Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

BB sends team to Manila to recover heist money

Bangladesh’s central bank will send a team of officials to the Philippines on Tuesday to push for the recovery of more of the $81 million stolen from its account...

Xi chairs summit to set course for next golden decade of BRICS

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday chaired the ninth BRICS summit, calling on the group of five emerging economies to intensify cooperation and contribute more to a world troubled...

Graduates from home perform better in BCSE

Most of the successful students in the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) based on their performance are from Sherubtse College and Gaeddu College of Business Studies, according to the...

Persecution of Rohingya, Kashmiris, Palestinians a failure of Muslim world: Asif

Pak Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has termed the persecution of Rohingya, Kashmiris, Palestinians and other Muslims minorities as collective failure of religious/political leadership of the Muslim world. The foreign minister,...

Over 1,000 killed in Myanmar violence, says UN Special Rapporteur

UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Prof. Yanghee Lee, has said that the number of people killed in the violence since August 25 in...

Erdogan says world remains ‘indifferent’ to violence against muslims in Myanmar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the world "stayed indifferent" to "mass killings" of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, adding that he had discussed the issue with the leaders of around 20...

Pakistan trumps new US strategy for Afghanistan

The United States and Pakistan have begun the delicate act of reconciliation after the sudden spurt of acrimony ten days ago following President Donald Trump’s ‘shock-and-awe’ speech of August...

India begins diesel exports to Myanmar ahead of Modi’s visit

India appears to be literally oiling ties with its eastern neighbors, beginning diesel exports to Myanmar on Monday, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits that country. Two tankers...

UNESCO designates Indawgyi Lake as a Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO has designated Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State—the largest freshwater lake in the country and the third largest in Southeast Asia—as a Biosphere Reserve, state media reported on 4...

Myanmar unrest: Kabul demands ‘special’ UN probe

The Afghanistan government on Monday asked the United Nations (UN) to launch ‘a special’ investigation into the communal violence against Muslims in Myanmar. The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)...

Over one lakh Rohingyas entered Bangladesh

Over one lakh Rohingyas have so far crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar, fleeing persecution in their homeland Rakhine state since the eruption of the latest spell of violence on...

Naming JeM, LeT not new

The BRICS declaration at Xiamen, that included a paragraph on terror has been hailed as a major shift of China’s policy of protecting Pakistan based groups. However, experts point...

The streets of intimidation

Expecting a whitewash from the SC, former PM Nawaz Sharif literally went berserk on being “blackwashed” as untrustworthy and untruthful by the PanamaGate verdict.  Furiously attacking the Supreme Court...

BRICS leaders condemn terrorism in all forms

BRICS leaders deplore all terrorist attacks worldwide and condemn terrorism in all forms and manifestations, according to the Xiamen Declaration released at the ninth BRICS summit Monday. "We reaffirm that...

Chechen strongman draws huge crowd over Rohingya plight

Thousands gathered in Russia's Chechnya region Monday for an officially staged rally over the plight of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority that placed local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov at odds with...

BBC Burma pulls Myanmar TV deal over Rohingya ‘censorship’

The BBC's Burmese language service on Monday said it was pulling a broadcasting deal with a popular Myanmar television channel citing "censorship", with insiders saying the partners had clashed...

Chinese investment helps Nepal build mega cement project

Investment Board Nepal (IBN) and Hongshi-Shivam Cement Private Limited, a Nepal-China joint venture company, signed Project Investment Agreement (PIA) on Sunday to set up a mega cement factory in...

V2025 launched: Per capita income of USD 5,000, one million more jobs targeted

The Lankan government on Monday launched Vision 2025, aimed at establishing an "Enriched Country", at the BMICH in Colombo. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking after launching...

Nepal, US to sign $500m grant pact on Sept 14

Nepal will sign an agreement with the US government on September 14 to secure a grant of $500 million (approximately Rs51.5 billion) for construction of transmission lines and maintenance...