Daily Archives: June 30, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Mamata squanders China opportunity

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee lived upto her reputation as the enfant terrible of Indian politics when she cancelled her scheduled trip to China at the last moment....

UN CHIEF GUTERRES TO ASSESS ROHINGYA SITUATION DURING BANGLADESH VISIT

UN chief Antonio Guterres will travel to Bangladesh next week to take stock of the situation on the ground towards the safe, voluntary and dignified return of tens of...

QUADER WARNS FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AGAINST REMARKS ON BANGLADESH POLLS

Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) spokesperson Obaidul Quader on Friday warned foreign diplomats against making any remarks that might hurt their relations with Bangladesh. Also the road transport and bridges...

UK WANTS BANGLADESH TO HOLD PARTICIPATORY, FAIR POLLS

The United Kingdom on Friday expressed its optimism that Bangladesh would hold the next general elections in a free, fair and participatory manner. The 11th parliamentary election is scheduled to...

Indian army commandos kill 5 rebels inside Myanmar territory

In a major cross-border operation, Indian Army commandos have ambushed a camp in Myanmar belonging to the outlawed NSCN-K inflicting heavy casualties upon the rebels. According to sources, at least...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to carry out coordinated anti-polio campaigns

With only three cases reported in the country thus far in 2018 and all of them concentrated in a particular region, health authorities in Pakistan and Afghanistan will be...

Visiting ICRC chief says Northern Rakhine needs urgent economic relief

Communities in northern Rakhine State are still in need of emergency assistance, said the International Committee of the Red Cross. ICRC chief Peter Maurer visited Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships in...

Bhutanese Buddhist delegation happy over peace in Pakistan’s KP

The members of a foreign delegation in Mardan on Thursday expressed satisfaction over restoration of peace in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The delegation including monks and other Buddhists was led by...

Nepal-India EPG’s ‘final’ meeting kicks off in Kathmandu

The ‘final’ meeting of Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations has started in Kathmandu on Friday. The panel involving four persons each from both sides was formed three years ago...

Fifth report of the Concerned Citizens’ Group on the Kashmir situation

The Concerned Citizens’Group (CCG) undertook its fifth visit to Jammu and Kashmir from June 19 to 23. During this visit, the group visited the Kashmir Valley. The aim was...

One day does not an election make

The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before” polls results are upon us, the “impartiality” of the police and the “neutrality” of the civil administration have once again...

China Is Muscling India Out of the Maldives

Two helicopters sit between Asia’s two great powers. India is fast approaching a deadline to withdraw HAL Dhruv utility helicopters from the Maldives, which appears to be the result...

The battle for Bangladesh: India vs. China

The India-China tug-of-war for influence in Bangladesh began on August 31, 1975 when China became one of the last countries to recognize independent Bangladesh. India had been Bangladesh’s clear...

The battle for Bangladesh: India vs. China

The India-China tug-of-war for influence in Bangladesh began on August 31, 1975 when China became one of the last countries to recognize independent Bangladesh. India had been Bangladesh’s clear...

Why 2+2 didn’t make 4 for India and US this time

The last-minute postponement of the inaugural India-US 2+2 dialogue announced with much fanfare last year has not gone down well in New Delhi. It was the second time the...

Why 2+2 didn’t make 4 for India and US this time

The last-minute postponement of the inaugural India-US 2+2 dialogue announced with much fanfare last year has not gone down well in New Delhi. It was the second time the...

China says feels Myanmar ready to take back Rohingyas

China believes that Myanmar is now ready to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims sheltering in Bangladesh who have fled violence in the former Burma, the Chinese...

China’s Deputy Commander Liu Xiaowu plans to visit Pakistan, India

Major General Liu Xiaowu, China’s Deputy Commander of the Western military region plans to visit Pakistan and India soon, according to sources of the Chinese defence ministry said on...

Final draft of Assam’s NRC to miss June 30 deadline

The final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) of India’s Assam State will not be released on June 30 as scheduled, due to the heavy floods in the...

Nasheed’s late withdrawal hurts opposition’s prospects in Maldives Presidential poll

The decision of the former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed not to contest the September 23 Presidential Election in the country, just three months before the contest, has hurt his...

Pakistan among 6 countries to take part in Int’l Army Games in Russia

Military servicemen from Algeria, Vietnam, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan and the Philippines will take part in this year’s International Army Games for the first time, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...