Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

There’s national identity, pride and protest in celebrating Pahela Baishakh

Pahela Baishakh, the traditional New Year, is a part of our economic history and it is a regional event too. It’s celebrated wherever monsoon comes in our region. It’s celebrated in...

India to invest $10bn in Bangladesh power and energy sector

India is going to invest nearly $10 billion in Bangladesh’s power and energy sector. A total of 13 MoUs and deals were signed at a business forum in Delhi on 10 April when Bangladesh...

A self-confessed “State Actor”

Serving Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) under the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) for running a clandestine terror network...

Bhutan is Asia’s Fastest Growing Economy: ADB Report

Bhutan’s economy is expected to grow 8.2% in 2017 and surge to a blistering 9.9% in 2018, according to the Asian Development Outlook 2017 report. To top it off,...

India knows why Pakistan sentenced Jadhav to death, says envoy Basit

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit defended the death sentence given to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Field General Court Martial, saying he received a fair trial,...

Why is China-Russia-India strategic triangle not viable now?

According to Indian media, China has turned down a Russian proposal to bring defense ministers of India, Russia and China together on one platform which was scheduled to take...

Defence minister rules out immediate execution of Indian spy

Defence Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif has ruled out immediate execution of a convicted Indian spy and said three appellate forums are available to Kulbhushan Jadhav under the law. He said...

Sri Lanka woos Japan

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on a visit to Japan, in an obvious reference to China, assured that ‘foreign forces’ will not be allowed to use Sri...

India has breached its commitment on Tibet issue: China

China on Wednesday reiterated that the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh will have a negative impact on Sino-Indian ties, and accused New Delhi of breaching its...

Bangladesh executes three Islamists for 2004 attack on British envoy

Bangladesh executed an Islamist militant leader and two of his aides on Wednesday for a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004, a senior prison official said, days...

SriLankan and Japan Airlines expand codeshare agreement

SriLankan Airlines is strengthening its presence in the Japanese travel market through the expansion of its codeshare agreement with oneworld alliance partner Japan Airlines (JAL), to introduce six new...

Hasina hinders Bangladesh-Pakistan relations

South Asian politics are caught up in the usual swing of polarities, though this time round the scales are heavily tipped to one side when it comes to Bangladesh’s...