Daily Archives: September 15, 2018

FM QURESHI HEADS TO KABUL ON FIRST VISIT TODAY

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is set to visit Kabul on Saturday (today) to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior officials during his maiden trip to any...

China’s Norinco to Build 1,320 Megawatt Coal Power Plant in Bangladesh

A local unit under Norinco International, a state-owned construction firm, has penned a deal to build a 1,320 megawatt thermal power plant in Bangladesh. The firm has green lit plans...

Indian Firms to Invest More in Russian Energy Projects – Minister

India and Russia have identified energy cooperation as a pillar of their bilateral relations. In total, including older investments in Sakhalin, Indian investment in Russia’s oil and gas sector...

President Ghani Insists Trump’s Taliban Strategy Is Working

President Ashraf Ghani says that if US troops were to withdraw, the country would become a breeding ground for terrorism. As insecurity grows in parts of the country along with...

China to extend Tibet rail to India border via Nepal

Tibet said it would ‘open up’ to private investment in the trade and business sector from 2020 with Beijing seeking to penetrate the massive South Asian market via Nepal....

Bhutan to vote in primary election round on Saturday

The polling for the primary round will start from 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. Image for representational purpose only Bhutan will vote in...

NEW ALLIANCE PLACES 5-POINT DEMAND FOR POLLS-TIME GOVT

The new alliance, led by Badruddoza Chowdhury and Kamal Hossain, on Friday placed five-point demand to the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) for the formation of an election-time neutral...

Warning bells for India? China inducts ‘sniper platoon’ and ‘anti-jamming systems’ in PLA

In what can be seen as a security challenge for India, China has reportedly inducted ‘Sniper Platoon’ of a Mobile Infantry Battalion in the People’s Liberation Army. According to the...

India should shed ‘world’s largest arms importer’ tag: Defence Production Secretary

Secretary in the department of defence production (DP) Ajay Kumar on Friday said India has overtaken China as the world's largest arms importer and should shed the tag. He said the...

Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters

In a surprise move last week, Nepal was granted access to Chinese land and sea ports, ending Kathmandu’s dependence on Indian ports. While the move is just one of...

Exclusive: India’s Iran oil purchases to fade ahead of U.S. sanctions

Indian refiners will cut their monthly crude loadings from Iran for September and October by nearly half from earlier this year as New Delhi works to win waivers on...

Why Three Former Chief Ministers Are Boycotting the Civic Polls in Restive J&K

On September 5, National Conference president and three-time chief minister Farooq Abdullah announced that his party would boycott the upcoming civic body polls in Jammu and Kashmir until the...

Assam govt to urge Supreme Court to order re-verification of NRC ahead of claims

The Assam government has decided to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking an order that re-verification of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) be completed before the...

Afghan conflict could be deadlier than Syria in 2018: analysts

The Afghan conflict could overtake Syria as the deadliest conflict in the world this year, analysts say, as violence surges 17 years after the US-led invasion. The grim assessment contrasts...

World’s longest straight-line sea route connects Pakistan to Russia

Pakistan has the world’s longest possible straight-line water route in the world that connects it to Russia. The straight-line of 32,000 kilometers will begin from the Southern coast of...

Pakistan, Turkey to revive FTA talks

Pakistan and Turkey on Friday decided to restart negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) after talks between the visiting Turkish foreign minister and Pakistani authorities. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu...

New UN report links India’s ruling party with violence

A new United Nations report has linked India's pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with violence and inflammatory speeches against religious minorities. U.N. special rapporteur Tendayi Achiume, an independent human rights...

FDI DROPS 35% AS INVESTORS WAIT FOR ECONOMIC POLICY CHANGES

Foreign investors largely remained shy of driving up investments in Pakistan’s economy as they waited for clarity on economic policies to be announced shortly by the new government. Foreign direct...

SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION CAUSED FIGHTER JET CRASH IN 2013: AIR FORCE CHIEF

Sleep deprivation because of social media use by a pilot had caused a crash of an Indian Air Force fighter jet in 2013, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa...

IN INDIA’S UTTARAKHAND ,CM RAWAT VOWS TO EXPEL `BANGLADESHIS OR ROHINGYA’

Indian state Uttarakhand’s chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that his government will weed out all infiltrators, irrespective of whether they are Bangladeshis or Rohingyas, reports news agency ANI. “We...

‘Why should I feel scared?’

Prof. K.S. Bhagavan, 73, is a well-known Kannada litterateur based in Mysuru. He taught English at the University of Mysore for 37 years before retiring in 2005 and is...