Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

India’s new discreet diplomacy in South Asia

subir The last two weeks have cooled nerves in Delhi and vindicated its new-found faith in discreet diplomacy as a better option than the initial muscular, jingoist approach of...

FEMALE AFGHAN SOLDIERS TRAIN AT INDIAN ACADEMY

Female Afghan army cadets at a target-shooting practice session yesterday at the Officers Training Academy in the south Indian city of Chennai. A team of 19 female officers are...

70 CANDIDATES CANNOT CONDUCT ELECTIONEERING

The Jatiya Oikyafront has urged the international community to take notice of the prevailing electoral atmosphere in Bangladesh where opposition candidates are being frequently attacked. The opposition alliance told foreign...

CHINA, MYANMAR HOLD DIPLOMACY, DEFENSE CONSULTATION

China and Myanmar on Tuesday held their fourth round of diplomacy and defense consultations in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, exchanging views on the situation in northern...

PTI GOVT LIKELY TO PRESENT SECOND MINI-BUDGET IN JAN

The four-month old government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) may present its second mini-budget to the Parliament in early January, as the current level of fiscal deficit was not...

LANKAN NEW CABINET SWORN IN TODAY

The new Cabinet of Ministers will be sworn in today, President Maithripala Sirisena had announced yesterday, nearly two months after the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil in the...

US SAYS NEPAL IS PART OF ITS INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY

United States officials have said Nepal is a part of their ambitious Indo-Pacific strategy, a new strategic initiative undertaken by the Trump administration that focuses on developing opportunities across...

Jammu and Kashmir put under President’s rule

As Jammu and Kashmir completed six months under Governor’s rule, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday imposed President’s rule in the state. Kovind signed the proclamation for imposition of Central...

India gifted helicopters will remain, Maldives pres confirms

The two helicopters gifted to the Maldives by the Indian government would remain, president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih confirmed Wednesday. Maldives under former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom had returned one...

Facebook takes down more Myanmar accounts over military links

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has removed hundreds of additional accounts, pages and groups in Myanmar from its social networks after discovering what it called “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and links to...

Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Chinese Company sign MoU for DPR on monorail

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) to conduct the Detail Project Report (DPR) for the construction...

Minister targets hydrogen train for Pakistan

The launch in Germany of a hydrogen-powered train has inspired Pakistan’s Railway minister to announce similar ambitions for his country. Railway Minister Shaikh Rashid, reacting to a tweet by German...

Russia, China may veto British move in UN on Rohingya return

Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council, are boycotting talks on a British resolution to address the Rohingya refugee crisis – and may veto any...

Taking cue From Doklam, India builds 18 new border outposts near Bhutan

India has beefed up its defences along the border with Bhutan, with the SSB building 15 new outposts in the forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh, and three new outposts...

New Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering chooses India for his maiden visit this month

In his first overseas visit, Prime Minister Lotay Tshering of Bhutan will be visiting India on Dec 27. Tshering, the 8th Prime Minister of Bhutan will be meeting with...

India-Bangladesh waterway: IWAI team to visit Tripura on 26 December to finalise location for...

A high-level team of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) would visit Tripura on 26 December to conduct a survey and decide on the location for a jetty...

Going into 2019, India’s defence challenges are shocking

The Indian armed forces, by habit, prepare to fight yesterday’s wars. Not one of the services has a forward-looking plan for capability build-up for conflicts of the future, which will...

Indian Army fast-tracks procurement of CQB; deal worth $553.33 mln in offing

The Indian Army is fast tracking the procurement of 93,895 close-quarter-battle carbines (CQB), a deal worth $553.33 mln. A source confirmed to FE Online that the procedure for the...

Here’s why China is pushing into India’s Himalayan neighborhood of Nepal, Bhutan

China has expanded its footprint across the globe. From the continent-spanning initiative of a modern Silk Road to its maritime forays that touch Maldives and Djibouti, Beijing in 2018...

US-Taliban talks: Some good news?

In the maze of negativity generated post general elections in July, some good news has begun greeting us all; the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew and Robert Williams, the...

OIKYAFRONT SHARES WORRIES WITH DIPLOMATS OVER POLLS

A delegation of Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, shared its worries and observations over the upcoming national election with foreign diplomats on Wednesday. The diplomats, representing nearly two...