Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

BUS FIRE KILLS 20 MYANMAR MIGRANTS IN THAILAND

Twenty Myanmar migrant workers died early on Friday (March 30) as fire tore through a bus taking them from a Thai border town to Bangkok, officials said. It was not...

HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE RISE IN AFGHANISTAN DESPITE NEW LAWS

One year after Afghanistan strengthened human trafficking laws to prohibit the use of boys for sexual entertainment, there is little enforcement and trafficking is on the rise, experts say. “Bacha...

Afghanistan-based terrorists behind Swat attack, says Pakistan

The attack on an army unit in Swat was carried out by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists based on Afghan soil, said a dossier handed over to Afghanistan...

India refuses to divulge info on damage to nuclear submarine INS Arihant

The government Thursday (March 29) declined to give information on the extent of damage and cost of repairs of the indigenously-built nuclear submarine INS Arihant, stating it cannot be...

Power struggle: Sri Lanka president cuts PM’s duties

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition. Sirisena took away the central bank, the...

Maldives’ engagement with China, Pakistan ‘too secretive’ for India

While the Abdulla Yameen government has lifted Emergency in the Maldives, India remains upset with Male for the opaque manner in which it is carrying out not just its...

India begins process of selling ‘enemy properties’

The Indian government plans to raise billions of rupees by auctioning off “enemy properties”, houses and land left behind by people who moved to Pakistan or China in the...

BBIN initiative: Dhaka-Kathmandu trial bus service on April 27

Bangladeshis will soon be able to travel to Nepal by road if next month’s trial run of a proposed bus service proves successful with passengers eager to avoid the...

Police officer killed in Kashmir’s Anantnag district

A special police officer (SPO) was killed after suspected militants fired at him and his wife at their residence in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday (March 29) night. “Terrorists...

Pakistani PM to visit Kabul next week

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to visit Afghanistan next week and is expected to hold talks with Afghan officials, the CEO’s office has confirmed. Abbasi’s trip is...

Nepal  FM calls for redesigning relations with India

Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the bilateral relations between Nepal and India should be redefined and redesigned from the perspective of mutual economic benefits. “All...

Dams, treaties, India and water

The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) dates from 1960, long before climate change and global warming were almost daily headline news. A lot of water has flowed under many bridges...

India refuses to divulge info on damage to nuclear submarine INS Arihant

The government Thursday (March 29) declined to give information on the extent of damage and cost of repairs of the indigenously-built nuclear submarine INS Arihant, stating it cannot be...

IAF war games to tackle Doklam-like crisis

At a time when India is preparing itself for more Doklam-like crisis in the future, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will carry out war games for rapid deployment of...

India begins process of selling ‘enemy properties’

The Indian government plans to raise billions of rupees by auctioning off “enemy properties”, houses and land left behind by people who moved to Pakistan or China in the...

Maldives’ engagement with China, Pakistan ‘too secretive’ for India

While the Abdulla Yameen government has lifted Emergency in the Maldives, India remains upset with Male for the opaque manner in which it is carrying out not just its...

Power struggle: Sri Lanka president cuts PM’s duties

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition. Sirisena took away the central bank, the...

BIMSTEC for info sharing to address common security threats

Bimstec Member States have emphasized the importance of working together and sharing information and data for addressing common security threats, both traditional and non-traditional, in the region. The issues came...

Close ties between China, Pak armies will help in maintaining regional peace: PLA

Close ties between militaries of China and Pakistan will not only help maintain an all weather partnership between the two countries but also the regional peace and global stability,...

Funds shortage pulls the brakes on India’s crucial space programs

India's four strategically important space programs, including one of the world's most successful PSLV mission, are reportedly facing a severe fund shortage which may force the space scientists of...

US accuses Russia of arming Taliban to hide its own policy failures: Moscow

The United States is trying to hide its failed policy on Afghanistan by accusing Moscow or Tehran of supplying arms to the Taliban radical movement, Director of the Russian...