Daily Archives: January 24, 2018

Indian BSF sexually assaults Bangladeshi on train

A Bangladeshi woman travelling back home from India on the Maitree Express has filed a complaint that an on-duty BSF jawan had sexually assaulted her inside a washroom at...

Pakistan to hold general elections in July

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Tuesday (Jan 23) that general elections in the country will be held in July this year. Speaking to senior journalists, the...

Saudi Arabia to invest in TAPI gas pipeline project

Saudi Arabia would make considerable investments in the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, Turkmenistan Deputy Prime Minister Maksat Babayev says. Babayev, in charge of the fuel and energy...

India blocks Nepali ginger

The 'friendly' neighbor in the south has once again imposed an obstruction on Nepal's export of agricultural produce into their country, this time blocking entry of trucks carrying Nepali...

Maldives govt hits-back at Nasheed over China ‘land grab’ claim

Maldives government on Tuesday (Jan 23) responded strongly to self exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed's comments against the growing Chinese influence in the archipelago, accusing the global super power...

India-Russia to sign contract for 48 Mi-17 choppers by March

A contract for Mi-17V-5 helicopters, which was supposed to be signed last year, is now expected to be finalised soon, a top Russian official has said. “Negotiations with the Indian...

Sri Lanka, Singapore sign FTA amidst controversy

Sri Lanka and Singapore, on Tuesday (Jan 23) inked a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) aimed at boosting trade and investment between the two countries amidst some local allegations of...

Afghanistan’s transit trade through Pakistan picks up

Afghanistan’s transit trade through Pakistan has reached a value of $1.4 billion in the first six months of the ongoing financial year, indicating that the volume can increase to...

What did the Russian defense minister’s Myanmar visit accomplish?

Over the weekend, Russia’s defense minister visited Myanmar as part of a broader Southeast Asia tour. The trip and the resulting agreements once again placed the focus on the...

India, China to co-host energy meet in Delhi

India and China, along with South Korea, will co-host a meeting of energy ministers from 60 countries in New Delhi in April. The meeting, which will be inaugurated by Prime...

UN urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations to ensure safeguards

The U.N. refugee agency and other groups have urged a rethink of the plan to send Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar amid fears of forced repatriations and the inability...

Bangladesh ahead of 40 countries in IDI index

Bangladesh showed stable and qualitative improvement in major economic indicators last year, with leading 40 countries in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Among 74...

Hindu right-wingers in Punjab seeking guns for protection

Following a spate of killings of Hindu nationalist leaders in the Indian state of Punjab, many right-wingers there are applying for gun licenses in a bid to defend against...

UN chief offers mediation between Pakistan, India

In wake of increased incidents of ceasefire violations across Line of Control (LOC) over the past ten days, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres on Jnauary 22, Monday urged both Pakistan...