Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

GOA CM MANOHAR PARRIKAR UNDERGOING SERIES OF TESTS: AIIMS

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is undergoing a series of tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, hospital sources said Sunday. Parrikar, who has been undergoing...

IMRAN KHAN ARRIVES IN KARACHI ON ONE-DAY MAIDEN VISIT AS PRIME MINISTER

After assuming the premiership last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Karachi today on his first official visit to the provincial capital. He was received by Governor Sindh and...

BNP DOUBTFUL ABOUT PROPER TREATMENT OF KHALEDA

BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday expressed doubt over the proper treatment of its chairperson Khaleda Zia by the medical...

PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS AFGHAN GOVT LEADERS

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday arrived in Kabul and met with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and discussed...

MASSIVE FIRE BREAKS OUT AT KOLKATA MARKET, 30 FIRE ENGINES AT SPOT

A massive fire broke out last night at a building in central Kolkata's Bagri Market area. About 30 fire engines were trying to douse the fire in the...

Foreign ministers of Pakistan, India to meet in US on 27th September

Foreign ministers of Pakistan and India will meet informally on the sidelines of a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation...

Northern Provincial Council resolution on Sri Lanka and the lambasting of Tamil moderates

Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Provincial Council mid last week unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon the United Nations to hold a referendum on the “political preference of the Tamil-speaking people”.

Afghanistan seeks agriculture tie-ups with India

Afghanistan on Saturday invited Indian businesses to invest in its agriculture sector, promising to roll out great opportunities in the fields of manufacturing, processing, packaging and marketing of farm...

Bangladesh seeks wider investments from India

Bangladesh, armed with India-supported connectivity projects, has sought wider Indian investments in the backdrop of liberal investment atmosphere and high growth rate in the neighbouring country. The Sheikh Hasina government...

Maldives presidential candidates urged to affirm press freedom

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Maldives' two presidential candidates to give firm undertakings to respect press freedom after the Indian Ocean archipelago's leading independent TV channel, Raajje TV,...

Myanmar to sign TPNW

 Union Parliament approved a plan to sign Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on September 14. A total of 10 parliamentarians discussed the letter sent by the President...

South Korea ready to share business, IT know-how with Sri Lanka

South Korea is ready to share its know-how on industrial, business and Information Technology since it has made great strides in these fields today, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang...

India’s shrinking democratic space

With less than a year to go before we head into general elections in the summer of 2019, it is becoming evident that this will be no ordinary electoral...

Indian rupee crisis: ‘Worst is not yet over’

The Indian rupee, which has fallen by more than 12 percent this year against the US dollar, is currently the worst performing currency in Asia. A strong US dollar and...

Brokering peace between Pakistan and India

In moments of crisis, Pakistan and India have become more dependent rather than less dependent, on the outside world, said Dr Moeed Yusuf on Friday. The associate vice president of...

Afghan Taliban to seek prisoner swap as U.S. attempts to broker peace talks

The youngest son of the feared Haqqani terror network’s founder is among hundreds of prisoners whom the Taliban is demanding be released as part of an upcoming round of...

Temple visits by top Indian politicians are boosting tourism in Nepal

It is rare for the prime minister and the Opposition leader of a big country to visit a smaller neighbour on the same day. Yet, late in August, Narendra...

‘Pakistan considering allowing India-Afghanistan trade via its territory’

Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to discuss resumption of trade between Afghanistan and India via Pakistan through the land route, United States ambassador...

Bhutan votes in third ever election as India and China tussle for influence

Voters in Bhutan, “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, went to the polls Saturday in the first round of only the third election in the small Himalayan nation wedged between...

CPEC ignores our “core concerns”, India says at UN

India on Friday raised concern over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council, underlining that the 'China-Pakistan Economic Corridor' (CPEC) project...

Rising Hindu nationalism is eroding India’s secular culture: US report

Hindu nationalism has been a rising political force in India in recent decades, “eroding” its secular nature, a US Congressional report has claimed, as it warned that social media...