Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

8th SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians’ conference begins in Sri Lanka

The eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) began Wednesday in Colombo. The main theme of this year’s conference is ‘Association of the SAARC Speakers and...

Myanmar replaces Maungdaw Border Guard Police Chief

Myanmar’s Ministry of Home Affairs reshuffled the police brigadier-generals of Myanmar Police Force, with the Border Guard Police Force commander of conflict-torn Maungdaw Township being replaced. Former chief of Mandalay...

Why Pakistan must be like North Korea

US President Donald Trump spoke harshly about Pakistan; but he has not yet imposed sanctions, as has been the case with Iran, nor threatened to "totally destroy" it, like...

Connectivity ‘crucial’ in Dhaka-Delhi ties; 3rd $4.5b LoC deal signed

Indian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Wednesday (4 October) said connectivity is crucial to the success of Bangladesh-India bilateral development partnership, sub-regional economic cooperation and...

Bangladesh to acquire 155 mm howitzers

Bangladesh’s military procurement agency, the Directorate General Defence Purchases (DGDP), has issued a notice to foreign vendors to submit bids in support of a programme to procure artillery for...

Pak Army kills three Indian soldiers in retaliatory firing

Two children lost their lives as Indian forces targeted civilian population in cross border firing in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday, according to Geo News. "Indian unprovoked firing...

Indian FS visits Bhutan amid reports of Bhutan-China tension

Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met with Bhutan’s king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk on Tuesday (3 October) and scheduled to hold several meetings on Wednesday with officials in Thimphu, officials...

US says will try to work with Pakistan ‘one more time’

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday (3 October) the United States would try "one more time" to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would...

UK Prince Charles’s tour of Southeast Asia leaves out Myanmar

Britain’s Prince Charles will tour Southeast Asia and India later this month, but the heir to the throne will not visit Myanmar, after a spate of violence and allegations...

10,000 Rohingya poised to enter Bangladesh as exodus swells again

More than 10,000 Muslim Rohingya have massed in Myanmar near a crossing point into Bangladesh, apparently poised to join an exodus across the border due to food shortages and fear...

Indian Army Commanders to discuss Doklam, military reforms in 6-day conference

Top army commanders will discuss security challenges facing the country, including the recent Doklam standoff, at a six-day conference starting October 9. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address the...

Nepali Congress to form democratic alliance to counter leftist

The ruling Nepali Congress today decided to form a democratic alliance for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections to counter the Maoist party's alliance with the largest communist bloc. A...

CJ Sinha ‘forced’ to refrain from discharging duty, says Bangladesh opposition BNP

BNP on Wednesday alleged that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has been forced to refrain from performing his duty in the name of his illness. Speaking at a press conference,...

Myanmar crisis and its impact on Bangladesh’s politics

Unlike Myanmar where the politics is fairly one sided, Bangladesh has two parties slugging it out. The current PM Sk. Hasina belongs to the Awami League while the Opposition...