Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Lankan President revokes gazette permitting sale of liquor to women

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena announced Sunday that he has instructed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to cancel last week’s gazette notifications revoking the prohibition of...

Grim year for BD economy

The economy of Bangladesh has come under pressure due to the banking sector crisis, inflation and soaring imports amid inadequate export earnings and insufficient remittance inflows, the Centre for...

Delhi’s Teen Murti Chowk renamed after Israeli city Haifa

Teen Murti Chowk in central Delhi, capital of India, was formally rechristened as Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart...

Afghan govt holds unofficial peace talks with Taliban

Afghan government representatives have held unofficial talks with five Taliban members in Turkey on Sunday (Jan 14). Humayun Jarir and Abbas Basir are representing Afghan government in the meeting. Humayun Jarir,...

Villagers on India – Myanmar border to get passes

 India and Myanmar are all set to streamline free movement of people within 16 km along their borders. The Centre has asked the four states that share unfenced border...

No primary, Yameen ruling party president candidate: PPM

Incumbent President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom apparently has the full support of PPM to run for a second term. Secretary General of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Abdulla Khaleel has...

India, Nepal officials meet to resolve border issues

In order to check frequent confrontations between people from either sides and prevent rapid encroachment of no-man’s land, officials of India and Nepal led by their Field Survey Teams...

China secretly sold Pakistan a large combat drone!

China appears to have secretly sold Pakistan a large combat drone, according to new satellite images. This was first pointed out by the Center for the Study of the Drone...

India, Pak. NSAs met 4 times, keep phone links live: officials

Indian and Pakistani National Security Advisors Ajit Doval and Gen. (Retd) Naseer Janjua have been meeting and speaking on the telephone more regularly than they have officially confirmed. They...

Netanyahu travels to India for visit focused on economic issues

Netanyahu’s visit – the first by an Israeli prime minister since 2003 – comes within the framework of events to mark a quarter century of diplomatic relations. Like Modi’s...

India to raise 15 new battalions for Pakistan, China borders

India is planning to raise 15 new battalions in the country’s two important border guarding forces – the BSF and the ITBP – to fortify defence along the strategic...

BJP MLA says only those Muslims will stay in India who embrace Hindu culture

A BJP legislator from Ballia district of India’s Uttar Pradesh has landed himself in hot water after stating that once India becomes a “Hindu rashtra”, only those Muslims will...

Pakistan’s nuclear capability a ‘weapon of deterrence’: DG ISPR

Responding to a remark by the Indian army chief that his country's armed forces are ready to call Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff”, the chief of Pakistan Army's media wing has...

‘Modi is a close friend of Israel’: Netanyahu kicks off historic India tour in...

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi on Sunday (Jan 14) for the first visit by an Israeli leader to India in 15 years, promising closer ties...

Myanmar, Bangladesh meet amid doubts about Rohingya repatriation plan

Officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh meet on Monday (Jan 15) to discuss how to implement another deal, signed on Nov. 23, on the return of more than 650,000 Rohingya...

India, China will soon have a hotline: Indian Army Chief

A hotline will be set up between the Indian and Chinese armies very soon, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said. "It is moving very fast. Very soon we will have...

Round one to Hefazot as Tabligh steps back

One of the largest gatherings of devout Muslims of the world --Biswaijtema -- held annually near the Turag river of Dhaka is famous for large turnouts, major traffic jams...