Daily Archives: October 20, 2018

8000 ROHINGYAS TO RETURN TO MYANMAR SOON, FM TELLS ASEM SUMMIT

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State...

J&K: COUNTING UNDERWAY FOR MUNICIPAL POLLS, RESULTS TO BE DECLARED TODAY

The counting of votes for the 52 civic bodies that recently went to polls in Jammu and Kashmir commenced on Saturday. The counting started at 8 a.m. and all the...

CHINA, SE ASIA TO HOLD MARITIME DRILL TO EASE TENSIONS

China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions but which may spark US...

PAKISTAN’S PROGRESS ON FATF REQUIREMENT TERMED UNSATISFACTORY

A delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) has expre­ss­ed dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and counter-terror financing. Informed sources told Dawn that the APG...

BANGLADESHI GUNNED DOWN BY ‘BSF’

A Bangladesh national was allegedly shot to death by members of India's Border Security Force (BSF) in Kantibhita border area in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon early Saturday. The deceased is...

MALDIVIAN OPPOSITION WANTS PRESIDENT YAMEEN TO BE BLOCKED FROM FLEEING BUT RULING PARTY SAYS...

Male, October 20 (Avas): The Maldivian opposition alliance late Wednesday asked the police to investigate increasing reports that outgoing President Abdulla Yameen is preparing to flee the country. But...

AFGHANS TO VOTE IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Polling centers across the country will open at 7am local time in the long-awaited parliamentary elections. Afghans are due to cast their ballots in the long-awaited parliamentary elections today (Saturday)...

TSANGPO BARRIER DAM BREACHED, WATER BOMB HURTLING TOWARDS INDIA

India is holding its breadth as the breached water bomb of river Tsangpo will enter India this afternoon at Imkiyong  and then hurtling towards more populous area of Passighat...

Surveillance: HRW worried at govt move

The Bangladesh government has embarked upon an intensive and intrusive surveillance and monitoring of social media ahead of the national election, raising concern over a chilling effect on speech, Human...

PM Khan to attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative Conference (FIIC) on the "special invitation of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz", according to a...

Donald Trump unlikely to visit India in early 2019, indicates US 

The United States has indicated to India that President Donald Trump may not be able to attend Republic Day as the chief guest owing to intense domestic political commitments. Officially,...

We will form an even stronger Opposition: DPT

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will form an even stronger Opposition in the third Parliament, the party president Pema Gyamtsho said. Having formed the first democratically elected government in 2008,...

Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week after killings

  Parliamentary elections in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, due to be held on Saturday, will be delayed by a week following the assassination of a powerful provincial police commander, according...

Maldives High Court overturns conviction to free Gayoom

Maldives High Court on Thursday freed jailed former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom after overturning his conviction. The 80 year old Gayoom along with two top court judges were convicted of...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s estranged brother fights to sell lakeside home, the symbolic site...

The crumbling lakeside villa, which served as Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison for 15 years during her house arrest, has become the source of a bitter family dispute between...

Congress party and Ranil discuss maritime issues

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi today called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi. Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, Sonia Gandhi, was also present in the meeting, along...

HAL’s jets costlier than foreign ones, says defence ministry audit

Fighter jets made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – the Bengaluru-based defence public sector unit – cost more than the same jets produced abroad by the original equipment manufacturer...

To keep IAF flying, India will pull aircraft from French graveyard

Beginning December, India will literally be pulling aircraft from a graveyard in France to keep the Indian Air Force flying. The Chateaudun base, about 70 kilometres from Paris, is a...

Bhutan votes for change

Winning 30 of the 47 constituencies, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won the third parliamentary national assembly election yesterday. As claimed by party president Lotay Tshering in all campaign speeches, DNT...

CPEC won’t be derailed by misleading reports

Not long ago, I did field research along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route and was very impressed by the progress of infrastructure construction. Here are just a few...

Indo-Russian path to cooperation not rosy

Whether or not India has to pay the price of sanctions for acquiring the S-400 from Russia, it can no longer boast about its democratic partnership with the US....