Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

RAFALE MINISTER NIRMALA SITHARAMAN A LIAR, MUST RESIGN, SAYS RAHUL GANDHI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday repeated his demand and said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman must resign over the irregularities in the Rafale deal. Attacking Sitharaman, whom he referred as...

CHINA, MYANMAR VOW TO BOOST BELT AND ROAD COOPERATION

Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Ding Zhongli visited Myanmar from Sunday to Tuesday at the invitation of Myanmar's House of Representatives. During his...

COURT TO CONTINUE PROCEEDINGS WITHOUT KHALEDA IN ZIA CHARITABLE TRUST CASE

A makeshift court inside the Old Dhaka jailhouse will continue proceedings in the Zia Charitable Trust case in the absence of BNP chief Khaleda Zia. Khaleda, the lone inmate of...

PM IMRAN WRITES TO MODI, SEEKS RESUMPTION OF DIALOGUE

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for the resumption of talks with India in a letter to Indian premier Narendra Modi, Express News reported. The Foreign Office (FO) said the premier...

GHANI CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON KABUL’S SHI’A COMMUNITY

In an address to guests at an Ashura event in Dasht-e-Barchi, the president said the nation needs to unite to prevent the emergence of sectarianism. Addressing an Ashura ceremony in...

‘Pakistan always stands by Saudi Arabia,’ Khan tells Arabiya TV

Pakistan ‘’always stands by Saudi Arabia,’’ Prime Minister Imran Khan told Arabiya TV on Wednesday, during a visit to the kingdom. ‘’Saudi Arabia helped Pakistan when Pakistan needed help,’’ he...

S-400 deal with Russia in last stage of finalization: Indian defense minister

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has informed that the much awaited S-400 Triumf air defense system deal is in the last stage of finalization.  The statement is being seen...

Russia says Taliban ready to attend Afghan peace talks in Moscow

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday the Taliban was prepared to attend multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, RIA news agency reported. Afghanistan’s deputy foreign minister is...

New Delhi should cherish common development ideal

On September 15 Bhutan's ruling party, the pro-India People's Democratic Party (PDP) was surprisingly knocked out of the country's ongoing National Assembly elections. Indian media soon stated the situation...

China says military ties ‘backbone’ to relations with Pakistan

Military ties between China and Pakistan are the “backbone” of relations between the two countries, a senior Chinese general told Pakistan’s visiting army chief, days after a Pakistani minister...

India’s refurbished KAPS-2 nuclear plant attains ‘criticality’

Two years after the shut down of the Kakrapur Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1&2) due to a leak at Surat in south Gujarat, it’s Unit 2 attained ‘criticality’ early on...

Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over fairness of vote under President Yameen

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday (Sept 23) for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a...

‘Situation in Afghanistan heats up daily because of US presence’

The recent aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan is connected with the interference of the United States in the internal affairs of the country, as well as with Washington's...

As New Delhi readies for Putin visit, Russia quizzes India on secret military pact...

Ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India next month, Moscow has sought assurances from New Delhi that its US-procured equipment would not be used in a way...

America’s F-16 fighter: Made in India?

President Trump wants to bring manufacturing back to American shores. But that doesn't include the components of one of America's prime fighter jets. The F-16 Block 70 , the most...

How a new party trumped the ruling PDP in Bhutan primary polls

The tiny Himalayan kingdom – called Druk Yul in Bhutanese (Land of the Thunder Dragon) – is nestled between economic rivals China and India. It opened up to the...

Afghanistan’s war is unrestricted: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani delivered a speech at the India Foundation on Wednesday after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Ghani said: “Afghanistan serves as a platform...

OPPONENTS OF CPEC SHALL NEVER SUCCEED, SAYS CHINESE PRESIDENT

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that those who oppose the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) shall never succeed as this is an initiative...

Nepal gets access to China ports, analysts say it’s a ‘huge deal’

China has granted Nepal access to its land and seaports, top officials of the two countries announced earlier this month, ending the landlocked Himalayan nation's dependence on India for...

OUSTED PAKISTAN PM NAWAZ SHARIF, DAUGHTER FREED FROM JAIL ON COURT ORDERS

Pakistani authorities released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from jail on Wednesday (Sept 19) after a court suspended prison sentences they got in July over the...

Indians are fast losing faith in Modi’s economy

As the Narendra Modi-led government approaches an election year, the share of Indians feeling confident about the economy has dropped drastically. This year, just 56% of those surveyed by leading...
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