Monthly Archives: January 2019

INDIA SHOULDN’T WORRY ABOUT CHINA-LED ONE BELT ONE ROAD

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that India should not worry about the China-led One Belt One Road (OBOR); rather it can join the initiative for the economic benefit...

PADMA BRIDGE: 900METRES NOW VISIBLE WITH INSTALLATION OF 6TH SPAN

Around 900metres of the much-awaited Padma bridge is now visible as the sixth span (superstructure) of the 6.15-km bridge was installed at Jazira point in Shariatpur today. The span, F-6,...

OPPOSITION BLOCKS GOVERNMENT BID TO PUSH MEDICAL EDUCATION BILL

The ruling party’s bid to push the National Medical Education Bill through Parliament failed on Tuesday after the opposition lawmakers obstructed the House proceedings. The main opposition, Nepali Congress, has...

SRI-LANKA PRESIDENT LEAVES FOR SINGAPORE

President Maithripala Sirisena today left for Singapore for a five-day state visit, President media division said. They said the President would expect to meet government officials and the business community...

MALDIVES ISSUE WARNING AMID SPIKE IN TOURIST DROWNING

Five tourists including a honeymooning couple have drowned in a single week in the Maldives, officials said, prompting a nationwide safety warning to holiday resorts in the pristine islands. Tourism...

CHINA TO PICK AFGHAN TALIBAN AS POLITICAL FORCE: ENVOY

Chinese Ambas­sador in Islamabad Yao Jing has said that his country will “pick Afghan Taliban as a political force” in the backdrop of their participation in the ongoing peace...

China gives Bangladesh $72.6m for bridges, disaster aid

China will provide grant assistance of approximately US$72.6 million to Bangladesh under an agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the two countries, The Bangladesh Chronicle has reported. The grant...

UAE to grant $3 billion loan to Pakistan

Pakistan and United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement to grant $3 billion loan to Islamabad, sources said Tuesday. Sources said the agreement for $3 billion loan was signed by...

Indian citizenship won’t be given without state govt’s consent after passage of Citizenship Bill:...

Indian citizenship would not be granted to any foreigner without the consent of state governments concerned after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Home Ministry said on...

Myanmar soldier killed in Karen rebel attack, says military

The Myanmar military says a soldier was killed and an army truck was destroyed in an attack by the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) in northern Karen State’s Papun...

Chinese cement manufacturer to set up plant in Hambantota

A Chinese cement manufacturer is to set up a plant in the Hambantota Export Processing Zone, the Government information department said. The Government information department quoted Deputy Minister of Development...

‘Not time yet for Australia’s inclusion in Malabar naval games’

Involving Australia in the Malabar exercises would send a political message, which India is not prepared to do. But there is no pressure from China to keep Australia out...

Pakistan’s conventional military deterrence is more robust than commonly assumed

Pakistan is no slouch when it comes to conventional military deterrence. In fact, it is equipping its military with a dual-track modernisation programme, which can combat India’s denial strategies...

FREEDOM FIGHTERS’ DESCENDANTS DEMONSTRATE AT SHAHBAGH DEMANDING 30% QUOTA IN GOVT JOBS

Descendants of the 1971 freedom fighters demonstrated for an hour by blockading the Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka, demanding 30% quota in government jobs. They put up the blockade around 4pm...

Citizenship Bill reveals fault lines among BJP units in northeast

The controversy over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has laid bare differences among state units of the Bharatiya Janata

GREEN PASSPORT WILL ONE DAY BRING HONOUR TO YOU, PM KHAN ASSURES OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday assured overseas Pakistanis that the country's green passport will soon bring them honour around the world. The premier was addressing a gathering of Qatar's...

Is it sensible for India to follow US’ footprint?

One of the achievements that China and India made on the diplomatic front in 2018 was the improvement in bilateral relations.  The informal Wuhan summit between Chinese President Xi...

India scaling up defence diplomacy in extended neighbourhood

Keeping regional security in mind, India has scaled up its defence cooperation with its extended neighbourhood in the last three years under New Delhi's Neighbourhood First, Act East and...

PARLIAMENT MEET POSTPONED FOR JANUARY 25 AFTER NEPALI CONGRESS OBSTRUCTION

The Parliament meeting has been postponed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday following obstruction from the main opposition Nepali Congress. Parliament Secretariat informed that the next meeting will...

Pakistan turns to Gulf countries to keep economy afloat

Prime Minister Imran Khan has opened a new chapter in Pakistan’s long history of using its strategic position to win foreign support—this time turning to Arab Gulf nations to...

SRILANKA: LOTUS TOWER TO COMMENCE OPERATIONS IN MARCH

Operations of the Lotus Tower is scheduled for March, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) said. Finishing touches for the 350m tower, the second tallest in South Asia once completed, has...