Daily Archives: March 27, 2018

BANGLADESH SHOWCASES ITS BEST FOR COLOMBO’S FILM BUFFS

 From March 23 to 25 art film lovers of Colombo were treated to a fine collection of Bangladeshi films by the Bangladesh High Commission here and the Sri Lankan...

CHINA FREEZES MYANMAR TRADERS’ ACCOUNTS

Chinese authorities have frozen seven bank accounts owned by Myanmar traders who do business along the border in northern Shan state, claiming that the funds they contain are linked...

BANGLADESH SEES LITTLE FOREIGN FUNDS FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEE ISLAND: MINISTER

Bangladesh is not expecting much help from foreign donors as it forges ahead with plans to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited island, an undertaking that does not...

BNP TO MEET HOME MINISTER TODAY

A delegation of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is likely to meet home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at his secretariat office today to formally seek permission for holding a rally...

Beijing to take ‘Strategic Partnership’ with Dhaka to new heights

China on Monday (March 26 ) said they are willing to work together with Bangladesh to deepen the cooperation of mutual benefits and continuously push the ‘Strategic Partnership’ of...

Nepal will adopt a balanced foreign policy: PM Oli

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has remarked that Nepal’s foreign policy based on a policy of friendship will remain balanced. Releasing a book on ‘Nepal-China relations’ amid a function...

Myanmar to select new president Wednesday  

The Myanmar parliament will select a new president on Wednesday, with lawmakers choosing among three vice presidents for the successor to Htin Kyaw, the country's civilian president who resigned...

Sri Lanka to call for offshore oil exploration bids in May

Sri Lanka will call for fresh bids for offshore oil and gas exploration in May, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga said. The government is making final preparations for...

Afghans soon to fly missions with Black Hawks from US

The U.S. military has been flying UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter missions in Afghanistan for years, but the storied aircraft will soon take to the country's battlefields manned by pilots...

China projects worth more than 40% of Maldives GDP

The three largest Chinese projects in the Maldives are worth more than 40 percent of the country’s GDP, according to major new analysis, amid warnings about repayment problems and...

India looks to open up Arunachal to foreign tourists

Far-flung and remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh could soon receive foreign tourists with the Centre moving to ease entry rules under the ‘protected area permit regime’. The north-eastern state...

Pakistan again refuses joint operation with US

Pakistan has once again refused the United States’ proposal to launch a “joint operation” against the militants along the Pak-Afghan border, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry...

US sanctions Pakistani companies to set stage for NSG meeting in April?

US has, this week, added 7 Pakistani companies to the “Entity List” maintained by its Department of Commerce, in an action that is widely seen as setting stage to...

Pakistan, India in talks over harassment incidents, says FM Asif

Pakistan and India are in talks over the issue of alleged harassment of Pakistani diplomats stationed in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said. Pakistan has claimed that...

India should have ‘learnt lessons’ from Doklam stand-off: China

Asserting that Doklam belongs to it, China on Monday (March 26) said India should have “learnt lessons” from the stand-off last year, days after India’s envoy blamed China for...

Hurriyat chief’s son picks up gun. That’s a first in Kashmir

Even by Kashmiri standards where more and more youth taking up the gun now hardly attracts any notice, this is unthinkable: for the first time a top separatist leader’s...

China’s missile defense system for Pakistan aimed at India’s BrahMos missile

This week China’s Academy of Sciences confirmed it had sold a sophisticated missile defense system which was considerably superior to its “home-made missile systems”. The move signaled a dangerous level...

China’s missile defense system for Pakistan aimed at India’s BrahMos missile

This week China’s Academy of Sciences confirmed it had sold a sophisticated missile defense system which was considerably superior to its “home-made missile systems”. The move signaled a dangerous level...

India – Myanmar Navy exercise begins

India-Myanmar Navy Exercise 2018 began in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. The Union of Myanmar Navy Ships UMS King Sin Phyu Shin (Frigate) and UMS Inlay (Off-shore Patrol Vessel) arrived on...

Hurriyat chief’s son picks up gun. That’s a first in Kashmir

Even by Kashmiri standards where more and more youth taking up the gun now hardly attracts any notice, this is unthinkable: for the first time a top separatist leader’s...

India should have ‘learnt lessons’ from Doklam stand-off: China

Asserting that Doklam belongs to it, China on Monday (March 26) said India should have “learnt lessons” from the stand-off last year, days after India’s envoy blamed China for...