Daily Archives: April 28, 2018

‘GAZETTE ABOLISHING QUOTA AFTER PM’S RETURN’

Quota reform movement. Prothom Alo File PhotoAwami League joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak has said the process of issuing a gazette notification on abolishing the quota system in...

GHANI AND PENCE DISCUSS ISSUES INCLUDING AFGHAN ELECTIONS

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, on Friday evening discussed several issues on the phone regarding Afghanistan including the upcoming elections,...

“GREAT OPPORTUNITY”, SAYS PM MODI IN CHINA, TO END VISIT WITH A ‘WALK’: 10...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping today held "chai pe charcha" or discussion over tea on day two of PM Modi's China visit. The leaders of...

INDIA CENTRAL BANK LIFTS KEY RESTRICTION ON FOREIGN INVESTORS IN BOND MARKET

India’s central bank said it is withdrawing a restriction that limited foreign investors to only investing in government and corporate bonds with tenures of three years or more, a...

Informal Xi-Modi meeting heralds new chapter in Sino-Indian relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday and Saturday in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Modi's visit to China, especially the...

Bangladeshi wins award for tortoise conservation

Shahriar Caesar Rahman, a Bangladeshi conservation biologist specialising in reptiles, is one of the six winners of the prestigious Whitley Award for working in grassroots nature conservation in the...

Pakistan FM announces 10 per cent increase in defence budget

Pakistan’s finance minister announced a 10 per cent increase in defence spending as part of a new federal budget as opposition politicians criticized his appointment to the post just...

Taliban cannot win on the Battlefield: Pentagon

Senior officials from US Defense Department have reiterated that the Taliban cannot win on the battlefield in Afghanistan, adding that putting more pressure on the militants is to get...

Will China-Nepal-India trilateral corridor take shape after Modi-Xi Wuhan summit?

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan, the plush capital of Hubei province, speculation is rife on the agenda at...

Myanmar rebels say clashes with government could displace more people

Fighting between Myanmar forces and a rebel group in the remote northeast could escalate, a spokesman of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) told Reuters on Friday, worsening a humanitarian...

US issues security alert for Sri Lanka over May Day rallies

The United States (US) has issued a security alert for Sri Lanka over May Day rallies set to be staged in the country. The security alert notes that between 1-7...

We are ‘not interested’ in US F-35 fighters: Indian Air Force chief

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has once again denied reports that it is interested in procuring Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets. IAF chief B. S. Dhanoa has categorically rubbished...

We are ‘not interested’ in US F-35 fighters: Indian Air Force chief

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has once again denied reports that it is interested in procuring Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets. IAF chief B. S. Dhanoa has categorically rubbished...

China, India, Canada top US list of intellectual property offenders

The United States on Friday (Apr 27) rebuked NAFTA-partner Canada, saying the country was not doing enough to clamp down on counterfeit goods, giving it the same ranking as...

Religious freedom continued ‘downward trend’ in India in 2017: Report

Religious freedom conditions continued a “downward trend” in India last year as Hindu-nationalist groups sought to “saffronise” it through violence, intimidation, and harassment of non-Hindus and Hindu Dalits, a...

Sanctions on India over defence deal with Russia will hit US, says Jim Mattis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Friday (Apr 27) appealed to the Congress to urgently provide India a national security waiver, saying imposing sanctions on it under a newly-enacted law...

Will be happy to host informal meet in 2019: PM Modi invites Xi Jinping

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to an informal summit next year as he began an ice-breaking visit to China on Friday in which the...

Bangladesh bank and refugee crises defy relief

After a 2.5% first-quarter decline on the MSCI frontier index as the only losing Asian component, Bangladesh shares continued to be shunned by foreign investors on the headline Rohingya...

Bangladesh bank and refugee crises defy relief

After a 2.5% first-quarter decline on the MSCI frontier index as the only losing Asian component, Bangladesh shares continued to be shunned by foreign investors on the headline Rohingya...

Understanding the Purpose of the Wuhan India-China Summit

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to China for an ‘informal’ summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, there has been increasing expectations that the derailment in relations between...

Understanding the Purpose of the Wuhan India-China Summit

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to China for an ‘informal’ summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, there has been increasing expectations that the derailment in relations between...
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