Daily Archives: October 24, 2018

PAKISTAN SECURES US$6 BILLION AID PACKAGE FROM SAUDI ARABIA

Pakistan said Saudi Arabia agreed to a US$6 billion (S$8.27 billion) support package to bolster Islamabad's dwindling finances following a second visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to Riyadh...

BANGLADESH RANKS LONELY PLANET’S 7TH BEST VALUE DESTINATION

In a recent report showcasing the best-in-value travel destinations for 2019, Lonelyplanet.com has ranked Bangladesh 7th in their meticulously-crafted list of the top ten places for affordable adventures. Lonely Planet...

US TREASURY SANCTIONS TARGET TALIBAN, IRANIAN BACKERS

The United States targeted Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency on Tuesday with sanctions against eight individuals, including two linked to the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The individuals, who also include...

CBI DIRECTOR, NO. 2 OFFICER SENT ON LEAVE, 11 OTHERS TRANSFERRED IN MIDNIGHT DRAMA

HIGHLIGHTS Rakesh Asthana has been booked by his own agency in a corruption case Asthana has accused Alok Verma of being corrupt and of interfering in his work 2...

WOMAN HARASSED AT POLICE CHECK-POST

Woman harassed at police check-postA six-minute video has gone viral on social media, showing a young woman being harassed at a police check-post in Rampura at 2:00am Monday. The incident...

Eye on polls, Congress to create mobile app database of 20cr

In an ambitious plan, Congress is set to create a mobile app-database of over 20 crore households and enlist one crore members nationally to manage election booths, the lowest...

Pakistan tribal elders visit China

A Pakistani delegation comprising tribal elders belonging to Bajaur Agency, Khyber Agency, Kurram Agency, Mohmand Agency, Orakzai Agency, North Waziristan and South Waziristan have arrived in China on week-long...

Nepal launches Made-in-China electric buses for 1st time

Nepal is approaching an electric future by launching the Made-in-China electric buses for the first time in the country. Amid a special function organized in Lalitpur on Tuesday, Prime Minister...

NATO soldier killed in Taliban-claimed attack in Afghanistan

A NATO soldier was killed and two others wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack in Afghanistan on Monday, days after a US general was wounded in a shooting on a...

China, Myanmar sign MoU on feasibility study of Muse-Mandalay railway

China and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to conduct feasibility study of a railway linking Muse, a border town in Myanmar's northeastern Shan state, with...

Pakistan braces for a cold, hard economic downturn

Thank God for the glorious weather in Islamabad at the moment. For everything else seems shrouded in bleak despondency, especially the economy. There has been a sharp hike in fuel,...

India further augments aid to Bhutan; makes no entry for China

India-Bhutan Ties get a further boost as Indian PM Narendra Modi has planned to raise financial assistance to the kingdom nation, which already is the biggest recipient of the...

Modi must be held accountable for Kashmir situation, poor voter turnout: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has hit out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he should be made answerable for the situation in the Valley, leading...

Assam Bandh against citizenship bill evokes widespread response

The 12-hour Assam Bandh called by 46 organisations against the citizenship bill evoked a widespread response in the state on Tuesday with markets and financial institutions closed. Though BJP-led Assam...

Pakistan army successfully ends anti-Taliban offensive in Swat valley

Pakistan army on Monday said it "successfully" wrapped up its decade-long anti-Taliban offensive in the restive northwestern valley of Swat. "Today is our victory day and we proudly announced that...

Japan, India likely to sign military logistics pact

India and Japan are finalising a military logistics pact that will allow access to each other’s bases as the two countries tighten their military ties to ward off emerging...

Kiren Rijiju’s presence in bilateral security meet riles China

In a first, India was represented by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as part of its delegation in a bilateral security meet with China. Rijiju, who...

New Bhutan government’s attitude towards India is not clear, this should worry India

It’s a measure of our attitude to neighbours that the outcome of the third, and possibly most consequential general elections in Bhutan that took place last Thursday, hardly figured...

Arms race in South Asia

Pakistan said on Friday that India’s decision to buy S-400 missile defence system from Russia will further destabilise the region and lead to renew the arms race. In a...

The Afghanistan peace process requires a new regional consensus

In recent months, U.S. and Afghan officials have launched a concerted effort to initiate a dialogue with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan. A stalemate in the...