Daily Archives: March 10, 2018

CHARGE SHEET OF HOLEY ARTISAN ATTACK THIS MONTH

The charge sheet of the militant attack at Gulshan’s Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka has been finalised, according to investigators. "The charge sheet of the Holey Artisan incident will be...

Pakistan deploys fighter jet squadron to Afghan border to protect airspace

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has fielded a squadron of new Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 “Thunder” combat aircraft, according to a recent report by the Associated Press of Pakistan....

Pakistan deploys fighter jet squadron to Afghan border to protect airspace

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has fielded a squadron of new Pakistan Aeronautical Complex JF-17 “Thunder” combat aircraft, according to a recent report by the Associated Press of Pakistan....

ULTRA-NATIONALIST MYANMAR MONK FREED FROM PRISON

An ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk was defiant upon his release from prison on Friday after serving time for an anti-Rohingya protest in 2016, a rare punishment handed to one of...

ANDHRA PRADESH MINISTERS QUIT GOVT

A row between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party over the status and funding of the building of a new state...

SRI LANKA TO PROBE ANTI-MUSLIM RIOTS, LIFT CURFEW

An investigation into anti-Muslim riots that spread in central Sri Lanka prompting the authorities to declare a nationwide state of emergency was announced Saturday (March 10) by President Maithripala...

The real losers in the Northeast India: Women

While the national-ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made unprecedented electoral gains in India’s northeast after assembly elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, women’s representation remains below India’s average...

After Doklam standoff, India to focus on Bhutan ties

India’s diplomatic engagement will place significant focus this year on Bhutan, including a planned visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the tiny Himalayan nation wedged between India and...

The real losers in the Northeast India: Women

While the national-ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made unprecedented electoral gains in India’s northeast after assembly elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, women’s representation remains below India’s average...

Russia and Pakistan: A Balancing Act?

Russia and Pakistan are negotiating on potential energy deals worth of $10 billion, Pakistan’s energy officials told on March 6, 2018. Pakistan’s Defence Minister, Khawaja Asif informed that there are...

Pakistan’s tight rope walk between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Pakistan’s recent decision of sending a contingent of slightly above 1000 troops to Saudi Arabia apparently in violation of its own parliamentary resolution of 2015 on Yemen reflects the...

$7.5 billion pipeline has surprise patrons: Taliban

After decades of talks, Afghanistan finally broke ground last month on a $7.5 billion gas pipeline that will run through areas controlled by the Taliban. Even more surprising: The...

Tripura CM seeks Bangladesh PM’s cooperation

Biplab Kumar Deb, the new chief minister of Indian state Tripura, has sought the cooperation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on bilateral issues. Biplab made the request when he...

At least nine killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Capital

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility following reports of an alleged suicide attack near a mosque in the city of Kabul as Afghanistan continues to suffer in...

Pakistan court orders former president Pervez Musharraf’s arrest

A special Pakistani tribunal has ordered the government to arrest former military ruler Pervez Musharraf and confiscate all his properties as it heard the high treason case against the...

Nepal mulls appointing national security advisor

The government of Nepal is mulling over setting up the Office of the National Security Adviser under the Prime Minister’s Office, the first of its kind in Nepal’s history. As...

Bhutan wins Earth Award

Bhutan was awarded the Earth Award at a ceremony in ITB (International Tourism Bourse) in Berlin, Germany on March 7. Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) director, Chhimmy Pem, said the...

Myanmar, China, Bangladesh agree on electric power trading

Myanmar, China and Bangladesh on Friday reached an agreement on electric power trade at a trilateral ministerial meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Matters relating to starting trilateral cross-border power trading...

Myanmar says it would like to see ‘clear evidence’ of genocide

Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun...

Facebook taken down in Sri Lanka for spreading hate speech amid anti-Muslim riots

In many countries, Facebook is contending with a darkening reputation as a vehicle for disinformation and false news. The most recent example: Sri Lanka. This week, the island country sought...

India-Seychelles security pact ‘details’ on Internet set off alarm

Setting off alarm bells in New Delhi, details of purported security pacts between India and Seychelles have surfaced on the Internet along with a YouTube video, complete with maps...