Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

BANGLADESHIS AMONG 9 KILLED IN SAUDI FIRE

Nine people including Bangladeshis were killed in a fire at a residential building in Saudi capital, Riyadh, according to a Bangladesh diplomat in the oil rich nation. The diplomat said...

BANGLADESHI PEACEKEEPERS AWARDED UN SERVICE MEDAL IN MALI

The UN has awarded the 139 members of the Bangladeshi Formed Police Unit for its work with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to bring...

GOOGLE DOODLE CELEBRATES PAHELA BAISHAKH

Search engine giant Google is celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year, by replacing its regular home page graphic with a special doodle for the...

NEPAL FOREIGN MINISTER HEADS FOR CHINA ON MONDAY

Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali is leaving on Monday (Apr 16) on an official visit to China, leading a Nepali delegation, the Foreign Ministry announced. The announcement comes...

Pakistani English fiction’s search for approval and recognition

Authors of Pakistani origin writing in English are on fire abroad. And in Pakistan, they are igniting a frisson of excitement and minor pyrotechnics among their readership. It is...

Dhaka signs MoU with UNHCR on Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh on Friday (Apr 13) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, relating to voluntary return of Rohingya refugees, once conditions in Myanmar are...

Pakistan inaugurates ‘strategic’ power plant in Azad Kahsmir

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday (Apr 13) inaugurated 242MW first unit of the of 969 MW Neelum Jehlum Hydropower Project (NJHPP) near Azad Jammu and Kahsmir’s...

India’s NSA meets China’s top foreign office bureaucrat

India's National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Friday met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi, a member of the political bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party...

UNAMA again records high levels of civilian casualties in Afghanistan

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday reported that during the first three months of 2018, anti-government elements caused 1,500 civilian casualties - a six percent increase...

Maldives’ electoral body guarantees smooth presidential poll

The current conditions in the Maldives are suitable for a presidential poll, the country’s electoral body said Thursday following weeks of political turmoil. The Elections Commission wants to hold the...

Chinese overtake Indian tourists in Nepal

Arrivals of Chinese tourists to Nepal overtook those from India during the first quarter of 2018 for the first time, the Department of Immigration (DoI) said on Friday (Apr...

Chinese firm to invest $800 million on Sri Lanka Port City underground road

China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) will invest $800 million to build an underground road network to Sri Lanka’s Port City, a $1.4 billion project built on reclaimed land, a...

Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker completes first survey in the Indian Ocean

The Turkish defence contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Tic. A.Ş. (STM) announced that the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker (PNFT), which was constructed with STM’s support and material kits from...

Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker completes first survey in the Indian Ocean

The Turkish defence contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Tic. A.Ş. (STM) announced that the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker (PNFT), which was constructed with STM’s support and material kits from...

Modi’s silence on Kathua and Unnao has got everyone talking

Amid the growing clamour over the rapes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, one voice has been notably absent: that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The gang-rape...

Russia, India to hold talks on building missile frigates

India is considering building Russian Project 11356 frigates at one of its shipyards and the corresponding talks are underway, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical...

Russia, India to hold talks on building missile frigates

India is considering building Russian Project 11356 frigates at one of its shipyards and the corresponding talks are underway, Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical...

Whither ill-starred SAARC?

News from New Delhi has it that India is dropping broad hints of its intention to ‘sabotage’ the already postponed Saarc summit in Islamabad. It may be recalled that...

China reaches out to West Bengal and Eastern India

In recent years, a number of Indian states, including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, have been pro-actively reaching out to Chinese provinces with an eye on attracting...

Modi’s silence on Kathua and Unnao has got everyone talking

Amid the growing clamour over the rapes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, one voice has been notably absent: that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The gang-rape...

Pakistan-Afghanistan new dialogue mechanism raises hope for tension-free ties

A recent decision by Pakistan and Afghanistan to operationalize a new mechanism for dialogue have raised hopes for bilateral comprehensive engagement on key issues including actions against irreconcilable elements...