Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

TOP COURT CANCELS BAIL FOR BANGLADESH OPPOSITION CHIEF ZIA

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Monday (March 19) halted the release of opposition leader Khaleda Zia on bail, deepening a political crisis ahead of a national election due in December. The...

Sri Lanka’s anti-Muslim violence

Over the past fortnight, Sri Lanka has witnessed a surge in violence targeting Muslims, their properties, and places of worship. It prompted President Maithripala Sirisena to declare an island-wide...

Bangladesh Air Force annual exercise WINTEX begins

The annual winter exercise, WINTEX-2018, of Bangladesh Air Force began at all BAF bases and units across the country on Sunday (March 18). The main objective of the exercise is...

Bangladesh Air Force annual exercise WINTEX begins

The annual winter exercise, WINTEX-2018, of Bangladesh Air Force began at all BAF bases and units across the country on Sunday (March 18). The main objective of the exercise is...

India moves on ‘theatre commands’ to bring three forces under single leadership

India has finally taken the first step towards eventually having integrated theatre commands, where all the manpower and assets of the Army, Navy and IAF are under the operational...

BODIES OF US-BANGLA CRASH VICTIMS TO REACH DHAKA TODAY

The bodies of the US-Bangla plane crash victims will be brought back home on Monday as identification of 23 of those have been completed on Monday, reports UNB. A cargo...

‘Isolated Pakistan will be of no use to Afghanistan’

Pakistan on Sunday said ‘coercive’ approach will not be of any use to bring the desired results in Afghanistan in a veiled reference to the Trump administration’s hardline strategy...

China’s ‘Maldives meddling’ in focus at India’s next meeting with quad partners

The US has said that the Maldives issue will be discussed by the Quad countries — which includes, India, Japan, Australia and the US — in its next meeting...

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh accuses Modi of mismanaging Kashmir issue

Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of ‘mismanaging’ the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) ‘like never before’. “The situation in the Kashmir...

Modi government disrupted India’s foreign policy: Congress

The Congress on Sunday (Mar 18) launched an all-out attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi government over its foreign policy and said that...

130 candidates nominated to vie for Bhutan NC elections

A total of 130 candidates have been nominated to contest the National Council (NC) election on April 20. A total of about 170 aspiring candidates contested in the zomdus, according...

Five days for Maldivian Chief Justice to respond to charges

A duration of five days has been granted to the Chief Justice, Abdulla Saeed, to respond to the charges pressed against him. With the penal code suspended during the course...

‘Beast’ Facebook spreading race hatred: UN investigator

A UN reporter has called out Facebook as a tool for spreading “acrimony, dissension and conflict” in escalating what is now being called a genocide against ethnic Rohingya Muslims...

Indian PM, Chinese prez will visit Nepal in 2018

Nepal’s newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali informed that the government has started preparations to ensure Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit Nepal...

Sri Lanka ends emergency as ethnic tensions subside

Sri Lanka's president announced on Sunday (March 18) he is lifting a nationwide state of emergency imposed 12 days ago to quell anti-Muslim riots in which three people died...

China’s ‘Maldives meddling’ in focus at India’s next meeting with quad partners

The US has said that the Maldives issue will be discussed by the Quad countries — which includes, India, Japan, Australia and the US — in its next meeting...

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh accuses Modi of mismanaging Kashmir issue

Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of ‘mismanaging’ the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) ‘like never before’. “The situation in the Kashmir...

‘Isolated Pakistan will be of no use to Afghanistan’

Pakistan on Sunday said ‘coercive’ approach will not be of any use to bring the desired results in Afghanistan in a veiled reference to the Trump administration’s hardline strategy...

India, Bangladesh meeting next month on transit protocol

The proposed high-level meeting on the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh next month is expected to finalise its Standard Operating Procedures (SoP),...

India, US two-plus-two meeting postponed

The inaugural 2+2 meeting of Indian and US defence and foreign ministers will be “most possibly” postponed to “later in the year” due to uncertainty about the participation of...

Pakistan to skip WTO meet in New Delhi

Pakistan has decided to stay away from the World Trade Organisation meet in New Delhi next week in protest against alleged harassment of its diplomats in India. India last month...