Daily Archives: July 27, 2018

The learned and not learned lessons from Afghanistan

While the most regular and most reported feature of life in Afghanistan remains the US ‘war on terror’ and the way this war continues to wreck havoc every now...

BANGLADESH OPPOSITION VOICES CONCERN OVER POLICE ROLE IN LOCAL POLLS

The BNP is now more worried about the role of police than about its archrival Awami League in Monday's three city corporation polls. Its leaders allege that law enforcers have...

AFGHAN PEACE ACTIVISTS CALL ON IRAN TO HELP WITH PEACE EFFORTS

The People’s Peace Movement have moved their sit in protest to the Iranian embassy in Kabul and called on the people of Iran to put pressure on their government...

INDIA DENIES ANY CHANGE AT DOKLAM

Responding to the comments by a U.S. official during a U.S. Congressional hearing that China has quietly resumed its activities in the Doklam area, India said on Thursday that...

PAKISTAN ELECTIONS: PARTY HEADS, BIGWIGS HUMBLED IN STRONGHOLDS

Amid allegations of rigging by various political parties, the 11th general election in the country on Wednesday produced some surprising results as a number of political heavyweights and seasoned...

US hopeful of fair, inclusive polls in Bangladesh

Outgoing US Ambassador in Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat on Thursday hoped that elections in the city corporations and national one will be held in a “free, fair, credible and inclusive”...

China defense minister to visit India in latest rapprochement

Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe has accepted an invitation to visit India and plans to do so by the end of this year, China said on Thursday, as a...

Bhutan’s lower house to dissolve for general election

The National Assembly of Bhutan, the country's lower house of bicameral Parliament, will dissolve on Aug. 1, 2018 to make way for the general election. The house, consists of 32...

Nepal holds first digital Cabinet meeting

Nepal government on Thursday held its first digital Cabinet meeting at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Thursday. The digital Cabinet meet was part of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s commitment...

Military MP threatens to assault journalists in parliament

A military appointed lawmaker swore at and threatened to assault journalists who were taking photographs and videotaping in the Parliament building in Naypyitaw on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from the...

India to help Bangladesh in warship design

Garden Reach Ship Builders (GRSE) of Kolkata, a defence public sector undertaking, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khulna Shipyard Limited (KSY) of Bangladesh to help the...

Pakistan, Oman discuss defence cooperation

Pakistan and Oman have discussed various avenues of defence collaboration between the two countries. According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, these avenues were discussed in separate meetings of Chief...

Pakistan, Oman discuss defence cooperation

Pakistan and Oman have discussed various avenues of defence collaboration between the two countries. According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, these avenues were discussed in separate meetings of Chief...

India to help Bangladesh in warship design

Garden Reach Ship Builders (GRSE) of Kolkata, a defence public sector undertaking, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khulna Shipyard Limited (KSY) of Bangladesh to help the...

Political stability badly needed for Pakistani development

Pakistanis voted for a new government Wednesday in an election marred by allegations of fraud and a series of deadly attacks. Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) declared...

UK urges India to allow human rights official to visit Jammu and Kashmir

The Theresa May government on Monday reiterated its position that the Shimla Agreement should be the basis for talks between India and Pakistan, but said it “encourages” both countries...

Five things Imran Khan said about India

On Kashmir "Kashmir remains our biggest contention. It is unfortunate that Kashmir, which is the core issue between the two countries, has suffered immense human rights violations at the hands...

China resumes activities in Doklam; neither Bhutan nor India seek to dissuade it, says...

China has quietly resumed its activities in the Doklam area and neither Bhutan nor India has sought to dissuade it, a top US official has said while comparing Beijing’s...

Nepal-China team to build cross-border power line

Nepal and China have formed a joint technical team to expedite the construction of the first ever cross-border transmission line. The 400 kV trans-Himalayan power line will link Rasuwagadhi...

Pakistan’s incoming captain must steady the ship

Where does Pakistan go from here? With his party taking pole position in Wednesday’s violence-riddled elections, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is set to become the nation’s 19th elected prime minister with...

Chinese minister visits Bhutan in first high-level interaction since Doklam standoff

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou was in Bhutan this week for a two-day visit, marking the highest-level Chinese diplomatic interaction with the Bhutanese government since last year’s standoff...