Daily Archives: August 1, 2018

US TALKS WITH THE TALEBAN COULD BE A BREAKTHROUGH IN THE AFGHAN WAR

A first possible breakthrough in the 17-year Afghan conflict came in June, when a brief ceasefire during a Muslim holiday produced a spontaneous celebration by Afghan troops, civilians and...

US OPPOSES IMF BAILOUT FOR PAKISTAN

A day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned against any International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout that helps China, Pakistan has vowed that ‘third parties’ cannot weaken its...

BRTA SUSPENDS REGISTRATIONS OF TWO BUSES AFTER DEATHS OF STUDENTS

Bangladesh Road Transportation Authority or BRTA has suspended registrations of two buses responsible for the deaths of two students in a Dhaka road crash on Jul 29. The authorities emailed...

UN CALLS ON DHAKA TO STOP INDUSTRIALISATION IN SUNDARBANS

Bangladesh must halt the industrialisation of the Sundarbans reserved forest, the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, a UN expert said on Tuesday, reports UNB. Stretching along the Bay of Bengal,...

Bangladesh army chief visiting India

Bangladesh Army chief General Aziz Ahmed is visiting India from July 31 to August 5. It is his first foreign visit after assuming office. He will meet high-ranking Indian dignitaries and...

Shoot illegal Bangladeshis, Rohingyas if they don’t return: BJP MLA

Illegal Bangladeshi settlers and Rohingya should be shot if they do not return to their countries like gentlemen, BJP MLA from Telangana T Raja Singh Lodh said on Tuesday. He...

Afghanistan to hold presidential election on April 20 next year

Afghanistan will hold its next presidential election on April 20 next year, an official with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. Confirmation of the date comes amid preparations for...

Maldives awards USD53 mln sewage project to Lankan firm

Maldives' utilities company Fenaka Corporation on Tuesday awarded a mega sewerage system project worth USD53 million (MVR866 million) to a leading Sri Lanka firm. During a ceremony held at the...

Myanmar, Nepal set up consultation mechanism

Myanmar and Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday on the establishment of Bilateral Consultation Mechanism at the Foreign Ministry level. They also signed an agreement on...

Nepal-B’desh to sign energy cooperation pact

After signing an energy cooperation agreement with China last month, Nepal’s Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation is preparing to conclude a similar pact with Bangladesh. Bangladeshi State...

US raises concern over Russian weapons sale to India, Delhi team to visit Washington

A high-level technical team will travel to the United States to understand Washington's concerns on India's proposal to secure sophisticated American weapons. The issue is related to the concern...

US raises concern over Russian weapons sale to India, Delhi team to visit Washington

A high-level technical team will travel to the United States to understand Washington's concerns on India's proposal to secure sophisticated American weapons. The issue is related to the concern...

Pakistan, Russia sign MoU for naval cooperation

While on an official visit to Russian Federation, Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat called on Commander-in-Chief Russian Federation Navy Admiral Vladimir Ivanovich Korolev at...

A busy year ahead for Indian and Chinese relations

Recent developments suggest a convergence of Indian and Chinese interests, marking a turning point for the two countries’ bilateral relationship after the 73-day standoff at Doklam last year. Two simultaneous...

China lists Doklam among its major diplomatic achievements

The Chinese government has listed its "handling of the Indian border troops trespass" in Doklam as among its six major diplomatic achievements of 2017. "China's Foreign Affairs 2018", an official...

NRC: Reasons for exclusion to remain confidential

The Registrar General of India (RGI) will not make public the reasons for excluding the names of 40 lakh people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the final...

NRC: Reasons for exclusion to remain confidential

The Registrar General of India (RGI) will not make public the reasons for excluding the names of 40 lakh people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the final...

In a high-stakes dance, China charms Bhutan

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou’s recent three-day visit to Bhutan failed to galvanize much media attention outside of the immediate region. But seasoned observers saw the senior envoy’s...

In a high-stakes dance, China charms Bhutan

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou’s recent three-day visit to Bhutan failed to galvanize much media attention outside of the immediate region. But seasoned observers saw the senior envoy’s...

China donates warships to Sri Lanka in drive to expand regional influence

China will donate warships to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in the latest effort to boost its military influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The gift of a frigate to Sri...

China donates warships to Sri Lanka in drive to expand regional influence

China will donate warships to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in the latest effort to boost its military influence in the Indo-Pacific region. The gift of a frigate to Sri...