Daily Archives: November 3, 2018

CHINA-MYANMAR PORT DEAL NEARS OUTCOME: SOURCE

Chinese sources close to the matter confirmed with the Global Times on Thursday that the Myanmar government and China's State-owned CITIC Group are expected to sign a framework agreement...

ASIA BIBI: DEAL TO END PAKISTAN PROTESTS OVER BLASPHEMY CASE

Pakistan's authorities have struck a deal with a hard-line Islamist party to end a protest over the acquittal of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. As part of the deal,...

B CHY CALLS DIALOGUE WITH PM HASINA SUCCESSFUL

Jukta Front chairman AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Friday night said their dialogue with the 14-party alliance has been successful as prime minister Sheikh Hasina agreed in principle on most...

India ‘likely to allow’ dams inspection next month

India is likely to fulfill its commitment of getting its two hydropower projects -- 1,000MW Pakal Dul and 48MW Lower Kalnal — inspected by Pakistani experts next month after...

President Ghani Seeks Re-Election ‘To End War’

Bloomberg reports that President Ghani has revealed that he is seeking re-election in the upcoming presidential election scheduled for April 2019. President Ashraf Ghani has revealed he is seeking re-election...

EU considers sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

  The European Union has threatened to impose trade sanctions on Myanmar that could put thousands of jobs in its lucrative clothing industry at risk, if the country does not...

Maldives parliament elects JP leader Gasim as new speaker

Maldives parliament late Thursday voted to elect Jumhoory Party (JP) leader Gasim Ibrahim as the country's new speaker. The business tycoon was nominated by Hinnavaru lawmaker and president elect Ibrahim...

Deported Rohingya men didn’t get Myanmar citizenship as India claimed and the Supreme Court...

On October 4 , India deported seven Rohingya men from a detention centre in Assam to their home country of Myanmar, from where they had fled around six years...

Oppressed Kashmiris and the right of self-determination

Like every year, the people of Kashmir marked 27th October as a black day. On this very fateful day in 1947, India in utter denial of the right of...

Killings in India’s northeast raise tension over citizenship survey

Suspected Indian militants shot dead five Bengali-speaking Hindu men in a sensitive border state late on Thursday, police said, as tension grows over a controversial citizenship test to identify...

China, Pakistan Seeking CPEC Extension to Afghanistan

China and Pakistan say they are exploring the extension of their bilateral infrastructure development project to Afghanistan. During the past four years of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing has...

Pakistan Navy successfully demonstrates fire power at North Arabian Sea

In an impressive display, Pakistan Navy Destroyers demonstrated their fire power (Missile Firings) in North Arabian Sea. Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, as the Chief...

New Indian navy ships to monitor China in Indian Ocean

India’s Ministry of Defense has awarded a contract worth about US$350 million for the construction of four survey vessels for the country’s navy, Russian website Sputnik News reported on...

Saudi Arabia Tells Bangladesh to Take Back 128 Rohingya With Expired Visas

The Saudi government has asked Bangladeshi authorities to take back 128 Rohingya, all of whom entered the oil-rich kingdom carrying Umrah visa using Bangladeshi passports. They are now being detained...

‘Pakistan wants to learn from China,’ PM Khan tells President Xi in Beijing

Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday while on his first official visit to China, Radio Pakistan reported. In the meeting between Khan and Xi, the...

New twists in Sri Lanka’s political crisis fuel uncertainty

For a brief moment on Thursday, it appeared as though Sri Lankan politicians might be able to return soon to the country's suspended parliament to thrash out their differences...

Russia Reaches out to Afghan Leaders for Taliban Talks, Angering Kabul

Russia has quietly invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talks with the Taliban in Moscow, bypassing President Ashraf Ghani's government in a move that has angered officials...

PM RANIL HOLDS FAST TO POST

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena had in fact insinuated that an Indian spy agency was involved in plotting his assassination at a heated Cabinet...

US AGREES TO INDIA, 7 NATIONS BUYING IRAN OIL DESPITE SANCTIONS

The United States will allow eight countries to continue importing Iranian oil but only at much lower levels after the reimposition of sanctions on Monday, Secretary of State Mike...

HOPE OVER TALKS FADING FOR GOVT’S ‘STUBBORN’ ATTITUDE: BNP

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday alleged that the hope generated among people to have a good deal to solve the political crisis through the talks between the...

TALKS FRUITFUL: BADRUDDOZA

Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury tonight said the talks betweenAwami League-led 14-party alliance and Jukta Front was fruitful. Expressing his optimism, Badruddoza Chowdhury who led the Jukta Front...