Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

President Sirisena reviews progress of independent commissions

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday chaired a progress review meeting of independent commissions which were established under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution at the Presidential Secretariat. The chairpersons, secretaries...

Bad weather wreaks havoc across Maldives

Torrential rain, thunderstorms, and rough seas have been wreaking havoc across the Maldives with the onset of the south-west monsoon. On Wednesday night, a tornado struck the southernmost atoll, damaging 12 homes...

Environmentalists oppose plan to link Indian rivers

Environmentalists on Thursday (May 18) lambasted ambitious plans to bring much needed water to remote central India by linking two rivers, in the latest clash over dwindling water resources. The...

Abuse of functions top ACC complaints

Complaints on abuse of functions by public servants continue to be prevalent. It comprised nearly half (42.6 percent) of the total complaints received last year, according to the Anti...

Eight police killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says eight police have been killed in attacks on three checkpoints in southern Kandahar province. Zia Durani, spokesperson for the provincial police chief, said on Thursday the...

Bangladesh Islami Bank chair accuses his deputy of violating oath

The chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd yesterday alleged that the bank's vice-chairman violated his oath of office by spreading propaganda about the bank. Vice-Chairman Syed Ahsanul Alam, who is...

CPI(M) for Gopalkrishna Gandhi as presidential candidate

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has confirmed that he had spoken to former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and sought his consent for being the presidential candidate on behalf...

Election of new PM after budget

With the successful conclusion of the first phase local polls, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been consulting leaders of his party on handing over government leadership to  Nepali...

Election Commission: NLD Did Not Violate Regulations in By-Election

The Myanmar Union Election Commission (UEC) announced in a statement on Thursday that they would not take action against the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, after 13...

PM to fly for Riyadh tomorrow

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will fly to Riyadh on Saturday to attend Arab-Islamic-US summit hosted by Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. US president Donald Trump, Turkish president Recep...

ICJ stays execution of Indian spy Jadhav pending final decision

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. "Pakistan shall take all...

India has given in to extremism: Pak Army Chief COAS

Chief of Pak Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that India seemed to have given in to extremism to such an extent that it had...

NLD should build trust with military, amend the constitution: ANP chairman

Arakan National Party (ANP) chairman Dr. Aye Maung has urged the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) to build trust with the Burma Army, with an eye to amending...

Eight years after war, Lanka still struggles for reconciliation

On 18th May 2009 Sri Lanka’s protracted 30th year old war grinded to a bloody halt in Mulliwaikkal, a narrow strip of land between the Nandikadal lagoon and the...

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives,...