Daily Archives: September 25, 2018

UN CONCERNED ABOUT CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN AIRSTRIKES

UNAMA said it had received information that nine civilians – all members of one family – had been killed in an airstrike in Kapisa. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan...

QUESTIONS RAISED IN SENATE OVER IMRAN’S TALKS OFFER TO INDIA

Senators belonging to the opposition benches on Monday questioned the dialogue offer made by Prime Minister Imran Khan to India at a time when Indian forces had intensified brutalities in held...

PAKISTAN AMONG COUNTRIES AT RISK OF EXCHANGE RATE CRISIS

The rupee has weakened by approximately 18% against the US dollar over the past nine months. There are fears it may further lose its value, however, Pakistan is not...

AYUSHMAN BHARAT: PM MODI NOMINATED FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR LAUNCHING WORLD’S LARGEST...

It must be the impact of the Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest healthcare scheme that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yes, BJP’s Tamil Nadu...

‘PARLIAMENT MUST BRING LAW TO BAN POLITICIANS WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES,’ SAYS SUPREME COURT

Supreme Court on Tuesday while hearing on the PIL seeking to disqualify politician charged in criminal cases from contesting or be disqualified after conviction said, it is for parliament...

MYANMAR ARMY COORDINATED ATROCITIES AGAINST ROHINGYA: US

A US government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a “well-planned and coordinated” campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian nation’s Rohingya...

US REACHES OUT TO NEW MALDIVES LEADER AFTER UPSET WIN AGAINST PRO-CHINA STRONGMAN

The United States on Monday (Sept 24) congratulated the Maldives' incoming president and called for closer ties after his upset win against the Chinese-backed strongman leader. "As a fellow democracy, the United States...

Amit Shah’s termite remark unwanted: Bangladesh Minister

By describing Bangladeshis as ‘termites’ and accusing them of ‘infiltrating’ India, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has made an ‘unwanted’ remark, a senior minister of the Government of...

Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue at UN meeting

When some 146 world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, they are expected to discuss issues of international peace and security as...

Russia may help India to launch country’s first manned space mission

Russia and India can conclude an agreement on the exchange of experience and interaction in preparation for the launch of the first Indian manned space mission, Indian media reported...

Myanmar army chief says ‘no right to interfere’ as UN weighs Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s army chief on Monday warned against foreign interference as world leaders gather at the United Nations to find ways to hold the country’s powerful generals accountable for atrocities...

Bhutan Week opens in India

Commemorating the golden jubilee celebration of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India, Her Majesty Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu graced the opening of the...

Militarization puts women’s issues on the back foot in Kashmir

Political unrest and conflict in the restive north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have often pushed other social issues on to the sidelines. Women in the state have...

Pakistan Navy seeking new jet-powered maritime patrol aircraft

Pakistan Navy’s (PN) Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) – Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi – stated that the PN was seeking a new, jet-powered maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), according to...

Indian Army needs to modernize war doctrines as much as structure

The Indian Army is carrying out a comprehensive exercise to restructure and modernize its force. From the few leaks and snippets available in the public domain, it appears that...

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat after shock election result

The strongman leader of the Maldives on Monday conceded defeat in the presidential election, easing fears of a fresh political crisis in the archipelago at the centre of a...

Pakistan won’t abandon peace efforts despite India’s reluctance: FM Qureshi

India’s reluctance to hold talks with Pakistan will not stop Islamabad from closing doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said,...

India, China to sign internal security cooperation agreement

For the first time, India and China will sign an internal security cooperation agreement during the forthcoming visit of China's Minister of Public Security, marking a new beginning in...

India plans waterway freight corridor via Bangladesh to NE states

The government of India is working on a plan to set up a waterway freight corridor to connect the mainland with the northeastern states via Bangladesh at a cost...

Rafale deal: Congress moves CVC for probe, BJP calls it ‘int’l conspiracy’

The political slugfest between the BJP-led government at the Centre and Congress over the Rafale deal intensified on Monday after the latter moved the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and...

Pakistan takes CPEC to Cairo

Federal ministers, senior government and defence officials, leaders of central banks and principal commercial entities, business and sectoral heads, investors, policymakers and opinion formers from Pakistan, Egypt, China and...
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