Daily Archives: October 21, 2018

Is conflict driving Bangladesh’s politics and society?

Hate, insults, endless allegations and occasional physical confrontations have become the staple of Bangladesh’s political culture. No one is spared, and no one wants to be excluded. Instead of...

COUNTING UNDER WAY IN AFGHAN POLL MARRED BY DEADLY VIOLENCE, CHAOS

Afghan election workers began counting votes on Saturday (Oct 21) following a partial legislative ballot tarnished by scores of deadly militant attacks, technical glitches and administrative chaos. Nearly 170 people...

J&K REALITY CHECK FOR BJP

The BJP on Saturday trumped the Congress in the municipal elections but must have been left with a sobering thought after the erosion in support in Jammu and Ladakh...

WORST IS OVER FOR PAKISTAN’S BELEAGUERED ECONOMY: UMAR

Finance Minister Asad Umar has said the worst is over for Pakistan’s beleaguered economy, which will turn around in the third year of the current government. “I think year three...

OIKYA FRONT ONCE AGAIN DENIED PERMISSION FOR SYLHET RALLY

Jatiya Oikya Front has been denied permission again for its rescheduled public rally in the Sylhet's Registry Field on Wednesday, according to UNB. "We didn't give Oikya Front permission for...

BODIES OF 4 YOUNG MEN FOUND IN NARAYANGANJ

Bodies of four young men with their heads smashed were found in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj early today. On information, police recovered the bodies from beside the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in...

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa won 54 percent of the total votes

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) officially declared Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which won 30 constituencies as the third elected government yesterday. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), which won in...

India rejects Pakistan demand for Chenab dams’ inspection

India has refused to permit Pakistan from inspecting controversial  water projects being built on the Chenab, Express News reported on Saturday. Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters Syed Mehr Ali Shah...

France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year

France said Friday it would send its aircraft carrier to the Indian Ocean next year, to defend freedom of navigation at a time of growing Chinese assertiveness in disputed...

Myanmar’s Hindu refugees mark festival in Bangladesh camp

Hindu refugees from Myanmar living in a camp in Bangladesh have been celebrating the festival of Durga Puja for the first time since fleeing violence in northern Rakhine state...

Myanmar’s foreign trade reaches over 1 bln USD in 2 weeks

Myanmar's trade with foreign countries reached 1.18 billion U.S. dollars as of Oct. 12 in fiscal year 2018-19 which started on Oct. 1, the Commerce Ministry said on Saturday. During...

Pakistan PM fears bankruptcy sans bailout in two months

As the opposition’s outcry over the Pakistan government’s decision to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a financial bailout rises to a crescendo, Prime Minister Imran Khan has...

PM Modi, Wickremesinghe hold talks, discuss India-assisted development projects in Sri Lanka

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe held talks Saturday covering the entire gamut of bilateral relations and discussed ways to deepen the “historically...

HRW worried at Bangladesh govt’s intensive surveillance on social media

The Bangladesh government has embarked upon an intensive and intrusive surveillance and monitoring of social media ahead of the national election, raising concern over a chilling effect on speech,...

Maldives misguided over intentions: China

Reports that Maldives President elect-Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, better know as Ibu, is considering putting several Chinese-funded projects on hold, while reviewing others, have raised flags in Beijing. On Friday, a...

Orders dry up, HAL staff could sit idle

Defence PSU HAL staring at a depleting order book has thousands of its employees worried of being idle for months, affecting the morale at the company that has been...

India, Japan, US plan joint air exercise

India, Japan and the US are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format. The three countries already conduct naval war games under the...

Can the new China-India thaw last?

A year after Doklam, India appears to be intent on seeking friendlier ties with Beijing. Whether this is sustainable for the long-term, however, is unclear. Even as this process...

Pakistan: Migrant and nation

On Sunday, September 16, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that he would start “work immediately” on providing passports to the children of refugees born in Pakistan. He might soon...

India tries to boost Nepal ties despite China factor

India has been able to deliver on 16 of the 21 points raised by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli during bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

UN asks Sri Lanka to repatriate commander in Mali over human rights record

The United Nations asked the government of Sri Lanka on Friday to immediately repatriate the commander of its 200-strong contingent assigned to the UN peacekeeping force in Mali following...