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India’s deterrence against Pakistan can’t be nuclear

Revenge is for morons. Can Modi switch to deterrence, less sexy but way more diabolical?

India’s deterrence against Pakistan can’t be nuclear but a massive scaling up of conventional military power. Challenge Pakistan to match up & pauperise itself. Revenge is the immediate call after a terror attack with Pakistani fingerprints. In a couple of days, sanity tip-toes back into public debate. Inevitably, then appears that phrase: Revenge is a dish best served cold. And the Afghans are credited with having invented it. Never mind that the phrase-finder tells me that the French said this first, at the turn of the 18th Century. But it’sRead More


Foreign Minister Qureshi’s Japan visit called off: sources

Foreign Minister Qureshi’s Japan visit called off: sources

ISLAMABAD: (DNA) –  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has cancelled his scheduled visit of Japan. Qureshi had to visit Japan from February 24 to 27 to hold a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Japan over international issues, including the bilateral relations. The visit said to be called off due to ongoing tense situation with India, according to the sources. According to the schedule of the four-day visit, Shah Mehmood Qureshi would have discussed bilateral issues with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono. According to sources, the decision to call offRead More


Saudi Arabia names first woman envoy to U.S

Saudi Arabia names first woman envoy to U.S

RIYADH: (DNA) –  Saudi Arabia has named a princess as its first woman ambassador to the United States, a key appointment as the fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tests relations between the allies. Princess Rima bint Bandar replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the powerful crown prince who was appointed vice defence minister in a flurry of late-night royal decrees announced on state media. The reshuffle comes as Saudi Arabia seeks to quell an international outcry over Khashoggi’s murder last October in the Saudi consulate inRead More


Five-day historic ‘Sibi Mela’ kicks off in Balochistan

Five-day historic ‘Sibi Mela’ kicks off in Balochistan

SIBI:  (DNA) – The five-day historic ‘Sibi Mela’ has begun in Sibi, Balochistan on Sunday. Scores of events including flower show, fireworks, contest of national songs, folk dance, tent pegging, motorcycle jumps and horse dances are part of the festival. Agriculture and industrial exhibition will also be part of the festival. An exhibition of beautiful and rare animals would be held for attraction of participants. Local artists and those from other parts of the country would also perform during the festival. Local and provincial dignitaries will also attend the eventRead More


Uzbekistan tourism exports swell to USD one billion from USD 546 mln

Uzbekistan tourism exports swell to USD one billion from USD 456

International Ziyarah Tourism Forum proves a complete success BUKHARA, FEB 24 (DNA) – The First International Forum for Ziyarah Tourism has concluded in Bukhara. The forum was organized by the State Tourism Development Committee of Uzbekistan jointly with the khokimiyats of Bukhara and Samarkand regions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Committee for Religious Affairs with the assistance of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad. The purpose of the event was to expand international cooperation in development of Ziyorat tourism, attracting direct investments in this area, recognizing UzbekistanRead More


Trump, Kim impersonators held for questioning by police

Trump, Kim impersonators held for questioning by police

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators were held for questioning by Vietnamese police after they appeared in Hanoi, where the US and North Korean leaders will meet next week for a second summit. Kim impersonator Howard X and Donald Trump lookalike Russell White staged a ‘meeting’ in downtown Hanoi Friday ahead of a second summit between the real Trump and Kim on February 27-28 in the Vietnamese capital. About 10 police officers later showed up at a local TV station where they were giving an interview, and told themRead More