Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Nepal opposition party UML leading in local election

Nepal’s main opposition party “Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)” is comfortably ahead in the first phase of historic local elections in Nepal held after two decades. Among the...

Bangladesh to host OIC foreign ministers’ meeting in 2018

Bangladesh is set to host the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers’ meeting in 2018. The decision on Dhaka as the host city for the 2018 programme was made...

China beats India as SL’s biggest trading partner

Amidst open and at times covert battles to dislodge each other’s influence, China has emerged as Sri Lanka’s biggest trading partner, relegating the longstanding dominant India to second place,...

Mamata’s China trip: Chinese consul hopeful

China has not given up on the proposed trip of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, its consul-general in Calcutta Ma Jhanwu has said. Jhanwu told a media briefing on...

China-Pakistan satellites sharing

After building the infrastructure needed to allow China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite (BDS) system to be fully used in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, one company involved in developing the system...

I don’t care about any conspiracy: PM Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her firm determination to take Bangladesh to its desired goal, saying that she doesn’t care about any conspiracies to this end. “I have...

IS claims attack on state TV station in Afghanistan

The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an Afghan state television station on Wednesday that killed at least six people as well as the...

NA rejects committee proposals for highlander’s development

The Bhutan National Assembly (NA) resolved that the government should implement the projects for highlanders’ development and initiate more such programmes. The members, in a majority show of hands, decided...

India’s Air Force withholds payments for switch in airfield system

Despite India's commitment to indigenising its materiel requirements, a private sector contractor who substituted a locally designed system for an imported one in an Indian Air Force (IAF) contract,...

Judge lifts conditions imposed on MV opposition leader Gasim

The criminal court has lifted restrictive conditions imposed on Maldives opposition Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim when he was released from police custody last week. The move comes after Gasim’s...

China-Myanmar sign five agreements

China and Burma signed five agreements on Tuesday regarding cooperation in economic development, health, and the preservation of historic monuments in Bagan, following a meeting between State Counselor Daw...

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to maintain ceasefire in border meeting

Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to maintain a ceasefire till a consensus is reached during a one-star border flag meeting between representatives of both countries at the Friendship Gate Chaman,...

Sri Lanka to host BIMSTEC confab 2017

Sri Lanka will host the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Colombo this year. A memorandum submitted by Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S....

Pak Army lodges protest with UNMOGIP against Indian ceasefire violations

Pakistan Army lodged on Wednesday a protest with the United Nations military observers against India’s recent aggression and firing on civilians from across the Line of Control. “United Nations Military...

No Offence, But No, Says BJP On President Pranab’s 2nd Term

Nitish Kumar and co are attempting to force a choice on the government by suggesting that it nominate President Pranab Mukherjee for a second term as a consensus candidate...