Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

BANGABANDHU SATELLITE TO BE LAUNCHED MAY 10, SAYS BTRC CHIEF

After several rounds of delays, the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite has been set for May 10, says Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chief Shahjahan Mahmood. “Tests for the Bangabandhu satellite’s...

PROFESSOR AMONG 10 KILLED BY INDIAN TROOPS IN HELD KASHMIR

Ten Kashmiris, among them a professor, were shot dead by Indian forces during a clash and protests in one of the most violent days in India-held Kashmir on Sunday. Thousands...

JUDICIAL BODY TELLS COURTS NOT TO ISSUE STAY ORDERS ON CPEC

On repeated requests from China, Pakis­tan’s top judicial policymaking body has asked the country’s high courts and lower judiciary not to issue ex parte stay orders in respect of...

Islamic nations seek global pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya

Islamic foreign ministers on Sunday (May 6) launched a campaign to mobilise international support for action against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, officials said. Foreign ministers and diplomats of...

WB convenes meeting of experts from Pakistan, India in Washington

World Bank (WB) has convened a meeting of the experts from Pakistan and India in Washington on May 21st and 22nd, pertaining to the appointment of a neutral expert...

Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan: police

Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday (May 6), officials said. Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for...

Dozens of casualties in blast at Afghan voter registration centre: Officials

A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan's restive east on Sunday (May 6) killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in...

Maldives foreign debt rises to US$1.2bn

External debt reached US$1.2 billion at the end of 2017, according to the Maldives Monetary Authority’s annual report released last week. Government borrowings, which accounted for 91 percent of the...

Bar Nepalis from foreign armies: Left alliance

A work plan prepared by the left alliance task force formed by the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre has recommended barring Nepali youths from joining foreign armies. Around 44,000 Nepali nationals...

Indians cross over to Bhutan for buying fuel Rs 20 cheaper per Litre

For Indians living near the Bhutan border in Assam, a trip across the border is all it takes to get fuel and liquor at bargain prices. Hundreds of people...

Joining B&R can help India diminish domestic poverty

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a two-day official visit to China in late April and held an informal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, Central China's...

Pakistan Army, Air Force conduct joint firepower exercise in Jhelum

Pakistan Army and Air Force tested their joint conventional firepower capability in Central Command exercise at Jhelum firing ranges on Saturday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Commander Central...

Pakistan Army, Air Force conduct joint firepower exercise in Jhelum

Pakistan Army and Air Force tested their joint conventional firepower capability in Central Command exercise at Jhelum firing ranges on Saturday, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Commander Central...

Indian army to acquire land in Pantnagar to set up UAV base with eye...

The Indian Army is in the process of acquiring 60 acres of land in Pantnagar in Kumaon to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) there – a move which is...

Pakistan raises military budget as India faces squeeze

India should be concerned at the recently announced steep rise in Pakistan’s defense budget — especially as its own budget has been squeezed, experts said on Saturday. Late last month...

Bangladesh drugs gangs exploit Rohingya refugees

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh in recent years has resulted in a dramatic fall of more than 50% in the price of a popular methamphetamine-based drug known...

Bangladesh drugs gangs exploit Rohingya refugees

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh in recent years has resulted in a dramatic fall of more than 50% in the price of a popular methamphetamine-based drug known...

China defends BRI but confident about cooperating with India

China on Sunday said it was “quite normal” for it to push ahead with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a sticking point in Beijing’s ties with India, but...

China defends BRI but confident about cooperating with India

China on Sunday said it was “quite normal” for it to push ahead with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a sticking point in Beijing’s ties with India, but...

Pakistan raises military budget as India faces squeeze

India should be concerned at the recently announced steep rise in Pakistan’s defense budget — especially as its own budget has been squeezed, experts said on Saturday. Late last month...

Rambo arrows, IEDs in animal excreta: Maoists restocking with new armoury

Maoists have developed “very lethal” and crude ammunition such as ‘rambo arrows’ and ‘rocket bombs’ as part of their new IED armoury to launch attacks and inflict casualty on...
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