Daily Archives: May 30, 2018

Myanmar launches renewed war on corruption

Myanmar’s government has declared war against corruption amid increased political turmoil involving several ministers. Already the anti-corruption committee’s investigations have taken their toll, with two heads rolling in recent...

INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER PANKAJ SARAN NAMED DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

Bureaucrat Pankaj Saran was on Tuesday appointed deputy national security adviser for a period of two years, PTI reported. Presently, he is the Indian ambassador to Russia. Before his deputation...

MYANMAR AND ISRAEL SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

Israel and Myanmar signed a cooperation agreement in the field of education on Monday, Israel’s Haaretz has reported. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely tweeted the news of the signing...

EX-PRESIDENT B CHY DEMANDS NATIONAL GOVT FOR FIVE YEARS

Former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury has demanded formation of a 'national government' inducting 'mature brains' into the cabinet for five years for the sake of peace, public security and...

PAKISTAN, INDIA AGREE TO RESTORE LOC CEASEFIRE

In a rare positive development, Pakistan and India agreed on Tuesday to restore cease­fire on the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary (WB) whose violation has left over...

Bangladesh, India ocean scientists to work together

Ocean research scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) would get an opportunity to work together with Bangladesh Oceanographic Research Institute (BORI) in areas where work has not...

1st section of CPEC’s largest superhighway inaugurated in Pakistan’s Punjab

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on May 26, inaugurated the first section of the 392-km Multan-Sukkur Motorway, the largest transportation infrastructure project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

Violence against Afghan women carried out with impunity: UN

The United Nations issued a blistering report on Tuesday (May 29) accusing the Afghan state of violating women's rights by failing to prosecute criminal violence against them, underscoring widespread...

Nepal calls Sushma’s statement on Janakpur ‘unfortunate’

Nepal on Tuesday said that a statement made by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Janakpur was "unfortunate". Addressing a press briefing in New Delhi on Monday, Sushma Swaraj...

Myanmar continues Rohingya ethnic cleansing, says US

The Trump administration says ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has not stopped despite growing condemnation from the international community. In November, the United States declared that violence against...

The dilemma of the promise of abolishing Lanka’s Executive Presidency

The abolition of the Executive Presidency in Sri Lanka has been promised by all political leaders and Presidents since Chandrika Kumaratunga contested the Presidency in 1994. Mahinda Rajapaksa, who followed...

Controversy as Indian electronic voting machines malfunction

Malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) have again marred elections in India and raised question about the reliability of the devices. Election Commission (EC) officials blamed heat waves for affecting the...

Pakistan, India agree to restore 2003 ceasefire

In an unexpected development, Pakistan and India on Tuesday agreed to restore the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, suggesting a new...

Top India minister Swaraj explains Maldives no-show

India’s external affairs minister has not visited the Maldives despite receiving four letters from the country’s foreign minister, a news conference heard Monday. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told...

Pakistan to export six light armoured vehicles to Bahrain

The defence production sector of Pakistan has signed a deal to export locally manufactured light armoured vehicles called ‘Interceptor’ to Bahrain. Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) — a defence industrial complex...

Pakistan to export six light armoured vehicles to Bahrain

The defence production sector of Pakistan has signed a deal to export locally manufactured light armoured vehicles called ‘Interceptor’ to Bahrain. Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) — a defence industrial complex...

India’s purchase of Russian S-400 to curb military cooperation: US

The US has serious concerns about India’s plans to buy the S-400 air defence system from Russia as it will inhibit ability of militaries from the two nations to...

Missing in the Modi, Mamata discussions with Hasina: Rohingya refugees, Teesta treaty

Sheikh Hasina attended the Visva Bharati University’s convocation on May 25 and received an honorary degree from Kavi Nazrul University in Asansol on May 26. Over the two days...

Pakistan’s ex-spy master throws up the idea of a South Asian Confederation

In the book titled The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace, authored by Pakistani intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani, RAW chief Amarjit Singh Dulat and...

All about the Russian missiles India is eyeing to neutralise Pakistani, Chinese aerial threats

India's decision to augment its air defence with the Russian S-400 Triumf missile system (NATO code: SA-21 Growler) can change the entire military dynamics of the subcontinent. The S-400...

All about the Russian missiles India is eyeing to neutralise Pakistani, Chinese aerial threats

India's decision to augment its air defence with the Russian S-400 Triumf missile system (NATO code: SA-21 Growler) can change the entire military dynamics of the subcontinent. The S-400...