Daily Archives: October 1, 2018

PM IMRAN SET TO MAKE FIRST MAJOR APPOINTMENT IN ARMY

Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon appoint a new head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) after the incumbent chief of the country’s premier spy agency is set to retire...

INDIAN NAVY CHOPPER ON TRAINING SORTIE CRASHES

The main and tail rotors of the aircraft have been damaged. A Indian Navy Chetak helicopter crashed today while on a training sortie in Rajali, Tamil Nadu. The chopper crash-landed while...

CALL TO RELEASE JOURNALISTS SHAHIDUL, ALMEIDA, WA LONE AND KYAW SOE OO AND TRACE...

To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Colombo Declaration on Media Freedom and Social Responsibility unequivocally condemns the arrest and continued detention of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam, the...

INDIAN ARMY FIRES AT AJK PREMIER’S COPTER NEAR LOC

The Indian army opened fire at the helicopter of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider from a post when he was travelling to a village...

KHALEDA RELEASE TOPS 7-POINT BNP DEMAND

BNP`s public rally begins at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Sunday afternoon where the party leaders are expected to unveil their various demands and plans over the next...

AL REJECTS BNP’S ‘NEUTRAL’ ELECTION-TIME GOVT DEMAND

The ruling Awami League has swatted away the BNP’s demand for a 'neutral' government to oversee the next general election in its seven-point charter of demand. “I want to make...

FURTHER DSA TALKS WITH EDITORS, IF CABINET WANTS

Ministers Hasanul Haque Inu and Mustafa Jabbar, and prime minister`s media adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury held the meeting with 14 editors of country’s newspapers on Sunday.Three ministers on Sunday...

BANGLADESH HAS ITS FIRST FEMALE MAJOR GENERAL, DR.SUSANE GITI

Army chief General Aziz Ahmed and Quartermaster General Lt Gen Md Shamsul Haque presented the badge to Dr Susane Giti on Sunday. “She is the first woman to be appointed...

Consider changes to the digital security act: US envoy

Responding to the newly enacted Digital Security Act 2018, which has created concern at home and abroad over press freedom and freedom of expression in the country, US Ambassador...

Bhutan switch to digital television beginning next year

From January next year, every Bhutanese home will have a set-top-box beside their television. Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BIMA) will shut down analogue and switch to digital television. This,...

Maldives High Court frees Gayoom, Faris on bail

The Maldives High Court on Sunday ordered former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son MP Faris Maumoon to be freed on bail, after his lawyers filed a motion...

Saudi delegation reaches Pakistan to sign five MoUs

A high-level Saudi delegation has arrived in Pakistan Sunday on a six-day visit, to sign five important Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the government. The main aim of the meeting...

Two Japanese naval ships arrive at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port

Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed two Japanese naval ships arrived at the Port of Colombo Sunday. Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Inazuma and helicopter...

Kashmir conundrum: Can India craft it’s Pakistan policy?

In a letter addressing to the Indian PM as “Modi Sahab”, Prime Minister Imran Khan had suggested a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries to resume...

China didn’t cause Pakistan’s financial crisis but it should play a role in helping...

Pakistan faces another balance of payments crisis and may again head to the International Monetary Fund for help. China and its Belt and Road Initiative have been blamed –...

India’s BMD system: Strategic implications for Pakistan

Strategic stability in South Asia has remained fragile due to multiple factors. Three common threats to Strategic Stability in South Asia have been recognized as crisis instabilities, arms race...

Indian Navy needs minesweeper ships urgently, left with only two

The Indian Navy currently has only two minesweeper ships at its disposal to safeguard sea lanes and ports spread across thousands of kilometres of coastlines in the eastern and...

Prez Sirisena to introduce measures to control political, financial disarray

In the wake of the government taking steps to discourage the import of luxury goods as a remedial measure to control the continuous depreciation of the rupee against the...

Malaysia will no longer support Aung San Suu Kyi says Dr M

Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr...

J-K civic polls: In first two phases, 131 wards out of 187 left blank

Putting a question mark on the credibility of the municipal polls in Jammu and Kashmir, 131 out of 187 municipal seats that are going to polls have been either...

Bhutan heading for political change

It is certain, with the incumbent Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on his way out the Mountain Nation of Bhutan is heading for a political change. The ruling People’s Democratic...