Daily Archives: December 6, 2018

In Bangladesh, a poor politician is of no use to anyone

In Dhaka’s swirling political speculations and gossip, the latest is about who among the electoral candidates is wealthy and who is not. On paper, many have declared their wealth...

A policeman died in Bulandshahr, but Adityanath’s focus is only on cows

While political furore over the mob killing of two people including a police inspector in Bulandshahr continues, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday night ordered a probe...

Trilateral summit between Afghanistan US and Pakistan: Will the afghan war finally end?

Ambassador Munir Akram Ex. Permanent Representative of Pakistan in UN in a program “Live with Dr. Moeed Pirzada” talked about US invitation to Pakistan for the trilateral summit, which...

Elections elate mike makers in Bangladesh

As Bangladesh general elections are drawing nearer, crowd are getting larger at the shopping malls selling public address mikes in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Also workers in the factories have been...

PM reiterates Pakistan’s ‘abiding interest’ for Afghan peace

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reiterated Pakistan's "abiding interest" in achieving lasting peace and reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan through a political settlement. The premier gave the reassurance during...

In sign of thaw, Chinese army officer trains at Indian defence institute

In a sign of improved India-China ties, a senior Colonel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is currently in India for a year-long course in military management. Sources said...

Maldives’ Nasheed launches parliament bid

Former president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday officially confirmed his intention to contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections. During a ceremony held in capital Male on Tuesday evening, Nasheed had launched...

India’s Bhutan hydel project ready

India is expected to commission a major hydropower project in Bhutan in the coming weeks, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Tuesday. Delivering a speech on India-Bhutan relations, the top...

Kabul ready to discuss constitution changes with Taliban: High Peace Council

The Afghan government is ready to start a direct dialogue with the Taliban movement without any preconditions and to discuss any issues, including potential constitutional amendments, Ihsan Taheri, a...

Tripura plans to grow tea on land between fencing and Bangladesh border

The Tripura Tea Development Corporation (TTDC) on Tuesday said it is contemplating to use the land between the fencing and the actual Indo-Bangladesh border for tea plantation to boost...

Pakistan army’s T129 ATAK attack helicopter acquisition is on-track: Turkish Aerospace

Despite some reports, the Pakistan Army Aviation Corps’ (PAA) T129 ATAK attack helicopter acquisition is on-track, according to Turkish Aerospace. During the 2018 International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS), which...

India has made up its mind to lease Akula-class nuke sub from Russia

The Indian Navy and the country's defence ministry have almost agreed on leasing an Akula class submarine from Russia at US $3.3 billion. A naval delegation led by General...

BANGLADESH 7TH MOST VULNERABLE

In a new global index, Bangladesh has been ranked seventh among the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 20 years since 1998. The Long-Term Climate Risk Index listed...

BAHRAIN, PAKISTAN TO HOLD JOINT COUNTER-TERROR DRILL

Bahrain and Pakistan will hold a joint military drill to combat terrorism, according to the official BNA news agency. A memorandum of understanding was signed on Wednesday between Bahrain’s National...

Nepal, Bangladesh agree to build hydro projects

Nepal and Bangladesh agreed to develop hydropower projects with government-to-government investment at an energy secretary-level meeting that concluded in Kathmandu on Tuesday. The electricity produced by these schemes will be...

An evaluation of Sri Lanka’s democratic credentials

On Monday, Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal issued an interim injunction suspending the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, his ministers, deputy ministers, and state ministers from continuing to function in...

VISAS ISSUED TO 220 INDIAN PILGRIMS TO PARTICIPATE IN HINDU TEMPLE CELEBRATIONS IN SUKKUR

According to a statement by the high commission, visas were issued to the Indian pilgrims who wished to attend the 310th birthday celebrations at Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram...

China seizes opportunity in Suu Kyi’s isolation

As Western governments weigh sanctions in punitive response to Myanmar’s recent rash of rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, China is taking full advantage of the country’s new...

Bangladesh: A secular icon seeks to bring down PM Hasina

A secular icon who drafted Bangladesh's constitution has emerged as the face of an embattled opposition seeking to end the decade-long rule of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has...

SONIA GANDHI WILL BE IN BIG TROUBLE ONCE MICHEL TALKS, SAYS MODI

Launching a direct and one of the most vitriolic attacks on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the success of his government in...

Bhutanese refugee issue resurfaces after provisions dry up

Nepal faces renewed diplomatic and internal challenges in coping with 6,500 Bhutanese refugees who remain in two camps in Jhapa as the World Food Programme suspends its 26-year-old support...