The High Court today extended till October 15 its earlier order that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mustafizur... More
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday expressed doubt over the proper treatment of its chairperson Khaleda Zia by the medical board formed with “pro-ruling party physicians”, reports UNB.
The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed pleas challenging the reopening of tax assessment of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi in connection with the National Herald Case. The decision paves the way for... More
The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report from a sessions judge in a Lucknow court on how he intends to complete the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case involving BJP veterans L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi... More
The government may slap wealth tax on movable assets and could further hike customs duty on more than 5,200 tariff lines as it has started giving shape to a mini-budget that will be aimed at arresting the... More
The US government on Friday hit four Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses" and "ethnic cleansing" in violently expelling minority Rohingya from their homes.
Military and border... More
In the words of Col. (R) Gurnam Singh, an ex-Indian Army officer and renowned security analyst, “there is a profoundly disquieting myth about Hinduism which has been put about by its adherents so often and so successfully... More
India and China continue to build on their relationship which, experts say, has warmed significantly since the chill of Doklam (where the two countries faced off) last year, and the 21st round of Special Representative talks between... More
Four Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and five wounded in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir state, a senior BSF officer... More
“Tomorrow’s wars can’t be fought with yesterday’s technology,” said Lieutenant General P K Srivastava, Director General of the Artillery of the Indian Army, and urged the Armament scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to... More
The book Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the illusion of Peace, co-authored by two former intelligence chiefs — A.S. Dulat of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Asad Durrani of Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) —... More
Hundreds of Rohingya victims have appealed to judges at the International Criminal Court to grant prosecutors jurisdiction to investigate deportations from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, an ICC official said on Thursday (May 31).
The world’s first permanent war... More
India has developed Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology in collaboration with Russia. Its successful use in missiles will mark India’s entry into a select club of nations that use next-generation missile technology against maneuvering targets, compromising... More
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has again recommended that Pakistan should be declared a ‘‘country of particular concern’’ but the Trump administration, like its predecessors, has refrained.
The USCIRF has been making this recommendation since... More
Trans-Pacific Viewauthor Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Harrison Akins – Research Fellow at the Howard H. Baker... More
The Indian government has finally decided to lay optical fiber cables along the border with China to boost communication networks for its civilians and military personnel. People residing in the border areas have been complaining for years... More
Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday agreed on a mechanism for formal and bilateral dialogue and to establish six joint working groups for discussions on all key areas, officials said.
The two sides finalized the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan... More
Two visuals dominate the cityscapes of Dhaka in central Bangladesh, Jashore (Jessore) in the southwest, and Khulna in the south: posters of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of the country born of genocide and schism in 1971,... More
The manner in which Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath defended the violence by right-wing groups at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and then Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar questioned why... More
While India continues to plan to expand its foothold in Afghanistan, using its alliance with the United States as its main source of support, and has also developed a seemingly strong relationship with Kabul, a close reading of geo-politics in this region shows that the prospects of a strong Indian presence are bleak.
For one thing, India’s main reliance is on the US, which is itself gearing up to withdraw... More
y Fears that Myanmar’s currency crisis has only momentarily stalled are growing, as the government does not seem to see any urgency in tackling the underlying causes of the recent fall in the kyat’s value against the dollar.
Regional analysts believe a major collapse of the currency remains very real. Their fears were justified when, the end of last week, the kyat plummeted once again to over K 1,600, largely... More
The October 10 special tribunal verdict on the August 2004 grenade attack case that killed 24 and injured many including Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina didn’t carry too many surprises since it was a foregone conclusion that the “guilty men” would be handed out tough sentences.
It was earlier speculated that BNP’s acting chief and Begum Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman may be awarded the death sentence, but he... More
Initiated in 2014 the Ashiana-Iqbal project could not be completed mainly because an illegal award increased the cost, and if it were to be initiated now, the escalated cost of Rs 40 billion will be borne either by the applicants of the government. As Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general between 2013 and 2016, Ahad Khan Cheema was also a member on the Punjab Land Development Corporation (PLDC) board.... More
India's Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) claims to be a social organisation but those who have closely followed it say it is the political high-platform of Hindutva. Its Nagpur headquarters is located in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, where in the 18th century originated the Hindu Pad Padshahi or the vision of a Hindu nation-state during the reign of the Peshwas.
The Peshwas drove the limits of Maratha empire to Attock in the northwest... More
The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More