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How Pakistan Army is fighting a multi-front Defensive War?

By Jawad Akram In 1947, when Pakistan came into being, India emerged as a bitter enemy of Pakistan, and since then it maintains the status of chief enemy of Pakistan. Pakistan‚Äôs insistence on implementation of United Nations (UN) Security Council‚Äôs resolutions about plebiscite in disputed Kashmir valley remains the root cause of this animosity. Kashmir…

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Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer

Dhaka: Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10 had approved the Chinese offer to buy a quarter of the bourse’s 1.8 billion shares, but Bangladesh’s…

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China woos Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

NEWS DESK: China has been quietly holding talks with Pakistani tribal separatists for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60bn worth of infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, reported Financial Times. According to the report, three people with knowledge of the talks told the Financial…

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Aamir Khan’s film tops Chinese box office

MUMBAI: Bollywood film Secret Superstar starring Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim, has created a mayhem in China, accumulating 117.61 million dollars, Indian Express reported. The 2017 film had earned Rs 63.40 crore in India. Aamir Khan has become a huge star in China. His Dangal too dominated the Chinese box office. It ended its theatrical…

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China slams Modi’s trip to disputed region

Beijing:¬†Beijing will lodge a stern protest with New Delhi over a trip by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a disputed area, an official said Thursday, months after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended a tense border standoff. Modi paid a low-key visit to the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday, where he inaugurated a…

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China reports first human case of H7N4 bird flu

BEIJING: China has reported the first human case of the H7N4 strain of bird flu in a woman in an eastern coastal province, though she has since recovered, reported Reuters. The winter is traditionally the high season for bird flu infections. In a statement late on Wednesday, the Hong Kong government‚Äôs Centre for Health Protection…

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Stock markets in Asia open in positive zone

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose on Monday as buyers cautiously returned after last week’s global rout, with confidence boosted by a rally on Wall Street but analysts warning of further volatility. After a stellar 2017 and a January that saw record and multi-year highs around the world, traders are scurrying to the hills this…

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Pakistan not to seek US assistance in future: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Dr. Muhammad Faisal says Pakistan will continue to take measures to deter external aggression in accordance with its defence needs and region- specific threat spectrum. Addressing weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday, he said all states have legitimate right to pursue peaceful use of nuclear technology and Pakistan firmly commits…

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Trump calls up Modi to discuss regional issues

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone, discussing topics including the political crisis in the Maldives, the war in Afghanistan and the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the White House said. The Trump administration has launched an effort to deepen military and economic ties with India…

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U.S. forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants

KABUL – U.S. forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in action likely to please Beijing which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against the group it says wants to split off its Xinjiang region. The strikes in northern Afghanistan‚Äôs Badakhshan province destroyed Taliban training camps which support militant operations in…

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With high-tech glasses on, Chinese police go one step forward

BEIJING: Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups. In a scene reminiscent of the dystopian sci-fi television show “Black Mirror”, officers in the central city of Zhengzhou are wearing the digital shades…

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Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

BEIJING:Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition technology that has drawn concerns among human rights groups. In a scene reminiscent of the dystopian sci-fi television show “Black Mirror”, officers in the central city of Zhengzhou are wearing the digital shades amid…

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Maldives declares state of emergency as Yameen tightens grip on power

MALE/COLOMBO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a state of emergency, ordered security forces into the supreme court and arrested a former president, in moves the opposition called a ‚Äúpurge‚ÄĚ in the Indian Ocean island nation. Maldives police also arrested Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge on Tuesday, dramatically escalating the…

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China looks to stamp out cryptocurrency trading

BEIJING: China plans to stamp out all remaining cryptocurrency trading in the country by blocking access to overseas-based websites and removing related applications from app stores. The moves were outlined in a report Sunday by Financial News, a publication under the People’s Bank of China, which said the aim was to snuff out the “dying…

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China, UNDP sign accord to support crisis-affected areas of FATA, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a $4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months in those areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have¬†been affected by natural and human-made crises.¬† ¬† The ‚ÄúChina South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA…

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China accuses U.S. of disrespect after Latin America comments

BEIJING – China accused the United States of disrespecting Latin America after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned countries in the region against excessive reliance on economic ties with China.¬† Tillerson, in a speech ahead of a visit to Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Jamaica, said China was getting a foothold in Latin America,…

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HBL opens branch in Gwadar Free Zone

GWADAR (PR): Habib Bank (HBL) opened its branch in the Gwadar Free Zone earlier this week, making it the only Pakistani bank to have a branch in Gwadar as well as China. The branch was inaugurated by Chines Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Yao Jing, along with Mr. Zhang Baozhong, Chairman China Overseas Port Holding Company…

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PM to inaugurate two-day Gwadar Expo today

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate first International Gwadar Expo in Gwadar today. According to Radio Pakistan, Foreign personalities along with members of the diplomatic community and businessmen from across the globe would attend the two day event. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first phase of the Gwadar Free Zone. First…

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Dubai claims title of ‘Largest Cup of Tea in the World’

ISLAMABAD: Dubai made history by serving ‚Äėlargest cup of tea in the world‚Äô at the Global Village. President of Emirates Culinary Guild, Chef Uwe Micheel told Gulf News that at least 38 chefs belonging to different restaurants prepared 5,000 litres of milky tea, which was placed in a 3.66-metre cup with a top rim diameter…

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China’s survey-based jobless rate falls to fifteen-year low in 2017

BEIJING: China‚Äôs survey-based jobless rate fell to 3.9 percent in 2017 – the lowest since 2002 – as the country witnessed its first economic rebound in seven years, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said on Friday, reported Reuters. China created a ‚Äúrecord-high‚ÄĚ 13.51 million new jobs in 2017, a growth of 370,000…

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iPhone battery explodes after man bites it for quality check

If you want to check the authenticity of your phone’s battery, don’t bite it. The results could be even worse than what you may have thought. It actually happened in China where a man, while looking for a new replacement battery for his iPhone at an electronics store, inexplicably decided to bite into one of…

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