Daily Archives: January 29, 2018

Stressed-out Dhaka to get ‘Anger Management Park’

Bangladesh started work on Sunday (Jan 28) on an "anger management park" in the capital Dhaka which the mayor said would help the 15 million inhabitants cope with rising...

Bangladeshi beaten dead by Indian BSF along Burimari border

A Bangladeshi young man was allegedly beaten to death by members of Border Security Force of India (BSF) near Burimari border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district early Sunday...

Pakistani peacekeeper shot dead in DR Congo

A Pakistani UN peacekeeper was shot dead by ‘members of an armed group’ in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday (Jan 27), a United Nations spokesman said. The incident...

India, Cambodia ink 4 pacts to boost connectivity, defence ties

After detailed discussions between PM Narendra Modi and his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Hun Sen on Saturday (Jan27), the countries signed four agreements to enhance cooperation on security, connectivity and...

‘We will not allow Taliban to win’: Trump after Kabul attack

The US President Donald Trump said on twitter Saturday (Jan 27) night, after a deadly ambulance bombing that killed 95 people and wounded 160 others, that “we will not...

Opposition requests impeachment of President at Maldives’ Supreme Court

Four leaders of the Maldivian opposition coalition has made a request at the Supreme Court to impeach President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. In a tweet sent out by the former...

Sri Lanka falls short in global rules of money laundering

The inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has listed Sri Lanka among eleven ‘high risk and monitored jurisdictions’ that have taken insufficient measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing...

Pak use of Chinese drones worries India

Satellite images and several reports suggesting that Pakistan may be operating a China-made strike-capable, multi-role Wing Loong I drone, capable of carrying out complex assault operations against India, have...

Global objective vs regional reality 

Both India and China are experiencing high economic ambitions and conflict in an age when globalization is under threat as regionalization rises. The ‘global economy’ model which the US...

India drags feet in building new cross-border power line

The fate of 400kV New Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line hangs in balance, as India is dragging its feet to build the crucial infrastructure that can further stimulate electricity trading...

Experts split on effectiveness of US strategy on Afghanistan

The Pentagon has deployed approximately 3000 additional troops to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under US President Donald Trump's revised strategy for the war-torn country. Now the Pentagon is planning...

Do Chinese, Indian troop border meetings mean tensions in the Himalayas have eased?

Troops from China and India revived a ceremonial border meeting on Friday to mark India’s 69th Republic Day, sending a friendly signal after a months-long military stand-off in the...

India critically short of anti-tank missiles, Army sounds alarm

Indian Army has once again sounded the alarm about its critical operational deficiency in the field of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), asking the government for the emergency induction of...

India signs crucial deal with Seychelles on Indo-Pacific cooperation

In a significant step to New Delhi’s quest for influence in the Indo-Pacific region, India has signed an agreement with the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Seychelles for the...

India to raise US$15.7b in sale of state assets

India's government may look to raise as much as a record 1 trillion rupees ($15.7 billion) from the sale of state assets in the next fiscal year to help...

Pakistan, China improve military cooperation under SCO’s platform: Beijing

Pakistan has assured that its military will actively participate in the defence and security cooperation at the regional and international level within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization...