Daily Archives: April 11, 2018

China launches fourth and final Type C13B corvette for Bangladesh Navy

China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has launched the fourth and final Shadhinota-class (Type C13B) corvette on order for the Bangladesh Navy (BN), according to a news report published on...

Sri Lanka cedes major port to China, fueling tensions

Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean the size of West Virginia, has become another flashpoint in regional naval competition. That’s because in December, Sri Lanka turned over...

Delhi works on Beijing to drop objections on NSG entry

Emboldened by its entry into three of the four multilateral export control regimes over the last two years, India on Tuesday (Apr 10) once again reached out to China...

IAF’s ‘Gaganshakti 2018’ to counter growing Chinese influence in IOR

The Indian Air Force is in the middle of its largest pan-India combat-training exercise ever. And, this time, the focus is not just on the western front but also...

In Jammu and Kashmir, at least one person has died in the conflict for...

It has been called Kashmir’s “bloody Sunday”. Joint operations and civilian protests in South Kashmir on April 1 claimed 20 lives: four civilians, three Army personnel and 13 militants....

One Year On, Indian Army’s ‘Human Shield’ Still Awaits Justice

Last year, on the morning of April 9, Farooq Ahmad Dar – a 27-year-old shawl weaver from Chill Brass village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district – had just cast...

Bhutan’s ‘Shangri-La’ caught between two rival superpowers

With its scenic mountains and stunning Buddhist monasteries on hilltops, Bhutan is a traveller's dream and described by some as the last Shangri-La - a mystical beautiful place where...

Bangladesh to slap tax on online advertisments on FB, google

Bangladesh’s Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the government is going to impose tax on advertisements on Google and Facebook in Bangladesh. “We will ask for tax on their...

Pakistan, China are iron brothers: PM Abbasi

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi remarked that Pakistan and China are iron brothers in every sense. “In our region, our friendship is the bedrock of strategic stability,”...

Maldives ex-Pres Nasheed urges strong foreign intervention

Former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has claimed the island nation is 'in need' of strong foreign intervention in the country's political affairs and added that foreign...

Pakistan’s scholarship quota for Nepali students doubled

The Pakistani Embassy has doubled the scholarship quota being allocated for Nepali students at the local level. The decision follows the announcement of increasing Pakistan's scholarship quota...

The Rohingya, Canada and the lessons learned in Rwanda

The difficulty in combating ethnic cleansing is it tends to happen incrementally. News of it can come slowly and seem incomplete, which makes it easier for the world to...

Myanmar minister to tour refugee camps on visit to Bangladesh

Myanmar’s Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Win Myat Aye will inspect Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh during a two-day official trip, the first such...

China launches fourth and final Type C13B corvette for Bangladesh Navy

China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group has launched the fourth and final Shadhinota-class (Type C13B) corvette on order for the Bangladesh Navy (BN), according to a news report published on...

IAF’s ‘Gaganshakti 2018’ to counter growing Chinese influence in IOR

The Indian Air Force is in the middle of its largest pan-India combat-training exercise ever. And, this time, the focus is not just on the western front but also...

In Jammu and Kashmir, at least one person has died in the conflict for...

It has been called Kashmir’s “bloody Sunday”. Joint operations and civilian protests in South Kashmir on April 1 claimed 20 lives: four civilians, three Army personnel and...

Delhi works on Beijing to drop objections on NSG entry

Emboldened by its entry into three of the four multilateral export control regimes over the last two years, India on Tuesday (Apr 10) once again reached out to China...

Sri Lanka cedes major port to China, fueling tensions

Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean the size of West Virginia, has become another flashpoint in regional naval competition. That’s because in December, Sri Lanka...

US, Afghan forces target Taliban narcotics-production facilities

US and Afghan forces have targeted 11 Taliban-linked, drug-production facilities in Afghanistan’s western provinces of Farah and Nimruz, the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission announced in a 7 April statement. The...

Former Afghan president says only Russia can help Afghanistan

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a television interview over the weekend that the US is responsible for the death of Afghans and is behind the Afghan crisis...