Daily Archives: November 30, 2017

Rohingyas and the politics of crisis

While Bangladesh is not really able to assert itself on the Rohingya crisis given its lack of clout and support, Myanmar has done better given the solid backing it...

Over 200 schools in Afghanistan’s Herat controlled by Taliban

The chairman of education department of Afghanistan’s Herat province has sparked an outcry after he said he was “satisfied” with the way the Taliban were controlling schools in the...

Launching of Bangladesh’s first satellite deferred

The launching schedule of the country’s first satellite, Bangabandhu Sattelite-1, has been deferred for three months. It will now be launched sometime in March next year instead of previousely set...

Ivanka Trump concludes India trip with visit to Golconda Fort

Advisor to United States President Donald Trump Ivanka Trump on Wednesday (Nov 29) concluded her three-day trip to India by visiting the iconic Golconda Fort in Hyderabad. Ivanka, who posed...

Maldives to ink free trade pact with China

Maldives' ministerial cabinet on Wednesday (Nov 29) gave the green light to sign the free trade agreement with China. Speaking to reporters after the cabinet sit-down, economic minister Mohamed Saeed...

Pakistan, Afghan military officials to hold key security talks

A high level Afghan military delegation is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan today (Nov 30) for talks on security issues, focusing on anti-terror cooperation, Afghan embassy in Islamabad said. The...

India’s rejection of ‘One Belt One Road’ was premature, say experts   

Chinese ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has once again suggested that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be re-routed to assuage India's concerns. Delivering a speech at the Center...

India to deploy UAV, erect smart fence along Bangladesh border

Indian Border Security Forice (BSF) will deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs and erect a 'smart fence' to check smuggling and infiltration from across the most notorious riverine and...

India to use Singapore’s latest Navy base, with an eye on China

In a combined effort to counter the increasing presence of the Chinese Navy in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean region, India and Singapore today took their military...

Action will be taken against JuD chief based on solid evidence: Pakistan

The federal government will clarify its position regarding Hafiz Saeed’s release to the US during US Defence Secretary James Mattis’ visit to Pakistan in the first week of December. The...

Indian BSF pushes back Rohingyas to Bangladesh

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has apprehended 87 Rohingyas till October 31 this year at the India-Bangladesh border out of which 76 have already been pushed back to Bangladesh,...

Pakistan’s unending crises

For three weeks people of Islamabad and Rawalpindi remained in a state of siege. The sit-in organised by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah Pakistan literally paralysed the twin cities...

Chinese company asks Nepal govt to revisit decision over hydro project

China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), the ousted contractor of the $2.5-billion Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project, has called on the government to revisit its decision to terminate the contract, stating...

Preparations for 2018 elections underway, says Bhutan EC

Preparations are in full swing for the 2018 parliamentary elections that will mark the 10th year of a successful democracy, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) stated. ECB has entered...

Regional economic development gets a boost as India, Pakistan attend SCO summit

The summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), scheduled to be held from 30 November to 1 December in Sochi, Russia will be the first to have India and...

Pakistan close to deal for four Turkish warships

Pakistan is giving final touches to its deal for acquisition of four warships from Turkish state-owned company MILGEM, sources said on 28 November. Sources said that process was nearing completion...