Daily Archives: June 6, 2018

UN COUNCIL ASKS MYANMAR TO COOPERATE WITH UN INVESTIGATORS

The UN Security Council is asking Myanmar's government to cooperate with UN experts to investigate allegations of atrocities against the Rohingya, according to a letter seen by AFP on...

BD GOV’T LOOKING FOR DRUG DEALERS IN BNP

Obaidul Quader, the ruling Awami League general secretary, has said the government is also searching for the people involved in drug trade from the BNP which has been vocal...

AMID FARMER PROTESTS, RAHUL TO HOLD RALLY IN POLL-BOUND MADHYA PRADESH

As part of his outreach to farmers, Congress president Rahul Gandhi meets protesting farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur Wednesday (June 6). The Congress has planned a 'Kisan Samriddhi Sankalp...

BANGLADESH PADMA BRIDGE COST TO RISE AGAIN

The cost of the much-hyped Padma Bridge project is going to increase again as the government has to spend more to acquire additional land, taking the total project cost...

Modi wants no part of China-US rivalry, but still manages to keep Beijing happy

With Washington’s Indo-Pacific strategy set to boost India’s role in the region, New Delhi is working hard to avoid being caught in the middle of the growing rivalry between...

Bangladesh pours fifth largest chunk of plastic into sea

Around 73,000 tonnes of plastic waste end up in the sea everyday through the rivers Padma, Jamuna and Meghna in Bangladesh. Besides domestic waste, there is waste from India, Nepal...

Australian commander acknowledges Pak Army’s sacrifices in war against terror

Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Australia Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin on Tuesday acknowledged and appreciated the efforts and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in war against terrorism and for...

India extracts more groundwater than China, US combined: Study

India accounts for one-fourth of the total groundwater extracted globally, more than that of China and US combined and cities and villages in the northern and central parts of...

Nepal Army chief’s 6-day India visit from Wednesday

The Nepal Army chief, General Rajendra Chhetri, will begin his six-day official visit to India on Wednesday, following an invitation from his Indian counterpart, General Bipin Rawat. Chhetri is slated...

Myanmar gov’t mulls closing IDP camps

The Myanmar government is considering closure of the remaining internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the country under a strategic plan, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported...

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons solidifying defensive fence

Pakistan has been encountering an existential threat since 1947. India has not reconciled with its sovereign survival. New Delhi did military aggression against it, at various occasions, and has...

Pakistan’s nuclear weapons solidifying defensive fence

Pakistan has been encountering an existential threat since 1947. India has not reconciled with its sovereign survival. New Delhi did military aggression against it, at various occasions, and has...

NAB becoming effective again

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) came into existence on 16 November 1999. Simultaneously Special Investigation Wings (SIWs)were raised from the ISI to assist National Accountability Ordinance (NAB) in collecting...

Taxpayers’ money to finance scams, loan default!

The government of Bangladesh has spent over Tk 160 billion of taxpayers’ money in the past nine years to fund operations of the state-owned banks. This is the period when...

Maldives ties take a dip as India told to take back 2nd copter

As India seeks to expand footprint in southeast Asia, it continues to suffer serious reverses in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago which once fit neatly into India's formulation...

Upcoming SCO summit has special meaning as India, Pakistan step in

The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held in the coastal city of Qingdao in China's Shandong province on June 9-10. China again hosts the summit since...

India, Japan and US to hold war games in US territory for the first...

 For the first time, India, Japan and the United States will hold their annual Malabar exercises off the US territory of Guam, as they seek to improve cooperation amid...

Afghan president Ghani calls for China’s greater role in regional peace

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has said that China is a global pillar of international peace and stability and that Beijing must play more inclusive role in stabilizing Afghanistan and...

Fate of Chinese dam project up in the air after Nepal ministers send mixed...

Confusion about the fate of a Chinese-funded mega dam deepened on Tuesday as Nepalese ministers apparently contradicted each other about whether the US$1.8 billion deal would go ahead. Last week...

Fate of Chinese dam project up in the air after Nepal ministers send mixed...

Confusion about the fate of a Chinese-funded mega dam deepened on Tuesday as Nepalese ministers apparently contradicted each other about whether the US$1.8 billion deal would go ahead. Last week...

What comes next in Afghanistan?

Lost amid the intense media focus on the upcoming talks with North Korea and other pressing international issues is the conflict in Afghanistan, which at times appears to be...