Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND VISITS ARMY BASE CAMP IN SIACHEN

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday visited the world’s highest battlefield—Siachen Glacier—in Ladakh and interacted with soldiers posted there. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces became the second President...

YANGON CM EXPECTS MORE INVESTMENT IN THREE SECTORS

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on May 9 that he expects there to be more investment in the real estate, apparels and transport sectors. He was speaking...

BANGABANDHU SATELLITE-1 LAUNCH DELAYED FURTHER

This photo provided by SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, 10 May 2018. The latest version of the Falcon 9 was...

PM MODI IN NEPAL: BUS ROUTE CONNECTING JANAKPUR TO AYODHYA, HYDROELECTRICITY PROJECT ON AGENDA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Nepal early on Friday morning for what is being seen as an attempt at “resetting ties” with the Himalayan nation, with whom ties...

The game-changers

With US President Trump scrapping the Iran nuclear deal and re-imposing sanctions, the possibility of conflict in the region has increased dramatically. From being the US “policeman” in the...

Modi visit to ink railway and waterways pacts

An agreement on waterways navigation on Kosi River will be announced during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third visit to Nepal, starting tomorrow. According to officials familiar with PM Modi’s...

Maldives court jails 2 Supreme Court justices

A court in the Maldives sentenced two Supreme Court justices on Thursday to more than 19 months in prison on charges of influencing lower court decisions. The Criminal Court sentenced...

Sri Lanka sets up special courts to hear corruption cases

The Sri Lanka parliament on Wednesday approved a bill to set up special courts to expedite trials of bribery and corruption cases amid public outcry over delays in punishing...

India’s Growing Afghanistan Challenge

The kidnapping of seven Indian engineers in Afghanistan, who worked for the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat company that operates a power station in northern Baghlan, along with their Afghan...

Bangladesh picks Marshall support for secondhand C-130Js

Bangladesh has selected the UK's Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to modify a pair of ex-Royal Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130Js and provide long-term support for the tactical transports. Announced...

Bangladesh picks Marshall support for secondhand C-130Js

Bangladesh has selected the UK's Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to modify a pair of ex-Royal Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130Js and provide long-term support for the tactical transports. Announced...

Three Indian ships set sail for MALABAR exercise with US, Japanese navies

Three Indian naval ships sailed out of Singapore thursday to join upcoming MALABAR exercise which will be held jointly with the US and Japanese navies off Guam in the...

Ineffectiveness of SAARC and recommendations to make it effective

The cause of the SAARC’s institutional dysfunction can be traced in the Indian hegemonic designs and its indifferent behavior towards Pakistan and other small countries of the region. The fundamental...

Ineffectiveness of SAARC and recommendations to make it effective

The cause of the SAARC’s institutional dysfunction can be traced in the Indian hegemonic designs and its indifferent behavior towards Pakistan and other small countries of the region. The fundamental...

Assam’s Barak Valley expresses support for citizenship bill

As the joint parliamentary committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 wrapped up its visit to Assam on Wednesday, a clear divide between the largely Assamese-speaking Brahmaputra Valley and...

Assam’s Barak Valley expresses support for citizenship bill

As the joint parliamentary committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 wrapped up its visit to Assam on Wednesday, a clear divide between the largely Assamese-speaking Brahmaputra Valley and...

Bangladesh to joins space age amid skepticism about costs

Bangladesh is expected to put its first satellite into orbit on Friday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While the government...

BCIM offers pathway for broader China-India energy cooperation

China's natural gas supply can't meet its soaring demand, especially since the government wants to use more of the fuel to cut pollution. There's a similar situation in India,...

Azadi is not going to happen, never: Gen Rawat to Kashmiri youth

Sending a tough message to Kashmiri youth, Army Chief Bipin Rawat has categorically rejected the “Azadi” call saying it won’t happen. Rawat has also expressed concerns over Kashmiri youth...

China’s specter looms over Modi’s Nepal visit

China's shadow will be looming large over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal this weekend to restore fragile ties between the two South Asian neighbors. Modi will make...

Meth trade forges unlikely link between Rohingya and Myanmar soldiers

Huge quantities of meth are seeding unrest inside Bangladesh's refugee camps, as jobless Rohingya turn drug runners for a criminal chain that stretches back to Myanmar -- and the...