Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

India for joint production of defence equipment with Russia

Stating that Russia will remain a key foreign policy priority for India, New Delhi on Monday called for joint defence equipment manufacturing between the two countries under the Make...

US defence chief urges Pakistan to ‘redouble’ efforts against militants

The United States (US) Defence Secretary, retired Gen James Mattis, met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday (Dec. 4) in his...

Myanmar may bring more charges against two jailed foreign journalists

The lawyer of two foreign journalists sentenced to two months in prison for trying to fly a drone near government buildings in Nay Pyi Taw, expressed concern his clients...

Gandhi set to take Congress leadership as India poll intensifies

Rahul Gandhi is set to take the reins of India’s opposition Congress party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who led the organization for two decades. The sixth person from Nehru-Gandhi...

China tells India to calm down after Maldives trade deal

India will “do nothing but upset itself” if it tries to prevent closer trade ties between China and the Maldives, Beijing state media has said, days after the tiny...

New poll finds Congress, BJP neck to neck in Gujarat

The Gujarat elections could be a dead heat between BJP and Congress with the former just scraping through to a win, according to an opinion poll released on Monday....

Pakistan court says agreement between govt and Islamist protesters illegal

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, challenged the legal credibility of the agreement made by the government and protestors at the Faizabad dharna. He...

India’s conflicting policy, Rakhine Buddhists allowed entering Mizoram

In a contradiction of its own policy, the Indian government has allowed over 1,300 tribal Buddhist refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine region to enter Mizoram. The refugees left their homeland...

Why India is buying the world’s emptiest airport

Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd results. The latest development in growing strategic competition across the Indian Ocean region is India's purchase of what has become known...

BD female military pilots join UN mission for the first time

For the first time in the history of Bangladesh two female military pilots are joining the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Congo. Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfi...

Indian army chief admits troops carried out cross-border raid in Myanmar

The Indian Army chief for the first time confirmed that troops had crossed over to Myanmar two years ago. At a book launch on Friday, General Bipin Rawat gave...

China to host trilateral meetings on Afghan peace, security

China’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Deng Xijun has invited President Ashraf Ghani to next year’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The envoy briefed Ghani on the...

Bangladesh, Cambodia inks 10 instruments

Bangladesh and Cambodia signed 10 instruments -- an agreement and nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) -- to boost trade and investment relations as well as enhance cooperation in various...

Sri Lanka to hold local govt polls in first week of Feb, 2018

The Local Government Polls will be held in the first week of February next year, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on December 3. However he said the...

China invites more countries to take part in CPEC project

China has thrown open its economic corridor with Pakistan for investment by third countries after successfully commissioning a power plant near Karachi. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang invited other...

Maldives’ president Yameen to make first state visit to China

President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen is to make his first state visit to China, days after rushing through a massive trade deal with the world’s second biggest economy. A brief...

Pope highlights Myanmar’s peace process and Rakhine reconciliation

Press coverage of the Pope's visit to Myanmar has focused on his failure to use the word 'Rohingya' publicly while in the country, though he used in neighboring Bangladesh,...