Daily Archives: September 27, 2018

ADULTERY NO LONGER A CRIME, SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN SECTION 497

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down a 150-year-old law that considers adultery to be an offence committed by one man against another, and has been criticised for...

US’S MARINE CORPS F-35BS TO START OPERATION IN AFGHANISTAN

The stealth aircraft are ready to provide close air support to US troops in the country. US Marine Corps F-35B Lightning fighter jet could fly its first ever combat mission...

IS A MOSQUE INTEGRAL TO ISLAM? SUPREME COURT VERDICT TODAY

The Supreme Court will deliver a key ruling today in a case related to the Ayodhya dispute of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid matter. The Supreme Court has to decide if...

INU URGES EDITORS TO POSTPONE HUMAN CHAIN

Urging the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) to postpone its Saturday's human chain protesting against the Digital Security Bill, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Wednesday invited the editors to...

ADB SEES PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY SLOWING DOWN IN CURRENT FISCAL

Anticipating a one percentage point fall in the rate of growth and two percentage points rise in inflation during the current fiscal year, the Asian Development Bank has advised...

PM MODI HONOURED WITH UN’S HIGHEST ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the UN’s highest environmental honour, bestowed upon five other individuals and organisations, for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and...

Pakistan, Russia to ink $10 billion offshore pipeline deal

In a major breakthrough, Pakistan and Russia are set to sign a $10-billion offshore gas pipeline deal on September 27 in Moscow, a project planned by the latter to...

Amid US sanctions, India said to cut Iran Oil imports to zero in November

India isn't planning to buy any Iranian oil in November, raising the prospect that Tehran will lose another major customer as U.S. sanctions hit and spurring speculation over whether...

Russia calls for political settlement in Afghanistan

Russia on Wednesday ruled out a military solution in Afghanistan, calling for a political solution to the conflict. Currently on a visit to Tehran, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev...

Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih calls India the island nation’s ‘closest ally’

Narendra Modi called Solih on Monday to congratulate him on his election victory and talk about bilateral ties. Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih calls India the island nation’s ‘closest ally’ Maldives...

Nepal to propose new gas pipeline with India

Nepal will propose extension of the Mothihari-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline up to Chitwan with India during the first meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Working Group on Petroleum and Gas scheduled...

Bangladesh appeals for more Rohingya aid

Bangladesh appears to be coming to terms with the fact that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees languishing in camps on its soil after fleeing violence in neighboring...

Maldives opposition still quiet over coalition agreement

The Maldives opposition remained quiet Wednesday over details of a coalition agreement that was only vaguely mentioned in the campaign manifesto. The joint candidate of four opposition parties, Ibrahim Mohamed...

Myanmar’s delaying tactics blocking Rohingya return, Bangladesh PM says

Bangladesh’s leader accused neighboring Myanmar of finding new excuses to delay the return of more than 700,000 Rohingya who were forced across the border over the past year, and...

India proposes free trade agreement with Bangladesh

India has proposed Bangladesh to consider negotiating a free trade agreement including goods, services and investment to promote two-way commerce and investments. Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, who...

Defence crumbles on deal with Dassault

A statement available in the public domain has struck at the root of the message the Narendra Modi government has tried to convey by insisting that Anil Ambani’s Reliance...

IAF successfully test fires air-to-air Astra missile

The Indian Air Force on Wednesday successfully test fired the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Astra from a Su-30 aircraft, the Defence Ministry said. The missile, tested...

Maldives must tread carefully as it seeks to rebalance ties with China, India, analysts...

China is “bracing for the worst” after the Maldives voted to oust Beijing-friendly President Abdulla Yameen, analysts said on Monday, while warning that the island nation should tread carefully...

Why Bhutan’s 2018 general election results could concern India

The Bhutanese preliminary election to the National Assembly recently sprung quite an unexpected surprise. The ruling party has been mauled in the preliminary stages itself. It stands third among...

Central Asian role in Afghan peace process should not be overlooked

Kazakhstan this month hosted the first Regional Conference on Women’s Empowerment in Afghanistan. Held in the capital, Astana, it brought together delegations from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan,...

Suu Kyi: from Myanmar’s icon of democracy to collaborator in the Rohingya Muslim genocide

It “could have been handled better” must be the most anaemic, dismissive public comment by a national leader concerning one of the world’s most disastrous contemporary tragedies. Aung San...
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