Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Palestine Prez to visit BD next month

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of Palestine, will go to Bangladesh on February 1 on a three-day state visit for further strengthening relations between the two nations, the media in...

India, Bangladesh working out a gas-pipeline negotiation

India, Bangladesh are contemplating financial modalities of establishing a gas pipeline that will be covering most the north-eastern states and West Bengal. Joint Secretary of India’s Ministry of External Affairs...

Sri Lanka: The Shape of Things to Come

Politics is shaped by the ability to deliver. So is the future. It is all about doing and achieving, ‘doing what you say what you say you are going...

Sri Lankan government’s 90 % revenue goes into debt repayment

Governor of the Sri Lankan Central Bank, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said Around 90% of the Sri Lankan government’s revenue was  absorbed by  debt service payments in 2016. Delivering the 21st...

Sheikh Hasina’s India tour could be delayed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's New Delhi visit next month seems unlikely as most of the focus in India would be on elections in five states, including the most populous...

23 BD rivers die due to upstream water withdrawal

A total of 23 rivers in Bangladesh have died due to upstream withdrawal of waters. Water security has further been threatened by the impact of climate change. Ground water...

India desperate to keep China away from Indian Ocean

Two news items published this month in the South Asian media –the presence of Chinese nuclear submarine at Pakistan’s Karachi port and the US-India information sharing on Chinese subs...

Trump Signs Order To Withdraw From Mega Trade Deal With Asia

President Donald Trump began recasting America's role in the global economy Monday, canceling an agreement for a sweeping trade deal with Asia as one of his first official White...

India denies talks are on to take over development of Lankan Trinco port

Indian official sources on Friday denied Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s contention that Sri Lanka and India are in talks for developing the Trincomalee harbour...

Don’t grant shelter to Indian air marshals: Nepal Lawmakers to govt

The issue of a controversial Indian proposal asking for shelter to its air marshals was raised by Nepal lawmakers at the meeting of parliament on Monday. Speaking at the meeting...