Daily Archives: May 31, 2018

BANGLADESH TOP COURT EXTENDS STAY ON OPPOSITION LEADER’S BAIL

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday (May 31) extended till June 24 its previous order that stayed the High Court order granting bail to BNP (Bangladeh...

SRI LANKA’S TOURISM CAMPAIGN ON CNN GOES LIVE

The much awaited and crucial multi-platform CNN global promotion campaign for Sri Lanka tourism went live yesterday. This was following the agreement for three-month CNN global campaign being signed on...

US REFUSES TO PLACE RELIGIOUS SANCTIONS ON PAKISTAN: REPORT

The US Commission on Internatio­nal Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has again recommended that Pakistan should be declared a ‘‘country of particular concern’’ but the Trump administration, like its predecessors, has...

SL SIGNS DEAL WITH SCHLUMBERGER SUBSIDIARY FOR $50 MILLION SEISMIC STUDY

Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed an agreement with a subsidiary of U.S. firm Schlumberger for a $50 million seismic study off the country’s east coast to evaluate any prospective...

TALIBAN ‘TALKING AND FIGHTING,’ SAYS U.S. COMMANDER IN AFGHANISTAN

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan played down a spate of recent Taliban attacks on Wednesday, saying violence levels were still lower than average as some insurgents talked peace...

Alliance is the need of the hour: Deve Gowda

Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda, 85, wears his years rather lightly. Just back from a tiring pilgrimage, the patriarch of the Janata Dal (Secular) and former Prime Minister is besieged...

With CAATSA, the US is trying to make Russia hurt

Yesterday was Tehran and today it's Moscow. As the United States, Russia and China engage in a great power competition, growing tensions between Washington and Moscow could soon have...

IN commissions first indigenously built floating dock

The Indian Navy (IN) has commissioned its first indigenously designed and built floating dock to repair and service its major platforms. Referred to as Floating Dock Navy-2 (FDN-2), the 185...

Indian Military Base in Sabang can strangle China at the Strait of Malacca

Why is China anxious about Indian investment and possible military base in Sabang port in Indonesia? Indonesia permitted India to invest in Sabang port, which is located near the...

Ulfa threatens to end talks with Centre over Citizenship Bill

he United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa) has threatened to derail the peace accord with the Centre if the Modi government goes ahead with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016....

Rocket strike kills 50 Afghan Taliban leaders, US military says

More than 50 senior Taliban commanders were killed in an artillery strike on a meeting in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, a US military spokesman said on Wednesday (May...

Myanmar stalling on end to child soldier recruitment: UN

Myanmar has not done enough to fulfil its promise to end the use of child soldiers and underage recruitment may even be on the rise, a top UN official...

Nepal-India joint military exercise begins in Uttarakhand

A joint military exercise between India and Nepal began at Pithoragarh on Wednesday with  soldiers from both the countries sharing their experiences of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations....

US Congress says Sri Lanka’s internal security important

A US Congress delegation from the House Armed Services Committee, told President Maithripala Sirisena that internal security of Sri Lanka is important for regional security and world peace. The delegation,...

Indian Military Base in Sabang can strangle China at the Strait of Malacca

Why is China anxious about Indian investment and possible military base in Sabang port in Indonesia? Indonesia permitted India to invest in Sabang port, which is located near the...

Bangladesh agrees to take back 33 infiltrators: ADAG

For the first time, the Bangladesh government has agreed to take back 33 of its nationals who were declared infiltrators by the Foreigners Tribunals in Assam, a senior police...

China-Pakistan relations:  Challenging US global leadership

Trans-Pacific Viewauthor Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy.  This conversation with Harrison Akins...

China-Pakistan relations:  Challenging US global leadership

Trans-Pacific Viewauthor Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy.  This conversation with Harrison Akins...

IN commissions first indigenously built floating dock

The Indian Navy (IN) has commissioned its first indigenously designed and built floating dock to repair and service its major platforms. Referred to as Floating Dock Navy-2 (FDN-2), the 185...

Indonesia, India agree to step up cooperation in defence and other key areas

Indonesia and India agreed to step up cooperation in a broad range of areas, particularly in defence and trade, following a meeting between President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister...

Indonesia, India agree to step up cooperation in defence and other key areas

Indonesia and India agreed to step up cooperation in a broad range of areas, particularly in defence and trade, following a meeting between President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister...