Daily Archives: October 31, 2018

Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

After CBI, now RBI 

The opposition in India has blamed the Narendra Modi government for "ruining national institutions". Last week, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seemed to fall apart over severe differences...

PM HASINA INVITES BIKALPA DHARA FRIDAY

Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday night invited Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) to join dialogue at Ganabhaban on Friday evening. Responding to the BDB president’s letter...

President Sirisena justifies to world the appoint of Rajapaksa as PM

Even as hundreds of Sri Lankans calling for democracy thronged Colombo Tuesday asking President Sirisena to make his decisions on Prime Ministerial change through parliament, a full circle ideology...

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to begin Rohingya repatriation by mid-November

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to begin by November the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape a Myanmar army crackdown,...

Pakistan accepts India invite to SCO meet

India will host Pakistan and representatives of seven member countries that are part of the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on handling urban disaster this week. The National Disaster Response Force...

India, Russia, Iran to meet on North-South Corridor on November 23

India, Russia and Iran will hold a trilateral meeting on the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) on November 23 to make the 7,200-km-long ship, road, and rail route...

Maldives’ top court clears way for ex-leader’s return

The Maldives' Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed's 13-year jail sentence on terrorism charges, allowing him to go home this week. Nasheed has said he will...

China pledges RMB 150 million assistance to Nepal Army

China has pledged to provide assistance of RMB 150 million to the Nepalese Army over a period of five years for humanitarian and disaster relief equipment. The Chinese assistance —...

Sri Lanka’s not for sale

Most people in the island nation of Sri Lanka and its Asian neighbors were stunned last week when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe — and replaced...

India’s inadequate justifications and Pakistan’s Statement on Indian Purchase of S-400 Missiles

The S-400 deal has almost been concluded between Moscow and New Delhi which was signed in late 2016. The most important thing to know about the S-400 is that...

Bangladesh Navy seeks new patrol craft, anti-aircraft missiles for corvettes

Bangladesh’s Defence Ministry is seeking responses to a tender for five patrol craft for the country’s navy. According to the tender, the patrol craft should have a proven design with...

Mamata lashes out at BJP over NRC deaths in Assam, says those missing from...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday has once again expressed her angst over the NRC-related suicides in Assam. While addressing an administrative review meeting in Cooch Behar district,...

16-MEMBER OIKYA FRONT DELEGATION TO JOIN TALKS WITH PM

Oikya Front LeadersA 16-member Jatiya Oikya Front delegation, led by Kamal Hossain, will join the talks with the Bangladesh Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Gana...

Gloves off: India’s ruling party underlines Hindu ambitions as elections near

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has been turning up the heat on some controversial and potentially highly divisive religious issues in recent days, with crucial...

Sri Lanka’s political shake-up is a win for China

On Friday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena withdrew his United People’s Freedom Alliance from the government’s ruling coalition without warning, fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and appointed former President...

Why democracy is failing in Afghanistan

The Afghan people risk their lives to vote in the country's elections. Unfortunately, their leaders and the international community have completely failed to honour their sacrifices. Every time elections are...

DEFIANT SIRISENA CLAIMS 75% POPULAR SUPPORT AS EU THREATENS TRADE SANCTIONS

Colombo, October 30 (newsin.asia): At the meeting between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and foreign envoys here on Monday,  the European Union (EU) Ambassador  Tung-Lai Margue warned that if...

At UN, Pakistan attacks growing arms sales to India

Pakistan has attacked growing arms sales to India by several countries, including the US and Russia, calling them "double standards" that jeopardise regional balances. "The policy of double standards towards...

Sri Lankan rival PMs battle to get lawmakers on their side to swing crisis

Sri Lanka's rival prime ministers battled to tempt lawmakers from opposing sides on Tuesday (Oct 30) as they sought numbers to swing any vote of confidence held in Parliament...

B CHOWDHURY WRITES TO PM FOR DIALOGUE

Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury today wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also president of ruling Awami League, for a dialogue for holding the upcoming...

Bangladesh PM Hasina’s response on NRC inadequate: BNP leader

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not responded adequately to the process of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a leading opposition figure of Dhaka has told The...