Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Battered by mounting debt and dollar crises with no cash to buy fuel and all stocks have run dry, India on Tuesday came to rescue Sri Lanka with a new Line of Credit (LOC) of $500 million for purchase of petroleum products.
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Tuesday that his country does not want to get caught up between powerful nations.
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Bangladeshi actress Raima Islam Shimu, who was reported missing a few days ago, was found dead in the outskirts of Dhaka, police said.
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Amidst the worst-ever power crisis connected to Sri Lanka's ailing economy and Energy Ministry threatening to stop fuel supply for electricity generation from Tuesday, a Minister said fuel would be obtained from the Indian Oil Company (IOC) to generate electricity.
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) Awami League (AL), the Bangladesh's ruling party, has called for taking necessary steps to ensure that the voters at all levels, including the minorities, can cast their votes in elections without any hindrance.
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh have arrested the brother of banned Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) leader Ataullah Abu Amar Jununi, whose outfit was involved in killing of community human rights activist at a refugee camp in Cox Bazar last September, officials said.
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Nepal on Sunday dispatched more than 14 tonnes of various relief materials on board a chartered flight to the crisis-hit Afghanistan.
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday announced that the state government would build a statue of British Engineer Colonel John Pennycuick, the man who made the Mullaperiyar dam in a park in Camberly in the UK.
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) An increase in China-India trade in 2021, which reached a record high surpassing $125 billion amid bilateral tensions, is just another piece of proof that New Delhi is unable to reduce its dependence on the Chinese market, Beijing's state media claimed.
San Francisco, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-American Saurabh Chawla, who bought stolen Apple products from school employees in the US and sold those on eBay and Amazon, has been sentenced to 66 months in prison.
New York, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's nominee to be the top official dealing with sanctions has hinted that India may be spared sanctions for buying the S400 Triumf anti-missile defence system from Russia.
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) With the exchange rate of the taka depreciating 25 per cent in the last 13 years against the US dollar, and falling to an unprecedented 86 takas against the dollar at the start of the week, Bangladesh's central bank is looking to adopt a policy of devaluation to boost exports and remittances.
Dhaka, Jan 12 (IANS) Leaders and members of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) attacked party leader Sarwar Jamal Nizam, who was allegedly involved in the killing of BNP leader and businessman Jamaluddin Chowdhury in 2003, during a rally in Chattogram. No one has been arrested in the incident so far.
New York, Jan 11 (IANS) The New York Police Department's (NYPD) Hate Crimes Unit has joined the investigation into the attack on a Sikh taxi driver at the city's main airport, following a call for action by the Indian Consulate here.
Dhaka, Jan 10 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid tributes on the 50th anniversary of Homecoming Day, which marks Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's return to the country in 1972 after spending months in a Pakistan jail.
Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to make vaccination cards compulsory to enter in public places like government offices, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, stadiums, domestic flights, banks and other public places from January 17.
Colombo, Jan 9 (IANS) Amidst the ongoing financial and forex crisis, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for possible restructure of the debt repayment.
Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have gone into isolation after his close contacts tested positive for Covid-19.
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) Different religious and ethnic leaders have demanded the Bangladesh government to create a separate ministry and national commission for the country's minority communities.
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) "Anti-liberation forces" at home and abroad are conspiring to stop Bangladesh's progress and trying to confuse the public through social media with "false and fabricated information", Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Friday.
New Delhi, Jan 7: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in the Maldives on a two-day visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Maldives diplomatic relations.
Kathmandu, Jan 7 (IANS) Nepal is witnessing a sharp spike in Covid cases since the past one week, sending a red alarm to the countrys fragile health sector.
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmans grandson Sajeeb Wazed Joy has lashed out at the former Pakistani leaders for trying to kill the 'Father of the Nation' while he was a prison in 1971.
Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) The scheduled India visit of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been cancelled after the Gujarat government deferred the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 owing to the Covid crisis.
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has all the opportunities to tap into a potential "gold mine" in the form of huge gas hydrates, and several hundred species of seaweed discovered in the Bay of Bengal, an official said.