Monthly Archives: November 2018

BILATERAL AGREEMENT RENEWED FOR SINGAPORE ARMY TO TRAIN, EXERCISE IN INDIA

Bilateral agreement renewed for Singapore Army to train, exercise in India Singapore and India renewed a bilateral agreement that will see the Singapore Army continue to train and exercise in...

ISLAMABAD INTENDS TO REPLICATE THE MALAYSIAN MODEL, PM KHAN TELLS MAHATHIR

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Islamabad wants to learn from the progress and development of Malaysia and its leadership. Imran Khan, who is on a two-day official...

4 ‘DRUG TRADERS’ KILLED IN SEPARATE ‘GUNFIGHTS’

Four suspected drug traders were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Cox's Bazar, Sylhet and Munshiganj early today. Of them, two people were killed in Cox’s Bazar while...

CONGRESS-MEHBOOBA MUFTI-OMAR ABDULLAH COMBO? TALKS ON, CLAIM SOURCES

Rivals Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah may team up to form a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir along with the Congress, sources said today, adding that talks between...

MYANMAR JADE SCAVENGER SHOT DEAD IN MINE CLASH

A jade scavenger in northern Myanmar has been shot dead by mine security, officials said Tuesday, the latest death in a multi-billion-dollar industry notorious for its dire working conditions,...

IMF DELAYS SRI LANKA’S LOAN DISCUSSION ON POLITICAL CRISIS

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday it had delayed discussions on Sri Lanka’s next loan tranche due to the country’s political crisis. The IMF has disbursed over $1...

Bangladesh earns 1.4 bln USD from services export in Q1

Bangladesh's total services export income in the first three months of the current fiscal year 2018-19 (July 2018-June 2019) surged 55.52 percent year-on-year to 1.41 billion US dollars, an...

Pakistan summons US envoy to protest against Trump’s criticism

Pakistan on Tuesday (Nov 20) summoned the US Chargé d'Affaires in Islamabad to protest against remarks made by President Donald Trump who has criticised its role in fighting terrorism...

Russia’s Igla wins $1.5bln tender for air defence systems in India

Russia and its man-portable air defence system Igla won a tender in India to deliver $1.5 billion worth of short-range air defence systems, a source in the cooperation industry...

Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three...

India foreign secretary calls on Bhutanese PM

The Foreign Secretary of India, Vijay Gokhale, called on Prime Minister Lotay Tshering at the Gyalyong Tshogkhag Monday. At the meeting, Lyonchhen expressed his appreciation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

Cooperation with China under BRI serves Nepal’s interests: parliament speaker

Speaker of the Nepali parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Tuesday said that Nepal-China cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will serve the national interests of Nepal. Addressing a...

India court hands down death penalty over deadly 1984 anti-Sikh riots

An Indian court Tuesday handed down death sentence over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead following the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi. Relatives of victims rejoiced...

New assessment: ‘Little clear progress’ in Afghanistan war

The US and Afghan governments have made "little clear progress" recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new US assessment Monday that said...

Indian Army wants more on field, plans to reduce headquarters strength

Indian Army is considering a plan of cutting about 20 percent of its manpower in all departments at its central headquarters in Delhi. The idea is to have more...

Pakistan has done more for peace in Afghanistan than any other country: army chief

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday highlighted Pakistan's efforts in the war against terrorism and for regional peace, saying the country "has done much...

India, Russia ink $500 million deal for construction of two guided-missile stealth frigates

India and Russia on Tuesday inked a $500 million deal for design and transfer of technology for the construction of two guided-missile stealth frigates at the Goa Shipyard, in...

Indian Army will have to wait some more to get modern small arms

Despite efforts of the Indian Army to fast track the procurement of small arms, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering to issue a fresh request for proposal (RfP)...

Why the Quad can’t get it together

Indecision by Washington and its allies over how to counter China’s growing Pacific influence was sharply illustrated by their failure to again reach a consensus at the latest Quad...

RAFIQUL ISLAM MIA ARRESTED HOURS AFTER CONVICTION

BNP leader barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia was arrested by police hours after being sentenced to three years' imprisonment by a Dhaka court. He was picked up from Bangla Motor in...

When in doubt, blame the Pakistanis

In an exclusive interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, US President Donald Trump seemed to be blaming everyone except his administration for America’s foreign affairs problems. Since the...