Daily Archives: December 10, 2018

Myanmar speeds up progress on China’s Belt and Road

In late November, Ning Jizhe, deputy head of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), visited Myanmar and met with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the minister...

In ‘Asia’s gateway to Africa’ Mauritius, rivals China and India compete for the upper...

The motto, written in Latin, on the coat of arms of the tiny island of Mauritius says: “The Star and Key of the Indian Ocean”. But as rivalry grows in...

Kartarpur corridor: Opening opportunities between India and Pakistan

With Pakistan and India making history with groundbreaking Ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on both sides of International Boundary to facilitate the people by giving access to Sikhs of India...

Bollywood’s lost love: The forgotten cinemas of Indian Kashmir

Mohammad Ashraf’s eyes light up when he recalls the glory days of the Naaz cinema. In a bygone time, before Kashmir became synonymous with unrest, the Naaz was a...

Pakistan wants political settlement of Afghan conflict: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Pakistan wants political settlement of Afghan conflict as it firmly believes that dialogue is the only way forward. Addressing the media...

Russian Navy ships arrive in India for bilateral maritime exercise

Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) ships Varyag, Admiral Panteleyev and Boris Butoma on Sunday arrived at Visakhapatnam to participate in INDRA NAVY, the bilateral maritime exercise with Indian Navy. The 10th...

Indian navy ship in Maldives for joint EEZ surveillance

INS Rana, a Rajput-class destroyer of the Indian navy has arrived in Maldives for a joint surveillance patrol with the Maldives National Defense Force. MNDF reports INS Rana will be...

Nepal-China Joint Consultation meeting rescheduled for next Thursday

The twelfth meeting of the Joint Consultation Mechanism between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and China has been rescheduled for December 13, officials said on Friday. The foreign...

Pakistan and Ukraine to collaborate on precision munitions

During the 2018 International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) — which took place in 27-30 of last month in Karachi, Pakistan – officials from Ukraine and Pakistan officially agreed...

IAF conducts combined guided firing of 4 surface-to-air missiles

In a first-of-its-kind exercise code-named CROSS BOW-18, the Indian Air Force successfully conducted combined guided weapons firing of Surface-to-Air Missiles from the Air Force Station at Suryalanka in Andhra...

PAKISTAN ISSUES VISAS TO 139 INDIAN PILGRIMS TO VISIT KATAS RAJ DHAM

The Pakistan High Commission today said it has issued visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj Dham, a lord Shiva temple, in the country's Punjab province. Under the...

Bangladesh opposition says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh’s opposition party on Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks before a...

DEATH IN ‘SHOOTOUTS’ SHOOTS UP IN 2018

Ziaur Rahman left his Cox's Bazar home in September and went on a religious tour fearing he would be arrested or killed during the anti-narcotics drive of law enforcers. He...

Afghan govt ‘largely lawless, weak and dysfunctional’: SIGAR 

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued its latest quarterly report to the US Congress on Tuesday and stated that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) views the...

China stands by Pakistan in Afghanistan reconciliation efforts

China stands by Pakistan in reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan, hoping that the US and other stakeholders will show their sincerity in achieving the desired results, an article published in...

OPPOSITION MEETS TODAY TO CHART COURSE FOR 2019 GRAND ALLIANCE

A day before the results of the assembly polls in five states are declared, the opposition is holding a meeting to discuss a grand alliance for next year's national...

India getting edged out in Kabul: Experts

India faces a tough challenge in Afghanistan as the Taliban, backed by Russia and China, gets mainstreamed. It could soon get control over some parts of the strife-torn country. Discussing...

SRI LANKA HEADS FOR GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN AS CRISIS DRAGS

The public sector could be at a standstill from the end of the month unless the political power struggle is ended and parliament makes urgent arrangements to meet expenditure...

PAKISTAN: IN A HISTORIC FIRST, PRESIDENT HOUSE OPENED TO PUBLIC

For the first time in the country’s history, President House on Saturday opened its doors to the public as part of the government’s plans to allow the people to...

TIME IS UP FOR TECHNOCRAT MINISTERS AS HASINA RELIEVES THEM BEFORE ELECTION

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has relieved the four technocrat ministers of their duties over a month after they submitted resignation letters ahead of the election. They are Religious Affairs Minister...

Canadian House panel indicts security agencies on lax security during PM Justin Trudeau’s February...

A Canadian parliamentary committee has recommended the Justin Trudeau government to crack down on Khalistani extremists who live in the country and continue to pose a