Daily Archives: June 2, 2018

DHAKA ‘VERY CONCERNED’ OVER CHINA’S BRAHMAPUTRA DAMS, ALI TELLS INDIAN MEDIA

The Times of India has reported that Bangladesh said it is 'very concerned' about possible diversion of water of the Brahmaputra river by China. The Times published the report on...

UNHCR, UNDP AGREE ON MOU TEXT WITH MYANMAR FOR REFUGEE RETURNS

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNDP, the United Nations Development Programme, agreed today in Nay Pyi Taw with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar...

AFGHAN ARCHAEOLOGIST DIES IN ROADSIDE EXPLOSION

Mohammad Sabir Mohmand, spokesman for the information and culture ministry confirmed the incident and said the explosion happened at about 7am local time when the archaeologists were on their...

HASINA’S COMMENTS ON INDIA TIES INSULTING FOR BANGLADESH: MOUDUD

Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent comments on Bangladesh-India relations are an ‘insult to the nation’. “The prime minister said India will always remember...

Turkey-Pakistan military relations reaches a new high

Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters recently, strengthening the military relations between the two all weather friends. The agreement was announced...

Turkey-Pakistan military relations reaches a new high

Ankara and Islamabad have signed a deal for the sale of 30 Turkish attack helicopters recently, strengthening the military relations between the two all weather friends. The agreement was announced...

No illegal Bangladeshi migrants in India’s Assam, says envoy

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali said that there are no illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Assam. Participating in an interaction at the Indian Women’s Press Corp (IWPC) in...

Chinese delegation set for first India visit after Doklam

In a major thaw in the strained military-to-military relations between India and China, the first visit by a Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) delegation to India following last year's Doklam...

Taliban ‘categorically reject’ claim of dialogue with Kabul

The Taliban has said they "categorically reject" a statement made by the US commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan about "off-stage" dialogue taking place between Afghan officials and the...

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible, transparent presidential poll

The European Union and some Western nations on Friday (1 June) urged the Maldives to hold a credible and transparent presidential poll after police executing a court order disrupted...

China Development Bank bags Sri Lanka mandate

China Development Bank (CDB) has knocked out commercial lenders on a US$1bn loan for Sri Lanka, underscoring China’s ability to support the Belt and Road initiative with cheap financing. The...

Following the SAARC agenda for culture, Thimphu, capital of Bhutan, was declared as the second SAARC Cultural Capital city for 2018, Thursday at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. This...

Pakistan to purchase 2 naval warships from China

Pakistan on Friday (1 June) signed a contract to purchase two naval warships from China, which would help enhance its war fighting capabilities. The contract for 2 x warships for...

Pakistan to purchase 2 naval warships from China

Pakistan on Friday (1 June) signed a contract to purchase two naval warships from China, which would help enhance its war fighting capabilities. The contract for 2 x warships for...

India-US-Japan trilateral war games to kick off next week

India, Japan and the US will hold the annual Malabar trilateral naval war games off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea from June 6-15. The exercise comes...

Change of government in Pakistan will not impact CPEC

Many Chinese people wonder what will happen to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) if there is a change in government after the Pakistan general elections in July. They are...

Is there hope for resurrecting India-Pakistan relations?

The book Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the illusion of Peace, co-authored by two former intelligence chiefs — A.S. Dulat of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Asad...

Nepal PM’s visit to China: Energy, railway and trade top list

Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli will have a busy agenda featuring energy, railway, and trade during his five-day State Visit to China, beginning from June 19. Nepali...

Nepal PM’s visit to China: Energy, railway and trade top list

Prime Minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli will have a busy agenda featuring energy, railway, and trade during his five-day State Visit to China, beginning from June 19. Nepali...

Modi is threading a path between a rising China and an uncertain US

But if Mattis was hoping that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would use the platform to join the US, Japan and Australia -- a grouping known as the Quad --...

Modi is threading a path between a rising China and an uncertain US

US Defense Secretary James Mattis described India as the “fulcrum’’ of security in the Indo-Pacific region as he traveled this week to an annual security conference in Singapore, attended...