Daily Archives: April 27, 2018

CHINA AND MYANMAR PLEDGE TO BOOST COOPERATION

China and Myanmar have pledged to further boost bilateral cooperation and party-to-party exchanges, Xinhua reported on 26 April. The pledge was made while Myanmar President U Win Myint and State...

CANADA FM FREELAND COMING TO BANGLADESH TO MEET ROHINGYAS, ADDRESS OIC MEETING

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland makes opening remarks at foreign ministers meetings from G7 countries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 22, 2018. Reuters Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs...

EU EXTENDS MYANMAR ARMS EMBARGO

The European Union on Thursday extended its arms embargo against Myanmar, following human rights violations in the country, and was preparing sanctions against individual army officials. The embargo includes arms,...

AFGHANISTAN, REGIONAL COUNTRIES TO CONDUCT MILITARY EXERCISES

China’s Defense Ministry says many joint military exercises will be conducted within a multilateral framework. Afghanistan, China, Tajikistan and Pakistan will conduct joint military exercise and training on counter-terrorism this...

Pakistan ‘Fatigue’

The periodic ups and downs in US-Pakistan relationship, alternating approximately in 10 years cycles since 1971, has had us going from being the “cornerstone” of US foreign policy to...

Honey, I shrunk the city: Chennai’s quirks and charms get a miniature tribute from...

In the winter of 2017, artist Hemlatha Venkataraman sat sketching at the local tea shop in Chennai’s Anna Nagar while sipping on hot tea. She drew the overcrowded little...

BGB expresses grave concern over border killings

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam Thursday (Apr 26) expressed grave concern over the incidents of firing and killing of Bangladeshi nationals along the...

US Senator releases report on Pentagon mismanagement of Afghanistan program

A new report details chronic mismanagement by the Pentagon of a program designed to provide counterinsurgency intelligence experts to train members of the Afghan National Security Forces, US Senator...

Foreign powers trying to derail unification bid: Dahal

CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that foreign power centres are trying to derail the unification bid between his party and the CPN-UML. Speaking during a training...

US hospital ship arrives in Sri Lanka for Pacific Partnership- 2018

A hospital ship of the United States Navy arrived in Sri Lanka for the Pacific Partnership - 2018 mission on Wednesday (25th April). According to Navy media, the USNS...

Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities

Pakistan has no frustration regarding Indian missile activities but international community must take notice of such aggressive behavior, says foreign office. During his weekly media briefing foreign office spokesperson Dr...

Pakistan dismisses worries over Indian missiles activities

Pakistan has no frustration regarding Indian missile activities but international community must take notice of such aggressive behavior, says foreign office. During his weekly media briefing foreign office spokesperson Dr...

Indian team visits Russian defense facilities amid US sanctions threat

Notwithstanding speculation in the global media that Russia's defense deals with several countries could be derailed by the United States implementing the Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA),...

Indian team visits Russian defense facilities amid US sanctions threat

Notwithstanding speculation in the global media that Russia's defense deals with several countries could be derailed by the United States implementing the Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA),...

CPEC: Chinese project financing will dip to $906m in FY2018-19

Project financing from China is expected to dip by more than half to only $906 million during the next fiscal year due to completion of work on some major...

CPEC: Chinese project financing will dip to $906m in FY2018-19

Project financing from China is expected to dip by more than half to only $906 million during the next fiscal year due to completion of work on some major...

Monsoon threat for millions of Rohingyas in Bangladesh, India fears mass influx

With just two months to go for the monsoon rains to arrive, relocating Rohingya refugees to a safe place has emerged as a serious concern for the Bangladesh government....

Monsoon threat for millions of Rohingyas in Bangladesh, India fears mass influx

With just two months to go for the monsoon rains to arrive, relocating Rohingya refugees to a safe place has emerged as a serious concern for the Bangladesh government....

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

For the first time since they emerged as different countries in 1947, India and Pakistan are set to take part in joint military drills. This will happen as part...

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

For the first time since they emerged as different countries in 1947, India and Pakistan are set to take part in joint military drills. This will happen as part...

Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracized if they criticize Modi and the BJP

India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly...