Daily Archives: April 14, 2017

Maldives to host hot air balloon festival in May

Maldives has started final preparations for a hot air balloon festival which will be held in May. This is the first such festival to be held in the Indian...

Japan to appoint special rep. in SL

Japan is to appoint a special representative to coordinate development activities in Sri Lanka. Japanese Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in Tokyo that Japan will...

CPEC influence on Pak economy case for OBOR countries

The multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, has begun to bring tangible benefits to Pakistan economy. It is...

US Ambassador to Burma: ‘We Urge All Parties to End the Fighting Now’

In an interview at the US Embassy in Rangoon recently, The Irrawaddy’s editor Kyaw Zwa Moe talked to the US Ambassador to Burma, Scot Marciel about the country’s troubles...

India to Offload 25% Share of Four Government Defense Firms

The Indian government has agreed to sell up to 25 percent stake in government-owned defense companies, involved in shipbuilding and guided missiles, to give a push to defense manufacturing...

The new great game

The aggressive posturing of Russia and the US against each other on Afghan soil is a matter of grave concern – particularly for Pakistan and Afghanistan. If not managed in...

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan 

The US military on Thursday (13 April) dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat, targeting an IS complex in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb hit...

Calcutta HC judge directs SC judges to appear before him

Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan on Thursday passed an order directing seven judges of the Supreme Court, including Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar, to appear before him...

BJP wins five out of 10 seats, Congress bags three

The BJP on Thursday won half of the 10 Assembly seats in bypolls across seven States and Delhi while the Congress bagged three and the Trinamool Congress and the...

Canadian Defence Minister a ‘Khalistan sympathiser’!

Terming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s remarks against its Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan both “disappointing and inaccurate”, Canada on Thursday rejected the allegation that Mr. Sajjan and three...