Daily Archives: July 26, 2018

CRICKET LEGEND IMRAN KHAN LEADS IN CLOSE PAKISTANI ELECTION AS RULING PARTY CLAIMS FRAUD

Mr Imran Khan, the cricket legend and charismatic Pakistani politician challenging Pakistan's mightiest political dynasty, was leading early on Thursday (July 26) in national parliamentary elections that were marred...

SUICIDE ATTACK ON AFGHAN INTELLIGENCE CONVOY KILLS 5

A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan intelligence convoy on Thursday (July 26), killing at least five people and wounding six, police said, in the latest deadly...

BEIJING PROPOSES CHINA-INDIA PLUS COOPERATION

Ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the margins of the BRICS Summit in South Africa, Beijing has mooted the proposal...

HC ASKS GOVT NOT ARREST ANY PARTY MAN IN BARISHAL

The High Court on Thursday asked the authorities concerned not to harass or arrest the leaders and activists of any political party ahead of the Barishal City Corporation (BCC)...

Imran’s Pakistan beckons

We are on the brink of a new Pakistan. Imran Khan’s wish — a set of wishes including one where he asked for a government without difficult allies —...

Imran’s Pakistan beckons

We are on the brink of a new Pakistan. Imran Khan’s wish — a set of wishes including one where he asked for a government without difficult allies —...

A place to grow, a place to rest; Sri Lanka’s man-made forest haven

Bandarawela is a scenic town in the Badulla district in Sri Lanka. Here the climate is chilly, mountains scenic and waterfalls luxurious. The region is known for tea cultivation and...

The truth behind India’s jump in global economy rankings

A news item that has dominated the business media in India recently is that India has pipped France to become the sixth-largest economy in the world. Not surprisingly, the...

Bangladesh completes first official count of Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh’s Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) says there are 1,118,578 Rohingya living in Cox’s Bazar after completing its first official count of the population, which has mushroomed since...

31 killed in suicide blast outside Quetta polling station

At least 31 people have been killed and more than 30 injured in a suicide blast outside a polling station in Quetta's Eastern Bypass area on Wednesday, officials said. Police...

Asom Gana Parishad opposes easing visa curbs for Bangladesh

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), an ally in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government in Assam, opposed on Tuesday the Narendra Modi Government’s decision to ease Visa curbs and...

Two districts in southeastern Afghanistan fall to Taliban

Taliban fighters have overrun two districts in the southeastern province of Paktika, on the border with Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday as heavy fighting continued across Afghanistan. Local officials said...

China enticing Bhutan, the last standing Indian ally to join OBOR Project

Will Bhutan strike a friendship with China and participate in its OBOR Project? To ease out tensions between China and Bhutan, both nations discussed their border disputes during a...

Mega deals at stake, US gives India waiver from sanctions

India’s multi-billion dollar military equipment market coupled with its dexterous handling of simultaneous relations with the US and Russia has helped it secure a waiver against sanctions that Washington...

India in talks with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees’ deportation

India is in talks with Bangladesh for deportation of Rohingyas refugees illegally staying in India, home minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday in the Rajya Sabha. Singh’s deputy Kiren Rijiju also...

India’s paramilitary forces facing acute shortage of staff

India’s paramilitary forces are facing an acute shortage of staff with more than 76,000 vacancies in country's Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The country's largest paramilitary force Central Reserve...

Indian army fears US could leak data to Pakistan if India-US sign military secrecy...

The Indian Army has objected to a military secrecy pact with the United States ahead of the maiden ‘2+2’ dialogue involving the defence and foreign ministers of the two...

Indian army fears US could leak data to Pakistan if India-US sign military secrecy...

The Indian Army has objected to a military secrecy pact with the United States ahead of the maiden ‘2+2’ dialogue involving the defence and foreign ministers of the two...

India, Russia discuss need to curb proliferation of terror through internet

The Russia-India Joint Working Group on Combating International Terrorism has called for renewed international cooperation to prevent the proliferation of terrorist and extremist ideologies and the subsequent radicalization of...

India, Russia discuss need to curb proliferation of terror through internet

The Russia-India Joint Working Group on Combating International Terrorism has called for renewed international cooperation to prevent the proliferation of terrorist and extremist ideologies and the subsequent radicalization of...

Bhutan inching closer to China, India falls flat

In a very surprising political move, China-the arch rival of India has invited Bhutan to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and share its “development dividends”. Beijing hinted Bhutan...