Beijing mum on its envoy’s proposal of China-India-Pakistan summit

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, June 20 : China on Wednesday was mum on its envoy’s proposal that Beijing, New Delhi and Islamabad engage in a trilateral meet, an idea India has already shot down. The Foreign Ministry neither backed nor distanced itself from Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui’s suggestion, which India thinks was made […]

Over 5mn Afghan refugees return home in 16 years: UNHCR

Kabul, June 20 : More than 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) statement said here on Wednesday. The statement was issued to commemorate World Refugee Day which falls on June 20 annually, reports Xinhua news agency. On Tuesday, Afghan Minister for […]

Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station

Dhaka, June 20 : An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said. Roksana Akter (30) and the newborn have been admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, bdnews24 reported on Tuesday. Yasin Faruq, the officer-in-charge of the Kamalapur Railway Police Station where the […]

Afghanistan may extend ceasefire with Taliban

Kabul, June 20 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said the government is prepared to extend the ceasefire for one year if the Taliban leadership is ready for a three-day ceasefire extension, the media reported. Ghani made the remarks during a meeting with members of a Helmand peace convoy who arrived in Kabul on Tuesday, […]

Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24bn

[Beijing : In this photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center right, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, Xi’s wife Peng Liyuan, right, and Kim’s wife Ri Sol Ju, left, pose for photo at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. /PTI] Beijing, […]

Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24bn

Beijing, June 20 : Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit. These agreements were reached between the two governments and private sectors where Chinese investors will put money on developing hydroelectricity, water resources, cement factories and fruit cultivation and farming. […]