Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

NEPAL PM OLI TO VISIT CHINA IN JUNE

Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli is embarking on a state visit to China in June after presentation of the federal budget on May 29. PM Oli, who...

NO ONE ‘THREATENS’ ELECTION COMMISSION: ABDULLAH

Addressing the Council of Minister's meeting on Monday (May 14), Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah warned that “no one has the authority to threaten the election commission and if someone...

OVER 8,000 AFFECTED BY FLASH FLOODS IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA

Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused flash floods in Sri Lanka's southern districts of Galle and Kalutara last Sunday, the Disaster Management Center said in a...

41 PEOPLE KILLED IN STORMS ACROSS INDIA

At least 41 people were killed and many others injured across India after dust storms, thunderstorms and rain accompanied by gusty winds hit many states including Uttar Pradesh, West...

BD may face hard times if Rohingyas are not repatriated quickly

Bangladesh may face enormous economic challenge in the coming days unless the Rohingyas are repatriated fast and the international community comes up with adequate humanitarian assistance, economists have said. Most...

Indian Army tests ‘Air Cavalry’ concept

The Indian Army has tested in the desert terrain of Rajasthan the military concept of 'Air Cavalry' that was used by the US Army to locate and assault enemy...

Indian Army tests ‘Air Cavalry’ concept

The Indian Army has tested in the desert terrain of Rajasthan the military concept of 'Air Cavalry' that was used by the US Army to locate and assault enemy...

Myanmar identifies around 1,000 Rohingyas in 3 months

Since 2016, more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar to escape violence and oppression. In February 2018, Bangladesh provided Myanmar with a list of around 8,000...

Pakistan bars US diplomat from leaving amid tense relations: media

Pakistani authorities have barred a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country, forcing an American military aircraft flown in for his departure to leave...

Media personality, activist Muneeza Hashmi ‘deported’ from Delhi

What does it mean when a government extends its hostility for another government to eminent persons like Muneeza Hashmi, daughter of legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, stops her from...

At least nine dead as bomb, gun battle rages in Afghan city

At least nine people were killed and more than 30 injured when militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building Sunday (May 13) in a continuing attack in an...

Nasheed proposes switch to parliamentary system

Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed has proposed switching to a parliamentary system after a six-year interim national unity government to oversee transitional justice and constitutional reforms. The interim government would...

Bhutan political parties share thoughts on state of democracy

As Bhutan completes 10 years of democratic constitutional monarchy, political parties came together to share their thoughts on the state of Bhutanese democracy. Organised by the Bhutan Centre for Media...

Construction of TAPI could be delayed

Officials from Afghan Ministry of Mines said practical work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project might be delayed as the route of the pipeline is not clear and the...

Indian govt biggest obstacle in Mumbai attacks trial, former Pak minister

Pakistan’s former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday stressed that the uncooperative attitude and stubbornness of the Indian government has been the biggest obstacle in the Mumbai...

Iran seeks expansion in military cooperation with Afghanistan

The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri has said his country seeks expansion in military cooperation with Afghanistan. Gen. Baqeri reportedly informed regarding...

Indian army chief to begin 4-day visit to Sri Lanka Monday

India’s Army chief General Bipin Rawat begins a four-day visit to Sri Lanka on Monday ( May 14) with an aim to take forward the military cooperation between the...

India is failing the test on J-K

Mr Ram Madhav is the pointsman of the RSS and the BJP-led Central government for India’s foreign relations and Jammu & Kashmir. (Is there an irony in that?) On...

Myanmar allows full foreign ownership in retail and wholesale

YANGON -- Foreign companies are now allowed to invest in Myanmar's retailers and wholesalers, including holding 100% stakes, as the country makes efforts to lift foreign investment amid the...

China’s security gambit in the Indian Ocean

China’s economic and energy security is inextricably tied to shipping routes across the Indian Ocean and through the Strait of Malacca, motivating a growing military and commercial footprint in the region,...

Elections 2018 in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Critical juncture ahead?

Elections 2018 in Pakistan and Afghanistan are being viewed as critical in the history of both countries. Elections in Pakistan are expected to be held on 25-26 of July...