Daily Archives: December 8, 2016

India presses Bangladesh to sign Chittagong & Mongla port deals

Bangladesh is to sign an agreement allowing the use Chittagong and Mongla seaports for the movement of transit goods to and from India. Officials from both sides agreed to the...

BD inks oil pipeline deal with Chinese firm

Bangladesh government signed an agreement with China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau to build a mooring point and 220 kilometres of pipeline for imported oil, reported the Star Online, a Bangladeshi...

Russia-Taliban ties worry US

American officials in Afghanistan are increasingly worried about the deepening ties between Russia and Taliban, the force fighting to topple the government in Kabul. The nexus could complicate an...

Sri Lanka cabinet nod to lease port to China

  Sri Lanka will take part in a joint venture with a Chinese company to develop a port in its south, where China has also been offered an investment zone. The...

Post-truth journalism

Journalism is a kind of struggle for truth over emotional, biased and strategically designed messages flooding social media platforms. The rise of social media as a news source has...

Govt cuts flow of migrant workers to Malaysia amid diplomatic spat

The Ministry of Labour suspended the pipeline of workers going abroad to Malaysia amid a diplomatic spat between the two ASEAN nations over the ongoing violence in Rakhine State. The...

Srilankan President frowns on ‘misinformation’ about proposed constitution

Srilankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on the Opposition not to propagate misinformation about the new constitution to instigate people and grab power. Such action would have an adverse impact...

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad, no survivors

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying 48 passengers and crew crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm PST. The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed...

Justice Saqib Nisar to take oath as chief justice on Dec 31

President Mamnoon Hussain announced Wednesday the appointment of Justice Saqib Nisar as chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) starting Dec 31. Current CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali is set to retire by...

One-fifth Indian political parties never fought polls

India has the largest number of political parties in the world while one-fifth of them have never contested any election, estimates the country’s Election Commission. “Politics seems to be ingrained...

10 unknown facts about Jayalalithaa

The entire nation is mourning the demise of Jayalalithaa, fondly known as ‘amma’, the people’s chief minister. People are pouring tributes on Twitter and Facebook, recalling what an iconic leader...