Daily Archives: July 2, 2018

Bangladesh, UNHCR set to issue ID cards for Rohingya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been working with the Bangladesh government to verify the identities of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State and issue ID...

UN, UNHCR, WB CHIEFS IN COX’S BAZAR TO MEET ROHINGYAS

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim arrived in Cox’s Bazar this morning to visit Rohingya communities and humanitarian workers in Cox's Bazar...

INDIA CONDEMNS ‘HEINOUS AND COWARDLY’ ATTACK ON SIKHS IN AFGHANISTAN

India condemned as “heinous and cowardly” the terrorist attack on a convoy of Sikhs in Afghanistan that left 20 people dead. It said the incident underlined the need for...

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS STAY ON KHALEDA ZIA’S BAIL IN CUMILLA MURDER CASE

The Supreme Court has upheld the stay on the High Court decision granting BNP chief Khaleda Zia bail in the Cumilla murder case over the firebombing of a bus...

UK MINISTER SNUBBED NIRMALA SITHARAMAN, SAYS REPORT

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has expressed disappointment over a "baseless" media report in the UK that alleged her British counterpart Gavin Williamson turned down a request for a bilateral...

In grim call of duty, Kashmir doctor declares own son ‘brought dead’

Braving a heavy downpour, Dr. Abdul Gani Poswal, a medical officer at the Pulwama District Hospital, was joined on Saturday by hundreds of local people as he lowered the...

Kabul, Islamabad reach ‘unique deal’ on peace

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday an agreement has been made with Pakistan – in writing – on rooting out terrorism. Addressing an event in Kabul, the Afghan president...

Nepal plans to gift a pair of rhinos to China

The government will gift a pair of one-horned rhinos to China within a couple of week as per the agreement between the two sides. Deputy Director General of the Department...

Pakistan’s JF-17 fighter: China’s weird MiG-21 and F-16 hybrid

China’s JF-17 “Thunder” multirole fighter is one of China’s most successful aerospace exports. While it was designed from the outset to be an export fighter, its road to service...

Bhutan’s maiden satellite on its way to space

Bhutan’s first satellite, CubeSat Bhutan-1, made its way to the International Space Station on board the SpaecX Falcon 9 rocket Saturday. Bhutan-1, weighing a little over one kilogram, took off...

Maldives opposition selects veteran Ibrahim Solih for Sept presidential poll

Maldives opposition Democratic Party on Saturday nominated veteran lawmaker Ibrahim “Ibu” Mohamed Solih as its presidential candidate a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed withdrew as the party’s candidate...

Pakistan’s JF-17 fighter: China’s weird MiG-21 and F-16 hybrid

China’s JF-17 “Thunder” multirole fighter is one of China’s most successful aerospace exports. While it was designed from the outset to be an export fighter, its road to service...

Chinese firms involved in 40% of construction projects in Sri Lanka

With Chinese companies involved in as much as 40 per cent of the construction projects in Sri Lanka, a trade body here has moved a Cabinet paper demanding foreign...

Forget Pakistan, China-Bangladesh is the one to watch

China-Bangladesh relations have undergone dramatic transformation from a formerly adversarial relationship to an enduring strategic partnership. During the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, China supported Pakistan. Post-liberation of Bangladesh,...

China lends $1 billion to Pakistan to boost plummeting FX reserves

China has lent Pakistan $1 billion to boost the South Asian country’s plummeting foreign currency reserves, two sources in Pakistan’s finance ministry told Reuters, amid growing speculation of another...

Bangladesh is keen on buying renewable power from India

India’s neighbour Bangladesh is exploring the possibility of expanding electricity trade between the two countries using capacity generated from renewable sources. “I have approached my Indian counterparts on whether we...

Bangladesh is keen on buying renewable power from India

India’s neighbour Bangladesh is exploring the possibility of expanding electricity trade between the two countries using capacity generated from renewable sources. “I have approached my Indian counterparts on whether we...

Pakistan’s economy set to face tougher challenges in FY19

Pakistan’s economy received multiple jolts during fiscal year 2018 and almost all economic indicators worsened. However, the issue is that the worst time has yet to come. The economy is...

India to induct Agni-V missile soon

India is in the process of inducting the first batch of its intercontinental ballistic missile system — Agni-V — which will bring targets across China within its range, and...

‘Prosperous Pakistan’ bus campaign launched in London

A private investment group has launched ‘Prosperous Pakistan” campaign on London’s iconic red double-decker buses to project country’s position as an important and emerging player in the world economy. The...

Nepal PM’s China visit puts ties on a new road

During Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's six-day visit to China in June, some important agreements, MoUs and letters of exchange were signed, which will take Nepal-China relations...