Daily Archives: June 22, 2018

Asad Pong Pong Vai and the rise of alternate media 

Some may not know the person who goes live on YouTube and Facebook with the unusual moniker Asad Pong Pong Vai (brother). While many of the formal media /bhadrolok...

PAKISTAN WANTS UN TEAM TO VISIT BOTH AJK, HELD KASHMIR

Pakistan on Thursday expressed its willingness to receive the United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), but impliedly again conditioned it with New Delhi...

KING SALMAN HOPES KABUL-TALIBAN TRUCE WILL BE EXTENDED

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Wednesday he has followed with great interest the truce reached over Eid-ul-Fitr between the Afghan government and Taliban and expressed his...

AT TRINAMOOL MEET, MAMATA BANERJEE’S REVEALING COMMENT ON CONGRESS

Mamata Banerjee, who once belonged to the Congress and broke away to form her own party, shares a warm rapport with Sonia Gandhi. Amid talks of a unified opposition to...

ALLEGED GUNFIGHTS CLAIM 2 MORE LIVES IN BANGLADESH

Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate incidents of alleged gunfights with police in Tarakanda and Trishal upazilas of Mymensingh early Friday. The deceased are Ali Hossain, 38, son...

Pakistan issues anti-money laundering regulations

The apex regulator Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) issued the Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFR) Regulations 2018 on Wednesday. The regulations are fully...

Indian army kills more civilians than terrorists in J&K: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader and former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad sparked a controversy when he said Army operations in the state killed more civilians than terrorists, eliciting a strong...

Nepal-China sign trade and transit MoUs and agreements

Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli held delegation-level talks with Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of...

ICC gives Myanmar deadline over Rohingya case jurisdiction

Judges at the International Criminal Court have given Myanmar a deadline to respond to a prosecution request that they consider hearing a case on the alleged deportation of Rohingya...

Chinese firm pays $584 million in Sri Lanka port debt-to-equity deal

China Merchants Port Holdings (0144.HK) has made a $584 million payment as part of a $1.12 billion deal to operate Sri Lanka’s deep sea Hambantota port, a state-run agency...

Fazlullah eliminated

At last the dreaded commander of the banned terrorist organisation, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been eliminated in a US-operated drone attack in Kunar province of Afghanistan, reportedly conducted on...

Bangladesh Air Force signs deal with China for additional K-8W trainer aircraft

Dhaka signed an intergovernmental agreement with Beijing on 20 June for the procurement of an undisclosed number of additional Hongdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIC) K-8W Karakoram basic jet trainers...

Bangladesh Air Force signs deal with China for additional K-8W trainer aircraft

Dhaka signed an intergovernmental agreement with Beijing on 20 June for the procurement of an undisclosed number of additional Hongdu Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIC) K-8W Karakoram basic jet trainers...

Pakistan Army team wins international military drill competition in the UK

The Pakistan Army team won an international military drill competition known as the ‘All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition’ held at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. A team from...

China to strengthen ties with Nepal under BRI framework: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, and trade and investment under the Belt and Road...

India spends lowest on healthcare in the world

The amount India spends on public health per capita every year is Rs 1,112, less than the cost of a single consultation at the country’s top private hospitals–or roughly...

US ready to facilitate talks between govt and Taliban

The US continues to remain reluctant to hold direct talks with the Taliban but Washington does however appear to be optimistic about the prospect of peace following the successful...

Ending alliance with PDP may not help BJP in 2019

The saffron party ended up winning 182 seats in the Lok Sabha elections in 1998 as well as in 1999 – four months after the famous Kargil victory. Also,...

China accuses US of trade ‘abuses’ as India hits back at Trump

Global trade tensions deepened Thursday with China reiterating it will hit back if the latest tariff threats from Donald Trump materialize, while India followed the European Union in slapping...

India is losing the plot in the Maldives, New Delhi’s self-goals & inflated ego...

Having small neighbours can be bothersome. Just ask India. It is frequently challenged by them, and it almost always flunks the test. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and now the...

India’s response to UN’s Kashmir report is distasteful, erroneous

When the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released its first-ever report on Kashmir on June 14, India went into fierce denial. Its Ministry of...