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Bangladesh, Rohingyas »

[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Abdul Aziz in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 26, 2017
Cox’s Bazar: The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) has been repairing the barbed wire fence at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border for the past three days.
On Monday, the BGP members were seen deployed near Ghumdhum, Tumbru and Jolpaitoli border areas in Naikhongchhari upazila.
Locals believe that Myanmar is reinforcing the damaged fence to prevent the Rohingya refugees from returning to their country.
Since the repair started, camps have been set up for construction workers and heavy machinery has also been sighted. Several residents of …

Headline, India, Pakistan »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Times of India, Sept 25, 2017
NEW DELHI: In its zeal to rebuff India’s scathing indictment of Islamabad’s terror policy, Pakistan only managed to embarrass itself at the UN as it displayed a wrong picture of a purported Kashmiri pellet gun victim.
The photograph flashed by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, turned out to be that of a 17-year-old Palestinian girl, Rawya Abu Joma, who was injured in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza in 2014. Pakistan was attempting to get back at foreign minister Sushma Swaraj …

Headline, PAK SCENE – TERRORISM, pakistan- nuclear blackmail, Talibanisation »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sachin Parashar in The Times of India, Sept 25, 2017
NEW DELHI: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last week yet again flaunted+ his country’s tactical or nonstrategic nuclear weapons, saying they were meant to deter the Indian Army’s ‘cold start’ doctrine.
While Abbasi declared that Pakistan’s nuclear assets, including the tactical nukes, were under a robust command-and-control system, the short-range weapons meant to be used early in a conventional conflict with India are vulnerable to accidents and risk of landing up with terrorists.
According to a recent report by the Federation …

China »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua Published: 2017/9/23 11:10:52
Xiang Junbo, former chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for corruption and violating the Party’s code of conduct.
Xiang acted against the Party’s eight-point frugality code, attended lavish banquets, and have long engaged in superstitious activities, according to a statement released by the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI).
He refused to cooperate with the Party’s investigation, failed to report personal information, traded power for sex and was engaged in for-profit …

China, Headline »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Jane Cai in in the South China Morning Post, Sept 25, 2017
Everything was not only under control, China’s 6.9 per cent growth in the first half was of higher quality and efficiency, the country’s powerful economic planning agency insisted at length on Thursday.
The economy was balancing out, with services and domestic demand taking over some of the growth slack from industrial production and exports, the National Development and Reform Commission said.
But just hours later S&P Global Ratings downgraded China’s sovereign rating for the first time since 1999, citing the …

Bangladesh »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Tarek Mahmud in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 24, 2017 at 10:21 PM
RAB has arrested two suspected militants in separate drives across Dhaka on Sunday. The arrestees are Chowdhury Hamdan bin Firoze, alias Muhit, 43, and Ruhullah Atique, alias Nurullah, 32.
A statement released by Additional Superintendent of Police Md Shakil Ahmed of RAB-11 confirmed that Firoze had trained militant activists in Kung Fu, a branch of Chinese martial arts.
The duo were arrested from the Abdullapur and Shanir Akhra areas of the capital.
Firoze took up an LLB course at a private university …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report on bdnews24.com, Sept 25, 2017
A court in Dhaka has granted police one day to grill seven pro-Jamaat-e-Islami doctors, who have been arrested on charges of planning violent anti-government activities.
The seven doctors are Anwarul Azim, 55, Mohammad Ali Ashraf Khan, 55, Mohammad Towhid Ali Beruni, 42, Zahir Uddin Mahmud, 56, Mohammad Saiful Amin, 54, Sahabuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, 59, and Mohammad Fazlur Rahman Mazumder, 59.
Police arrested them from a meeting at Euro-Bangla Heart Hospital in the capital’s Lalmatia on Saturday and produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Sunday.
Judge SM …

Bangladesh »

[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Fazlur Rahman Raju in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 25, 2017
Bikalpadhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain have jointly urged people to be united and to make sure the democratic rights of the Rohingya were being preserved in the spirit of independence.
The leaders made the call at a programme titled “National committee on how to resolve the national crisis” at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on Thursday.
Politicians who attended the meeting said they hoped that the similar minded political parties would form an alternative political …

China, Featured, PAK-CHINA TIES »

[24 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Tom Hussain in South China Morning Post, Sept 9, 2017
The writer is an Islamabad-based journalist and Pakistan affairs analyst
In 1992, when Pakistan first came under international diplomatic pressure to halt terrorist attacks on India emanating from its territory, Islamabad’s chief diplomat and the architect of its modern-day strategic alliance with China, Akram Zaki, told me: “Pakistan’s foreign policy is in a minefield without a map”. It still is.
By naming Pakistan-based terrorist groups in the declaration issued at the end of the BRICS leaders meeting in Xiamen on Monday, China …

China, Featured »

[23 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Sept 23, 2017
A new book of President Xi Jinping’s remarks on the youth wing of the Communist Party – many of which have been made public for the first time – may shed some light on the decline of this once influential faction in Chinese politics.
The book released this month by an official publisher comes as it was confirmed this week that the Communist Youth League’s outgoing chief, Qin Yizhi, has been demoted, as reported earlier in the South China Morning Post …