Daily Archives: July 4, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Rahul Gandhi’s coalition politics 

Leaders of India's oldest party, Congress, now seem reconciled to the politics of coalition as the only way to return to power. In a recent meeting of the Congress...

Pakistan’s non-Muslim voters rise by 30%, Hindus maintain majority

The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has gone up by 30 per cent to reach 3.63 million, with the Hindus at 1.77 million maintaining their majority among the...

INDIA ASKS WHATSAPP TO CURB SPREAD OF FALSE MESSAGES

India has asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content that have led to a series of lynchings and mob...

PAKISTAN, US TO WORK TOWARDS PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN

Pakistan and the United States on Tuesday agreed to remain engaged for peace in Afghanistan. This was agreed during a meeting between US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s...

AFGHAN SIKHS QUESTION GOVT OVER JALALABAD ATTACK

The suicide bombing on the Afghan Sikh and Hindu members in Jalalabad City on Sunday has raised questions among the minority community who have asked government to give a...

TATMADAW SAYS IT WISHES TO GET PEACE WHILE NLD IS IN POWER

Joint Monitoring Committee-Union (JMC-U) Vice-Chairman Lt. Gen. Yar Pyae said that they wished to get peace while National League for Democracy (NLD) government was in power. He was speaking at...

Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka-31 helicopters

The Indian Navy will trial a newly developed airborne electronic warfare (EW) system aboard its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopter. A June 2018 tender document for the programme disclosed...

Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka-31 helicopters

The Indian Navy will trial a newly developed airborne electronic warfare (EW) system aboard its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopter. A June 2018 tender document for the programme disclosed...

Myanmar steps up anti-corruption activities

Myanmar is stepping up anti-corruption activities with the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) planning to form the Corruption Prevention Units (CPU) in government departments in order to prevent corruption. Chairman of...

Maldives in talks with Chinese airlines to launch direct flights

The government of Maldives is in talks with Chinese aviation companies to launch direct flights to the Maldives, Tourism Minister Moosa Zameer said Tuesday. He was speaking at the opening...

Sri Lanka to grow 4.8%: UNESCAP

Sri Lanka is expected to grow at 4.8% in 2018, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) said yesterday, but will lag behind...

India has ‘Plan D’ for Iran oil after Trump adds sanction pressure

One of Iran’s biggest oil buyers said it has enough alternative sources of crude to replace any supplies cut off by U.S. sanctions on the Persian Gulf state --...

Want to see a dramatically different Bangladesh, says US envoy

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat on Tuesday said she expects to see a dramatically different country -- more advanced and developed one -- when she will come to...

India’s Supreme Court allows more time for publishing Assam Citizens’ register

India’s Supreme Court has allowed more time for the publication of a second, ‘complete’ draft of a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the country’s North-Eastern State of Assam.The...

India’s Supreme Court allows more time for publishing Assam Citizens’ register

India’s Supreme Court has allowed more time for the publication of a second, ‘complete’ draft of a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the country’s North-Eastern State of Assam.The...

Bangladesh’s crossfire doctrine

When the audio clip of Ekramul Haque being shot dead on May 26, 2018 went viral online, it did two things. First, it put on record the horrific reality of...

Bangladesh’s crossfire doctrine

When the audio clip of Ekramul Haque being shot dead on May 26, 2018 went viral online, it did two things. First, it put on record the horrific reality of...

Chinese military delegation in India’s WB on 2-day visit

A high-level Chinese military delegation arrived in West Bengal Tuesday on a two-day visit to interact with their counterparts at the 33 Corps headquarters of the Indian Army at...

Make in India to go to Russia?

The defence ministry is shortly expected to take a call on whether a Rs 2,400-crore project to extend the service life of its primary conventional submarines would be done...

Make in India to go to Russia?

The defence ministry is shortly expected to take a call on whether a Rs 2,400-crore project to extend the service life of its primary conventional submarines would be done...

Military grip on power key obstacle in resolving Rohingya crisis, says UN chief

Persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is continuing under the auspices of the country’s all-powerful military, which remains the main obstacle to ending the Myanmar refugees crisis, the...