Daily Archives: June 5, 2018

HEIR TO BHUTTO DYNASTY SEEKING REVIVAL IN PAKISTAN’S ELECTION

Pakistan's only major left-leaning political party is fighting for its electoral relevance and to preserve the legacy of the country's best-known political dynasty weeks before the country heads to...

THIRD SESSION OF 21ST CENTURY PANGLONG CONFERENCE WILL DISCUSS SECURITY SECTOR REFORM

Officials from Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) said the forthcoming third session of 21st Century Panglong Conference would discuss security sector reform. There are five main sectors on the agenda of...

REPORT ON AFGHANISTAN SPURS DEBATE IN GERMANY

The report says Afghanistan remains in a "tough establishment phase and, as before, in a volatile security situation" after decades of armed conflicts. A German appraisal that Afghanistan remains "volatile"...

SOUTH ASIAN UNIVERSITY ESTABLISHES LANDMARKS WITH THIRD CONVOCATION

New Delhi, June 4 (newsin.asia): The third convocation of the New Delhi-based South Asian University (SAU) to be held here on June 7, will witness the establishment of some...

Bangladesh urged to submit Rohingya docs to ICC

Speakers at a seminar in Dhaka Monday (June 4) urged the government to submit its observations and documents relating to Rohingyas forced out from Myanmar to the International Criminal...

India receives first Russian LNG shipment

India received its first ever cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia on Monday under a long-term deal aimed at transforming the country into a gas-based economy. India's Minister...

Suicide bomber kills 14 after Afghan clerics outlaw suicide bombings

A motorcycle suicide bomber killed 14 people near a gathering of Muslim clerics in the Afghan capital on Monday after they had issued a fatwa against suicide bombings, officials...

Nepal won’t seek Saarc’s alternative

Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali has said currently Nepal's foreign policy was focused on neighbours, regional organizations, multilateral organizations and labour destinations. During a meeting with media editors Sunday, Minister...

Bhutan observes ‘World Environment Day’ with traffic free day

Bhutan observes "Pedestrians' Day" across the country on Tuesday (June 5) to mark the World Environment Day. According to the notification from the Royal Bhutan Police, Traffic division, all the...

Sri Lanka to take part in largest int’l maritime exercise

Sri Lanka is to take part in the largest international maritime exercise which will be held in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. In all, 26 countries are...

Rohingya rape survivors face a harrowing choice

The 3-month-old boy has no name. His mother, Uma Suleiman, cradles him during the sweltering nights when he can’t sleep, patting his bare back with her palm. She had done...

Setback for IAF’s plans to arm fighters with European Meteor missiles

India's plans to equip its Russian SU-30MKI and indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with long range Meteor beyond visual range missiles may get hit. Its European manufacturers have informed...

Setback for IAF’s plans to arm fighters with European Meteor missiles

India's plans to equip its Russian SU-30MKI and indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with long range Meteor beyond visual range missiles may get hit. Its European manufacturers have informed...

Indian Army to cut modern rifles order by two-thirds due to budget constraints

The Indian Army will place an order for only 2,50,000 modern assault rifles- just a third of its total requirement- driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed...

Indian Army to cut modern rifles order by two-thirds due to budget constraints

The Indian Army will place an order for only 2,50,000 modern assault rifles- just a third of its total requirement- driven by budgetary constraints and the need to speed...

Muslims in India don’t need political parties to be ‘pro-Muslim’

One of the important factors in Indian politics today is the plight of Muslims. There is no scope for their inclusion in the politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party...

Why India is ignoring US sanctions and sticking with Iran

Pay very close attention to what India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said after meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif earlier this week in New Delhi: “Our foreign...

In Bangladesh, Hasina’s ‘war on drugs’ is turning into a bloodbath

Bangladesh’s ongoing anti-narcotics drive has turned into a bloodbath, leaving over a hundred citizens dead in less than a month. The Sheikh Hasina government claims the soaring popularity of methamphetamine,...

In Bangladesh, Hasina’s ‘war on drugs’ is turning into a bloodbath

Bangladesh’s ongoing anti-narcotics drive has turned into a bloodbath, leaving over a hundred citizens dead in less than a month. The Sheikh Hasina government claims the soaring popularity of methamphetamine,...

Paucity of central budget may force soldiers to buy uniforms on their own

Indian Army has decided to drastically cut down its supplies from state-owned ordnance factories. This move is to ensure that the money spent is instead used to procure adequate...

Paucity of budget may force Indian soldiers to buy uniforms on their own

Indian Army has decided to drastically cut down its supplies from state-owned ordnance factories. This move is to ensure that the money spent is instead used to procure adequate...