Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

Pakistan’s second decade of democracy

If the word ‘unprecedented’ was to be defined in the Pakistani political context, the immediate reference would be the two consecutive (2008-2013 and 2013-2018) transfers of power from one...

Indian army wants Israeli missiles to boost anti-tank capability against Pakistan

India is set to place an order for Israeli ‘Spike’ missiles in a bid to boost its anti-tank capability against arch rival Pakistan, a person with knowledge of the...

TALEBAN AND AFGHAN OFFICIALS IN CEASEFIRE TALKS

Senior Taleban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the Pentagon said, even as US forces killed more than 50 Taleban leaders in a...

MYANMAR WILL ESTABLISH AN ‘INDEPENDENT’ PROBE INTO THE RAKHINE CRISIS

The Myanmar President Office announced yesterday that it would establish an Independent Commission of Enquiry into Rakhine crisis. The government has decided to establish the commission as part of its national...

KHALEDA’S RELEASE FROM JAIL BEFORE EID UNCERTAIN AS COURT DEFERS BAIL HEARING

The Supreme Court will resume hearing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail in two cases over violence in Cumilla on Jun 24, dimming the prospects of her release from jail...

AFGHANISTAN 16TH WORST COUNTRY FOR CHILDREN

The “End of Childhood Index Ranking” of the organization features 175 countries. The index scores reflect the average level of performance across a set of eight indicators related to...

US voices concern over increasingly deadly Bangladeshi anti-drug drive

The United States has expressed concern about a Bangladeshi anti-drugs campaign in which more than 100 people have died but the government has dismissed any suggestion of extra-judicial killings...

AGP to move resolution opposing Citizenship (amendment) Bill

Attempting to take a Meghalaya-like stand on the Citizenship (amendment) Bill 2016, BJP’s ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) will move a resolution in a special cabinet meeting on Friday...

Nepal to scrap hydropower deal with Chinese firm

Nepal’s government said on Tuesday (29 May) it will build a 750 megawatt hydroelectric plant that was earlier cleared to be developed by China’s state-owned Three Gorges International Corp,...

Rohingyas at ICC demand justice over Myanmar deportations

Hundreds of Rohingya victims have appealed to judges at the International Criminal Court to grant prosecutors jurisdiction to investigate deportations from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, an ICC official said...

Indian army wants Israeli missiles to boost anti-tank capability against Pakistan

India is set to place an order for Israeli ‘Spike’ missiles in a bid to boost its anti-tank capability against arch rival Pakistan, a person with knowledge of the...

Maiden test of India’s Next Gen SFDR air to air missile successful

India has developed Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology in collaboration with Russia. Its successful use in missiles will mark India’s entry into a select club of nations that...

Maiden test of India’s Next Gen SFDR air to air missile successful

India has developed Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology in collaboration with Russia. Its successful use in missiles will mark India’s entry into a select club of nations that...

Washington may ask New Delhi to make a choice: Russia or US

The Indo-US 2+2 dialogue is likely to see Washington asking New Delhi to make a fundamental choice of whether it wants the US or Russia to be its principal...

China’s free trade talks with Sri Lanka hit major hurdles

Talks between China and Sri Lanka for a free trade agreement have hit major hurdles, mainly because Beijing will not agree to Colombo’s demand for a review of the...

BJP loses key byelections, looks vulnerable for 2019

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has taken a hit in by-elections for the Lower House of India’s Parliament. A win in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s largest state,...

Nepal wants Bangladesh to simplify trade procedures

Nepal asked Bangladesh to address the difficulties being faced by Nepali traders while exporting certain products as the fourth commerce secretary-level trade talks kicked off in Kathmandu on Wednesday...

CPEC to provide impetus to Pak-CARs relations

The CPEC route provides immense opportunities to CARs, a region that entered the world after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, to expand trade with Pakistan and...

Chinese whispers in Yangon as Myanmar weighs Rohingya deal with UN

The Myanmar government is in a bind. In order to stave off Western sanctions for its alleged mistreatment of the Rohingya minority, it is considering signing a memorandum with...

Chinese whispers in Yangon as Myanmar weighs Rohingya deal with UN

The Myanmar government is in a bind. In order to stave off Western sanctions for its alleged mistreatment of the Rohingya minority, it is considering signing a memorandum with...

Pakistan mulls blocking US supply lines into Afghanistan

Pakistan says it is reassessing strained ties with the United States, a move that could lead to halting supply lines into Afghanistan where American troops are fighting insurgents to...