Daily Archives: December 24, 2017

Christmas cuts across faiths and ethnicities in Bangladesh

Naveed Hassan is the public relations manager at Dhaka's Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel and his busiest period is from mid-December to the first week of January. On Dec. 20, Hassan,...

Multi-ethnic party launched in Lanka by Tamil Progressive Alliance

Sri Lanka is seeing one of the first post war attempts at national reconciliation through political unity through the decision of a Tamil political partyto contest the February 2018...

Sino-Lanka Rubber-Rice Pact symbolises ‘a friend in need, a friend indeed’

“The Sino-Sri Lanka relationship has become a model relationship between states with different social systems. We believe that, thanks to joint efforts of the two governments and the two...

Gujarat warning for Modi, BJP

When asked what the BJP was doing to fulfil Narendra Modi's pre-poll promise to deposit a few lakhs in all bank accounts after bringing back black money of Indians...

Nepal – in the throes of change and hope

The airport of Kathmandu has gone through the mill of change in recent years as with much of Nepal, politics or otherwise. Where once was a flurry of elbowing...

BB PM’s media advisor proposes introduction of uniform visas, currencies

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Media Affairs Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury has stressed upon the need of introducing uniform visas and currencies for India and Bangladesh. He made the statement in...

‘US threats against Pakistan can negatively affect relations’

Pakistan's Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Ghafoor told the Dawn newspaper that constant US threats against Pakistan can "negatively affect" the existing cooperation. Ghafoor's statement comes after...

Sri Lanka keen to enhance trade with Pakistan

Sri Lanka on Tuesday showed interest to further enhance bilateral trade and economic relations with Pakistan as both countries have good potential to do trade in many areas. Consul General...

Pak army chief wants good relations with India, but it takes two to tango

In a major gesture, Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly said the military was ready to back the political leadership’s initiative for normalisation of relations with India. Pakistan army...

Moscow warns Daesh fighters fleeing Syria, Iraq for Afghanistan

Daesh has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan - many of whom fled Syria and Iraq this year -  Russia's head of the Middle East department at the Russian Foreign...

Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case, taken into custody

A special CBI court on Saturday (Dec 23) convicted former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and 15 other people in a 21-year-old fodder...

Top Pakistan diplomat hopeful about ties with US

Despite United States leaders’ high-pitched rhetoric against Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is still optimistic about reaching an accommodation with the Trump administration and says that US threats of...

Slow equipment supply causes delay in India’s destroyer project

India's ambitious mission-ready deployment of naval assets in the Indian Ocean has hit a hurdle with Russia and Ukraine delaying the supply of critical equipment to be fitted on...