Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

LT GEN AZIZ AHMED MADE BANGLADESH’S NEW ARMY CHIEF

The government has appointed Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the new chief of Bangladesh Army. The Ministry of Defence issued a notice in this regard on Monday (June 18). He will...

NEPAL TO GET 4 NEW AIR GATEWAYS

India has agreed to open four new air entry points to Nepal in the eastern and western parts of the country to facilitate movement of international traffic, but two...

AFGHAN TALIBAN FROWN AT MILITANTS’ EID CEASEFIRE SELFIES

The Afghan Taliban are angry at their members swapping selfies with soldiers and government officials during their three-day ceasefire, a senior Taliban official said on Monday, after the militants...

WON’T ALLOW FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN PRES POLLS, SAYS MALDIVES’ EC

Maldives' electoral watchdog will not allow any foreign influence to undermine a free and fair presidential elections in the country, member Ahmed Akram vowed. Speaking during a program on government...

EVEREST, THE WORLD’S HIGHEST RUBBISH DUMP

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they...

UN, WB chiefs likely to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim are likely to make a two-day official visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar...

Killing of Pakistani Taliban chief ‘significant’, prime minister says

Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk described the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan as a “significant development in the fight against...

Ramzan is over, and so is the Kashmir ceasefire, says India

Indian security forces will resume offensive operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Ministry announced on Sunday ( Jun 17). The government of India has decided not...

Bhutan-based SAARC fund to launch social enterprise programme

Thimpu-based SAARC Development Fund will soon be launching a social enterprise development programme (SEDP) to fund 80 entities annually across the 8-member states, said SDF CEO Sunil Motiwal. SDF was...

Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced expulsion of more than a half-million Rohingya people from northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, a brutal...

India-Japan talks to focus on defence and security

India and Japan will hold their '2+2' dialogue this week with the participation of foreign and defence secretaries of both countries as the bilateral focus shifts slightly from infrastructure...

India-Japan talks to focus on defence and security

India and Japan will hold their '2+2' dialogue this week with the participation of foreign and defence secretaries of both countries as the bilateral focus shifts slightly from infrastructure...

Pentagon’s new helicopter for Afghans lacks lift of old Russian ones

The US Army’s Black Hawk helicopters are less capable for some missions conducted by Afghanistan’s Air Force than the Russian-made ones they’re replacing, according to the Pentagon’s inspector general. It’s...

As Oli comes calling, what does Nepal want from China?

As Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli embarks on a visit to Beijing, a meeting that starts on June 19, his successful resetting of ties with India is...

As Oli comes calling, what does Nepal want from China?

As Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli embarks on a visit to Beijing, a meeting that starts on June 19, his successful resetting of ties with India is...

China wants to restart disputed Myitsone dam in Myanmar

Suspended by the Myanmar government in September 2011, the US$3.6 billion project would have flooded 600 square kilometers of forest land and 90% of the electricity was earmarked for...

China wants to restart disputed Myitsone dam in Myanmar

Suspended by the Myanmar government in September 2011, the US$3.6 billion project would have flooded 600 square kilometers of forest land and 90% of the electricity was earmarked for...

India’s Dalit women lack access to healthcare and die young

When a 40-year-old woman from India’s lowest caste group visited her district-level hospital a year ago because she was running a high fever, the doctor refused to even touch...

India’s Dalit women lack access to healthcare and die young

When a 40-year-old woman from India’s lowest caste group visited her district-level hospital a year ago because she was running a high fever, the doctor refused to even touch...

Victory for judicial independence in Lanka following jailing of anti Muslim Lankan monk

On Thursday, June 14th the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena and Buddhist monk, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was sentenced to 6 months of Rigorous Imprisonment, charged with...

Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced expulsion of more than a half-million Rohingya people from northern Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh, a brutal...