Daily Archives: May 16, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Citizenship Bill amendment protests rocks Assam

The ruling BJP is clearly on the defensive over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and seems to playing for time on the issue. The Bill proposes to provide citizenship or stay...

HEAVY CLASHES ONGOING IN TWO DISTRICTS OF GHAZNI

Officials said the clashes started on Tuesday night after dozens of Taliban insurgents attacked Zana Khan and Jaghato districts of the province. Twenty two security force members have been killed...

BANGLADESH SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS BAIL FOR OPPOSITION LEADER

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a High Court's decision to grant bail to opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was jailed for five years on...

Myanmar Army continues attacks in Kachin State

The Myanmar Army launched three air attacks on Battalion 6 under the Kachin Independence Army (KIA)’s Brigade 2 on Monday morning, said Major Awng Ja, the Battalion 6 commander. “...

Nepal, Pakistan pledge to boost defence ties

Chief of Army Staff of Nepal, General Rajendra Chhetri, called on Federal Minister for Defense, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan in his office at Ministry of Defense on Tuesday in...

Bangladesh procurement of surplus UK C-130Js confirmed with support deal

The sale of two UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Bangladesh has been confirmed by a support contract announced by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group on 10...

To service maturing debt, Pakistan to borrow Rs22 trillion in 2018-19

As the country falls deeper into payments obligation, the federal government has sought the National Assembly’s approval to borrow a record Rs22 trillion in the next financial year to...

India says its nuke-missile-carrying submarine fully operational

India has joined the league of select countries that have fully operational submarine-launched strategic missile systems capable of hitting targets with nuclear warheads at a range of 650 kilometers....

Pakistan is not a problem, but part of solution: Top Afghan official

Pakistan is not part of the problem but solution to the current challenges facing by Afghanistan, said a top Afghan official on Tuesday. Deputy Afghan Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai,...

Alien versus alien: On Assam Citizenship Bill

In Assam, where illegal migration, in fact as well as in exaggeration, has defined the political landscape since the 1980s, public hearings and meetings held by a Joint Parliamentary...

Pakistan will set-up satellite development and production facility

On 14 May 2018, Pakistan announced that it will establish the Pakistan Space Centre (PSC) to spearhead the domestic development and manufacturing of satellites. According to a report by Pakistan’s...

India says its nuke-missile-carrying submarine fully operational

India has joined the league of select countries that have fully operational submarine-launched strategic missile systems capable of hitting targets with nuclear warheads at a range of 650 kilometers....

China tries to bring Pakistan, Afghanistan closer

China has proposed hosting a new round of three-way talks with Pakistan and Afghanistan this month to continue with its diplomatic push in helping the two neighboring countries improve...

China tries to bring Pakistan, Afghanistan closer

China has proposed hosting a new round of three-way talks with Pakistan and Afghanistan this month to continue with its diplomatic push in helping the two neighboring countries improve...

Why India should fear China’s growing naval power

At a recent press conference in New Delhi, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman surprised reporters by stating that she saw ‘no tension between the navies of India and China...

Why India should fear China’s growing naval power

At a recent press conference in New Delhi, India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman surprised reporters by stating that she saw ‘no tension between the navies of India and China...

Bangabandhu-1 launch a welcome development for Bangladesh, adverse for India

The launch of Bangabandhu satellite is a welcome development considering Bangladesh’s economic potential and at the same time an adverse comment on spacefaring India. The world over, the trend of...

Bangabandhu-1 launch a welcome development for Bangladesh, adverse for India

The launch of Bangabandhu satellite is a welcome development considering Bangladesh’s economic potential and at the same time an adverse comment on spacefaring India. The world over, the trend of...

Bangladesh drops Trafigura in LNG talks as Gunvor advances

Bangladesh has terminated talks with Swiss-based commodity trader Trafigura to install a small floating liquefied natural gas (LNG ) import terminal due to delays in agreeing terms, while rival...

Taliban battle into west Afghan city in new crisis for government

Taliban fighters with heavy weapons and night-vision equipment fought their way close to the center of the western city of Farah on Tuesday (May 15), as Afghan government forces...

India, China, Russia, coming together against US: Indian Professor

India's external affairs ministry has said that the visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Russian city of Sochi on May 21 to hold an informal summit meeting...