Daily Archives: February 18, 2018

Formal diplomatic ties between Bangladesh-Kosovo established

Bangladesh has established formal diplomatic ties with Kosovo as the two countries signed a joint communiqu, in this regard on Friday (Feb 16). Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United...

Afghan gov’t forces kill 70 insurgents in Uruzgan province

At least 70 armed insurgents have been killed and 15 others wounded during the security forces operations in Uruzgan province, south of Afghanistan, since Thursday, a local security official...

India’s plan to operate Sukhoi from Dehradun seen a move to counter China

The Indian Air Force is activating civil airfield of Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. A detachment of two Sukhoi (Su-30 MKI) aircraft will operate from the airport for two...

Pentagon watchdog reports little progress in Afghanistan despite Trump’s new approach

The Pentagon watchdog suggested that top U.S. officials overstated progress late last year when they said the tide had begun to turn in favor of U.S.-backed forces in Afghanistan,...

India, Iran agree to step up efforts to help Afghanistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday (Feb 17) to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan. Modi reiterated India's commitment to...

Repatriation of Afghan refugees key to terror eradication: Gen Qamar

While claiming that Pakistan does not have any organised presence of terror outfits on its soil, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said Afghan refugees’ repatriation is the...

UN hopes for free, fair polls in Bangladesh

United Nations secretary general’s office has expressed its hope that “a climate could be created where free and fair elections could take place,” in Bangladesh. Reacting to a query about...

Lonely in Darkness: Kashmir’s pellet victims develop depression signs

In midst winter’s dumb and dim nature, 15-year-old Ifra Shakour sits quietly in her house situated in Pulwama, the southern region of India’s only Muslim majority state- Kashmir. She turns pale,...