The project willÂ expand natural gas transmission infrastructure and improveÂ production efficiency at a key gas fieldÂ in Bangladesh.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $167 million loan to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty... More
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said 11 Indian soldiers were killed on November 14 after Pakistan Army â€˜responded to unprovoked firingâ€™.
The Pakistan Army suffered the loss of seven soldiers on... More
Minority communitiesâ€™ 3,307 houses and businesses and 1,104 temples and idols were damaged in Bangladesh in last four years, show media and rights groupsâ€™ reports.
Rights groups blamed influential land grabbers for the attacks on
Bangladesh took delivery on Monday of its first submarines, bought from China, as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh paid a reported $203 million for the two submarines,... More
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a grand opening ceremony at the Gwadar port on Sunday marked the operationalisation and opening of trade activities at the port, a key project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor... More
Even as Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is preparing to accept parts of a federal delineation plan the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML jointly proposal in November 2014, fellow CPN (Maoist Centre) leaders have... More
Three Indian navy training ships have reached Chittagong naval base as part of a five-day â€œgoodwillâ€ visit, Bangladesh Navy has said
Commander Chittagong Naval Zone Chief Staff Officer Captain Kamal Nasser welcomed those ships in... More
The government is likely to award at least five contracts to different foreign companies to set up facilities to import liquefied natural gas or LNG without bidding.
A project processing committee of energy division decided... More
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while addressing a seminar on â€œTrans-Himalayan Cooperation beyond Trilateral Discourseâ€,Â said that the trans-Himalayan cooperation could be a platform for trilateral collaboration among Nepal, India and China.
He also hoped that... More
Jhala Nath Khanal, former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), said that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee spoke beyond his jurisdiction by advising the Nepali leaders to... More
A number of Afghan political leaders have moved to broker peace talks between government and the Taliban following secret talks between the two parties in Qatar recently.
Sayed Ishaq Gailani, a former MP and leader... More
Blaming the governmentâ€™s failures in ensuring security, several Wolesi Jirga , on November 7, calling for a review of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.
Speaker Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi expressed concern over... More
NEW YORK: expressed his concerns over escalation in tensions at the Line of Control and urged Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogues.
UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, in a media briefing said,... More
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, on November 7, said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security Council.
Lodhi was addressing the General Assembly session on Security... More
The one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel, widely condemned, has been put on hold by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India. The decision comes after the Supreme Court agreed to hear NDTV's application... More
Indian army officers, on November 7, briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about the â€œglobal and regional security scenarioâ€ and Indiaâ€™s â€œsecurity concernsâ€, amid rising tensions along the... More
President Maithripala Sirisena left the country, for India 0n 7 November, to participate in a global anti-tobacco conference hosted in New Delhi.
During his two-day visit, President Sirisena will participate in the WHO Framework Convention... More
Exchange of fire at forward posts in Sagra and Balnoi areas also reported
Two soldiers were killed and five others, including two women, were injured as Pakistan Rangers resorted to shelling and firing to â€œprovide... More
A 15-member European Parliament delegation will arrive in Dhaka in the middle of November to discuss Bangladesh's politics, freedom of expression, and labour and human rights issues with politicians, business leaders, NGOs, and the... More
While the US has been cultivating India as its major ally in the region in what the US officials have tacitly called ‘containment’ of China, prospects of this cultivation have become brighter ever since the recent out-break of trade-war between the US and China.
While Indian and US interests strongly... More
James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election.
But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More
It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’.
China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More
Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More
As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More
The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More
I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... More
The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More