Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

The Wuhan spirit of cooperation picks up

The informal Modi-Xi summit at Wuhan had decided to provide “strategic guidance” to their militaries to manage and defuse troop confrontations along the 4057 km Line of Actual Control...

ADB APPROVES $100M IN GRANT FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEES

The Asian Development Bank or ADB has approved grant assistance of $100 million—the first of a $200 million package to help Bangladesh develop basic infrastructure and services for Rohingya...

INDIA’S TIES WITH US HIT BY TRADE WAR, IRAN SANCTIONS

Once the toast of both capitals, ties between New Delhi and Washington seem less rosy of late. India recently introduced retaliatory tariffs on 29 American products including almonds and apples,...

HELMAND PEACE CONVOY SENDS LETTER TO AMERICANS

Members of the Helmand Peace Convoy have called on the American people to put pressure on the US government to end the war in Afghanistan. In a letter to Americans,...

‘ROHINGYA CAMPS COULD BE BREEDING GROUND FOR RADICALISATION’

Norwegian Ambassador in Dhaka Sidsel Bleken Thursday said the Rohingya camps could be a breeding ground for radicalisation, although they have not seen this happening until now. "The risks of...

Malaysian diefence minister to visit Bangladesh next week

Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu will make a visit to the Malaysian Field Hospital and the Rohingya Refugee Camp at Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh next Thursday (July 12). The visit is...

PM Modi spent Rs 355 crore in 41 trips to 52 countries in 4...

In his 4 years in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Spent Rs 355 Crore In 41 Trips To 52 Countries In 4 Years. Yes, the title itself looks like...

Rohingya scars ‘highly consistent’ with Myanmar atrocity reports, say Physicians

Rohingya Muslims’ accounts of being shot, hacked and wounded by explosives are supported by forensic evidence, according to a report by physicians who examined them in refugee camps in...

Sri Lanka to buy Mi 171 helicopters using line of credit from Russia

Sri Lanka is likely to use the renewed line of credit from Russia to buy 10 Mi 171 multirole helicopters for its Air Force (SLAF). A partly used $ 300...

India’s Agni-V no longer serves the original purpose of deterrence

India’s 5,000-km range Agni-V surface-to-surface ballistic missile is expected to be inducted into the Strategic Force Command soon. This is the latest version of the Agni series of ballistic...

India’s Agni-V no longer serves the original purpose of deterrence

India’s 5,000-km range Agni-V surface-to-surface ballistic missile is expected to be inducted into the Strategic Force Command soon. This is the latest version of the Agni series of ballistic...

Assam NRC: 150,000 names to be omitted

About 1.5 lakh people, whose names figured in the first draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on December 31 last year, would not be included in the...

Afghan capital picks itself up from decades of war, but what next?

The aging Ariana Afghan Airlines Boeing 727 took off from Islamabad with about 10 passengers, myself included, huddled near the exits, bound for war-torn Kabul months after the 2001...

Pak finance minister & Chinese envoy discuss progress of CPEC

Pakistan’s finance minister Shamshad Akhtar was called upon by the Chinese Ambassador, Yao Jing, on Wednesday. The crux of the meeting revolved around reiterating Pak-China ties in terms of...

China-India engagement: Towards a new-normal?

The “Shanghai Spirit” has yet to become a universal alternative to the “Washington Consensus,” which helped create current global institutions. Unfazed, China and Russia, co-founders of the Shanghai Cooperation...

China-India engagement: Towards a new-normal?

The “Shanghai Spirit” has yet to become a universal alternative to the “Washington Consensus,” which helped create current global institutions. Unfazed, China and Russia, co-founders of the Shanghai Cooperation...

India to take helicopters back from Maldives in 10 days

India would withdraw its helicopters gifted to the Maldives in the next 10 days, according to India media reports. Maldives had returned one of the choppers in May and had...

Pakistan-US inch towards peace and stability in Afghanistan

Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday lauded Pakistan-US talks aimed at improvement of bilateral relationship with Afghanistan as well stability in that country. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said “Pakistan...

Nepal’s quest for freedom from being ‘India-locked’

olIn Nepal, after Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli returned from China last month, his second trip — but also his first as a leader of a coalition that commands...

Hambantota & 35 other ports: How China is eyeing global waterways

Sri Lanka’s decision to relocate a naval base to the China-controlled port-city of Hambantota has sent a veiled message about Beijing’s ambitions to other global powers. “Sri Lanka has...

Pakistan Navy to buy 4 Ada class corvette from Turkey

Pakistan’s ministry of defence production has contracted Turkey for purchase of four corvette ships, Pakistan Navy said in a statement on Thursday. “The first and second ship will be built...