Daily Archives: November 24, 2018

KARACHI WOMAN COP SAVES CHINESE CONSULATE STAFF FROM TERRORIST ATTACK

A fearless woman officer of Karachi Police, who was once abandoned by relatives in her village for joining a private school, today saved lives of many Chinese diplomatic staff...

SLPP RENEWS CALL FOR CARETAKER GOVT.

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday called on the United National Party (UNP) and other political parties represented in Parliament to assist them in forming a caretaker Government to...

FRENCH NGO FILES COMPLAINT, WANTS CLARIFICATION ON TERMS OF RAFALE DEAL

A French NGO that fights "economic crimes" has filed a complaint with their country's Financial Prosecutor's Office, seeking clarification on the conditions under which the deal for 36 Rafale...

AYODHYA TENSE AHEAD OF RAM TEMPLE EVENTS, VHP ASSURES “DISCIPLINED” CROWD

Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya is headed for a tense weekend with two major events to push for the construction of Ram temple slated for Sunday. First off the block will...

EU NOT TO SEND OBSERVERS, BUT TO KEEP EYES ON POLLS

Though it will not send any observer team because of a lengthy preparatory process, the European Union (EU) will closely monitor the next national election in Bangladesh. The EU will...

PAKISTAN ARRESTS CLERIC WHOSE FOLLOWERS SHUT DOWN CITIES OVER BLASPHEMY

Pakistani authorities on Friday night (Nov 23) arrested an ultra-right religious party leader whose followers have shut down major cities demanding stricter application of stringent laws on blasphemy against...

Sirisena-Rajapaksa group refuses to recognise Speaker as Sri Lanka’s financial woes deepen

Members owing allegiance to the Sirisena-Rajapaksa UPFA alliance on November 23 staged a walkout from parliament over Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s decision not to include more MPs on the Parliamentary...

China strongly condemns attack on Karachi consulate

Beijing on Friday strongly condemned a foiled terror attack which targeted the Chinese Consulate in Karachi and urged Pakistan to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens in the country. Washington and New...

Suicide blast at Afghanistan mosque kills 27 soldiers, the latest in a series of...

A suicide bomber or a remotely denoted bomb is believed to have set off the blast An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the country’s...

Nepal senior opposition leader objects to Yogi Adityanath’s visit

The leader said it was unfortunate that someone who openly advocated for the restoration of Nepal’s status as a Hindu Kingdom was coming to Nepal as the chief guest...

Chinese ambassador dismisses claims of unreasonable debt on Maldives calling it “highly exaggerated”

Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives, Zhang Lizhong has dismissed claims that the Maldives owed the Chinese government a 3-billion-USD debt, stating the figure was "deeply exaggerated", local media reported...

MHPA deadline pushed to December end

The deadline for the commissioning of the 720MW Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority (MHPA) in Trongsa has been now postponed to December end. The MPHA had earlier said the project would...

Arakan Army Claims It Killed 3 Tatmadaw Soldiers in Remote Clash

Three government soldiers were reportedly killed on Thursday during fighting with the Arakan Army (AA) in an area between northern Rakhine State’s Buthidaung Township and Chin State’s Paletwa Township. The...

India to hold naval defence exercise with Maldives 

After edging over China in Male, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic flair would be at play in the island nation of Maldives as the Indian Coast Guard takes part...

The Rafale Deal: The Real Loss to India

'The greatest loss from replacing the 126 Rafale proposal with the 2016 contract for 36 Rafales might not be the extra money paid, but the opportunity that India's aerospace...

Pro-Indian BLA: Ethno-nationalist insurgents or terrorists?

The ethnonational terrorist group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed the responsibility for the attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi. In a post on Twitter, the official page of...

After building spree, just how much does the Maldives owe China?

One week after taking power, the new government of the Maldives says it has no idea how much it owes China, which has led a construction spree in the...

Kartarpur Corridor: A new hope for peace

Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of Kartarpur corridor on November 28, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed on Thursday. India also has seemingly accepted the...

NRC: Foreign tribunals, border forces “pressured” to declare people as ‘foreigners’, finds Amnesty

Amnesty International has found disturbing “political pressure” on Assam’s security forces and the Foreigners’ Tribunal was widespread, with clear instructions from authorities to meet the “targets.” Human rights watchdog Amnesty...

32 killed, 31 injured in explosion in lower Orakzai district: health official

Thirty-two people have been killed and 31 injured in an explosion in Kalaya Bazar area of lower Orakzai tribal district, according to KDA hospital's medical superintendent Farooq Shah. The explosion,...

Baloch separatists claim attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi

Two policemen were killed and a bystander left critically injured in an attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi on Friday morning. Law enforcement officials said they had successfully...