Daily Archives: November 7, 2018

LAWYER OF FREED PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN WOMAN ASIA BIBI TO SEEK ASYLUM IN NETHERLANDS: REPORTS

The lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan will seek political asylum in the Netherlands, Dutch news website NU.nl reported on Tuesday...

PAKISTAN, IMF TO START BAILOUT TALKS TODAY

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are set to begin talks for a second bailout package in five years, amid Finance Minister Asad Umar’s proclamation that an immediate...

EC ORDERS TO SEND POLLING MATERIALS TO FIELD LEVEL NOV 8

The Election Commission (EC) has issued an official letter asking the authorities concerned to send nomination forms and other polling materials to field level on November 8. The official letter,...

FACEBOOK MUST ACT TO STOP INCITEMENT AHEAD OF 2020 MYANMAR POLL: REPORT

Myanmar's 2020 elections may be fertile ground for "incitement to violence" and Facebook should prepare now, an assessment of the tech giant's presence in the country warned Tuesday, as...

Pakistan to maintain strategic balance with India

Adviser to the National Command Authority (NCA) of Pakistan retired Lt Gen Khalid Kidwai on Tuesday (Nov 6)  said Pakistan would not follow India’s suit in developing a defence...

Pakistan begins talks with IMF to negotiate bailout

Pakistan begins nearly two weeks of talks with the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday over what would be the South Asian country’s 13th IMF bailout since the 1980s to...

India has yet to commit to attending Afghan peace talks in Moscow

The Indian government has yet to decide on taking part in Russia's second initiative in brokering a peace accord between the Taliban and Afghanistan administration. The Moscow format meet...

Bhutan’s first female pilot now first female captain

From making national headlines as the first female pilot in 2006 and now as the first female captain, Ugyen Dema continues to break gender barrier in Bhutan’s aviation field. The...

Vivian, Suu Kyi discuss repatriation of refugees

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan discussed the repatriation of Rohingya refugees with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw yesterday, a day after he visited refugee...

Chinese firm to rehabilitate TIA runway, taxiway

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Tuesday (Nov 6) signed a contract with a state-owned enterprise of China called China National Aero Technology International Engineering Corporation to rehabilitate...

India ‘advance team’ in Maldives ahead of Modi’s visit

An advance team from the Indian government is in the Maldives to discuss the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's presidential inauguration, according to India...

Chandi Chowk to China: Pak-China bus service begins

The Pakistan-China bus service commenced its first trip Tuesday (Nov 6). The bus will take the passengers from Lahore, Pakistan to Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China. The bus service has...

Myanmar still using Telecom Law to silence critics despite amendments

Changes to the Telecommunications Law have done little to halt its use by politicians and officials to silence their critics, with 62 legal cases having been filed under Article...

Pakistan’s immediate balance of payments crisis is over: finance minister

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday claimed that Pakistan's "balance of payments crisis is over" and assured that China is committed to providing short-term relief to Pakistan as...

Exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already struggled to respond to climate change, writes Austin Bodetti....

Modi’s claim about nuclear deterrence is more event management than substance

With a nudge from those keen on governmental image management, the Indian Navy has carried out its version of the 2016 ‘surgical strikes’ by launching a mission that is...

Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government oversold Wuhan summit

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan left China without an immediate bailout promise he was seeking for his country’s teetering economy, but that’s hardly good news for India. Relief may yet...

Bhutan’s balancing act between China and India

In October 2018, the center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won the general elections of Bhutan by taking 30 of 47 national assembly seats, while the governing party — the...

Alice Wells visits Pakistan Foreign Office, discusses progress in bilateral ties

Senior US diplomat Alice Wells on Tuesday held delegation-level discussions with senior officials of the Pakistan Foreign Office to review progress on bilateral relations. Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant...

GUARD POLLING STATIONS, KAMAL ASKS PEOPLE

Jatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain has said the people of Bangladesh would brave repressive measures by the regime to restore their voting rights. Addressing a Suhrawardy Udyan rally on...

BANGLADESH POLICE SAY TOP EXTREMIST SHOT DEAD

Bangladesh police said on Tuesday (Nov 6) they had killed the chief of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe...