Daily Archives: August 17, 2018

IMRAN KHAN 22ND PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN

Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan during a special session of the Lower House on Friday after the majority of National Assembly members voted for...

IMRAN KHAN IS HEARTTHROB TO MILLIONS: NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU

Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan is heartthrob to millions, after arriving in Lahore via Wagah Border on Friday. Sidhu was invited by...

Has digital media changed politics in Bangladesh?

Political nostalgia in Bangladesh centres around public and street agitations. It begins with the language movement of 1952 which defined the basic parameters of national aspiration. The next station of...

MITSUBISHI AGREES TO BUY 25% STAKE IN SUMMIT LNG TERMINAL

Mitsubishi Corporation will purchase a one-fourth stake in Summit LNG Terminal, a unit of Summit Power International, the Japanese conglomerate has said. “Mitsubishi Corporation has agreed to acquire a 25...

FO CONFIRMS US STOPPED PAKISTAN MILITARY OFFICERS TRAINING

Islamabad on Thursday officially confirmed that Washington has suspended training programme for the Pakistan military as part of President Trump administration’s decision in January to suspend all security assistance...

22ND PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN TO BE ELECTED TODAY

With the general elections out of the way and the resultant national and provincial assemblies having taken shape, today at 3:30 pm is when the parliament elects its new...

HOUSEWIFE PICKED UP FROM DHANMONDI FOR ‘SPREADING RUMOURS’

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members have picked up a housewife from Dhaka’s Paschim (West) Dhanmondi area for allegedly trying to create unrest by spreading rumours on social media during...

INDIA MOURNS VAJPAYEE, POET-PRIME MINISTER, STATESMAN. FUNERAL TODAY

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a towering politician mourned by millions across the nation, was taken on a last journey through the streets of Delhi today on a...

India returning to a protectionist economy, and that is not good

India won its independence from the British on August 15, 1947. So it has been 71 years since the British left. During much of those 71 years that India...

Bangladesh urged to end clampdown on protesters

Rights groups and church officials have joined growing calls to end a government crackdown on peaceful dissent and release people arrested under a repressive law in Bangladesh. In recent weeks,...

China keen to work with Imran Khan’s government, Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador in Pakistan Yao Jing Thursday said that China was ready and keen to work with the upcoming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government. Talking to media he said, “Pakistan and China...

India in talks with Fiji for broader security support

The Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal today said that the Indian government is holding talks with the Fiji Navy on the possibility of providing broader security support...

Afghan govt slammed over spike in attacks

Residents and analysts across the country have slammed government over what they say is its inability to provide security to the people of the country. This comes in the wake...

China-Pakistan satellite nexus affects India’s war strategy

Pakistan has been struggling since its foundation to achieve parity with India in strategic technologies such as nuclear, defence and space. The defence platforms were acquired from the West...

Pakistan’s foreign policy at crossroad: Imran Khan shows support for Turkey during its row...

Turkey is facing one of the direct challenges in recent times to keep its economy going after the row with the United States of America over the detention of...

India’s narrative faces trouble in Afghanistan

The Donald Trump administration has over the past few months seemingly started to work in a steadfast manner to come to some sort of a conclusion in Afghanistan—America’s longest...

Can India win Nepal again using soft power?

American scholar Joseph S. Nye Jr. coined the term ‘soft power’ when the United States’s power and influence were at its peak, and the argument was simple—Should USA resort...

Myanmar taps Japan connections to overcome Rohingya crisis

Myanmar appears to be aiming to work with Japan in its attempt to repair its international standing that was damaged over its handling of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. An independent...

Taliban attack in Ghazni complicates peace talks

The five-day siege of the southern Afghan province of Ghazni officially came to an end on Tuesday afternoon. But while Afghan forces had reportedly started clearance operations, unconfirmed reports...

Indian P-8 controversy threatens follow-on buy

A desire of the Indian Navy to procure an additional 12 Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft is lying in cold storage following a recent audit report by the Comptroller...

Will act against ‘inimical elements’ along LoC, Pak army assures India

With the new Imran Khan-led government set to take office in Islamabad, Pakistan army on Thursday assured the Indian Army that it will take "prompt action" against any "move...