Daily Archives: July 23, 2018

B CHY’S FRONT AWAITING BNP’S MOVE ON ELECTORAL ALIGNMENT

Former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, who has floated a United Front to ‘end repressive rule,’ wants the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to contest in the next general elections...

BUYERS TAKING BANGLADESH’S FACTORY SAFETY MODEL TO VIETNAM, INDIA: ALLIANCE MEMBER

A board member of the Alliance for Worker Safety says Bangladesh is now “one of the safest” countries for readymade garment workers and they are taking this lesson to...

AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN HOLD INAUGURAL APAPPS SESSION

Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday held the inaugural meetings of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) in Kabul, both sides said in a joint statement on...

PREPARE TO FIGHT 2019 ALONE, AMIT SHAH TELLS BJP ON RIFT WITH SHIV SENA

BJP president Amit Shah told party workers in Mumbai on Sunday that they should prepare to fight the 2019 national elections alone in Maharashtra as the rift with ally...

Pakistan to deploy 7.5 lakh security personnel, 1.6 million electoral officials for 25 July...

Pakistan will deploy 1.6 million electoral officials and nearly 7.5 lakh security personnel, including soldiers for the 25 July general elections, the country's poll body announced on Saturday. Releasing the...

India vows justice as many Muslims fear being left off citizen list

India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns...

India’s BRO completes strategic road in Bhutan

India's Border Roads Organisation has completed construction of a strategically key road in Bhutan, linking the neighbouring country's border town of Phuentshogling with its capital city of Thimphu. The nearly...

Maldives releases stamps marking 45 years of bilateral relations with China

A special ceremony was held on July 18 to officially release stamps commemorating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Maldives. The stamps were...

Sri Lanka planning to settle Iran oil dues with tea

Sri Lanka says it is considering a plan to settle payments to Iran for previous oil purchases by exporting tea to the country at equivalent values. The announcement was made...

US sanctions aimed at affecting India-Russia defence ties, says Russian envoy

Russia has accused the US of taking steps specifically aimed at reducing Russia's defence, military and political ties with India. In an interview to Russian international news agency RIA...

Lankan President welcomes US$295 million ‘gift’ from Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan (US$295 million), as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country...

China, India jockey for influence in Bhutan ahead of polls

Ahead of Bhutan's Parliamentary elections, both India and China are jockeying for influence with all stakeholders who, they believe, are like to play a major role in government formation...

Sri Lanka will not allow military use of Mattala airport by India:  Minister

Amid stiff resistance from opposition parties, the government of Sri Lanka has clarified that India will not be allowed to use Mattala International Airport for military purposes even if...

Afghan-owned peace process only solution to war in Afghanistan

America’s top military commander in Afghanistan, John Nicholson, sent regional observers into a tizzy with his comments on Monday that the United States was ready to join direct negotiations...

How India’s submarine strength matches up to its neighbours China, Pakistan

When it comes to undersea naval fleet, Indian Navy’s submarine strength is way ahead of its neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh, but pales in comparison to China. As per a...

How India’s submarine strength matches up to its neighbours China, Pakistan

When it comes to undersea naval fleet, Indian Navy’s submarine strength is way ahead of its neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh, but pales in comparison to China. As per a...

Nepal snubs India, to hold joint military exercise with China

Riding on the newfound zest in China-Nepal relations, the two nations will hold joint military exercises for the second time in two years. To bolster China-Nepal relations across the...

Decoding the logic behind the shelving of India’s mountain strike corps

The media has reported that the Indian army’s much vaunted mountain strike corps (MSC) has been put in cold storage. An insinuation attributed by the media to unnamed sources...

How will India deal with Imran?

Like other world capitals, India is observing with interest as July 25, the date for polls in Pakistan, draws closer. The polls are even more interesting as unlike in...

President Sirisena insists on death penalty amidst heavy opposition

Protesting capital punishment: President Sirisena last week announced that he would start signing death warrants in the case of drug traffickers who continue to deal in drugs even while...

President Sirisena insists on death penalty amidst heavy opposition

Protesting capital punishment: President Sirisena last week announced that he would start signing death warrants in the case of drug traffickers who continue to deal in drugs even while...