Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

AS MYANMAR REUTERS JOURNALISTS GO TO JAIL, PRESSURE MOUNTS ON SUU KYI

The government of Myanmar and its de facto head, Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are facing renewed international condemnation after two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo,...

AT 2+2 DIALOGUE, INDIA TO TELL US WHY IT’S TOUGH TO ‘GO TO ZERO’...

India hopes that the US will keep in mind their strategic relationship while taking a call on whether to exercise the waiver authority on Russia-related sanctions, even as New...

OLI DEFENDS BIMSTEC JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has defended the joint military exercise among the armies of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries...

POMPEO CONFIRMS KHALILZAD TO BECOME US ADVISER ON AFGHANISTAN

The US secretary of state made the announcement while traveling to Pakistan where he will meet with officials. Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will join the State Department...

POMPEO DUE TODAY IN ISLAMABAD AMID CHILL IN PAK-US TIES

US Secre­tary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching here on Wednesday to meet officials of the new government in Pakistan, but his brief stay in the capital, analysts fear,...

BNP PLANS SIMULTANEOUS MOVEMENT WITH OTHER PARTIES IN OCT

Dhaka, Sept 5 (UNB) - BNP is getting ready to launch a ‘brief but effective’ simultaneous movement with other opposition parties in October next to force the government to...

Bangabandhu-1 debuts with SAFF Championship

Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first ever communications satellite, Tuesday (September 4) made its debut with the live coverage of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2018 on test basis. The...

In Rafale season, India rejects Russia’s request for Adanis as AK-rifle deal partner

Already under Opposition fire over the Rafale fighter deal with France, the government has turned down a Russian request to make the Adani Group its partner for the joint...

Pakistan may approve club membership for Indian diplomats

For over 9 months, membership applications of Indian diplomats, including that of Indian high commissioner Ajay Bisaria, gathered dust at the prestigious Islamabad Club with Pakistan’s interior ministry choosing...

US envoy to UN demands immediate release of Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar

The United States continues to demand immediate release of journalists of the Reuters news agency sentenced to seven years in jail in Myanmar, US Ambassador to the United Nations...

Russia’s Aeroflot to re-launch flights to Sri Lanka

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot will re-launch regular non-stop flights to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo from October 28, Sri Lankan government's information department said on Tuesday. The airline, which stopped flights...

Major Gogoi’s hotel escapade exposes vulnerabilities of women in Kashmir

“What goes on between two consenting adults is not anyone else’s business,” said a high-ranking army officer while commenting on the recent indictment of the controversial army officer, major...

Bangladesh joins Naval Exercise Kakadu in Australia

Biennial maritime Exercise Kakadu, the largest regional of its kind, taking place both ashore and at sea off the coast of Darwin, Australia. Exercise Kakadu, which started in 1993, is...

Whatever leverage US had on Pakistan is gone: Imtiaz gul

The US military has made a final decision to cancel hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Pakistan. Sputnik spoke with political commentator Imtiaz Gul to find out...

Sandwich Syndrome ails Indian defence

It is widely perceived that state-owned Indian defence public sector units (DPSUs) have been deficient in meeting ever-growing demands of the armed and security forces. Indian military-scientific-industrial-complex (MSIC), built...

Russia’s deadly embrace of Pakistan will harm the US and India

In a far-reaching development for India’s strategic interests, Russia signed an agreement with Pakistan for naval cooperation this summer. That agreement comes on the heels of an accord between...

For the BJP, a troubling national election outlook

A year ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party looked almost certain to retain power after the next national election. But recent opinion surveys show its popularity waning. A Lok Sabha...

US, India not on same page despite dialogue

Foreign and defense chiefs of the US and India will meet on Thursday to hold their first ever 2+2 dialogue. The mechanism was agreed upon by US President Donald...

Modi improving ties with China may give India more elbow room with Trump

Recent remarks by BJP’s Ram Madhav are an indication of the Modi government’s desire to improve the mood music with China. The inaugural round of the 2+2 dialogue between India...

Rajapaksa supporters to take to street today in anti govt protests

September 5th, Wednesday, which is today is to be a D day for the government as the Joint Opposition of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa take to the street, mobilising...

US, India to discuss sale of drones, exchange of satellite data

The United States and India will seek to finalise a number of defence agreements during high-level talks this week that aim to draw their two militaries closer and counter-balance...