Daily Archives: August 12, 2018

MILITARY OFFICERS TO GET TRAINING IN RUSSIA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani military officers will receive training in Russian Federation military institutes under a recent agreement signed between the two countries. The deal underscores Pakistan’s increasing reliance on Russia for its military...

PTI INVITES PML-N PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS TO IMRAN’S OATH-TAKING CEREMONY

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) invited Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary leaders to be a part of Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony. The development came during a meeting of Imran’s top party leaders...

MALDIVES JOINT OPPOSITION PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SOLIH ASSURES CONTINUATION OF “GROWING TIES” WITH CHINA

The Maldivian opposition coalition backed Presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has assured that the growing ties between Maldives and China will remain intact. Responding to queries on a RaajjeTV program,...

PM MODI TO ANI ON MOB LYNCHINGS: ‘PERVERSE MINDSET’ OF OPPOSITION TO INDULGE IN...

PM Narendra Modi in ANI interview: "My party and I have spoken in clear words, on multiple occasions against such actions (lynching) and such a mindset." Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in...

FATF team to visit Pakistan on August 13

A delegation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will visit Pakistan on Monday, August 13. The purpose of the visit is to review implementation of the action plan issued...

Bhutan -1 deployed into low earth orbit

Bhutan’s first satellite CubeSat Bhutan-1 was deployed from International Space Station (ISS) into the low earth orbit Friday. This comes after the release of Bhutan-1 along with CubeSats of the...

Maldives election a two-horse race

The 2018 presidential election will be a two-horse race between incumbent President Abdulla Yameen and joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih ‘Ibu.’ Unlike the past two elections – when run-offs...

PM Oli’s ‘disapproval’ stalls appointment of Nepal envoy to India

More than three weeks after Nepal Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali announced the decision to appoint Former Chief Election Commissioner Nilkantha Upreti as the new ambassador to India, the move...

Pacific Angel 2018 kicks off in Sri Lanka

The United States and Sri Lanka will conduct humanitarian assistance engagements during Pacific Angel 2018 (PAC ANGEL), from August 13-18, 2018. PAC ANGEL is an annual joint and combined humanitarian...

This is the first official account of the India-China face-off in Doklam

About 80 Chinese troops with 12-13 bulldozers and other construction equipment came dangerously close last year to the Siliguri corridor that connects India’s mainland with the northeastern states. For India,...

This is the first official account of the India-China face-off in Doklam

About 80 Chinese troops with 12-13 bulldozers and other construction equipment came dangerously close last year to the Siliguri corridor that connects India’s mainland with the northeastern states. For India,...

China beating Japan in war for economic influence in Myanmar

While the Japanese foreign minister and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discussed Rakhine’s development in Naypyitaw last week, a Chinese Communist Party provincial secretary met the vice...

IMF dismisses talk of denying Pakistan bailout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in a meeting with brokerage houses, has ruled out the possibility that it would deny Pakistan a bailout package under US influence. “The IMF said...

Free-trade pacts hamper India’s efforts to curb China textile imports

China is exporting textiles to India through Bangladesh to get around a tax increase on imports, undermining New Delhi’s efforts to support local manufacturers, industry sources said. Earlier this week,...

Eastern army commander heads for China, defence minister to visit Delhi

India and China will be engaged in a series of military related confidence building measures (CBMs) over the next two weeks, including visit by Chinese defence minister to Delhi...

Bangladesh has damaged its democratic credentials with the latest crackdown

On July 29, after a speeding bus killed two high school students in Dhaka, students across the city began to protest peacefully against the lack of road safety measures....

Millions in limbo as nativist anger roils Indian state

The rice farmer does not know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one...

Millions in limbo as nativist anger roils Indian state

The rice farmer does not know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one...

Australia, India and the Asian Quad

Why is India more reticent over having an aggressive foreign policy while showing no intentions of forming any coalition or being a part of an alignment? This is the...

Australia, India and the Asian Quad

Why is India more reticent over having an aggressive foreign policy while showing no intentions of forming any coalition or being a part of an alignment? This is the...