Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Sri Lanka arrests 6 in hunt for monks who attacked Rohingya refugees

Sri Lankan police said Sunday (Oct 1) they have arrested six people in their hunt for a mob led by Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees last week. The government...

How Karbala has influenced writers and poets in South Asia for centuries

Every significant event ever unfolded on the face of the earth is temporal in a sense that it occurs in a particular time-space setting, and at the same time,...

World Bank extends support for technical education, vocational training in Nepal

The World Bank on Sunday approved a 60-million-U.S.-dollar credit to support the Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project in Nepal. Issuing a statement on Sunday, the World Bank office in...

Across the aisle: Summer of 2014 to autumn of 2017

I did not set the cat among the pigeons. In fact, my grievance was that nothing that more knowledgeable persons (leave aside my views) wrote or said seemed to...

6th US-BD security dialogue set to be held in Washington

Bangladesh and the United States will hold their sixth bilateral security dialogue in Washington on Tuesday, looking to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in security areas and finding ways to...

Gen Bajwa, Afghan President Ghani hold ‘constructive’ meeting in Kabul

The Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghan media reported. General Bajwa discussed regional security among other issues with President...

China opens new highway in Tibet close to Arunachal border

China on Sunday opened a 409-km new expressway costing about $5.8 billion linking Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Nyingchi, which is close to border. The 409-km toll-free expressway has linked the two...

Armyman for 30 years, now accused of being illegal Bangladeshi immigrant

After serving the Army for 30 years, a retired soldier has been accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh and a case has been registered against him by...

Lanka heads for political stalemate as extremisms come to the fore

Extremist ethno-politics is raising its head once again in Sri Lanka, both in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province and in the Sinhalese-dominated South, pushing the island nation towards a political...

Afghan defense ministry to increase Drone command centers

As airstrikes increase against anti-government armed groups, the Ministry of Defense says the command centers of ‘unmanned combat aerial vehicles’ will be increased across the country. Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat...

Bangladesh to formulate national strategy for Rohingya refugees

Concerned government officials are set to hold a meeting to formulate a new national strategy for supporting the influx of undocumented Rohingya people entering Bangladesh to escape violence in...

Doklam chill remains: India-China ceremonial border meet not held

The Indian and Chinese armies may have disengaged from their eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation on the Bhutanese territory of Doklam after hectic diplomatic parleys but the distinct chill between the rival...

Lanka’s North says willing to accommodate Rohingyas

Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province is ready to accommodate Rohingya refugees stranded in the island and facing threats from radical Buddhist monks. This was affirmed by C.V. K. Sivagnanam, Chairman...

Pakistan planning to lay 135 km-long optic fibre cable to evade Indian surveillance?

Pakistan and China are expected to lay a 135 kilometer-long cross-border optical fibre network as part of the Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project,...

India’s Defense Minister reviewing country’s combat readiness at forward line

The newly appointed defense minister's visit comes amid a simmering border conflict with China and the armed forces' ongoing mission to completely flush out militants from the state of...

Egypt’s Hasm militants claim attack targeting Myanmar embassy

Egyptian militant group Hasm claimed responsibility on Sunday for a small explosion at Myanmar’s embassy in Cairo, saying it was in retaliation for that country’s military crackdown on Rohingya...

Hapless people in a fluid corridor 

In the 1970s, an Indian army brigadier took up the cause of his people suffering human rights violations in his native Mizoram in the country's northeast. His human rights...

Rakhine crisis leads Europe to put off IPA signing

The inking of the investment protection agreement (IPA) between the European Union and Myanmar has been put off until an unknown date. On September 14, the Committee on International Trade...

Labour shortage affects Bhutanese agriculture sector

According to the latest agriculture reports, large movement of people from rural to urban centres is hurting the agriculture sector badly. Fifty-three percent of farming households faced labour shortage...

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