Daily Archives: November 28, 2018

US-Pakistan relations enter new phase of deterioration over Afghanistan and Taliban

US President Donald Trump’s blatant ‘game of accusations’ vis-à-vis Pakistan regarding the latter’s alleged role in hiding Osama bin Laden and “doing nothing” to help America in Afghanistan has...

KHALEDA’S HOPE TO RUN POLLS DIMINISHES

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's hope to contest the upcoming general election has been diminished after the Supreme Court today said convicts with over two years' sentencing cannot run polls. The...

Politics of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor

After many false starts beginning way back in 1999, the governments of India and Pakistan are finally on to performing “ground-breaking” ceremonies for the construction of the “Kartarpur Corridor”...

PM IMRAN TO PERFORM GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF KATARPUR CORRIDOR TODAY

Foreign diplomats arrived in the country to attend the Kartarpur ceremony where Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone for the border corridor on Wednesday. The ceremony will...

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT NOT TO OBSERVE BANGLADESH ELECTION

The European Parliament will not observe the general election in Bangladesh scheduled to be held on December 30. No individual Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has been mandated to...

EU ANNOUNCES NEW $535M AID PACKAGE IN GENEVA

The European Union has announced $535 million in financial aid for Afghanistan as senior diplomats gathered for a UN-backed conference focusing on development, peace and security in the country,...

GRAFT CASE: KHOKA, 3 OTHERS JAILED FOR 10YRS

Former Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka and three others were sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in a corruption case. Of them Khoka was also fined Tk 20...

ACTIVISTS PROTEST RESOURCE CONTROL IN RAKHINE STATE

More than 1,000 activists from 17 townships in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state demanded the right to control the impoverished region’s natural resources — most notably oil and gas —...

Indian PM Modi to be invited to attend Saarc summit: Pakistan Foreign Office

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to Pakistan for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Tuesday. Ties...

India extends $5 million aid to Myanmar for border development projects

India has extended a $5 million aid to Myanmar as its assistance for development projects on the Indo-Myanmar border. India's Ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri handed over a cheque of...

Three US service members killed in Afghanistan blast

A roadside bomb blast killed three US service members and wounded three others near the central Afghan city of Ghazni on Tuesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said. Taliban insurgents,...

Maldives’ defence minister says regional stability is of ‘utmost importance’

The Maldivian government will work to strengthen ties with neighbouring countries and ensure stability in the Indian Ocean region, a matter of utmost importance, says Defence Minister Mariya Ahmed...

Nepal’s love for Chinese mobile phone blossoms China-Nepal relations

China-Nepal relations have seen a surge off-late and so have their economic ties. Nepal imported 86% of the country’s total mobile sets from China as of the first quarter...

With Rajapaksa-Sirisena MPs boycotting parliament the Lankan political crisis simmers on

Members of Sri Lanka’s one-month old government Tuesday boycotted parliamentary sessions demanding that they cannot recognize Speaker Karu Jayasuriya who is refusing to acknowledge the government led by Prime...

India, Russia to increase cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain system

India and Russia Tuesday agreed to increase cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain system, and explore the possibility of joint work in healthcare, an official statement...

Beijing urges Naypyitaw to get ball rolling on China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

The vice chairman of China’s top economic planning agency has pushed Myanmar’s State Counselor to work out an implementation plan for the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, a part of Beijing’s...

China vows to stand by Pakistan come what may

While praising the sacrifices of Pakistani police personnel in safeguarding the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that the two countries will stand together...

India unprepared to realize aim of replacing China as industrial power amid trade dispute

India's intention of gaining from the trade dispute between China and the US will likely prove to be pie in the sky, as the South Asian nation isn't ready...

India’s ruling party back to temple politics ahead of 2019 elections

It appears that the Indian government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has completed four and a half years of its term, is facing signs of opposition...

Arihant first patrol: Dawn of new era or nothing new but a hyped political...

Few days ago on the successful completion of the first deterrence patrol of Arihant, which is SSBN (ship submersible ballistic missile nuclear powered) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave...

Pakistan’s weapons only for defence purposes, says President Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said that Pakistan’s weapons are for “peaceful intent” and the country looks forward to resolution of all issues in an amicable manner. Addressing the...