Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

BD to hold polls to elect next president on Feb 19

The Parliament of (Jatiya Sangsad) Bangladesh will elect the next president of Bangladesh on February 19 as the tenure of incumbent President Abdul Hamid nears an end, reports The...

US considers sending 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan in spring

The United States is pondering increasing the number of its military personnel in Afghanistan by 1,000 more troops this spring, Washington Post newspaper reported, citing the sources in the...

Exiled Maldives leader accuses China of ‘land grab’

Exiled Maldives Opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Monday (Jan 22) accused China of seizing land in the politically-troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty. Nasheed said Chinese interests had...

Russia to sell 6 Su-30 fighters to Myanmar

Russia agreed to supply six Su-30 fighters to Myanmar during Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's visit to the country, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said Monday (Jan 22). Shoigu's...

China donates over 32,000 solar power generators to Nepal

China has donated over 32,000 solar power generating systems to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity and to provide electricity to communities that have been without power since the...

Another attack in Kabul

Another shocking, devastating attack in Kabul has bloodily underlined a troubling security situation in Afghanistan. And a verbal spat in the UN has suggested that the Pakistan-US relationship is set...

Indian cows to yield more milk after Bibi’s visit

When South Block fires all 8 cylinders, make no mistake, the hyperbole serves a purpose. The MEA website featured 15 slides on the visit by the Israeli PM Benjamin...

India’s richest 1% corner 73% of wealth generation: Survey

The richest 1% in India cornered 73% of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed on January 22, 2018, presenting a worrying picture of...

Malaysian PM to visit India tomorrow to strengthen ties

IT will be an old familiar feeling for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak when he arrives in the Indian capital on Wednesday (Jan 24). This marks his fourth official visit...

Modi to visit Palestine on Feb 10 as part of Middle-East tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Palestine on February 10 as part of India's outreach to the Arab world - seen as a balancing act following its closer...

Repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar delayed

Bangladesh has delayed the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar, set to start on Tuesday (Jan 23), because the process of compiling and verifying the list of people...

Pak army prepares indigenous drone to guard CPEC

The Pakistan army has acquired latest drone technology to monitor China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Sui gas pipeline, sensitive installations, bridges, dams and borders. The Uqab, second drone, prepared by...

India not working to isolate Pakistan, says Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that to assume New Delhi’s foreign policy revolves around Pakistan would be a “grave injustice” to India, Times of India reported. “India’s foreign...

India ranks below China, Pakistan on WEF index

India ranked at the 62nd place among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, much below China's 26th position and Pakistan's 47th. Norway remains the world's most inclusive advanced economy,...

Indian Army focussing on locations along LAC where Doklam-like incidents could happen

Like the Doklam plateau which had witnessed a 74-days long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops last year, the Indian Army is now focussing on six to seven such...

Pakistan calls for “Credible Probe” into Kabul hotel attack

The Pakistani government has called for a credible investigation into Saturday (Jan 20)’s deadly Taliban attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that left at least 43 people dead...

Long wait for Nepal to get a new Prime Minister

Six weeks have passed since elections to the Nepalese provincial assemblies and the federal parliament were held. The Left Alliance registered a thumping win in the federal parliament polls...