Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Bangladesh cattle herds surge as India curbs smuggling

Moves by the Modi government in India to crack down on the country's previously strong beef industry in the name of protecting cows, holy to Hindus, have given new...

INTERVIEW: ‘Suu Kyi government played into the hands of the military’

Harn Yawnghwe, director of Euro-Burma Office (European Office for the Development of Democracy in Myanmar), Brussels, recently spoke to the Dhaka Tribune’s Syed Zainul Abedin on the Rohingya issue and Myanmar...

Post 2019 elections, Delhi readies to face challenges in Dhaka

With the Bangladeshi parliamentary elections due in January 2019, neighboring India is preparing to face any change that the elections might bring about in Dhaka. While being closely tied to...

With OBOR now in China constitution, rift with India could widen

In a reflection of how China's leader Xi Jinping is personally pushing his pet One Belt, One Road (OBOR) global infrastructure initiative, the Communist Party of China (CPC) congress...

Christians safe in Muslim-majority Kashmir: Bishop

Shaded green patches of St. Mary's Garrison Church on Jammu's Satrwari Road offer respite from the heat. A woman at the church's main gate, holding a newborn baby, asks the...

Pakistan PM tells Tillerson it has ‘produced results’ in fighting terrorism

Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday (Oct 24) reconfirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the “war on terror” during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,...

Indian PM and Afghan president discuss regional issues, resolve to end terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday (Oct 24) discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues and expressed their “firm resolve” to end...

China takes indirect route to acquire stakes in India’s biggest oil refineries

Anticipating a major surge in the stakes of global firms in India's energy sector, Chinese oil and gas firms are spinning a plan to take an indirect entry into India's biggest oil refinery. Last...

Bangladesh naval ship ‘Somudra Avijan’ visits Sri Lanka

The Bangladesh Naval Ship Somudra Avijan arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit on Monday (October 23). The ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in...

Pakistan rejects India’s move to appoint interlocutor for Jammu-Kashmir

Pakistan on Tuesday (Oct 24) dismissed as unrealistic India’s move to appoint an interlocutor to understand the legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir, saying no interaction or...

U.S. weighs calling Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis ‘ethnic cleansing’

The State Department is considering formally declaring the crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to be ethnic cleansing, U.S. officials said on Tuesday (Oct 24), as lawmakers called for sanctions...

Nepal Maoist not quitting govt anytime soon

The CPN (Maoist Centre), whose ministers were stripped off portfolios last week, has decided not to recall its ministers from the government anytime soon. Last week the party had said...

India’s firm policy pushes more Rohingyas to Bangladesh

India's firm anti-Rohingya policy is triggering reverse migration with several Rohingyas, who worked as domestic help, construction labours and small-time shop-keepers, slowly moving back to Bangladesh. According to BSF officials,...

Border district coordination meeting between Bhutan & India’s West Bengal held

The Government of Bhutan and State Government of West Bengal met for their 23rd meeting on border district coordination in Thimphu on Tuesday (Oct 24). Facilitating coordination on border management,...

Myanmar to take back Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh

Myanmar agreed to take back the Rohingya people, forced out of their homes in the Rakhine state of that country and pushed into Bangladesh, side by side with implementing...

ADB approves $1.2bn for Dhaka-Northwest int’l trade corridor

The Asian Development Bank has approved $1.2 billion in finance for the second phase upgradation of the Dhaka-Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh has good prospects of becoming a...