Daily Archives: March 31, 2018

CHINA READY TO PROMOTE BILATERAL TIES, XI TELLS MYANMAR’S NEW PRESIDENT

Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated U Win Myint on his election as Myanmar's new president, saying China would like to promote the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to...

INDIAN EDITOR ARRESTED FOR SPREADING FAKE NEWS

Indian police have arrested the editor of a website for publishing a fake report that Muslims had attacked a monk from the Jain faith, officials said yesterday. Mr Mahesh Vikram...

NO, THANK YOU, INDIA TELLS DALAI LAMA

An original song of thanks to India had been rehearsed, and a stadium in New Delhi booked for a celebratory rally - all a gesture of gratitude from the...

AMAL CLOONEY TO REPRESENT TWO REUTERS JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN MYANMAR

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar. A court in Yangon has been holding preliminary hearings since January to...

China backs Nepal’s foreign policy

Two days after Prime Minister KP Oli’s briefing to the international community, China on said that it appreciates the Nepal government’s pursuit of an independent foreign policy. “The government of...

Why India is walking away from its tit-for-tat China policy

After relations between China and India reached a new low during last year’s Doklam stand-off, New Delhi’s China policy has taken a sharp turn this year, in what could...

Shrinking space for freedom of expression in Bangladesh

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Bangladesh face challenges from religious fanatics and from a government that is all out to consolidate power by stifling dissent...

Pakistan announces Babur Sub-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) test

Pakistan Navy had successfully test-fired the submarine-launched version of the Babur – i.e. the ‘submarine-launched cruise missile Babur (SLCM Babur)’. The SLCM Babur has a stated range of 450...

Pakistan announces Babur Sub-Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) test

Pakistan Navy had successfully test-fired the submarine-launched version of the Babur – i.e. the ‘submarine-launched cruise missile Babur (SLCM Babur)’. The SLCM Babur has a stated range of 450...

Pakistan, India can take trade up to $30bn if they improve ties: Indian envoy

The Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, on Friday stressed the need to improve trade ties between the two neighbouring nations while addressing an event at the Lahore...

Indian army chief visits forward areas bordering China

India’s Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday (March 30) visited forward areas bordering China in eastern Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Gen Rawat arrived at Leh...

Afghanistan sets October date for much-delayed elections

Afghanistan aims to hold parliamentary and local district elections in October, more than three years late, a senior election official said, although much work needs to happen quickly to...

India ups price of electricity exported to Nepal

India has raised the price of electricity that it exports to Nepal. As per the new power purchase agreement by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and India's NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam...

Bhutanese minerals, cardamom export to Bangladesh increases

Export of minerals to Bangladesh has increased by a huge margin in 2017, figures with the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) indicated. Bhutan was able to export about 2.12 million (M)...

Pakistan assures unconditional support to Sri Lanka

Pakistan assured unconditional support to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to achieve a bright and prosperous future. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, speaking at a...

Shrinking space for freedom of expression in Bangladesh

Freedom of the press and freedom of expression in Bangladesh face challenges from religious fanatics and from a government that is all out to consolidate power by stifling dissent...

Why India is walking away from its tit-for-tat China policy

After relations between China and India reached a new low during last year’s Doklam stand-off, New Delhi’s China policy has taken a sharp turn this year, in what could...

Indian power companies oppose NTPC’s supply pact with Bangladesh

The Association of Power Producers, a lobby of Indian power companies, has raised objections to an NTPC subsidiary signing a power supply agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB),...

Call to join Myanmar rebel group spreads panic in Bangladesh hills

Panic has spread in the hilly areas of Bandarban after Myanmar-based Arakan Army (AA) sent letters to Bangladeshi youths, inviting them to join the insurgent group. Youths living in remote...

Russia, Taliban ‘laughed’ at US claims of Moscow arming fighters

Representatives from Russia and the Taliban "laughed" at US claims that Moscow has been arming the group, according to Russia's envoy to Afghanistan. Zamir Kabulov said on Thursday that in...

Avoiding ‘religious’ violence in Sri Lanka

On the night of February 22, four drunken Muslim youths traveling on a three-wheeler in Sri Lanka’s Kandy district beat up a Sinhala Buddhist truck driver because he had...