Daily Archives: December 9, 2017

Japan closes in on infrastructure deal with Bangladesh

Japan has snagged preferential negotiating rights from the Bangladeshi government to build highways and other structures there under an exclusive arrangement. Tokyo seeks to capitalize on this and other opportunities...

BD plans to relocate 100,000 Rohingyas to flood-prone island

Bangladesh's authorities plan to relocate about 100,000 Rohingyas, who have fled Myanmar, to a flood-prone remote island in the Bengal Bay by November 2019, the country’s media reported. CNN reported...

Rajnath proposes J&K-like grid on Bangladesh front to check infiltration

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday (Dec. 7) enlisted the cooperation of all five states sharing their boundary with Bangladesh to create a foolproof mechanism to secure the...

Pakistan allows Indian spy Jadhav’s wife, mother to visit on Dec 25

Pakistan Foreign Office announced on Friday (Dec. 8) that the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav have been given permission to visit the Indian spy in Pakistan. During the weekly...

Myanmar govt takes steps to repatriate Hindus who fled to Bangladesh

The Myanmar government is taking steps to repatriate more than 400 Hindus who fled to Bangladesh since August 25 after insurgent attacks on border police prompted counter-insurgency military operations...

Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one...

China-Nepal railway may trigger Indian response

The team of 23 was led by Zheng Jian, deputy director of National Railway Administration of China, who met with the Nepali Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport on...

Nepal elections: Communist alliance takes early lead, shocks Nepali Congress

An alliance of communist parties has taken a two-thirds lead in the initial counting of votes in Nepal’s first election to provincial and federal assemblies, a serious setback to...

Pakistan has lost more lives, troops to terrorism than any other country: Pentagon

Acknowledging Pakistan's fight against terrorism, the Pentagon said that the country has lost more lives and troops to terrorism than any other country. Addressing a press conference on Thursday (Dec....

China warns of imminent attacks by ‘terrorists’ in Pakistan

China on Friday (Dec 8) warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for a series of imminent"terrorist attacks" on Chinese targets there, an unusual alert as it pours funds...

Japan ‘cautious’ about investing in Chabahar port

Once thought to be keen on investing in the strategic Chabahar port development project in Iran, Japan now seems to be hedging its bets. A person familiar with the developments...

China promises not to interfere in Maldives’ internal affairs

China has told the Maldives that it is wedded to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. This is stated in the Joint Communique issued by...

Wassenaar Arrangement admits India as 42nd member

The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on export control for conventional arms, dual-use goods and technologies has admitted India as its 42nd member. The decision was taken during the WA's two-day...

Upgrade of India’s Mirage fighter fleet in jeopardy as maintenance contracts lapse

The upgrade of India’s Mirage 2000-H fleet could face a roadblock, after the maintenance warranty from original equipment manufacturers Dassault Aviation and Thales of France expired with nobody willing...

Myanmar’s Censorship worries

A film festival and a media development conference in Yangon has revived the controversy on Myanmar's struggle to end the draconian censorship of the military era and provide the...