Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

India’s Reliance Power seals deal for $1bn BD project

Anil Ambani’s telecom empire may be in dire straits at home but his $1billion plan to set up a generation station in Bangladesh is powering ahead, with the group...

H’tota Port, Mattala Airport — Chinese, Indian funds will boost foreign reserves: Sri Lanka...

The funds received from China Merchant Company in connection with the Hambantota Port Project and those received from the Indian company in connection with the Mattala Airport will be...

Nine killed as burqa-clad Taliban attack Pakistani college

Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burqas stormed the campus of an agricultural college in Pakistan on Friday (Dec. 1), killing at least nine people and wounding 35, police...

Such a strange silence: India’s stand on Rohingya crisis

The Pope has been in South Asia this week, with the focus of his stops in Bangladesh and Myanmar on the reconciliation and rehabilitation of more than 836,000 Rohingya...

Afghanistan wants direct talks with Pakistan, says president Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday (Dec. 1) said that Kabul is desirous of holding negotiations with Islamabad directly for regional security and peace efforts. He made the remarks at...

Think before you tweet, says Obama at Delhi leadership summit 

Former US president Barack Obama had a word of advice for Twitter users on Friday (Dec. 1) without mentioning Donald Trump, who has continually used the social media platform...

More than 150,000 Myanmar workers return from Thailand in 5 months

More than 150,000 Myanmar migrants who do not have the proper documents returned home from Thailand between June 29 and November 27 after the Kingdom amended its foreign labour...

It’s advantage China as India loses Maldives plot

India is losing the Maldives plot and China has finally demonstrated the kind of sway it holds on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nation. Pakistan and Nepal...

Pakistan did not know whereabouts of Bin Laden, admits Obama

Former US president Barack Obama on Friday (Dec. 1) said Washington does not distinguish between terrorist groups which target India and those that target the United States. He was speaking...

Pakistan calls for keeping politics out of regional trade

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday (Dec. 1) that politics should be kept out of regional economic development and connectivity projects. He was addressing the 16th...

Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word in public for first time on Asia trip

Pope Francis referred to refugees in Bangladesh as “Rohingya” on Friday (Nov 1), using the politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time on his Asia...

Eye on China, India steps up naval deployment

The great game in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), where both India and China are jostling for the same strategic space, is unfolding at a rapid clip. Around the time...

Peshawar attackers were in contact with terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan army

Hours after security forces completed the successful counter-attack operation in Peshawar’s Agricultural Training Institute, Pak Army said the attack was orchestrated by militants based in Afghanistan, Express News reported...

Suu Kyi meets China’s Xi amid Rohingya refugee crisis

Amid the Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Friday (Dec. 1) met President Xi Jinping, days after her country's military chief visited China as it...

Big talk won’t help Indian army

It is not yet known what Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has done to address procurement issues to equip his one million plus force. The Indian army is...

Pakistan, China pledge more efforts to build economic corridor

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised more efforts to build the cross-border economic corridor during their meeting in Sochi on November 30, Xinhua...

Chinese ships in Pak’s Gwadar port a matter of concern for India

The presence of the navy ships of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the port city of Pakistan's Balochistan in future will be a matter of concern, Indian Navy...