Daily Archives: March 28, 2018

BANGLADESH OPPOSITION LEADER NOT PRODUCED BEFORE COURT ‘FOR SECURITY REASON’

BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) chairperson Khaleda Zia was not produced before the court in Zia Charitable Trust graft case on Wednesday (March 28) for security reasons, according to a...

SUU KYI ALLY ELECTED MYANMAR PRESIDENT

Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday (March 28) elected a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level...

2 Bangladeshis in Forbes’ young social entrepreneurs list

Two Bangladeshis have been put on the 2018 version of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Asia list for their contributions towards solving problems through their business initiatives. The two young...

Pakistan army chief likely to visit Maldives this week

Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit the Maldives later this week, The Wire reported on 26 March. If the reports are confirmed, Bajwa’s visit will be the...

RESOLVING ROHINGYA CRISIS IN MUTUAL INTEREST: BANGLADESH TELLS INDIA

Resolving the Rohingya crisis will be in interest of both India and Bangladesh, as the presence of thousands of “unemployed” refugees in the region can be as much a...

UZBEKISTAN OFFERS TO HOST TALKS BETWEEN AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, TALIBAN

Uzbekistan offered to host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a move that could make Tashkent a player in settling the decades-long conflict in the neighboring...

Pakistan defends nuclear safety record after US sanctions companies

Pakistan has defended its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies...

US considering permanent freeze on Pakistan military aid

The Trump administration has been looking into a range of new options to incrementally pressure Pakistan into acting against militants, Foreign Policy reported. According to the American publication, White House...

Tashkent calls on Taliban to embrace peace offer

Senior diplomats and representatives of regional and Western countries have wrapped up a day-long conference here in Tashkent to call on the Taliban to lay down arms and embrace...

India’s SC refuses to extend May 31 deadline for updating Assam NRC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (March 27) refused to extend the May 31 deadline for the ongoing process of publishing the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam...

India, Pakistan to hold Permanent Indus Commission meet from March 29

India and Pakistan will hold a two-day meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission here from Thursday  to discuss various issues under the Indus Waters Treaty, sources said on Tuesday. This...

India’s first global counter terrorism centre to open in Jaipur

India’s first global counter terrorism and anti-insurgency centre will come up in Jaipur on a 50-acre land. Rajasthan home department has identified land for the centre near Bagru town...

MAHB exits Maldives airport project

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has sold off its entire 23% stake in an airport in Maldives, including its receivables and loans, to joint venture partner GMR Holdings for...

Sri Lanka sinks bullet proof vehicles, LTTE ship

Sri Lankan Navy Tuesday (March 27) dumped in sea several bullet proof vehicles, including an LTTE ship, used by former presidents during the three-decade long civil war to prevent...

‘Pitfalls’ ahead of Bangladesh getting out of LDC bloc

As Bangladesh, a country of more than 160 million people and an economy worth US$686.5 billion, enters a stipulated six-year graduation period to become a “developing country” by 2024,...

Trade war talk likely worse than reality, says Sri Lankan official

The first salvo in President Donald Trump’s trade war isn’t being heard too loudly in Sri Lanka’s capital, where cranes tower over Chinese-funded construction projects across the capital. Despite new...

Pakistan says China Standing With it, US ‘Constantly Receding’

A top Pakistani government official argues that the crisis in relations with the United States stems from Washington’s focus on military partnership rather than engaging Pakistan as a democracy...

“We fell to the level of the Nepali Prime Minister talking to the Second...

 Kanak Mani Dixit is a pre-eminent voice for democracy and freedom of the press in South Asia. An outspoken critic of the establishment, he was arrested in 2016. Notable...

Pakistan defends nuclear safety record after US sanctions companies

Pakistan has defended its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies...

Vessels of US 7th. Fleet conduct exercise with Indian frigate Tarkash

The Arleigh Burke-class US guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), along with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and the guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and...

India’s SC refuses to extend May 31 deadline for updating Assam NRC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (March 27) refused to extend the May 31 deadline for the ongoing process of publishing the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam...