Daily Archives: October 14, 2018

Pakistan warns of “10 surgical strikes” if India carries out even one

Pakistan on Saturday warned of "10 surgical strikes" against India in response to a single such attack, in the latest war of words between the two estranged nuclear-armed neighbours. Major...

CHINA FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI SET TO VISIT INDIA IN DECEMBER

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is set to visit India in December to co-chair a meeting on building closer people ties, implementing a decision taken earlier this year by...

AFGHANISTAN ELECTIONS: EXPLOSION HITS POLL MEETING IN TAKHAR

The number of people killed when a bomb went off at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan has climbed to at least 22, Afghan officials said. Khalil Aser, spokesman for...

BANGLADESH ENVOY FOCUSES ON AIR, WATER AND LAND CONNECTIVITY

The Assistant High Commission of Bangladesh in Guwahati organized its 4th ‘Development Fair’ of the Government of Bangladesh along with a seminar on “Opportunities for Enhancing Bangladesh-India Relationship’ on...

PM IMRAN INAUGURATES CLEAN AND GREEN PAKISTAN CAMPAIGN

Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the Clean and Green Pakistan Drive Action Day campaign by planting a tree at a local college here on Saturday. Interacting with the college...

US BOLSTERING MILITARY PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

The U.S. is deploying a contingent of 148 soldiers to Afghanistan in a move that will boost its military presence in the country. The soldiers are members of the 42nd...

SRI LANKA-KUWAIT TALKS STRESS BIGGER ROLE FOR PRIVATE SECTOR

Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Kuwait Commerce and Industry Minister Khaled Nasser Al-Roudan exchange documents after Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) meeting in Kuwait. Ambassador of Sri Lanka...

India asks Bangladesh for details about Mahyco’s Bt brinjal

Dhaka gave its nod for Mahyco’s Bt brinjal in 2013 and about 50,000 farmers are growing the vegetable this year. Photo: Mint India’s biotech regulator, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee...

Pakistan moving steadily towards enhanced stability: COAS

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan is moving steadily towards enhanced stability and is ready to take the Pakistan-UK bilateral security...

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan sign agreement on electricity supply

Signing of the agreement between the energy ministries of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan transmission line project took place In Ashgabat, according to Turkmenistan Today. The foundation-laying ceremony of...

Bangladesh elected UNHRC member

Bangladesh has been elected a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the next three years. The election to the council was held in New York yesterday. “Bangladesh...

Snowstorm Kills at Least 8 Climbers in Nepal

At least eight climbers, including a South Korean world-record holder, were killed after a violent snowstorm ripped through their camp in the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, officials said on...

Singapore agency predicts a positive forecast for Myanmar economy

Ships and gantry cranes at the Asia World Port Terminal, located along the Yangon city river, in Yangon. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP A positive forecast and outlook in terms of...

Sri Lanka apparel exports up 7.8-pct in Aug despite Brexit hit

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports grew 7.8 percent from a year earlier to 444 million dollars in August 2018, despite a fall in exports to the European Union amid Brexit...

Bad loans, financial literacy stand between India and its dream of becoming a 5...

India has set itself an ambitious task of clocking an overall gross domestic product (GDP) of 5 trillion dollars by 2025. In order to cross the mark, a working...

Bhutan: The elephant in the room

By this time next week, it will be clear who will form the new government. The third democratically elected government will implement the ambitious 12th Plan with an estimated...

Renaming India: Saffronisation of public spaces

In August 2018, India's Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government renamed the historic Mughalsarai Junction Railway Station in the state of Uttar Pradesh after the right-wing Hindu ideologue...

US considers taking ‘measures’ against undermining forces while power transfer in Maldives

The US will consider undertaking "appropriate measures" against anyone who undermines a peaceful transfer of power in the Maldives, a top State Department official has said, expressing concern over...

China moves to bring Nepal into its sphere of influence

Many of the dozens of Hindu and Buddhist temples dotted around Kathmandu’s Durbar Square were devastated in the April 2015 earthquake. Where ornate, Unesco-designated shrines once regally stood for...

S-400, Modi snubs Trump

Putin’s visit to India earlier in October has paved the way for Indo-Russia deal on purchase of advance Air Defence Weapon System, the S400 at the whooping cost of...

Freely chose Reliance as offsets partner: Dassault Aviation

Countering a report in French news portal Mediapart which cited a Dassault document of May 2017 to claim that the Rafale manufacturer had told its workers it was “imperative...