Daily Archives: June 20, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

In ongoing trade war India & China turn tables on US

China has fired back and India has threatened to follow suit in a spiralling trade conflict with the US that may finally reshape the contours of global economy. President Donald...

150 hrs to a new dawn?

Though the usual feudal modus operandi for obtaining votes, particularly in the rural areas, is through outright coercion and/or intimidation, it also depends upon who counts the vote. Even...

Diplomatic damp squib

It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice only after India agreed to make itself available to chair the UN Neutral Nations...

PRESIDENT APPROVES GOVERNOR’S RULE IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect early on Wednesday. The imposition of governor's rule comes after Chief Minister Mehbooba...

BRITISH-BANGLADESHI MAN ‘PLOTTED TO KILL PM THERESA MAY IN SUICIDE ATTACK’

A 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi Islamic State fanatic plotted to kill Prime Minister Theresa May in a daring suicide attack at her Downing Street office in London, a UK court was...

ARE PAKISTANIS LOSING INTEREST IN RUNNING FOR ELECTIONS?

If a comparison table released by the ECP is anything to go by, we as citizens of Pakistan appear to have become less inclined towards joining the path of lawmaking as...

52 INDIANS ARRESTED IN US FOR “ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION”

A group of 52 Indians, mostly Sikhs, has been held at a detention centre in the US State of Oregon for being part of a large contingent of illegal...

Pakistan has more nuclear warheads than India

Pakistan now has 140-150 nuclear warheads as compared to 130-140 of India, with China hovering around 280, as per the latest report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Pakistan has more nuclear warheads than India

Pakistan now has 140-150 nuclear warheads as compared to 130-140 of India, with China hovering around 280, as per the latest report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

India and Russia to hold tri-service military exercise ‘Indra’

The indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt on Thursday reached Vladivostok Port. The rest of Indian contingent comprising of army and air force personnel had reached...

India and Russia to hold tri-service military exercise ‘Indra’

The tri-service joint Russia-India military exercise Indra-2018 will take place in an Indian military base in the second half of this year. According to Interfax news agency, a Russian military...

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia critically ill, aide says

Imprisoned former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia is critically ill and needs urgent medical care, a top leader of her party said on Tuesday. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, a top...

Pakistan’s top military general visits Nepal for bilateral talks

Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Lt. Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat, is on a five-day visit to Nepal, the Nepalese Army said in a statement. The Pakistani top military...

Sri Lankan economy grows by 3.2 pct in Q1

Sri Lanka's economy grew by 3.2 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2018, slowing marginally from a 3.5-percent expansion seen in the fourth quarter of 2017,...

Afghan officials hold security talks with Pakistan spy chief 

A high-powered Afghan security delegation visited neighboring Pakistan on Tuesday for official talks on how to jointly push peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan. Haneef Atmar, the Afghan national security...

Nepal, China will work together for common development: PM Oli

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said Nepal and China will continue to work together in the future for common development and everlasting peace and prosperity in a spirit of...

Maldives rejects reports of visa denial to Indians amid slump in relations

The Maldives Immigration authorities have denied the reports that nearly 2,000 Indians have been either thrown out of their jobs or denied work permits by the authorities in the...

Bangladesh’s so-called war on drugs is merely a cover for an extrajudicial killing spree

Bangladesh is currently in the midst of a war against drugs, championed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and distinguished members of her Awami League party. The campaign started after...

Bangladesh’s so-called war on drugs is merely a cover for an extrajudicial killing spree

Bangladesh is currently in the midst of a war against drugs, championed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and distinguished members of her Awami League party. The campaign started after...

Modi’s India loses sight of the neighborhood

Last week, Dennis Faure, President of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles, announced the cancellation of an agreement with India, under which the Indian government was to build...

Modi’s India loses sight of the neighborhood

Last week, Dennis Faure, President of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles, announced the cancellation of an agreement with India, under which the Indian government was to build...