Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

AFFAIRS OF STATE AND CULTURE MIX

Three leaders of the subcontinent were in Tagore's abode on a cultural mission on Friday but they left the picturesque Visva-Bharati fulfilling their respective political agendas. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh...

PAKISTAN REJECTS CHARGE US DIPLOMATS TREATED BADLY

Pakistan Foreign Office dismissed on Friday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s allegation about American diplomats being “treated badly” in Pakistan and noted that no specific complaints had been...

ARSA DENIES AMNESTY REPORT ON HINDU MASSACRE

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Friday categorically denied what it says “unjustifiable and careless serious criminal accusations” made by the Amnesty International. In a statement it said it is...

PAKISTAN SEEKS ECONOMIC LIFELINE WITH FRESH CHINA LOANS

Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth US$1-2 billion (S$1.34-2.68 billion) to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani government sources said, in another sign of...

How conflict-ridden Afghanistan improved its health in 10 years

After the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and as a country recovering from conflict, Afghanistan had some of the worst health indicators in the world. More than one-in-two...

Bangladesh Coast Guard ship visits Chennai port

Bangladesh Coast Guard ship Tajuddin Friday arrived in Chennai to enhance inter-operability in maritime search and rescue between the two countriess. Bangladesh and India have signed a memorandum of understanding...

Will extend unilateral ceasefire in J&K if things move smoothly: Indian army chief

Indian Army was ready to extend unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir “if things move smoothly,” Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat told journalists at the Army...

Clashes reach closer to Ghazni’s center

An MP from Ghazni said clashes have reached to the outskirts of the provincial center and that a number of main districts of the province are under serious security...

Maldives’ Minister defends price tag of Chinese-funded bridge

Maldives’ Housing Minister Dr Mohamed Muizz has defended the price tag of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge following comparisons to Dubai’s US$107.3 million Shindagha Bridge project. The opposition has long criticised...

Chinese company to conduct feasibility study of monorail project in Nepal’s capital

A Chinese company on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal's Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on the feasibility study of a monorail project in the Nepali capital. According...

Bhutan-EU trade support project launched

To diversify the country’s export and promote brand Bhutan, the European Union (EU) has provided a fund of Euro 4 million on May 24. The EU-Bhutan Trade Support Project will...

Pakistan signs for T129 attack helos

Pakistan has formally signed for 30 TAI T129 attack helicopters from Turkey, it was disclosed on 24 May. The confirmation of the anticipated sale to Pakistan was made in the...

Pakistan signs for T129 attack helicopters

Pakistan has formally signed for 30 TAI T129 attack helicopters from Turkey, it was disclosed on 24 May. The confirmation of the anticipated sale to Pakistan was made in the...

Russia, Italy vying for Indian Navy’s $5 billion minesweeper contract

The interest expressed globally by India for the acquisition of 12 minesweepers has received responses from Russian and Italian shipyards. The Indian Navy is looking to acquire the MCMVs...

Russia, Italy vying for Indian Navy’s $5 billion minesweeper contract

The interest expressed globally by India for the acquisition of 12 minesweepers has received responses from Russian and Italian shipyards. The Indian Navy is looking to acquire the MCMVs...

People across India are losing faith in Modi’s economic policies: CSDS survey

The 'Mood of the Nation (MOTN) Poll by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) has said that a large number of Indians are unhappy with the...

Hasina raises Rohingya issue in Shantiniketan

Myanmar should take back Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan in Shantiniketan, West Bengal. She shared the stage with her Indian...

Japan to offer aid for Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh ports

The government plans to utilize yen loans to develop ports in three Indian Ocean nations — Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh — as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s...

Bangladesh’s Philippines-style drugs war creating ‘atmosphere of terror’

Bangladeshi police have shot dead more than 50 accused drug traffickers in the past week as part of anti-narcotics crackdown that activists fear could escalate into a Philippines-style campaign...

India-Russia to hold their first ever strategic dialogue in July in St Petersburg

The first ever Indo-Russian Strategic Economic Dialogue -- created by PM Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin in their informal summit – will be held in St Petersburg this...

Competing for South Asia

China’s aggressive campaign to gather partners for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a trade corridor stretching from Russia to Indonesia, has left the world awestruck. A clear move...