Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

Master plan for Payra deep-sea port in Bangladesh on cards

The government has finally moved to prepare the master plan and design of the Payra deep-sea port by engaging Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Buet will work as a...

Bank of China opens branch in Pakistan, set to finance CPEC projects

After Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) opened two branches in Karachi and Islamabad six years ago, Bank of China (BoC) has been given the green signal to open a...

Afghans receive first Black Hawk helos

A US serviceman supervises the unloading of the first of 53 Black Hawk helicopters for the Afghan Air Force. Source: US Air Force The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received on...

Security beefed up on Myanmar border in Mizoram to check entry of Rohingya Muslims

Mizoram shares a 404-km international border with Myanmar Security has been beefed up and patrolling by the Assam Rifles intensified along the Mizoram—Arakan (Myanmar) border in the state’s Lawngtlai district,...

Myanmar rejects UN demand for access to Rakhine state

The Myanmar government today rejected UN human rights investigators demand for access to Rakhine state even as Aung San Suu Kyi appealed to outside observers "to visit Myanmar and see the situation for...

Was Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech too little, too late?

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech to the nation about the humanitarian plight of the Rohingya people is too little too late for those in the international community...

63rd CPA conference in city Nov 1-8

Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Chairperson Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said all preparations are going on to hold the 63rd CPA conference here...

Maldives concludes free-trade talks with China

Maldives has successfully concluded its free trade talks with China that had commenced back in September 18, 2015. Making it two years since the discussion kicked off. The free trade...

Targeting refugees — Centre’s position on Rohingya

The Union government’s position that it considers Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state as a potential security threat is a disturbing attempt to paint the persecuted community in a...

Bangladesh PM says expects no help from Trump on refugees fleeing Myanmar

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help...

U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won’t have to part with proprietary technology,...

Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends Myanmar actions 

With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country...

Sri Lanka general says denied visa to attend UN

Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka Tuesday said he had been denied a visa to attend the UN general assembly because of unresolved war crime allegations against the military. The...

Pakistan says peace in Afghanistan high priority

Pak  Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said Pakistan and the United States of America can work together to attain their common objectives of defeating Daesh in Afghanistan and the region. Talking...

Aung San Suu Kyi “burying her head in the sand” about Rakhine horrors

Reacting to today’s (Tuesday) speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, on the crisis in Rakhine State, James Gomez, Amnesty International’s Regional Director...

China leads as foreign direct investment soars 147%

Pakistan received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth $235 million in August 2017, up 147% compared with $95 million in the same month of last year, according to data released...

Suu Kyi: New promises but no commitments

AASK’s speech could be the best delivered under the circumstances but it’s also full of misleading hopes and commitments never kept. The speech will buy time for the Myanmar...

77% voter turnout in third phase of Nepal local polls

Approximately 77 voter turnout was witnessed in the third phase of local elections in Province 2, according to the Election Commission (EC). The polls took place in eight districts of...

Bhutan PM in New York for the General Debate of 72nd session of UNGA

The Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay is in New York, leading a Bhutanese delegation to the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The...

Rohingya crisis humanitarian, security issue: BD minister

The Rohingya crisis is both a humanitarian and security issue, Bangladesh Minister Mohammed Shahriar Alam on Monday said and did not rule out the possibility of links between Arakan...
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