Daily Archives: October 23, 2018

NEW OPPOSITION ALLIANCE: AL NOT WORRIED AT ALL: HASINA

Welcoming the formation of Jatiya Oikyafront, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Awami League was not worried about it at all. “We want them to do a good job....

AUSTRALIA IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON MYANMAR GENERALS FOR ROHINGYA ATROCITIES

Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village. Photo: ReutersAustralia's government on Tuesday unveiled sanctions against...

42 TALIBAN INSURGENTS KILLED IN ANSF OPERATIONS

Security officials said that during the operation at least another 40 Taliban fighters were wounded. The 201 Selab Military Corps in eastern Nangarhar claim that at least 42 armed Taliban...

INDIAN FOREIGN SECRETARY MEETS WITH MYANMAR STATE COUNSELLOR

During the visit, he called on the State Counsellor, H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. All matters relating to bilateral cooperation as well as matters pertaining to international and...

MODI WON’T BE PM AFTER 2019 ELECTION: SHARAD PAWAR AT MUMBAI MANTHAN

Senior parliamentarian and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has said that there would be a change of government at the Centre in 2019 Lok Sabha election. Sharad...

Afghan parties claim elections were ‘riddled with fraud’

A number of political parties in Afghanistan on Monday criticized the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over what they called poor management and said the elections had been riddled with...

Pakistan condemns ‘new cycle’ of killing of Kashmiris by Indian forces

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday strongly condemned the recent killing of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. In a tweet, PM Khan decried the...

DNT confirms Dr Lotay Tshering as its PM nominee

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has confirmed its President Dr Lotay Tshering as the prime minister nominee. The party’s executive committee decided this Monday. The DNT is, however, yet to...

Maldives court overturns conviction to free JP leader Gasim

Maldives' first appellate court on Monday freed jailed Jumhoory Party (JP) leader Gasim Ibrahim after overturning his bribery conviction. The business tycoon was convicted of bribery and sentenced to over...

India, Myanmar review ties, sign port operator agreement

India and Myanmar on Monday reviewed all matters related to their bilateral ties, including the Rohingya refugees crisis, and signed a crucial memorandum of understanding for the appointment of...

Thawing tensions in the Himalaya

In the last few decades, state-making projects have transformed life in the Himalaya. Infrastructure development intended for troop deployment along disputed borders has, more recently, enabled large-scale transport and...

At Sri Lanka conference China seeks role in Indian Ocean security

China on Monday sought a bigger role in Indian Ocean security saying no single country can handle the process. Speaking at the Galle Dialogue 2018 in Colombo, Rear Admiral Han...

“Wary” Bangladesh to weigh India’s offer to use its ports

Bangladesh will evaluate cautiously a recent Indian offer asking the country to use its Kolkata and Haldia ports for transshipment to make coastal shipping more cost effective for bilateral...

Pakistan, Russia begin joint anti-terror military drills

Pakistan and Russia have begun annual joint military drills to boost counterterrorism cooperation to tackle the growing threat of Islamic State stemming from neighboring Afghanistan. Officials said the "Druzhba-III" (Friendship-III)...

India-China sign Security Agreement- Efforts on to improve bilateral ties

To further strengthen and consolidate discussions and cooperation in various areas including counter-terrorism, organised crimes, drug control and other relevant areas, both India and China on Monday signed an...

F-16 Proposition: US virtual blackmail of India

The reported American informal fiat to India to give an assurance that it would buy the F-16 fighter aircraft from the US to avoid sanctions under the Countering America’s...

Purchase of additional Sukhoi-30 MKIs no solution to shortage of fighter jets, says IAF

Purchase of additional Sukhoi-30 MKI jets from Russia is no solution to boost the dwindling fighter aircraft strength- the Indian Air Force (IAF) told to the Defence Ministry. According...

Curious political tie-up emerges before Bangladeshi election

Bangladeshi politics saw the unlikely emergence of a new alliance last week – the “Jatyio Oikya” or National Unity Front – forged between the country’s center-right opposition Bangladesh Nationalist...

Kulgam deaths leave Kashmir in mourning with no end in sight to decades of...

A photojournalist said he saw a youth with his ribs protruding out being removed from the explosion site. Another scribe talked about a heavily-built person whose left hand was...

Myanmar’s economy in danger of standing still

As hopes of a new, prosperous future for Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi have dramatically disappeared, the country’s business community is paying the price of a stumbling economy...

India must balance its strategic interests with Bhutan’s aspirations

The victory of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party in Bhutan’s third parliamentary election is being seen as a vote for change in the small Buddhist country that has...