Daily Archives: November 30, 2018

MODI’S POPULARITY AT RISK AS FARMERS PROTEST HITS CAPITAL CITY

Tens of thousands of farmers started their march towards Parliament in India's capital on Friday (Nov 30) demanding debt waivers and remunerative prices for crops, underscoring challenges Prime Minister...

SRI LANKA PARLIAMENT CUTS MPS’ SALARIES IN MOVE TO SQUEEZE DISPUTED PM

Sri Lanka’s Parliament passed a motion on Friday (Nov 30) cutting ministers’ salaries and travel expenses, in a move designed to hinder the administration of disputed Prime Minister Mahinda...

GOVT TO SEEK STAY ON BNP ASPIRANT’S CONVICTION

The government will move a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) tomorrow seeking stay on a High Court order that halted conviction and sentence of BNP nominee for Jashore-2...

US WELCOMES OPENING OF KARTARPUR CORRIDOR

The United States has welcomed efforts by Pakistan to increase people-to-people ties with India following the opening of the visa-free Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims. Prime Minister Imran Khan on...

4 INDIAN-ORIGIN WOMEN MAKE IT TO FORBES LIST OF TOP FEMALE TECH TITANS OF...

Four Indian-origin women have been named by Forbes among America's top 50 female technology moguls, a list that includes tech heavyweights IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Netflix executive Anne...

Bangladesh to send cricketers to Pakistan after safety assurances

Bangladesh will send a cricket squad to Pakistan for the first time in three years, officials said Thursday after receiving assurances from their counterparts about security. Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

Islamabad, Moscow agree to upgrade bilateral ties

Islamabad and Moscow agreed on Thursday to upgrade bilateral ties to the level of strategic partnership during a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Russian Ambassador Alexey...

India, China militaries should work ‘Hand In Hand’: Chinese defence ministry

The militaries of China and India should "work hand in hand" for the benefit of people of the two countries, the Chinese defence ministry said on Thursday, as the...

Bhutan’s hydropower loan forms 94 percent of INR debt

Hydropower loans, which account for 94 percent of rupee debt and almost 70 percent of the total outstanding external debt of Nu 172B as of March this year, is...

Maldives passes record US$2 billion budget for 2019

An MVR30.2 billion (US$2 billion) budget for 2019 was unanimously approved by Maldives’ parliament Wednesday night. The record-high budget was passed with changes made during the committee stage to add...

 Nepal to ask India to remove quotas

Nepal will ask India to remove the restrictive quotas it has imposed on four products for nearly two decades during the upcoming Nepal-India Trade Treaty talks scheduled to be...

India, UK begin anti-submarine, anti-air warfare exercise in Arabian sea

Naval forces of India and the United Kingdom started a nine-day-long bilateral exercise named KONKAN in the Arabian Sea on Thursday. While the harbour phase of the exercise will...

Pakistan selects Chinese VT4 main battle tank

The Pakistan Army Armoured Corps has selected the Chinese VT4 tank (previously known as the MBT3000) – produced by China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) – to meet requirements for...

India harps on terror mantra as Pakistan talks peace

India continued to harp on its terrorism mantra on Wednesday despite Pakistan’s latest peace overture as Indian External Minister quashed the euphoria triggered by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Kartarpur...

Sri Lanka’s failing coup might succeed at the ballot box

Following an attempted coup, Sri Lanka remains mired in crisis. President Maithripala Sirisena is still trying to ensure that Mahinda Rajapaksa, his newly—and illegally—appointed prime minister, secures his position....

Winds of change in South Asian politics

South Asia has witnessed quite a few upheavals in the past few months that could have a lasting effect not only on domestic politics but on international politics as...

Imran Khan’s U-turns make eminent sense

The recent controversy about "U-turn" is patently childish. Accusing the government of "U-turns" is not only unfortunate but absurd. Without fully understanding the meaning of the term, the opposition...

Islamabad still hopeful New Delhi’s response will change after elections, PM Khan tells Indian...

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interaction with the representatives of Indian media at PM Office on Thursday, said he had tried to reach out to New Delhi...

Illegal migrants will be expelled ‘one by one’: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the Congress over illegal migrants from Bangladesh and said his government will try to expel them from the country one...

Sri Lanka signs port deals with China amid political upheaval

Sri Lanka penned two multi-million dollar contracts with Chinese firms for a port upgrade project on Thursday in the middle of a political hiatus that has raised doubts over...

No need to do more, says ex-envoy to US

Superpowers like the United States of America (USA), Russia and China are working on plans to increase their influence in the changing global order. In the greater game, Pakistan...