Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Bangladesh in UN Peace Mission: 30 years of success

Bangladesh has been a long-standing contributor to UN Peace Keeping missions across the globe kicking off their involvement way back in 1988. In the past thirty years, thousands of young...

The Nepal test: Can communism become democratic?

A long-standing international question as to whether communism can reform itself to coexist with democracy has resurfaced with the emergence of the Himalayan state of Nepal as the world’s...

Bangladesh rights group demands judicial enquiry into ‘gunfights’

Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a rights organisation, today demanded judicial enquiry into all the so-called gunfight incidents including the killing of Teknaf ward councillor Akramul Haque. It also demanded...

Pakistan security forces kill 6 ‘terrorists’, repulse attacks from across Afghan border

Security forces repulsed terrorist attacks from across the Pak-Afghan border, killing a total of six "terrorists" in two separates areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

Myanmar, China to ink bilateral agreement on border trade

Myanmar and the government of Yunnan, China will sign a bilateral trade agreement when U Than Myint, Minister of Commerce, visits the Kunming Trade Fair this month. The agreement, once...

Madhes-based party joins Nepal govt, giving coalition over two-thirds majority

Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli has inducted two leaders of the Federal Socialist Forum, the largest Madhes-based party, into his Cabinet, securing the party’s support in Parliament, where...

Nearly half of Afghan children are not in school

Nearly half of Afghanistan's children are not attending school because of war, poverty and other factors, a new report showed Sunday (June 3). The study, released by the Education Ministry...

Bhutan proposes to graduate from LDC in 2023

Bhutan has requested the United Nations to consider its graduation from Least Developed Countries (LDC) in 2023 instead of 2021 stating that it is in the country’s interest to...

Deal with Russia to buy 200 Kamov military helicopters to be sealed by October

The government is all set to conclude a multi-billion dollar deal by October to procure 200 Kamov Ka-226T attack helicopters through a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and state-run...

Deal with Russia to buy 200 Kamov military helicopters to be sealed by October

The government is all set to conclude a multi-billion dollar deal by October to procure 200 Kamov Ka-226T attack helicopters through a joint venture between Russian Helicopters and state-run...

India to send Sukhois, C-17 aircraft for multi-lateral exercise in Australia

India may have rebuffed Australia’s proposal to join the annual trilateral Malabar naval wargames it holds with the US and Japan but will be dispatching four Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets...

India develops major-power diplomacy as Trump tears up status quo

The Indian prime minister's multifaceted diplomatic drive comes as the unilateralism of U.S. President Donald Trump upsets many of the subtle balances in the Middle East and in the...

India develops major-power diplomacy as Trump tears up status quo

The Indian prime minister's multifaceted diplomatic drive comes as the unilateralism of U.S. President Donald Trump upsets many of the subtle balances in the Middle East and in the...

Russia experts dominate India’s national security scene

The appointment of Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) -- a strong Russia hand -- reflects the growing number of Russophiles in the...

Russia experts dominate India’s national security scene

The appointment of Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) -- a strong Russia hand -- reflects the growing number of Russophiles in the...

China welcomes PM Modi’s ‘positive’ remarks in Singapore

China has welcomed as “positive” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks at a Singapore forum that India-China cooperation is good for the world’s future. Delivering the keynote address at the 17th...

China welcomes PM Modi’s ‘positive’ remarks in Singapore

China has welcomed as “positive” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks at a Singapore forum that India-China cooperation is good for the world’s future. Delivering the keynote address at the 17th...

China’s Buddhist diplomacy in Sri Lanka: The motorway to enlightenment?

For those who understand the Chinese brand of engagement in Sri Lanka, new initiatives such as the recent US$1.1 billion loan Beijing gave to the island nation to build...

China’s Buddhist diplomacy in Sri Lanka: The motorway to enlightenment?

For those who understand the Chinese brand of engagement in Sri Lanka, new initiatives such as the recent US$1.1 billion loan Beijing gave to the island nation to build...

Bangladesh and nuclear power: Significance for India

The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh has the potential to re-energise India-Russia cooperation and significantly enhance India’s geopolitical clout and standing in the nuclear community. The RNPP (whose...

India mulls constructing border road, barbed fence along Bhutan border

Despite the “cordial relations”, New Delhi is seriously working on initiating a number of “strict security regulations” along India’s 699-km long “open border” with Bhutan. Sources in the Ministry of...
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