Daily Archives: December 4, 2018

Hunt with the hound, swim with the crocodile

On the sidelines of the G20 conference in Argentina, there were two very important summits. One involved US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

INDIA POLLUTION WATCHDOG FINES DELHI OVER TOXIC SMOG

India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a US$3.5 million (S$4.78 million) fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world's most polluted major...

VIQUARUNNISA TEACHER SERVED SHOW-CAUSE, ORDER TO REFRAIN FROM DUTIES

Authorities of Viquarunnisa School and College today issued a show-cause notice against Zinnat Ara, morning shift in-charge, and ordered her to refrain from duties over suicide of a student. Protesting...

BANGLADESHI DISABILITY ADVOCATE AWARDED UNESCO PRIZE

The award, carrying a monetary prize of $20,000, has been given to him in recognition of his contribution to the empowerment of persons with disabilities through the application of...

BULANDSHAHR VIOLENCE: SISTER OF MARTYRED COP SAYS HE WAS KILLED FOR PROBING AKHLAQ LYNCHING

The sister of an inspector killed Monday in Bulandshahr says his death was the result of a "conspiracy" by the police. Subodh Kumar Singh was killed, she told ANI, because...

‘CAUTIOUSLY OBSERVING’ CHINESE PRESENCE IN INDIAN OCEAN REGION: INDIAN NAVY

The Indian Navy Monday said that the Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean Region has increased in recent years and they were ‘cautiously observing’ it. Flag Officer Commanding, Tamil Nadu...

The new flashpoint

There is growing discontent in Varanasi as the government goes ahead with the demolition programme despite stiff resistance from almost all sections of people around the temple-mosque complex. At the...

EC CANCELS NOMINATIONS OF 141 FROM BNP, 3 FROM AL

The nomination papers of 141 BNP aspirants and that of three Awami League contestants were rejected by the returning officers across the country during Sunday's scrutiny, said the election...

BNP QUESTIONS VALIDITY OF NOMINATION OF AL’S ASHRAF

In the wake of cancellation of nomination of around 80 BNP candidates, the main opposition party questioned validity of candidature of a few Awami League leaders including Syed Ashraful...

The Kartarpur Corridor is more than a symbol of new peace

The legend of Guru Nanak’s samadhi and grave is one of the most popularly known stories about him in Pakistan. At Kartarpur Sahib, outside the main shrine which contains Guru...

WEIGHED DOWN BY CASES

Saiful Alam Nirob could not even appear at the returning officer's office to file his nomination papers fearing police harassment. A BNP nominee for Dhaka-12, he is currently facing the...

TRUMP SEEKS PAKISTAN’S SUPPORT IN PEACE TALKS WITH AFGHAN TALIBAN

US President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Islamabad’s help in facilitating a negotiated settlement of lingering conflict in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said...

SUU KYI CALLS FOR PEACE IN SPEECH WHICH AVOIDS ROHINGYA CRISIS

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict...

SRI LANKA: POLITICAL IMPASSE CAUSES REVENUE SLIPPAGE OF OVER RS. 72 BN

Sri Lanka’s prevailing public administrative dysfunction has sent ripples through the country’s economy causing a massive loss of billions of rupees, economic experts observed. According to a recent, independent interim...

Khalilzad resumes his trip for Afghan peace

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with an interagency delegation...

Bhutan receives record high tourists in 2017

Bhutan received 71,417 international visitors last year, the highest number of visitors since 2012, according to Bhutan Tourism Monitor 2017 report. The international tourists arrival in 2017 contributed revenue earning...

India shuns Pakistan, keeps it out of customs meet

In another cold shoulder to Pakistan, India has not extended an invitation to the neighbouring country for a two-day meeting starting here on Tuesday where heads of Customs of...

Maldives refuses Pakistan’s offer of an aircraft

Maldives’ Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has said that the previous administration was looking to purchase a helicopter from Pakistan “through a bank loan”. Shahid said this in an interview published...

Bhutanis wedged between India and China’s competing strategic interests

In the autumn of 2017, Bhutan was the centrepiece of a standoff between China and India. A dispute arose when China sought to occupy a small piece of land...

India urged to stabilize its currency before a yuan-rupee payment plan with China

China may avoid using a yuan-rupee payment system in the short term as the Indian currency is neither stable nor an official reserve currency, experts said. The South Asian country...

The Kachin IDP crisis: Myanmar’s other humanitarian disaster

The 33rd Light Infantry Division (LID), known for its brutality, is now back in action in Kachin State, the northernmost state of Myanmar. The Myanmar military unit that has been...