Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

CONSENSUS NEEDED ON REFUGEE CITIZENSHIP ISSUE: PM IMRAN

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said a consensus would be reached on the issue of granting citizenship to Afghan and Bengali refugees before a final decision is taken...

PAKISTAN EYES $8B INVESTMENT FROM CHINA, SAUDI ARABIA

Pakistan eyes nearly $8 billion investment from China and Saudi Arabia, under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), in road, energy and oil sectors, after the new government decided to...

MYANMAR’S ‘GRAVEST CRIMES’ AGAINST ROHINGYAS DEMAND ACTION: UN

Catching up with villagers from Min Gyi who had escaped the Myanmar Army’s assault on their homes, the soldiers first killed all the men, shooting them and then methodically...

21 AUG GRENADE ATTACK CASE VERDICT ON 10 OCT

A speedy trial tribunal in Dhaka on Tuesday fixed 10 October to deliver its verdict in two cases filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the...

The mystery of picked-up people returning as corpses

On Saturday, September 15, JCD President Mashiur Rahman Rony went missing. His family says plainclothes police picked him up from Badda but the police have denied the allegation. On Wednesday,...

HASINA, MODI TO INAUGURATE INDO-BANGLA PIPELINE TODAY

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the construction of Bangladesh-India Friendship Pipeline between Shiliguri in West Bengal and Parbatipur in Dinajpur today. They...

INDIA MULLS ‘DIGITAL FENCING’ ALONG ASSAM BORDER WITH BANGLADESH

India will launch a digital smart fencing project along Assam state’s border with Bangladesh in November, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said. Singh made the remark to the media in...

5 SHOT DEAD AS LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTS GUNFIGHTS

Five people were killed in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called gunfights in the capital, Cox’s Bazar and Pabna early Tuesday. The law enforcement claimed that among the deceased...

Bangladesh allows India to use its ports for shipments to NE

Bangladesh has agreed to allow India to use Chattogram and Mongla ports for freight transport to its northeastern (NE) states. Customs duties and transportation costs will be charged on this...

India clears way for $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia

Two weeks after India significantly upgraded its defence ties with the United States through the Comcasa (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement), the Modi government has cleared the way for...

Maldives Pres pledges creating 600K new jobs by 2023

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has pledged to create 600,000 new job opportunities in the country by 2023 should the public decide to re-elect him for a second...

Bhutan EC asks DNT and DPT to nominate candidates

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has called the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) to nominate their candidates to contest for the general elections starting...

Papers indicate Afghan issue not sole cause of US-Pakistan discord

Two recent US documents — the 2019 budget proposals and the Pentagon’s 2018 report to Congress on China — indicate that differences between the United States and Pakistan go...

US bases must be closed, say Taliban

Taliban leaders are calling for US bases in Afghanistan to be closed down, sources say. They are also demanding the release of hundreds of their prisoners held captive by...

Separate ministry for minority affairs in Bangladesh if elected: BNP leader in Kolkata

If they win the elections in Bangladesh later this year, they would set up a separate ministry for minority affairs, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders promised in a seminar in...

Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar's army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for...

Pakistan watching India’s missiles with China’s help

It is common practice for states to test-fire their missile systems in order to check for their accuracy and reliability and, should there be any limitations, to correct the...

Rafale deal only reminds us that Make-in-India is still a mirage

Despite the fact that the Rafale is regarded as a first-rate fighter aircraft that meets almost all the requirement of the IAF, it has been in the news for...

FREE, FAIR, INCLUSIVE POLLS IMPORTANT FOR BANGLADESH: BERNICAT

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat today said a free, fair and inclusive election is important for a democracy, especially for the one which is on track to become...

Nepal PM will have a tough time balancing India and China

The financial viability of new transit routes that China has just offered to Nepal is a secondary issue for many in the Nepali federal capital. After allowing Nepal direct...

Bhutan election results: Strategic shift needed from India

Among the neighboring countries of India, Bhutan is one such country which has been friendly to India from all perspectives. Both the countries share mutual interests and thus it...
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