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Bhutan: Financial crisis in Dungsam Cement due to  unpaid dues by...

The country’s biggest cement plant, Dungsam Cement Corporation Limited (DCCL) is facing a financial crisis in commissioning timely payments to its transporters and suppliers...

The cash that entered my house was not halal: Yameen

President Abdulla Yameen has stirred controversy with an apparent admission of personally benefiting from a historic corruption scandal blamed on his jailed former right-hand...

Full withdrawal from Afghanistan is an option: Mattis

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis said at a press conference on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration was "very, very close" to finalising...

Nepal, China seal agreements on petroleum products survey, investment & promotion

Nepal and China have sealed three important agreements with long term impact on Nepal's socio-economic development. The agreements were reached on three different domains- Economic...

Sri Lanka, China port deal to attract meaningful FDIs: CCC

Sri Lanka's largest business community, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), on Tuesday expressed the appreciation for the steps taken to develop the Hambantota...

BD border patrol beefed up following increased Myanmar military presence in...

An increased number of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have been deployed in Bangladesh-Myanmar border following the same move initiated by Myanmar side. Commander of...

BD eyes to import 3,000 MW power from China

Bangladesh has got an opportunity of importing electricity from China as the country has recently proposed a 3,000 MW power export to Bangladesh from...

Considerable drop in militancy in Pakistan’s restive tribal areas

Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, beleaguered for years by terrorism and lawlessness, has seen a decline in militant activities during the past few months as...

Indian, Chinese patrols clash on Ladakh lake, PLA skips Independence Day meets

Their ties already strained over the two-month Doklam standoff in the east, boat patrols of Indian and Chinese armies clashed on the Pangong lake...

The Kashmir question

Each year when Pakistan and India celebrate their independence, anxiety takes over the minds of many. It relates to the escalation of conflict in...

At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday...

India’s independence day observed as ‘black day’ in Kashmir  

India's Independence Day was observed as "black day" in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday where public meetings and protest rallies were held...

Chinese Ministry dismisses media report on Donglang

The Foreign Ministry has dismissed a media report that China offered to reposition its troops to resolve the tension with India in the Donglang...

Indian roads next to border caused tarai floods: Nepal Minister for...

The highways built along the no man's land on the Indian side of the border are the major reasons behind the floods in the...

3 family members of former President Rajapaksa quizzed 

In Sri Lanka, three family members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been summoned for questioning this week by investigative authorities in cases of...

Maldives: Dozen opposition MPs face charges for entering parliament building

The police are seeking charges against 12 opposition MPs alleged to have scaled security barricades to enter the People’s Majlis building last month. Cases against...

Three new species of snails found

Three more new species of snails have been discovered by a group of researchers from Bhutan and the Netherlands. The three new species are named Rahula...

Impossible to remove Tatmadaw from politics: Army colonel

The Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) cannot be removed from the country’s politics, according to an official from the military’s National Defense College (NDC) at a...

UN chief Guterres concerned about India’s plans to deport Rohingyas refugees

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about India’s plans to deport Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, according to his spokesperson Farhan Haq. Responding to...

Iran, China to be connected via Afghanistan: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said expanding Afghanistan’s relations with central Asian countries would bring about many facilities to trade and transit spheres, a...

Bangladesh completes first pipeline for regasified LNG, plans 3 more

Bangladesh has completed construction of its first dedicated pipeline to move regasified LNG to end-users and has three more in the works, state-run Gas...