Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

ANOTHER DIPLOMATIC DILEMMA OVER ROHINGYAS

Bangladesh is facing yet another diplomatic dilemma over the issue of Rohingya refugees. The repatriation of the refugees back to their homeland in Myanmar has not taken off ground....

HC TO HEAR WRIT ON MPS’ OATH LEGALITY JAN 31

High Court on Monday set January 31 for hearing a writ petition that challenged the legality of 300 members of parliament holding office before the expiry of tenure of...

BLAST TARGETS AFGHAN FORCES BASE IN WARDAK

A suicide car bomb explosion happened close to an Afghan Special Forces’ base in Maidan Shahr, capital of Wardak province, on Monday morning, local officials confirmed. The incident happened at...

WON’T ALLOW PM, SUMANTHIRAN TO IMPLEMENT DECISIONS TAKEN ON THE SLY: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday vowed not to allow Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran to implement decisions taken by them surreptitiously that would harm the...

PM IMRAN TO LEAVE FOR QATAR TODAY

Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar on Monday. The premier is travelling on the invitation of Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hammad al...

PNB FRAUD: MEHUL CHOKSI GIVES UP INDIAN CITIZENSHIP, SURRENDERS PASSPORT

Absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship and surrendered his passport to the Antiguan government where he had been taking refuge for more than a year....

GHANI SEEKS RE-ELECTION AS HE FACES QUESTIONS ON HIS LEGACY

President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday officially entered the race for July 20 presidential elections, setting up a rematch following 2014 presidential elections marred by...

Modi’s populism could turn India into another Philippines or Argentina

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, doesn’t have much in common with the leader of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte. At least not in terms of their leadership tactics. Look below...

US ready to �address legitimate concerns’ on Afghan peace

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, who visited Kabul on a multi-nation trip last week, says US wants peace in Afghanistan as he mentioned that he is...

Fresh ARSA attack injured six police officers: Myanmar govt

Six policemen, including one police colonel, were wounded during an ambush by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Wednesday in northern Rakhine State, according to an announcement on...

Peace in Afghanistan is vital for regional peace, Pak army chief tells US delegation

A US delegation led by General Joseph L. Votel, Commander US CENTCOM called on Chief of Army Staff( COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday. According to a press release...

China to provide RMB 500m to Bangladesh; deal signed

China will provide grant assistance of RMB 500 million or approximately $72.57 million to Bangladesh under an agreement on economic and technical cooperation between Bangladesh and China. The grant shall...

New government in Bangladesh: Implications for China-Bangladesh relations

The People’s Republic of China is one of the earliest countries to congratulate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her landslide victory by securing two-third majority

�Kashmiri body bags sell well in India for gaining votes’

Fighting in the disputed territory of Kashmir has intensified since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 amid rising attacks by Hindu hardliners against minorities in...

Endgame in Afghanistan

The endgame in Afghanistan is evolving rapidly. Expectations of an end to America’s long military adventure in Afghanistan have unleashed multiple moves to shape the country’s future. Current diplomacy may...

Future of Maldives ruling coalition into doubt

The Maldivian Democratic Party-led coalition appears to be on the verge of collapse after Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim announced he was open to talks with other parties to...

No Indo-Pak dialogue but diplomatic engagement still on

There may not be any substantive dialogue between India and Pakistan at the moment but both governments are working to ensure there isn't a complete breakdown of diplomatic engagement...

Afghanistan braces for rematch between political rivals

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday registered to run for president later this year, setting up a rematch after a bitterly disputed 2014 vote...

India’s Citizenship Bill may not help many Bangladeshi nationals

Only a small number Bangladeshi nationals are likely to benefit from the Citizenship Amendment Bill, as fewer than 200 people from the neighbouring country have so far availed the...

Pakistan to buy ammunitions for Howitzer guns from Italy

Pakistani army has decided to buy huge amounts of ammunition from abroad. Pakistan has inked a deal with Italy to purchase nearly one lakh shells for its Howitzer guns....

Over 50% of Rs 59,000 crore Rafale price already paid amid political slugfest

India has already paid more than half of the Rs 59,000 crore owed to France under the contract inked in 2016 for the 36 Rafale fighter jets, which will...