Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Dhaka-Beijing to strengthen cooperation, says envoy

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang said the relations between Bangladesh and China reached such a height which will help expedite development efforts benefiting people of the two countries. He...

India implants sub-regional motor pact excluding Bhutan

India has embarked on implementation of the BBIN motor pact with Bangladesh and Nepal, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday (Oct 15). India in June 2015 had signed the...

Doklam derails India’s ambitious high speed train project!

An ambitious high-speed train project in south India has been delayed after Chinese railways did not respond, railway officials have said, suggesting that the "lack of response" may be...

Nepal parliament completes tenure, dissolved but grievances remain on board

Nepal's Parliament turned Constituent Assembly (CA) completed its tenure on Saturday as per the constitutional provision and has dissolved from midnight leaving grievances of disgruntled parties on board, reports...

‘Pakistan paid heavy price for being US ally’

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Sunday (Oct 15) that Pakistan bore the brunt in the fight against terrorism. “We have been cooperating with the US since many years....

Not Indian pressure, security concerns halt highway construction: Bhutan PM

The Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said, the suspension of South-South National Highway’s construction is not because of external pressure and definitely not the government of India...

Closing Taliban’s office will be a mistake, says former UN envoy

Former special representative of United Nations to Afghanistan Kai Eide says, he believes that closing the Taliban’s office in Doha will be a mistake and that the peace process...

India financing terror groups in Afghanistan: Pak Foreign Office

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has said that India has been committing ceasefire violations because it cannot digest Pakistan’s success in the war against terrorism. In an interview with...

Indian soldiers yet to get basic infantry weapons

Indian Army's foot soldiers are still nowhere close to getting basic modern infantry weapons, ranging from assault rifles and sniper guns to light machine guns and close-quarter battle carbines,...

Pakistan govt drops terrorism charges against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed

Pakistani authorities on Sunday withdrew terrorism charges against Hafiz Saeed and his group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). A Punjab government official told a review board of Supreme Court on Saturday that the...

OIC calls for imposing sanctions on Myanmar

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the international community to reconsider its economic and diplomatic relations with Myamar. In a statement on Sunday (Oct 15), OIC expressed deep...

Bangladesh to probe corruption allegations against chief justice

Bangladesh’s Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday (Oct 15) said the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) may launch an inquiry against Chief Justice SK Sinha as most of the 11 allegations...