Daily Archives: July 11, 2018

TTP CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR HAROON BILOUR’S ASSASSINATION, 19 DEATHS IN PESHAWAR BLAST

The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the Peshawar suicide blast that killed senior Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour and 19 others last night. Bilour,...

“EITHER WE’LL SHUT DOWN TAJ MAHAL OR…”: SUPREME COURT SLAMS CENTRE

The Taj Mahal is more beautiful than the Eiffel Tower and could have solved the country's foreign exchange problem, the Supreme Court said today in strong remarks. "Either we...

MYANMAR NEEDS INVESTMENT, NOT LECTURING, FROM WEST

What does Myanmar, a country perplexed by poverty, unemployment, ethnic conflicts and recently the Rohingya refugee crisis, need the most? Development. Absolutely. The answer is reaffirmed by the words...

US OFFICIALS EXPECT TO REVIEW AFGHAN STRATEGY

 The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, US officials told Reuters, a year after President Donald Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America’s...

BD-India joint venture company to construct railway linking nuclear power plant

A Bangladesh-India joint venture company will construct a railway linking the country's first under-construction Rooppur nuclear power plant with a nearest most railway junction. The agreement was signed Tuesday between...

Kashmir not star vote-catcher for Pakistan political parties

Kashmir seems to be a non-issue for major political parties in Pakistan for this national elections, with their manifestoes making only scant references on the dispute Kashmir has often...

At least 12 dead, including children, in Afghan suicide blast

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, including several children, on Tuesday, in an attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad claimed by Islamic State militants. The...

Myanmar’s foreign debts over $9.1 billion

Myanmar has total foreign debts of over $9.1 billion, and almost half of that is owed to China, according to data from a Union Parliament committee. According to the Joint...

India to ‘educate and advise’ Maldives on China

India is to adopt a ‘three-pronged’ approach to deal with China’s presence in its neighbourhood that will include educating and advising the Maldives, according to media reports. A presentation led...

Russia, Sri Lanka working on defence agreement in India’s backyard

After China, now Russia plans on a defence agreement with Indian neighbour to the south, Sri Lanka. Russia intends to sign an inter-governmental agreement on defence cooperation with Sri...

‘Pakistan has always had very interesting relationships with other countries’: Riaz Khokhar

Few Pakistani diplomats have worked on as many important assignments as Riaz Khokhar has. He has been Pakistan’s envoy to Dhaka, New Delhi, Washington DC and Beijing before becoming...

Russian planes will give Pak edge over India

Pakistan's Air Force will have a decided edge over India's if Moscow decides to give Pakistan Su-7 fighter bombers, according to defence experts in New Delhi. The Russian planes would...

Russian planes will give Pak edge over India

Pakistan's Air Force will have a decided edge over India's if Moscow decides to give Pakistan Su-7 fighter bombers, according to defence experts in New Delhi. The Russian planes would...

Plans for India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier continue to stall

The Indian Navy’s (IN’s) longstanding plan to build and commission its second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2) into service by 2030–32 has been further postponed due to steadily declining budgets,...

India’s Union home minister to visit Bangladesh from July 13

India’s Union home minister Rajnath Singh will pay a three-day visit to Bangladesh beginning July 13, during which he will hold discussions on various issues including anti-terror cooperation, attempts...

In a first, China gets Indian and Pakistani troops to war-game together

The armies of India, Pakistan and China are set to rendezvous by the banks of a “beautiful, colourful lake” in Russia next month for a unique wargame. India has picked...

Nepal clamps on India’s small project grants

Nepal government of has tightened norms for inflow of Indian grants to Small Development Projects (SDPs) in the country. Projects will not start unless India signs financing agreements with Nepal’s...

Violence up in Kashmir as more youths join militants

Violence has spiked in the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir, with more than 170 deaths so far in 2018, amid fears that strife will worsen further ahead of national elections...

Bhutan warms on China

Every year, Bhutan’s prime minister gets up in the middle of the year to present the annual report of his government to the parliament as stipulated in the constitution....

Bhutan warms on China

Every year, Bhutan’s prime minister gets up in the middle of the year to present the annual report of his government to the parliament as stipulated in the constitution....

India will lose ‘special privileges’ if it buys crude from S. Arabia, US: Iranian...

Iran will end “special privileges” for India if New Delhi tried to replace Iranian crude with supplies from Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States, said a senior Iranian...