Daily Archives: October 25, 2018

ALLAHABAD RENAMED, IN TIME FOR THE POLLS

Mr Akshat Lal Srivastava, a history enthusiast, went to sleep in a city he loved and knew like the back of his hand, but woke up to a new...

NATO SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO FIND POLITICAL SOLUTION TO CONFLICT

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Wednesday that NATO supports efforts to find a political and peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. He said their efforts...

MYANMAR DRAWS UP AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN FOR YANGON REGION

Myanmar has drawn up a three-year master plan (2018-2021) for development of agriculture in Yangon region and the plan will soon be implemented, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. It was...

BANGLADESH RANKS 39 IN GLOBAL BRAND VALUE

Bangladesh has ranked 39 in a global brand value index, a report says. It has a brand value of US $257 billion, up 24 per cent from last year. The...

ALOK VERMA WAS COLLECTING DOCUMENTS RELATED TO RAFALE SCAM, FORCIBLY SENT ON LEAVE: RAHUL...

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing CBI Director Alok Verma in a bid to stop him from investigating the Rafale "scam". He also alleged...

PAKISTAN OFFERS TO MEDIATE IN YEMEN WAR: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated his government’s policy of zero tolerance against corruption and corrupt practices, promising that all crooked elements, who had done injustice to the...

China launches new rail, road cargo linking Lanzhou with Islamabad

China has launched a new rail and road cargo service linking Lanzhou, capital of northwest China’s Gansu Province, with Islamabad in Pakistan, China Daily reported. The first train carrying 30...

India denies reports of discussion to buy F-16 for CAATSA waiver on S-400 deal

The Indian government has categorically denied reports about an ongoing discussion between Washington and New Delhi on the possible purchase of F-16 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force...

Iran, India, Afghanistan sign transit agreement

Iran, India and Afghanistan inked an agreement here Tuesday on the transit of goods via Iran's southeastern port city of Chabahar, Tehran Times reported. The agreement was signed during the...

Bhutan’s domestic credit at 107.8B

Financial institutions in Bhutan lent Nu 107.8B in the domestic market as of June this year. The economy saw domestic credit swell by Nu 12B in a span of 12...

Nepal-China relations to bear more fruits: DPM Pokhrel

Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel expressed his belief that the friendly relations subsisting between Nepal and the People’s Republic of China would be more fruitful and deeper in...

Sri Lanka wants Chinese help to recover evidence of “assassination plot”

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday won permission from a court to ask Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei to help recover data from a phone used by a police informant who...

India plans trade deal talks to boost exports to China

India is devising a plan to boost shipments of around 200 products to China and narrow the deficit with its biggest trading partner, a person with knowledge of the...

Welcoming greater participation in dev’t projects, Lankan PM plays up India visit

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is said to have secured India’s support following strong assurances by him to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and other high public officials...

Mehbooba urges centre to resume dialogue with Pakistan

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday appealed to the Centre for the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan to end the...

Pakistani minister presents potential strategic conflict resolution model for Kashmir

Pakistan’s Federal Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen M Mazari has stated that Pakistan needs to aggressively put forward concrete proposals for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute on the...

India, Bangladesh discuss issues pertaining to improvement of inland water transportation

India and Bangladesh discussed various issues pertaining to the protocol arrangements and improvement of inland water transportation between the two countries in the 19th Standing Committee meeting under 'Protocol...

Pakistan okays sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee for the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force...

The Rafale deal points to larger problems

Many facts of the “Rafale scandal” are yet to come out and it is entirely plausible that the full picture will never be known. It is also impossible to...

Rumblings in CBI, India’s top anti-graft body, opens can of worms

Officially, India’s deep state has gone to war, as senior officials of the country’s top anti-corruption agency were divested of their roles and asked to go on leave in...

Is US-Taliban dialogue a possibility?

According to a Wall Street Journal report, a U.S envoy met with the Taliban representatives in Qatar to push forward the stagnant dialogue process. The Journal, citing a person...