Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

PRELIMINARY FINDINGS INDICATE WARDAK AIRSTRIKE KILLED 12 CIVILIAN

UNAMA said it is investigating reports of civilian casualties from a number of alleged airstrikes in different parts of the country. Preliminary findings from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan...

TRUMP AGREES TO RESET PAK-US TIES: FM QURESHI

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said President Donald Trump intended to rebuild the US relations with Pakistan. “I met with President Trump at the reception where I had...

WEST BENGAL BANDH: BUSES TORCHED, TRAINS BLOCKED BY PROTESTERS

Violent protests erupted on Wednesday in West Bengal during a 12-hour bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the deaths of two students who died following a clash with...

MALAYSIA REOPENS LABOUR MARKET FOR BANGLADESHIS

All the licensed recruiting agencies of the country from now on can send workers to Malaysia under the G2G Plus system. The decision was taken at a meeting of expatriates’...

CHINA SAYS PLOTS TO DISRUPT TIES WITH PAKISTAN WILL FAIL

Any plots to sow discord in China's ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Tuesday (Sept 25), as Beijing fends off criticism of...

HRW criticises BD’s digital security act

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the Digital Security Act passed by parliament in Bangladesh last week, despite opposition from the country’s journalists, ‘strikes a blow to freedom...

Pakistan raises India’s water aggression issue with WB

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday raised the issue of India’s violation of the Indus Water Treaty with World Bank’s President Jim Yong Kim. Qureshi met Kim on the...

India opens its 100th airport just 40 miles away from Doklam

Perched on a crag in the Himalayan mountain range, India's 100th airport was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Considered an engineering marvel, erected at the height...

Bhutan’s election: Winning parties of primary round declare candidates

Two winning Bhutanese parties have decided to enter the general election scheduled for next month with their existing 47 candidates. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)...

India’s muddled South Asia policy

Energetic and proactive: These were the words used to describe the foreign policy of the Narendra Modi government that came to power in May 2014. Nearly four years and four...

Pakistan’s cold war technology shrinks effectiveness of India’s S-400 system

In March 2017, General David Perkins of the US army bragged in a military symposium about the success which one of the “close US ally” had in shooting down...

China, India should cooperate in Maldives

Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Maldives' presidential election on Monday with 134,616 votes, defeating incumbent President Abdulla Yameen who received 96,132 votes. In a statement, India's foreign...

Transition of power underway, says Maldives pres elect

Maldives' presidential transition has been initiated from Tuesday, the country's president elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said vowing to bring much needed change to the archipelago. Speaking during an impromptu main...

China urges ‘stability’ in Maldives after opposition wins presidential election

China on Tuesday called for “continuity and stability” in the Maldives after Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the leader of an opposition that has vowed to review Chinese projects, defeated incumbent...

India-Pak trade potential stands at $37 billion: World Bank

The trade potential between India and Pakistan stands at $37 billion, according to a World Bank report which said that continued political tensions and lack of normal trade relations...

Coalition alters tactics in Afghanistan as casualties among local forces mount

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is adjusting tactics to address mounting casualties among local security forces, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week. Mattis said the international coalition — which...

India in talks to join US global development partnership countering China’s BRI

The US government’s international finance development agency is in talks with India to include the South Asian country in a partnership that Washington has formed with its allies in...

Why are China and India so interested in the Maldives?

The Maldives, long a popular tourist destination, has grown in strategic importance in recent years as China and India vie for influence in the region, and as Beijing pushes...

Nepal’s military diplomacy

In general practice, small powers are less likely to engage in military diplomacy as it is generally believed that the military is the tool of powerful states. However, Nepal,...

How Russia-China ties affect India

Earlier this month, north-eastern Asia and northern Pacific Ocean drew global attention as Russian forces geared up for their biggest war games – Vostok 18 - since the end...

INDO-RUSSIA AIR FORCE EXERCISE TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER

‘Exercise Aviandra’ an Air Force-level exercise between India and the Russian Federation will be held in Jodhpur (of western front sector) from December 10 to December 22. The exercise...