Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

GOVT KNOWS HOW NAT’L POLLS TO BE HELD, SAYS CEC

Chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said that the government would be able to say whether or not the upcoming national election would be held under a...

INDIA MULLS UNIFIED DRONE FORCE, NOT SILOS IN EACH WING

Even as a proposal from the Indian Air Force (IAF) Training Command to form a separate cadre for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones remains with the Air Headquarters,...

MAJOR DIPLOMATIC CAMPAIGN TO GET US WAIVER ON S-400

India mounted a major diplomatic-military campaign to convince the US to grant a waiver to its mega $5.43 billion acquisition of five squadrons of S-400 Triumf air defence missile...

PM IMRAN VOWS GREATER CPEC SHARE FOR BALOCHISTAN

While vowing to give Balochistan more than its due share in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the CPEC projects are...

TAX HAVENS REFUSE TO COOPERATE WITH FBR

Pakistan has been unable to get much cooperation from 11 countries known as tax havens around the world to share information on offshore wealth amid a global clampdown on...

4.6-MAGNITUDE QUAKE JOLTS JAMMU AND KASHMIR

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, although there were no reports of casualties or damage to properties. An official of the state...

Bangladesh, 20 other countries to collaborate on renewable energy

Bangladesh and 20 other countries of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) have decided to collaborate with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to create the region's first and...

Railway Route Linking Nepal, India Near To Its Completion

The Janakpur-Jaynagar Railway route which links the two bordering districts of Nepal and India is near to its completion. The only railway route is currently under renovation with the...

Sri Lankan envoy in China says Hambantota Port is not a ‘debt trap’

“If anybody is saying that the Chinese Government gave its money to put Sri Lanka into a ‘debt trap’, I don’t agree with that. It’s an absolutely wrong conclusion,”...

Myanmar delegation arrives in Kathmandu to study about Nepal’s peace process

A Myanmar delegation led by chairman of the Joint Monitoring Committee at Union level (JMC-U) has arrived in Nepal to study about the Himalayan country's peace process, a foreign...

PANKAJ SHARMA APPOINTED INDIA’S AMBASSADOR TO UN CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT

Pankaj Sharma has been appointed as the ambassador and India's permanent representative to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, an official statement said. Mr Sharma is currently the...

200 DELEGATES FOR INDIA-WEST AFRICA BUSINESS CONCLAVE

No fewer than 200 delegates from over 15 African nations alongside 70 business representatives from India’s leading businesses and global brands are to converge on Abuja for the India-West...

DHAKA SUMMONS MYANMAR AMBASSADOR FOR ‘MISREPRESENTING’ BANGLADESH ON MAP

The foreign ministry has summoned Myanmar Ambassador Lwin Oo to protest what officials call Naypyidaw’s ‘misrepresentation’ of Bangladesh on its map. Khursehd Alam, secretary for maritime affairs at the foreign...

FIRST TIME EVER! LONGEST INLAND WATER TRANSPORT MOVEMENT DELIVERS FLY ASH SUCCESSFULLY TO ASSAM...

In a first, fly ash has reached successfully Pandu Port in Assam via Bangladesh, making the longest haulage in inland water transport movement. The fly ash from NTPC, Bihar...

NEPAL, CANADA BILATERAL BODY HOLDS FIRST MEET

The first meeting of Nepal-Canada Bilateral Consultation Mechanism was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development in Ottawa, Canada, on Friday. Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and...

Bhutan: On the eve of the election

Bhutanese, like the people in democratic countries, are witnessing how elections can unfold surprises, bringing the unexpected to power, and taking the most hopeful and confident out of it....

Turn a page and move forward, Bolton urges Pakistan

The White House has said that the United States still believes the inception of a new government in Pakistan provides an opportunity to “turn a page and move forward”...

NRC row: Where does India stand on refugees?

The controversy over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, whose objective is to identify illegal immigrants, mostly from Bangladesh but also from Nepal, refuses to die down....

Mistrust a key challenge in Pak-Afghan ties

To bring about a major change in Pakistan-Afghanistan relations, both the countries need to interact with sincerity, focusing on people and overcoming misperceptions about each other. Overcoming mistrust still...

S-400: Busting some fantastic claims about India’s latest military acquisition

The India-Russia S-400 surface-to-air missile systems deal is expected to bring much-needed safety to India’s skies by defending the cities from multiple targets and guarding critical national assets. The armed...
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