China pulls off its Afghan investment gambit after a delayed start
The investments are in the extraction of mines, oil drilling, services at airports and in industrial parks. Also, Chinese investors have been regularly visiting Kabul to seek out different areas for investment. Afghan MoIC spokesman Akhundazada Abdul Salam Jawad said: ""The contracts have been signed for the extraction of mines.
Pak military takes risky gamble with Imran Khan's arrest
The move is fraught with risk though, as Khan exercises considerable street power, which could lead to a showdown with the armed forces. In the worst-case scenario, it could result in a bloodbath in the streets. Today's arrest caps a long-drawn-out tussle between the military and Khan. Though it is well-known that it was the military.
Will probe against former Pak ISI chief Faiz Hameed fizzle out despite rifts in the military?
When questioned about this allegation, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah clarified at a Press Conference (Islamabad, March 09) that court martials were a matter for the Army to decide but an enquiry was underway in regard to Lt. Gen (rtd) Faiz Hameed on which disclosures, if any, would be shared at a later stage. While Maryam Nawaz ’s attack.
Is US heading for a monetary crisis that could rattle global financial markets?
Also, President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on May 9 to resolve the crisis as part of a general discussion on fiscal issues. At present, both sides are unrelenting in their stands - Biden does not want spending cuts to his welfare programmes and McCarthy feels useless expenditure cuts are enforced, the treasury will bleed out leading to a crisis in payments, media reports said.
Home Minister's initiatives for strengthening internal security
He has shown political will, intellectual strength, and full understanding of the separation of powers under the Constitution, in guiding the democratic state's prime responsibility of maintaining law and order through the length and breadth of the nation. He has proved to be the Home Minister with a difference. Those who watched the domestic scene would not fail to notice how the Home Minister has enunciated path-breaking ideas in the vital sphere of internal order and security - steering clear of any 'political' attributions.
With his core group's firm support, Trump holds Republican Party hostage
That claim may not hold for all who voted for him that year because many defected in 2020 -- and in the 2022 midterms from his proteges -- but it is true of his core base of his supporters. Unshaken by the two impeachments, the criminal and civil cases against him and his mercurial temperament the 51 per cent of the Republican Party who make his base hold the party hostage.
A year of crucial importance (Column: The Third Eye)
India's Presidency of G20, the challenge posed by the rise of minority politics at home and the concerted campaign of opposition parties including the regional entities against the ruling dispensation, all cumulatively add to the need for effective and firm governance in the country in the pre-election year.
No tickets to Muslims from BJP, so why's the community upset with Cong?
Under the BJP government, the state passed through the hijab crisis which attracted international attention and divided the community at the school and pre-university levels. Following this, calls to boycott Muslim traders in the premises of Hindu temples and revenge killings have shattered their mindset.
Will China participate in Y-20 meet in Leh later this month?
Informed sources said that some key programmes would be held in the capital city of Leh but the delegates would also be visiting a number of the Buddhist religious and cultural sites during their four-day schedules in Ladakh. It is part of the G20 summit events across the country as India is currently holding the presidency of the world group for a year.As of now, only Pakistan has raised objections to holding of G20 events in the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, calling the territories as "disputed" but India has rejected the same and maintained that it was 'natural' to hold such events in all of the Indian states and UTs including Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh
Will IT bring about a market correction
BSESENSEX gained 598.03 points or 1.00 per cent to close at 60,431.00 points while NIFTY gained 228.85 points or 1.30 per cent to close at 17,828.00 points. The broader indices like the BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 saw the markets gain 1.28 per cent, 1.33 per cent and 1.34 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 1.52 per cent while BSESMALLCAP gained 1.53 per cent.