Daily Archives: August 17, 2017

India needs to update its view on South Asia

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang held talks with his Nepali counterpart Bijay Kumar Gachhadar on Tuesday. The two sides agreed to make joint efforts to further advance pragmatic cooperation...

From Iraq to Burma: These recipes show that Bengalis aren’t alone in their devotion...

Bengali’s beloved Ilish is all set to earn its Geographical Indication tag as a product unique to Bangladesh. According to reports and data from World Fish, an international, nonprofit research organisation...

Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition

The division of British India was poorly planned and brutally carried out, as fear and revenge attacks led to a bloody sectarian On 3 June 1947, only six weeks...

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim terrorists

The Myanmar military has air-dropped hundreds of troops into the country's strife-torn western Rakhine state in preparation for a surgical operation intended to route out accused Muslim rebels and...

Kashmir: Produced by 1947, sustained by Indo-Pakistan thereafter

As Pakistan celebrated August 1947 and India celebrates and mourn both, Kashmir bled in a war called by many names since 1947. To India, Kashmir is split into two...

Yangon government takes first move to bring Reuters to court

The Yangon government has filed a complaint against international news agency Reuters before the Myanmar Press Council over a report about the alleged lack of transparency in the procurement...

7th Colombo Defence Seminar on 28, 29 August

The seventh annual Colombo Defence Seminar (CDS) will take place on 28 and 29 August, with the expected attendance of all the Army Chiefs of South Asian Association for...

US prepares first Black Hawk deliveries to Afghanistan

The United States is on course to deliver the first batch of four Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. NATO announced on its Resolute...

China urges India to abide by border agreements amid border guard skirmish

China has called on India to abide by bilateral agreements on border issues after media reports emerged about another skirmish between Chinese and Indian border guard officers on the...

Maldives: Central bank governor steps down

Dr Azeema Adam has stepped down as governor of the Maldives central bank to relocate to New York with her husband, who recently took up the posts of permanent...

Pakistan ‘key partner’ in region, commanding general of US Army Central Command says

The Commanding General of United States Army Central Command, Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, wishes to continue the US’s “key partnership in the region” with Pakistan after his first-ever visit...

Supreme Court panel to assess 241 cases of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would appoint a supervisory committee comprising two of its former judges to vet if the investigation into 241 anti-Sikh riots cases was...

Bangladesh sees fresh influx of Rohingya from Myanmar

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar's Rakhine state, community leaders said Wednesday. They said at least 500 Rohingya...

Bangladesh signs big rice deal with Cambodia

Bangladesh has signed a deal to buy 250,000 tonnes of milled rice from Cambodia, two weeks after the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding. The purchasing agreement was made...

Chinese company sacks Indian employees over technology theft, border standoff

A Chinese Telecom company has removed its Indian national employees from it Tehran and Doha units, sources said Wednesday. The Chinese telecom company has operative units in Tehran the capital...

India moves to revive TAPI gas pipeline

New Delhi to host the next panel meet India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, senior officials on both...

Big three agree to hold Provincial, Central Parliamentary elections at once

A meeting of three major parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre)—summoned by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday has decided to hold the provincial and federal parliamentary...

Colombo among biggest improving cities during five years

Sri Lanka’s main commercial city Colombo is among the five biggest improvers during the last five years in terms of liveability, recently released Global Liveability Report 2017 showed. According to...