Daily Archives: September 8, 2018

MALDIVES ACCUSES US OF INTIMIDATION AFTER COMMENTS ON POLITICAL PRISONERS

The European Union in July warned of possible sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes against those in the Maldives responsible for human rights violations and undermining the...

BANGLADESH SEALS DEAL FOR ANOTHER 3,600MW POWER PLANT

The deal was signed at a hotel in Dhaka on Friday In yet another massive step in the power sector, the government has signed an agreement with German-based tech giant...

IMRAN RASUL RESIGNS FROM EAC IN SOLIDARITY WITH ATIF MIAN

London-based economist Imran Rasul became the second member of Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to resign after Atif Mian stepped down from the body following a...

CONCERNS RISE OVER POSSIBLE TALIBAN ATTACKS ON HERAT DISTRICTS

A number of Herat provincial council members on Saturday raised concerns over a possible Taliban attack on Shindand and Oba districts in Herat province. They said that Taliban have increased...

AL FACES ENEMIES FROM WITHIN

The ruling party's infighting for nomination has become a matter of major concern for the policymakers of Awami League ahead of the national elections scheduled to be held at...

PARLIAMENTARIANS, DIPLOMATS AND LAWYERS CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF JAILED REUTERS REPORTERS

Thirty parliamentarians, former government ministers, diplomats and lawyers from around the world issued an open letter yesterday calling for the immediate release of the two Burmese Reuters journalists, Wa...

FOR MISSION 2019, BJP DECIDES TO EXTEND AMIT SHAH’S TENURE AS PARTY CHIEF

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha election under the leadership of Amit Shah. It has also postponed the due election to the...

DEFENCE MINISTRY CONFIRMS AERO INDIA WILL STAY IN BENGALURU

Following the controversy over a proposed move to shift the venue of the Aero India, the Ministry of Defence confirmed on Saturday that the mega airshow will be held...

NO DEAL FOR BIMSTEC MILITARY DRILL: GYAWALI

Less than three days before the first joint military exercise of the armies of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) member countries starts...

RUSSIA WAS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AT FIRST 2+2 INDO-US DIALOGUE

  As India and United States inked the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) allowing Indian platforms like warships to access data from US Satellites in New Delhi at the...

INGRID HAYDEN APPOINTED AS DEPUTY SPECIAL ENVOY FOR AFGHANISTAN

Hayden has extensive experience working in the United Nations in areas of peace and security, as well as management. Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (Political) Ingrid Hayden has been...

CHINESE GOVERNMENT’S TOP DIPLOMAT IN PAKISTAN TO MEET NEW GOVERNMENT

The Chinese government’s top diplomat was in Pakistan on Saturday for the first high-level meetings between the neighbors since new Prime Minister Imran Khan took office, the south Asian...

INDIA TO SUPPLY 160 RAILWAY PASSENGER COACHES TO SRI LANKA

India has agreed to supply 160 railway passenger coaches to Sri Lanka valued at around 82.64 million US dollars under concessional financing. The agreement to supply coaches custom-made in India,...

AL STARTS TRAIN TOUR AS PART OF ELECTIONEERING IN NORTHERN DISTRICTS

An Awami League delegation, led by the party's General Secretary Obaidul Quader, left Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka for Nilphamari by a train this morning, aiming to carry out...

Infiltration falling, says BGB

The chief of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) said here on Friday that there was no large-scale infiltration from Bangladesh to India and in the past six months, only 100...

Pakistan has capacity to store water for 36 days

Pakistan being a water stressed country has the capacity of storing water for a maximum of 36 days, while the rest of the world can hold water for use...

US threatens sanctions against Maldives

The US Friday threatened sanctions against people in the Maldives “who undermine democracy, the rule of law, and a free and fair electoral process.” Heather Nauert, from the State Department,...

Facilitation booth voting begins in Bhutan

The registered postal voters who opted for facilitation booths have started to cast their votes from Friday. Out of the 438,663 registered voters, 133,795 registered as postal voters. Of the...

Will not believe Lankan youth plotted terror in Australia, says his former school principal

Wellwishers of Kamer Nizamdeen, a Sri Lankan student arrested in Sydney on August 30 on suspicion of being a terrorist and that he had been plotting to kill top...

Nepal says China to allow access to ports, ending Indian monopoly on transit

Wedged between China and India, Nepal depends heavily on India for the supply of essential goods including fuel and the use of its ports for trade with other countries. But...

Afghan govt asked to hand over Dasth-e-Barchi security to residents

Residents of Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi called on government to hand over the security responsibility of the area to the people. They argued that they can ensure their safety better than...