Daily Archives: January 19, 2017

 Intellectual honesty and moral obligation

Intellectual honesty is seeking truth regardless of whether the truth agrees with one's own personal feelings and/or beliefs or not. This means not lying to oneself or to others...

Kala Pola: Sri Lanka’s annual open-air art fair this sunday

Sri Lanka’s internationally acclaimed open-air Art Fair – Kala Pola – takes place on Sunday January 22 along Nelum Pokuna Mawatha in Colombo.  Presented by The George Keyt Foundation...

Effectiveness of SAARC yet to end: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was losing effectiveness, saying that the regional grouping is ‘very much alive’. ‘The effectiveness of...

Electrofishing causes extinction of ‘Smiling’ Irrawaddy dolphins

Loved for generations for corralling the catch into fishermen’s nets, the‘smiling’ Irrawaddy dolphins are being killed in record numbers by rogue gangs who use car batteries to stun aquatic...

This Pakistani barber will set your hair on fire

A hairstylist in Pakistan has invented a unique hairstyling technique where he uses fire instead of scissors. The barber’s video was uploaded on Twitter by Omar R Quraishi, a...

China wants India to make RCEP real

India’s cooperation, rather than barriers to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, will boost the country’s economic stamina and extend the supply chain in Asia, instilling new vigor...

Pakistan’s Babur-3: Impact on the Subcontinent

Pakistan’s test of the Babur-3 missile, its first submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), comes at the heels of escalated border tensions between India and Pakistan. It was preceded by the...

‘Nepal, China all-weather friends’

Reaffirming Nepal’s unwavering commitment to one-China policy, leaders of political parties have stress on the need to have a closer look at its northern neighbour. Leaders of CPN-UNL, Rastriya Prajatantra...

Ranil-Nawaz talks in Davos

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif in Switzerland Wednesday, the Prime Minister's office confirmed. The Premier is currently in Switzerland to participate in the...

Pak Army Chief assures AJK PM of preparedness

Prime Minister Azad and Jammu Kashmir (AJ&K) Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Wednesday met with Pak Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters. During the...

 Telangana government to bring bill for 12% quota for Muslims

The Telangana government would bring a bill for providing 12 per cent reservation to backward sections among Muslims in the Budget session of Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar...

Mehbooba sees Kashmir as hub for Central Asia trade

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has pitched for creating a trade corridor between South Asia and Central Asia involving both India-held Kashmir and Azad Kashmir as its...