Daily Archives: August 13, 2018

‘WILL ALWAYS BE AT FOREFRONT TO HELP PAKISTAN’, KING SALMAN TELLS IMRAN

ISLAMABAD: Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz on Monday telephoned prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan and  conveyed that the kingdom would always be at the forefront to help Pakistan. According to a statement issued...

NRC WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ACROSS INDIA AFTER BJP COMES TO POWER IN 2019: OM...

Om Prakash Mathur, the national vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), triggered a major political storm by saying that Assam’s contentious National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be...

OVER 300 KILLED IN GHAZNI CITY FIGHTING: AFGHAN DEFENCE MINISTER

Over 300 people, including 100 government troops and 30 civilians, have been killed in the intense fighting between Taliban militants and the security forces in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city, the...

ARVIND KEJRIWAL CHARGED IN BUREAUCRAT ASSAULT CASE

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other lawmakers were named as accused in the case involving the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu...

REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR ABOLITION OF ALMOST ALL QUOTAS: CABINET SECY

The committee formed by the government to review the existing quota system recommended for abolition of almost all the quotas in public services, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said...

NEWLY ELECTED MNAs TAKE OATH IN INAUGURAL SESSION OF 15TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

In the maiden session of the 15th National Assembly, members of the lower house of the Parliament were administered the oath by outgoing Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on...

CONGRESS QUESTIONS MODI GOVT’S SILENCE OVER PRO-KHALISTAN RALLY IN LONDON

Describing the pro-Khalistan rally in London by the Sikhs as a conspiracy to divide the country, the Congress on Monday questioned the Narendra Modi-led government’s silence on it. “As a...

GHANI ORDERS MORE TROOPS TO GHAZNI

President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said on Monday that the president held an emergency meeting on Sunday night and was briefed on the Ghazni situation by the provincial...

US GIVES US$ 39 MILLION TO LANKA UNDER THE US$ 300 MILLION INDO-PACIFIC SECURITY...

The U.S. Department of State has said that it will provide approximately $39 million in Foreign Military Financing to Sri Lanka, pending Congressional approval. ‘We look forward to discussing with...

PHOTOGRAPHER SHAHIDUL ALAM SENT TO JAIL

Award-winning Bangladesh photographer Shahidul Alam was in jail on Monday (Aug 13), 10 days after being arrested following an interview with Al Jazeera about massive student demonstrations, police said. Alam,...

Shahidul Alam sent to prison

A Dhaka court on Sunday sent noted photographer Shahidul Alam to jail after police produced him before it in a case filed for spreading propaganda and false information against...

CPEC repayment plan under preparation

Ahead of the new government, Pakistani bureaucrats are busy in working out details for a bailout package especially for repayments of instalments of operational projects under the China-Pakistan Economic...

India ageing faster than we thought, shows data

India is greying faster than previously projected, even though it fares better than other Saarc countries and China. The government has disclosed that the number of people above 60...

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya

Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the...

Indian envoy visits Imran: Will this be the beginning of a new era between...

India’s high commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria is expected to meet Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Friday at his Bani Gala residence. According to India media, Bisaria is...

Indian envoy visits Imran: Will this be the beginning of a new era between...

India’s high commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria met Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday at his Bani Gala residence. According to India media, at that time Bisaria...

Tight-fisted neighbour? Indian aid to SAARC nations falls

India’s financial assistance to SAARC neighbours declined considerably in the past five years, a reply by the government in Parliament this week showed. The startling figures were revealed in the...

Tight-fisted neighbour? Indian aid to SAARC nations falls

India’s financial assistance to SAARC neighbours declined considerably in the past five years, a reply by the government in Parliament this week showed. The startling figures were revealed in the...

US to block IMF bailout package to Pakistan, Djibouti over China debt trap

The US might move soon to block the much needed IMF bailout for Pakistan. Reportedly 16 US Senators have requested Donald Trump to oppose IMF bailouts to all nations...

US to block IMF bailout package to Pakistan, Djibouti over China debt trap

The US might move soon to block the much needed IMF bailout for Pakistan. Reportedly 16 US Senators have requested Donald Trump to oppose IMF bailouts to all nations...

US sanctions on Iran oil will hurt India more than you think

The first U.S. sanctions have been reimposed on Iran with little sign of either side softening its position. Curbs on oil exports will follow in early November and the...