KATHMANDU (NEPAL): Disappointed with Pakistan holding out the three agreements on rail, motor vehicles and power grid connectivity, SAARC, leaders are expected to take up the matter with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday. Continue reading
KATHMANDU (NEPAL): The leaders of the eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries are meeting for the first time since the election of a new Indian government that is eager to avoid losing influence to rival power China. Continue reading
KATHMANDU (NEPAL): India on Tuesday rejected a demand by some Saarc member states to give a stronger role to China and other observer countries within the regional body. Continue reading
COMMENT, NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for public debate on Article 370 and not for it being struck down as such. A decision on this controversial issue should be taken through a democratic process. Continue reading
WASHINTON: In a blunt assessment of terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, the Pentagon has told the US Congress that the country is using militant groups as proxies to counter the superior Indian military. Continue reading
At 15, Malala Yousafzai, who had openly objected to the Taliban’s policy of destroying girls’ schools, was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban terrorist. Continue reading
KABUL: Afghanistan’s election commission declared former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the war-ravaged country’s president-elect on Sunday after an acrimonious dispute over ballot fraud, but did not give the final vote tally after a U.N.-monitored audit. Continue reading
COMMENT, NEW DELHI: Usually attributed to Lenin, the term “useful idiot” refers to an individual or political activist who has been used to provide propaganda ammunition for a cause he does not entirely understand.
Given the street tumult in Islamabad, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that Imran Khan, Pakistan’s most iconic cricket captain, has now become its most iconic useful idiot. Continue reading
JAMMU: In his farewell speech in the Jammu&Kashmir Assembly, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there is no option other than the talks with Pakistan and targeted the BJP for “fulfilling the objectives” of separatists in Kashmir.
“For god’s sake, what is the option other than talks (for resolution of issues),” the CM asked in his speech on the last day of J&K Assembly’s final session. Continue reading
But that’s anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city trucks, sometimes forcing them to use groundwater contaminated with salt. Continue reading