Daily Archives: August 14, 2018

SRI LANKA TO INK AGREEMENT WITH CHINA’S ALIBABA TO ATTRACT MORE TOURISTS

Colombo: The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) will ink an agreement with Alibaba’s travel arm, Fliggy, to bring down 1,000 travelers weekly to Sri Lanka in order to...

PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES MISSING FROM ASSAM NRC SENT TO DETENTION CAMPS: MAMATA

Kolkata: Launching a fresh tirade against the Centre on the issue of NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that those who did not make...

OVER 100, INCLUDING INDIANS, DETAINED FOR ILLEGALLY ENTERING, LIVING IN US

New York: Over 100 people, including some Indians, have been detained by the US border patrol and immigration officials in separate enforcement actions for illegally entering and living in the...

BJP ACCUSES RAHUL GANDHI OF ‘HUMILIATING’ HINDUS

New Delhi: The BJP accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday of "humiliating" the Hindus with his reported comments that he does not believe in any kind of Hindutva. Quoting...

Only non-interference will mitigate anti-India feelings in Nepal

New Delhi has been receiving shock after shock in the past few days from Nepal, a country which is the closest to India in religious and culture terms, and...

IMRAN KHAN EXTENDS SUPPORT TO TURKEY IN TIMES OF ‘SEVERE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES’

Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Tuesday extended his support to Turkey which is embroiled in an intense dispute with the United States that has seen the lira tumble. In a tweet,...

TALIBAN MILITANTS OVERRUN AFGHAN ARMY BASE, CAPTURE DOZENS OF SOLDIERS

Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers (Representational image | Reuters) Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base...

RUPEE TUMBLES TO RECORD LOW AGAINST US DOLLAR

A strong US economy and fears over a rise in global protectionist measures pushed the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against the US dollar...

DHAKA 2ND LEAST LIVEABLE CITY IN THE WORLD

Bangladesh capital Dhaka has ranked the second least liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on...

Pakistan reiterates ‘strong support’ for Turkey after US sanctions

Pakistan on Monday came out in support of Turkey, which is embroiled in an intense dispute with the United States that has seen the lira tumble, saying the solution...

Nepal seeks preferential access for exports to India

In a move addressing its widening trade deficit with India, Nepal sought a preferential treatment for its shipments to India. Towards addressing the gaps arising out of India’s skyrocketing imports...

Bangladesh FM ends Myanmar visit, no decision on refugees

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali on Sunday concluded his four-day visit to Myanmar that took him to the northern Rakhine State to see for himself the trail of devastation...

Diplomatic row jeopardizes $1.5B helicopter deal between Turkey and Pakistan

An escalating diplomatic crisis between NATO allies Turkey and the United States may risk suspending a $1.5 billion deal between Turkey and Pakistan for the sale of 30 Turkish-made...

Diplomatic row jeopardizes $1.5B helicopter deal between Turkey and Pakistan

An escalating diplomatic crisis between NATO allies Turkey and the United States may risk suspending a $1.5 billion deal between Turkey and Pakistan for the sale of 30 Turkish-made...

Indian navy lacks submarine damage control, firefighting training: report

The Indian navy lacks training facility for its crew on different aspects of damage control and firefighting inside a submarine, the country's Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has observed in...

Indian navy lacks submarine damage control, firefighting training: report

The Indian navy lacks training facility for its crew on different aspects of damage control and firefighting inside a submarine, the country's Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has observed in...

India intensifies work on smart fence to seal border with Pakistan, Bangladesh

The Border Security Force (BSF) has started sealing portions of the borders with Bangladesh and Pakistan with a "smart technology-aided fence", sources in the Union home ministry said. A ministry...

Taliban crosses the Rubicon with Tashkent meeting

The Taliban, against the backdrop of tightening Uzbek-Afghan relations, last week paid a landmark visit to Tashkent, heralding new regional stature for the militant group. The Uzbek Foreign Ministry on...

Arrested and killed: inside Bangladesh’s war on drugs

Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws’ house. At 3:15am, he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad...

India keeps tabs on Nepal-China joint military exercise

Nepal will carry out its second joint military exercise with China, Sagarmatha, next month in a development being closely watched here. Nepal’s military diplomacy with Beijing remains a concern...

A matter of shame

That the wolves would soon be at the door should not have surprised anybody.What is surprising is that Imran Khan’s people were not better prepared to deal with the...