Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

STUDENTS CONTINUE PROTEST FOR 5TH DAY

Students of different schools and colleges took to the streets for the 5th consecutive day on Thursday, demanding punishment of those responsible for Sunday’s road accident that killed their...

OWNERS TAKE BUSES OFF DHAKA ROADS, COMMUTERS IN TROUBLE

Transport owners have taken buses off the roads in Dhaka as students expanded their campaign for safe roads. Morning commuters found it difficult to get to work by bus as...

CHECK POINTS COME UP IN MEGHALAYA TO KEEP ASSAM “REJECTS” AT BAY

Fearing an influx of what they are terming as National Register of Citizens (NRC) rejects from Assam into Meghalaya, the Khasi Students' Union (KSU) set up check points along...

SHORTAGE OF OVER 9,000 OFFICERS IN INDIAN ARMED FORCES

The Indian Army, the Navy and Air Force are facing a shortage of more than 9,000 officers, the government said on Wednesday. The Indian Army alone is short of 7,298...

India, China set to intensify dialogue, Defence Minister Fenghe visiting Delhi

India and China are set to exchange a series of high-level visits in the coming weeks as part of their resolve to reset bilateral ties in the aftermath of...

India, China set to intensify dialogue, Defence Minister Fenghe visiting Delhi

India and China are set to exchange a series of high-level visits in the coming weeks as part of their resolve to reset bilateral ties in the aftermath of...

Cover-up claim over Myanmar’s new Rohingya abuse probe

Rights groups say Myanmar's new commission to probe abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine State is the start of a cover-up and designed to muddy the waters rather than...

Cover-up claim over Myanmar’s new Rohingya abuse probe

Rights groups say Myanmar's new commission to probe abuses against the Rohingya in Rakhine State is the start of a cover-up and designed to muddy the waters rather than...

US’s Indo-Pacific plan unveiled with China as key target

In a speech titled “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision” before the US-India Business Council on Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a US$113 million fund to support digital, energy,...

US’s Indo-Pacific plan unveiled with China as key target

In a speech titled “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision” before the US-India Business Council on Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a US$113 million fund to support digital, energy,...

US-Taliban ties a way in Afghanistan to keep out IS and boost trade

Diplomats and businesses are calling on the U.S. to come to a compromise with the Taliban in Afghanistan urgently to keep Islamic State group at bay and also to...

Russia, Pakistan naval cooperation accord causes anxiety in Delhi

In what is causing concern in strategic circles in New Delhi, Russia, the most important defence ally of India, has signed an agreement with Pakistan for naval cooperation. The MoU...

India expresses apprehension over military pact ahead of US delegation’s arrival

A senior fellow of a New Delhi-based think-tank has warned that the COMCASA would restrict India’s defense ties with Russia, invite periodic inspection by the US of Indian weapons...

India expresses apprehension over military pact ahead of US delegation’s arrival

A senior fellow of a New Delhi-based think-tank has warned that the COMCASA would restrict India’s defense ties with Russia, invite periodic inspection by the US of Indian weapons...

Russia, Pakistan naval cooperation accord causes anxiety in Delhi

In what is causing concern in strategic circles in New Delhi, Russia, the most important defence ally of India, has signed an agreement with Pakistan for naval cooperation. The MoU...

Bangladesh-Myanmar Repatriation Working Group to visit Rakhine

A joint Bangladesh-Myanmar working group on repatriation will visit Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August to assess whether conditions are suitable for the safe return of Rohingya refugees, a Bangladeshi...

Pakistan dismisses U.S. concerns about IMF bailout and China

Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed U.S. concerns that any new International Monetary Fund bailout for the South Asian nation would be used to repay Chinese debt as “totally wrong”. Pakistan’s economy...

Trump strategy to exploit Afghan minerals fails: SIGAR

The United States has not increased efforts to exploit Afghanistan’s mineral wealth since the White House unveiled the plan a year ago as a way to offset war costs,...

Bhutan for Life Secretariat Office opened

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji launched the secretariat office for the Bhutan for Life project at the WWF Bhutan office yesterday. The secretariat office will manage...

Going through India’s citizenship test as a Bengali Assamese

At the very beginning, a few important disclosures – I am a Bengali Assamese, an identity I wear with pride; and this is not a political commentary on the...

Shah Mehmood Qureshi set to be foreign minister once again

Pakistan’s latest general elections on 25th of July, 2018 have been a first in many ways. Apart from a new party coming to power for the first time, PTI...