Daily Archives: October 13, 2018

Myanmar’s economy could go into a tailspin as currency woes deepen

y Fears that Myanmar’s currency crisis has only momentarily stalled are growing, as the government does not seem to see any urgency in tackling the underlying causes of the...

Bangladesh orders 250 extra strong train cars from Inka

State-owned train maker PT Industri Kereta Api (Inka) said Bangladesh has ordered 250 extra strong train cars from the company. “The train cars purchased by Bangladesh are larger with stronger...

Pakistan rejects Western media reports on CPEC

The Ministry Of Planning has rejected western media's recent reports regarding China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) saying these are based on incorrect information, distorted facts and one-sided opinions of...

Sikkim wins prize for showing 100 percent organic ‘no longer a pipe dream’

India’s first fully organic state won top prize in a U.N.-backed award on Friday, with organisers saying its policies had helped more than 66,000 farmers, boosted tourism and set...

Taliban restore Red Cross security guarantee in Afghanistan

The Taliban have reinstated a security guarantee in Afghanistan for the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC), two months after withdrawing safe passage for the neutral humanitarian agency, the...

China to hold 70% stake in Myanmar’s planned strategic seaport

Myanmar will hold a 30 percent stake in its strategic deep-water seaport project led by cash-rich China, giving Beijing a 70 percent interest, under their final agreement reached during...

Social media contents top complaints lodged with ECB 

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) media arbitrator office found 22 Facebook posts objectionable as of yesterday evening, according to a press release. It stated that of the 22 posts,...

Maldives top court to hear election challenge on Sun

Maldives' apex court is set to hear the legal challenge filed by incumbent president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom seeking to annul last month's presidential election on Sunday. According to the...

Russia interested in closer cooperation with Sri Lanka – Putin

President Vladimir Putin says Russia maintains traditionally friendly relations with Sri Lanka and is interested in closer trade and economic cooperation, including in fishery, agriculture and tourism. “I would like...

How Pakistan Getting Armed Drones From China Affects India’s Security

Even before the ink on the agreement signed by India for the purchase of S-400 air defence systems could dry, Pakistan announced that it would procure 48 armed Wing...

Lockheed Martin To Start Producing F-16 Wings In India In Next 2-3 Years

American aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin Friday said F-16 fighter jets will start flying with made in India wings in the next three years, provided the components made...

India and Russia may be allies, but can they find common ground on China?

Putin’s visit to India saw the low-key conclusion of a US$5.4 billion arms deal to appease the US – but as Beijing increases its regional influence, questions loom over...

‘Path of thorns’: An IMF bailout set to impede Pakistan PM’s populist agenda

From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a...

China-India-US Triangle Shaping Up? – Analysis

China, India and the United States may feel the need to rebalance their triangular engagement following the latest Russia-India missile deal and the recent Indo-American foreign-and-defence dialogue. Will these...

What lies beneath India’s ‘sudden’ cancellation of talks with Pakistan?

New Delhi’s sudden cancellation of a scheduled meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York is still...

Pakistan Voices Opposition to Russia’s S-400 Sale to India

Since their partition in 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars, two over the Kashmir region, which both countries claim as their own. Pakistan is opposed to the deal for the...

Exclusive: Bangladesh PM takes aim at photographer, critics say it is part of wider...

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is convinced that jailed photographer Shahidul Alam instigated trouble by spreading what she describes as “false news” about protests against her rule...

What tiny Bhutan can teach the world about being carbon negative

High up in the Eastern Himalayas is one of the greenest countries in the world. While many nations are struggling to reduce their carbon emissions, the Kingdom of Bhutan is already carbon negative:...

Afghan General Elections: Violence amidst votes

In the latest event of violence, 15 Afghan soldiers died when they were ambushed by the Taliban Insurgents. The clash happened in the Kunduz province which is factually one...

China proposes boosting SCO cooperation in digital economy, smart manufacturing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to strengthen their cooperation in the digital economy, smart manufacturing and the like to...