Daily Archives: December 1, 2018

Bangladesh elections: A problem of plenty?

The electoral environment in Bangladesh is becoming exciting and slightly less predictable by the day. There is intense activity, at least among the supporters of a large number of...

1,792 PERSECUTIONS ON MINORITIES IN 11 MONTHS IN BANGLADESH, CLAIMS HINDU ALLIANCE

According to secretary general of Bangladesh National Hindu Mahajote Gobinda Chandra Pramanik, there have been 1,792 incidents of persecution against people of religious minorities in Bangladesh in the last...

ANGRY INDIAN FARMERS MARCH ON PARLIAMENT

Tens of thousands of farmers and rural workers marched to the Indian Parliament in New Delhi yesterday in a protest against soaring operating costs and plunging produce prices that...

ONE KILLED, OVER 150 INJURED IN TABLIGH JAMAAT’S FACTIONAL CLASH

A man was killed and more than 150 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Tabligh-Jamaat today over establishing supremacy on Ijtema Maidan on the bank...

MONEY-LAUNDERING: PM IMRAN CALLS FOR NEW LAW

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for a new legislation to be finalised within a week’s time to effectively deal with offences related to money laundering and further strengthen...

US DROPS RECORD NUMBER OF BOMBS ON INSURGENTS IN AFGHANISTAN

Figures show that the US forces have released 5,982 munitions in Afghanistan so far this year. The United States has dropped more bombs and other munitions in Afghanistan in the...

“RAHUL JI NEVER ASKED ME TO GO TO PAK”: NAVJOT SIDHU AFTER “CAPTAIN” DIG

Navjot Singh Sidhu, already under criticism for his visit to Pakistan for the launch of the Kartarpur corridor project earlier this week, clarified that he didn't go there on...

Ahead of Bangladesh elections, BSF tightens security along Indo-Bangla border in Tripura

BSF has currently got an estimated 20,000 personnel on duty in Tripura. In addition to the existing force mobilization along the Indo-Bangla border, more men, more “resources” were deployed...

Ukraine highlights expanding opportunities in Pakistan

Ukraine and Pakistan have discussed potential collaboration on a programme to modernise the Pakistan Army's T-80UD main battle tanks (pictured here). Source: Malyshev Plant Ukraine's state-owned defence industrial group, UkrOboronProm,...

NESO stages protest against Citizenship Bill in six capitals of NE

The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) on Friday held protest demonstration against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the capitals of the six Northeastern states. Various units of the NESO staged...

Afghanistan: Women, children among 23 killed in US attack: UN

A vast majority of the victims in the Helmand attack were women and children, according to a UN investigation. At least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by...

Myanmar parliament approves Thai loan for Mekong corridor towns development

Myanmar's Union Parliament has approved borrowing a loan from the Neighboring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) of Thailand for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor towns...

Bhutan imports less food items from India this year

The country’s import of food items from India decreased by a little over Nu 400 M between January till June this year. The import worth stood at Nu 3.2bn...

Nepal, Bangladesh to talk power trade, investment

Officials of the energy ministries of Nepal and Bangladesh will explore the possibility of energy trade and Bangladeshi investment in Nepal’s hydropower sector during their first meeting scheduled for...

CPEC defies skepticism to aid Pakistan’s development

Thus goes an ancient Chinese saying, "A long journey can be covered only by taking one step at a time." So has it been with China's opening-up process. Notwithstanding...

Pakistan, China air forces set to hold Shaheen-VII joint exercise

Air forces of China and Pakistan will conduct a joint training exercise Shaheen-VII at an airbase in Pakistan from Friday, according to a Chinese defence ministry spokesperson. China will send...

In India, civil-military divide erupts yet again over ‘false rank equivalence’

The internecine warfare within India’s defence establishment has peaked yet again, with the armed forces reiterating they will not pay heed to fresh instructions issued by the defence ministry’s...

Peace talks with India after 2019 elections: Imran Khan

Pakistan will wait for the 2019 general elections in India to be over for its current outreach to get a positive response from New Delhi, Prime Minster Imran Khan...

The other G20 meeting: can Xi and Modi solve the China- India border paradox?

The eyes of the world this week will be on Buenos Aires, and the much-awaited meeting between President Donald Trump of the United States and President Xi Jinping of...

Little trust, little hope for Myanmar’s faltering peace try

When Karen National Union (KNU) representatives held an emergency meeting earlier this month at their jungle headquarters along the Thai-Myanmar border, the ethnic group’s leaders weighed their continued participation...

India’s citizenship bill: Voting in JPC looming large

With a consensus on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 eluding the JPC (joint parliamentary committee), the possibility of voting inside the parliamentary committee on various clauses of the Bill...