Daily Archives: September 24, 2018

INDIA CONGRATULATES MALDIVES OPPOSITION CANDIDATE FOR WINNING PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

India, on Monday, congratulated Maldives opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory at Sunday’s Presidential elections and said it hoped that the Maldives Election Commission would officially confirm...

MYANMAR’s EXPORTS REACH 7.64 BILLION

Myanmar’s exports to foreign countries reached US$7.64 billion between 1 April and 14 September of mini-budget period, showing an increase of $1.6 billion compared to last fiscal year, according...

DESPITE WAR RHETORIC BY INDIA, PM CALLS FOR TRADE

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan’s quest for better relations with India should not be construed as weakness because the objective behind this pursuit is to bring...

India, Egypt decide to boost defence cooperation

India and Egypt have decided to ramp up their defence and security ties which will include boosting counter-terror cooperation and carrying out joint exercises by their militaries, officials said. The...

Afghanistan to join CPEC soon, hopes Pak minister

Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia will soon join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a huge regional project, hopes a Pakistani minister. In an interview published on Sunday, Federal Minister for Religious...

Bhutan’s DNT to focus on east constituencies in general election campaign

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) launched their campaign for the General Round of Third National Assembly Election 2018 in presence of the Bhutanese Media in Thimphu Saturday. Speaking to the media,...

India’s PM Modi to visit Nepal again in November

After visiting Nepal in August for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will be visiting the...

Why China buying up ports is worrying Europe

There is rising concern about whether China will use its commercial acquisitions of overseas ports for military purposes, under its drive to put civilian technology and resources to military...

As India’s Ganga runs out of water, a potential food shortage looms

Millions of people living in the lower reaches of the Ganges basin in India may face food shortages in the next three decades if the iconic river continues to...

As Sri Lankan rupee slides further, Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe slug it out

Following the consistent plunging of the Sri Lankan rupee throughout last week and the government’s plans to increase expenditure, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday demanded that the coalition...

Nepal restores $2.5 billion hydropower plant contract to Chinese firm

Nepal’s new government has reversed its predecessor’s decision and has asked China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the nation’s biggest hydropower plant, an official said on Sunday, as it...

Hollande drops a Rafale bomb on India

Anew revelation by former French president Francois Hollande on the India-France deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets has sparked off a fresh round of allegations against Prime Minister...

Rafale fighter aircraft deal broke backbone of IAF, says Prashant Bhushan

Terming the Rafale fighter aircraft deal as “the country’s largest defence scam,” senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan on Sunday said it “severely compromised” national security. The Indian Air Force...

Pakistan still willing to open Kartarpur crossing with India, says minister

Despite Indian government's refusal to engage in dialogue, Pakistani authorities are willing to open the Kartarpur border crossing so that Sikh pilgrims can visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without a...

For Sirisena to take U-turn on Resolution 30/1 at UN General Assembly could be...

In what could be an act of diplomatic suicide, Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena’s expected statement at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the UN Human Rights Commission Resolution

Pakistan is Russia’s new best friend

If Rudyard Kipling met Vladimir Putin, he’d have a stern word for that unsportsmanlike Russian chap. How dare he put his hands on Pakistan! Doesn’t he know the rules of...

MALDIVES OPPOSITION LEADER IBRAHIM MOHAMED SOLIH WINS PRESIDENCY WITH 58.3%: OFFICIAL

Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the country's bitterly fought presidential election with 58.3 per cent of the popular vote, official results showed on Monday (Sept 24). Results released...

Without Rafale, HAL stares at idle capacity problem

Post Rafale miss, the over 30,000 upset officials and staff at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) are a worried lot. For, in the absence of any orders for new...

Calling Bangladeshis termites ‍’despicable’ attack, Amit Shah slammed for statement

People took to Twitter to blast BJP President Amit Shah for his statements drawing parallels between Bangladeshi migrants and termites, saying that it drew paralls to the Third Reich,...

PAKISTAN WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY ACT OF HOSTILITY: PM IMRAN

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will not accept any act of hostility, saying no one should mistake the country’s wish for peace as a sign of...

Qureshi-Pompeo meeting for a “Reset” & Indian strategy

Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, arrived in Washington on Saturday night for a day-long stay before departing for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session to...
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