Daily Archives: November 20, 2018

HEAD OF MALDIVES RULING PARTY MOHAMED NASHEED SAYS FTA WITH CHINA WILL BE CALLED...

Head of Maldives ruling party Mohamed Nasheed says FTA with China will be called off The Maldives’ new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China...

ON DELHI AIR, GOVT TO CONSIDER ARTIFICIAL RAIN IF SITUATION WORSENS

In a bid to combat poor air quality which has engulfed the national capital, Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma Tuesday said that inducing artificial rain may be...

TWITTER CEO JACK DORSEY TROLLED FOR ‘HATE MONGERING’ AGAINST HIGHEST HINDU CASTE OF BRAHMINS

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him with a placard saying "smash Brahminical patriarchy", referring to the highest...

COURT JAILS BNP LEADER RAFIQUL ISLAM MIA FOR HIDING WEALTH INFO

A Dhaka court has jailed BNP leader Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia for three years on charges of hiding wealth information in a case filed 14 years ago. Judge Sheikh Golam...

DON’T TALK TO MEDIA ON POLLS DAY: EC TO LOCAL OBSERVERS

Election Commission (EC) Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed briefs local election monitors at the EC conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Photo: Collected At a briefing this morning...

UN CALLS FOR CALM AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN REFUGEE CAMP IN MYANMAR

The UN has called for calm after several Rohingya Muslims were shot and wounded in a Rakhine state camp, in a raid linked to the failed escape of more...

Indo-Russian military exercise starts

The 10th Indo-Russian joint military exercises started in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The 10-day drill includes company sized contingents of the 5th Army of Russia and a mechanized...

Comprehensive national response needed on hybrid conflicts:Pakistan army chief

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said that a comprehensive national response was required on hybrid conflicts. He was speaking to 20 participants of the...

UN survey reveals sharp drop in Poppy cultivation

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) stated in its annual 2018 Afghanistan Opium Survey that there has been a sharp drop in poppy cultivation in the...

Foreign visitor numbers up despite dip in western tourists

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says Myanmar received more than 2.8 million foreign visitors this year through the end of October, a slight increase compared to the same...

Modi government itself ruined 1000 defence manufacturing companies

The orders of about Rs500 crores for the companies producing for defence sector have been cancelled by the sudden change of policy by the Narendra Modi government. With this,...

MH-60 Romeo Helicopters will add more power to the Indian Navy in the Indo...

Besides 3-4 months for the US administration to respond to India’s ‘letter of request’ for the acquisition of $ 2bn MH-60 ‘Romeo’ anti-submarine helicopters deal for the Indian Navy,...

Two Indian helicopters to stay in Maldives, says new defence minister Mariya Didi

24 hours after new President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was sworn in, the new Defence Minister of Maldives, Mariya Didi, has said that Male won't be returning back...

Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker

The Maldives’ new government will pull out of a free trade agreement (FTA) with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact...

Satellite data sharing: China steps up cooperation with Pakistan

China has stepped up its efforts promoting satellite data sharing with Pakistan and other regional countries. The data sharing was aimed to provide help in urban planning, disaster monitoring and...

PM Khan gives a fitting reply to Trump’s tirade

Pakistan’s Prime Ministr Imran Khan on Monday, while responding to Donald Trump’s statement has reminded US president of suffering Pakistan bore due to America’s war on terror, saying the...

US special envoy ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Taliban deal

Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States special envoy, is hopeful that the Taliban and the Afghan government can strike a peace deal within five months, despite the militant group inflicting...

CPEC: Exposed to hybrid warfare

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a promising project. Therefore, the people of Pakistan appreciate it and are optimistic about its socio-economic benefits. Simultaneously, it is panicking for the adversaries...

Blowback from India’s strategic blunder in Bhutan?

New Delhi was rattled by Bhutan’s October 18 general election, the outcome of which may soon accelerate the decline of India’s influence over the Himalayan kingdom. The center-left Druk Nyamrup...

Sri Lanka’s new PM may lose budget even as he clings to power

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who lost two motions of no confidence last week, may lose his government’s budget even as he clings to power. Lawmakers opposed...

China likely to pitch for investment in Northeast India by partnering with Japan

India’s north-eastern region shares borders with Bhutan, Nepal, China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, and is considered India’s gateway to East Asia. The Indian government has been averse to Chinese investments...