Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

US, PAKISTAN LIKELY TO RESTRICT DIPLOMATS’ MOVEMENTS

The United States and Pakistan are engaged in a diplomatic dispute which — despite denials from both sides — could lead to strict restrictions on the movement of their...

4 CASES OVER QUOTA CLASH, VANDALISM IN DU VC RESIDENCE

Four cases were filed with Shahbagh police station in the capital on Tuesday night over clashes on Dhaka University campus and vandalism in the official residence of the DU...

QUOTA REFORM PROTESTS TO BE CALLED OFF, DEMONSTRATORS TO PRESENT HASINA WITH FLOWERS: ORGANISER

Students and job seekers calling for quota reforms have decided to call off their protests in response to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s decision to cancel all quotas for government...

Quota in Bangladesh govt. jobs: Sought reform, got abolition

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wednesday (Apr 11) announced scrapping of the quota system in public service recruitments, and asked students to return to classes ending demonstrations over...

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

A judge on Wednesday (April 11) rejected a request for dismissal of a case against two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar after being accused of possessing secret government papers. A...

Bangladesh satellite Bangabandhu-1 launches May 4

After a couple of rescheduling, Bangladesh's first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 will be flying to space on May 4. Bangabandhu-1 project director Md Mesbahuzzaman confirmed the new schedule to...

Pakistan begins receiving Mi-35M helicopters

Pakistan has begun receiving the Mi-35M helicopters it ordered from Russian Helicopters in 2015. Footage shows a Mi-35M in Pakistan Army Aviation (PAA) colours flying in Pakistan. In addition, Pakistani...

Fight between security forces, Taliban in Afghanistan leaves 17 killed

At least 17 individuals have been killed in a clash between the Afghan forces and the Taliban in the western Herat province. The members of the Afghan security forces, killed...

Myanmar to sign cross-border transport deal with Thailand

Thailand and Myanmar would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would facilitate cross-border transportation of goods and people, U Aung Ye Tun, assistant secretary of the Ministry...

Nepal, India to discuss waterways link in Pokhara

Nepal and India will discuss incorporating the agreement reached on inland waterways in the framework of Transit  Treaty between the two countries at the Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC)...

Sri Lanka to call for fresh bids for oil exploration in May

Sri Lanka will call for fresh bids for an oil exploration block off the island's northwestern coast in May, where traces of natural gas was discovered in 2011, Cabinet...

First smart fence along Bangladesh border in Assam is now operational

The first 'smart fence' pilot project to plug vulnerable gaps along India's borders has been rolled out in Assam on a riverine stretch with Bangladesh, the Border...

After 9-years wait, Indian Army to get ballistic vests with level 3+ protection

The Indian defense ministry has finalized a major contract with domestic private firm SMPP Limited for the procurement of over one 180,000 bulletproof jackets worth approximately $99 million. The 1.3...

China and India’s geopolitical tug of war for Bangladesh

The Indian government sees Bangladesh as an important neighbour for political, national security and religious reasons. Bangladesh is a transport corridor to India’s northeastern states and a...

India, Saudi Arabia shake hands for $44 bln mega refinery project

Saudi Aramco and Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd — a consortium of Indian state refiners — have signed an initial agreement to build the world's largest refining and petrochemicals...

Thailand expresses concern over BIMSTEC motor vehicle pact

Thailand has expressed concern over the proposed BIMSTEC Motor Vehicle Agreement that would give Indian truckers access to the country through a trilateral highway via Myanmar, saying only domestically-owned...

India’s grip on strategic port Chabahar loosens as Iran turns to China

A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically located port...

India’s grip on strategic port Chabahar loosens as Iran turns to China

A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically...

Fear, loss of jobs as Indian TV brands people ‘Hindu haters’

A growing debate about the quality of journalism on Indian television and government influence intensified after the country’s second most watched news channel branded some people an...

Setback for Indian missile programme, snag hits quick reaction missile test again

India’s missile development programme is going through a rough patch, with another snag hitting the home-made quick reaction surface-to-air missile (QRSAM) during tests at the Balasore range in Odisha...

Amphibious Aircraft US-2 to be made in India

India’s Mahindra Group on Wednesday (Apr 11) signed an MoU with ShinMaywa Industries Limited, Japan, to manufacture and assemble Amphibious Aircraft US-2. The agreement was signed on the sidelines...