Daily Archives: March 24, 2018

SHAMEFUL FOR BANGLADESH TO BE CONSIDERED AUTOCRATIC: OPPOSITION BNP

It is shameful for Bangladesh that it is now considered under autocratic rule, BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said today (March 24). The BNP leader...

IRAN INTERESTED TO INVEST IN HERAT MINING PROJECT

Iran is willing to invest in Sangan iron ore mine in Herat province and process the mineral resource inside that country. However, the Afghan government has called for processing the...

The dysfunctional megacity: why Dhaka is bursting at the sewers

After decades cleaning the sewers of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s crowded capital, Sujon Lal Routh has seen plenty of misery. But the tragedy of 2008 was the worst. After a day...

Bangladesh Navy ship reaches Sri Lankan port on goodwill visit

Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed a Bangladesh naval ship arrived at the Port of Colombo on Thursday (22 March). A guided missile frigate of the Bangladesh...

Pakistan accuses India of making IWT dysfunctional

Pakistan accused India of making the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) “dysfunctional” and said it has taken up the matter with the World Bank. The IWT was signed in 1960 after...

India mulls 74% FDI in defense sector

The Indian government has floated the draft Defense Production Policy 2018 that sets an ambitious target to achieve a turnover of $26 billion in defense goods and services by...

Improving mountain roads, trails can enhance food security in Nepal: WFP

Improving roads and trails in mountainous regions of Nepal can enhance food security and nutrition for remote rural communities, according to a report released here on Friday. The report "Road...

Bhutan exporters to hold talks with banks in Bangladesh

A team led by the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will hold a meeting on Saturday (March 24) with representatives of at least 20 financial institutions in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Representatives from...

Bangladesh listed as new “autocracy”

Bangladesh is among five countries where minimum standard of democracy is absent, according to a German organisation. The country is under an autocratic government, observed Bertelsmann Stiftung in its latest...

Maldives rebukes India’s ‘unhelpful’ call to release prisoners

The Maldives has flatly rejected calls from India to execute a Supreme Court order for the release and retrial of nine prisoners. Welcoming the revocation of a 45-day state of...

Turbulent politics set to return to Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s two main parties, the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been in a deadlock for years over the legitimacy of the government. The...

Maldives looks to ‘long lost cousin’ China, despite ‘brother’ India’s concerns

The Maldives will further embrace Chinese investment but is aware it risks getting caught between China and India, the country’s ambassador to China said on Thursday. He made the remarks...

Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

A close ally of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took a step closer to becoming the country's new president after the lower house overwhelmingly voted for Win...

India crafts its own ‘string of pearls’ to rival China’s naval jewels in the...

When it comes to the Indian Ocean, New Delhi is hedging its bets against an assertive China. India and France recently signed a strategic pact opening up their naval...

Maldives looks to ‘long lost cousin’ China, despite ‘brother’ India’s concerns

The Maldives will further embrace Chinese investment but is aware it risks getting caught between China and India, the country’s ambassador to China said on Thursday. He made the remarks...

Turbulent politics set to return to Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s two main parties, the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been in a deadlock for years over the legitimacy of the government. The...

‘Could not be coerced to toe line’: Pakistan’s strong message for Trump

Pakistan’s president Mamnoon Hussain Friday (March 23) said Pakistan’s desire for peace in the region should not be construed as its weakness and reminded India to peacefully resolve the...

Chinese commerce minister set to visit India next week

In what will be the first high-level engagement between India and China in months, India is looking to host Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan next week. While both sides...

Chinese unmanned tanks pose a new threat for Indian Army’s defences

In 1962, even strong Indian Army defences in sectors like Ladakh and Walong were eventually overrun by human waves of Chinese soldiers. The scenario for a future war is...

Chinese unmanned tanks pose a new threat for Indian Army’s defences

In 1962, even strong Indian Army defences in sectors like Ladakh and Walong were eventually overrun by human waves of Chinese soldiers. The scenario for a future war is...

India’s new frontline fighter air base near Pakistan border

In a major move to boost infrastructure along the India-Pakistan border, New Delhi has cleared construction of a new frontline airbase at Deesa in Banaskantha district of Gujarat for...