Daily Archives: August 16, 2018

Sino-Lankan archaeologists look for Chinese artifacts buried in Jaffna

Archaeologists from the Shanghai Museum embarked on a 40-day excavation mission to Sri Lanka on Monday. The group will be working in ancient ruins in Jaffna alongside representatives from the...

Kerala floods: Nearly 100 dead as state battles worst flood in history, Centre shores...

Kerala rains and floods LIVE UPDATES: Rise in flood waters in Periyar River due to the rains and opening of all shutters of all major dams including Mullaperiyar, Cheruthoni,...

ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE’S CONDITION STILL ‘CRITICAL’, VISITORS POUR IN AT AIIMS

The condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to be critical, and he is on life support system. “Former Prime Minister Shri Altal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition continues to...

PAKISTAN ASKED TO MAKE TERROR FINANCING, MONEY LAUNDERING EXTRADITABLE OFFENCES

The Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering on Wednesday urged Pakistan to enact appropriate laws, enabling local officials to act upon requests of foreign countries to freeze illegal...

OVER 70 SECURITY FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN PAST 24 HOURS: SOURCES

Government sources said on Wednesday that over 70 security force members have been killed and dozens more wounded in battles on several fronts around the country including Baghlan, Zabul...

WHY FACEBOOK IS LOSING THE WAR ON HATE SPEECH IN MYANMAR

Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook. A secretive operation set up by the social media...

INDIAN STAR CRICKETER SIDHU GRANTED VISA FOR IMRAN’S OATH-TAKING CEREMONY

Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was issued a 14-day Pakistani visa on Wednesday by the High Commission in New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister-in-waiting...

Bangladesh allows forex clearing account in Chinese yuan

Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday announced that it would allow banks to open foreign currency clearing account with the central bank in Chinese yuan (renminbi). To this end, the central bank’s...

Imran to ditch traditional sherwani for oath-taking ceremony

As part of his austerity measures, the prime minister in waiting – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan – is likely to stick to his white dress code and...

Taliban forces overrun military base, key highway in endless Afghan war

Taliban forces overran an army base in the Ghormach district of the Faryab province, killing some 17 soldiers, according to a Defense Ministry spokesperson, and capturing 40, according to...

Nepal calls for revitalizing SAARC to advance prosperity in South Asia

Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to advance prosperity in the region. Addressing a...

Suu Kyi meets Rakhine Investigation Commission to discuss work plan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with a newly appointed commission charged with investigating alleged rights violations in Rakhine State...

Iran to use SL rupee for fuel trade

Sri Lanka cabinet was told Tuesday that Iran had agreed to use the Sri Lankan rupee as the medium of exchange to carry out its fuel trade transactions with...

Indian PM condemns lynchings but critics say it’s too late

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned acts of violence committed against minorities in the country, but critics say his comments come too late. In a Q&A interview with Times...

Indian PM condemns lynchings but critics say it’s too late

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned acts of violence committed against minorities in the country, but critics say his comments come too late. In a Q&A interview with Times...

The need of acknowledgement-war on terror and efforts of Pakistan

Acknowledgment, recognition, acceptance and appreciation is a patent formula of success and to achieve goals and targets anywhere in the world. If you are fighting a war and you...

The need of acknowledgement-war on terror and efforts of Pakistan

Acknowledgment, recognition, acceptance and appreciation is a patent formula of success and to achieve goals and targets anywhere in the world. If you are fighting a war and you...

Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo-Pacific

On July 29, at an event marking his country’s Navy Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 26 new warships and vessels would be delivered to Russia’s navy by...

Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo-Pacific

On July 29, at an event marking his country’s Navy Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that 26 new warships and vessels would be delivered to Russia’s navy by...

Efforts needed to counter anti-CPEC propaganda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned the IMF against providing Pakistan with a bailout package to rescue its fragile economy. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has...

Efforts needed to counter anti-CPEC propaganda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned the IMF against providing Pakistan with a bailout package to rescue its fragile economy. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has...