Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Graft case: Bangladesh opposition leader gets 5 years jail

Bangladesh’s Former prime minister and BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to jail for five years after she was found guilty in the Zia Orphanage...

Italy’s defence group Leonardo to open business in Bangladesh

Italian defence group Leonardo (LDOF.MI) aims to sell around 8.4 billion euros (£7.44 billion) of products in Asia over the next five years as part of a business plan...

Corps Commanders Conference: Will respond effectively to any Indian misadventure

The top brass of Pakistan’s military on Wednesday (Feb 7) reiterated, during the Corps Commanders Conference, that any Indian misadventure shall be responded to effectively, said the ISPR. The forum,...

Nine Assam Rifles personnel injured in grenade attack on camp in Imphal

At least nine personnel of Assam Rifles were injured after unidentified men lobbed grenades inside their well-guarded transit camp in Imphal on Tuesday (Feb 6) evening, sources said, in...

Nepali foreign ministry officials graduate from basic Chinese language course

Some 28 government officials from Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Feb 7) graduated from the basic Chinese language course provided by the Chinese government. The officials took part...

Afghanistan stops repatriation of temporarily displaced persons

The temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) from North Waziristan that were bound to return to their hometown from Afghanistan were stopped by Afghan forces, officials said on Wednesday (Feb 7). A...

Political complexities, poor road, labour shortage among hurdles to regional trade connectivity

Regional trade connectivity can help boost the economic growth of a country. However, political complexities and ground realities in trade facilitation are proving to be a growing concern. This is...

India’s opposition attacks Modi govt for keeping Rafale price under cover

The Narendra Modi-led government of India has refused to divulge the cost-per-unit of the 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France. When attacked by the opposition over...

Russia to deliver 6 additional Yak-130 aircraft to Myanmar

Russia will deliver to Myanmar an additional batch of six Yak-130 combat training aircraft, Mikhail Petukhov, a deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), told Sputnik. "In...

China opposes Indian military intervention in Maldives

China on Wednesday (Feb 7) opposed any military intervention in the Maldives, saying such a move would further complicate the situation. On Tuesday, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed had...

Maldives police implicate Gayoom, judges in ‘multi-million’ coup plot

Maldives police on Wednesday (Feb 7) accused former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of bribing the now jailed top court judges to issue the order to release jailed political leaders...

Pakistan offers to connect CPEC with SCO approved routes

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed his country's support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) connectivity initiatives and offered to connect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with SCO's...

India must stop intervening in Malé

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency on Monday. Last week, the country's Supreme Court ordered the release of nine opposition leaders including former president Mohammed...

Maldives crisis spirals: Indian tanks, special forces on standby

Besides small arms and mortars, a “few tanks” form part of the 400-600 Indian army soldiers’ weaponry in the event of their departure for Male, the Maldives capital, once...

Muslims in India should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh, says BJP MP

India’s ruling BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)’s senior lawmaker Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday (Feb 7) said Muslims have "no business being in India" and they should go live in Pakistan...

Tread softly on Maldives

The prescriptive, partisan and provocative approach that South Block took – for reasons that are best known to the Indian establishment – over the developments in the Maldives has...

Myanmar’s Peace Process approaches a watershed

Myanmar’s peace process appears to be precariously poised as the third meeting of the Panglong peace conference, planned for later this month, nears. The government remains keen to get...

‘India, US ‘2+2′ ministerial dialogue likely this spring’

The inaugural 2+2 India-US ministerial dialogue between the defence and external affairs ministers is likely to take place here this spring, a top American diplomat has said. The '2+2' dialogue...

Iran offers support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the presence of US military bases in Afghanistan is fueling insecurity in the region and in Afghanistan. Rouhani also offered to help Afghanistan in...