Daily Archives: June 26, 2018

Pakistan’s general election brings the opposition to power, only to find a bumpy road...

As we write this piece, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehree-i-Insaaf (PTI) (Pakistan Justice Party) is the leading party, only a bat’s swing away from forming its first ever federal government,leaving...

CANADA FALLS IN LINE WITH EU SANCTIONS ON MYANMAR MILITARY

Canada on Monday announced sanctions in coordination with the European Union against seven senior Myanmar officials over the Rohingya crisis, accusing them of human rights violations including killings and...

KHALEDA’S BAIL IN CUMILLA ARSON CASE UPHELD

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order. The SC also ordered to dispose the maintainability of the petition within seven...

“ALL-TIME HIGH” THREAT TO PM, AGENCIES ADVISE AGAINST ROAD SHOWS: SOURCES

Sending out a warning to states about an "all-time high" threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the home ministry has put out rules in which no one can come...

Pakistan on road to re-emergence, says new envoy to US

In his first public appearance on Saturday night, Pakistan’s new US ambassador Ali Jahangir Siddiqui urged all members of the Pakistani community living in the United States to participate...

India’s home minister to visit Bangladesh to discuss anti-terror cooperation

Anti-terror cooperation and ways to check radicalisation of youths will be high on the agenda during Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Bangladesh next month, officials said Monday. During the...

Parliament Tuesday session concludes in six minutes!

Maldives parliament that resumed on Monday after months long hiatus concluded well under six minutes. Monday's sitting for parliamentarians had amendments to various bills related to local elections tabled for...

Taliban rejects pleas by Afghan elders for a ceasefire extension

The Taliban on Monday rejected pleas by Afghan elders and activists for an extension of this month’s ceasefire and said they amounted to a call for surrender to foreign...

AIIB bullish on Bangladesh

Bangladesh is progressively becoming one of the more important countries for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, with the China-led multilateral lender looking to bankroll energy and transport projects in...

Assam likely to miss June 30 deadline for publication of remaining draft of NRC

India’s Assam state is likely to miss the June 30 deadline for publication of remaining draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC). Owing to first wave of floods NRC work...

India’s standoff with Maldives hits Indian Ocean ambitions

India’s efforts to firm up strategic, political and military ties with Indian Ocean region states to counter China’s growing naval presence in the area have hit a number of...

India seeks $2.4 billion from China-based AIIB

Faced with the major challenge of raising cheap loans worth $4.5 trillion for infrastructure projects, India has sought $2.4 billion from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for nine...

India, Seychelles revive talks on naval base at Assumption Island

India has announced a $100 million soft loan to the Seychelles for defense as the two countries agreed to revive talks on the delayed Assumption Island project. Indian Prime...

India, Seychelles revive talks on naval base at Assumption Island

India has announced a $100 million soft loan to the Seychelles for defense as the two countries agreed to revive talks on the delayed Assumption Island project. Indian Prime...

Indian Navy chief in Dhaka: Defence ties, new areas for naval cooperation in focus

Amidst growing influence of China on Bangladesh, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has landed in Dhaka on a five-day "goodwill visit". Militaries of both the countries have been maintaining...

Rejecting the saffron narrative

Rejecting the Indian narrative blaming Pakistan for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, German-Jewish author Elias Davidsson published a book in April 2017 called The Betrayal of India: Revisiting the 26/11...

EU sanctions Myanmar generals over Rohingya; Myanmar says two are fired

The European Union imposed sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar on Monday, including the general in charge of an operation accused of driving more than 700,000 Rohingya...

EU sanctions Myanmar generals over Rohingya; Myanmar says two are fired

The European Union imposed sanctions on seven senior military officials from Myanmar on Monday, including the general in charge of an operation accused of driving more than 700,000 Rohingya...

As India-Nepal ties suffer, China gets ready to fill the vacuum

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli’s repeated assertion that Nepal seeks a balance between a distant China and next-door neighbour India, is a significant signal of how fast the power...

As India-Nepal ties suffer, China gets ready to fill the vacuum

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli’s repeated assertion that Nepal seeks a balance between a distant China and next-door neighbour India, is a significant signal of how fast the power...

India employs military diplomacy, cultural outreach to offset Chinese offensive in Sri Lanka

In order to step up military cooperation between the two countries, India is hosting Sri Lankan military personnel and their families at the Buddhist religious site at Bodh Gaya...