Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

ELECTION DAY PUSHED BACK TO DEC 30, EC WILL ACCEPT NOMINATIONS UNTIL NOV 28:...

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda says election day will be pushed back to Dec 30 amid calls for a deferral from the Jatiya Oikya Front and other opposition...

POLL TO COST RS. 4 TO 5 BN.

The government would have to spend between Rs 4 -5 billion to hold the January’s general Election, head of the Elections commission, Mahinda Deshapriya said. However given present standards, that...

33RD ASEAN SUMMIT AND RELATED MEETINGS KICK OFF IN SINGAPORE

Heads of state and government of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered here on Nov. 11-15 for their 33rd summit and related...

As poll fever grips Sri Lanka parties, Sirisena says parliament dissolved to stop horse...

Former Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), which earlier moved the Supreme Court to challenge President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, has begun making...

MASSIVE POWER BREAKDOWN HITS KARACHI AGAIN

The city of lights plunged into darkness early Monday with national grid line having tripped.   According to K-Electric, Karachi’s supply was affected “following tripping in transmission line of National Grid.”   The...

Recovering India’s stolen art pieces

Two rare 12th-century stone statues originally from India, which were on display in museums in the United States, have returned home. They were handed over by the American authorities to...

Khalilzad meets with Ghani on first leg of regional visit

President Ashraf Ghani met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday night, the presidential palace said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement,...

Pakistan increases contribution to help Palestinian refugees

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi handed over the country’s enhanced contribution for Palestinian refugees to the representative of the UN Relief and Works Agency...

Myanmar Def College delegation visits Fort William

A 38-member Myanmar delegation led by Major General Myat Kyaw, Commandant of National Defence College, Myanmar visited Eastern Command headquarters at Fort William here Saturday, a Defence spokesman said. The...

India’s nuclear submarine could trigger arms race

India earlier this week announced its first locally built nuclear-powered submarine had completed a patrol in the Indian Ocean -- a development that has the potential to escalate the...

Russia’s sale of the S-400 to India: Part of a bigger defense partnership?

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin have signed a $5.43 billion deal for the delivery of five Russian S-400 surface to air-weapons systems, part of...

Bhutan to launch trade information portal by end of next year

The economic affairs ministry is developing a trade information portal, whereby, the traders in the country will be able to get all business related information from a single website. With...

Sri Lanka crisis: Rajapaksa joins SLPP, weakens Sirisena-led SLFP

Bidding farewell to his political party of 50 years, controversially installed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday joined the recently formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP). His official membership in...

EU looking to target Myanmar for Rohingya abuses

The European Union may soon restore tariffs on rice imports from Myanmar in a bid to protect its own producers. But more troubling for Naypyidaw is the EU’s intention...

Sri Lanka political crisis: Parliament Speaker asks public servants not to execute President’s orders

The Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament on November 11 accused President Maithripala Sirisena of “usurping” the rights of legislators and asked public servants not to carry out his “illegal...

ULFA got “new lease of life” through citizenship bill, says Assam cop

Growing public sentiment against the Centre's move to amend the Citizenship Act has given a "fresh lease of life" to the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), which...

Afghan-Taliban Talks: Diplomatic victory for Russia, but still no sign of convergence

With Afghan officials and the Taliban on the same platform, the Moscow meeting marked the success of Russia’s diplomatic efforts to be an effective player in Afghanistan’s peace process....

The changing dynamics of China-Bangladesh relations

Right from the beginning of their diplomatic ties in October 1975, China and Bangladesh have been maintaining a close relationship, often entitled as “trusted friendship” or “all-weather friendship”. While,...

China rejects ‘exaggerated’ Maldives debt

China has moved to dismiss claims in recent reports that the debt amassed by the archipelago to the regional superpower amounts to over USD3 billion. Beijing has provided grant and...

Bhutan’s fledgling manufacturing sector hit hard as Indian rupee continues to take a hit...

Close to a month after a new government led by the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party, which comfortably won elections to the parliament last month, assumed power in Thimphu,...

BANGLADESH TO BLAME IF ROHINGYA RETURNS DELAYED: MYANMAR

Myanmar's government on Sunday insisted any delays to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees would be the fault of Bangladesh, just four days ahead of the controversial planned start date. After...