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Bhutan – Canada sign MoU

The foreign ministry and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 12 in...

Maldives court freezes ex-president Yameen’s bank accounts

A court in the Maldives has frozen bank accounts owned by former President Abdulla Yameen, two sources told Al Jazeera on Friday, as part of an...

US CONGRESS RESOLUTION URGES FOR FREE, FAIR, CREDIBLE ELECTION

A Congress resolution asking the US government to promote free, fair, transparent and credible elections in Bangladesh has been agreed in the house. It was...

MOTORCADE OF DR KAMAL ATTACKED

Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain's motorcade came under attack near the Martyred Intellectuals' Memorial in the capital's Mirpur yesterday. At least 25 people were...

INDIA PM MODI SPENT MORE THAN $1 BILLION ON ADVERTISEMENTS, FOREIGN...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hectic travel schedule and his government's advertising blitz over the past 4½ years have cost Indian taxpayers about 65.9 billion...

MAHINDA TO RESIGN TODAY

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, has decided to resign from the premiership...

Kabul to host trilateral meeting on peace

Government sources said a trilateral meeting on Afghan peace will be held in Kabul on Saturday. Sources from the Afghan government say that a trilateral...

WORLD BANK DOWNGRADES MYANMAR’S GDP FORECAST, FLAGS RISING RISKS

Myanmar is forecast to grow at a slower pace of 6.2 percent this year compared with 6.8pc in the previous year, according to a...

India to expedite infrastructure development works along Bhutan, Bangladesh borders

The government of India has decided to expedite construction of roads and develop other infrastructure along the borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan to check...

Defence partner? India cell reportedly downsized, shunted out of Pentagon

Observers are claiming that moving the India Rapid Reaction Cell away from the Pentagon does not augur well for India-US defence cooperation, as it...

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa to step down from disputed prime minister position

Sri Lanka's strongman leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will step down from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday (Dec 14), signalling an...

PAK-CHINA DRILLS TO STRENGTHEN FRIENDSHIP: COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa witnessed the ongoing Pak-China International Air Exercise Shaheen-VII at an operational air base of Pakistan Air...

MOBILE INTERNET SPEED SUGGESTED TO BRING DOWN TO 2G ON POLLS...

The law enforcement agencies today suggested the Election Commission to bring down the mobile internet speed to 2G level on the voting day on...

KAMAL NATH IS CONGRESS CHOICE FOR MADHYA PRADESH CM

Kamal Nath, a nine time-MP from Chhindwara who runs the Congress's Madhya Pradesh unit, was made chief minister-designate on December 13. Nath, 72, was one...

MYANMAR ACTIVISTS GATHER, CALL FOR THE RELEASE OF TWO REUTERS JOURNALISTS...

More than 50 activists and supporters rallied at Maha Bandula Park Wednesday to mark the anniversary of two Reuters journalists were arrested one year...

DECLARE COW AS ‘RASHTRA MATA’: HIMACHAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION

The Himachal Pradesh assembly on Thursday adopted resolution, urging the Union government to declare cow as ‘Rashtra Mata’. A private member resolution in this regard...

NEPAL: ELECTRICITY IMPORTS FROM INDIA DURING PEAK HOURS UP 30 PERCENT

Electricity imports from India during peak hours jumped more than 30 percent in the past month following a sharp fall in domestic production due...

Pakistan defence ministry nod given for TAPI route aerial survey

The Defence Ministry has finally accorded its approval over the route of the mega Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, paving way for the Inter State...

Nepal to ban higher denomination Indian Currency notes

The government of Nepal has decided to ban the use of high denomination Indian Currency notes and use only IRS 100 in Nepal from...

In Myanmar, 3 armed groups offer to stop fighting, enter peace...

Three ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar said they were willing to stop fighting and enter formal negotiations after meeting with members of...

US looks to boost technical aid to Maldives

A top delegation from the United States (US) has arrived in Maldives to hold discussions over boosting technical aid to the archipelago, foreign ministry...