Daily Archives: October 15, 2018

India’s limited life-line in Afghanistan

While India continues to plan to expand its foothold in Afghanistan, using its alliance with the United States as its main source of support, and has also developed a...

PM MODI, XI JINPING TO MEET IN ARGENTINA IN NOVEMBER: CHINESE ENVOY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China President Xi Jinping will meet in Argentina next month, Chinese ambassador to India said today. The two world leaders will meet on the sidelines...

NO ‘GOOD’ HINDU WOULD WANT TEMPLE AT BABRI SITE: SHASHI THAROOR

The Congress MP was in conversation with Gopalkrishna Gandhi at The Hindu Lit For Life Dialogue 2018. In the coming months, Indians will have to brace for unpleasantness as the...

NEPAL-INDIA AIR ROUTE TALKS: INDIA MAKES U-TURN

Nepal’s request for India to grant air entry points from the L626 route in Mahendranagar and Nepalgunj has suffered a setback as the southern neighbour has apparently denied it,...

MYANMAR NATIONALIST MONK CONDEMNS FOREIGN INTERVENTION, SAYS HE WILL ‘TAKE UP ARMS’

Myanmar’s ultranationalist firebrand Buddhist monk U Wirathu said he would take up arms if Myanmar’s military leadership is charged at the International Criminal Court (ICC), showing his solidarity with...

CHINA GRANTS PAKISTAN STATUS OF ‘GUEST OF HONOR’ AT GLOBAL EXHIBITION

Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Chinese commercial and industrial hub Shanghai to attend the opening of China International Import Expo (CIIE) on November 5, officials said here...

EDITORS FORM HUMAN CHAIN DEMANDING AMENDMENT TO DIGITAL SECURITY ACT

The Editors’ Council formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday, demanding amendment to nine sections of the recently enacted Digital Security Act, 2018. Reading...

Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill at least 22 security forces

Taliban militants killed at least 22 security forces, including a district police chief, in separate attacks on security checkpoints in two Afghan provinces, officials said on Sunday, ahead of...

In Jammu and Kashmir, the road to disaster

We have a new governor of Jammu and Kashmir, a new chief secretary, a new director general of police and a new adviser on security. The best outreach to...

Nepal: Chinese firm wins TIA rehab project

China’s state-owned enterprise China National Aero Technology International Engineering Corporation has appeared to be the lowest bidder to carry out the rehabilitation of more than five-decade old runway of...

Troops withdrawal from Afghanistan part of Khalilzad, Taliban talks

Former Taliban officials on Sunday were optimistic about the meeting between US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, and Taliban officials in Qatar said both sides have...

First Indo-US tri-services exercise likely to include Special Forces of both countries

The first Indo-US tri-services exercise is likely to take place next year and talks are on to include the Special Forces of two countries in the drill, a senior...

Bangladesh to send high-powered delegation at China’s first import expo

Bangladesh is all set to send a high-powered delegation to the first China International Import Expo (CIIE), to be held in Shanghai from Nov. 5 to 10 which reflects...

US to examine Chinese debt before decision on IMF loan for Pakistan

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Pakistan’s request for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package will be closely examined as “part of the reason that Pakistan found...

Maldives opposition supporters protest as court reviews election challenge

Hundreds of Maldivians protested on Sunday demanding the arrest of defeated President Abdulla Yameen as its top court began to hear a petition challenging the outcome of last’s month...

Indian Navy offers Operational Sea Training to Malaysian Navy Ship in Kochi

Marking a new chapter in Operational Sea Training, the Indian Navy has started giving OST to a Malaysian Navy Ship in Kochi. The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Ship KD...

IMF package for Pakistan to be around $15 bn: IIF

A potential International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme for Pakistan could be valued at $15 billion, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a report. According to the report, IIF...

Facilitation booths record 82.9 percent voter turnout

A total of 84,829 voters cast their votes through the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booth facility in the last three days. Figures shared by Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB)...

India has a Rs 4,500-crore border business plan in the making

Life has become a little easier for Mohammad Sawan. Nowadays, the Bangladeshi truck driver has to wait only for a few hours to get the documents processed at the...

In Pakistan, an ambitious effort to plant 10 billion trees takes root

When Mohammed Riasat, a government forest service officer, peers up at the majestic ridges around him, he sees small miracles others might miss: a few dozen pine seedlings that...

IBG now a reality as Indian Army braces for sweeping changes in combat strategy

Integrated Battle Groups (IBG) – smaller, meaner, self-contained fighting units of the Indian Army comprising of elements of air power, artillery, amour etc – are now a reality. The...