The Pakistan Army's Southern Command chief, Amir Riaz, has invited India to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and "share the fruits of future development by shelving anti-Pakistan activities and subversion."
China’s first aircraft carrier will carry out drills in the Western Pacific. Though the navy has termed the move as “part of routine exercises”, the aggressive stand is expected to further fuel the tensions between China and Taiwan.
In a major setback for ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala and controversial Electricity Minister M M Mani, Additional District and Sessions Court, Thodupuzha dismissed his discharge petition in the sensational Anchery Baby murder case. The case may cast a shadow over his continuation as a minister in the Cabinet. Mani is the second accused in the case.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that his government will continue to follow sound and prudent economic policies and will not take any decisions for short-term political gains. He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a new campus of the National Institute of Securities Markets in Raigad, Maharashtra.
The government will launch an Aadhaar Payment App on December 25, according to a report in the Economic Times. The main goal of this is to do away with plastic cards and of sales machines (POS) that have come under sharp criticism for the additional levy of 2-3 per cent charges every time a payment is made through cashless mode.
About 1000 Christian and Hindu women are forced to convert and marry Muslim men in Pakistan every year, says a 2014 study. The report released by Movement for Solidarity and Peace in Pakistan, up to 700 of these women are Christian and 300 are Hindu.
An aircraft in Libya with 118 people on board was hijacked and diverted to Malta where it landed on Friday, say media reports. Reports suggest there were two hijackers and had threatened to blow up the Airbus A320.
US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed economist Peter Navarro, a fierce critic of China, as the head of a new national trade body, reports BBC. Through this move, he has sent a message to China.