actors

Raees director laments India’s ban on Pakistani actors

News Desk | An Indian filmmaker took to Twitter and spoke about Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker IramHaq'smovie ‘What Will People Say’ that has been submitted by Norway for the 91st Academy Awards (also known as Oscars) for...
Pakistan Navy

Pakistan Navy observes World Maritime Day 2017

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy observed World Maritime Day 2017 on 28 Sep 17 in coordination with IMO. The theme adopted by IMO for this year was ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’ aimed at strengthening the existing cooperation...
Hawaii

World’s largest maritime drills set to start in Hawaii

The marines from 26 nations will arrive at Hawaii this week to kick-start world’s largest maritime exercises. The maritime drills named ‘the rim of the Pacific or RIMPAC’ will bring largest vessels sailing on...
European Union

European Union, China ink landmark oceans agreement

Jason Holland | A new oceans partnership agreement has been signed by the European Union and China that will see the two economies work together on strategies such as combating illegal fishing and promoting responsible...
waters

Charting the uncharted waters

About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with waters and ever since the man ventured into the sea, he wished to have the information of depth. Primarily, hydrography is the process of collecting...
Sri Lanka

Why India is releasing hazardous waste towards Sri Lanka?

The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical waste from...
Africa

Blue economy movement gaining traction in Africa

An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius,...
Navy

Indian Navy keeps a tab on Chinese base

Rahul Singh | India is keeping a close eye on China’s military deployments at the neighbor’s first overseas outpost in Djibouti, with a possible rotation of personnel taking place for the first time, two persons...
plastic

Moot asks provincial govts. to phase out harmful plastic products

It is high time the provincial governments came up with a firm timeline to phase out plastic products generating highly harmful waste that causes serious damage to the environment, especially to the marine ecology...
Pakistan

Pakistan to procure two more guided-missile frigates from China

Franz-Stefan Gady | In its quest for a wartime-capable surface fleet, the Pakistan Navy has signed an agreement for two more Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided missile frigates with Chinese shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Trading Co Ltd....
Japan

Rise of the Quad: India, US, Japan and Australia hold meetings and war exercises

Opinion | On Thursday, foreign ministry officials from India, Australia, Japan and the U.S. met in Singapore and reaffirmed their support for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. This is the second meeting...
Dubai

Dubai Maritime City Authority to enhance knowledge sharing

Faizan Hashmi | The Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, MBRF, headed by Chief Executive Officer, Jamal Bin Huwaireb, to its headquarters. The meeting...
Indian Ocean

China Is moving into the Indian Ocean

Vivek Mishra | In the past few years, the Maldives has quintessentially exemplified the shortcomings of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. But there is a larger geopolitical premonition that could be anticipated from the recent crisis in...

The rise of militancy in Europe

Jawad Falak | The attacks in Brussels, Belgium have shaken the entire globe. These militant attacks follow a car bomb blast in Berlin that killed a single person and the devastating attacks in Paris France...

Hindutva & Orderism

Jawad Falak | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the crucial state elections in Karnataka but fell short of a simple majority, triggering confusion and intense...
Trump

Trump administration & regional strategy for South East Asia!

M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in Manila on Sunday to discuss the issues of security and stability of...

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