Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

BADAKHSHAN’S KOHISTAN DISTRICT FALLS TO TALIBAN

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed some countries for supporting al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Daesh, saying that the groups are being financed and nurtured by US’s allies...

‘BB OPEN TO OUT-OF-COURT SETTLEMENT OVER CYBER HEIST’

Bangladesh would consider an out-of-court settlement with a bank in the Philippines over $81 million stolen from its accounts in New York by hackers who wired the money to...

BOOST FOR INDIA AFTER CHINA REMOVED IMPORT DUTIES ON 28 MEDICINES, INCLUDING ALL CANCER...

China said on Thursday (May 3) it has removed import duties on as many as 28 medicines, including all cancer drugs, from May 1, a move which would help...

Our “On-Off” relationship

It is easy now to criticize Pakistan's leaders of the 50s for becoming a member of the Baghdad Pact in 1954, could our armed forces have repelled any concerted...

OIC FMs to meet in Dhaka Saturday

The 45th session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) will begin in Dhaka on Saturday with a special focus on the Rohingya crisis...

Move to end India-Pakistan divide over South Asian Varsity

While tensions weigh down Indo-Pak relations, the recent resumption of Track II discussions has opened up the possibility of easing strains at least on one front – the South...

Dust storms kill more than 100 in north India

More than a hundred people were killed in northern Indian after fierce dust storms lashed several densely populated areas. The country’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, saw the highest number...

Nepal, Bangladesh keen to invest in India’s UP

India's neighbours, Bangladesh and Nepal, have expressed interest in investing in Uttar Pradesh. Representatives from the small and medium scale industries in the two countries are expected to arrive...

India’s FM to pay two-day visit to Myanmar from 10 May

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay a two-day visit to Myanmar from 10 May during which key bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Rakhine...

Bhutan sets up NTCA-like body for tiger protection

Bhutan has established a centre on the lines of India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to monitor cross-border tiger movements, which will help protect big cats. The National Tiger Center...

Bangladesh in a bind over LNG imports

The arrival of Bangladesh's first imported liquefied natural gas shipment at the floating Moheshkhali terminal in the Bay of Bengal last week is expected to ease an acute gas...

Sino-Indian summit takes the right road to economic cooperation

The leaders of two countries accounting for one third of the world’s entire population met to narrow long-standing differences and heal distrust at the weekend. Despite the importance of the...

India misses deadline for issuing naval hardware tender

India has missed the deadline for issuing tenders to procure submarines and naval helicopters after approvals for Indian Navy’s three major procurement programs lapsed in the last 10 months,...

India misses deadline for issuing naval hardware tender

India has missed the deadline for issuing tenders to procure submarines and naval helicopters after approvals for Indian Navy’s three major procurement programs lapsed in the last 10 months,...

BD regulator clears China bourses’ bid to buy 25% of Dhaka bourse

Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a joint offer by China’s Shenzhen and Shanghai bourses to buy 25 percent of Dhaka Stock Exchange. The SEC gave the approval on...

Indian sales push Israeli defense export to all-time high of $9.2 billion

Sales of the Barak missile system and other weapons deals with India have pushed Israeli defence exports to an all-time high of $9.2 billion in 2017. Israel’s defense exports increased...

Congress finds fault with BJP’s Bangladesh policy

India’s diplomatic relations with Bangladesh are likely to have rifts, says India’s main opposition party, the Indian National Congress, in its new document on foreign policy. The party has revealed...

Pak FO denies reports of ‘deal’ on Dr Shakil Afridi

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday (May 3) that there is no deal under way between Pakistan and anyone else over the matter of Dr...

A lesson for India in Japan’s approach to China’s belt and road initiative

U.S. President Donald Trump’s lukewarm approach toward Japan has compelled the latter to explore the possibility of improving ties with Beijing. Of late, there seems to be a desire...

A lesson for India in Japan’s approach to China’s belt and road initiative

U.S. President Donald Trump’s lukewarm approach toward Japan has compelled the latter to explore the possibility of improving ties with Beijing. Of late, there seems to be a desire...

Afghan president, CEO due to visit Pakistan soon, says envoy

Afghan consul general Professor Mohammad Moeen Marastial on Wednesday said a high-level delegation from Kabul would visit Islamabad in a few days to discuss ways and means to improve...