Daily Archives: July 13, 2018

Why is the US switching sides in Afghanistan?

In a recent twist of events, the Afghan war seems to have turned away from a ‘war on terror’ on the Taliban to a ‘war of cooperation’ with the...

Something is broken in Bangladesh: Will it heal?

There is something scared about the relationship between a University, its teachers and students. It is built on trust, obligation, mutual affection and much more. Its as if the teacher...

India’s social-media ‘lynch mobs’ pose growing threat

Social-media platforms are often criticized for their susceptibility to toxic dialogue and vicious attacks. It is a problem that India knows well. Just ask External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,...

Dhaka-KL defence training deal soon: Malaysian minister  

Visiting Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Bin Sabu on Thursday said preparations are on to sign a memorandum of understanding between Bangladesh and Malaysia on defence training and technical cooperation. “We're...

Mamata sounds NRC alert in N Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the Alipurduar district administration to remain alert about developments in neighbouring Assam, where the final draft of National Register of...

Maldives announces official name of CMF bridge

Maldives’ housing minister Dr. Mohamed Muizzu on Thursday announced the official name of China-Maldives Friendship Bridge (CMFB). Minister Dr. Muizzu made the announcement through Twitter. The first ever bridge constructed...

Nepal embarks on “rhino diplomacy” with rare gift to China

Nepal on Thursday (Jul 12) gifted China a pair of endangered one-horned rhinos in a diplomatic gesture to its powerful neighbour and major investor. The young male and a female...

Sri Lanka to construct third int’l airport in eastern region

The Sri Lankan government is planning to construct a third international airport in Trincomalee, in the eastern region of the island country in a bid to make the Trincomalee...

Ukraine plans to restore engines of Indian Navy

Ukraine and India are expanding military technical cooperation in the area of military shipbuilding and are creating a joint venture to restore power-generating equipment on Indian Navy vessels, Indian...

Ukraine plans to restore engines of Indian Navy

Ukraine and India are expanding military technical cooperation in the area of military shipbuilding and are creating a joint venture to restore power-generating equipment on Indian Navy vessels, Indian...

Indian Army puts Mountain Strike Corps aimed at China in cold storage

The Army has decided to shelve all new raisings for a China-specific Mountain Strike Corps due to financial constraints. The decision effectively puts the corps, as envisaged, in cold storage. The...

Indian Army puts Mountain Strike Corps aimed at China in cold storage

The Army has decided to shelve all new raisings for a China-specific Mountain Strike Corps due to financial constraints. The decision effectively puts the corps, as envisaged, in cold storage. The...

Russian-Made nuclear plant to spur economic growth in Bangladesh

Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, which is constructing Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant in Rooppur, will soon start constructing a second nuclear power plant at the same site. Bangladesh...

India-China military hotline talks run into protocol congestion within a week

Talks to establish a hotline telephone link between the militaries of India and China, revived only last week, have hit a roadblock on matters of protocol and operational command,...

Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves fall below $9.5b as concerns rise

Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) plunged 3.16% on a weekly basis, according to data released by the central bank on Thursday, raising...

US oil exports to India soar ahead of sanctions on Iran

US crude oil exports to India hit a record in June and so far this year are almost double last year’s total as the Asian nation’s refiners move to...

138 people killed in 2 months in Bangladesh police crackdown on drug dealers

The truth behind the 35-year-old’s death depends on whom you ask: Police say he was a drug lord who was killed accidentally in a gunfight during a raid. But Kamrul...

138 people killed in 2 months in Bangladesh police crackdown on drug dealers

The truth behind the 35-year-old’s death depends on whom you ask: Police say he was a drug lord who was killed accidentally in a gunfight during a raid. But Kamrul...

Afghan peace, a shared responsibility

The continuity of asymmetrical warfare in Afghanistan has destabilizing spill-over effects on its neighbours as well as on great powers strategic competition. Therefore, everyone desires to end the intrastate...

Afghan peace, a shared responsibility

The continuity of asymmetrical warfare in Afghanistan has destabilizing spill-over effects on its neighbours as well as on great powers strategic competition. Therefore, everyone desires to end the intrastate...

UN report confirms Indian brutality in occupied Kashmir, says FO

The Foreign Office on Thursday said the United Nation’s human rights report on Kashmir verified claims of brutality in Indian-occupied Kashmir. The United Nation’s office of the High Commission for...