Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Heads roll and re-fixed in Lanka

In a move that has disgruntled some, and in the immediate aftermath of frantic eleventh hour overnight lobbying, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday, reshuffled his cabinet and...

Indian Army receives first two of 145 M777 howitzers from US

The Indian Army (IA) has received the first two of the 145 BAE Systems M777 155 mm/39-calibre lightweight howitzers (LWHs) it acquired from the United States in November 2016...

Approved mineral development policy triggers reforms

The Bhutan’s mineral development policy that languished between the Cabinet and the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) for eight years is now approved for implementation. The need for...

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising...

China, Myanmar conduct naval drills

The Chinese navy on Sunday conducted its first joint exercise with Myanmar's navy as its fleet concluded a four-day visit to the country. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy fleet,...

EC rejects PM’s request to increase local units

The election body has also refused to give umbrella as the election symbol to the newly-formed Rastriya Janata Party Nepal as demanded by its leaders. The Nepal Election Commission (EC)...

Lankan First quarter exports fare well, signs of further recovery during 2017

The first quarter exports fared well, despite unfavorable global conditions which continued from 2016 and with the global positive economic forecasts there are signs of further recovery during 2017,...

India announces policy for strategic partnerships in defence

India on Saturday finalised a policy that would allow local private companies to work with foreign players to make high-tech defence equipment, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra...

Missing landing craft found by Indian navy

A landing craft that went missing with six people onboard last week was found Saturday night with the help of the Indian navy. The Maria-3 vessel was located 130 nautical...

India wrongly claiming victory in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case: Khawar Qureshi

India cannot claim victory in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the International Court of Justice as the court has issued “just a procedural order”, the lawyer who represented Pakistan in...

Judiciary getting non-cooperation: BD CJ

Bangladesh Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Sunday said the judiciary was becoming dysfunctional due to non-cooperation from the law ministry. He asked Attorney General Mahbubey Alam to convey this...

Dalit have woken up, I don’t have any fear: Bhim Army chief at Jantar...

“RACISM ISN’T born, it is taught,” read one of the hundreds of posters that greeted Chandrashekhar, leader of the Dalit organisation, Bhim Army, as he addressed a gathering of...

Pakistan deeply committed to Muslim world’s unity : PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said that Pakistan had a deep commitment to the Muslim world's unity and to promoting interfaith harmony and dialogue during his interaction with...

‘Gujarat is shining, is a lie’

One of the key architects of the pan-India movement to safeguarding secularism and fighting communalism, Jignesh Mevani, a 36-year-old lawyer-activist who has focused for long on Dalit land rights...

‘Only Pakistan-bound journos should be monitored’

The parliamentary standing committee directive to monitor to Bangladeshi journalists while travelling abroad was actually intended only for journalists travelling to Pakistan on the invitation of the Pakistan government. Mehjabeen...

‘Some people feel they can commit any crime with impunity’

Kazi Reazul Huq joined the civil service in 1973. He became a member of the Human Rights Commission in June 2010 and continued in this capacity till 22 June...

Lankan Buddhist delegation leaves for Pakistan to attend 2nd Vesak Festival

A thirty four member delegation led by Lankan Buddhist monks and scholars left for Pakistan Sunday on the invitation of the Pakistani government, to attend the second Vesak festival...