Daily Archives: February 10, 2018

ARRESTS, HARASSMENT ON SUSPICION

Law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have been detaining people and harassing them in the police stations, according to families of those picked up. A 72-year-old man had been waiting at...

SRI LANKANS TO VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS IN KEY TEST FOR RULING COALITION

More than 15 million Sri Lankans are set to vote on Saturday (Feb 10) in long-delayed local elections after a bitter fight between the two main ruling coalition partners...

Pakistan for revival of structured talks with US

A Pakistani federal minister has urged the US leadership to treat Pakistan with respect and called for revival of structured dialogue between the two countries so that strained ties...

UK HINTS LIFT OF AIR CARGO BAN ON DHAKA-LONDON ROUTE

The United Kingdom has indicated withdrawal of ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to London soon saying they are very pleased over the progress Bangladesh government and Civil...

Dhaka, Delhi agree to set up more border haats

Bangladesh and India have agreed in principle to set up more border haats (markets) along the common borders of the two countries in future considering the local demand. The agreement...

Afghan, Pakistani officials hold talks in Islamabad

Following the visit of a Pakistani delegation to Kabul last week, senior officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan have held talks to discuss key issues around security, peace and stability...

Indian Air Force officer arrested for allegedly sharing information with ISI

An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer has been arrested in Delhi on charges of espionage and passing on classified information to Pakistani intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI. Group...

Nepal to start process of new govt formation from Feb 18

CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the process to form the new government will begin from February 18. Speaking at a presser organized by Press Centre,...

Sri Lanka-Bangladesh FTA this year

Bangladesh’s High Commissioner Riaz Hamid-ullah expressed confidence in finalising the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between with Sri Lanka within the year, aimed at improving bilateral partnerships. “The Bangladeshi Ministry is...

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’

China is developing sea-based anti-missile systems and plans to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, according to military experts. The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried...

Japan affirms military ties with Myanmar army

Japan has affirmed its defence cooperation with Myanmar despite international criticism of the country’s government and military over the handling of the northern Rakhine crisis. Kentaro Sonoura, special adviser to...

‘UN monitoring Bangladesh situation’

The United Nations (UN) has called on ‘all sides’ in Bangladesh politics to maintain calm after sentencing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia. UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres may...

India suspects China of disrupting River Sutlej flow

The Indian government has started monitoring the flow of water in the River Sutlej and its tributaries after locals in the state of Himachal Pradesh raised an alarm over...

China denies reports it’s building military base in Pakistan

Unverified reports have surfaced claiming that China may be in the process of acquiring land in Pakistan to build its second-ever military base outside of its sovereign territory. Beijing...

US forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants

US forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in an action that is likely to please Beijing, which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against...

On Maldives, India appears to be losing the initiative to China

By cold shouldering the Maldivian government’s effort to send a Special Envoy to New Delhi to explain the circumstances which led to the declaration of a State of Emergency...

Pakistan seeks US funds for fence on Afghan border

Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan -- and it wants the U.S. to help pay for it. Less than 10 percent...