Daily Archives: October 27, 2018

SIEGE ON SHAHBAGH FOR RAISING AGE TO ENTER GOVT JOBS

Siege on Shahbagh for raising age to enter govt jobsA group of students laid siege to Dhaka's critical intersection of Shahbagh on Saturday, demanding that the age limit for...

PAKISTAN SEEKS $6 BILLION FROM UAE

Pakistan has sought $6 billion financial assistance package from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the shape of cash deposits and oil on deferred payments in an attempt to...

ELECTIONS UNDERWAY IN KANDAHAR

Although polling stations were meant to open at 7am, police were seen offloading ballot boxes well after 8am. Elections officially got underway in Kandahar city on Saturday but at some...

PM SHEIKH HASINA OPTIMISTIC ABOUT AL’S VICTORY IN 11TH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a joint meeting of AL Central Working Committee, Advisory Council and Parliamentary Party at her official Ganabhaban residence Friday evening. Photo: PIDPrime minister...

OUSTED SRI LANKA PM WICKREMESINGHE SEEKS EMERGENCY PARLIAMENT SESSION AS CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS DEEPENS

Sacked Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday (Oct 27) demanded the parliament speaker call an emergency session so he can prove his majority, officials said. Wickremesinghe sent a...

Who profits from the end of the mid-range nuclear treaty?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to only 2 minutes to midnight. It might be tempting to turn this into a mere squabble about...

Senior Sri Lankan policeman arrested over plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena

A top Sri Lankan police official was arrested on Thursday over a suspected plot to kill President Maithripala Sirisena, police a spokesman said. The alleged plot briefly threatened to cause...

Nepal, China to step up defence cooperation

As the armies of Nepal and China have increased their areas of cooperation in recent years, there are indications that the Nepal Army will receive a much bigger volume...

Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

A Myanmar judge on Friday freed on bail three journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper detained on incitement charges after publishing an article that raised questions over government...

Unipec, Vitol poised to win tender to supply fuels to Bangladesh

Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) has received offers from a mix of traders and state oil companies in its tender for over 1.4 million tonnes of oil products for the...

Bhutan: Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker on October 31

The third National Assembly will elect its Speaker and Deputy Speaker on October 31. The rules of procedure allow any individual member of the House to submit his nomination for...

Bitter rivals blast off as Pakistan enters space race with India

The rivalry between India and Pakistan seems to be extending into outer space. “The first Pakistani will be sent to space in 2022,” Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Thursday, the...

India’s military modernization and balance of power in South Asia

Since 1974, India has set its course to achieve the status of a hegemonic power, turning it into a provocateur in the South Asian region. The Indian quest for...

China-India rapprochement continues with joint military drills

In a sign of just how far Beijing and New Delhi have come since a tense weeks-long mountain standoff, the two governments have committed to strengthening military cooperation. Chinese Defense...

Image-conscious Narendra Modi may skip Maldives president’s inauguration

The Indian prime minister’s visit to Maldives for the inauguration of Ibrahim Mohamad Solih as president next month remains uncertain, with New Delhi hesitating in sending Prime Minister Narendra...

India gets a National Security Adviczar

It is apt to compare a well-established, structure of Indian governance, especially the relatively conservative security bureaucracy, with our earth, made of dynamic layers that are moving so slowly...

India suffers sets setback in Wickremesinghe’s sacking as Sri Lanka faces constitutional crisis

In a major political move that has domestic and international ramifications, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Friday evening sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister after President...

Indo-Russia S-400 deal: Implications for Pakistan

PUTIN-Modi signed a US$5b deal under which Russia will supply India S-400 missile system and that is major game changer in South Asian strategic environment. More so it is...

Pakistan eyes ‘integrated’ deal with China

Pakistan is seeking an integrated economic package from China envisaging financial support, increase in trade and investment and cooperation in agricultural research and will go ahead with an arrangement...

China not asked for military access to Gwadar, Pakistan admiral says

China has not asked for military access to Pakistan’s Chinese-funded, deepwater port of Gwadar, a senior Pakistani rear admiral said on Friday, amid persistent speculation in India and the...