Daily Archives: November 6, 2018

TALIBAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL ATTEND MOSCOW PEACE TALKS

The Afghan Taliban will join multilateral peace talks hosted by Russia on Friday, senior Taliban officials said on Tuesday, after the United States and Afghanistan turned down their invitations.But...

EC WILL DELAY ELECTION ON ALL-PARTY CALL

The upcoming general election can be delayed if all political parties want, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda said today. “But there is no scope to defer the announcement of...

TOURISTS GIVING SRI LANKA A MISS AMID ITS CRISIS

A political crisis in Sri Lanka, where two prime ministers are fighting for power, is scaring away tourists and raising questions over foreign aid, ringing alarm bells for the...

FACEBOOK SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT SHOWS IT SHOULD DO MORE IN MYANMAR

Facebook Inc on Monday said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being...

Sirisena and Rajapaksa address massive rally in attempt to consolidate power

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa seeking to consolidate power attracted massive crowds Monday in the vicinity of the Parliament Roundabout

Bangladesh Army buys Australian radios

The Bangladeshi Army has bought 200 radio manpacks from SA company Codan Radio Communications. The multimillion dollar deal aims to improve the quality of Bangladeshi portable communications. The Patrol 2110M...

US Ambassador Alice Wells to visit Islamabad on Tuesday

Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Monday announced that US Ambassador Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, will visit Pakistan on November 6...

Taliban seize post in defensive belt around embattled Afghan city

Taliban militants captured an important security post outside the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Monday, killing 13 members of government forces and underscoring their vulnerability even in areas...

Road linking Myanmar and Thailand to be upgraded

A proper highway will soon connect the planned special economic zone at Dawei in southeastern Myanmar with Thailand’s road network, The Irrawaddy, a Myanmar website, reported on November 2. In...

Modi coming to Nepal or not isn’t big news: Dahal

Nepal Communist Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal says whether Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal next month should not be regarded as a big news. Dahal’s statement comes...

Pak-Russia joint training exercise will reinforce existing military ties: Gen Bajwa

The just-concluded joint military exercise between Pakistan and Russian armies has reinforced the existing relationship between the two militaries, according to Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Bajwa. The Pakistan and...

India’s nuclear triad is complete with INS Arihant ending its first deterrence patrol

India on Monday (Nov 5) declared that its nuclear triad, stated in its nuclear doctrine, is operational after indigenous ballistic missile nuclear submarine INS Arihant achieved a milestone by...

Supporters of former Sri Lankan president to rally as political crisis deepens

Thousands of supporters of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse headed for the capital on Monday (Nov 5) to rally in support of his controversial nomination as prime minister,...

Many questions remain over Rohingya repatriation

Although Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities announced they have a plan to start the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas by mid-November, it is unclear if it will really...

Pakistan, China agree to trade in Rupee, Yuan instead of dollar

Pakistan and China have agreed to do trade in their own currencies instead of dollar, Jang has reported. According to report, the two countries agreed to do business in Pakistani...

Taliban in a fix over Moscow meeting on Afghan peace

Afghan Taliban are apparently in a fix over attending the upcoming meeting of the representatives of regional countries in Russia on peace in Afghanistan on November 9. The Russian Foreign...

Sri Lanka provides right ground for implementing ‘China-India Plus’ plan

Sri Lanka's recent political crisis has attracted global attention with the appointment of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister. Many observers link the leadership change to...

Bhutan matures as a democracy

Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuk had the vision to give his people what they wanted - happiness and democracy. He had been thinking about this at least as early...

India watchful amid developments in Sri Lanka

The return of Mahinda Rajapaksa to power in Sri Lanka amid political turmoil has triggered concern in India, with analysts warning it could lead to a deterioration of ties...

PM’S MEDIA BRIEFING OVER DIALOGUE 8 OR 9 NOV: QUADER

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will brief the media about the outcomes of the ongoing dialogue with political parties at a press conference either on 8 or 9 November, said...

Calling the Kulgam explosion ‘very unfortunate’ is not enough

“The price of a life cannot be set in monetary terms,” said Rajnath Singh, home minister of India, as he announced ex-gratia payments to the families of civilians killed...