Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

Bangladesh backs China’s OBOR; can’t remain isolated in the name of sovereignty, says foreign...

A day after the Trump administration threw its weight behind India's opposition to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Bangladesh backed China's 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR) initiative, also known...

Indian President visits Djibouti: Chinese military base has raised alarm bells ringing in New...

The maiden visit by President Kovind to Djibouti comes in the wake of the opening of a Chinese military base in Djibouti. As India renew its strategic calibration for...

Pakistan warns India against targeting its nuclear installations

Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif warned on Thursday that if India launched a surgical strike on the country’s nuclear installations, nobody should expect restraint from Pakistan either. Indian Air Force...

Bangladesh Islamists call on government to arm Rohingyas

Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong Friday (Oct 6)calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine...

Nepal Police plans to set up cyber bureau

Over 58 government websites, including those of Department of Passports and Nepal Law Commission, were hacked in the past one year. The frequent cyber-attacks show how vulnerable the country’s cyberspace...

Russia to host ‘Afghan peace talks meeting’ this within a week

Representative from more than 50 countries and international organizations will attend the International Contact Group’s meeting in Moscow in October 11, where they will discuss the issues around the...

All Rohingya to be shifted to mega refugee camp: Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Thursday (Oct 5) announced it would build one of the world's biggest refugee camps to house all the 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims who have sought asylum from violence...

India’s Nagaland town adopts resolution to keep illegal Bangladeshi immigrants away

Residents of a town in Nagaland have adopted a resolution to restrict entry of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants (IBIs). The resolution was adopted at Chumukedima, located 14km from Nagaland’s commercial hub...

India’s foreign minister due Oct 23 to attend Dhaka, Delhi JCC meet

Bangladesh and India will hold the next Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting in the fourth week of October to review the entire bilateral relations and take forward the decisions...

‘Leave our country’: Protesters in Afghanistan gather to decry ‘US, NATO occupation’

Protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul on Friday to demand an end to the “American occupation” as the country marks 16 years since the beginning...

Trinco oil tanks: Indo-SL groups talks focus on joint venture

The Joint Working Group (JWG) between India and Sri Lanka is currently having negotiations on the establishment of a joint venture to develop the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm, an...

Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine state ‘unacceptable’: UN

The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar's government to Rakhine state, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is "unacceptable", the UN said Friday. "The...