Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

Emphasis on dialogue is back in Afghanistan

Last few months have seen Afghanistan moving from the Taliban’s direct offer of talks with the US to the Ghani administration responding with a similar offer. Of course, president...

AFGHAN TALEBAN ANNOUNCE SURPRISE THREE-DAY EID CEASEFIRE

The Afghan Taleban on Saturday (June 9) announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday at the end of this week, their first offer of its kind, following a...

PM HASINA REACHES QUEBEC

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Quebec on a four-day official visit to Canada to attend the Outreach Leaders Programme of the G7, the group of seven countries with...

BANGLADESHI MAN GUNNED DOWN IN NEW YORK

A Bangladeshi national has been killed after he was shot in New York City. The deceased was identified as Ariful Yakub Rony, 24, who hailed from Feni’s Daganbhuiyan Upazila. He...

FOREIGN COUNTRIES WELCOME RAKHINE ENQUIRY COMMISSION

Foreign countries welcomed the establishing of an Independent Commission of Enquiry and the Memorandum of Understanding-MoU on assistance to repatriation process between Myanmar government and the UN agencies, according...

Indian firm wins construction contract for Bangladesh’s first nuclear plant

A joint venture between India's Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Max Group of Bangladesh has won a $110 million construction contract involving Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant, being primarily...

Maldives to hold pres polls on Sep 23

Maldives would hold crunch presidential elections on September 23, the country's electoral watchdog announced Thursday. Elections Commission made the announcement during an official ceremony with political parties and relevant government...

Myanmar gov’t holds rare top-level security meeting on Rakhine State

Key National Defense and Security Council members including the president, state counselor, Army chief and other senior Myanmar officials met at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw on Friday to...

No more flights from Sri Lanka’s second airport

Sri Lanka's jinxed second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday (Jun 8) after the only airline using the remote facility scrapped its daily service. Dubai's...

Bangladesh bound trucks complain of problems along the highway

More than 150 trucks ferrying boulders to Bangladesh were held at Fulbari, Indian border to Bangladesh after locals stopped the trucks without any specific reasons. This comes when the export...

BNP seeks India’s help for free and fair polls in Bangladesh

India must be seen as a “champion of democracy and human rights” in the region, said senior leaders of Bangladesh’s main Opposition party on a visit to New Delhi. Accusing...

No review of India’s stand on China-Pak corridor: Nirmala Sitharaman

India does not view its relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan ties, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday, but ruled out the possibility of New Delhi...

US ready to attend talks with Taliban

Following the announcement of a temporarily ceasefire by Afghan government with the Taliban, the United States on Thursday said it is ready to participate in talks with the Taliban. Deputy...

Pakistan, Russia sign MoU signed on undersea pipeline project

Pakistan and Russia have finalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for conducting a ‘feasibility study’ of the planned undersea gas pipeline. While speaking at the weekly media briefing, Foreign Office...

Pakistan’s next election will pave the way for progress

Pakistan, a former British colony in South Asia with a Muslim-majority (97%) population of 220 million, the sixth largest in the world,  is a regional power to be reckoned...

Fund crisis involving India’s strategically crucial space programs disappears

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) flagged serious concerns over the shortage of funds for projects of national importance, the Narendra Modi-led government decided to release over...

Fund crisis involving India’s strategically crucial space programs disappears

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) flagged serious concerns over the shortage of funds for projects of national importance, the Narendra Modi-led government decided to release over...

Chopper shortage blunts Indian Navy edge in war game

Indian warships have reached the Pacific island of Guam for the first naval exercises here that will focus on hunting submarines and operating jointly with the US and Japanese...

Chopper shortage blunts Indian Navy edge in war game

Indian warships have reached the Pacific island of Guam for the first naval exercises here that will focus on hunting submarines and operating jointly with the US and Japanese...

MP entry snub ominous for India-Maldives ties!

To say bilateral ties between the once friendly neighbours Maldives and India have never been lower would be an understatement. The strain stems from the abrupt termination of a...

Bangladesh budget for FY2019: Good, bad and ugly

The national budget is a means to manage the economy of a country through collection of revenue from various sources and making expenditures for development programmes. Hence, budget, though...