NEW DELHI: India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, the government said in a statement on Friday, despite a threat of renewed US sanctions against Tehran.
The Indian-backed Chabahar port... More
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has submitted passports of pilgrims willing to attend the Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro, which is going to be held from June 28 to July 5... More
In the one minute video posted on social media, the mob can be seen abusing and hitting 65-year-old Samiyuddin, at times pulling his beard.
The mob tries to force Samiyuddin to say he was slaughtering... More
Firebrand monk Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero who was sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment two weeks ago was granted bail yesterday by the Homagama Magistrate’s Court.
The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)... More
Pakistan on Thursday expressed its willingness to receive the United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), but impliedly again conditioned it with New Delhi also agreeing to the commission’s... More
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Wednesday he has followed with great interest the truce reached over Eid-ul-Fitr between the Afghan government and Taliban and expressed his wishes for the truce to... More
Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate incidents of alleged gunfights with police in Tarakanda and Trishal upazilas of Mymensingh early Friday.
The deceased are Ali Hossain, 38, son of a certain Shahed Ali... More
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is formulating an anti-narcotics law with a provision of death penalty for the patrons of drug traders, drug syndicates and godfathers.
"There'll be a proposal in... More
B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, the IAS officer overseeing Chhattisgarh police's offensive against Maoists, was on Wednesday appointed chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in what is being seen as a signal that the Centre will carry... More
President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect early on Wednesday.
The imposition of governor's rule comes after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned on Tuesday following... More
A 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi Islamic State fanatic plotted to kill Prime Minister Theresa May in a daring suicide attack at her Downing Street office in London, a UK court was told on Tuesday.
Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman,... More
If a comparison table released by the ECP is anything to go by, we as citizens of Pakistan appear to have become less inclined towards joining the path of lawmaking as compared to the previous election... More
Indian shares fell on Tuesday (June 19), tracking Asian peers, as global trade tensions intensified after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, said that he has sought to engage substantively with both India and Pakistan over the past two years regarding the situation in... More
Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli has embarked on a six-day official visit to China upon the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Tuesday (June 19).
Oli boarded a special Himlayan Airlines... More
Not only did India vote against the Maldives, but the south Asian giants had also worked to ensure that its Indian Ocean neighbour lost the recent elections for the UN Security Council non-permanent seat,... More
The government has appointed Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the new chief of Bangladesh Army.
The Ministry of Defence issued a notice in this regard on Monday (June 18).
He will be promoted as a General... More
The last few months have been quite difficult for the Dubai-based Abraaj Group. At the beginning of the yearan initial trickle of newsfiltered through that something was amiss at the premier investment firm specializing in private equity investments in the MENSA region. Atorrent of revelations followedin Feb this year... More
Some may not know the person who goes live on YouTube and Facebook with the unusual moniker Asad Pong Pong Vai (brother). While many of the formal media /bhadrolok crowd would sneer at him, he has followers running into thousands. He is not a cult media figure but a... More
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s decision to withdraw from its coalition with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and scuttle the three-year old government has been taken with an eye on the Indian State and parliamentary elections to be held later this year and in 2019.
China has fired back and India has threatened to follow suit in a spiralling trade conflict with the US that may finally reshape the contours of global economy.
President Donald Trump's threat to take on Chinese goods in US market has been more than reciprocated by Beijing which has announced... More
Myanmar finds itself in a new international quagmire as it attempts to redefine its solutions for reconciliation in Rakhine. In the past, Myanmar found itself in the middle of a tug of war, between the West and the East, as the US, UK and Europe imposed punitive sanctions in... More
Sandwiched between U.S. President Donald Trump’s acrimonious public exchanges with other leaders at the G-7 (group of seven industrialised countries) summit (June 7-8) and the headline-hogging U.S.-North Korea summit (June 12), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China (June 9-10) attracted little international attention. It was the... More
It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice only after India agreed to make itself available to chair the UN Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission that determined which of the North Korean soldiers in Allied custody, and which of the South Koreans being... More
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed their willingness to lend momentum to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), with Xi offering to work with India and other member states to carry forward the Shanghai Spirit and promote sound and stable development of the... More
I must confess to having felt queasy when I heard that our former Rashtrapati, Pranab Mukherjee, a man I much admire, was likely to accept an invitation from the RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mohan Bhagwat, to attend the convocation of Sangh Parivaar volunteers trained for three years in becoming pracharaks.
I was not queasy about what... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More