Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

Brutal killings unabated on Indo-Bangladesh border

It has been six years since Bangladeshis woke up to the horrendous photograph of 15-year-old Felani Khatun of Phulbari in Kurigram, hanging upside down on the barbed fence on...

Bangladesh cabinet nods 1320 MW power plant deal with China

Bangladesh cabinet on November 6 approved the draft of a joint venture agreement between Bangladesh's state-owned Rural Power Company Ltd and Norinco International China to build two power plants...

Afghan casualties surge by 39pc in October

More than 2,500 people were killed and wounded in 169 attacks across Afghanistan in October, indicating a 39 percent increase in casualties compared to September. In September, 1,800 people had...

China slams Indian defence minister’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China criticized a visit by India’s defense minister to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying it would complicate efforts by both sides to maintain peace...

UN turns up pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The UN Security Council on Monday (Nov 6) called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven...

Less women candidates in Nepal’s upcoming polls

A total of 11,242 candidates are contesting for the 825 seats in the Nepal Parliament and the Provincial Council. The number of women candidates, however, is quite low. According to...

Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port joint venture to start on Dec 8

The joint venture between China Merchants Port Holding Company (CMPH) and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to operate the Hambantota Harbour would start operations on December 8, said Prime...

Russia delivers armored personnel carriers for UN troops in Bangladesh

Russia has completed the deliveries of BTR-80 amphibious armored personnel carriers (APC) to UN peacekeepers in Bangladesh, the APC manufacturer, Military Industrial Company (MIC) told Sputnik during the Defense...

Snapped after India-Pakistan wars, Bangladesh to revive railway links with India

Bangladesh will restore the railway lines with India at 12 places, which were snapped after the partition of the country in 1947 and wars in 1965 and 1971, for...

War with India not an option, says Pakistan PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that war is not an option with India and that only talks can resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir, reports The...

Chinese team in Nepal for talks on rail links

A high-level Chinese team arrived in Kathmandu on Monday (Nov 6) for talks with Nepalese authorities on the possibility of extending proposed cross-border railway links, part of efforts to...

Pakistan, Iran agree to deny exploitation of border by terrorists

To improve all mechanism to avoid cross-border terror activities, Pakistan and Iran have agreed to deny exploitation of their borders by terrorists, a statement issued by the military’s media...

Afghan public protection forces and Border police to join Army

The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Monday (Nov 6) said the Public Protection Forces (PPF) and Afghan Border Police will no longer fall under the Ministry of Interior...

US pledges support despite delay in SL reconciliation efforts

Despite delays in Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process the US will “stand by” Sri Lanka to bring “enduring and sustainable” peace, a top official said, insisting America was ready to...

Pakistan welcomes US mediation in easing tension with India

Pakistan believes in regional peace and welcomes mediation by the United States in easing tension with India, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday (Nov 6). Addressing the fourth round...

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