Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Pakistan, Iran urge ‘credible’ Afghan peace process

Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday (Nov 1) called for the resumption of a ‘credible political process’ owned and led by Afghanistan to seek lasting solution of the lingering conflict...

Chabahar – Some Indian myths and the reality

The first shipment of wheat on Sunday from Kandla port to Afghanistan via Iran’s Chabahar Port is cause for celebration in India. A surface route is not ethereal, unlike an air...

Myanmar Air Force to induct JF-17 fighters by end-2017

A JF-17 Fierce Dragon fighter aircraft with the insignia of the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) on its tail has been conducting test flights in China's Chengdu airport, indicating that...

Bangladesh to start work on first nuclear reactor next month

Construction work on Bangladesh’s first nuclear power reactor will start next month with Russian collaboration and completion slated for 2024, the country’s minister for science & technology said on...

Israeli, Indian generals mull ways to crush uprising in occupied Kashmir

Signaling the increased cooperation between India and Israel on how to suppress genuine freedom struggles in Palestine and Kashmir, Israeli chief of ground forces, Major General Yakov Barak, visited...

In 30 months, 3,896 public servants, 41 politicians involved in corruption cases in India

As many as 1,629 cases of corruption were reported in India–in which 9,960 people were involved or 11 every day–under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, over two-and-half years...

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delaying accord on repatriating Rohingya

Myanmar insisted on Wednesday (Nov 1) it was ready to set up a repatriation process for Rohingya Muslims even as more risked their lives fleeing the country, but it...

In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

India on Tuesday dispatched a C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft, along with a 45-member contingent, including Garud commandos, to Israel to take part in the top-notch multilateral 'Blue Flag-17' exercise...

Post-Doklam, India to hold ‘Track Two’ meeting inside China

In a significant development in the wake of Doklam border stand-off, China and India have decided to hold "Track Two" meeting at Minjing resort hotel in the city of Cheng Du in China...

Kashmiri separatists rule out talks with interlocutor, call his appointment a ‘time-buying tactic’

Hardening their stance, separatists in the Valley on Tuesday ruled out talks with the Centre’s interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, calling the offer an “exercise in futility”...

As China aims for “world-class army”, Asia starts to worry

Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat...

Architectural history – an essential to understand the future

For Farhan Karim of Bangladesh origin, the knowledge and introspection that architectural history offers is an education that is needed for society in essence to understand not so much...

Pakistan urges SCO role to settle Afghan conflict

Pakistan is keen for a regional solution to the Afghan issue and would utilise the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) forum for the purpose, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told the...

Case filed over transfer of $ 1 million to Maldivian President’s account

Maldivian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed the case of the transfer of USD 1 million to the account of the President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, by the SOF Company,...

Bhutan to host third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting

The third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting between Bhutan and Bangladesh will be held in Thimphu on November 7. According to a press release from the Department of Revenue...

Pilot at Bangladesh national air carrier arrested over plot to fly plane into houses...

A pilot with Bangladesh's national air carrier Bangladesh Biman was arrested on Wednesday (Nov 1) on suspicion of terrorism offences, including plotting to keep passengers hostage and flying a...

Afghan security forces controlling fewer districts, says SIGAR   

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) appear to continue to lose territory to insurgents, according to a 30 October report issued by the US Special Inspector General for Afghan...

Modi’s Naga failure

Despite much chest thumping surrounding the signing of a framework agreement in 2015, the Modi administration in India has failed to conclude a final settlement with Naga rebel leaders...

Chinese vice premier expects closer cooperation with Sri Lanka

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Beijing Wednesday (Nov 1). Wang said China highly values its relations with Sri Lanka, and...