Daily Archives: January 12, 2019

RMG WORKERS VANDALISE 20 VEHICLES IN ASHULIA

20 vehicles damaged 10 injured Workers of 29 factories join protest Police charge batons, use water cannon to disperse workers Eight platoon BGB deployed in Ashulia Traffic return normalcy on Dhaka-Tangail highway around 11:45am Ready-made garment...

NEPAL SEEKS TRANSSHIPMENT PRIVILEGES AT KOLKATA PORT

Nepal has asked India for transshipment privileges and permission to use the electronic cargo tracking system (ECTS) on Nepal-bound cargo at Kolkata port too. Nepal has been receiving transshipment privileges...

BATTLE OF THE BULGE: BIPIN RAWAT’S RADICAL PLAN TO RESTRUCTURE ARMY

The biannual army commanders' conference, presided over by the army chief and his eight seniormost lieutenant generals, is the force's supreme decision-making body. So, when General Bipin Rawat called...

NEW CONSTITUTION – GOVT. HAS NO LEGITIMACY TO DO SO: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the government did not have the legitimacy to introduce a new constitution and urged it to go for a parliamentary election so that...

“VERY, VERY HASTY DECISION” ON ALOK VERMA: EX-JUDGE WHO MONITORED PROBE

Justice AK Patnaik, a former Supreme Court judge who was tasked to supervise the investigation by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) against Alok Verma, has told NDTV that there...

INDIA USES FATF REVIEW TO PUSH POLITICAL AGENDA

India has once again tried to use the platform of the Financial Action Task Force to forward its foreign policy agenda and pressed Pakistan to divulge details about actions...

Confederation the only option for Arakanese people, AA chief says

The political objective of the Arakan Army (AA), an Arakanese ethnic armed group currently clashing with the Myanmar Army, is to obtain confederate status for Rakhine State, AA chief...

India slaps cases against critics of plan to grant citizenship to non-Muslims

Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims...

Kabul hope Islamabad takes practical steps over Afghan peace

The High Peace Council (HPC) on Friday said they expect Islamabad to take practical steps toward the Afghan peace process following President Ashraf Ghani's Special Envoy, Umer Daudzai's, visit...

Nepal presses India for early Saarc summit

If Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un can meet in Singapore, why can't Saarc nations meet too for broader regional cooperation and to mitigate their differences, said visiting Nepal foreign...

Chinese consulate attack planned in Afghanistan, funded by RAW: AIG

Sindh Additional Inspector-General Amir Shaikh claimed on Friday that Indian spy agency, RAW, sponsored the November attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Shaikh...

Indian Navy tests indigenous air-droppable containers for logistics support

The containers, domestically developed by the country’s defence research body, could drastically improve ships' deployment duration on missions. In what may provide a major boost to India's operational logistic capability...

Maldives’ Parliament to convene next month

Maldivess first parliament sitting of 2019 has been scheduled for 7th of February. The People's Majlis informed on Thursday that the first sitting of the year would take place at...

Bhutan faces challenge of controlling alcohol abuse

Despite the government's efforts, controlling alcohol abuse still remains a major challenge in Bhutan, said a report presented at the National Council (the upper house of parliament) this week. Liver...

‘I Sacrificed Something Very Dear to Me for Kashmir’: Shah Faesal

On January 9, Dr Shah Faesal, who topped the 2010 civil service examinations and worked as an IAS officer in Jammu and Kashmir, resigned from the civil services to...

Al Bayza 2019: LY-80 strengthens Pakistan’s air defence capabilities

The Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its firepower capability at Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi. Firing by all air defense weapon systems was the culminating event of two...

China deploying Xian H-6K bomber against India

China is believed to be deploying its frontline Xian H-6K bomber against India in the aftermath of the face-off between the two militaries in Doklam in 2017. The Xian H-6K...

India’s BJP uses citizenship bill to stoke polarization and mobilize voters

On Jan. 8, the lower house of India’s Parliament passed controversial legislation that would grant citizenship to minority non-Muslim communities from neighboring countries. The bill intends to amend the 1955...

Bumpy road to Afghan peace

The Taliban have called off the fourth round of talks with the United States to be held in Doha due to disagreements over the inclusion of Afghan officials in...

Dismissal of CBI chief undermines India’s war on corruption

In a major setback for the probity and independence of anti-corruption bodies in India, a panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sacked the chief of the Central Bureau...

For India and China, uncertainty is the only sure thing about 2019

If 2018 was the year China and India repaired their relations, this may be, for both countries, the year of uncertainty. China heads into 2019 confronting myriad challenges, starting with...