Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

SC UPHOLDS HC ORDER TO PROVIDE DIVISION TO SHAHIDUL

The chamber judge of the Appellate Division on Monday upheld the High Court order asking the authorities concerned to provide first class division to photographer Shahidul Alam in jail,...

PAKISTAN-BORN REFUGEES OFFERED CITIZENSHIP

The government will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origins, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during his maiden visit to Karachi on Sunday after forming...

RASH DRIVING KILLS 8 IN NEW DELHI EVERY NIGHT

"Dance of death" - is how a senior police official described the scenes on Delhi roads, once the envelope of darkness is wide and deep and most of us...

DRAFT DIGITAL SECURITY ACT: EDITORS REJECT JS BODY REPORT

The Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) yesterday expressed its surprise, disappointment and shock at the final report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Post, Telecommunication and ICT Ministry on...

POLLUTION THE KILLER

2.34 lakh deaths in Bangladesh in 2015 linked to environmental pollution, of which 80,000 in urban areas, says WB report Bangladesh saw around 234,000 deaths, including 80,000 in urban areas,...

Bangladesh Army chief attends Bimstec seminar in India

Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed has attended the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) seminar in Pune India. General Aziz spoke at...

British royal navy ship HMS ARGYLL visits in Karachi

British Royal Navy Ship HMS ARGYLL arrived in Karachi on Saturday on a goodwill visit which will be followed by Pakistan Navy – Royal Navy bilateral exercises in the...

The meat of the matter is that most Indians are not vegies

India has a reputation as a vegetarian nation, and Indians certainly consume far less meat than the global average. But the view of India as a predominantly vegetarian nation...

Dozens of Bangladeshis need aid after fire in Maldives

Dozens of Bangladeshi workers have been left without basic necessities after a fire, the Maldivian Red Crescent said Sunday as it appealed for public donations. The fire, at a housing...

DNT, DPT through to general elections, secured 92,722 and 90,020 votes respectively

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) are through to the general round of the third parliamentary national assembly election scheduled on October 18. With a...

Trump is playing a dangerous Asian game

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had to do some elaborate diplomatic two-steps during their swing across the Indian subcontinent during the first week...

The ‘Indo-Pacific’ in India-US relations

Top Indian and U.S. defence and foreign policy officials last week held the inaugural session of the much-hyped "2 plus 2" dialogue in New Delhi. It has further strengthened...

Chinese FM’s Pakistan trip cements relations

In a rapidly changing world order, Pakistan and China are becoming increasingly important for each other. The geopolitical factors causing alliance shifts in Eurasia are the same reinforcing the...

Bills targeting minorities threaten India’s democracy

The landscape of Indian democracy is constantly changing, particularly in the areas of civil rights and citizenship. The Illegal Immigrants (Identification and Deportation) Bill 2018, currently tabled in the...

China is reshaping the international order

No country looms larger on the horizon of the 21st century than China. Having benefited hugely from globalisation, China does not stand in truculent opposition to the current international...

Why Modi needs ‘Urban Naxals’ for 2019 campaign

Nobody knows who invented the description 'useful idiots' although Lenin is widely credited with having used it for liberal non-Communists who became his benign spokesmen. American author William Safire said...

Bilateralism between India and Pakistan

Relations between India and Pakistan continue to be bedevilled for the last 71 years. It is because the ‘nationalists of opportunism’ in politics far exceed the ‘nationalists of conviction’....

IAF plans to make Andhra Pradesh strategic base

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has come up with major plans for Andhra Pradesh to make it a 'strategic base' and strengthen its presence in the region in view...

India not lowering guard on border with China, says Sitharaman

India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China, while maintaining border peace in sync with the "Wuhan" spirit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has...

In major upset, Bhutan voters defeat ruling PDP in first round of national elections

With voters coming out in large numbers, Bhutan’s ruling People’s Democratic Party was defeated and failed to qualify for the final round of the country’s third National Assembly elections...

‘Soon, NRC in other states, Bangladeshis in Hyderabad too’

BJP national president Amit Shah said Congress president Rahul Gandhi was day dreaming about coming to power in states like Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan that will soon be...