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What’s in a hockey world cup tourney without Pakistan?

What’s in a hockey world cup tourney without Pakistan?

When Sweden failed to qualify for the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil, their skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic famously said: “One thing is for sure, a World Cup without me is nothing to watch.” While Ibrahimovic is a self-indulgent and slightly delusional player, the words would not seem out of place if the Pakistan U21 hockey team said them, writes Taha...

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is attracting international investors

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is attracting international investors

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is becoming the basis of a new international association as many countries are showing interest in being part of it, writes Polina Tikhonova in www.valuewalk.com CPEC, which may even become a new union like European Union co-created by Pakistan and China, has already attracted big international players such as Russia, the U.K. and France. The...

Militants in police uniform attack Indian artillery unit in Kashmir

Militants in police uniform attack Indian artillery unit in Kashmir

Jammu,November 29 (NIA): Militants in police uniform today attacked an army artillery unit in Nagrota on the outskirts of the city, killing three Army personnel, including an officer, and leaving several others injured. There were unconfirmed reports that four militants were killed in the ensuing gunfight, Press Trust of India reported.. A senior Army officer said that heavily-armed militants in...

Former LTTE Commander and Sri Lankan Minister Karuna Amman arrested

Former LTTE Commander and Sri Lankan Minister Karuna Amman arrested

Colombo, Nov 29 (NIA): Sri Lankan investigators on Tuesday arrested a former Tamil Tiger rebel leader who later became a government minister, over allegations of fraud and corruption during the previous Mahinda Rajapakse regime. Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan, alias Karuna Amman, was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division after being questioned for hours for allegedly misusing a state vehicle. . The...

Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two

Samsung Electronics considers splitting firm in two

Nov 29 (BBC) - Samsung Electronics has confirmed it is considering dividing the company into two separate firms. The company has been under pressure from some investors to break itself into a holding unit and an operating company to boost shareholder value. The South Korean technology giant also announced plans to increase dividends and said it would continue to buy...

Sri Lankan Tamils apprehensive about Sirisena regime’s commitment to drafting new constitution

Colombo, November 28 (The New Indian Express): The fluid political situation in Sri Lanka, and the erosion of popular support for the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government, have together created in the minds of the minority Tamils, doubts about the regime’s ability to draft a Tamil-friendly constitution and face the political storm that will certainly follow. Sensing a drift towards abandonment of the...

China calls on countries to join hands in strengthening maritime security as threats persist

China calls on countries to join hands in strengthening maritime security as threats persist

Colombo, Nov 28 (NIA) - China, on Monday, called on countries to join hands in strengthening maritime security and overcoming the challenges and threats faced at sea. Rear Admiral, Wang Dazhong, Assistant to Chief of Staff of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) Navy, speaking at the Galle Dialogue 2016, the 7th international maritime conference held in Colombo said that with...

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