Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

Myanmar’s Defense Services leader meets Chinese special envoy

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's Defense Services Senior- General Min Aung Hlaing met with Special Envoy for Asian Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Sun Guoxiang in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday...

India claims of destroying Pakistani posts on LoC, Islamabad denies

India said on Tuesday (May 23) it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the...

India says it destroyed Pakistani posts along Line of Control in new raids, Islamabad...

India said on Tuesday (May 23) it had attacked and damaged Pakistani army posts in Kashmir as it sought to prevent militants infiltrating from the Pakistani side of the...

Nepal to award Budhigandaki hydro project to Chinese firm

With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “all set to resign”, the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (23 May) decided to award the Budhigandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese company. But...

‘SAARC, BIMSTEC inactive, ineffective’

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandarnaike Kumaratunga has slammed the SAARC and BIMSTEC for not doing anything to solve regional crises. “Both regional organisations failed to resolve any political problems,”...

US think-tank stresses direct Kabul-Taliban talks

The Trump administration, as it continues to strengthen the Afghan state and its security forces, has been asked to pressure Kabul to prioritise reaching a political settlement with the...

IDB to sell off its most shares in largest private sector bank in Bangladesh

The Islamic Development Bank is selling off two-thirds of its shares in Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) as part of its tenure strategy to drive maturing institutions. The Saudi-based lender...

State Buddhist Authority Bans Nationalist Organization’s Name, Signboards

The state Buddhist Sangha authority, Ma Ha Na, imposed further restrictions on Burma’s biggest religious nationalist group, the Association for Protection of Race and Religion, better known as Ma...

China and India make big strides on climate change

Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now...

AL-BNP in mood swings while voters hope for the best

In the last couple of months, the AL-BNP conflict situation has become a bit intriguing. From a state of high confidence, the ruling party Awami League seems to be...

Myanmar army clears itself of Rohingya atrocity claims

Myanmar's army on Tuesday (May 23) cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for...

National level prospects of Nepal’s opposition CPN (UML) hinge on June 14 polls 

The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) led by former Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli, has come out with  flying colors in the first phase of the Nepalese local...