Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Chinese, Bangladeshi peace keepers conduct joint defense drill in S. Sudan

The 8th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to South Sudan (Wau) and the Bangladesh peacekeeping infantry battalion conducted a joint defense drill recently to enhance the capability of jointly dealing...

Pakistan censor board clears ‘Padmaavat’ without any cuts

The Pakistan censor board has cleared film Padmaavat without any cuts for screening. Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) chairman Mobashir Hasan took to the social media to announce that...

First ever India-Vietnam joint military exercise from Jan 29

The first ever India-Vietnam Bilateral Army Exercise (VINBAX-2018) will be conducted at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh from January 29 to February 03, as part of joint training undertaken with...

75 pc of airspace in Nepal to come under radar surveillance

Nepal’s airspace is set to come under 75 per cent radar coverage from February 1 with the installation of technologically-advanced radar system in Bhatte Danda in Lalitpur. The Civil Aviation...

Afghan envoy meets with Pak army chief, discusses bilateral ties

Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal met with Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa on Thursday (Jan 25) to discuss a range of issues including bilateral relations. In a message...

SL, Indonesia discuss defense cooperation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and President Maithripala Sirisena had discussed enhancement of cooperation between the security forces of the two countries during yesterday’s meeting, Presidential Media Unit said. They discussed...

Indian ICBM puts Beijing in range, may spur build-up in South Asia

Beijing is closely watching India’s testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), allegedly nuclear capable, amid concern it may pose a threat to the region as well as global...

Doklam makes India’s defence reforms more difficult

Given the recent media reports about fresh transgressions by the Chinese troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since the Doklam crisis, it is now safe to say...

It may get worse for Pakistan if it provokes again, warns BSF

India on Thursday (Jan 25) lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over its “provocative actions” along the frontiers and warned of a strong retaliation during a meeting between the...

“Pakistan Pavilion” at Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland is a major creative force for engaging top leaders from across the world to undertake joint action relating to...

Pakistan PM not worried about Chinese ‘debt trap’

Pakistan sees little reason to fear debts arising from its massive infrastructure projects with China, the South Asian country's leader said in an interview on the sidelines of the...

Richardson quits Myanmar’s ‘whitewash’ Rohingya crisis panel

Veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson has resigned from an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis, saying it was conducting a “whitewash” and accusing...

Modi talks of diversity in Davos but presides over a regime of hate in...

If you have been led to believe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the World Economic Forum was an ode to diversity, you need to go through his...

IDB cancels $175m Bangladesh projects over deadline failure

The Islamic Development Bank or IDB has withdrawn $175.5 million (Tk 14.22 billion) fund commitments for two projects in Bangladesh as the country failed to comply with policy deadlines. The...

Pak-US relationship should not hinge on Afghanistan: Asif

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said he hoped Pakistan and the United States could soon focus on their bilateral relationship once again, rather than just “through the prism...

Russia Strengthens its Position in Bangladesh Through Energy

As it is well known, the economy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (PRB) is one of the least developed, but one of the fastest growing economies of Asia...

Unilateral actions detrimental to spirit of Pak-US cooperation: Islamabad

Pakistan on Thursday (Jan 25) stressed that unilateral actions by the United States were detrimental to the spirit of cooperation between Islamabad and Washington in the fight against terrorism. Speaking...

Mounting assaults on freedom of expression in the “World’s Largest Democracy” 

In the 2017 World Press Freedom rankings, India, touted by the US as the “World’s Largest Democracy”, was placed 136th among 180 countries, a dismal ranking in the 67th...