Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

AWAMI LEAGUE PONDERS TENURE OF POLLS-TIME GOVT

Fearing possible loss of control over the administration, ruling Awami League policymakers are rethinking about the tenure of the polls-time government and its size. Senior AL leaders want the polls-time...

Bhutanese conjoined twins to undergo separation surgery

Fourteen-month-old Nima and Dawa Pelden, supported by their mum, flew from their remote Himalayan region home in Bhutan to Melbourne on Tuesday, report Australian media. The girls are looking forward...

NEPAL FACTION PLANS KEY MEET TO DISCUSS OLI’S ‘INEPT LEADERSHIP’

Oct 2, 2018-The Madhav Kumar Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party are preparing to hold a meeting to discuss future course of action to fight the ‘monopoly’...

TARIFF KING’ INDIA WANTS TRADE DEAL TO KEEP ME HAPPY, SAYS DONALD TRUMP

US President Donald Trump on Monday escalated ongoing trade tensions with India, calling the country a “tariff king” for the first time and accusing it of slapping levies as...

SECTION 144 IMPOSED IN EAST DELHI AS THOUSANDS OF FARMERS MARCH TOWARDS CAPITAL

Thousands of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members who are on a march from Haridwar will reach Delhi today. Anticipating law and order problems, police has imposed section 144 in...

CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP PROTEST CHINESE-FINANCED MYITSONE DAM

Civil society organizations and local residents have called on the Myanmar government to cancel the U.S. $3.6 billion Chinese-financed Myitsone Dam on the Irrawaddy River in Kachin state, which...

PAK GOVT TURNS DOWN SAUDI OFFER TO ACQUIRE TWO POWER PLANTS

Pakistan has turned down Saudi Arabia’s offer to acquire two LNG-fired power plants only under a sovereign deal, as laws do not allow selling assets without following a rigorous...

Bangladesh delays plan to shift Rohingya to remote island

Bangladesh has postponed plans to begin relocating Rohingya Muslims to a remote island, officials said Monday, amid staunch opposition to the controversial idea among refugees living near the Myanmar...

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Armed Forces Defence Dialogue set to begin in Colombo

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Armed Forces Defence Dialogue will open in Colombo from October 3. The purpose of the annual dialogue is to review and enhance existing defence, security and strategic cooperation...

Russia’s Putin to discuss military cooperation on India visit: Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin will discuss military cooperation with India when he visits the country this week, the Kremlin said on Monday, without specifying whether the possible sale of S-400...

China wants to deepen cooperation with new Maldives president

China wants to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with the Maldives, President Xi Jinping said in a congratulatory message to the newly elected Maldivian president, the leader of an opposition...

TNLA, Myanmar army engage in two days of clashes near Muse

Fighting broke out between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Myanmar Army (or Tatmadaw) in Muse and Kukai townships in northern Shan State over the weekend, displacing...

China likely to build first LNG power plant in Sri Lanka

The government has decided to offer the contract to build the first-ever Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) power plant to China after India abandoned the construction of a 500 MWs...

Pakistan cuts Chinese ‘Silk Road’ rail project by $2 billion due to debt concerns

Islamabad has cut the size of the biggest Chinese “Silk Road” project in Pakistan by $2 billion, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing government concerns about the...

Why is govt buying so few Rafale fighters, asks Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram sought to know why the BJP-led NDA government was buying so few Rafale fighter jets if they were cheaper as claimed by it. Talking to...

Afghanistan will not allow ‘foreign mercenaries’: President Ghani

In reaction to the possibility of privatizing the Afghan war, President Ashraf Ghani said he will not allow “foreign mercenaries” to operate in Afghanistan. Addressing the 3rd Mayors National Conference,...

India should invade Bangladesh if torture of Hindus does not stop: Subramanian Swamy

Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that India should invade Bangladesh if the torture of Hindus does not stop in the neighbouring country. Addressing...

‘Putin’s India visit will test Modi’s idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ for India’

Russian President Vladmir Putin will be visiting India next week (October 4-5) to attend the 19th India-Russia summit with focus on advancing bilateral ties between the two countries. New...

Pak-India challenge

After the abrupt and bewildering cancellation of a meeting between the Pakistani and Indian foreign ministers by the Indian government, the speeches by the two foreign ministers at the...

As Chinese influence grows, Japanese warship visits Sri Lanka

Japan’s largest warship, the Kaga helicopter carrier, sailed into Sri Lanka's Colombo harbour this weekend, marking Tokyo's highest profile salvo in a diplomatic battle with China for influence along...

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

It has been a year since India and China ended the 73-day border crisis in Doklam. And for all the focus on the crisis itself and its implications for...