Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

China defends military ties with Sri Lanka after submarine visit blocked

China defended its military relationship with Sri Lanka as good for regional peace and stability after Sri Lanka rejected a request from China to dock one of its submarines...

Sand sculpting genius Sudarsan – a craftsman for peace

A rather mystical but quite apt introduction to Sudarsan Pattnaik could be that the seas bestowed upon him the bounty of its shores and taught him the art of...

Japan’s Princess Mako to visit Bhutan

Princess Mako will be the third member of the royal family of Japan to visit Bhutan. At the invitation Bhutan's king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Princess Mako of Akishino will...

A rare national harmony on CPEC exhibited

The travel of all the chief ministers to China with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which is a great sight to watch, materialized only after his opposing provincial chief executives...

Security situation in Afghanistan likely to get worse: U.S. intel chief

The security situation in Afghanistan will further deteriorate even if there is a modest increase in U.S. military support for the war-torn country, the top U.S. intelligence official said...

Ethnic states win right to draft constitutions

Myanmar’s seven ethnic states have won the right to draft their own constitutions, an unprecedented breakthrough in their fight for equality and self-determination, according to the leader of an...

SC refuses to suspend Karnan’s sentence

The Supreme Court on Friday refused a plea by Justice C.S. Karnan’s lawyer to suspend his six-month sentence for committing contempt. Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar, who was heading...

Aung San Suu Kyi to attend Belt and Road forum in Beijing

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation scheduled for Sunday and Monday in Beijing, the Myanmar Foreign Ministry announced...

Nepal Police arrests six Chinese with ‘illegal currency’

Nepal Police has arrested six Chinese tourists ---five women and one man -- from Kathmandu with 'illegal' foreign currency as they were heading towards Kerung pass, entry point to...

PM Hasina to join world leaders in May 21 summit in Riyadh

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accepted the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud to a summit to be attended by US President Donald Trump and...

Taliban ‘Safe Zone’ Established in South

A ‘safe zone’ has been established in the country’s south for those Taliban who have and will lay down their arms and join the peace process, Kandahar Police Chief...

Modi woos Lanka, promises India Lanka connectivity

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday glorified in the teachings of the Buddha and Buddhist based links between the two countries in a backdrop of grumblings in...

Hambantota port and FTA off the agenda for Wickremesinghe-Jinping talks

The controversy surrounding the Hambantota port, and the ticklish issue of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with China, are not on the agenda of the forthcoming talks between Sri...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

India looking at an anti-Pakistan front!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sharp initial focus on improving relations with countries in the neighbourhood, evident when he invited South Asian presidents and prime ministers to his swearing in...

Professionals’ National Front writes to Indian PM on ETCA, Trinco oil tanks, new highways

A strong consortium of professional bodies and trade unions of Sri Lanka, the Professionals’ National Front, delivered a letter to the High Commission of India to be handed over...

Trilateral talks: Concerted efforts against Da’ish urged

Senior military officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States held talks in Rawalpindi on Friday and discussed steps to prevent cross-border fire violations. The trilateral meeting also emphasised upon...