Daily Archives: October 14, 2017

US not to forget Pakistan’s help in rescue operation

The United States has said that it will not forget the critical assistance that Pakistan provided in rescuing a North American couple from the clutches of the Haqqani network. “I...

Malaysia’s DPM to visit Bangladesh to discuss Rohingya issue

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will go Bangladesh on Sunday (Oct 15) on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral and Rohingya issues. This visit reflects Malaysia's ‘concern...

Bhutanese youth working in India want to return

Even as the government plans to send more youths for overseas employment, those who had gone to India through the guaranteed employment programme are planning to return home due...

Nepal UML, Maoist Centre warn PM Deuba over election postponement

The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre on Friday warned Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba not to remove ministers from the CPN-MC or postpone the scheduled elections. During a meeting of...

Dams on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River could fuel more conflicts in the country

Myanmar makes many headlines these days. While most of the focus has been on the Rohingya issue, the country is also heading towards an important economic and livelihood crisis....

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United Nations in...

Indian NE region calls for power link through Bangladesh

Power ministers of the Indian North East will urge the Centre to work on an alternative link through neighbouring Bangladesh for an uninterrupted power supply to their region, a...

WB loan to be ‘costlier’ for BD from next FY

Bangladesh will have to pay higher interest rates for taking loans from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank as the country will be classified as an...

Increase in Afghan civilian casualties due to airstrikes: UN report

A report by the United Nations indicates that 8,019 civilians including women and children were killed and wounded in the Afghan conflict in the first nine months of this...

Is Pakistan China’s darling?

Pakistan is now China’s darling. At least one recently-published report says so. According to a years-long study published by the College of William and Mary’s AidData research lab, Pakistan...

India to enhance infrastructure along border with China

Close on the heels of Doklam standoff, the Indian defence ministry has decided to significantly enhance infrastructure along the nearly 4,000 km-long Sino-India border including around the areas of...

Indian Supreme Court barred the Government to deport Rohingas

Indian Supreme court on Friday barred the government to deport some 40,000 Rohinga refugees settled in different camps in India until November 21, when it will likely deliver a...

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar’s military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many...

Left alliance in Nepal: India shocked, US baffled, Europeans silent

The announcement of an electoral alliance between CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre and Naya Shakti Party Nepal with a commitment of unification after the polls has sent shock waves to the...

Lady and her generals 

"Aung San Suu Kyi and her generals” ran a headline in The New York Times, as if she controlled them. The fact is she does not but has to...