Daily Archives: September 28, 2017

Top US general says China will displace Russia as ‘greatest threat’ by 2025

The highest ranking military officer in the United States armed forces told Congress that he expected China to become “the greatest threat to our nation” by the year 2025,...

Indian economy is on a downward spiral

I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy. I am...

Bangladesh signs nuclear disarmament treaty

Bangladesh signed nuclear disarmament treaty outlawing nuclear weapons, according to a statement issued today in New York. The United Nations on July 7, 2017 adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition...

‘Indus treaty can’t be revoked unilaterally’

In its anti-Pakistan rhetoric following Islamabad’s recent diplomatic effort to highlight the Kashmir issue, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been whipping up ideas to scrap...

Pakistan crawls out of bottom-20 in Global Competitiveness Index

Pakistan has improved its overall position by seven places in the influential Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum (WEF), crawling out of the bottom-20, but continued to...

India deploys nuclear-capable infantry division near Pakistan amid high tensions

India has deployed an infantry division to a potential flashpoint to guard against any provocation from its neighbor Pakistan and has again warned its ‘adversary’ against aiding terrorists to...

Afghan President holds closed door talks with NATO Secretary General, US Defense Secretary

Both Mattis and Stoltenberg made an unannounced visit to Kabul and arrived early Wednesday morning. Speaking at the press conference, it appeared that the three leaders had discussed a wide...

Myanmar Govt will take over burnt Rohingya land

Myanmar’s government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was...

China affirms support for Myanmar on Rakhine issue

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Hong Liang showed his support for the Myanmar government’s handling of the issues in Rakhine State, assuring that China would stand “firmly” by Myanmar on...

Don’t blame Pakistan, Haqqanis were your ‘darlings’ at one time: Asif tells US

Pakistan refuses to take the blame for the Haqqani Network and other alleged militant outfits, reminding the United States that these 'terrorists' were considered the 'darlings' of the White...

Sri Lanka Mangala condemns attack on Rohingyas

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera today condemned the attack against the Rohingya refugees by a group of protesters in Mt. Lavinia on Tuesday. In a video statement, the minister...

Election results of all 136 local levels in Province 2 declared

The results of the vote counting of all 136 local levels in Province 2 under the local level election have been announced. The third phase of local level election was...

Bangladesh seeks concrete steps thru’ UN for sending back Rohingyas

Bangladesh expects concrete steps through the UN Security Council so that the ‘forcibly displaced people from Myanmar’ in Bangladesh can go back to their homeland smoothly and without any...

‘Big question’ is whether Rohingya can go home: U.N. refugee chief

The United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday the “big question” regarding the up to 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh was whether they would be allowed to return to...

Afghan CEO Abdullah is in Delhi as US pushes for stronger ties

Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah arrives in New Delhi on Wednesday for a week-long visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs...

Imports via Nepal’s Rasuwagadhi soar 51 percent in 2 months

Imports via Rasuwagadhi-Kerung customs point, the only gateway for land trade with China, soared by 51 percent in the first two months of the current fiscal year. According to...

BRICS face internal challenges as global role grows

Following the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, East China's Fujian Province, the question is how to build the second golden decade of the bloc. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China...

Maldives Parliament speaker chamber elevation rumors rebuffed

Recent talks by the opposition alleging the parliament will see its speaker chamber elevating to 10 feet has been rebuffed by parliament's deputy speaker and Hulhu-Henveiru constituency lawmaker "Reeko"...