Daily Archives: March 21, 2018

Despite improvement, India still has most people without close access to clean water

While India ranks top among nations that have improved access to water, it also has the most people without clean water availability close to home, according to the 2018...

PRESIDENT U HTIN KYAW RESIGNS, U WIN MYINT TIPPED AS REPLACEMENT

President U Htin Kyaw has resigned from his position after less than two years in office, with early reports tipping Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint to replace him. The...

YUNUS SUED IN FRAUD CASE

Muhammad Yunus. File photoA contractor company has filed a case against Nobel laureate and Grameen Telecom Trust chairman Muhammad Yunus on allegations of fraudulence. Bahadul Islam, owner of Taj Enterprises,...

UAE contingent to take part in Pak Day parade

The military contingent of United Arab Emirates (UAE) is going to Islamabad to participate in Pakistan Day parade on March 23. Pakistan’s Defence Attaché Air Commodore Muhammad Akhtar confirmed The...

China quietly finds a new route to Doklam, 7 months after India stopped it

China has worked through the winter to bypass India’s aggressive blockade at Doklam, making a new road that can give its troops access to the southern part of the...

Two-front war: a debate for more opulent times

In the last few weeks, India has witnessed a vigorous debate on its ability to fight a two-front war against Pakistan and China simultaneously. The Army chief, General Bipin...

Bangladesh to build 317km road along India, Myanmar border

The Bangladesh government has approved a road construction project along 317km of the 540km of its border with India and Myanmar. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)...

India-French joint naval exercise ‘Varuna-18’ begins off Goa coast

The India-French joint naval exercise, "Varuna-18", commenced on Monday in the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast and will include anti-submarine, air defence and asymmetric engagement exercises, a navy...

Support genuine efforts at ending war, say Taliban

In response to Mohammad Ismail Khan’s recent suggestion, the Taliban say they welcome and support all genuine efforts for resolving the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. Khan, former governor of Heart...

Gayoom, two top court judges charged with terrorism

Maldives’ prosecutors formally charged former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed and top court judge Ali Hameed with terrorism over the alleged plot to overthrow the government. In...

US raises concerns over alleged abuses in Sri Lanka

The United States (US) has raised concerns over alleged abuses by the Sri Lankan security services. The concerns were raised at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by the US...

Iranian port of Chabahar could be model for China-India collaboration

Despite pledges that it's not aimed at "strangulating" or "encircling" anybody, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's offer to Pakistan and China to participate in construction of the port of...

Two-front war: a debate for more opulent times

In the last few weeks, India has witnessed a vigorous debate on its ability to fight a two-front war against Pakistan and China simultaneously. The Army chief, General Bipin...

Nepal plans to trade power with China, Bangladesh

Nepal and China have proposed to ink a memorandum of understanding to have a power trade agreement during the next high-level political meeting between the two countries. Nepal has already...

Pakistan-JF-17-Block-III-design-finalized

In his final speech to Air Headquarters, the outgoing Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman announced that the...

China quietly finds a new route to Doklam, 7 months after India stopped it

China has worked through the winter to bypass India’s aggressive blockade at Doklam, making a new road that can give its troops access to the southern part of the...

TIB hails BD’s National Defence Policy

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today hailed the draft of the National Defence Policy-2018, terming it as a landmark decision of the government in establishing good governance in the country. "It...

Pakistan-JF-17-Block-III-design-finalized

In his final speech to Air Headquarters, the outgoing Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman announced that the...

China ready to enhance communication with India, Xi Jinping tells Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (March 21) congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping over phone on his re-election for another five years and discussed efforts by both the countries...

Indian real estate firm partnering with Trump Organisation accused of cheating

An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organisation on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out...

UN encourages call for dialogue between India and Pakistan

UN chief Antonio Guterres is following the situation in Kashmir “closely” and encourages a dialogue between India and Pakistan to settle any outstanding differences, his spokesperson said. Spokesman for Secretary-General...
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