Daily Archives: February 21, 2018

India to catalyze Bangladesh-Nepal bilateral power tie up

Indian land between Bangladesh and Nepal is going to be the conduit for the two friendly international neighbors to have large scale hydropower trade in between. Bangladesh will have...

Amid call for help, ex-Maldivian president meets Indian defence minister

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed met defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sought India’s intervention to defuse the crisis in his country in the wake of the government imposing a...

8 Afghan policemen killed in overnight insurgent attack

Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east. In western Farah province, attacks on police checkpoints killed eight policemen. Mohammad Naser Mehri,...

Saudi Arabia suspends fish imports from Myanmar

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended fishing imports from Myanmar, according to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation. Saudi Arabia’s general authority for food and medicine suspended aquaculture products from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar...

Pellet gun victims stage protest in Srinagar  

The Jammu and Kashmir Pellet Victims Association staged a protest at Srinagar's Press Enclave in India-held Kashmir on Tuesday (Feb 20). The group, a gathering of victims of pellet guns...

Afghan Taliban offer

A renewed offer of negotiations by the Afghan Taliban, though once again insisting on direct talks with the US rather than the Afghan government, has been made as Kabul...

Pakistan to hug Russia amid US snub

Pakistan has decided to hug Russia tightly as the United States continues its hostile policy towards the only nuclear armed Muslim-majority country, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at the foreign...

Khalistan factor casts a shadow over Trudeau visit

Khalistan, the issue that kept India-Canada ties on ice through three decades from 1980, has reappeared as an issue more recently, taking away much of the warmth that was...

China upgrades airspace defense in west to counter threat from India

China is upgrading its Western Theater Command in order to confront any threat from India, a Chinese military specialist said after photographs of a J-10 jet flying over the...

Appeal filed with HC against BD opposition leader’s sentence

A day after receiving the certified copy of the lower court verdict, lawyers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the High Court challenging...

Daesh troops redeployed to Afghanistan, Pakistan: CIS Anti-Terrorism Center

Daesh is gaining a new foothold for its troops' deployment in Afghanistan and Pakistan instead of the territories lost in Syria and Iraq, Col. Gen. Andrey Novikov, the head...

Publication of NRC in Assam: SC says ‘no’ to extension of deadline

Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday (Feb 20) declined pleas to extend the date for the final publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by two months from...

China in talks with Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

China has been quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60 billion worth of infrastructure projects it is financing...

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives...

India expects Maldives to end emergency, implement top court order

India on Tuesday (Feb 20) urged the Maldives government against seeking an extension of the state of emergency and resume the political process with immediate effect. The island nation has...

Nepal’s ruling party merges into super bloc with Maoists

Nepal's ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years of turbulence in the Himalayan...

Maldivian political crisis continues as China indulges in saber rattling

More than 20 days into the political crisis in the Maldives, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, the situation appears to be worsening...