Daily Archives: July 5, 2018

The anti- quota movement: Embarrassment or headache?

The quota movement just isn’t going away as hoped for by the GOB. Almost 3 months after the PM declared in the parliament that the “quota” system would be...

IMRAN KHAN’S PARTY GAINS GROUND IN PAKISTAN PRE-ELECTION POLLS

The Pakistani opposition party led by former cricket star Imran Khan is gaining ground in opinion polls ahead of a July 25 general election, with one survey showing it...

5 BANGLADESHIS KILLED IN SAUDI ROAD CRASH

At least five Bangladeshis were killed and 11 others injured in a road accident in Jeddah of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Bangladesh consulate in Jeddah identified one of the deceased...

7 JOURNALISTS KILLED IN 18 MONTHS, ‘ALARMED’ GLOBAL MEDIA WATCHDOG WARNS INDIA IN FIRST...

With seven Indian journalists killed in the last 18 months, media watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) has expressed an “alarm” about the country. “In 2017, the deaths of at least...

ZAKIR NAIK SAYS HE WON’T RETURN TO INDIA TILL HE FEELS SAFE

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik (51), who has been reportedly staying in Malaysia to evade arrest in various cases in India, has said he would not return to the...

Changes made, next sitting over Digital Security Bill Jul 16

Changes made to the much-debated Digital Security Bill has been handed to journalists for opinion, which they will be reflecting at a high-level meeting July 16. The Law ministry sat...

Fee-free university to open in Pakistan next month

The world's first fee-free university will be operational next month in Pakistan with 600 students enrolled for three different master degrees. Dr Mohammed Amjad Saqib, executive director of Akhuwat, a...

Afghan tensions rise as protest in north turns violent

At least one person was killed and nine were wounded in the Afghan province of Faryab on Wednesday during a protest that underlined the tension between powerful regional leaders...

RBI allows Bank of China to set up branch in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on Wednesday, issued a licence to the Bank of China (BoC), one of the four biggest state-owned commercial lenders in China, to operate...

Nepal signing energy cooperation agreement with Bangladesh

The government of Nepal is preparing to sign an energy cooperation agreement with the government of Bangladesh in its bid to attract more foreign investment and expand hydropower market. The...

China, Pakistan conduct joint border patrol in Xinjiang

Chinese and Pakistani frontier defence forces conduct joint patrol at a mountainous region in Khunjerab in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region last week. They were respectively assigned to a...

India braces for more U.S. pressure on Iran sanctions

The Government of India is bracing for more “pressure“ from the U.S. on Iran sanctions in the coming weeks, but hopes that there may be an exception made for...

India braces for more U.S. pressure on Iran sanctions

The Government of India is bracing for more “pressure“ from the U.S. on Iran sanctions in the coming weeks, but hopes that there may be an exception made for...

US increases push for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan

The United States is pushing hard to take advantage of the momentum for peace talks generated in Afghanistan due to a brief cease-fire during the Muslim holy festival of...

US increases push for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan

The United States is pushing hard to take advantage of the momentum for peace talks generated in Afghanistan due to a brief cease-fire during the Muslim holy festival of...

Doklam to attain priority during Bhutan PM’s visit

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is arriving in New Delhi on Thursday (July 5) as part of a three-day visit, according to an Indian Express report. During the visit, both...

India wants to operate world’s emptiest airport in Sri Lanka

An Indian delegation is in Colombo to discuss a possible joint venture to operate Sri Lanka's loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, the government said Wednesday. The USD 210...

India can now attack any target in China with a nuclear weapon

India’s first nuclear-capable missile able to reach all of China will soon be inducted into the country’s armed forces. On July 1, The Economic Times reported that the first batch...

India can now attack any target in China with a nuclear weapon

India’s first nuclear-capable missile able to reach all of China will soon be inducted into the country’s armed forces. On July 1, The Economic Times reported that the first batch...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 months

Japan will send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean for a second straight year as it looks to bolster its presence in the...

South Asian Development Fund to be converted into full-fledged bank

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), comprising eight nations including India and Pakistan, has unanimously approved a plan to convert the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) to a...