Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Divergence with the US brings Pakistan & Iran closer, but not close enough

Notwithstanding the not-so-warm past, the fact that Iran’s foreign minister is the first foreign dignitary to visit the newly established government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) itself signifies the shifting...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Pillar to post and an uncertain future for 4 million

Few among the 4 million residents of Assam whose names have been excluded in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens are able to take it easy. BJP...

EAST WEST STUDENTS, POLICE CLASH

Students of East West University and police engaged in several chases and counter chases in Aftabnagar in the capital on Monday at around 12:00pm. Police fired teargas at the students...

UN URGENTLY CALLS UPON ALL TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE ON ROADS

The United Nations (UN) on Sunday urgently called upon all parties to keep everyone - including children and young people - safe on the roads and safe from any...

NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY’ ATTACKS ON PROTESTERS: US EMBASSY

The US embassy in Dhaka on Sunday said “nothing can justify the brutal attacks and violence” over the weekend against the thousands of young people who have been peacefully...

PHOTOGRAPHER SHAHIDUL TAKEN TO DB OFFICE

Photographer Shahidul Alam has been taken to the police’s Detective Branch (DB) office on Minto Road for interrogation about the ongoing student protest demanding safe roads in the capital,...

JAMMU: MILITANT ARRESTED WITH 8 GRENADES

The Jammu police claimed to have foiled an Independence Day terror plot with the arrest of a militant who was found in possession of eight grenades. The police said terrorists were...

HAVE TO PUSH OUT EVERY BANGLADESHI INFILTRATOR FROM INDIA: AMIT SHAH

BJP chief Amit Shah today dared the Congress to clear its stand on the amended OBC bill when it is taken up in the Rajya Sabha, saying it will...

PTI TO NOMINATE IMRAN KHAN AS PRIME MINISTER TODAY

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentary committee meets here on Monday (today) to nominate party chairman Imran Khan asprime minister. The parliamentary committee is also expected to decide the names of federal...

US Ambassador’s motorcade attacked in Bangladesh

The United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat came under attack in Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Before the attack, Marcia was attending the residence of Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of the civil...

Pakistan ready to play positive role in Saudi-Iran ties

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Saturday said Pakistan was prepared to play a constructive and positive role between Saudi Arabia and Iran. He stated this during...

Armies of India, Thailand to commence Exercise Maitree

In an effort to foster a spirit of friendship and take defence ties to a new level, Armies of India and Thailand to start joint exercise “Maitree 2018” from...

Maldives military on alert over national security threat

Maldives military is on high alert after credible reports of an imminent threat to national security, defence minister Adam Shareef Umar said Saturday. The defence minister in a post on...

Suicide bomber kills three Czech soldiers on NATO patrol in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed three Czech soldiers who were on a NATO foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, an attack claimed by the Taliban. One U.S. and...

‘Pak army will accept a negotiated solution on Kashmir’

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri served as foreign minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007. A career politician, Kasuri helped draft a bilateral agreement that could have ended the animosity between...

Unrest in Bangladesh as student road safety protests turn violent

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed...

India seeks to resolve differences during Chinese Defence Minister’s visit

India and China will attempt to resolve differences in setting up of a hotline soon between the Armies of the two countries, during Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe’s upcoming...

Sri Lankan gov’t reworking MoU on Hambantota airport deal with India

The Sri Lankan government is reworking on the draft of a memorandum of understanding to hand over the management of Mattala Rajapaksha International Airport at Hambantota to Indian airport...

Railway project: Nepal, China to discuss report in 3rd week of Aug

Officials from Nepal and China are set to meet in Xian, the starting point of Silk Road situated in the capital of Shaanxi Province, in the third week of...

China building cutting-edge rockets for high altitude locations, could be deployed on India border

China is building rockets for its artillery units that will be propelled by “electromagnetic catapult” technology and can be used at high altitude locations in the Tibet Autonomous Region...

China building cutting-edge rockets for high altitude locations, could be deployed on India border

China is building rockets for its artillery units that will be propelled by “electromagnetic catapult” technology and can be used at high altitude locations in the Tibet Autonomous Region...