India need not compete with China in Bangladesh: Focus should be on mutually beneficial issues

New Delhi, July 14 -- Two news items in the past few weeks provide interesting perspectives on the evolving nature of Bangladesh's foreign relations and their implications for India. The first is a re... Read More

IMF lowers Pakistan's growth projection for FY2021

Https, July 14 -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted continuous negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on different economies and lowered Pakistan's growth projection by about 1 percen... Read More

Bangladesh orders all to stay at places of work during Eid holidays

Https, July 14 -- The Bangladesh government has ordered employees of all public, private and autonomous organisations to stay in their places of work during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays. The public admin... Read More

Sri Lanka urged to follow COVID-19 rules as new coronavirus cluster tops 500

Https, July 14 -- Sri Lanka has limited movement in three areas in Rajanganaya in Anuradhapura and is tracing and quarantining contacts and staff of a drug rehabilitation centre, officials said, as th... Read More

Samangan bombing killed 12, injured 63 in northern Afghanistan

Http, July 14 -- Taliban fighters launched a complex attack on an intelligence compound of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) in northern Afghanistan-a first such big attack by the grou... Read More

ADB-funded development in Bangladesh: 40 projects hit by pandemic

Https, July 14 -- The coronavirus pandemic has slowed down the implementation of at least 40 of the 49 projects funded by the Asian Development Bank in Bangladesh. Initial estimate shows that awardin... Read More

The lost temples of Karachi

Https, July 14 -- "You are free to go to your temples. in this State of Pakistan," said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of Independence. In hindsight, prudent minds may regret that nobody... Read More

Nepal internet use increases by 35% during lockdown

Https, July 14 -- High prices, technological limitations and unreliable connectivity threaten to slow the explosive growth of Nepal's internet market during the COVID-19 lockdown even though everythin... Read More

Nepal Airlines decides to ground Chinese aircraft for good to cut losses

Https, July 14 -- On March 28, a Y12e aircraft of Nepal Airlines landed about 60 metres short of the runway at Nepalgunj airport and skidded before halting on the nearby grassland. The Chinese-made pl... Read More

High time for Nepal to look beyond India and China

New Delhi, July 14 -- Among diverse political turbulences being seen in Nepal, one which is being less talked about is Nepal's indecisiveness over the US aid amounting to $500 million under the Millen... Read More