Daily Archives: November 26, 2018

KARTARPUR INITIATIVE PROVES WE STAND FOR PEACE: FAWAD

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, while terming the groundbreaking of Kartarpur Border historic, on Sunday said “Pakistan through its conduct has once again proved that...

PROTEST IN MYANMAR’S RAKHINE STATE OPPOSES REFUGEES RETURN

Protesters in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as "runaway refugees". About 100 people led by Buddhists monks...

BJP WILL NOT ALLOW RESERVATION FOR MINORITIES: AMIT SHAH

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that BJP will not allow Telangana government to implement 12 per cent reservation for minorities. Addressing an election rally at Parkala in Warangal...

KARTARPUR CORRIDOR: MODI GOVT UNPREPARED, RUSHING CEREMONY TO BEAT PAKISTAN, SAYS CONGRESS

A controversy has erupted at Punjab's Dera Baba Nanak, right before the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor. Cabinet minister of the Punjab government Tript Rajinder Singh...

SRILANKA: KEY WITNESS IN NAVY ABDUCTION CASE THREATENED BY CDS

Lieutenant Commander G. Laksiri, a key witness in a case regarding the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in an alleged Navy abduction racket, has been threatened by six...

KAMAL FOR REPLACEMENT OF CEC NURUL HUDA

Gano forum president Kamal Hossain on Sunday demanded the replacement of chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda with a credible person for holding a free and fair national...

Pakistan FM Qureshi welcomes India’s decision to send ministers for Kartarpur ceremony

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday welcomed India's decision to send two of its ministers to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur border crossing, Radio Pakistan reported. The...

China, India reach important consensus on boundary issues: FM

Senior officials of China and India had reached some important consensus on boundary issues during a Saturday meeting, said a press release from the Chinese Foreign Ministry. The 21st round...

Sri Lanka president vows never to reappoint ousted premier

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday (Nov 25) reignited the political crisis that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe...

India-Bangladesh to start river cruise likely from March next year

After a successful trial of cargo movement to Bangladesh via the inland waterways protocol route to minimise the transportation cost and distance, India is now preparing to exploit the...

Sri Lanka, India and Maldives take part in trilateral maritime exercise

The Indian Coast Guard will take part in an exercise with its Maldivian and Sri Lankan counterparts starting Monday in the Maldives. This is India's first defense engagement with Maldives...

Kabul hosts 4th Afghanistan-India security dialogue

The fourth round of Afghanistan and India’s security dialogue, in Kabul on Sunday at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), brought together former high-ranking security officials from Afghanistan...

Terror attack won’t shake China-Pakistan cooperation

Friday's terror attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, is a warning signal to Beijing and Islamabad, an epitome of the intricate situation in...

In surprise visit, Norway’s ex-PM meets separatist leaders in J&K

Former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, under whom Norway negotiated peace between the Sri Lankan government and LTTE rebels, paid a surprise visit to top separatist leaders in...

Water crisis can be big threat to Pakistan’s economy: WEF

Pakistan’s economy can face big challenges in the coming decade due to several looming risks, with water crisis being a primary threat among others, according to the World Economic...

Pakistan points to India after attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

The suicide bomber that targeted the Chinese consulate in Karachi used a foreign-made C4 plastic explosive, said Pakistani police, who suggested that the attack was orchestrated in India. Counterterrorism officer...

Maldives’ ex-ruling party alleges ‘secret deal’ behind India PM’s Maldives visit

Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) on Saturday alleged that a "secret deal" was behind India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the Maldives. Modi was among the more than...

Afghanistan considers delaying presidential election

Election officials in Afghanistan are considering delaying next year’s presidential election by several months, amid disarray in counting votes from last month’s parliamentary balloting. Holding presidential elections by April 20...

India moving ahead with its defence ties with Russia despite threat of sanctions from...

India continues with its expansive defence relationship with Russia, which includes the inking of mega arms deals, despite the threat of financial sanctions from the US. After Army chief...

Bhutan govt. plans to align Plan period with electoral cycle

Even as the 12th Plan is being finalised, the government is planning to align Five-Year Plan cycles with each government’s term so that the electoral cycle does not affect...