Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

US not winning in Afghanistan, China seeks role

China, for the first time, expressed its willing to mediate in Afghan peace process, just a day after the US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that his country...

Massive landslides kill 134 in Bangladesh hilly areas

In the worst landslide since 2007, at least 134 people, including four army men, have died in the Bangladesh hilly areas of Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban following incessant downpour...

Enterprising Pakistanis are gearing up for a Chinese influx

Pakistan is becoming a home away from home for many Chinese citizens looking for better business opportunities If you pass him by in his electronic parts and components shop in...

The ‘Banksy of Bangladesh’ is asking someone called Subodh to run away, but why?

Is the artist reflecting on the social, economic and political crisis in the country? The graffiti started to appear a few month ago in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. Suddenly people found...

Modi’s China policy changes quickly between 2 major summits

The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1318 kms, about the same as that between Delhi and Mumbai. Take the bullet train, and you will go from China's political...

China seeks to mediate between Pakistan, Afghanistan

China is willing to mediate between Pakistan and Afghanistan and help organise a meeting so the countries can improve their relations, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a...

Bangladesh lodges ‘strong protest’ over diplomat’s arrest in New York

Bangladesh has lodged a “strong protest” over the arrest of a diplomat in New York on charges of labour trafficking and assaults on his servant. “We have reasons to believe...

NA concerned by NC’s rejection of fiscal incentives bill

It was inappropriate for the National Council (NC) to “reject” Fiscal Incentives Bill 2016 in totality. The upper House of Parliament can only propose recommendations in case of a...

Alleged suicide by farmer in Chouhan’s home district

A debt-ridden farmer in Sehore — the home district of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan — allegedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on Monday. A case...

Revisions to criminal procedures law withdrawn

A raft of amendments proposed by the government to the new criminal procedures law was abruptly withdrawn before it was put to a vote at Tuesday’s sitting of parliament. According to...

Bringing peace and harmony to the Rakhine is one of our many challenges: Suu...

State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave a speech at the Riksdag, the Swedish...

Engaging an inward looking US

As he heads to the White House later this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a two-fold challenge. One is to preserve the gains in the bilateral relationship with...

JC recommends 6 names for Chief Justice

The Judicial Council (JC) on Tuesday recommended the names of six Supreme Court Justices for the post of Chief Justice that has been lying vacant following the retirement of...

China, Pakistan to hold joint naval drill in Arabian Sea

A Chinese naval fleet, consisting of the guided-missile destroyerChangchun, guided-missile frigate Jinzhou and supply ship Chaohu, is paying a four-day friendly visit to Karachi, Pakistan. The fleet arrived here...

Regional TVET Conference -2017 kicks off in Nay Pyi Taw

Regional Technical and Vocational Education and Training—2017 was held at 9 am Tuesday at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II, with the intention of upgrading cooperation in the sectors on...

GDP growth targeted at 6% for fiscal 2017-18: Ishaq Dar

Pak Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that target for GDP growth for fiscal 2017-18 has been set at 6 percent, adding that the current GDP growth is...

Gnanasara Thera seeks SC remedy to prevent imminent arrest

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thera filed a Fundamental Rights petition at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking an Interim Order preventing Police from...

Unrest again in Darjeeling over separate Gorkhaland

Darjeeling faces unrest as the tussle between the West Bengal government and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has once again revived the demand for a separate Gorkha state. GJM...