Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

RAB CORDONS OFF ‘MILITANT DEN’ IN CHATTOGRAM

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned off a ‘militant den’ at Shonapahar in Mirsarai upazila of Chattogram early Friday, reports UNB. Tipped off, a team of RAB conducted a...

IMF ONLY VIABLE OPTION, PM IMRAN KHAN TOLD

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package remains the only viable option for Pakistan to arrest deterioration in macroeconomic situation and restore shattering confidence of markets, Pakistan’s negotiating team...

MYANMAR TORCHES $1.3M OF ILLEGAL WILDLIFE PARTS

Elephant skins, clouded leopard remains and tiger bones were among a $1.3 million haul of illegal wildlife incinerated Thursday in Myanmar's first ever public event of its kind against...

MODI MEETS PUTIN: TALKS BEGIN, LIKELY TO SIGN S-400 MISSILE DEAL TODAY

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met at New Delhi's Hyderabad House today. The two leaders will hold formal talks today as part of the 19th...

Bangladesh to be the 26th largest economy, says HSBC

Bangladesh will likely to be the biggest mover in the global gross domestic product rankings in 2030, says a report of HSBC Global Report. The report titled “The World in...

Saudi Arabia agrees to invest in new oil refinery in Pakistan’s Gwadar

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has agreed in principle to invest in a new oil refinery in Pakistan’s Chinese-funded, deepwater port of Gwadar, the Pakistani petroleum minister said on Thursday. But a...

American general says Afghan battlefield losses are rising

Afghan military and police forces had higher numbers of battlefield casualties in a "difficult and bloody summer" of fighting the Taliban insurgency, the American general overseeing the war said...

President-Elect invites Pakistan PM to Maldives

Maldives’ President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has invited the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Maldives on a mutually convenient time. The Pakistani PM called president-elect Solih on Monday to congratulate...

IOM, Partners train Nepal security forces in emergency response

Kathmandu -A 3-day simulation exercise, being organized by the UN Migration Agency with Dept. of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Nepal...

Pak-Turkey to augment the defense industry capabilities

Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul on Wednesday called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Ms. Zobaida Jalal at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi. The Ambassador congratulated the...

Indian Air Force is the loser in the war over Rafale

The IAF is the loser in the war over Rafale Nobody with even a rudimentary interest in national security will dispute that the Indian Air Force (IAF) needs more...

New Silk Roads define brand China

The New Silk Roads symbolize way more than high-speed rail lines crisscrossing Eurasia, or a maze of highways, pipelines and port connectivity. They represent a Chinese alliance with at...

Understanding hybrid warfare

Hybrid warfare became prominent in the 21st century, the ‘Age of Globalisation’, that has opened up many new technical and communication options and shrunk distances. According to Prussian general...

Here’s why the Indian rupee may fall below 75 per dollar soon

There is just no respite, no pause. On a slippery slope since 2018 began, the Indian rupee closed at its weakest level, 73.34 per dollar, yesterday (Oct.03)—and opened even lower...

US, Chinese unease as Putin seeks India arms deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin headed for India on Thursday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China...

Enemy’s enemy is friend: US sanctions bringing Russia, India closer?

Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that Moscow and Delhi will sign S-400 missile deal when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India later this week despite US sanctions against countries buying...

Afghan govt says no to ‘private and profit driven’ war

The Afghan Office of the National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday stated government would consider all legal options against anyone who tries to privatize the war in Afghanistan. This comes...

Deepening farm crisis in India could hurt Modi’s re-election bid

The financial squeeze on India’s farmers is set to worsen because of record high fuel prices and surging costs of fertilisers, posing a challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Sri Lanka’s counter-terrorism law paves way for abuse

Just before the end of Sri Lanka's 1983-2009 civil war, police were searching for a man called "Aranadhan" (a pseudonym) whom officials had accused of assisting the Liberation Tigers...

Rohingya deportation: No takers for this lost cause, not even SC

Any one reporting in the 90s in Delhi would remember the unguarded government mansion at 3 Krishna Menon Marg that hosted Arakans, Chins, Karens, Burmese, artists, journalists, children and...

Pakistan urges US to resume aid, backs Taliban outreach

Pakistan pledged Wednesday to support negotiations with the Taliban to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war as it asked the United States to restore military aid and stop blaming Islamabad for...