Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

HELICOPTER CRASHES AT KABUL MILITARY ACADEMY

At least five people were injured when a foreign contractor helicopter crashed in Kabul. Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has confirmed the incident and said the incident occurred late Sunday....

DHAKA, HANOI INK THEE INSTRUMENTS

Bangladesh and Vietnam on Monday (March 5) signed thee memorandums of understanding for bolstering cooperation in the fields of fisheries and livestock, industry and culture. The instruments were inked after...

US URGES PAKISTAN TO AVAIL NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEFEATING TERRORISM

As the United States and Pakistan reengage on Tuesday (March 6) in efforts to improve their ties, the Pentagon reminded Islamabad that war against terrorism in the South Asian...

INDIA’S CBI ARRESTS FOUR MORE IN PNB PROBE

The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has made four more arrests in the $2 billion fraud case involving state lender Punjab National Bank (PNB), widening the investigation of the...

Andaman and Nicobar Command all set to host Indian Navy’s Milan 2018

The second week of March will witness Andaman and Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event Malan 2018. Malan is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy...

Pakistan Air Force No 88 squadron equipped with Augusta helicopters

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) achieved a significant milestone, when its No 88 Search & Rescue squadron was re-equipped with AW-139 (Augusta Westland) helicopters on Saturday (March 3). With the induction...

Pakistan’s Premier sees no military solution to Afghanistan war

There’s no military solution to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said, warning little progress would be made until all sides entered into peace...

India, China try to reset ties ahead of Modi’s SCO trip

India and China are preparing for a series of high-level interactions leading up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in June and...

How Maldives slipped away from India’s hug and shook hands with China

Idyllic Maldives faces a serious constitutional crisis and there are no indications that President Abdullah Yameen is willing to soften his position. On the contrary, all indications are that...

BD ARMY CHIEF VISITS ORDNANCE EXHIBITION IN RIYADH

Bangladesh Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Saturday visited the ordnance exhibition at International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Riyadh, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia (KSA). During his...

Golden opportunity for peace in Afghanistan

A golden opportunity for peace has emerged in Afghanistan in the wake of President Ashraf Ghani’s offer to recognise the Afghan Taliban as a political movement. The Afghan...

PAKISTAN ELECTS FIRST FEMALE DALIT SENATOR

Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste over the weekend, in polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of general elections...

US wants multiple-party participation in BD polls

The United States has laid emphasis on multiple-party participation in the general election in Bangladesh. Deputy Assistant to the U.S. President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia at...

Chinese President, Premier may visit India this year

The forward-looking approach adopted by India and China after the Doklam standoff could see top leaders from Beijing visiting Delhi this year. Senior officials don’t rule out a trip...

Fiber-optic line will run alongside TAPI

A fiber optic cable line streaming an internet connection from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and onward to India is expected to be implemented alongside Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI), said Afghanistan’s Ministry...

Gasim Ibrahim ‘persistent’ against Govt. amid growing woes

Maldives business tycoon and Jumhoory Party leader Gasim Ibrahim has claimed he stands relentlessly with the opposition in their attempts to reform the government despite deepening predicaments. The opposition leader...

Nepal PM Oli to face vote of confidence on March 11

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli would be seeking a vote of confidence from the Federal Parliament on March 11. The spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat, Dr Bharatraj Gautam...

Canada demands foreign judges in Sri Lanka at UNHRC

At the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Canada strongly demanded that Sri Lanka fulfill its international commitments by ensuring the involvement of Commonwealth and international investigators, prosecutors and judges...

Pakistan Air Force No 88 squadron equipped with Augusta helicopters

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) achieved a significant milestone, when its No 88 Search & Rescue squadron was re-equipped with AW-139 (Augusta Westland) helicopters on Saturday (March 3). With the induction...

Andaman and Nicobar Command all set to host Indian Navy’s Milan 2018

The second week of March will witness Andaman and Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event Malan 2018. Malan is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy...

How Maldives slipped away from India’s hug and shook hands with China

Idyllic Maldives faces a serious constitutional crisis and there are no indications that President Abdullah Yameen is willing to soften his position. On the contrary, all indications are that...