Daily Archives: December 27, 2018

US EMBASSY CAMPAIGN FOR PEACEFUL POLLS

The United States Embassy in Bangladesh is campaigning to hold a violence free polls which is slated for Dec 30. As a part of the campaign, the US embassy published...

INDIA NOT ENTHUSED BY US MOVE TO REDUCE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

Indications from Washington that the Donald Trump administration may reduce Afghanistan troops is not good news for New Delhi in view of the current situation in the war-torn nation. Knowledgeable...

ELECTION CAMPAIGN ENDS TOMORROW

The 17-day electoral campaign is set to end on Friday morning, 48 hours before the voting in the 11thparliamentary elections. The casting of votes will start at 8 am on...

ALLEGED LEADER OF CHINESE CONSULATE ATTACK IN PAKISTAN REPORTED KILLED

One of the alleged masterminds of an attack by a Pakistani separatist group on the Chinese consulate in Karachi last month has been killed along with five associates, the...

MILLER SAYS FIGHT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT

The commander of US forces and the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller said that the war in the country will continue until a political settlement. “This fight...

FAIR ELECTION UNDER AL NOT POSSIBLE: FAKHRUL

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said holding a fair election under the Awami League government is not possible. “The election process has turned into a farce and...

Iran holds talks with Afghan Taleban amid peace push

Iran has met with the Afghan Taleban, a top Iranian security official said on Wednesday (Dec 26) according to the Tasnim news agency, just days after the militants attended...

BD election official concerned about poll-related violence

One of five commissioners overseeing Bangladesh’s election said on Wednesday he was concerned about increasing violence four days ahead of the polls. Mahbub Talukdar’s comments came as several opposition candidates...

Chinese AVIC exports 100 Wing Loong combat drones, PAF to procure 48

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed exporting the 100th domestically-developed Wing Loong Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The state-run manufacturer started to export the Wing Loong series in 2010. The...

Pakistan to pay China $40b on $26.5b CPEC investments in 20 years

Pakistan will pay $40 billion to China in 20 years in shape of repayments of debt and dividends on a $26.5 billion investment under flagship China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),...

India opens battle-ready bridge usable by tanks and warplanes on border with China

India on Tuesday opened its longest rail and road bridge in a poor northeastern state as part of efforts to boost defences on its sensitive border with China. Prime Minister...

India eases cross-border power trade rules ahead of Bhutanese PM’s visit

The Indian government has amended the two-year-old guideline on the cross-border trade of electricity, days ahead of the Bhutanese prime minister's visit to New Delhi. As the guidelines implemented in...

Indian military suffers acute shortage of officers

Indian military forces may be acquiring firepower at a fast clip, but they surely lack in terms of manpower. Against a sanctioned strength of 74,000 officers, the Army, Navy...

Military dimension of China-Pak corridor concerns India

The thaw in New Delhi's relations with Beijing notwithstanding; India has been worried over China's growing defence cooperation with Pakistan and of late conveyed its concerns to the communist...

Pawns in a geostrategic chess game in the Himalayas

Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali recently concluded a formal visit to the US, where he engaged in bilateral talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on December 18. It...

Campaign attacks heighten fears for Bangladesh election

New clashes marred the deadly Bangladesh election campaign on Wednesday (Dec 26) as opposition leaders stepped up complaints over the organisation of what they consider a one-sided vote. Youths on...

Recent US moves reflect its shifting focus to Indo-Pacific

The administration of US President Donald Trump sent out confusing signals soon after coming to office by threatening to withdraw the US from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the...

Why Pakistan passionately desires peace in Afghanistan

Being a neighbor of Afghanistan, Pakistan has suffered a lot as a result of events in that country. Whether it was the Soviet invasion or power struggles of various...

No end to cycle of violence in Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir has been on the boil yet again, and so yet again the festering wounds have shown up. In the latest episode of unending battle between the security forces...

PLOT ON TO SEE OIKYAFRONT OUT OF POLLS

Alleging mass discrimination to push it out of election, major political opposition Jatiya Oikyafront says it is now depending on the vote of the people. “It's too apparent, the arrangement...

MEDIA CENTRE OPENED AT SONARGAON HOTEL

Bangladesh government has opened a media centre at a luxury hotel in Dhaka to relay election information to journalists on the day of December 30 election. Top officials of the...