Tuesday , February 20 2018

South Asia

The state of Indian armed forces

Zahoor Ahmad Marwat India currently imports more than 90 percent of its defence equipment from foreign countries but still dreams of indigenization in near future. Keeping the Indian government’s lofty and sinister regional ambitions aside, India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in a report on ammunition management, recently revealed that …

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India petitions ICJ against Yadhav’s death sentence

India has moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to stay the death sentence handed to self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav by a military court in Pakistan on the charges of spying. The statement by the Hague-based International Court of Justice came a day after India approached it against the …

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Media Watchdogs highlight sense of shrinking libirty in India

Islamabad: Media watchdogs highlight the sense fo shrinking  press liberties in India  and argue that  investigative reporting is becoming increasingly dangerous despite the tall claims of  government  that freedom of press is essential for democracy  proves hallow ,the Indian Express reported. Is investigative reporting becoming increasingly dangerous in India? A …

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Elderly Muslim man told to ‘go back to Pakistan’ on Delhi Metro

Islamabad:  An elderly Muslim man in India was told to “go back to Pakistan” when he asked for a seat reserved for senior citizens. A Facebook post by Indian women rights’ activist Kavita Krishnan narrated the incident. Santosh Roy, the national secretary of AICCT, was travelling with friends on the …

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World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in China

The world’s highest bridge has opened to traffic in China, connecting two provinces in the mountainous southwest and reducing travel times by as much as three-quarters, local authorities said Friday. The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres (1,854 feet) above a river and connects the two mountainous provinces of Yunnan and …

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