Monthly Archives: May 2017

STELCO warns of more power cuts in Malé

The State Electricity Company has warned of more power cuts in Malé after damage to a high-voltage cable left most of the capital without electricity in the early hours...

Nearly 100 Afghan soldiers killed in a week

A Taliban infiltrator has gunned down six government forces in southern Afghanistan, raising the number of army and police personnel killed by insurgents in the past week to nearly...

Peace conference to end ‘without good result’: Govt

The second session of the 21st Century Panglong peace conference is likely to end without major agreement after the issue of “non-cessation” from the Union caused a deadlock, according...

1993 India-China border pact should guide India’s approach to OBOR

China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) project to link countries of Asia through the construction of infrastructural facilities like roads, railways and ports all with an appropriate hinterland,...

Myanmar’s hardline monks gather despite ban

Hundreds of monks and supporters of Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement gathered in a Yangon monastery Saturday, in a defiant meeting days after Buddhist authorities banned their network,...

Mamata’s counters move to share Teesta

West Bengal chief minister has taken up a counter move so as not to share the waters of river Teesta with Bangladesh. She may wax lyrical about her love...

Before Yogi Adityanath’s visit, Dalit villagers got shampoo, soap to ‘clean themselves’

A day before Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit on Thursday, the 100-odd Musahar Dalit families of Mainpur Deenapatti village in Kushinagar district received two bars of soap, ‘Lifebuoy’ and...

Diplomatic community voices concern over attacks on minorities

The Government has come under fire from civil society groups and Muslims for its failure to act fast in checking attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in...

Demonising Akbar

The era of Rajput aggrandisement and parallel diminution of the Mughals is upon us. Akbar, arguably the greatest of emperors who ruled over India, is the “New Age” Aurangzeb....

Chinese and Bangladesh navies conduct joint maritime drill

A Chinese ocean-going naval fleet completed its friendly visit to Bangladesh and left the Port of Chittagong at about 10:00 am on May 26, local time, and then sailed...

EU launches photo exhibition in Yangon

A unique photo exhibition showcasing the European Union's work in Myanmar is now live and moving! It can be seen on and in 10 buses on the Yangon Bus...

Invisible tussle over India’s presidential polls

The schedule for India’s presidential polls has not been announced as yet, but an invisible tussle has already ensued between the ruling party and the opposition camp over the...

What will the jihadist takeover of Kashmir lead to?

Given the momentum the movement for independence has recently picked in the Indian held Kashmir, the risk of this momentum being hijacked by religious radicalism has equally increased. Its...

China-backed militia new powerbrokers in Myanmar peace process

Branded as Asia's most heavily-armed drug dealers, the China-backed ethnic Wa rebels have emerged as key players in Myanmar's peace process, a development seen as strengthening Beijing's influence over...

India and Pakistan among first countries to rush emergency aid as floods inundate Lanka

India and Pakistan were among the first countries to respond in the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s flash flood disaster which has killed at least 103 persons with another 100...

Separation of the judiciary and deft manipulations

Former Chief Justice Mustafa Kamal had drawn up the verdict of the Masdar Hossain versus the State, regarding separation of the judiciary. Justice Kamal passed away two and a...

 Sri Lanka in a balancing act over China’s One Belt, One Road project

While participating in last week’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum in Beijing, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe walked a tight rope: seeking economic and other benefits from...

BCIS signs a MoU to enhance SL-China academic cooperation

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) have entered into an agreement yesterday in Colombo to enhance academic cooperation between Sri...

Implementation of 10 mega projects sluggish

The Bangladesh government is unlikely to complete any mega projects in its current tenure, to expire in January 2019, because of sluggish progress in their implementation in the outgoing...

Indian army can abduct, rape women, says Indian politician 

Kodiyeri BalaKrishnan, a leader of Communist Party of India, has said Indian army was free to abduct and rape women if given additional powers, a day after defence Minister...

Bhutan – EU relations beyond development cooperation

The Members of the European Parliament (MEP) delegation launched a Euro 2.5 million (M) European Union Programme to support civil society in Bhutan on Thursday in Thimphu. To be implemented...