Daily Archives: August 10, 2018

QUAID’S GRANDSON NUSLI WADIA STAKES CLAIM TO JINNAH HOUSE

Nusli Wadia, the maternal grandson of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, has been allowed by the Bombay High Court to replace his deceased mother Dina as petitioner in a decade-old...

US LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES AS TALEBAN ATTACK AFGHAN CITY

US forces launched air strikes on Friday (Aug 10) to counter a major Taleban assault on an Afghan provincial capital, where terrified residents cowered in their homes amid explosions...

YANGON’S CHINATOWN TO BE RENOVATED

Myanmar will renovate Chinatown in Yangon with the help of China's Nanning municipal authorities, Xinhua reported quoting state-run media. Under the project, buildings along the roadside of Chinatown will be...

MAN KILLED IN ALLEGED GUNFIGHT WITH RAB

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Purbakumarbhog of Lohajang upazila in Munshiganj district early Friday. The deceased is...

TALEBAN LAUNCH ATTACK ON AFGHAN CITY, CASUALTIES REPORTED: OFFICIALS

Taleban militants have launched an attack on an Afghan provincial capital and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to beat them back, officials and witnesses said...

CPEC to act as catalyst to boost economy, says Pakistan Navy chief

Highlighting the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has said that it will act as a catalyst to...

Afghanistan takes control of Its own airspace

The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan on Thursday assumed full control of Afghanistan's airspace after almost 26 years. Presidential Palace said in a statement that a new radar system...

Japan diplomats, defence officials, visit Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

A delegation of senior Japanese diplomats and military officials had visited Sri Lanka's Hambantota port, which is now operated by joint venture company with China. The delegation had met key...

Pakistan defends its economic partnership with China

Pakistan Wednesday defended its economic partnership with China, amid fears that the terms of opaque multi-billion dollar investments by Beijing could be exacerbating Islamabad's economic woes as it considers...

‘We are dreaming of justice’: BD students demand change after traffic deaths

Mohammad should have been studying for his upcoming college entrance exam. Instead the 17-year-old set out to document the mass student protests that have gripped Bangladesh’s capital for the...

Indian Army troops in Ladakh didn’t have access to critical missiles during Doklam-standoff

Last year as the stand-off between India and China at the Doklam plateau in Bhutan peaked, a Mountain Strike Corps (a part of the Indian Army) formation positioned in...

US to push military hotline agenda in ministerial dialogue with India

The US has proposed setting up a military hotline with India to improve coordination between the armed forces and the defense leadership of the two countries. The two sides are...

EU sanctions on Maldives could be stepped up

European Union sanctions against the Maldives are a “political signal” to authorities and current measures could be stepped up if there is no improvement in the country’s situation, an...

China and India need to talk, navy to navy, to prevent Indian Ocean hostilities

Should China and India talk about confidence-building in the Indian Ocean? On the face of it, this shouldn’t be an issue. The Indian Ocean is not India’s ocean. And...

China and India need to talk, navy to navy, to prevent Indian Ocean hostilities

Should China and India talk about confidence-building in the Indian Ocean? On the face of it, this shouldn’t be an issue. The Indian Ocean is not India’s ocean. And...

Chinese Naval ship arrives in Lanka on goodwill visit

A Chinese Naval ship has arrived at the port of Colombo on a four-day goodwill visit, the Sri Lankan Navy said. 'Qian Weichang', the ship of the People's Liberation Army...

Protests in Bangladesh reveal the deep insecurity of the government

It doesn’t take much to bring traffic to a halt in Dhaka, the teeming capital of Bangladesh. Most days, cars move only sluggishly. Then there are days without any...

Protests in Bangladesh reveal the deep insecurity of the government

It doesn’t take much to bring traffic to a halt in Dhaka, the teeming capital of Bangladesh. Most days, cars move only sluggishly. Then there are days without any...

Nepal’s perpetual conundrum: looking south or heading north

At a recent Nepal-India think-tank summit in Kathmandu,  the keynote speaker Ram Madhav, national general secretary of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, suggested that Nepal adopt a “Look South”...

Nepal’s perpetual conundrum: looking south or heading north

At a recent Nepal-India think-tank summit in Kathmandu,  the keynote speaker Ram Madhav, national general secretary of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, suggested that Nepal adopt a “Look South”...

Reasons for hope amid Afghanistan’s endless war

Afghanistan is one country with two stories, told side by side. As talk of Afghan peace accords grows stronger, both of these realities must figure into the way forward. In...