Daily Archives: May 27, 2018

Chinese peacekeeping doctors save life of Bangladeshi peacekeeper

The 8th Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to South Sudan (Wau) received a request for help at 11:30 a.m. on May 22, local time. An officer of the Bangladesh peacekeeping...

US aligning with India against Pak: Musharraf

The US treats Pakistan according to its needs and "ditches" when it does not require Islamabad, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said as he accused America of aligning...

Afghanistan registers candidates for long-delayed elections

Afghanistan launched the registration of candidates for parliamentary and district elections on Saturday, taking another step towards a long-delayed ballot that has been threatened by deadly attacks on voter...

Nepal’s foreign exchange reserves down

Nepal's foreign exchange reserve has been decreasing over the last three months, impairing the Himalayan's country's capability to finance imports, Nepal's Rastra Bank (NRB) has said. The Nepali central bank...

Modi’s neighbourhood policy: Chronicling four wasted years

On May 26, 2014, while the media applauded and Indian, South Asian and world opinion welcomed Narendra Modi’s innovative move to invite heads of state/government from all South Asian governments to...

Khulna, a precursor to national polls

When a child, barely seven oreight, walks out of a polling booth with his father and proudly declares he has cast his vote, one wonders. What is the legal...

Can democracy and communism coexist in Nepal?

When Nepal's new pro-China communist prime minister, Khadga Prasad Oli, shortly pays obeisance in Beijing, he will seek not only greater aid but also the establishment of "brotherly" relations...

Can democracy and communism coexist in Nepal?

When Nepal's new pro-China communist prime minister, Khadga Prasad Oli, shortly pays obeisance in Beijing, he will seek not only greater aid but also the establishment of "brotherly" relations...

China’s $7.5 Billion Myanmar port ‘crazy,’ Suu Kyi adviser says

The $7.5 billion price tag for a Chinese-built deep-sea port in the Myanmar town of Kyaukpyu was “crazy” and “absurd,” according to a key adviser to Myanmar’s leader Aung...

China’s $7.5 Billion Myanmar port ‘crazy,’ Suu Kyi adviser says

The $7.5 billion price tag for a Chinese-built deep-sea port in the Myanmar town of Kyaukpyu was “crazy” and “absurd,” according to a key adviser to Myanmar’s leader Aung...

Sri Lanka accepts a US$1 billion, eight-year loan from China Development Bank

Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing this year, two top Sri Lankan Finance Ministry officials said on Friday. The...

Sri Lanka accepts a US$1 billion, eight-year loan from China Development Bank

Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing this year, two top Sri Lankan Finance Ministry officials said on Friday. The...

Afghan interpreters working for UK army ‘failed’ by government

The government has “dismally failed” to protect Afghans who worked as interpreters for the British army and are now at risk from the Taliban and Islamic State, according to...

Floods wreck havoc, kills 19 in Sri Lanka

The heavy pre-monsoon rains that have continued for the past ten days in Sri Lanka have killed at least nineteen and affected more than 150,000 people in 19 Districts,...

GHQ summons ex-ISI chief over ‘Spy Chronicles’

Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General (retd) AsadDurrani has been summoned by the army in connection with a ‘controversial’ book he co-authored with an erstwhile Research & Intelligence Wing...

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks to focus on barriers

Nepal and Bangladesh will discuss trade facilitation and elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers at the fourth commerce secretary-level trade talks scheduled to start on Wednesday in Kathmandu. According to...