Daily Archives: April 23, 2018

TRIAL RUN OF TRI-NATION BUS SERVICE FLAGGED OFF

A trial of bus service on Bangladesh-India-Nepal route has been flagged off, what is seen as a major development in cross border transport service among the three nations. Two buses...

AFGHANISTAN APPROVES FIRST FULL-FLEDGED ISLAMIC BANK

Afghanistan’s central bank has granted a license to the Islamic Bank of Afghanistan (IBA), the first lender in the country to apply the interest-free principles of Islamic finance in...

CHINA MARKET OPENS UP FOR AFGHAN CARPETS

Afghan carpet exporters on Sunday said that traders signed a number of contracts with Chinese businesses after attending the Domotex carpet and rugs expo in Shanghai in China recently. They...

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO REBUILD POST-QUAKE NEPAL BEING MISDIRECTED: EXPERTS

Billions of dollars poured into Nepal after a powerful earthquake devastated the country three years ago is being misdirected towards building unnecessary new homes where old ones could have...

CHINESE STATE COUNCILLOR MEETS WITH FORMER MYANMAR PM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Sunday with former Myanmar President U Thein Sein, vowing to promote the development of the China-Myanmar economic corridor, Xinhua...

Steel cutting ceremony held for Pakistan’s first Damen 1800 OPV

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards conducted the steel-cutting ceremony for the first of two Damen 1800 offshore patrol vessels (OPV) ordered by the Pakistan Navy in June 2017. The event was...

Steel cutting ceremony held for Pakistan’s first Damen 1800 OPV

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards conducted the steel-cutting ceremony for the first of two Damen 1800 offshore patrol vessels (OPV) ordered by the Pakistan Navy in June 2017. The event was...

BNP demands Khaleda’s treatment in local hospital

Two BNP senior leaders met home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Sunday with their party's demand for ensuring better treatment of their ailing chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia at...

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to set up working group

Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to establish working group to resolve all the outstanding issues. The decision was taken during a meeting between Adviser to Prime minister on Finance, Revenue and...

Blast at election center in Afghan capital kills 57

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday (Apr 22), killing at least 57 people and injuring more than...

Bhutan’s NC election sees record voter turnout of 54.3%

A total of 234,535 voters have voted in Bhutan’s third National Council election on Saturday. That’s 54.3 per cent of the 432,030 total registered voters. This means the voter turnout...

China becomes top importer to Maldives in March

Asian economic powerhouse China is the top importer to Maldives according to March 2018 data collected through local authorities. Maldives Customs statistical data indicates the CIF (Cost Insurance Freight) value...

Chinese state councilor meets with former Myanmar president

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday (Apr 23) met with former Myanmar President U Thein Sein, vowing to promote the development of the China-Myanmar economic...

Over 50 Chinese-made aircraft delivered to BOR countries

More than 50 Chinese-made Y-12 series aircraft have been delivered to eight Belt and Road (BOR) countries, according to aircraft manufacturer AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co., Ltd (HAIG). The...

Sri Lanka’s cabinet will be sworn in next week’

A new full Cabinet will be sworn in next week, Minister of Health and the co-cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said. The Health Minister made this statement addressing a ceremony...

How China’s billions are modernising Pakistan’s railways, and quickly

Just a pledge from China to help upgrade Pakistan's train network has prompted authorities in the South Asian nation to overhaul its colonial-era rail infrastructure. For software businessman Farrukh Malik,...

How China’s billions are modernising Pakistan’s railways, and quickly

Just a pledge from China to help upgrade Pakistan's train network has prompted authorities in the South Asian nation to overhaul its colonial-era rail infrastructure. For software businessman Farrukh Malik,...

Child rape case heightens India’s Hindu-Muslim divide

The Internet is being cut for hours on end in Jammu as authorities try to halt protests that have grown in the Kashmir winter capital since the rape-murder of...

India’s SSB completes border deployment along Nepal, Bhutan

In order to strengthen security along India's eastern frontier, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has finally completed the deployment of over 54,000 personnel along the open and crime-prone borders...

Modi’s to visit China this week as rapprochement gathers pace

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement gather pace following a testing year in...

Nepal negotiates with India, Pakistan to revitalize SAARC

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Sunday (Apr 22) that Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalize the South Asian Association for Regional...