Pakistan to experience fresh wave of cold, starting today

Pakistan to experience fresh wave of cold, starting today

Islamabad, Dec 11 – A fresh wave of cold hit the upper parts of the country — including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Kasur, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir — following light rainfall, with numerous hilly locales experiencing snowfall as well. Babusar Top, Nanga Parbat, and Batogah Top are experiencing snowfall intermittently. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has […]

Sri Lankan govt’s budget for 2018 passed in Parliament

Sri Lankan govt’s budget for 2018 passed in Parliament

Colombo, Dec 9 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s parliament on Saturday, passed the government’s budget for 2018 with an overwhelming two thirds majority. The budget vote, which was taken up on Saturday evening, saw 155 lawmakers voting in favour and 56 voting against. The budget for 2018 was presented to the Sri Lankan Parliament in November by […]

With launching of Sino-Lankan JV to run Hambantota Port, Lanka joins China’s OBOR

With launching of Sino-Lankan JV to run Hambantota Port, Lanka joins China’s OBOR

Colombo, December 9 (newsin.asia): With the launching of a Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture (JV) to run the China-funded Hambantota port here on Saturday, Sri Lanka has joined China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) and 21 st.Century Maritime Silk Route projects, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Speaking at the launching ceremony here on Saturday, Wickremesinghe […]

Dangerous trend of bringing God into the affairs of men

Dangerous trend of bringing God into the affairs of men

Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/Daily Express  A major controversy has broken out over the recent visit by Rahul Gandhi, the soon- to-be president of Indian Congress Party, to the famous Somnath temple, located on the shores of the Arabian Sea on the southernmost part of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat. The visit in the run-up […]

Yameen’s visit to Beijing: China trumpets OBOR pact, Maldives hails FTA

Yameen’s visit to Beijing: China trumpets OBOR pact, Maldives hails FTA

China and the Maldives appear to have different perspectives on Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen’s three day visit to Beijing which would end on December 9, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily FT. Both countries feel that the visit has taken the relationship to a higher level and broadened its scope greatly. But while China has laid stress […]

Death due to kidney disease in Pakistan is highest in South Asia

Death due to kidney disease in Pakistan is highest in South Asia

Colombo, December 7: Mortality due to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  in Pakistan is the highest in the South Asian region with 24.77 deaths per 100,000 population, and is the lowest in Sri Lanka with 16.34 deaths, says www.worldlifeexpectancy.com quoting the World Health Organization (WHO).writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. At 24.21 deaths per 100,000 population, the […]

Free trade and OBOR pacts take Sino-Maldivian ties to a new height

Free trade and OBOR pacts take Sino-Maldivian ties to a new height

The signing of a Free Trade Agreement and an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on Thursday, has taken Sino-Maldivian relations to a new height, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The signing, watched by Chinese […]

China and Maldives sign Free Trade and OBOR cooperation agreements

China and Maldives sign Free Trade and OBOR cooperation agreements

Beijing, December 7 (newsin.asia): In a landmark event at the Great Hall of People here on Thursday, Maldives and China signed a Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) as well as an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project. In all twelve agreements were signed  in the […]

Sri Lanka set to unveil ‘Tourism Wonderland’ this X’mas to lure more tourists

Sri Lanka set to unveil ‘Tourism Wonderland’ this X’mas to lure more tourists

Colombo, Dec 7 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry, on Thursday announced that plans were afoot to transform Colombo into a ‘Tourism Wonderland’ as part of the festive season celebrations. Despite Sri Lanka’s Tourism figures projecting a weak growth in recent months, the Tourism Ministry said they were anticipating higher numbers this month due to […]

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