Daily Archives: June 8, 2018

FACEBOOK BLACKLISTS MYANMAR HARDLINE BUDDHIST GROUP

Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said Thursday, as it scrambles to show it...

INDIA’S EX-PRES PRANAB REMINDS RSS OF ‘SOUL OF PLURALISM’

Speaking at its headquarters, former president of India Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday did some plain-speaking on nationalism and patriotism to RSS cadre telling them that India's multiple faiths and...

DHAKA MEETS ICC QUERIES OVER ROHINGYA REPRESSION: SHAHRIAR

Bangladesh, being one of the states parties to the Rome Statute, has responded to the request of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Rohingya issue as Bangladesh is seeking...

FACEBOOK STAFF TO LEARN TO IDENTIFY SINHALA INSULTS AFTER SRI LANKA RIOTS

Three months after Sri Lanka was rocked by deadly anti-Muslim riots fuelled by online vitriol, Facebook is training its staff to identify inflammatory content in the country's local languages. The...

Undoing a gangster heaven 

Consensus on matters ensuring security and welfare of the common mans rarely achieved by our Parliament. Such unanimity is only displayed when their own self-interest is at stake, like...

6.3pc of budget proposed for defence

Bangladesh government has proposed raising the budgetary allocation for the defence services to Tk 29,084 crore for the fiscal year 2018-2019 from Tk 26,415 crore in the revised budget...

American Pakistan Foundation confirms Zarrar Sehgal to Board of Directors

The American Pakistan Foundation has welcomed Zarrar Sehgal, Head of the Banking and Finance practice area at Clifford Chance, to its Board of Directors. Sehgal is a partner in Clifford...

SIGAR slams failure of Afghan officials to prosecute corruption

State Department-funded anti-corruption efforts in Afghanistan are hindered by failure to prosecute powerful actors which have fostered an atmosphere of criminal impunity, the US Special Inspector General for Afghan...

TNLA claims 3 Myanmar soldiers killed in clash in Namtu

Three Myanmar Army soldiers were killed yesterday in a clash with the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in Namtu Township, northern Shan State, according to a TNLA source. TNLA spokesperson...

WB awards grant to support mining reforms in Bhutan

The World Bank (WB) has awarded a grant to the Royal Government of Bhutan to support reforms in the mining sector. The Work Bank-led Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) multi-donor...

Bangladesh to establish 2 more air force bases, higher budget for defence 

Bangladesh government has taken initiative to establish two full-fledged air force bases of Bangladesh Air Force in Sylhet district as part of its capacity enhancing  programmes for the armed...

Bangladesh to establish 2 more air force bases, higher budget for defence 

Bangladesh government has taken initiative to establish two full-fledged air force bases of Bangladesh Air Force in Sylhet district as part of its capacity enhancing  programmes for the armed...

Escalating dangers of Indian missiles

India is constantly arraying a variety of ballistic missiles in the region of three nuclear-weapons states. Through rapid developments in nuclear and missile technology, India is dragging the region...

Escalating dangers of Indian missiles

India is constantly arraying a variety of ballistic missiles in the region of three nuclear-weapons states. Through rapid developments in nuclear and missile technology, India is dragging the region...

No credible source to Modi’s Cong-Pak collusion remark: PMO on RTI

Congress worker Saket Gokhale had sought an RTI from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on 12 December 2017, regarding an allegation made by Narendra Modi against the party in...

Afghan Police say they haven’t been paid since March

Afghanistan has particularly been a hard terrain for foreign forces as well as for the embryonic Afghan security forces for years. There is a constant and prevalent threat of...

Hope India and Pakistan can work together, cooperate in SCO: China

China has said that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation provides a framework for India and Pakistan to strengthen cooperation, expressing hope that the two countries will work together for regional...

Hope India and Pakistan can work together, cooperate in SCO: China

China has said that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation provides a framework for India and Pakistan to strengthen cooperation, expressing hope that the two countries will work together for regional...

No credible source to Modi’s Cong-Pak collusion remark: PMO on RTI

Congress worker Saket Gokhale had sought an RTI from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on 12 December 2017, regarding an allegation made by Narendra Modi against the party in...

Sri Lanka pushes forward plans for Chinese investment zone in controversial port

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal for Singapore-based urban planning consultancy Surbana Jurong, owned by state investor Temasek Holdings, to draw up a plan for a Chinese investment...

Sri Lanka pushes forward plans for Chinese investment zone in controversial port

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a proposal for Singapore-based urban planning consultancy Surbana Jurong, owned by state investor Temasek Holdings, to draw up a plan for a Chinese investment...