Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

Australia, Japan and India trilateral in Delhi on December 12

India, Japan and Australia, close on the heels of the Quadrilateral meet, are expected to hold the fourth edition of their trilateral meet at the foreign secretary-level in New...

President Sirisena under pressure to accommodate Rajapaksa clan

As Sri Lanka’s Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Mustapha attempted to avert the no confidence motion submitted against him over the delay of local government elections in...

China Development Bank files insolvency suit against India’s Reliance

China Development Bank, which lent close to $1.78 billion to Reliance Communications (RCom), has filed an insolvency suit at the National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT’s) Mumbai bench after it...

BD urges int’l community for peaceful Palestine solution

Bangladesh has urged the international community to work in unison to find a just, peaceful and lasting solution to the Palestinian question and translate its solidarity with the Palestinian...

India to ink pact to provide Singapore facilities for naval drills, logistics

India is getting set to provide naval practice and logistics facilities to Singapore, which will include live firing drills in the Andamans, to add to the ones already being...

Delhi’s dilemma: Rising in a difficult neighborhood

A country’s first international point of contact lies at its frontier, with its neighbors. Thus, having a “neighborhood first” policy is as basic as the pursuit of national interest...

Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city’s freedom award over Rohingya treatment

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the honorific freedom of Oxford, the British city where she studied and raised her children, over her “inaction” in...

Nepal, BD information commissions sign agreement to implement MoU

National Information Commission of Nepal and Information Commission of Bangladesh yesterday signed an agreement to implement a Memorandum of Understanding, inked on February 15 between the two commissions in...

Hafiz Saeed files petition to be removed from UN list of terrorists

Recently released Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the United Nations (UN) for the delisting of his name from the UN’s list of designated terrorists. In...

Relations between Pakistan, Sri Lanka noted as being multifaceted

Relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka are warm and multifaceted, the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said 0n Nov 28. A delegation of Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment...

Nizam’s kin disappointed over not being invited for Falaknuma dinner

The kin of the Nizam, the ruler of erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad, are disappointed over authorities not inviting them to a reception being hosted at one of his...

US working on new approach with India, Pakistan over Afghanistan

The US is working on a new approach with India and Pakistan for promoting stability and reconciliation in Afghanistan, the state department has said. The state department’s annual report on...

Bangladesh set to join nuclear club

Bangladesh will move a step closer to becoming the 33rd nuclear power-generating country on November 30 when construction starts on the main phase of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant...

Nepal’s elections: India worried, China hopeful

Nepal, a Himalayan nation sandwiched between two Asian giants — India and China — is conducting its first elections to a federal system of governance that will end the...

Pope skips Rohingya crisis in Myanmar speech

Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday (Nov 28), but avoided mentioning the Rohingya, or allegations of ethnic...

Pakistan seeks Polish assault rifles

A Pakistani delegation visited Poland recently to discuss procurement of some 500,000-800,000 assault rifles in a requirement that could be worth US$2 billion. The potential of the acquisition and transfer...

Tamils of Lankan war torn North ‘awaken’ to commemorate dead LTTE cadres

Heroes’ Day or Maaveerar Naal in memory of the dead cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was observed throughout the Tamil-dominated areas of North and East Sri...