Daily Archives: June 10, 2018

BD urges G7 leaders to take definite actions on Rohingya issue

Bangladesh’s PM Sheikh Hasina Saturday urged the G7 leaders to take definite actions to pursue Myanmar to implement the bilateral agreements with Bangladesh for safe and sustainable return of...

Pakistan hosts leading tourism companies of Sichuan

In order to promote Pakistan’s thriving tourism industry, the government of Pakistan is inviting a group of six leading tourism companies of Sichuan Province to visit Pakistan. The delegation, among...

Maldives ‘disappointed’ after being thrashed in UN vote

The Maldives expressed its disappointment Friday after being thrashed by Indonesia in a UN Security Council seat vote. Indonesia got more votes than the Maldives in the contested election for...

‘Will not allow our soil to be used against India’, says Nepal army chief

General Rajendra Chhetri, Nepalese Chief of Army Staff (COAS), said the Nepali soil would never be used for activities which are detrimental to the interests of India. Gen Chhetri's...

China–Sri Lanka FTA talks not stalled, says secretary

Sri Lanka’s secretary to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Chandani Wijewardana last week refuted reports that discussions between Sri Lanka and China on the proposed Free...

Beijing keeping close watch on ongoing Malabar wargames by India, US & Japan

Indian warships had the Chinese Navy for company for some time as they sailed across “five seas and two oceans” to the island of Guam for the Malabar war...

Beijing keeping close watch on ongoing Malabar wargames by India, US & Japan

Indian warships had the Chinese Navy for company for some time as they sailed across “five seas and two oceans” to the island of Guam for the Malabar war...

Australian soldiers accused of war crimes while serving in Afghanistan

Australian defence minister Marise Payne has defended the work of special forces in complex and chaotic environments while insisting the government is seriously examining claims soldiers may have committed...

Australian soldiers accused of war crimes while serving in Afghanistan

Australian defence minister Marise Payne has defended the work of special forces in complex and chaotic environments while insisting the government is seriously examining claims soldiers may have committed...

Maldives to get US$12 million WB package

The World Bank is giving the Maldives a US$12 million financial package to improve the efficiency of its public finances and services. The finance ministry has made progress in reducing...

Maldives to get US$12 million WB package

The World Bank is giving the Maldives a US$12 million financial package to improve the efficiency of its public finances and services. The finance ministry has made progress in reducing...

Pakistan likely to become interchange station connecting China & Europe

Will Pakistan become a pragmatic bridgehead for China’s cooperation with Europe? It may be too early to say yes, but the country’s broad potential has attracted great attention as...

Pakistan likely to become interchange station connecting China & Europe

Will Pakistan become a pragmatic bridgehead for China’s cooperation with Europe? It may be too early to say yes, but the country’s broad potential has attracted great attention as...

Pakistan, Iran agree to strengthen economic ties through enhanced trade, connectivity

Pakistan and Iran Saturday agreed to further strengthen the bilateral economic ties by enhancing people-to-people contacts, trade and connectivity between Gwadar and Chahbahar ports. This was agreed in a bilateral...

Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater: Study

Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. The findings published in the...

US, Pakistan working to jump-start Afghan peace process

The United States and Pakistan have worked together in arranging a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, hoping that it would jump-start the Afghan reconciliation process, official and diplomatic sources said. At...

US to India: Buy American, not Russian

Even as India prepares to buy advanced missiles from Russia — a potentially sanctionable action — a top U.S. diplomat touted the “strategic importance” of the relationship between Washington...

US to India: Buy American, not Russian

Even as India prepares to buy advanced missiles from Russia — a potentially sanctionable action — a top U.S. diplomat touted the “strategic importance” of the relationship between Washington...

Mani Shankar Aiyar on Pranab Mukherjee’s speech to RSS

I must confess to having felt queasy when I heard that our former Rashtrapati, Pranab Mukherjee, a man I much admire, was likely to accept an invitation from the RSS...

Interview with former RAW chief A S Dulat

Murtaza: Do you think the book has achieved its purpose? Dulat: It is very difficult to say. As General Durrani says in the introduction of the book, this book has...

Sri Lanka: Hornet’s nest sting begins as corruption charges fly against coalition govt. MPs

Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL), who is son-in-law of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran. Barely a few weeks ago, President Maithripala Sirisena lamented about the infamous Sri...