Daily Archives: May 20, 2017

Bangladesh govt backtracks from trailing journalists abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has withdrawn its order instructing missions to watch activities of Bangladeshi journalists travelling abroad. A Bangladeshi diplomat posted in a Western country confirmed the withdrawal...

Cabinet reshuffle on Monday

The United National Party (UNP), the key ally of the government, has finally consented to the proposed Cabinet reshuffle to scheduled for Monday. Initially, the UNP had opposed any changes...

MNDF: No connection between oil spill, tugboat; search ongoing

There’s no connection between the oil spill found in the ocean and the tugboat “Mariya-3” which went missing with six people onboard while traveling from K. Thulusdhoo to L....

Pervez Musharraf says Kulbhushan Jadhav is ‘a bigger terrorist than Ajmal Kasab’

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf believes that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav is a bigger terrorist than Ajmal Kasab. Musharraf told Pakistan's ARY News that Kasab, one of ten Pakistanis who...

BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office raided

Police on Saturday morning launched a search at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka. BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shamsuddin Didar said police began to search at around...

Myanmar sees escalation of religious extremism

The spread of extreme Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar escalates by the day. Extreme nationalists are now preparing to protest against the country’s religious minister. Claiming that Myanmar’s government is failing...

NHRC objects to govt decision to withdraw Madhesi movement cases

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said its serious attention has been drawn towards the government decision regarding the August 2015 Tikapur incident and October 2015 Madhes protests. The...

Don’t use North resources for new industries in region, says CM

The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has placed a rather unusual barricade on development in the region by blocking the use of Northern resources for...

NHRC objects to govt decision to withdraw Madhesi movement cases

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said its serious attention has been drawn towards the government decision regarding the August 2015 Tikapur incident and October 2015 Madhes protests. The...

India, Singapore Begin Advanced Marine Drill in South China Sea

India has begun advanced bilateral naval exercise with Singapore in the South China Sea on Thursday. The contingent has four warships, one maritime patrol and anti-submarine craft. The Indian ships,...

TV channel dedicated to women set to begin broadcasting in conservative Afghanistan

A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of...

World Bank gives USD 8M for agriculture project

World Bank and Bhutan signed a USD 8 million (M) Global Agriculture Food Security Programme grant agreement to increase productivity and improve market access. The government will add USD 1.33M...

Justice Karnan approaches Prez for suspension of SC order

The lawyers representing Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan have claimed that a representation has been made to the president seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him...

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back...

Chinese naval fleet calls at Myanmar port to enhance exchange

A Chinese naval fleet comprising three warships -- Changchun, Jingzhou and Chaohu of Escort Task Group called at the Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) in Yangon's Thanlyin township Thursday...

Zakir Naik given Saudi Arabian citizenship

Mumbai based Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who has an arrest warrant issued for him in India, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia, reports the Middle East Monitor. The London-based...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues,...