Daily Archives: November 25, 2018

WRIT SEEKING STAY ON 11TH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

A writ has been filed with the High Court seeking a stay on the schedule of the 11th parliamentary elections to be held on 30 December. Advocate Eunus Ali Akand...

KARTARPUR CORRIDOR: SUSHMA TIED UP, TWO OTHER MINISTERS TO GO FOR PAK EVENT

India will send two Union ministers, Harsimrat Kaur and Hardeep Puri, to attend the ground-breaking ceremony for Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan even though external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on...

ISIS CLAIMS ATTACK ON AFGHAN ARMY BASE IN WHICH AT LEAST 27 SOLDIERS DIED

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group on Saturday (Nov 24) claimed a suicide attack inside a packed mosque on an Afghan army base that a senior...

LANKAN PRESIDENT READY TO APPOINT NEW PM IF PARLIAMENT FOLLOWS STANDING ORDERS

President ready to appoint new PM if Parliament follows Standing Orders. As the country’s political turmoil entered the second month, President Maithripala Sirisena declared that he would appoint a...

Why the 2019 election may be the most crucial in India’s history

In April-May next year an estimated 900 million Indians will be heading to the polls to elect their next parliament. In the 70-odd years since India's independence, this will...

What’s in a name? For India’s Muslims, a lot of hurt

Indians have often demanded that the countries to which they have migrated should, after a suitable period, grant them citizenship. If a government refuses to do so, they become...

Booze Ban shows Myanmar economy largely off limits to foreigners

In a small and musty liquor store in downtown Yangon, a stock boy reaches behind rows of cheap Myanmar-made whisky and grabs a bottle of Jack Daniels. “If we know...

Beijing redefines and recalibrates ties with Asia

When Professor Yan Xuetong, a leading strategic thinker in China and dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University, told the media last month that China is...

Both countries able to solve issues through dialogue: Indian NSA at border talks with...

In the 21st round of India-China border talks held at Dujiangyan city on Saturday, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said the two neighbouring countries need to send a signal...

US soldier, 2 Afghan troops killed in Afghanistan

The US military said Saturday that a service member has been killed in Afghanistan, while in a separate incident two Afghan soldiers died when their helicopter failed to land...

Returning refugees face uncertainty in eastern Myanmar settlement

Black diesel smoke belches from a rusty engine that pumps water to the relatively new eastern Myanmar town of Lay Kay Kaw, about 5 kilometers from a local reservoir....

Sikh Pilgrims rejoiced with a ‘Bhangra’ welcome in Pakistan

The Sikh Pilgrims rejoiced with a Bhangra welcome given from Government of Pakistan after reaching to Lahore. Nearly 3500 Sikh Pilgrims have reached Lahore, Pakistan via Wagah border from...

For better link, India seeks to widen 35km of Bangladesh road

Confident of completing a bridge before 2020 that will directly link Tripura with Bangladesh, India is keen to fund widening of a 35km narrow road in the neighbouring country that will...

Pakistan PM Imran Khan orders tents for the homeless

As snow has blanketed parts of northern Pakistan and with some places recording sub-zero temperatures, tents had been ordered to be set up in Lahore and other Pakistani cities...

Myanmar-U.S. trade hits over 450 mln USD in mini-budget period

Trade between Myanmar and the United States totaled over 455.7 million U.S. dollars in the six-month mini-budget or transitional period from April to September this year, according to the...

Sri Lankan President Sirisena to pen book on current political crisis

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who last month abruptly sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapksa, will write a book on his "unsuccessful...

MOST BNP PICKS RAN BEFORE

For the December 30 election, the BNP will be banking on party nominees of 2001 and 2008 parliamentary polls. Over the last few days, the BNP nomination board has finished...

Bus-and-market signal to Bhutan

New Delhi will build a bus terminus and a market complex near the Bhutan border at Chamurchi in Jalpaiguri district, signalling its intent to engage with the new government...

FM QURESHI INVITES SUSHMA SWARAJ FOR KARTARPUR GROUND BREAKING

Islamabad reached out to New Delhi once again on Saturday with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi inviting his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur...

Multi layered air defence: How S-400 fits into India’s scheme of things

The peace at the border is to a large extent dependent on how well a country is prepared to retaliate attacks. It may seem like irony, but strategic assets...

1 Rifle, 2 targets: Indian industry confused over army move

Indian Army’s search for a new assault rifle to arm its troops has left the private industry utterly confused as two parallel procurement procedures seem to be in play...