anti-terrorism conference being held in Islamabad, under the banner of the Shanghai Cooperation...

Never give in

The last few months have been quite difficult for the Dubai-based Abraaj Group. At the beginning of the yearan initial trickle of newsfiltered through that something was amiss at...

16 killed, 38 wounded in Afghanistan blast

At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded on Tuesday (May 22) when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern...

Myanmar to beef up embassy security in Pakistan

Myanmar has allocated K319.66 million (US$236,548) to beef up its security in predominantly Muslim Pakistan said Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, as the crisis in northern...

Nepal launches tourism website in Chinese language

Nepal on Monday (May 21) launched an interactive tourism website, the first of its kind, in Chinese language to attract more Chinese tourists. Amid a function attended by government officials,...

Dodgy report disturbs Sino-Indian ties

A report in Sunday's South China Morning Post has lit a firestorm. It said that China has begun large-scale mining operations in Lhunze county, on the Chinese side of...

India’s opposition shows signs of life

As a politician, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is distinguished by his relentlessness. Every vote, every constituency, every election matters. Modi has built his Bharatiya Janata Party into an...

India can no longer take the orderly transfer of power for granted

Vladimir Lenin famously said that “there are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”. The last few days in Karnataka politics saw opposition unity in India...

Defense cooperation between Pakistan and Italy on the rise

General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee, is on an official visit to Italy called by  General Claudio Graziano, Chief of the Italian Defense General Staff, at the Defense...

Defense cooperation between Pakistan and Italy on the rise

General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee, is on an official visit to Italy called by  General Claudio Graziano, Chief of the Italian Defense General Staff, at the Defense...

As China sends new Carrier for trials, India tries to play catch-up

Confronted by the unprecedented growth of the Chinese Navy which has just completed a round of sea trials of its first home-grown aircraft carrier, India has stepped up the...

Ex-RAW chief wants India to invite Gen Bajwa

Former spy chief A.S. Dulat asked the Indian government on Monday to invite Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar JavedBajwa to kick-start the stalled talks between the two countries. Speaking to...

Ex-RAW chief wants India to invite Gen Bajwa

Former spy chief A.S. Dulat asked the Indian government on Monday to invite Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar JavedBajwa to kick-start the stalled talks between the two countries. Speaking to...

Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir marred by army shootings

While the Indian government has been discussing the potential benefits of a Ramadan ceasefire in the embattled state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has been accused of...

India does not agree with Trump’s ‘Me First’ approach: Swaraj

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday warned that the world was reeling under a storm of protectionism and said India did not agree with American President Donald Trump’s “me...

Delhi archbishop warns of threat to India’s secular fabric, triggering BJP rebuke

The archbishop of Delhi has called for a prayer campaign until the next general election in an unprecedented political intervention, citing a threat to the country's secular fabric, triggering...