Daily Archives: June 21, 2017

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley postpones Dhaka trip

The July trip of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to Bangladesh has been postponed. The decision to stall the visit was officially conveyed to the Bangladeshi authorities through a letter...

Bhutan: Govt. will exceed 11th Plan targets: PM

The Bhutan government will not only achieve but exceed most of the 11th Plan targets by the end of its period, the Prime Minister assured in his state of...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Better Late than Never

As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least publicised one. Perhaps because the...

Iranian drone allegedly on spying mission shot down ‘deep inside’ Balochistan

An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan's Panjgur area, official sources confirmed...

Celebrating Pakistan win, 17 men charged with sedition in India

Fifteen men who allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans and burst crackers in Mohad village of Madhya Pradesh’s Burhapur district after India’s defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday...

China says it will link Pakistan corridor with project involving India

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be connected to a corridor that involves India, Bangladesh and Myanmar through the sea, Beijing announced on Tuesday in its continuing efforts to...

Former Calcutta HC judge CS Karnan, on run for 43 days, arrested

Former Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan's life as a fugitive for 43 days ended abruptly on Tuesday when a team of West Bengal police tracked him down...

We have to keep the door open for possibilities: Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit’s tenure as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India began in March 2014, a few months before the NDA government assumed office. The last three years have seen many...

Bangladesh infrastructure is world’s costliest, says World Bank

Building infrastructure in Bangladesh is costliest in the world, the World Bank said in a briefing on the national budget. The global lender made the statement as it presented a...

Pakistan Still Home To 2 Million Afghan Refugees: UNHCR

Pakistan has taken in Afghan refugees since the 1970s and until today, there is an estimated two million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. However, last year, Pakistan tightened its refugee...

Miners Flee Conflict in Kachin State

Kachin State, Myanmar — With the recent fighting between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Tatmadaw, thousands of locals and workers fled seven mining areas around Tanai Township...

Police seek charges against Gayoom’s assistant

The police are seeking charges former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s personal assistant over his refusal to appear for questioning over the alleged bribery of lawmakers by MP Faris...

People’s war was not a romance of a few individuals: Dahal

Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has remarked that the 'people's war' was not a romance of some individuals but an outcome of...

Indian President polls: BJP’s masterstroke

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have delivered a political masterstroke in choosing Ram Nath Kovind as the party's candidate for the next Presidential polls...