Daily Archives: September 26, 2017

China sending relief for Rohingyas, willing to play role in solving crisis: Ambassador

China is sending relief for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh coming from Myanmar and willing to play its part to end the crisis, its ambassador in Dhaka says. Ma Mingqiang...

India’s bigotry no match for its ambition

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a vitriolic condemnation of Pakistan when addressing the UN General Assembly on Saturday. "Why is it that today India is a recognized...

Modi’s promise of a ‘New India’ looks shaky amid economic chaos

Suddenly, the BJP is feeling besieged by news of economic distress all around. After a badly botched up demonetisation exercise, we are seeing an equally botched up implementation of the GST...

The Shame of Myanmar

The continuing campaign to exterminate the Rohingya people in Myanmar summons the memory of Srebrenica. In Srebrenica, UN troops stood idle as thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys...

BD Navy to develop Thengar Char to shelter the Rohingya

Bangladesh Navy has been given the responsibility to develop 13,000 acres of land in Thengar Char, now known as Bhasan Char, to create temporary accommodation for Rohingya refugees from...

Pakistan, Russia hold joint military drill

Gen. Bajwa will visit Russia in the first week of October as part of regular high level exchanges between the two countries in the past few years. Pakistan and Russia are holding...

MDL delivers first of six Scorpène-class submarines to Indian Navy

India's Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered the first of six licence-built Scorpène-class diesel-electric submarines to the Indian Navy (IN). Named Kalvari, the 66 m-long boat was handed over to...

UN finds situation in Afghanistan still fragile

The UN security council on Monday discussed the three month report by the secretary general on Afghanistan and stated the security situation in the country remains fragile. The report illustrates...

Mayanmar govt urges UNFC to cooperate with peace process

The government’s Peace Commission on Monday urged the ethnic bloc of nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) non-signatories the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) to cooperate with the government to achieve...

WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday (Sept 25) of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have...

Bhutan’s PFM at an advanced level: World Bank

Bhutan became the fifth country in the world to be recognised by Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) framework for maintaining high standards of public financial management (PFM) system. PEFA...

Myanmar military plan to strike a new ethnic balance in Rakhine

A military plan to strike a new ethnic balance in Rakhine state's conflict-ridden northwest means a minority of the 420,000 refugees now languishing in Bangladesh will likely ever return...

Bangladesh inks deal with Qatar for LNG

Bangladesh has signed a long-term "LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement with Qatar's RasGas" to import up to 2.5 million tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) annually to meet the...

Rohingya crisis’ origin, solution lie in Myanmar: UNHCR chief 

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Monday reiterated its position saying both the origin of and solution to the Rohingya crisis lie in Myanmar. Reports UNB. “The origin...

China favours permanent solution of Rohingya crisis

The Communist Party of China (CPC) today assured Bangladesh of convincing Myanmar government to resolve the Rohingya problem permanently. The assurance came from a meeting in Beijing between the CPC...

Lankan think tank asks government to lift ban on Rohingya refugees

Days after Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe categorically stated that his government will not admit Rohingya refugees into the country, a pro peace think tank, the National Peace...

Pakistani Mission to UN strikes back: ‘India churning out operatives of mayhem’

A Pakistani diplomat told the UN General Assembly on Monday that India was sponsoring terrorism, as well as funding and arming terrorist organizations, to launch attacks inside Pakistan. “India is...

Indo-US defense relationship not at exclusion of others: US defence secretary Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the strengthening of strategic relationship with India is not at the expense of others as he praised New Delhi for supporting the fight...

Qasim’s condition is serious and doctors refuse to let him fly : JP Spokesperson

JP Spokesperson Ali Solih have said that MV opposition leader Qasim Ibrahim’s condition is serious and the doctors refused to give permission for Qasim Ibrahim to fly. Speaking at a...

TI Sri Lanka expresses alarm over Provincial Councils Elections Amendment Act

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) notes that it is alarmed by the lack of consultation and procedure adopted in the passage of the Provincial Councils Elections Amendment Act. Issuing a...

China expects to become Nepal’s key stakeholder: Ambassador Yu

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong has said that China is looking forward to seeing Nepal embrace the development path with effective implementation of constitution and political stability. Addressing a...