Daily Archives: March 18, 2017

Nuclear war over water?

How does one react when confronted with more than one side of the same story? Ashfaq. Mahmood, an expert on energy and water issues, declares that if India continues to...

Pakistan hopes to host SAARC summit this year, says secretariat director

Pakistan expects to hold this year’s South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference in the country, a director at the organisation’s secretariat told Bernama. Last year’s conference—where senior state...

Reliance to issue shares to support defence growth

Indian group Reliance Infrastructure has said it will look to generate funds worth INR20 billion (USD305 million) to support expansion in the defence sector. In a filing to the Bombay...

Sri Lanka makes strong case to woo Hong Kong investor interest

Sri Lanka this Friday (17 March) made its strongest effort to woo interest from Hong Kong-based companies, fund managers and investors, highlighting recent macroeconomic progress as well as measures...

Suicide blast at BD Rab barrack: IS ‘claimed responsibility’

A suspected suicide bomber sneaked into a Rab barrack and blew himself up in the Bangladesh capital's Ashkona yesterday, in what appears to be the country's first such attack...

Myanmar Parliament Approves Reduced Budget for 2017-2018

The Union Parliament approved a budget of 20.59 trillion kyats for the 2017-2018 fiscal year on Friday—lower than the proposed budget of more than 20.89 trillion kyats. On the last...

Security at India’s Taj Mahal Intensified After Reported Daesh Attack Threat

The level of security at India's famous Taj Mahal has been strengthened on Friday, with Indian police patrolling the Yamuna river bank after reported threat from the Islamic State...
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