Pak’s nuke warheads aimed at deterring India: US report

Pak’s nuke warheads aimed at deterring India: US report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s nuclear warheads — estimated to be between 110 and 130 —are aimed at deterring India from taking military action against it, a latest Congressional report has said. The report also expressed concern that Islamabad’s “full spectrum deterrence” doctrine has increased risk of nuclear conflict between the two South Asian neighbours. “Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal […]

Indian navy interceptor sinks off Chennai after fire

Indian navy interceptor sinks off Chennai after fire

NEW DELHI: A small boat used by the Navy for harbor security sank off Chennai coast after it caught fire on Wednesday evening. The Fast Interceptor Boat T-304, along with two similar boats, had sailed out on Wednesday evening when it suddenly caught fire. All six sailors on board were rescued by the other two […]

Imran refuses to mentor Peshawar franchise in PSL

Imran refuses to mentor Peshawar franchise in PSL

KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan has turned down a request from the Peshawar franchise in the Pakistan Super League to take up the role of team mentor in the event. “Imran Khan has turned down the request because of his busy schedule and commitments elsewhere and in politics,” a close aide of the cricketer-turned-politician […]

Dhoni is still most suitable for captaincy: Hussey

Dhoni is still most suitable for captaincy: Hussey

SYDNEY: Beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday found backing from former Australia cricketer Mike Hussey, who said the Indian captain was the most suitable to lead the team as he still has a lot of fire in his batting. In yet another poor showing for Dhoni, the Indian captain scored a duck in the fourth […]

FDI flows into India nearly doubled in 2015: UNCTAD

GENEVA: Foreign direct investment flows into India nearly doubled in 2015 while the US emerged as the top host country for FDI last year, the UN’s trade agency said today. Global FDI flows “unexpectedly” increased significantly by 36 per cent, according to the annual report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. “Global […]

Michelin enters scooter tyres segment in India

NEW DELHI: French tyre major Michelin on Thursday announced its foray into the fast growing scooter segment in India with the launch of its MICHELIN City Pro range. “Scooters have become increasingly popular in India and emerged as a preferred choice of commuting because of ease of riding and parking in congested areas,” said Pradeep […]

Expect robust action from Pakistan, says India

NEW NEWS: External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also dismissed as “baseless” the allegations that India was behind an attack at a university at Charsadda in Pakistan in which at least 20 people, mostly students, were massacred by heavily- armed suicide attackers yesterday. “The issue is also not been raised officially with us by Pakistan,” […]

Parrikar dismisses ISIS threat to him, Modi

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today dismissed talk of any threat from the Islamic State to his life or that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Last week, an anonymous postcard claimed to have been sent by terror group IS threatening to kill Prime Minister Modi and Parrikar was received at the Goa Secretariat. When […]