Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7th March Speech

UNESCO has recommended Historic 7 March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a Memory of the World International Register. The director general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced the decision...

India, Kazakhstan armies’ joint exercise from Nov 2 in Himachal Pradesh

Troops of Indian and Kazakhstan armies will engage in a 14-day joint exercise from November 2 in Himachal Pradesh to strengthen bilateral relations and exchange skills and experiences. This is...

U.N. picks Norwegian for Myanmar role as tensions simmer over Rohingya crisis

The United Nations named a new interim U.N. resident coordinator for Myanmar on Tuesday (Oct 31), appointing Knut Ostby of Norway to take over the humanitarian role at a...

Left alliance has become a threat to nation, says Nepal PM

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Left alliance has become a threat to the nation. He made this statement while unveiling the manifesto of the Nepali...

Death toll rises to 9 In Kabul’s green zone bombing

An explosion ripped through Kabul’s heavily-fortified diplomatic area of Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul on Tuesday (OCT 31) afternoon killing at least nine people. A suicide bomber reportedly detonated his...

GST hits Nepal’s export to India

Nepal's export to India has been adversely affected after the enforcement of Goods and Services Tax as Nepali goods have become less competitive in the Indian market due to...

Making deals with China: We do have a bargaining chip

Writing about our relationship with our neighbours and the world last year I predicted that the UNFGG government will eventually let go of its Indian tilt, despite the objections...

Rail connectivity between India and Bangladesh expanding

India and Bangladesh are in a mood of expanding railway connectivity as the two countries seem at their height in relationship. Both the countries have decided to restore their erstwhile railway...

Pakistan trying to crack a fresh helicopter deal with the US!

Pakistan is trying to crack a new deal to reacquire an unspecified number of helicopters to carry out anti-narcotics operations in FATA and Balochistan. After returning four earlier this...

No one can ‘contain’ China: Chinese envoy on US selling arms to India

The Chinese envoy to the US today said on Tuesday (Oct 31) that no one could “contain” China now, expressing his displeasure over the formation of an “exclusive club”...

Chinese banks-led consortium to lend $1.5bln for power projects in Pakistan’s Balochistan

A Chinese banks-led consortium agreed to provide a financing of $1.5 billion to develop 1,320 megawatts of coal-fired power plants and a jetty in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. China Power Hub...

China refutes report of plan to build 1,000-km tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China denied a media report on Tuesday (OCT 31) as “false and untrue” after it said Beijing was planning to build a 1,000-km long tunnel to divert water from...

The Lady, the general and sanctions

Later this month (November) the European Union (EU) and the Organization of Islamic States (OIC) are planning to have a sanctions motion put before the UN Security Council. But...

Pakistan losing ground in Afghanistan

Resultantly, Pakistani items are being replaced with Indian and Iranian exports in the war-torn country. Afghanistan was Pakistan’s second-biggest export destination after the United States until 2011. Presently, China has...

Post-Doklam, Bhutanese King goes India on a four-day visit

Close on the heels of the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam region of Bhutan, Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, accompanied by Queen Jetsun Pema...

Modi formula has crumbled Gujarat, BJP set for its worst performance

Almost every political expert in Delhi is predicting a two-thirds victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat. This prediction is based on...

India eases licencing requirements for arms, ammunition manufacturers

India has eased licencing rules related to the production of small arms and ammunition in a bid to spur competition in the sector and boost domestic industrial capability. The Ministry...

Iranian envoy calls on Pakistan army chief

Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at the General Headquarters on Tuesday (Oct 31). According to an ISPR...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit India in December

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to visit New Delhi in December to attend a regional forum, according to Indian media reports. He will meet his Indian counterpart Sushma...