Daily Archives: December 12, 2017

General Dynamics receives $3.1m contract for Pakistan AH-1Z program

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $9.06 m U.S. contract to General Dynamics-OTS Inc. (GD-OTS) to supply 41 A/A49E-7(v4) gun turrets for U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and...

US, Pakistan engage in quiet diplomacy to improve ties

US- Pakistan talks for finding a common ground in Afghanistan have moved away from exchanging allegations into a phase of quiet diplomacy aimed at resolving differences, claim Pakistani and...

Rohingya crisis: BD seeks both bilateral, global urgent action

Bangladesh has said not only bilateral, but the international community’s urgent action is needed for the permanent solution to Rohingya crisis. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud...

TAPI Project to Enter Practical Phase in Afghanistan Soon

Work on the implementation of Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) gas pipeline will start in Afghanistan in the next three months, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) announced on Sunday (DEC....

Maldivian tour operators authorised to work in China  

The Sino-Maldives free trade agreement signed last week authorises Maldivian travel agencies and tour operators to set up shop in three Chinese cities. Maldivian companies will be able to operate...

Rahul Gandhi is now president of Congress party, takes over from mother

Rahul Gandhi was named president of the opposition Congress party on Monday (Dec 11) with the leadership of the 132-year old Indian party passing from mother to son. The 47-year...

New govt likely in first week of January

Vote counting of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly (PA) elections may be nearing conclusion, but it will take another month to form a new government, according...

Indian Air Force Chief visits Sri Lanka for discussions on regional security

Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa has arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday (Dec. 10) on a four-day official visit...

Tehran won’t allow India to use Chabahar port to undermine Pakistan: Iran

On December 3, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port. Pakistan is not part of the project, yet its minister for ports and shipping was...

In first winter stay, 1,800 Chinese troops camping at Doklam

Around 1,600-1,800 Chinese troops have now virtually established a permanent presence in the Doklam+ area, near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction, with the construction of two helipads, upgraded roads, scores of...

What Left alliance’s victory in Nepal elections would mean for India

Nepal’s Left alliance—forged between the country’s former Maoist rebels and the Communists—seemed headed for a victory in elections aimed at completing the Himalayan nation’s transition to democracy after the...

India, Russia, China call for stable Afghanistan at ministerial meet

India, Russia and China called for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries in...

India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate: Pak FO

India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible, said Foreign...

Political crisis rooted in clash of nationalisms: Prof. Maniruzzaman

Renowned political scientist and national professor Talukder Maniruzzaman can no longer write and can hardly speak clearly. Born Sirajganj in 1938, Talukder Maniruzzaman graduated from Dhaka University in 1961...

Myanmar fraught relations with the UN

An embattled Myanmar ponders its relations with the UN, amid international criticism and the possibility of sanctions looming larger. Once the heroine of democracy and the darling of the...

China acted firmly to end Doklam standoff but ties with India important: FM Wang

China acted firmly but with restraint in resolving the Doklam military standoff, diplomatically ensuring India withdrew its “trespassing” troops from the area, foreign minister Wang Yi has said. Wang’s remarks...