Daily Archives: July 7, 2018

India’s lingering BRICS dilemma

With the world’s almost two-third of the total wealth to be concentrated in Asia in coming decades, any multilateral grouping, such as BRICS, which involves Asian economies in a...

RESTRICTIONS IN PARTS OF KASHMIR AHEAD OF BURHAN WANI’S DEATH ANNIVERSARY

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Kashmir on Saturday as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order on the eve of the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen...

Myanmar appoints military attaché to Israel

Myanmar has appointed a military attaché to Israel. According to Israel’s KAN Radio, a delegation of senior officials from Myanmar is in Israel and met with Communications Minister Ayoob...

The new trade order

Since the start of the year, U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at allies and adversaries alike on trade. Often, as with India, the U.S. has pushed for...

SHASHI THAROOR APPEARS IN COURT IN SUNANDA PUSHKAR DEATH CASE

Shashi Tharoor has appeared in court in connection with the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appeared before a court in Delhi today in connection...

CHINA, MYANMAR TO DEEPEN LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECURITY COOPERATION

Chinese State Councilor Zhao Kezhi and Myanmar's Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe co-chaired the sixth China-Myanmar ministerial meeting on law enforcement and security cooperation in Beijing this week. Zhao,...

2020 TO BE CELEBRATED AS ‘MUJIB YEAR’: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday announced to celebrate the year of 2020 as the 'Mujib Year' across the country to mark the birth centenary of father of the...

EX-Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison on corruption charges

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison by a corruption court in Islamabad Friday, lawyers said, dealing a serious blow to...

Is India’s foreign policy adrift?

The National Democratic Alliance government has severely tripped on the first principle of Indian foreign policy, which is finessing the ‘big powers’ dynamic. This means that equilibrium must be...

BD eyes cooperation with China to develop more economic zones, high tech parks

Bangladesh expects more cooperation with China to develop more economic zones and high tech parks in the country. Top government officials, among others, at a workshop on Thursday in capital...

Malaysia won’t deport Zakir Naik, says PM Mahathir

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday, Zakir Naik — a Indian Islamic preacher wanted in India for his alleged terror-related activities and hate speech — will not...

Maldives remains evasive on deployment of India’s Dornier

The Maldives remains evasive on the issue of proposed Letter of Exchange (LoE) essential for deployment of India's Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft in the archipelago. This had led to...

Myanmar appoints military attaché to Israel

Myanmar has appointed a military attaché to Israel. According to Israel’s KAN Radio, a delegation of senior officials from Myanmar is in Israel and met with Communications Minister Ayoob...

SHARIFS’ TRIAL ENDS, TRIBULATIONS BEGIN

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was awarded 10 years in prison by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference on Friday, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her...

Pakistan played role in Afghanistan’s Eid cease-fire

Pakistan played a key role in the June cease-fire Afghanistan made with the Taliban designed to allow the country to celebrate the holy festival of Eid peacefully, Afghanistan’s ambassador...

Pakistan played role in Afghanistan’s Eid cease-fire

Pakistan played a key role in the June cease-fire Afghanistan made with the Taliban designed to allow the country to celebrate the holy festival of Eid peacefully, Afghanistan’s ambassador...

Sri Lanka under no pressure to deliver port’s management to Chinese firm: PM

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has denied allegations which appeared in a recent New York Times report about Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka, stating Colombo was never...

Indian PM holds talks with Bhutanese counterpart, discuss strategic issues

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay held talks, during which defence, security and strategic cooperation between the two neighbouring countries were discussed. Prime Minister Tobgay,...

Russia offers cost-effective proposal to build next-gen submarines in India

Russia has offered to jointly construct and develop a nuclear submarine in India, in a proposal that could provide a big relief to the funds-starved Indian Navy. "The Russian side...

Russia offers cost-effective proposal to build next-gen submarines in India

Russia has offered to jointly construct and develop a nuclear submarine in India, in a proposal that could provide a big relief to the funds-starved Indian Navy. "The Russian side...

India, China revive talks to set up a military hotline

India and China have revived talks to establish a hotline telephone link between their militaries. The proposal, first made in 2012, was nearly agreed to in April 2016 during...