Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

SUSHMA SWARAJ SPEAKS TO MIKE POMPEO, SEEKS NON-DISCRIMINATORY H-1B VISA REGIME

India has asked the US to take a “non-discriminatory and predictable approach” to the H-1B visa regime India asked the United States on Thursday to take a “non-discriminatory and predictable...

PAKISTAN, US AGREE TO MAKE FRESH START

Pakistan and the United States have decided to give reset in ties another shot after the positive initial engagement on Wednesday resulted in an understandingbetween the Trump administration and the...

BANGLA POLLS ‘MAY BE HELD ON DEC. 27’

Bangladesh's finance minister said on Wednesday an election could be held on December 27. "The Election Commission will decide the date but I heard the commission wants to hold the...

UNAMA CONDEMNS WEDNESDAY’S DOUBLE-BOMBING

UNAMA also expressed its concerns over the heavy price being paid by the Afghan media. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday night’s attack targeting civilians at...

INDIA’S TOP COURT LIFTS BAN ON GAY SEX IN LANDMARK RULING

India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday (Sept 6) in a landmark judgement that activists hope will uphold the right to equality. Gay sex is...

BANGLADESHIS AMONG 4022 ASYLUM SEEKERS TO CYPRUS THIS YEAR

Cyprus appealed Wednesday to the EU to offer it more help with illegal migrants, warning it would be unable to cope if the influx of arrivals continues to its...

Bangladesh rolls out first independently overhauled F-7

The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) has taken delivery of its first independently overhauled Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) F-7 fighter aircraft, the country’s state-run news agency reported on 4 September. According...

Pakistan, Indonesia reaffirms to strengthen Defence ties

Pakistan and Indonesia on Tuesday agreed to further promote their bilateral cooperation in the field of defence and all available forums would be utilized for the purpose. The agreement reached...

Jailed whistleblower concerned truth will continue to be covered up

After more than four months behind bars, U Moe Yan Naing looks haggard, said Ma Tu Tu, the wife of the former police captain. U Moe Yan Naing, 47, was...

Sri Lankan, Chinese investors to meet at Beijing investment conclave

A Sri Lanka investment conclave to be held in Beijing this month seeks to draw Chinese investors to the island and promote joint ventures with local companies, an international...

Impasse in Pak-US ties broken in talks with Pompeo, says FM Qureshi

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that an impasse in Pakistan-US relations has been broken during talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who visited Pakistan on...

China-Pakistan should support each other ‘more staunchly’: Xi Jinping tells Arif Alvi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated Pakistan’s newly-elected President Arif Alvi, saying that the strategic significance of the bilateral ties is “more prominent under the current circumstances” and both...

PM Imran, Pompeo discuss ‘aid’ suspension, Afghan peace

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed Afghan peace process and blockage of $300 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) among other matters of...

Anti-government protest reinforces Mahinda cult

Colombo was turned into a sea of people yesterday, September 05, Wednesday, as over 2,000 loyalists of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa occupied the central Colombo Fort area, holding a...

How India is using identity documents to marginalise the weak and poor

Citizenship controversies have made repeated headlines in countries across the world in 2018. From the Windrush scandal affecting Commonwealth citizens in Britain, to the “Dreamers who were brought to...

Why Russia and China are expanding their roles in Afghanistan

As the great powers deepen their presence in South Asia, all eyes are on Afghanistan. A year has passed since U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghan war strategy...

Bhutan’s self-reliance becoming an elusive goal!

Bhutan’s aspiration to become a self-reliant country is becoming a myth. Political parties, desperate to woo voters with their promises have no qualms accepting that the funding to fulfil their...

Why we shouldn’t expect much of the India-US 2+2 dialogue

Ahead of the much-delayed India-US 2+2 dialogue, it’s worthwhile to examine the possible reasons for these delays and the current condition of bilateral relations. India and the US have attempted...

Indian Army moves away from tradition, plans new cell with focus on social media

The Indian Army will be setting up a new directorate for social media in its headquarters in a move that marks a major shift from its traditionally conservative approach...

Alarming number of crashes IAF has seen in last 9 months

A MiG-27 aircraft crashed near Jodhpur Tuesday, the latest in a rising — and worrying — list of accidents that is depleting the obsolete inventory of the Indian Air...

Sino-Russia military relations at ‘an all-time high’

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (center) reviews a military honor guard with Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 8, 2018....