Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

Maldives launched sub-sea cable connecting islands

  The nationwide submarine cable in Maldives, a joint venture of Maldivian Ooredoo and China’s Huawei Marine, has launched connecting six main islands of the Indian Ocean archipelago. The 1,200...

Ethnic tension in Indian Manipur getting out of control

The decision of Indian central government to deploy paramilitary troops has thrown the state of Manipur in turmoil as Imphal, the state capital, witnessing large-scale rioting in last few...

BD Ruling Party nominee sweeps NCC polls

Ruling Awami League-nominated mayoral candidate Selina Hayat Ivy won the much hyped elections to Narayanganj City Corporation defeating Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidate Sakhawat Hossain Khan. The resounding victory in the...

India-U.S. interests are aligned in Bangladesh: Marcia Bernicat

The U.S. is not concerned about China’s growing economic role in Bangladesh as infrastructure development is a “good thing”, the U.S. Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Stephans Bloom Bernicat, has...

What after Bhutanese refugees resettlement?

For over two decades, Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, has generously hosted some 120,000 Bhutanese refugees. The predominantly Nepali-speaking Bhutanese identified as Lhotshampas (southerners), were uprooted...

Najeeb Jung Quits As Delhi Lieutenant Governor

Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi today with 18 months left in his tenure, saying he wants to return to his "first love, academics". Mr Jung's...

India steps up efforts to stop Pakistan’s water

Despite Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s efforts for peace with India, Modi-led Indian government has increased efforts to stop Pakistan’s water by building huge water storage facilities and canals along...

Colombo Port: Fifth container terminal to India

In the wake of a simmering controversy over China Merchant Port Holdings being given an 80 per cent stake in the Hambantota port, a fresh dispute is brewing at...

Nepal to hold military exercise with China

Beginning a new level of bilateral military engagement, Nepal will hold its first ever joint military exercise with China on February 10, senior military officials have told Nepali media. The...

Burgeoning demand for Bangladesh visa

Kolkata temperature dropped to 13-14 degrees this winter. Amidst this shivering cold, hundreds of people queue up all night, huddled in blankets, in front of Bangladesh Deputy High Commission...