Daily Archives: July 14, 2018

CHINA DEFENDS ‘COMPLETELY NORMAL’ MALDIVES INVESTMENTS

Chinese investments in Maldives resorts are “completely normal,” the country’s ambassador said, rejecting claims of land grabs and debt traps. Ambassador Zhang Lizhong was speaking last week at a forum...

NAWAZ SHARIF AND MARYAM ARRESTED, SHIFTED TO ADIALA JAIL

Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials upon their arrival in Lahore on Friday night, and subsequently whisked away...

5 MORE KILLED IN ANTI-DRUG DRIVE IN BANGLADESH

At least five suspected drug peddlers were killed in Tangail, Bogra, Jessore and Cox’s Bazar districts on Friday raising the death toll in the ongoing nationwide anti-drug drive to...

RUSSIAN DEPUTY PM REACHES BANGLADESH TO VISIT NUKE PLANT

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov arrived Bangladesh on Friday night to visit Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Pabna. Mahbub Uz Zaman , Secretary ( Asia and Pacific ) Ministry...

Rohingya crisis hits Bangladesh’s exports to Myanmar

Bangladesh’s exports to Myanmar have declined by nearly 10% to $21.37 million in the last fiscal year due to the Rohingya crisis. According to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data, Bangladesh’s...

Pakistan, Vietnam to strengthen defence cooperation

Major General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army has asked Pakistan’s new military attaché to work to enhance the effectiveness of...

UN chief backs inquiry into alleged rights abuses in Kashmir

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday supported High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s call for an independent investigation into alleged human rights abuses in...

UN readies to send experts to Myanmar’s Rakhine after Rohingya return deal: official

The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar’s Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the...

Gasim’s wife rules herself out of running mate race

Maldives’ opposition Jumhoory Party (JP) leader Gasim Ibrahim's wife Aishath Nahula on Thursday ruled herself out of the race to win the nomination for the opposition alliance running mate. Under...

Bhutan’s trade deficit increases to Nu 10B in 1Q

Bhutan’s trade deficit in the first quarter of this year, including trade in electricity, is estimated at around Nu 10B. Balance of trade with India alone accounts for more...

Over 128 killed in attacks on Pakistan poll rallies

At least 128 people, including politician Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, were killed and more than 200 injured in a deadly suicide blast in Balochistan's Mastung district on Friday afternoon, Balochistan...

India to go ahead with S-400 missile deal with Russia despite US pressure

India will go ahead with the Rs 39,000 crore acquisition of five advanced S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems from Russia despite pressure from the US, asserted defence minister...

Pakistan voices concerns over ‘attempted sale of uranium’ in India

Pakistan on Thursday voiced concerns after certain individuals were reportedly arrested in India for their involvement in selling uranium, a highly radioactive material used in nuclear facilities. “Pakistan is deeply...

India says won’t gang up against China in Indo-Pacific

India on Friday told China that it is for free and open Indo-Pacific region and does not believe in ganging up against Beijing in the area as the two...

Pakistan, Turkey to sign a record deal to supply 30 ATAK helicopters

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Pakistani Ministry of Defense Production have finalized a record deal, that to be worth around USD1.5 billion, for an acquisition of 30 multi-role,...

Pakistan, Turkey to sign a record deal to supply 30 ATAK helicopters

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) and the Pakistani Ministry of Defense Production have finalized a record deal, that to be worth around USD1.5 billion, for an acquisition of 30 multi-role,...

Indian army mulls abolishing all cantonments to save funds

Almost 250 years after the first cantonment to house troops was established at Barrackpore by the British, and their number slowly grew to 62 over time, the Army is...

After Seychelles faux pas, India must learn from China

The highly classified India-Seychelles agreement, signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the archipelago in 2015, was leaked in March this year. The document detailed how India...

After Seychelles faux pas, India must learn from China

The highly classified India-Seychelles agreement, signed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the archipelago in 2015, was leaked in March this year. The document detailed how India...

Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar army hit dead end

With Myanmar's internationally beleaguered civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi convening her latest efforts for national peace in the next round of the 21st Century Panlong Peace Conference in...

Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar army hit dead end

With Myanmar's internationally beleaguered civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi convening her latest efforts for national peace in the next round of the 21st Century Panlong Peace Conference in...