Daily Archives: October 28, 2018

SACKED SRI LANKA PM STAYS PUT AS CRISIS DEEPENS

Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe resisted moves to evict him from his official residence, officials said on Sunday (Oct 28), as his controversial successor sought blessings at...

TRUMP TURNS DOWN INDIA’S INVITE FOR REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS: REPORTS

US president Donald Trump has reportedly declined India's invitation to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. In early August, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had...

PAKISTAN WILL NOT ESTABLISH TIES WITH ISRAEL: PRESIDENT ALVI

President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday dismissed reports of an Israeli business jet’s landing at the Islamabad International Airport, asserting that Pakistan will not establish ties with Israel, Radio...

US EXPERT SEES CERTAIN WEAKNESSES IN TRUMP’S STRATEGY

A former US diplomat and an expert on Afghanistan and South Asia affairs, Barnett Rubin, says the US President Donald Trump’s South Asia strategy has certain weaknesses as he...

LANKAN PRESIDENT SAYS PLOT LINKED TO FONSEKA WAS GAME CHANGER

President Maithripala Sirisena said last night that the main reason he decided to form a new government with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was the plot to assassinate him. He...

CIVIL SOCIETY, BNP, JAMAAT HAVE NO STRENGTH TO DEFEAT AL: JOY

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s son and ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina’s information and communication technology affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday said...

DRUG CRIMES NOW CARRY UP TO DEATH

Parliament last night passed the Narcotics Control Bill 2018, keeping the provision for the death sentence or life-term imprisonment for anyone found carrying more than 200 grams of yaba...

Dhaka, Beijing to fight terror together

Bangladesh and China have signed three cooperation documents, as the two countries seek to establish close cooperation and share intelligence on issues like terrorism, transnational crimes and cyber crimes. “These...

Survey finds unprecedented pessimism in Afghanistan

Afghans are voicing unprecedented levels of pessimism as hopes fade for the war-torn country’s future, a U.S. survey said on Friday. Asked by Gallup how good they anticipate life to...

Nepal, China sign Memorandum of Understanding on military cooperation

Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel met with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Beijing on Saturday and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on military...

India, Myanmar agree to take on insurgents

India and Myanmar have agreed to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories. Both sides also agreed to cooperate in preventing smuggling of wildlife and narcotic drugs. The...

Maldives: Parliament to consider crucial motions at Sunday’s sitting

The parliament has tabled some crucial topics for Sunday’s sitting, which marks the start of the third and last session of the year. At the sitting to begin at 9am,...

Pakistan bans Indian television channels amid water row

Pakistan's Supreme Court has re-imposed a ban on all Indian TV channels, overturning an earlier order from a lower court. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said the ban was justified as...

Chhattisgarh: Four CRPF personnel killed in encounter with Maoists in Bijapur, say police

At least four Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed when their vehicle came under an alleged attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur on Saturday, PTI reported. Two soldiers...

Pakistan turns to nukes in response to superior Indian armed forces

India’s upcoming purchase of the state-of-the-art S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia has raised the hackles in Pakistan, with the Imran Khan government expressing confidence in its ability to...

India’s d defence ministry nod for upgrade of Coast Guard’s 17 Dornier aircraft

India’s defence ministry on Saturday approved mid-life upgrade of 17 Dornier aircraft of the Indian Coast Guard at a cost of Rs 950 crore, officials said. The decision was taken...

Harsh winds ahead for India’s political economy

Harsh winds are gathering on the horizon; the forecast for India is grim for the next 12 months. A threatening mix of economics and politics is heralding the onset...

US forces limit the contact with Afghan forces after the death of Gen. Raziq

The US forces in Afghanistan have scaled back their contact with the Afghan security personnel stationed inside the base and called back all the international troops stationed at outposts....

Why there is so much uncertainty around Karmapa Lama’s return to India for key...

Does the Indian government really want Karmapa Lama, head of 900-year-old Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu sect, to come back to India? Karmapa, who recently picked up a Dominican passport, now...

21st round of India-China border talks next month

The 21st round of India-China border talks led by national security advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese state councillor and foreign minister Wang Yi will be held in China next...

PM Modi reaches Tokyo to attend Annual India-Japan Bilateral Summit

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Saturday said his meeting with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will add new vigour to the strong friendship between the two countries as...