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News Correspondent | 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 being released towards Sri Lanka. MEPA CEO Dr Terney Pradeep Kumara said that they had started collecting and sorting the waste that had been...
border
M K Bhadrakumar | On July 15, China’s state news agency Xinhua published a commentary on the border stand-off in Doklam. Although it firmly restates the Chinese position that India must pull back its troops for the month-long impasse to be resolved, the tone betrays Beijing’s conciliatory attitude. Therein lies a message. Politically, it’s revealing that the commentary appeared soon after the government held...
Bank
News Desk | In a new report that will possibly turn into a major disaster for the Indian government, the country's central bank has revealed that 99.30% of the currency demonetized in November 2016 is back in circulation. According to the Reserve Bank of India's annual report for 2017-18 released on Wednesday, almost all of the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000...
Arab women
The Cairo Review | It is a remarkable fact that fewer women work in the Arab World than anywhere else. Logically, this state of affairs doesn’t make sense. Education, for one, is not the issue. Women in the region outnumber men in pursuing university degrees by a ratio of 108 to 100. Nor is achievement the problem. Standardized test results show...
News Desk | No headway has been made in talks on usage and distribution of water between India and Pakistan. The talks began two days ago in Lahore when the Indian Delegation visited Pakistan. The visiting delegation was headed by its Commissioner, PK Saxena while his Pakistani counterpart was interim Commissioner Syed Meher Ali Shah. The issue that was to be...
Woody
News Desk | The release of Woody Allen’s latest film was cast into doubt on Thursday after distributor Amazon Studios said it had not decided on a release date. The 82-year-old Oscar-winning director of comedies like “Annie Hall” and “Midnight in Paris” has traditionally released a new movie every year. But Amazon Studios said on Thursday it had not set a date...
CPEC
News Desk| The lack of formal government is leading to a downfall in the CPEC project. Recent updates on the revolutionary projects demonstrated by China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), show signs of undergoing a crisis. A number of the road projects exercised have been facing serious issues due to financial predicament. Local newspaper sources indicate that contractors had stopped working on...
YEMEN
Syria’s northern province of Idlib is home to the last major rebel bastion in the country, and part of it could be the next target of Russian-backed government forces. An operation looks imminent but may be limited in scope, giving more time for a deal with Turkey, which also has forces deployed in the area. How Soon? The Syrian army, having...
Hybrid War
M K Bhadrakumar | United States President Donald Trump’s much-awaited policy speech on the way forward in Afghanistan was disappointing. It neither fulfilled his campaign pledge to end the 17-year war nor amounted to a significant departure from his predecessor Barack Obama’s strategy. In reality, it was largely old wine in a new bottle. For a start, let us recapitulate the...
Elections
Dr. Farid A Malik | I have the honor and privilege of voting in all national elections since 1977. During my study period in the USA, my father the Tehrik-e-Pakistan Gold Medallist ensured that my name was included in the voter’s list. He then collected the polling station details instructing me to plan my trip accordingly. As we lived in Shadman...
Hussain Haqqani
News Analysis | The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the NAB to initiate efforts for the extradition of former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, the central character of the 2011 Memogate scandal. The Chief Justice of Pakistan who is heading a three-member bench has also lamented that "there are hurdles in due to a lack...
NayaPakistan
Saad Rasool | Imran Khan has been sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Put another way: Prime Minister Imran Khan (just saying that sounds surreal) has assumed the highest office in our land, and must now commence the process of building the promised #NayaPakistan. The ceremonies have now been concluded, procedural formalities (of a guard of honor...
Pakistan
News Desk | The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the list of the presidential candidates after the deadline to withdraw their candidature ended at the 12 pm today. The EC had earlier announced that after the scrutiny, the final list of the candidates will be published on August 30. The Candidates had the right to withdraw their nomination papers...
PIAF elects
News Desk | Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) have elected Mian Nauman Kabir as its new chairman unopposed. Nasir Hameed Khan and Javed Iqbal Siddiqui were elected as senior vice chairman and vice chairman respectively. The announcement in this regard was made by the PIAF supreme council at its executive committee meeting here. Mian Nauman Kabir is a former provincial...
exports
News Desk | Chairman of Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association,  Latif Malik has urged upon the new government to set targets for Pakistan embassies for the promotion of Pakistani products and exploration of new markets across the world. In a meeting held on Thursday, he said that the government should form a committee to review subsidies given to the exporters...
Tiger Shroff
News Online | Mumbai, August 31, (online): After ‘Padmaavat’, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to start his next project. However, unlike his last three films, this one would not be with Ranveer Singh but Tiger Shroff. The film will apparently be based on the book of author Amish Tripathi. According to the reports, contrary to the speculations, the book...
Akshay
News Desk | Renowned Indian actor Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ has become the first Bollywood film to release in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Akshay took to Twitter to share the news saying, "The story of India's first Gold medal victory for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Happy to share, Gold is the first ever Bollywood movie to...
Randhir Kapoor
News Online | Since it was announced that the iconic RK studios which is owned by the Raj Kapoor family will be sold, Rishi Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan have come out and spoken about it. Recently, in an interview, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor revealed the reason for selling the property. He said that as there's a lot of traffic on...
Aishwarya
News Desk | One of the best couples of Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, is all set to star together in a film titled 'Gulab Jamun'. The duo will be sharing the screen space after a very long time. The actress recently opened up about her project and also talked on why Abhishek stayed away from films for a...
Indo-Pacific
Emanuele Scimia | In its annual report to Congress on China’s military strength, released last Thursday, the US Department of Defence emphasised the increasing Chinese capability to project power in forward areas. On top of concerns that Chinese bombers might attack American and allied installations in the Pacific, the Pentagon highlighted the growing ability of the Chinese navy to operate...
Asia-Pacific
Aparna Pande | American grand strategy has always aimed at suppressing security competitions and the rise of a rival hegemon. The not-so-peaceful economic and military rise of China and its ambition to craft a new maritime and continental order in Asia thus pose a challenge to seven decades of American preeminence in the region—a reality that the Trump Administration acknowledged...
weapon handling
News Review | Indian Air Force (IAF) Air vice Chief Air Marshal SB Deo was rushed to a military hospital on Wednesday after he accidentally shot himself in the thigh, India Today reported. IAF sources told India Today the air marshal was immediately taken to a hospital after. The incident transpired as the IAF man placing his pistol on a table upon returning from work. His condition is...
CSS
Lalarukh Wahid Cheema - 45th Common | It does not matter how big or small your dreams are, but what matters is you should constantly be working to make them a reality. This story may not include any CSS preparation tips or guidance but here is a little life tip. Never give up on your dreams just because people around...
TIC Analysis | Google has decided to part ways with Huawei, banning the company from further using its globally popular Operating System; the Android. Google made the move to conform to Washington’s decision to put Huawei on the so-called “Entity List”. “We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications,” a Google spokesperson said on Monday, 20th May. “For users of...
Shanza Faiq
TIC Analysis | Shanza Faiq is the candidate who topped the CSS 2018 examinations. More than 11,887 candidates took the exams and only 567 were able to qualify.  She did her BA LLB from Lahore University of Management Sciences and then completed her LLM from the University of Warwick in 2017. “My story is very different from the rest of the people,”...

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