Daily Archives: November 22, 2018

BNP VICE CHAIRMAN GIASUDDIN SENT TO JAIL

Giasuddin Quader ChowdhuryA Chattogram court on Thursday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) vice chairman Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury to jail. Chattogram’s senior judicial magistrate Joyanti Rani handed down the order after...

PM IMRAN KHAN FINDS A NEW FAN IN MALAYSIAN FIRST LADY

As Prime Minister Imran Khan wrapped up his two-day official visit to Malaysia on Wednesday, it became evident that the former World Cup-winning captain has fans all around the...

PM CAN’T OPEN PROJECTS, LAY FOUNDATION STONE: EC

Election commission (EC) secretary Helal Uddin AhmedElection commission (EC) secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Wednesday said prime minister Sheikh Hasina cannot inaugurate any development project or lay the foundation...

RUPEE HITS RECORD LOW AFTER MOODY’S DOWNGRADE, IMF LOAN DELAY

The rupee fell to an all-time low of 179 per dollar on Wednesday, a day after Moody’s downgraded the country’s credit rating, as a political crisis worsens a rout...

MANMOHAN SINGH REGRETS SAYING NARENDRA MODI WILL BE A DISASTER

Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday that he had used a “harsh word” when he predicted in 2014 that Narendra Modi would be a “disaster” as Prime Minister and did...

OPPOSITION IN A HURRY TO SEE FALL OF MY GOVT: PM IMRAN

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the opposition parties are in a hurry to see an end to his government in order to protect their corruption. Those making...

Chinese nuclear power giant to construct two reactors in Karachi

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), a nuclear power giant will construct two third-generation reactors in Karachi. The first pilot nuclear power project using “Hualong One,” a domestically-developed third-generation reactor design...

China, India to hold new round of border talks

India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will visit China from Friday to Saturday for a new round of border talks, the Chinese foreign ministry announced Wednesday. The 21st Special Representatives'...

Maldivian Democratic Party pushes for probes against ex-president Yameen

Maldives’ main political party in the government alliance has called on the newly appointed home minister Sheikh Imran Abdulla to expedite the investigations into the numerous allegations against former...

Winter session of Bhutan Parliament to commence on January 2

A meeting of National Assembly members held last week decided to delay the winter session until the end of , the inauspicious month in the Bhutanese calendar. Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel...

India, Nepal agree to set up hotline for effective coordination in checking smuggling

India and Nepal have decided to set up a hotline to ensure effective coordination between them to check smuggling, officials said on Wednesday. In a meeting, various matters of mutual...

PM Modi’s visit likely as India works to boost Bhutan ties

With the new government in Bhutan settling in fast, India has stepped up engagement with its strategically located eastern neighbour. While foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale just concluded a two-day...

Indebted Maldives sending envoy to China

The Maldives foreign minister will visit Beijing before the end of 2018, officials said Wednesday, likely seeking to renegotiate the archipelago's Chinese debt. China has loaned billions of dollars to...

Fallout of NRC politics? Assam blocks Bengali play, says ‘environment not conducive’

A popular Bengali theatre group called 'Purbaranga' which was all set to perform their acclaimed play 'Sitayan' in Assam from December 8th to 11th next month will not be...

Without Brahmin and Rajput votes, BJP may lose in Rajasthan

The upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections in northwestern India might prove a difficult challenge for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which finds itself out of favor with Brahmins and...

US assault on Russian arms exports could misfire in Asia

When it comes to security in Asia, U.S. President Donald Trump should beware the law of unintended consequences. His administration has identified Russia and China as the two greatest threats...

How safe is Indian Army’s firepower?

An explosion at the Army's Central Ammunition Depot (CAD), Pulgaon (over 90 kms from Nagpur) left six persons dead. They were engaged in destroying anti-aircraft ammunition rounds. India has...

The privatization of war in Afghanistan

Private military industries in the U.S. are behind the proposal of the privatization of the war in Afghanistan. Erik Prince, the founder the Blackwater Worldwide private military company, and...

Imran vs Trump: Pakistan emerged as the victor

There’s nothing Trump doesn’t tweet, and there aren’t many he spares in his tweets that on a normal day read like knee-jerkish, mean-spirited, written-in-unsuppressed rage over-reactions of a testosterone-fuelled...

12 years on, Nepalese political leadership still dithers on transitional justice

The Comprehensive Peace Accord, which ended the decade-long insurgency bringing the Maoist revolutionaries into the political mainstream in 2006, had broadly set three tasks—socio-political transformation; integration and rehabilitation of...

Myanmar tops poor nations’ FDI league as China cash flows in

Myanmar attracted the most foreign direct investment of any of the world's so-called "least developed countries" in 2017, even as the nation's reputation plummeted over its forced expulsion of...