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Kyrgyzstan country profile

Kyrgyzstan country profile

A Central Asian state bordering China, Kyrgyzstan became independent with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. It has some oil and gas and a developing gold mining sector, but relies on imports for most of its energy needs. Resentment at widespread poverty and ethnic divisions between north and south have spilled over into...

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India loses contact with budget Mars orbiter after eight years

India loses contact with budget Mars orbiter after eight years

NEW DELHI: India has lost contact with its Mars orbiter, eight years after the low-cost probe made it the first Asian nation with a spacecraft circling the red planet, its space agency said. Although “designed for a life-span of six months as a technology demonstrator, the Mars Orbiter Mission has lived for about eight years...

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Summary re-submitted to ECC: A revolving account for Chinese IPPs on the cards

Summary re-submitted to ECC: A revolving account for Chinese IPPs on the cards

ISLAMABAD: The government has reportedly decided to re-submit a summary to the ECC for opening of revolving account for the Chinese IPPs, well informed sources told Business Recorder. The stock of Chinese IPPs’ receivables is over Rs 300 billion but neither the government is paying them nor opening revolving account in violation of its previous...