China plans to build floating nuclear plants in SCS

China plans to build floating nuclear plants in SCS

BEIJING: China has said it will develop floating nuclear power plants on a priority basis in the South China Sea as it seeks to beef up electricity supply to the islands in the disputed maritime region. China will prioritise the development of a floating nuclear power platform in the coming five years, in an effort […]

Pakistan court bans Valentine’s Day celebrations , dubs it anti-Islam

Pakistan court bans Valentine’s Day celebrations , dubs it anti-Islam

Islamabad: A Pakistani high court Monday banned Valentine’s Day celebrations across the country and its promotion on social media after accepting a petition which argued that it was un-Islamic. The order was issued by the Islamabad High Court on the petition submitted by a citizen Abdul Waheed, whose political affiliation was not immediately known. The […]

Another Pak Senator says he was denied US visa

Another Pak Senator says he was denied US visa

Islamabad: Another Pakistani Senator Monday said his US visa application was turned down without a valid reason, a day after reports said the Senate Deputy Chairman, belonging to the same Islamic party as the legislator, was denied visa to visit New York. Hafiz Hamdullah said he had to wait in a queue for over four […]

‘Microsoft must look like everyone, every organisation’

‘Microsoft must look like everyone, every organisation’

NEW YORK: Microsoft has to “look like everyone and every organisation in the world” for it to accomplish its mission, the technology giant’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella has said, asserting the importance of “diversity and inclusion” amid an environment of divisiveness. An aspect “we are focussed a ton on is we say we want to […]

‘U turn on Taiwan shows he is learning’

‘U turn on Taiwan shows he is learning’

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back his rhetoric on ‘One China’ policy is a sign that he is “learning” about his new job and no longer wants to be a “disruptor” of the Sino-US ties, China’s official media said on Saturday. Hailing Trump’s surprise commitment to Chinese President Xi Jinping during their […]

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

ISIS continues to recruit from Af-Pak border region: UN report

UNITED NATIONS: The ISIS continues to recruit from the restive Af-Pak border region even as the terror outfit is struggling financially in Afghanistan and has resorted to extortion, according to a UN report. The 19th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team about the terror group was submitted to the Security Council Sanctions […]

No plan for travel ban on Pakistanis: US

No plan for travel ban on Pakistanis: US

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has no plan to ban Pakistani citizens from travelling to the United States because Pakistan is providing the data they need to vet a visitor, US officials say. In recent briefings to various media outlets, White House officials also said the administration had no plan to add other countries to the […]

India cannot undermine Pak’s military power, Cold Start won’t work, says Chinese media

India cannot undermine Pak’s military power, Cold Start won’t work, says Chinese media

Beijing: Indian Army’s “Cold Start” doctrine to seize control of Pakistani territory might be intimidating but will not lead to a “landslide” victory against nuclear-armed Pakistan, state-run Chinese media has said. “Both India and Pakistan are nuclear-armed countries. Even if the Cold Start strategy sounds intimidating and there is indeed a gap between the two […]

16 US Attorney Generals challenge Trump’s ban

16 US Attorney Generals challenge Trump’s ban

WASHINGTON: As many as 16 US Attorney Generals have joined the bandwagon opposing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim- majority nations, saying the “discriminatory” order is “unconstitutional and un-American”. The Executive Order signed by Trump banning countries that include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been halted […]

World Bank steps up efforts to end stalemate on Kashmir dams

World Bank steps up efforts to end stalemate on Kashmir dams

ISLAMABAD: With a view to end the ongoing stalemate between two nuclear countries over resolution of hydropower issues, the World Bank has stepped up its efforts to soon arrange a meeting between Pakistan and India at secretary level for developing consensus in the light of Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) on mechanism for resolution of ‘faulty […]