Daily Archives: September 23, 2018

India’s juvenile volte face

It was the “political survival instinct” of the rapidly weakening BJP which made the Indian government suddenly call off the foreign ministers-level talks with Pakistan which were to be held on...

SUNDARBANS SANCTUARY EXTENDED, MANY LOSE LIVELIHOOD

The government imposes a ban on the collection of all types of wild resources from areas designated as 'sanctuaries' in the forest. The forest department has demarcated these sanctuary...

PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT POISED TO HOLD BIDDING FOR 20 NEW EXPLORATION

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is set to hold a bidding round for 20 new exploration blocks in a bid to boost oil and gas production in the country. Earlier,...

MALDIVES STRONGMAN EYES NEW TERM IN CONTROVERSIAL POLL

Voting began in a controversial presidential election in the Maldives on Sunday (Sept 23), amid fears that the process has been rigged in China-friendly strongman Abdulla Yameen's favour. Mr Yameen...

OPPOSITION CALLS FOR FORMING POLL-TIME GOVT THRU TALKS BY 30 SEPT

Leaders of different political parties join the rally of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in the city on Saturday. Photo: Tanvir AhmedNational Unity Process convenor Kamal Hossain,...

US should push for political solution in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan has been long and costly for the United States. It’s gone on for nearly 17 years, longer than any other American war. We’ve spent about...

UN warns of serious shortfall in Afghan emergency funds

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan Toby Lanzer said “if we do not engage more on short-term emergency requirements,” those achieved development gains and “the possibilities that peace could...

Rohingya crisis to dominate BD PM’s UN visit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who left Dhaka on Friday morning, is expected to reach New York this afternoon to attend the 73rd UN General Assembly where she will...

UN chief to visit India in October

UN chief Antonio Guterres will travel to India early next month, his first trip to the country as head of the world body that coincides with the commencement of...

Myanmar, Vietnam to promote bilateral trade

Entrepreneurs from Myanmar and Vietnam will cooperate to promote bilateral trade in the years to come as trade relations between the two countries has dropped this year, according to...

Pakistan Naval chief attends Int’l Seapower Symposium in USA

Pakistan’s Naval chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited USA to attend 23rd International Seapower Symposium-2018 (ISS) held from 18-21 Sep 18 at US Naval War College Newport. The event involved...

Sri Lanka hunts investors in Germany

A Sri Lanka delegation headed by Minster of Development Strategies and International Trade is heading for Hamburg Germany to hunt for investor with a team of private business representatives. "The...

WHAT THE RAFALE CONTROVERSY IS ABOUT

Narendra Modi Some of the key features of the Rafale controversy are listed below, based on a document released by Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday. The...

UPSET AT INDIA’S ARROGANT RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSED INDIA-PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER-LEVEL :IMRAN KhAN

A day after New Delhi called-off the proposed India-Pakistan foreign minister-level talks, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed discontent over the cancellation of the meeting. Khan, in his tweet, said,...

WON’T LET DOWN PEOPLE’S TRUST: NEPAL PM OLI

Nepal Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the present government will not let the trust and confidence of the people...

JATIYA OIKYA PROKRIYA ISSUES ULTIMATUM FOR DIALOGUE

The Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, a loose political group, has given the ruling Awami League until Sep 30 to open talks with all political parties to form a non-partisan polls-time...

GUNMAN KYI LIN SAYS MASTERMIND IN ADVOCATE’S MURDER IS MYINT SWE

Gunman Kyi Lin said that the person who ordered him to assassinate advocate Ko Ni was Myint Swe. Kyin Lin and two co-accused appeared at the 78th hearing at Yangon...

RAHUL GANDHI IS TRYING TO HELP PAKISTAN: RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of playing into the hands of India’s enemies by insisting upon disclosure of the entire weapons system of...

Diplomatic enclave: Newer ties

This year is the year for elections in South Asia and has already brought unexpected electoral changes in all three elections held in 2018. From Nepal to Pakistan and...

Now US, Israel defence experts can visit border region near China, Pakistan

The India Ministry of Defence has permitted the military advisors (defence attaches) of foreign nations visit the sensitive border areas of India. Until now, they were not allowed to...