Daily Archives: February 28, 2018

UN wants to see fair polls in Bangladesh

The United Nations has reiterated its position saying it wants to see free, fair and open elections everywhere including in Bangladesh. "And, as a matter of principle, we would like...

Pakistan says minister’s visit to India not decided

Pakistan has rejected the Indian media reports that Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik has agreed to attend an informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting taking place in Delhi on March...

Ghani to map out peace plan at Kabul Process

A number of former government officials, political affairs analysts and politicians on Tuesday said the Kabul Process is a good chance for the National Unity Government (NUG) to gain...

Delhi wants rail links with Kathmandu

Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, India coordinator of the Eminent Persons Group, has said New Delhi wants rail links with Kathmandu. There is discussion going on in Delhi over railway connection between...

Suu Kyi should oppose Myanmar military or resign, says fellow Nobel Prize winner

Myanmar leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi should try to stop military atrocities against Rohingya civilians or resign, said fellow Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman. Rights groups and United Nations investigators...

Hambantota port will not be used as military base: Sri Lanka Army

Hambantota port will not be used as a foreign military base, Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne clarified today at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue 2018,  at...

Maldives declines India’s invite for mega Naval exercise

After ignoring India's repeated appeals to roll back the emergency it imposed earlier this month, Maldives has declined New Delhi's invitation to participate in a naval exercise next month. As...

India, Nepal to hold joint exercise in Pithoragarh

India and Nepal would hold a joint exercise in Uttarakhand that will include training on jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well as disaster response activities, the defence ministry sources...

Seven BD banks struggle to finance themselves with Tk 94bn capital deficits

Seven banks of Bangladesh are currently operating with capital deficits totalling over Tk 94 billion until September last year - a crisis that threatens to metastasise into a large-scale...

Why is Russia warming up to Pakistan?

As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for "not taking action on some of the entities and individuals designated as...

Sikh groups want Vatican status for Golden Temple, apology for Operation Blue Star

Sikh groups in other countries, engaged in secret talks with the government of India, put forward three main demands, including an apology at a global forum for the 1984...

China praises Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts

China on Tuesday (Feb 27) said global community should shed bias and take an "objective" look at Pakistan's efforts on counter terrorism, days after it backed out from supporting...

Top US official on quiet Pakistan visit to improve ties

A senior United States National Security Council official has been quietly visiting the federal capital amid reports that both sides are giving ‘behind-the-scenes’ efforts aimed at fixing the strains...

The Betrayal of India: A close look at the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

These days we rush from one media story to another, trying to keep up with the latest terrorist attack. Yesterday Paris; today London; tomorrow, who knows? These attacks are...

Political confusion likely to recommence in Lanka

In the aftermath of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe retaining his Premiership and taking on an additional charge of law and order, there is trouble brewing, with sections within his...

Indian foreign secretary may meet Pakistan counterpart in Kabul this week

India’s foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale may meet his Pakistan counterpart Tehmina Janjua on the sidelines of a multilateral conference on Afghanistan in Kabul this week, officials in the ministry...

ISIS present in J&K, carried out 2 attacks: Police chief

A day after Islamic terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the killing of a policeman in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, the state police, in a first, admitted that...

Trump’s India tilt

Last week, Donald Trump Jr visited India to tour and promote properties licensed by the Trump Organisation. The visit has been controversial in the US, blurring the lines between...

Maldives opposition seeks UN-mediated talks to end crisis

The Maldivian opposition said on Tuesday (Feb 27) it had hired a former United Nations rights rapporteur to push the global body to intervene in a political deadlock that...