Daily Archives: May 9, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

BCIM will take off after Wuhan

One of the key takeaway from the Xi-Modi 'informal summit at Wuhan appears to be the long dormant BCIM. The separate communiques issued after Wuhan alluded to BCIM positively....

BANGLADESHIS CROWNED CHAMPIONS IN XIAMEN UNIVERSITY FOOD FEST

Bangladeshi students have become champions in the 5th international food festival at Xiamen University in China. The Bangladeshi students on Monday were crowned champions beating students from Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea,...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE INVITES VISITORS FOR BANGABANDHU-1 LAUNCH

Kennedy Space Centre has invited visitors to witness the launching of Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite, at its visitor complex tomorrow. SpaceX will target Thursday, May 10 from 4:12 to...

STAY ON KHALEDA’S BAIL: HEARING BEGINS ON 2 APPEALS

The Supreme Court today resumed the hearing on the two appeals against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's High Court bail order in a corruption case. A four-member bench of the Appellate...

CHINA RESISTS PUSH AT UN FOR MYANMAR PROBE OF ROHINGYA ATTACKS

China is resisting a British-led push at the UN Security Council to increase pressure on Myanmar to try those responsible for attacks on the Rohingya, according to a draft...

Key district in Baghlan falls to Taliban

Local officials confirmed that Tala Wa Barfak district in Baghlan province, north of Afghanistan, has been under siege by militants since Tuesday (May 8) morning. Tala Wa Barfak district governor...

Number of vehicles in Bhutan grows by 9% from 2016-2017

The number of vehicles in Bhutan increased by over nine per cent from 2016 to 2017. This is according to the Info-Comm and Transport Statistics 2018 released by the...

Maldives’ CJ sentenced to 4 months & 24 days in prison

Maldives’ Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed has sentenced to four months and 24 days in prison for obstruction of the State, after being found guilty of ordering the suspension of...

Nepal prepares to issue global tender after cancelling Chinese firm’s permit

Nepal’s government is preparing to issue a ‘global tender’ to seek proposals from qualified companies to construct the 1,200 MW Budhigandaki hydro project which was to be built by...

Nearly 100,000 Chinese tourists visit Sri Lanka up to April

Nearly 100,000 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka till April this year, making China among the top three countries generating the most number of tourists to the island country, statistics...

Romancing the West risks India’s regional influence

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, that was launched in 2017 and became dormant, is moving toward resurrection. The complex restructuring of international relations and the arrival of Cold...

Chinese missiles changing the game in the air, the global arms trade

For a quarter century, the United States and its allies owned the skies, fighting wars secure in the knowledge that no opponent could compete in the air. As tensions...

The Big Bang in Indian defense is delayed

India has millions of military personnel, billions of dollars in arms spending and grave threats on its borders, yet the nation doesn’t make its own fighter jets and anti-tank...

The Big Bang in Indian defense is delayed

India has millions of military personnel, billions of dollars in arms spending and grave threats on its borders, yet the nation doesn’t make its own fighter jets and anti-tank...

Are Aligarh, Gurugram mere theatres of BJP’s play on communal politics?

The manner in which Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath defended the violence by right-wing groups at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and then...

Are Aligarh, Gurugram mere theatres of BJP’s play on communal politics?

The manner in which Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath defended the violence by right-wing groups at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and then...

As Assam prepares to declare thousands illegal immigrants, the idea of work permits gains...

By the end of this month, the final draft of Assam’s much-awaited National Register of Citizens is likely to be finally released after a string of delays. It is...

As Assam prepares to declare thousands illegal immigrants, the idea of work permits gains...

By the end of this month, the final draft of Assam’s much-awaited National Register of Citizens is likely to be finally released after a string of delays. It is...

Rohingya fear India’s move to aid repatriation plan

Rohingya Muslim refugees are fretting for their safety as India accelerates its move to repatriate them to Myanmar, the Buddhist-majority nation they began flooding out of last August following...

Rohingya fear India’s move to aid repatriation plan

Rohingya Muslim refugees are fretting for their safety as India accelerates its move to repatriate them to Myanmar, the Buddhist-majority nation they began flooding out of last August following...

Govt not allowing Lord Carlile to join Khaleda’s legal team, alleges BNP

BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) on Tuesday (May 8) alleged that the government is not allowing Lord Carlile, a British legal expert and adviser to Khaleda Zia’s legal team, to...