Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

BSF returns body of Bangladeshi national

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has returned the body of a Bangladeshi national, who was killed by a stone reportedly thrown by a BSF patrol team at the Burimari...

Pakistan, US need to collaborate for common objectives: PM

Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi emphasised on Friday the importance of improving engagement between Pakistan and the United States. Abbasi said this while speaking to US Ambassador David Hale...

Romanian soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack

A Romanian soldier from a NATO-led mission was killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan on Friday when a vehicle rigged with explosives crashed into their convoy, the Romanian...

‘Dhaka can’t wait until India and China change their stance on Rohingya issue’

In an interview with the Dhaka Tribune’s Tarek Mahmud, Professor Ali Riaz of Politics and Government Department of Illinois State University in United States of America talks about the ongoing Rohingya crisis. With Bangladesh’s...

Rahul Gandhi may take charge as Congress president next month, says Veerappa Moily

Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Friday said Rahul Gandhi would like to emerge as the party president through an internal election process, and that he may take...

The end of Asia’s strategic miracle?

Asia's contemporary "economic miracle" rests on the fact that relative peace and order have been maintained in the region since the end of the Vietnam War. But the factors...

Myanmar says U.S. official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Myanmar said on Friday a visiting U.S. official would not be allowed to go to a region where violence has triggered an exodus of nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims that...

India’s Chakmas and Hajong get citizenship after 50 years

After repeated delays in the court verdict, over a hundred thousand Chakmas and Hajong living in India’s Arunachal Pradesh, have been granted Indian citizenship. The decision in this regard...

Proposed militia in Afghanistan a threat to civilians

The Afghan government should reject proposals to create a new militia with inadequate training and oversight, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Western diplomatic sources in Kabul told Human Rights Watch...

Myanmar military torches homes near border

The Myanmar military is deliberately burning ethnic Rohingya villages near the Bangladesh border, Human Rights Watch said today. Such acts of arson, after forcing residents to leave their villages, appear central to...

China opposes Japan’s investment in ‘disputed areas’ of India’s North East

China on Friday said that it opposes any foreign investments in India’s North East, or the involvement of third-parties in resolving its border dispute with India, PTI reported. This...

Myanmar’s provocative acts may lead to unwarranted consequences, warns Bangladesh

Bangladesh has strongly protested the instances of violation of its airspace by Myanmar military drones and helicopters on September 10, 12 and 14. Bangladesh also mentioned that these provocative acts...

India fully supports Dhaka’s stand on Rohingya crisis, Sushma Swaraj tells Bangladesh PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has told Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that India would provide complete support to Dhaka on the matter of Rohingya Muslim refugees, the United News...

India’s biggest importer of gas, Petronet to build Sri Lanka’s first LNG terminal

Petronet LNG Ltd, India’s biggest importer of gas, will partner with Japan’s Mitsubishi and Sojitz Corp to set up Sri Lanka’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal near Colombo,...

Wagah-type retreat ceremony on cards at Dawki on Bangladesh border

India and Bangladesh is all set to start an  Indo – Bangla retreat ceremony at Dawki in Meghalaya frontier in the line with the famous India-Pak retreat ceremony at...

Geo-politics behind India’s U-turn on Rohingyas

Geo-politics appears to be behind India’s U-turn on Rohingyas. On Thursday, New Delhi swung from voicing unreserved support to Aung San Suu Kyi’s tough militaristic policy on the Bengali-speaking...

India’s public debt rises 3.6% to Rs63.35 trillion in June

India’s total public debt rose to Rs63.35 trillion till June-end, up 3.6% over the previous quarter, according to government data released on Friday. The total public debt (excluding liabilities under...

Phase III polls: EC orders strict surveillance along border areas

With just three days away for the last leg of local level elections, the Election Commission on Friday directed the security agencies to beef up security along the Nepal-India...

Ex-pres Maumoon maintains he is still leader of ruling party

As the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has not officially voted out the former president and PPM founder Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as the party’s leader, he still holds...