Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

GERMANY WANTS TO SEE ‘MINIMUM DEMOCRATIC STANDARDS’ IN BANGLADESH ELECTIONS

German federal foreign office state minister Niels Annen will have “political talks” with Bangladesh leadership on Thursday as Germany wants to see the country meets “minimum democratic standards” in...

BRITISH MAN OF BANGLADESH ORIGIN PLOTS TO KILL UK PM MAY

A 20-year-old British man of Bangladesh origin has been found guilty of plotting to kill Theresa May in a suicide attack on Downing Street, where he intended to behead...

BJP, CONGRESS GEAR UP FOR NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION, ISSUE WHIP TO MEMBERS

Ahead of Friday's no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, the BJP has issued a two-day whip to all its members of parliament to be present in the House beginning...

NOT GETTING POSITIVE NEWS ABOUT POLLS, SAYS IMRAN

“I have not been getting positive news regarding the general elections, but people should get out of their homes to vote on July 25,” Mr Khan told a public...

Bangladesh ranks 3rd in inland fish production: FAO

Bangladesh has ranked third in the world in terms of inland fish production in 2018, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). After ranking fifth last...

IAF MiG-21 crashes in Himalayas, pilot dead

A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Kangra in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday afternoon. The IAF has confirmed the death...

Tourists to Maldives increase by 10.5% in 2018

Maldives’ Tourism Ministry has revealed the number of holidaymakers visiting Maldives in 2018 so far has increased by 10.5 percent. Based on statistical data collected from Maldives Immigration Department and...

Lanka to go ahead with Mattala airport deal despite opposition protests

Sri Lanka will go ahead with a deal with India to handover the island nation's loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, the Joint Opposition said on Wednesday (July...

BRICS won’t become an anti-West alliance: expert

The 10th BRICS Summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa next week, and Chinese experts say the summit will focus more on uniting members and deepening their industrial...

After UNHRC’s Kashmir report, another UN body miffs New Delhi

It isn't just the approach of the United Nations’ rights body UNHRC and its recent report that India has found irresponsible. The activities of another UN body, the once-dormant...

Russia drops ‘decade-old’ stealth fighter project with India

By cancelling the mass production of the Su-57 fighter jet, Russia has effectively pulled the plug on its fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft. This lays to rest the rumours that India...

Ghani defends his peace strategy

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday (July 18) said Afghanistan has achieved national and regional consensus on the issue of peace in Afghanistan. According to Ghani, in the past, Afghans...

Bangladesh buys C-130J Mk5 aircraft from UK

The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has inked a deal to purchase an unspecified number of C-130J Mk5 transport aircraft from the United Kingdom. “Under a government-to-government agreement, the handing over...

Bangladesh buys C-130J Mk5 aircraft from UK

The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has inked a deal to purchase an unspecified number of C-130J Mk5 transport aircraft from the United Kingdom. “Under a government-to-government agreement, the handing over...

Defence ministry postpones warship deal under Make in India

India’s defence ministry has postponed a call on warship deal to be manufactured under Make in India initiative that would hand over the winner over Rs 20,000 crore. The...

Pakistan bids farewell to traditional politics

Next week, Pakistan will hold a general election. Political parties are creating a tense environment. Blaming each other is a routine matter, and convincing voters is very much a...

Pakistan bids farewell to traditional politics

Next week, Pakistan will hold a general election. Political parties are creating a tense environment. Blaming each other is a routine matter, and convincing voters is very much a...

Can closer ties between China, India contribute to stability of Asia?

China and India have been stepping up their summit diplomacy. It is necessary to pay close attention to the impact that their bilateral relationship, beset with thorny territorial problems,...

Can closer ties between China, India contribute to stability of Asia?

China and India have been stepping up their summit diplomacy. It is necessary to pay close attention to the impact that their bilateral relationship, beset with thorny territorial problems,...

Pakistan backs UN response to Indian allegations against Kashmir report

Pakistan on Wednesday supported the United Nations' (UN) dismissal of Indian allegations against its report on the poor human rights situation in Kashmir. The first-ever UN report on alleged rights...

Pakistan backs UN response to Indian allegations against Kashmir report

Pakistan on Wednesday supported the United Nations' (UN) dismissal of Indian allegations against its report on the poor human rights situation in Kashmir. The first-ever UN report on alleged rights...
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