Daily Archives: December 7, 2018

PAKISTAN:SLIM CHANCE OF OBTAINING IMF BAILOUT BY JAN 15

Pakistan and International Monetary Fund on Thursday established the first high-level contact after their failure to reach a staff-level agreement with chances of winning a bailout programme by mid...

UNP TO DECIDE ON NEXT MOVE AFTER SC VERDICT

The UNP will decide on its next course of action including the likelihood of a secret ballot to select a candidate for the premiership after the Supreme Court delivers...

PARTY CANDIDATES FOR POLLS: AL, BNP LIKELY TO UNVEIL LISTS TODAY

Both the ruling Awami League and its archrival BNP are likely to unveil today their final lists of parliamentary candidates, leaving out seats for their alliance partners. The AL may...

OFFICIALS SAY BOAT CARRYING ROHINGYA MUSLIMS LANDS IN INDONESIA

It is the latest in a series of boat departures from Myanmar and Bangladesh, from where Rohingya Muslims have attempted to flee to Malaysia in recent weeks, raising fears...

ʻINNOVATION IN ISRAEL’ SEMINAR HELD IN NAY PYI TAW

As part of the bilateral cooperation between Myanmar and Israel in the framework of a collaboration platform in different sectors, the Embassy of Israel organized a seminar on “Innovation...

AUSTRALIA DENIES DISABLED INDIAN MAN TOURIST VISA. CALLS HIM BURDEN ON HEALTH SERVICES

Christmas is one of the holidays during the year where families reunite to enjoy and spend some time together. No matter what faith you come from, Christmas holidays are...

INDIA TO IMPORT IRANIAN OIL USING RUPEE PAYMENT MECHANISM: SOURCE

India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments...

TEN COMPANIES QUALIFY FOR BUILDING YANGON ELEVATED EXPRESS WAY PHASE 1

The Ministry of Construction announced the list of ten shortlisted companies, out of 12 that qualified for building Yangon Elevated Expressway Phase 1 project. In an announcement dated December 5,...

NEW US AMBASSADOR VISITS COX’S BAZAR TO SHOW THE ‘IMPORTANCE’ OF ROHINGYA ISSUE TO...

The new US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller has visited several Rohingya refugee camps and Bangladesh host communities during a Dec 4-6 trip to Cox’s Bazar. This visit to Cox’s...

FAWAD CHAUDHRY URGES UK TO COLLABORATE WITH PAKISTAN AGAINST MONEY-LAUNDERING

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, while talking to British parliamentarians on Thursday, said the United Kingdom should work in collaboration with Pakistan to eliminate money-laundering, Radio Pakistan reported. The minister, during...

Khalilzad leaves for Moscow after meeting Afghan leaders

The Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul on Thursday where met with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. The discussion centered on his regional...

India to expand gas pipeline network to Bangladesh

A massive network of pipelines is being built for transportation of natural gas to various corners of India for promoting gas-based economy. The Centre will invest Rs 70,000 crore...

Construction of Nepal-China friendship bridge begins

Construction of Nepal-China Miteri (friendship) bridge over Bhotekoshi river in Sindhupalchok district has begun. The bridge linking Nepal and China was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake as well as...

Sri Lanka Supreme Court extends parliament dissolution order

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has extended a suspension of a contested dissolution of parliament till Saturday, giving more time for lawyers to argue the case. A 7-judge bench is hearing...

Slow train to China: India’s trade ties with Beijing taking time to ripen

China and India may be talking about improving their trade relationship but there is little action to go with the words. According to Indian government officials and representatives of various...

Imran Khan needs better advisers

One of the central problems of Imran Khan’s government is the quality and commitment of his range of advisers, not only for day-to-day politics but for short and long-term...

JF17 takes off: Malaysia, Iran & Egypt interested in block 3

The latest variant of the joint Pakistan-China fighter JF17 has been spiking interests in many states around the world. While sales have been approved for Nigeria, recent reports suggest...

Peace in Afghanistan not possible without Pakistan, Says US General

Lt Gen Kenneth F. McKenzie responding to a question asked to him by a senator about Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan has acknowledged that peace in Afghanistan goes through Pakistan...

Calcutta HC denies permission to BJP’s rath yatra in Bengal

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday denied permission to BJP president Amit Shah's proposed 'rath yatra' from Cooch Behar after the state government said that the rally might cause...

Pakistan reportedly seeking FD-2000 long range anti-air missiles

Having successfully procured nine HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from China, Pakistan is now reportedly setting its focus on the FD-2000. Quoting a Pakistan Ministry of Defence...

Pakistan’s army says it backs peace talks with Afghan Taliban

Pakistan’s army on Thursday threw its support behind the latest efforts for a political settlement with the Afghan Taliban to end a 17-year-old war, urging Washington to leave Kabul...