Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

Bangladesh: Crossfire killings, mob justice and social media

This girl obviously poor - only poor girls walk on the street at night- said she and another had been picked up but one was dropped and she was...

Pressure mounts on Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s civilian government is coming under increasing fire on all fronts. Or so it would seem. The UN, the US and China have all chipped in, to make the...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Karnataka: Great for Indian democracy but not for Hasina 

The post poll developments in the southern state of Karnataka doubtlessly augurs well for Indian democracy. The Supreme Court's bold verdict in restricting the time given to BJP, the single...

INDIA: PAKISTAN’S SHELLING KILLS COUPLE, SOLDIER IN KASHMIR

Pakistani soldiers targeted Indian paramilitary posts and villages along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing a husband and wife and a soldier, Indian officials said Friday. The cross-border...

US LEGISLATION IMPLICATES MYANMAR’S SENIOR ARMY OFFICERS

US House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a legislation holding senior Myanmar military officials accountable for mass atrocities against the Rohingya. The BURMA Act (HR 5819) also urged the Myanmar government to...

UNHRC adopts draft report on Bangladesh

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has adopted the draft report on the human rights review of Bangladesh, with recommendations on taking steps to halt forced disappearance, extra judicial...

China hails Pakistan Army’s role in CPEC security

Vice chairman of Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) General Zhang Youxia called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Thursday...

1.9 million Afghans register to vote ahead of elections

Officials from the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Thursday said that recent data shows over 1.9 million people across Afghanistan have registered their names to vote ahead...

Maldives a friend, we share close ties, says Indian Navy

The Indian Navy continues to maintain very good relations with Maldives, Vice Admiral M S Pawar, chief of staff, Eastern Naval Command, said on Thursday in response to a...

Myanmar Rohingya face prolonged stay in Bangladesh, warns ICG

Donors need to plan for the “tragic reality” that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh won’t be coming home any time soon, says think-tank. It was “imperative” to find sustainable solutions for...

We are battling terrorists: Pakistan Army

A spanking new complex with 1,300 shops in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, is waiting to be handed over as new hospitals, water supply schemes and micro-hydel...

We are battling terrorists: Pakistan Army

A spanking new complex with 1,300 shops in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, is waiting to be handed over as new hospitals, water supply schemes and micro-hydel...

UML, Maoist Center merge to form Nepal Communist Party

The CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center), two communist parties leading a coalition government at the center and six of the seven provinces, have officially become one, in a...

Bhutan’s happiness faces growing pains of development

When the World Health Organization recently named and shamed the world’s most polluted cities, it contained a notable surprise. Pasakha, a industrial town in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan,...

Pakistan seeks JV with Korea to develop defence products

Pakistan’s   Federal Minister of Defence Production Barrister Usman Ibrahim has said that Pakistan deeply values its relations with Korea, and is willing for Joint Ventures for development of different...

Pakistan seeks JV with Korea to develop defence products

Pakistan’s   Federal Minister of Defence Production Barrister Usman Ibrahim has said that Pakistan deeply values its relations with Korea, and is willing for Joint Ventures for development of different...

India’s anti-aircraft missile deal hits hurdle

A mega deal to procure shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles for the Indian Army has hit controversy after competitors alleged that a Russian system was qualified even though it failed...

Myanmar govt sits by while the army goes on the offensive

After fighting flared in April between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), an insurgent force controlling much of Myanmar’s northern extremes, thousands of civilians fled into...

Myanmar govt sits by while the army goes on the offensive

After fighting flared in April between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), an insurgent force controlling much of Myanmar’s northern extremes, thousands of civilians fled into...

Why the citizenship bill can tear Assam apart

For 30 years, Assam fought armed separatist violence some of which has morphed into more legitimised forms of abuse of power. For half a century, the state’s population has...

Why the citizenship bill can tear Assam apart

For 30 years, Assam fought armed separatist violence some of which has morphed into more legitimised forms of abuse of power. For half a century, the state’s population has...