Daily Archives: May 8, 2018

PAKISTAN APPOINTS DR SULEMAN KHAN AS ITS INTELLIGENCE BUREAU CHIEF

Dr Mohammad Suleman Khan has been appointed as the new Director General of Pakistan’s civilian intelligence arm, Intelligence Bureau (IB). “Dr Suleman Khan, a BS-22 officer of police service of...

FIGHTING ESCALATES IN MYANMAR’S KACHIN STATE, TRAPPING CIVILIANS IN CONFLICT ZONES

While international eyes focus on what the UN has called the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, another deadly conflict is heating up in the mountains of the...

Policy dialogue discusses challenges, potentials of BBIN-MVA

Although Bhutan is yet to ratify the BBIN motor vehicle agreement (MVA), studies have already been conducted to present the ground realities along the BBIN corridor. To share and discuss...

Oil import to Maldives bumps by 38%

Statistics of Maldives Customs Services has revealed oil imported to the island nation has reached a worth of USD 314.3 million in 2017. According to the annual financial performance released...

Pakistan starts earning int’l recognition for quality defence production

Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Defence Production Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qayyum, after being re-elected, Monday (May 7) said Pakistan’s indigenous defence production skills had now started earning...

Bhutan to graduate from being a Least Developed Country

Bhutan is about to graduate from being one of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), as defined by the UN. The world’s 47 LDCs comprise about 880 million people –...

Bangladesh signs deal with China to set up coal-based power plant

The state-run Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and China Huadian Hongkong Company Limited (CHDHK) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to set up a coal-based...

‘Normalcy can help boost Indo-Pak trade volume to $30bn’

Despite many issues and hindrances, bilateral trade between India and Pakistan reached $2.2 billion in 2016-17, though there is a potential to go up to $30bn per year, Indian...

World ignoring India’s lust for more firepower: Pak defence minister

Pakistan’s Defence Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir on Monday (May 7) said that India is the largest arms importer in the world and the international community is not paying attention...

Ghani declares Afghanistan’s poverty rate ‘shameful’

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday (May 7) described Afghanistan’s current poverty rate as shameful, saying when poverty rises above 50 percent, then it threatens the social stability of...

Sri Lanka president to seek fresh term without ‘murderers’

Sri Lanka's president announced Monday (May 7) he will not retire at the end of his term despite a previous pledge, and said he will seek to form a...

India Plan to order 3 additional Scorpene-class submarines with 14 changes

Indian Navy may consider the option for producing next line of three submarines from France. With 14 changes (including AIP and better propulsion) that the navy wants, the next...

India Plan to order 3 additional Scorpene-class submarines with 14 changes

Indian Navy may consider the option for producing next line of three submarines from France. With 14 changes (including AIP and better propulsion) that the navy wants, the next...

All you need to know about India-Malaysia’s joint exercise focusing jungle warfare

As the second phase of the Indian and Malaysian armies' joint military exercise 'Harimau Shakti' begins on Monday, here are some major facts that you must know: 1: The exercise...

‘India upset at improvement in Pak-Russia defence ties’

Russia could back Pakistan and turn on India if it continues to trade with the West as Moscow and Islamabad pledge to improve defence ties, it has been claimed...

Foreign donors to Afghanistan fuelling corruption: US watchdog

Foreign donors have flooded Afghanistan with more money than it can absorb, exacerbating corruption and fuelling the drawn-out conflict, US independent auditor John Sopko has said in an interview...

Banned outfits in India, Nepal receive arms smuggled out of Indian ordinance factory

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has busted an arms-ammunition racket that was instrumental in supplying arms to the Maoists in India and the banned outfits in Nepal....

Afghan air force fired rockets, machine guns on religious ceremony: UN

Afghanistan's air force sprayed an outdoor religious gathering with rockets and heavy machine gun fire last month killing and wounding 107 people, mostly children, a UN report said Monday. The...

Islamabad contradicts OIC’s council of foreign ministers’ Dhaka declaration

Though Bangladesh 'successfully hosted' the 45th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Pakistan raised some questions regarding the Dhaka Declaration. Bangladesh,...

Islamabad contradicts OIC’s council of foreign ministers’ Dhaka declaration

Though Bangladesh 'successfully hosted' the 45th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Pakistan raised some questions regarding the Dhaka Declaration. Bangladesh,...

Indians richer but less happy today than 3 years ago

India has been ranked 133rd among 156 countries in the United Nations’ (UN) World Happiness Report 2018, 15 places down from its position in 2015. This is despite the report’s...
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