Daily Archives: September 29, 2018

VISA RESTRICTIONS RELAXED FOR VISITORS FROM JAPAN, CHINA AND HONG KONG

With the aim of increasing tourism business in Myanmar, ordinary passport holders from Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Macao will have visa entry relaxed as 1 year...

SIRISENA IDENTIFIES NEW REQUIREMENT FOR RECONCILIATION: FREEDOM FROM FOREIGN INTERFERENCE

It is generally stated by liberals and the human rights community that for Sri Lanka to achieve ethnic reconciliation, the Government will have to implement Resolution 30 (1) and...

BANGLADESH, UN AGREE TO ADDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST ROHINGYAS

The government of Bangladesh and the United Nations will jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against members of the Rohingya population forcibly displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The United Nations...

PM HASINA FOR USE OF EVMS IN GENERAL ELECTIONS

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said they want to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the next parliamentary elections. She said this when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

IMF REQUEST FOR CPEC CONTRACT DETAILS DECLINED

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is looking for contract details of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects amid the West’s deepening interest in the strategic arrangement between the two...

FIND OUT PERSONS BEHIND PUBLICATION OF SINHA’S BOOK: PM HASINA TO JOURNOS

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the journalists to find out the persons behind the publication of the autobiography of former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, saying that she...

Bangladesh hands over first consignment of medicines

Official from the Bhutanese embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the health ministry received the first consignment of essential medicines weighing 35 metric tons from the Government of Bangladesh at...

PM Imran Khan to visit China next month

Prime Minister Imran Khan will be visiting China next month (October), Geo News reported on Friday. Sources said a high level delegation will also accompany PM Imran Khan during his...

Defense Deals Worth $10Bln on the Cards During India-Russia Annual Summit

Sources stated that Indian Prime Minister Modi would gift a flight-worthy Indian-built MiG-21 to President Putin during the summit symbolizing India’s "time-tested relationship with Russia.” Last year, the annual...

Rohingya issue is between Myanmar and Bangladesh, says China diplomat at UN summit meeting

China wants international community to play ‘constructive role’ in finding a resolution after voting against investigation into human rights abuses China’s top diplomat has said the Rohingya issue should not...

LTTE planned to attack Colombo targets with plane from Chennai: Sri Lankan President

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the LTTE militant group had planned to attack Colombo with an aircraft flying from Chennai in 2009. "No one knew it...

If Your Name Is Shahrukh, the Tricolour Is No Longer Allowed to Offer You...

You can carry the tricolour on a kanwar yatra, wave it from motorcycles. You can even drape the bodies of those who have committed violence against Muslims with it....

Bhutan’s Election Swings on India-China Relations

India’s tiny neighbor Bhutan goes for its third general election on Oct. 18, its voters having unexpectedly ousted the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the Sept. 15 primary, along...

Rafale row: How India’s pain is now China and Pakistan’s gain?

A lot of ink has recently flowed over the Rafale (‘gust of wind’ in French) planes, but to understand the issue, it is necessary to go back a few...

US F-35B Makes First Air Strike In Afghanistan, Targeting Taliban

US Marine Corps says in a statement that the fighter jet was involved in a strike against a fixed Taliban target in Afghanistan. The US Marine Corps used the Lockheed...

Why India-Nepal relationship faces a tumultuous time

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in a jolly mood when he returned home after participating in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation...

Maldives teeters towards post-election chaos

Days after an election that was widely viewed as a proxy contest between China and India for influence in the Indian Ocean republic of Maldives, the popularly ousted pro-Beijing...

Pak FM Qureshi slams India over Sushma Swaraj antics

Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has severely criticized India for its irresponsible attitude toward the South Asian Association of Regional Corporation (SAARC) as Indian Foreign Minister avoided...

South Asia: how regional cooperation could bring stability to the region

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan called in September for a meetingbetween the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. The Indian foreign ministry...

Taliban denies meeting Afghan officials ahead of election

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban spokesman denied on Friday that representatives met an Afghan government delegation this week, after sources in the movement told Reuters that officials from...

Rafale deal: Reliance got contract first, Maha govt gave land later

According to the information which has been revealed, on April 10, 2015, the day when PM Modi announced the purchase of 36 Rafale aircrafts from France, the Reliance Defence...
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