Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

PAKISTAN, RUSSIA AGREE TO EXTEND VALIDITY OF $2 BILLION DEAL

Pakistan has extended the validity period of a $2-billion deal for the North-South gas pipeline which will be laid by Russia under a government-to-government arrangement.  Earlier, the two governments signed...

NEPAL TO LAUNCH ITS OWN SATELLITE IN A YEAR

Sixty-two years after the then-Soviet Union launched its first satellite into outer space, Nepal is finally preparing to send its first 'nanosatellite'. According to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology...

ECB SAYS ALL SET FOR THE NA GENERAL ELECTION 2018

The nation will go to the polls on Thursday to cast their votes in National Assembly General Election 2018. Out of 438,663 registered voters, 304,659 are expected to exercise...

SAMANGAN’S POLICE SECURITY CHIEF KILLED IN CLASH WITH TALIBAN

Samangan’s police spokesman said that the clash started Monday night in Zerki village of Darah Sof Payan district of the province. Samangan’s police security chief, General Khawani Tahari along with...

VERDICT IN ZIA CHARITABLE CASE OCT 29

The verdict in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others will be announced on October 29. Judge Md Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Court-5...

Political machinations in Sri Lanka deepen as economy continues to take hit

The unending rise of fuel prices in Sri Lanka has clearly put the government on the defensive with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera claiming that...

Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia to sign defence deal

Bangladesh is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to the kingdom. Hasina will leave Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon on...

PM to talk economic, defence cooperation during China visit in November

Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach China on November 3 for a three-day visit where he will meet Chinese president and high-level officials. The PM is expected to hold talks...

Nepal to sign labour pact with Malaysia on Oct 29

Nepal and Malaysia are due to sign a labour agreement in two weeks’ time. The two countries will sign the bilateral agreement on October 29, according to Mahesh Prasad...

Israel to grant 5-year work visas Sri Lankan migrant workers

Israeli officials have agreed to grant a five-year work visa for Sri Lankan migrant workers who will be working in the agriculture sector. The agreement has been reached during bilateral...

India, China launch joint training for Afghanistan, plan more projects

India and China launched a program on Monday to train Afghan diplomats and China’s ambassador said it would likely be followed by joint programs in other fields to help...

President Alvi hopes Pakistan, India can agree upon framework for strategic stability

Pakistan’s president Arif Alvi on Monday said that he hoped India and Pakistan could agree upon a framework for strategic stability. He was speaking at a conference, titled 'The Global...

China supports IMF evaluation of Pakistan’s financial situation

China said it supported the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in carrying out an objective and professional evaluation of Pakistan’s financial situation, adding that the relevant measures should not affect...

Verdict looms in Maldives election challenge

The Supreme Court of Maldives inched closer Monday to a decision on President Abdulla Yameen’s petition to annul the September 23 election. As hearings entered its second day amid growing...

China positions submarine and rescue vehicle in Indian Ocean

China has deployed a submarine in the Indian Ocean in October after a gap of over a year. Senior officials in the Defence Ministry told India Today that a...

Pakistan, Poland agree to enhance defense cooperation

The armed forces of Pakistan and Poland have agreed to further enhance mutual collaboration and defence ties between the two countries. The understanding came at a meeting between Deputy Commander...

US-Taliban talks

A Publicly acknowledged meeting between a US envoy and the Afghan Taliban is perhaps another sign that the US is, at long last, willing to acknowledge the political and...

India should take lessons on electoral reforms from Bhutan

While Election Commission of India is trying its best to fine-tune the election process, Bhutan is definitely the best place in the neighbourhood to draw inspirations from. As the National...

Rohingya: ‘Better to kill us in India than deport us to Myanmar’

Jafar Alam sits by a small grocery shop in the Rohingya refugee camp in New Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. A police officer who visited the camp had asked Alam to...

India tests US patience with Russia weapons deal

India’s decision to buy Russian anti-aircraft weapons threatens to jeopardize a landmark defense cooperation agreement with the United States, senior Republican senators warned this week. “It does affect that,” Sen....

Can Myanmar find internal peace with its ethnic rebels? Aung San Suu Kyi is...

Senior figures from Myanmar’s military and government will meet ethnic minority armed group leaders in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, as part of plans to move ahead with the...