Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

IMCTC commander Raheel Sharif, Pakistani officials discuss defence cooperation

Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition military commander General Raheel Sharif welcomed a delegation of Pakistan in Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday. The Pakistani team was headed by the Secretary Defense,...

KASHMIR IN LOCKDOWN ON WANI ANNIVERSARY

Police and Indian soldiers fanned out across much of India-held Kashmir to enforce a security lockdown on Sunday as leaders and activists opposing Indian rule called for a shutdown...

ELECTIONEERING PICKS UP STEAM, FINALLY

The electioneering for the July 25 elections has finally started to gain momentum as heads of some big parties spent a busy Sunday outside their hometowns addressing gatherings at...

LITTLE CHANCE OF MYANMAR ICC TRIAL: YANGHEE LEE

A top UN rights expert said Rohingya were still being persecuted inside Myanmar but warned there is little chance perpetrators will end up in the dock because they are...

MYANMAR COURT TO RULE ON WHETHER TO CHARGE JAILED REUTERS REPORTERS

A Myanmar court will rule on Monday on whether to charge two Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret documents, a decision that could either see them freed after nearly...

Zakir Naik will never get access to Bangladesh, says PM Hasina’s aide

Promising full cooperation in India's quest to bring controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik back to the country, a close aide of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sunday that...

Modi’s remarks at my farewell considered departure from accepted practice, says Former vice-president

Hamid Ansari, former vice-president on India, on Saturday said that prime minister Narendra Modi’s remarks at his farewell, about a year ago, were a departure from accepted practices. “The...

US service member killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

The US-led coalition headquarters in Kabul has confirmed that a US service member has been killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan. A statement issued by the Resolute...

Indian warship INS Trikand reaches Sri Lanka in goodwill visit

India's latest frontline warship INS Trikand has reached Sri Lanka in a goodwill visit, authorities here said Monday. The Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially welcomed the state-of-the-art warship in accordance with...

Zakir Naik meets Malaysian PM, ruling party defends move not to deport him

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, and a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government's...

India has taken a quantum jump in wrong direction since 2014, says Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen Sunday criticised the BJP-led central government, stating that the country has taken a “quantum jump in the wrong direction” since 2014. “Things...

Myanmar negotiating with Chinese consortium on deep-sea port project in Rakhine state

Myanmar is negotiating with a Chinese consortium to carry out a strategic deep-sea port in Kyaukphyu, western Rakhine state, as part of the planned special economic zone in the...

Nepal rejects UNOPS’ Asia regional office proposal

Nepalese government has rejected a proposal from the United Nations Office for Project Services for establishing its Asia regional office in Nepal. The refusal comes on the heels of its...

India reconsidering 5th generation fighter jet programme with Russia: sources

India has conveyed to Russia its unwillingness to go ahead with the joint development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) primarily due to the high cost involved in the...

India reconsidering 5th generation fighter jet programme with Russia: sources

India has conveyed to Russia its unwillingness to go ahead with the joint development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) primarily due to the high cost involved in the...

Maldivian Coast Guard vessel visits Sri Lanka

Maldivian Coast Guard ship “Huravee” arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (7th July). The ship was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in...

BD’s satellite enables integration of country’s economy with globalised world

Bangladesh joined the space age after a SpaceX rocket carrying a Bangabandhu-1 satellite streaked across Florida’s blue sky on May 11. The country, once disparaged by former secretary of...

BD’s satellite enables integration of country’s economy with globalised world

Bangladesh joined the space age after a SpaceX rocket carrying a Bangabandhu-1 satellite streaked across Florida’s blue sky on May 11. The country, once disparaged by former secretary of...

How a China-Nepal railway could fast-track change in the Himalayan nation and redraw relations...

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli visited Beijing last month on a mission to secure Chinese cash and commitment for his key development priorities. He met President Xi Jinping...

How a China-Nepal railway could fast-track change in the Himalayan nation and redraw relations...

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli visited Beijing last month on a mission to secure Chinese cash and commitment for his key development priorities. He met President Xi Jinping...

Rising tides of intolerance and Hindu extremism in India

In the words of Col. (R) Gurnam Singh, an ex-Indian Army officer and renowned security analyst, “there is a profoundly disquieting myth about Hinduism which has been put about...