Daily Archives: April 7, 2018

BANGLADESH’S JAILED OPPOSITION LEADER KHALEDA BEING TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Bangladesh Nationalist Leader (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia is being taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Saturday for conducting some medical tests. Khaleda, who was sentenced to five years...

IAF to conduct the biggest war game near Pakistan, China borders

An all-encompassing coordinated and composite exercise named Gaganshakti is being conducted by the IAF from April 8-22. The aim of this exercise is real-time coordination, deployment, and employment of...

Pak PM discusses regional security, connectivity with Afghan President

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani discussed the fight against militancy, the Afghan-led peace process, bilateral relations and regional connectivity as they met in...

Trump’s pick for NSA could push Pakistan closer to China, Russia and Iran

President Donald Trump's choice to tap John Bolton as national security advisor is widely expected to produce more hawkish U.S. foreign policy on rogue states such as North Korea...

Pakistan seeks UN’s mediation in Kashmir dispute, India opposes

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that the body was following the Kashmir situation "very closely". "Obviously this is a situation that we continue to follow...

Monsoon over the Maldives: The latest chapter of the India-China saga

The island nation of the Maldives is experiencing a politically turbulent beginning to 2018 following an uncompromising showdown between the president and the Supreme Court. As the storm brews...

Working with India, Pakistan to settle dam controversy, says World Bank

The World Bank confirmed that it had received Pakistan’s complaint on the completion of the Kishanganga hydropower plant by India and was working with Islamabad and New Delhi for...

‘Can’t accept a project that violates India’s sovereignty’

India on rejected reports alluding a possible cooperation with China on Beijing's mega 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR) venture, asserting that no country can accept a project that ignores...

India’s finance minister to undergo kidney transplant

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is suffering from some kidney related problems and is set to undergo kidney transplant this weekend (Apr 7). A senior AIIMS official told IANS that all...

Nepal PM Oli meets Indian Congress leaders

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli met a delegation of Congress leaders in New Delhi on Friday (Apr 6). Oli, who is on a three-day visit to India, having arrived...

Pakistan, Russia concerned over ISIS presence in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan Thursday met his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu on the sidelines of Moscow Security Conference currently taking place in the Russian capital. Both the...

Bhutan attends 18th mid-term ministerial meeting of NAM

A Bhutanese delegation led by foreign secretary Sonam Tshong is attending the 18th mid-term ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan from April 5-6. The President of...

Pak PM discusses regional security, connectivity with Afghan President

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani discussed the fight against militancy, the Afghan-led peace process, bilateral relations and regional connectivity as they met in...

Monsoon over the Maldives: The latest chapter of the India-China saga

The island nation of the Maldives is experiencing a politically turbulent beginning to 2018 following an uncompromising showdown between the president and the Supreme Court. As the storm brews...

Pakistan seeks UN’s mediation in Kashmir dispute, India opposes

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that the body was following the Kashmir situation "very closely". "Obviously this is a situation that we continue to follow...

Trump’s pick for NSA could push Pakistan closer to China, Russia and Iran

President Donald Trump's choice to tap John Bolton as national security advisor is widely expected to produce more hawkish U.S. foreign policy on rogue states such as North Korea...

Bangladeshi politics in a mess ahead of poll in December

It’s an election year in Bangladesh and one that has been marked by political turmoil, notably the jailing of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in February over the Zia...

Political life after No Confidence Motion victory for Lankan PM

Following Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emerging victorious from Wednesday’s No Confidence Motion (NCM) against him by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Joint Opposition, the section of government ministers...

Bangladesh opposes moving embassies to Jerusalem by some states

Bangladesh has expressed its concern over the unilateral declarations about Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to move embassies of certain states to Jerusalem. “We reaffirm all...

If China builds your dams, India won’t buy energy: PM Modi to tell KP...

The battle for influence in the Nepal Himalayas between India and China is hotting up, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to tell Nepal counterpart K P Oli that...

IAF to conduct the biggest war game near Pakistan, China borders

An all-encompassing coordinated and composite exercise named Gaganshakti is being conducted by the IAF from April 8-22. The aim of this exercise is real-time coordination, deployment, and employment of...