Daily Archives: December 21, 2018

AL LEADERS MADE POLLING OFFICERS

Local leaders of ruling Awami League and its wings have allegedly been appointed as the presiding and assistant presiding officers, violating the election commission’s electoral policy in Patuakhali-2 (Bauphal)...

China builds air assets in Tibet, Indian missile units head east

Extensive exercises by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), the Chinese air force, in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) across the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC), and...

Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites ahead of vote

Facebook is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections, an official from the social media platform said...

Pakistan will not relinquish claim on Jinnah House in Mumbai

The Foreign Office on Thursday said Pakistan will not forfeit its claim to Jinnah House, the mansion owned by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Mumbai prior to Partition. Jinnah House...

1,557 Indians released from Pakistan prisons: MEA

As many as 1,557 Indians have been released from various prisons of Pakistan whereas a total of 318 Pakistanis were freed from Indian jails in the last four years,...

US-Taliban talks on Afghanistan prompt Indian, Russian officials meet in Delhi

India and Russia discussed the Afghanistan issue at length on Thursday amid an ongoing reconciliation process between the United States and the Taliban. A diplomatic source has told Sputnik...

New Maldives govt ‘unaware’ of details of China silk road pact

The new Maldives government was still trying to get details of the Silk Road agreement signed with China, the archipelago's president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said Wednesday. The agreement was signed...

Guwahati’s Pandu Port to be used by Bhutan for exports

Exporters from the Kingdom of Bhutan are planning to use the Brahmaputra river for shipping consignments to different parts of India and abroad via Pandu Port at Guwahati. It is...

Over 700 people flee homes as Tatmadaw, AA clash in Northern Rakhine

More than 700 villagers have been displaced by clashes between the Myanmar Army (or Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army (AA) in northern Rakhine State. The entire population of Pyinnagyi village...

China, Pakistan have secret plan to build new fighter jets: Report

In a development that is expected to cause diplomatic ripples, the New York Times reported on Wednesday China and Pakistan have a “confidential plan” to jointly build a new...

Steel cutting ceremony of Type-054 A/P warship for Pakistan Navy held In China

Steel Cutting ceremony of first war ship of Type 054 A/P Frigates Project, being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard China. Addressing the ceremony as...

Rohingya issue slows investor interest in Myanmar

While Myanmar’s tiny stock exchange formally reopened to foreign investors as a new companies law went into effect several months ago, they continue to keep their distance amid slowing growth and

Sri Lanka, Maldives, and the new great game

The “great game” of the Kipling era was between Britain in India and expanding Tsarist Russia. Now a new one has emerged in the Indian Ocean, with multiple players...

Nepal finally looks beyond India and China

Nepal for a long time has heavily invested its time and energy to deal with India and China, the regional giants and Nepal’s only two bordering countries. But now...

Assam NRC: Judges must not channel personal religious beliefs through judgments

A Meghalaya high court judge had to recently pass a clarificatory order stating that he is not a “religious fanatic.” The need for a clarification sprang from his judgment...

BNP WRITES EC FOR SCOPE OF FIELDING ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATES

BNP and Jatiya Oikyafront today demanded scope of fielding alternative candidates or rescheduling of the election in the parliamentary constituencies from where the High Court has disqualified their candidates...

Increasing remittances

A recent World Bank (WB) report had India recording a 22.5 percent increase ($80 billion) in home remittances in 2018, retaining its position as the world's top recipient of...

EC TO DECIDE FATE OF 25 JAMAAT CANDIDATES BY MONDAY

Earlier, four people filed a writ petition challenging the legality of Jamaat leaders' nominations The Election Commission will decide by Monday the legality of 25 Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami candidates contesting the...

Economic corridor with China key to Myanmar’s peace process

Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed the chairwoman of a panel to oversee Belt and Road initiative (BRI) projects on December 7. The steering committee with...

FACEBOOK, TWITTER SHUT DOWN ACCOUNTS RELATED TO BANGLADESH

Social media sites Facebook and Twitter have removed several accounts related to Bangladesh for manipulation. Facebook said on Thursday (Dec 20) that it has removed nine pages and six accounts...

Bangladesh opposition goes underground as election threats grow

Subrata Chowdhury, an opposition candidate in the looming Bangladesh election, is too scared to leave his party office as campaign deaths and threats mount. The Dhaka lawyer should be out...