Yearly Archives: 2018

MODI CONGRATULATES HASINA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina for her party’s landslide victory in the 11 parliamentary election held on Sunday (Dec 30), according...

FORMER AFGHANISTAN COMMANDER WARNS OF PLANS TO CUT TROOPS

The US and NATO formally concluded their combat mission in 2014, but American and allied troops remain, conducting strikes on Daesh and Taliban. The former top US commander in Afghanistan...

ARMY FOILS PAKISTAN’S BID TO CARRY OUT GRUESOME NEW YEAR’S EVE ATTACK

The Army says it foiled a major attempt by a Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) to strike a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir's Naugam...

OIKYA FRONT TO ANNOUNCE MOVEMENT DEMANDING FRESH POLLS

On Sunday evening, Oikya Front leaders held a meeting at Dr Kamal Hossain’s residence, and unanimously rejected the election results Jatiya Oikya Front, along with all major political opposition parties,...

Sri Lankan Army to release 1099 acres of land

The Sri Lankan Army noted that they will release 1099 acres of farmland in the Northern Province, to its original owners. A statement issued by the Army notifies that these...

Afghanistan to delay presidential election to July

Afghanistan's presidential election will be postponed by three months to July 20 to give authorities more time to organise the ballot, election authorities announced on Sunday, following mounting speculation...

Bangladesh TV station shut, seven journalists assaulted on election day

A leading Bangladesh news channel was taken off the air and seven journalists were assaulted as the country voted for a new government on Sunday amid allegations of a...

Maldives signs agreement with China to renovate foreign ministry

Maldives’ government on Saturday signed an agreement with China for the renovation of the building complex of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held at...

Won’t let India steal Pakistan’s water: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar inquired on Sunday why India is stealing Pakistan’s water, saying that it will not be allowed to do so. The CJP was hearing a...

Taliban hybrid war that defeated the USA

According to western media/think-tank reports, Taliban control almost 50 % of Afghanistan’s territory in addition to having influence/presence in another 20 % of the areas of the war-torn country....

Bangladesh elections marred by deaths

At least 10 people were killed in election-day clashes in Bangladesh Sunday, after a bloody campaign overshadowed by a crackdown on the opposition by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who...

The dark side of India’s longest rail-road bridge

On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s longest road and rail bridge in the northeastern state of Assam. The bridge is being hailed as a Modi government...

Jeddah talks on Afghan peace imminent

The next round of Afghan peace talks will be held in the next few days, probably in January, in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah city between US officials and Taliban representatives. The...

China casts a long shadow over Nepal!

School children in Nepal have to learn three languages — Nepali, English and Mandarin Chinese. Thus the message is loud and clear that China has already cast its long...

Pakistan procuring 600 tanks to strengthen capability along border with India

Pakistan has drawn up an ambitious plan to procure close to 600 battle tanks including T-90 tanks from Russia, primarily to bolster its military might along the border with...

New era of China-India relations

Modi’s informal visit to Wuhan china as a indication of Sino – Indian rapprochement reason being both are world important engines of economic growth, economic globalization and making positive...

HASINA’S AWAMI LEAGUE WINS LANDSLIDE VICTORY AS BANGLADESH OPPOSITION CALLS ELECTION ‘FARCICAL’

Hasina is set to become prime minister for an unprecedented fourth term after her party secured win in 259 constituencies of the 300-seat parliament, according to results released by...

Pakistan’s changing security doctrine

Last week, the chief of Pakistan’s Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, delivered a speech at the passing out parade at Pakistan’s Naval Academy in Karachi. The speech was very...

OIKYAFRONT TERMS POLLS FARCICAL

The Jatiya Oikyafront yesterday demanded that the Election Commission immediately scrap the “farcical election” and hold a fresh one under a nonpartisan interim government. “We reject this so-called result. At...

India’s upgraded Arjun tank on trial

An upgraded version of the Arjun tanks that has better firing and mobility is presently undergoing validation trials. ‘Arjun Mark 1A’ was being validated at trials, the Parliament was...

INDIA, NEPAL, SAARC, OIC ENDORSE ELECTION

Observers of India, Nepal, SAARC and Islamic Organisation for Cooperation (OIC) have endorsed the 11th Parliamentary Election held on Sunday (Dec 30). After visiting several centres they talked with journalists...