Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

With Afghan elections in April, Ghani regime caught in a bind as it shies...

Notwithstanding the importance of the on-going talks between the Afghan Taliban and the US and the participation of the former in the recently-held Moscow summit on Afghanistan, there is...

PROVISION FOR POLLS-TIME GOVT WILL BE MADE: OIKYAFRONT

The parliament will have an upper chamber, Mahmudur Rahman Manna, convener of Nagorik Oikya and a leader of the Oikyafront, said this while reading out the manifesto at a...

KASHMIR LOCKED DOWN AS INDIA SEEKS TO STIFLE PROTESTS AFTER KILLINGS

Indian authorities put separatist leaders in the disputed Kashmir region under house arrest on Monday (Dec 17) while police sealed off roads in an effort to stifle protests against...

PRE-POLLS VIOLENCE LEAVES 162 INJURED IN 9 DISTS

At least 162 people were injured in pre-elections violence in Chattogram, Narsingdi, Bhola, Tangail, Chandpur, Bagerhat, Naokhali, Natore and Rangamati districts on Sunday, reports UNB. On the first day of...

US PRAISES PAKISTAN FOR PROMOTING AFGHAN TALKS

The acknowledgement came a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Pakistan had arranged another round of talks between the US and Taliban officials but he did not...

ASEAN MUST PRESSURE SUU KYI ON ROHINGYA ISSUE: MAHATHIR

More than 720,000 refugees have fled Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state to Bangladesh since August last year, when militant attacks on security outposts prompted a heavy-handed "clearance operation" by the...

KABUL EXPECTS PAKISTAN’S PRACTICAL STEP ON PEACE: MOFA

In reaction to a statement by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on facilitating talks between US and Taliban officials, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday said the...

‘CYCLONE PHETHAI’ INTENSIFIES, LIKELY TO HIT INDIA COAST

Coastal areas in India's Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are on high alert as the cyclonic storm developing over the Bay of Bengal is set to make landfall around...

FINANCIAL INCLUSION OF 20 MILLION UNDERPRIVILEGED IN 10 YEARS

Nearly 20 million underprivileged people in the country are now enjoying financial inclusion with bank accounts in their names. This large number of people, including extreme poor, marginal persons, street...

Afghan border fence to be ready by Dec 2019, says Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister has said that Islamabad has facilitated a meeting between US and Taliban officials on Afghan peace. Reports by Pakistani media indicate that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government has...

India gets first private UAV production facility with Israeli support

The 20-acre facility will start operations with the manufacturing of complete carbon composite aerostructures for the Hermes 900 UAV, followed by the Hermes 450 UAV, catering to the global...

Afghan border fence to be ready by Dec 2019: ISPR

The Pakistan Army announced on Saturday that work on fencing along the border with Afghanis­tan was going apace and that the project would complete by next December. Pakistan and Afghanistan...

Bhutan to graduate from LDC in 2023

Bhutan’s graduation from the United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDC) category has now been deferred to 2023 from 2021. The extension of the standard three year transition period by another two...

Maldives President reaches India for his first state visit

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has arrived in New Delhi, India, for his first State visit to a foreign country. The plan landed at the Indhira Gandhi International Airport of New...

Playing Pillow Politics at MGK is a bewitching saga from Sri Lanka

A mountain shaped like a large woman (Maha Geni Kanda-MGK) and a warren of shanties located on it. Lives intertwined with belief, disbelief and political realities, including Sri Lanka’s...

Could China and India turn their post-Doklam thaw into a spring?

The Indian and Chinese militaries have resumed their annual interaction, with an Indian Army team arriving in Chengdu this week for the “Hand in Hand” exercise. This is the seventh...

A Bangladeshi ex-diplomat is missing for a year. All he did was share anti-government...

Samiha Zaman says she will always remember December 4, 2017 as the most agonising day she has ever lived. That day, she returned home to Bangladesh after a month-long...

Dawn of cruise missiles and deterrence stability in South Asia

The 21st century offers a world where security and threats are interacting in a complex environment. Today we are part of a system where due to rapid technological change...

EU’s threat to scrap trade preferences spurs Myanmar’s reforms

Economic reform is getting a second wind in Myanmar as the government tries to lure back foreign investors scared away by reports of human rights abuses against the country's...

Abnormal rise in accidents caused by faulty ammunition made in Indian ordnance factories

Accidents caused by faulty ammunition made in Ordnance Factories (OF) have seen an abnormal rise in the last few years and one of the main anti-aircraft guns, L-70 ,...

45 Indian military personnel arrives in Maldives for training

Indian military personnel arrived in the Maldives, on Friday, to partake in the annual training program 'Exercise Ekuverin', conducted by the Indian and Maldivian military. According to Maldives National Defense...