Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

ARMY TO INVESTIGATE FORMER ISI CHIEF OVER CLAIMS IN BOOK

The Pakistan Army on Monday set up a ‘court of inquiry’ to investigate former director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani’s collaboration with A.S. Dulat,...

SUSHMA MEETS IRANIAN FM, INDIA TO CONTINUE TRADE TIES WITH TEHRAN

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday (May 28) evening met visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and is believed to have reassured him that India would continue to...

MYANMAR INVITES EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR YANGON EXPRESSWAY

Myanmar's Construction Ministry has invited expression of interest from local and international firms for a ring road expressway in Yangon, the ministry said in a statement on Monday (May...

EXXONMOBIL ACQUIRES 25% STAKE IN OFFSHORE DRILLING IN PAKISTAN

In a major development, US energy giant ExxonMobil has acquired 25% shareholding in offshore drilling in Pakistan. Earlier, Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC), Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) and Italian...

India bolsters Naval might at Andaman, Nicobar Islands

The Indian Navy has commissioned its fourth Mk IV landing craft, namely IN LCU L54, at Port Blair as part of New Delhi's plan to improve its military capabilities...

Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa dons garb of economic saviour, eyes Presidency

There is little doubt that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and who held the post of Defence Secretary is now making an early preparation to contest...

‘Extrajudicial killings on undercover of anti-drug drive’

Bangladesh opposition party BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday (May 28) alleged that the government is carrying out extrajudicial killings undercover of an...

The caretaker regime

Headed by former Chief Justice NasirulMulk, the Caretaker Regimetaking office today includes in its mission statement (1) running the affairs of the govt according to the Constitution and (2) administrative...

India bolsters Naval might at Andaman, Nicobar Islands

The Indian Navy has commissioned its fourth Mk IV landing craft, namely IN LCU L54, at Port Blair as part of New Delhi's plan to improve its military capabilities...

Ex-Mossad chief’s ‘off the cuff remark’ prompted CIA to send emergency team to Pakistan

An "off the cuff-remark" by a former chief of Mossad, Israeli Intelligence agency, prompted the American CIA to send an emergency team to Pakistan to learn if a major...

India, Pak Coast Guards hold talks

India and Pakistan on Monday (May 28) discussed issues like boundary violations by fishermen, enhancement of co-operation in maritime search and rescue besides ways to combat pollution at sea...

Afghanistan, Pakistan suffered heavily due to prolonged conflict, says Pak Army chief

A multi-agency Afghan delegation led by Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Adviser (NSA) Afghanistan met Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa for a high level bilateral meeting. The Afghan...

Nepal won’t play one neighbor against another: PM Oli

Brushing aside allegations that Nepal plays one neighbor against another, Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal will never do such things with India or China to gain...

Modi’s protectionist war on China is a serious mistake

The economic tailwinds provided by low oil prices, a weak dollar, low interest rates, easy financial conditions and a relatively benign geopolitical environment have begun to reverse for emerging...

‘Neutral’ ex-judge to rule Pakistan in run-up to tense election

Pakistan on Monday (May 28) appointed former chief justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk as caretaker prime minister until a general election on July 25 which is expected to usher in the second-ever...

In first, satellite images of night lights show economic inequality in India

Satellite images capturing night lights in India has helped two economists document economic inequality in the country, according to BBC. Economists Praveen Chakravarty and VivekDehejia believe the images of night...

Pakistan ‘forced’ to conduct nuclear test in response to ‘aggressive’ Indian posturing

Khurram Dastgir-Khan accused the international community of ignoring the arms race Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal made the statement on the 20th anniversary of the May 28, 1998 nuclear...

90 die in Bangladesh drug war, sparking fears of ‘Philippines-style’ killings

A crackdown on alleged drug dealers has left at least 91 people dead in less than two weeks in Bangladesh, sparking fears of a Philippines-style drug war marked by...

Changes to Citizenship Act stuck over inclusion of Bangladesh

Caught between apprehension by some Opposition parties and public protests in parts of Assam, the proposed amendments to the Citizenship Act may hit a roadblock unless the government is...

Changes to Citizenship Act stuck over inclusion of Bangladesh

Caught between apprehension by some Opposition parties and public protests in parts of Assam, the proposed amendments to the Citizenship Act may hit a roadblock unless the government is...

Indian govt cannot bypass West Bengal over Teesta issue: Sushma

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that her government is still hopeful about inking the Teesta River water sharing treaty with Bangladesh. “Our government has completed four...