Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

BJP WIN IN 2019 WILL LEAD TO CREATION OF “HINDU PAKISTAN”: SHASHI THAROOR

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that if the BJP is re-elected in the 2019 national elections, rights of minorities would be trampled, making India a "Hindu Pakistan". The...

TRUMP ELEVATES HALE TO ACHIEVE HIS AFGHAN GOALS

US President Donald Trump, who wants Pakistan to support his Afghan policy, is elevating his Islamabad envoy to a position that will give the diplomat a greater say in...

TIME FOR INT’L COMMUNITY TO COME FORWARD FOR ROHINGYAS

The military junta in Myanmar has not only snatched away the citizenship of the Rohingyas in the country’s Rakhine state, but has been perpetuating killing and torture against them...

INDIA BARS BRITISH MP FROM HOLDING PRESSER TO DEFEND KHALEDA ZIA, LAWMAKER SENT BACK...

British parliamentarian and top lawyer Lord Alexander Carlile was sent back from the Delhi Airport by authorities as soon as his flight landed at the facility on Wednesday. Carlile,...

BD unveils $5.8 billion energy investment, 2 JV’s with General Electric

 Bangladesh announced two major energy deals on Wednesday, with a total $5.8 billion investment, two involving U.S. firm General Electric (GE.N). Nearly 30 percent of Bangladesh’s population do not have...

Pakistan’s Space Programme is far better than that of India: Experts

Nuclear Expert, Dr. Nauman Sattar Tuesday said that Pakistan has become one of the few countries to have its own remote sensing satellite in orbit. Talking to Radio Pakistan, he...

INS Sumitra enters Indonesia’s Sabang Port

Indian naval ship INS Sumitra on Tuesday became the first-ever warship to enter port of Sabang in Indonesia. "INS Sumitra today became the first warship to enter Port of Sabang....

Sri Lanka will hang drug dealers, promises to replicate Philippines ‘success’

Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it would start hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment as officials promised to “replicate the success” of the Philippines drug...

Britain to almost double troops in Afghanistan after U.S. request

The British government is planning to almost double the number of its troops in Afghanistan after a request from U.S. President Donald Trump for reinforcements to help tackle the...

India to help BD produce films on PM Hasina, her father Mujib before polls

India has decided to join hands with the Bangladeshi government to produce a documentary on the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, months before she and her Awami League Party...

India to propose to Bangladesh single high border fences with anti-cut, anti-climb properties

India has decided to propose to Bangladesh “single line high fences with anti-cut, anti-climb properties” along the border areas which have yet to be fenced. Nearly 300 villages, which...

A study quantifies the sharp retreat of Indian democracy since Modi’s election

Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India in May 2014. For more than a decade before that, he had the image of a Right-wing strongman and his election...

A study quantifies the sharp retreat of Indian democracy since Modi’s election

Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India in May 2014. For more than a decade before that, he had the image of a Right-wing strongman and his election...

Peace in Afghanistan more elusive as Taliban shrug off talks

With the Taliban shrugging off the Afghan government’s latest offers of a cease-fire and negotiations, peace seems as elusive as it has been for decades in this war-battered country,...

Fear of being classed a ‘foreigner’ spurring suicides in Assam

The fear of being listed as a “doubtful voter” – common in border villages in the state of Assam in northeast India – has led at least five people...

Fear of being classed a ‘foreigner’ spurring suicides in Assam

The fear of being listed as a “doubtful voter” – common in border villages in the state of Assam in northeast India – has led at least five people...

US has no plans to review its strategy on Afghanistan: White House

The US administration has no plans to overhaul key elements of its military and political strategy of normalizing situation in Afghanistan, a National Security Council spokesperson told TASS, commenting...

India building new frontline airbase near border with Pakistan

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has begun constructing a ‘forward’ airbase in the western Indian state of Gujarat to counter a similar facility located across the border in Pakistan’s...

China, Nepal to boost military cooperation

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe met with Nepalese Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri on Wednesday in Beijing. "China and Nepal are traditionally friendly...

Two years after Burhan Wani, India losing control over Kashmir

Two years after the popular rebel commander Burhan Wani was killed by Indian government forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Kashmir Valley has changed in many ways –...

China, Nepal to boost military cooperation

Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe met with Nepalese Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri on Wednesday in Beijing. "China and Nepal are traditionally friendly...