UNHCR warns of humanitarian crisis in Greece as influx rises

Geneva, March 1 : The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday that Greece is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis as disunity and inconsistency continue to mar European response plans. “For us, there is no plan B. Relocation is one of the important solidarity measures vis-a-vis Greece. Solidarity can’t be just financial transfer […]

Terror groups ‘stealing’ Pakistan’s sovereignty: US

By Arun Kumar Washington, March 1 : Warning Pakistan that anti-Afghanistan and anti-India terror groups were “stealing” its sovereignty and undermining its efforts to improve relations with its neighbours, US has welcomed Pakistan’s commitment not to differentiate between terrorist groups. “Groups like the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba (that) seek to undermine Pakistan’s efforts to foster […]

US asks Pakistan to reduce its nuclear arsenal

By Arun Kumar Washington, March 1 : Ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit here, the US has asked Pakistan to reduce its nuclear weapons arsenal as a responsible nuclear power, while Islamabad has sought greater US understanding of its security concern. “It’s important for Pakistan to really process that reality and put that front and […]

China plans 30 overseas nuclear power units by 2030

Beijing, March 1 : China aims to build 30 nuclear power units in countries involved with the Belt and Road Initiative by 2030, China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) president Sun Qin said on Tuesday. The CNNC has reached bilateral agreements on nuclear energy cooperation with countries including Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Britain, France and Jordan, Xinhua […]

China completes vehicle reform for government

Beijing, March 1 : China has successfully completed its government car reform and taken out 3,868 cars from service, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Tuesday. A total of 3,868 official cars across 140 central government departments were taken out of service by the end of 2015, Xinhua news agency reported. All […]

10 arrested with yaba pills in Dhaka

Dhaka, March 1 : At least 10 people were arrested in Dhaka with methamphetamine-based contraband yaba pills, police said on Tuesday. The police have also seized two cars which were used to carry the contraband, bcnews24.com quoted a Dhaka police official as saying. A drug dealer, identified as ‘Bhutto’ and nine of his associates were […]