Daily Archives: June 25, 2018

INDIA FACES WATER CRISIS – LARGELY OF ITS OWN MAKING

A cloud of dust rises as the tanker makes its way through the unpaved track. It is a sight that brings relief to the waiting women. With plastic hoses in...

AFGHANISTAN: ANTI-DRUG UNIT ARRESTS 230 PEOPLE IN THREE MONTHS

According to the report, CNJC also seized 32 tons of drugs, over 47kg of illegal chemicals and more than 47,000 liters ofalcohol in the first three months of this year. “We have seized 856kg of heroin, over 3,800kg of morphine, over 6,400kg of opium, over...

UK RECALLS BANGLA-BORN DIPLOMAT

London: Britain has abruptly recalled Bangladeshi-born Anwar Choudhury after barely three months as governor of the Cayman Islands following "a number of complaints against him". Choudhury's appointment was seen as part...

PM HAILS RAIL PACT WITH CHINA

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has hailed the pact on railway connectivity with China as an important outcome saying, however, that extension of the rail towards Kathmandu from the...

Indian Navy chief visits Bangladesh

Chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba arrived in Dhaka on Sunday on an invitation from the Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Nizamuddin...

Pakistan finance minister to fight case in FATF meeting

Pakistan’s Caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar will arrive in Paris Monday along with officials of the financial monitoring unit to make Pakistan's case in the Financial Action Task...

Afghan, China trade meeting planned in bid to boost trade

A meeting between Afghan and Chinese officials, investors and experts will be held within the next two months in Kabul to discuss ways to boost trade between the two...

Maldives govt denies China military base claim

Maldives government on Sunday moved quickly to deny China was grabbing land in Maldives that can be turned into military bases. Former Maldives foreign minister Ahmed Naseem in an interview...

Railway connectivity important document of China visit: PM Oli

Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli said his visit to China has further enhanced the friendship and political relations between the two countries. Speaking to journalists upon his arrival...

Geo-strategic isolation won’t help India

According to Indian mainstream media, India did not endorse the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit...

BD-India navy joint patrol in Bay of Bengal from June 27

The naval forces of Bangladesh and India will, for the first time, conduct a joint patrol exercise, namely the Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT), in the Bay of Bengal from June...

Will the US withdraw from Afghanistan?

In recent days, Afghanistan has experienced some hopeful moments. A three-day Taliban ceasefire to coincide with the Eid holiday resulted in an unprecedented respite from a war that has...

Geo-strategic isolation won’t help India

According to Indian mainstream media, India did not endorse the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Chinese-led Belt and Road Initiative in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit...

 Is monk Gnanasara’s jailing a sign of Sri Lankan enlightenment?

Just before being hauled off to jail, the seemingly untouchable firebrand monk – clad in a brilliant saffron robe – wanted to get in the last word. “I have done...

 Is monk Gnanasara’s jailing a sign of Sri Lankan enlightenment?

Just before being hauled off to jail, the seemingly untouchable firebrand monk – clad in a brilliant saffron robe – wanted to get in the last word. “I have done...

Is China bringing peace to Afghanistan?

On June 9, the Taliban ordered its fighters to “stop offensive operations against Afghan forces for the first three days of Eid-al-Fitr” this week. Its announcement came just days...

Is China bringing peace to Afghanistan?

On June 9, the Taliban ordered its fighters to “stop offensive operations against Afghan forces for the first three days of Eid-al-Fitr” this week. Its announcement came just days...

Will the US withdraw from Afghanistan?

In recent days, Afghanistan has experienced some hopeful moments. A three-day Taliban ceasefire to coincide with the Eid holiday resulted in an unprecedented respite from a war that has...

Myanmar’s NLD govt between a rock and hard place over Rakhine issue

An attempt  to block a government decision for a foreigner to be included on another commission on Rakhine State was tabled, debated and defeated in the Pyithu Hluttaw on...

Pakistan all set to launch remote sensing satellite next month

Pakistan is set to launch PakTES-1A, an indigenously developed remote sensing satellite (RSS) in July this year, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhmmad Faisal said on Sunday. In a tweet, the...

India cut down restriction-free food exports to Maldives amid tension in ties

At a time when diplomatic tussle between India and Maldives has been making news, New Delhi has slashed the amount of restriction-free exports of essential commodities permitted to the...