Daily Archives: October 22, 2018

US GENERAL CONFIRMED WOUNDED AFTER AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING

US Army Brigadier-General Jeffrey Smiley was confirmed as one of two Americans wounded in last Thursday's (Oct 18) attack that killed the police chief of the southern Afghan province...

RMG WORKERS TORCH LORRY IN N’GANJ, CLASH WITH COPS

At least 15 people were injured during a clash between readymade garments workers and law enforcers in Naryanganj’s Export Processing Zone (EPZ) this morning. Law enforcers lobbed tear gas canisters...

PAKISTAN PM SET TO ATTEND SAUDI INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to leave for Saudi Arabia on Monday (today) to attend a key investment conference being held in Riyadh from October 23 to...

SHELL BLOWS UP LATE, KILLS 15 PEOPLE IN KASHMIR

An unexploded shell went off belatedly at an encounter site killing several civilians on a bloody Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir that witnessed the deaths of 15 people: seven...

OIKYAFRONT GETS NOD FOR SYLHET RALLY

Police finally gave permission to the newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront to hold a rally in Sylhet on Wednesday. “We hope people of all walks of life will join the rally,”...

CURFEW LIFTED FOR 4 HOURS IN KRISHNANAGAR

The Kapilvastu District Administration Office has lifted the curfew it had imposed in Krishnanagar for four hours on Monday. Achyut Prasad Pudasaini, Chief at the District Police Office, Kapilvastu said...

MONKEYS STONE 72-YEAR-OLD TO DEATH IN INDIA, FAMILY AND POLICE TUSSLE OVER WHO TO...

A 72-year-old man was stoned to death by a troop of monkeys in India last Thursday (Oct 18), resulting in a tussle between the family and the police over...

India’s new Pakistan policy

Arguably, India lacks a coherent, consistent and prudent policy towards Pakistan-a fact underlined and lamented by the commentators on the Indo-Pak ties. The New Delhi’s Pakistan policy steeped in...

US wants India to buy F16s to offset Russia arms sanctions

The United States is pressing India to buy its F-16 fighter planes for a waiver on sanctions that would apply to New Delhi’s purchase of S-400 missile system from...

Eight dead in fighting between rebels and Indian forces in disputed Kashmir

Three suspected rebels were killed in a gun battle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and at least five civilians were killed in an explosion at...

$2 billion North-South RLNG pipeline: Pakistan, Russia finalise BOOT agreement

Pakistan and Russia have finalised the BOOT (built, own, operate and transfer) agreement for laying down $2 billion North-South RLNG pipeline from Nawabshah to Lahore. The draft agreement has...

Polls close in Afghanistan’s long-delayed parliamentary elections

Polls have closed in Afghanistan's long-awaited parliamentary elections, with large numbers of voters defying deadly attacks to cast their ballots. Most polling stations in the country opened on Saturday at...

Maldives: Supreme Court Upholds Presidential Poll Results in Unanimous Verdict

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Sunday upheld the results of last month’s presidential election in a unanimous judgment after President Abdulla Yameen challenged his own defeat in...

India walking a tightrope with US and Russian defense systems

India is aiming to modernize its strategic arsenal with the introduction of advanced US and Russian defense systems. However, some military experts say that while the South Asian giant...

Malaysia gets spillover effect over Myanmar’s Rohingya issue, says Mat Sabu

Myanmar could not regard the Rohingya ethnic issue as merely a domestic problem because Malaysia also gets the spillover effect, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu (pic) . He said there...

Rizvi: Bangladesh now an Awami League colony

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary General at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Tuesday Focus Bangla He said police obstructed their party activists from...

No strings attached? How Sri Lanka can make the most of security grants

Sri Lanka is a middle-income country that is strategically located in the Indian Ocean. It emerged from a three-decade civil war and is now in a post-conflict era, struggling...

Pak-Russia military drills begin

The Pakistan Army and the Russian military will be holding joint military drills in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday to November 4. According to Vadim Astafyev, head of the...

China’s emerging role of mediator in Afghanistan

Recent years witnessed the ever-increasing role of china across various sectors like economy, military and environment etc. China is on way to transfer the world economy by using the...

56 years after India-China war, Arunachal villagers get Rs 38 crore land compensation

56 years after India's war with China, villagers of Arunachal Pradesh have received nearly Rs 38 crore as compensation for the land acquired by the Army to set up...

America’s double standards on S-400 missile system sanctions

Russia’s ability to sell its S-400 air defense system to several different countries in different theaters illustrates the geopolitics of this particular system. For buyers and policymakers, it is...