Daily Archives: September 30, 2018

Gulf nations roll out the red carpet for Indian tourists

The Gulf Arab states are jostling for a greater share of Indian tourists. The UAE, Oman and Bahrain are strengthening their presence in India through road shows, greater marketing...

Qatar keen to enhance investment in Pakistan: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the desire to work closely with Kuwait to enhance cooperation in the areas of trade, investment and economic development. He was talking to Minister...

Germany pledges over 20b afghanis in aid to Afghanistan

Germany has pledged 20 billion afghanis in aid to Afghanistan to help the country strengthen good governance, stabilize economy and develop infrastructures. Officials said 9.1 billion afghanis of the German...

Nepal and Malaysia arrive at agreement on draft labour deal

After months of deliberation, Nepal and Malaysia have reached closer to a landmark deal as both the governments have agreed on a draft of the labour agreement that will...

BNP GETS PERMISSION TO HOLD RALLY IN CAPITAL

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was finally given permission on Saturday to hold its planned public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Sunday. "The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)...

AL TO ‘STOP’ BNP, TAKING CONTROL OF STREETS: NASIM

Awami League-led 14-party alliance spokesperson Mohammad Nasim addressing a meeting of workers of the 14-party alliance at Mohanagar Nattya Mancha on Saturday. Photo: Hasan RajaThe ruling party will not...

PAKISTAN IS SENDING 150 FALCONS TO DUBAI FOR THE SHEIKH’S PERSONAL USE

The foreign office has approved the export of 150 falcons to the UAE. The UAE sent a request for the falcons, which are used for hunting, on July 3. The falcons...

BANGLADESH RESUMES FISH SUPPLY TO TRIPURA AFTER SPAT BETWEEN TRADERS RESOLVED

Twenty-five days after Bangladeshi traders stopped exporting fish to Tripura due to hooliganism at Agartala-Akhaura International Check Post (ICP), export supplies resumed normalcy on Saturday morning after a meeting...

INDIA, BANGLADESH WORKING ON FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: PRABHU

India and Bangladesh are already working on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), or free trade agreement (FTA), which would set an example for giving a boost to regional...

DR M CONDEMNS MYANMAR’S TREATMENT OF ROHINGYA

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has condemned the Myanmar Government for the massacre of Rohingya in Rakhine. “I believe in non-interference in the internal affairs of nations. But does the world...

CONSTRUCTION OF SRI LANKA’S FIRST LNG POWER PLANT TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH IN HAMBANTOTA

Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says that the Sri Lankan government is to initiate the construction of the first LNG power plant in Hambantota in October...

UN for ensuring press freedom in Bangladesh

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes of Bangladesh, with recommendations including taking steps to ensure freedom of press and freedom of opinion...

Myanmar attends ASEAN-U.S Foreign Ministerial informal meeting

Union Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin attended the Informal ASEAN-U.S Ministerial Meeting held at Lotte Hotel in New York on September 27, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Exploring alternative oil supplies to ensure ‘our friend India’s economy’ not adversely affected: US

With a tougher round of US sanctions on Iran + coming into effect from November 4, a top Trump administration official said Washington recognises India's need for significant oil...

Russia-India S-400 air defence systems deal problematic, Pakistan says

Pakistan is concerned about India moving closer to acquiring Russian S-400 air defence systems and urges Moscow not to bet on New Delhi alone, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told...

US-made rifle, UAE carbine to equip Indian Army soldiers

A US-made battle rifle and a UAE-made carbine have emerged as the lowest bidders for the Indian Army's requirement for equipping its soldiers with a new rifle. The US...

Maldives election body endorses opposition leader Solih’s victory amid threats

The Elections Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election, defeating president Abdulla Yameen who had sought a delay...

Why India is furious about a set of stamps

The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan were supposed to meet this week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting was agreed more than...

Sri Lanka’s proposed counter terrorism bill: A small window for much needed reforms

Sri Lanka’s near three-decade ethnic war and numerous conflicts were used to justify attempts by successive governments to introduce and maintain broad sweeping legislation and regulations in the guise...

Digital Security Act ‘dangerous’ for freedom of expression, says experts

Legal experts and civil society members on Saturday expressed fear that the Digital Security Act might be used to curtail the freedom of expression. Speaking at a discussion on 'Digital...

‘Jail can’t break his spirit’: Bangladesh photographer’s wife

As anger over the incarceration of renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam continues to grow in and outside the South Asian country, his wife said the detention "can't...
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