Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

India scored “own goal”- China media comments on India’s economic slowdown

India's gross domestic product data shocked again on Wednesday as economic growth unexpectedly slumped to its lowest in more than two years in the March quarter, stripping the country...

UN concerned over escalating India-Pakistan tensions

The United Nations has expressed concern over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control which claimed at least two civilians on...

Trump rant against India casts shadow on PM Modi visit to US

US President Donald Trump unloaded on India among other countries during an epic rant on Thursday while announcing American withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord. The shrill speech, replete...

The Budget is big: Does size matter?

Bangladesh’s Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith placed the annual national budget of the 2017-18 fiscal in parliament on Thursday, with an outlay of Tk 400,266 crore (Tk 4...

Saharanpur Dalits fear they will be driven out

Dalit residents of Shabbirpur village, which witnessed caste clashes and violence last month, approached the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police of Saharanpur on Thursday, alleging that members...

Indian army kills two suspected rebels in Kashmir

Indian Army claimed to have killed two suspected separatists on Thursday during a pre-dawn skirmish in India-held Kashmir, days after killing a top militant commander in the disputed territory. Indian...

China hopes of better Pakistan, India ties after inclusion in SCO

China has stated it hopes Pakistan and India will "improve their relations" after they are inducted as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) later this month. Speaking at a...

Relations with India won’t be diluted due to growing ties with Pakistan: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted on Thursday that Russia's "trust-based" relations with India -- which he described as one of its "closest friends" -- will not be diluted by...

Princess Mako arrived in Bhutan

Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan arrived in Bhutan on Thursday. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck received Her Imperial Highness at the Paro International...

Gas price may rise as LNG import starts next year

Lagging five years behind schedule, the government is finally expecting to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Qatar from the end of next year to meet Bangladesh's never-ending gas...

Bad weather causes damages in 14 islands

Torrential rain and strong winds caused damages in 14 islands as a bout of bad weather continues to wreak havoc across the Maldives. Fathmath Thasneem, head of the National Disaster...

SNLD leaders: Govt insistence on ‘non-secession’ deprives Shan of dignity

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), the biggest ethnic political party in Shan State, has asked the government to remove term “non-secession from the Union” from any future...

Prez Bhandari calls on parties to form majority govt

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday called on the political parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament to initiate the process to form a majority government, the Office of the...

Countries express concern over hate crimes against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka

The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland, on Thursday strongly condemned incidents of hate crimes in Sri Lanka and...

Why cant the Afghan government protect Kabul?

A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secured diplomatic area of Kabul, killing 90 people and wounding as many as 400. The attack left a scene of mayhem...

Game on

The Supreme Court’s (SC) seriousness of purpose in the PanamaGate case was evident from the brusque manner it dismissed Hussain Nawaz’s apprehensions of “personal bias” regarding two members of...

As Lanka grapples with epidemic prevention, Pakistan medics offer assistance

Sixteen hospitals had to be closed due to floods and landslides in Sri Lanka even as the threat of water and vector-borne diseases mounted, the World Health Organization (WHO)...