Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

2 Bangladeshis shot dead by Indian BSF along Rajshahi border

Two Bangladeshis have been shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Bhubanpara bordering area under Godagari upazila in Rajshahi district. Locals said BSF members opened fire...

45% Indians paid bribe in past one year: Survey

A survey across 11 states in India by corruption watchdog Transparency International saw 45% of the respondents claim they paid a bribe at least once in the past year...

Indian forces using ‘chemical weapons’ in held Kashmir: AJK president

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday (Dec. 10) claimed that Indian security forces are using "chemical weapons" against civilians in India-held Kashmir (IHK). The AJK...

French, Algerian fighters join Deash in Afghanistan: Report

French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks Daesh in the northern Jawzajan province where the militants have established new bases, AFP reported, quoting Afghan...

Nepal Left alliance wins 72 seats, heading towards majority

Nepal’s Left alliance was on Sunday heading towards comfortable majority in the parliamentary elections, winning 72 of the 89 seats so far in the historic polls that many hope...

CPEC carries no hidden agenda: Chinese envoy

Top Chinese diplomat in Islamabad Yao Jing has said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor neither carries any hidden agenda nor has it anything to hide. Security situation in Pakistan has improved...

Nepal, Maldives poised to move out of Indian orbit

The South Asian region’s political map is transforming phenomenally. The early counting from Nepal’s parliamentary elections, which concluded on Thursday, suggests that the Left Alliance, which comprises the country’s...

Storm cloud over Dhaka

November may well turn out to be, in retrospect, the month that decides Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s political fate.  On the 7th, Mubashar Hasan, assistant professor at Dhaka’s...

New Delhi to host Russian, Chinese, Indian foreign ministers today

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are visiting India for the 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministerial meeting today (Dec. 11) hosted by Foreign Minister...

China trying to meddle into India’s northeast insurgency issue: security sources

The security agencies of India are extremely worried over the way China has been trying to meddle into insurgency of northeastern states operating from their bases in Myanmar. Disclosing that...

Pakistan, Russia to sign off-shore gas pipeline deal

Pakistan and Russia have reached an understanding to sign a multi-billion dollar offshore gas pipeline deal in a couple of weeks, ignoring pressure from the United States that has...

India refuses to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision

The cat is out of the bag – the Modi government will not condemn the US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The European...

U.S. military firms want security of classified defence info in India for JVs

Leading U.S. defence firms are pushing for a specific framework in India to ensure the safety and security of critical technology and classified defence information when they are shared...

Why is China accommodated and India marginalized in South Asia?

It is an undeniable that in the South Asian region, China is fast replacing India as the most important economic and political factor. This is generally attributed to China’s...

BD, Myanmar working towards solution for Rohingya crisis: BD army chief

Bangladesh Army Chief General Abu Bilal Mohammad Saiful Haq, the reviewing officer at the IMA Passing Out Parade (POP) at Dehradun on Saturday (Dec. 9) when queried about...