Daily Archives: December 3, 2018

FIA OPENS IMMIGRATION OFFICE IN KARTARPUR

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has established an immigration office at Kartarpur border in Narowal. FIA Deputy Director Mufakhar Adeel told Dawn that Gurdwara Darbar Sahib was located close to...

JATIYA PARTY REPLACES SECRETARY GENERAL HOWLADER WITH RANGA

The Jatiya Party has removed ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader from his position as secretary general and replaced him with party Presidium Member Md Mashiur Rahman Ranga. A letter sent to...

“DECISION WITH FAMILY”: INDIAN-AMERICAN KAMALA HARRIS ON WHITE HOUSE BID

Democrat Kamala Harris, the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate, said she will make a decision about a potential 2020 presidential bid during the upcoming holiday season. "It...

PM OLI HONOURED WITH US$ 100,000 AWARD

Universal Peace Federation, a South Korea based “inter-religious” organisation, on Sunday decorated Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with ‘Leadership and Good Governance Award’. During an award distribution ceremony of the...

KHALILZAD RESUMES HIS TRIP FOR AFGHAN PEACE MISSION

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with an interagency delegation...

BHUTAN: 2017 BEST YEAR FOR TOURISM YET

The country received 37,994 international tourists as of September this year generating revenue of USD 48.7M. This is according to the statistical bulletin of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA). Last year,...

As India becomes richer, more Indians leave country

As India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores. An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for...

Wanted in India, fiery Islamic preacher says he has not broken any law

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted in his home country of India, said he has not broken any Indian law and was being targeted by the "enemies of Islam,"...

The Afghan peace talks

US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently said the Taliban “are not losing” and there is no “military solution” to ending the war in...

Will Assam burn while BJP fiddles with the Citizenship bill?

On Friday, the Assam Police confirmed that Abhijeet Gogoi, a software engineer had joined the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent). Gogoi is just one of the many young...

After Kartarpur, Mehbooba, Congress Leaders Bat for Sharada Peeth Cross-LoC Route

After the launch of the Kartarpur corridor project, there are now more voices lobbying for a similar route across the Line of Control to access the Sharada Peeth in...

Maldives govt denies coalition agreement on parliamentary polls

Maldives government on Sunday denied the existence of an agreement between the four parties on the upcoming parliamentary elections. Main ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) the day before had announced...

‘China to provide multiple forms of bailout packages’ to Pakistan

Early November, Prime Minister Imran Khan left for a maiden visit to China. Pakistan was to reportedly receive a $6 billion economic package, during the visit, to reduce its...

Russia, Indian, Chinese top diplomats to prepare initiatives to boost dialogue: Lavrov

Tops diplomats from Russia, India and China will work out initiatives to strengthen trilateral cooperation, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. At a meeting with the Chinese and...

Sri Lanka political crisis: Rajapaksa calls for fresh elections

Failing to prove his majority twice, controversially appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday demanded holding snap parliamentary polls to end the ongoing political crisis in the...

In setback for India, China rejects proposal for bilateral trade in domestic currencies

China has not accepted India's proposal to carry out bilateral trade in local currencies which was aimed at bridging the ballooning trade deficit with the neighbouring country, an Indian...

Pakistan’s latest weapon from China – state-of-the-art ‘nuclear-capable’ SH-15 howitzer

Pakistan seems to have procured another ultra-modern piece of artillery equipment from China — the SH-15 howitzer. And the significance for India is that the system could be nuclear-capable,...

2-day talks on Bangladesh-Nepal power trade begin in Kathmandu Monday

A two-day meeting of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) of Bangladesh and Nepal is set to begin in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Monday. A seven-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation, headed by...

BJP will kick out all infiltrators from country in 2019, says Amit Shah

BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday said his party would “kick out all the infiltrators from the country” if it returns to power at the Centre following the...

US airstrike kills key Taliban leader in Afghanistan

A senior Taliban military commander has been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday. Abdul Manan, who was the Taliban's 'shadow governor' in the southern Helmand...

To counter Chinese clout, India to gift 6 HAL Kiran jet trainers to Myanmar

In what is being seen as an effort to counter China's growing influence in Myanmar, India has decided to ship 6 Kiran Jet trainers to Myanmar. Top government sources...