Daily Archives: November 10, 2018

TALIBAN REITERATES ITS FOCUS IS ON WITHDRAWAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS

Taliban delegation in Moscow said they would first discuss issues concerning the US, including troop withdrawal before talking to the “Afghan side”. Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, a Taliban representative who...

LANKAN OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT IN SUPREME COURT ON NOV. 12

Sri Lanka’s opposition parties are to challenge the dissolution of parliament in the Supreme Court, opposition MP, M.A.Sumanthiran said. “We will do it the first thing in the morning on...

THE KNOWNS AND UNKNOWNS OF US-IRAN OIL SANCTION WAIVERS

The United States on Monday re-imposed sanctions against Iran’s oil exports to punish Tehran for its involvement in several Middle Eastern conflicts. Washington had been pushing governments to cut imports...

RUSSIA CHALLENGES U.S. IN HOSTING TALIBAN AT AFGHAN TALKS

Russia challenged the U.S. by hosting the Taliban at a Moscow peace conference in the latest source of friction between the two former Cold War foes. Representatives from the Afghan...

SUPPORT FOR BANGLADESH’S DEV, INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS TO CONTINUE: CHINA

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said China will continue supporting Bangladesh's various economic development and infrastructure projects. He conveyed this to Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque at a...

INDIA’S AILING SUGAR INDUSTRY GETS CRUCIAL EXPORT ACCESS TO CHINESE MARKET

India is the largest producer of sugar in the world with 32 million ton production in 2018. But, excess production has led to a steady decline in sugar prices,...

The lost verse: Why is Iqbal going out of fashion?

Once upon a time, once upon a recent time in fact, young Urdu poets frequently used to talk about Iqbal’s poetry in both formal and social settings — Iqbal,...

President Sirisena dissolves parliament, elections on January 05

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the country’s parliament in a move that was anticipated but denied staunchly by Sirisena’s aides until the actual signing of the Gazette Friday...

Bangladesh takes full control of Bangabandhu-1 satellite

Thales Alenia Space which developed Bangladesh's first geostationary communications satellite, Bangabandhu-1, on Friday handed over its transmission and operation management to Bangladesh. A delegation of the Franco-Italian aerospace company handed...

British Backpacker Society returns to Pakistan

The British Backpacker Society has announced that its members will be returning to Pakistan later this week to travel to northern areas to enjoy the natural beauty and its...

PM Modi to attend Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s swearing-in ceremony on Nov 17

Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party’s candidate who emerged victorious over incumbent president Abdulla Yameen in the election held on September 23, had extended the invitation during a phone...

US War On Terror Kills Nearly 147,000 In Afghanistan

The report says that the number of indirect deaths was several times larger than deaths caused by direct war violence. The US-led war on terrorism has killed about 507,000 people...

Southwest China’s Tibet seeks closer ties with Nepal, India via e-commerce at CIIE

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is making efforts to link itself to Nepal, India and other South Asian countries in cross-border e-commerce trade, officials told the Global Times on...

JF – 17 Thunder exhibits dazzling aerial performance at Zhuhai air show China

JF-17 Thunder exhibited its dazzling aerial performance in front of the delegations of various air forces and aviation industries on the third day of Zhuhai Air Show at China. The...

India to Receive First Batch of K-9 Vajra Self-Propelled Howitzers This Month

The first batch of ten K-9 self-propelled howitzers will be delivered to the Indian Army in November. The Indian Army will take delivery of the first batch of ten K-9...

Modi’s office is worried about JNU report that echoes Pakistan concerns on Indus waters

Modi’s office is worried about JNU report that echoes Pakistan concerns on Indus waters A study by researchers from JNU on the effect of climate change on the Indus Basin...

Peace talks in Moscow ‘not about holding negotiations’, say Taliban

Moscow on Friday hosted international talks on Afghanistan aimed at kickstarting direct negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban militant group, both of whom sent delegations. Russia hopes “through joint efforts...

Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation, aid groups say

  A group of 42 aid agencies says the planned return of Rohingya to Myanmar is 'premature' and 'dangerous'. A plan to start repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya back to...

India ready to sell ‘properties’ seized from people who moved to Pakistan, China

India’s government said it will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakistan following partition in 1947 and the wars since, as a way...

Squeezed by an India-China standoff, Bhutan holds its breath

India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with There is a training academy, a military hospital, a golf course — all...

Too close for comfort: China to build port in Myanmar, 3rd in India’s vicinity

India will be closely following the developments following an agreement between China and Myanmar on Thursday to develop a multi-billion dollar deep sea port in Kyaukpyu on the coast...