Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

Fatwa against terrorism

When violence is justified in the name of religion, it is best countered with the language of religion. Last Saturday, 31 prominent scholars from all Muslim schools of thought...

India, China Struggle to Complete OBOR-Like Project in Southeast Asia

After announcing the highly ambitious Southeast Asian connectivity project in 2002, India has once again promised to expedite the India-Myanmar-Thailand project which was once touted as a rival to...

Pak national security body reviews CPEC projects

A meeting of Pakistan National Security Committee (NSC) reviewed the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and Chinese nationals based in the country. The Committee also expressed serious...

 Constitutional misadventure

In what can only be termed an extremely ill-advised constitutional manoeuvre, the government of India has sought to effectively prohibit cattle slaughter across the country through rules made under...

India puts itself at risk with untested faith in private defense firms

Among the measures taken by the government, the strategic partnership policy (SPP) has been the chosen route by nominating private defense companies as “strategic partners” for building major weapons...

State Counselor’s office to probe allegations of army abuse in viral video

The Office of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said in a statement on Wednesday that it had set up a probe into Burma Army abuses depicted in...

‘China, not India, focus of German media’

Germany may be India's closest partner in Europe but New Delhi has its work cut out to stay relevant in the continent. A day after PM Narendra Modi took off for...

Old PIA plane takes new flight as airport security turns it into restaurant

The Airport Security Force (ASF) has converted an old aircraft, previously owned by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into a restaurant, ProPakistani reported Wednesday. According to the news site, PIA retired the Jumbo...

India is no longer the fastest-growing economy

India lost its fastest-growing major economy tag in the fourth quarter of 2016-17, with GDP growth coming in at 6.1% compared with China’s 6.9% in the same period. Data from...

Australia to send 30 additional troops to Afghanistan

Australia will deploy an additional 30 troops to Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led 'Resolute Support' mission in the Central Asian country. "The Australian government has agreed to increase the...

Mineral resources belong to the state – DHI

All mineral resources should be with the state, the same way hydro energy is harvested according to Bhutan’s Druk Holding and Investments (DHI). During its annual press conference, DHI chief...

MP Faris Maumoon barred from visiting dying aunt

MP Faris Maumoon, son of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was barred from visiting his dying aunt in Singapore because he might not return to the Maldives, the home...

Eight new State, Deputy Ministers appointed

Four State Ministers and four Deputy Ministers appointed under the new Cabinet reshuffle took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo yesterday. They are Lakshman...

U.S. Embassy issues security threat post Kabul bombing

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has issued a fresh security alerts for its citizens in Afghanistan after as many as 80 people were killed and several others injured in...

US for participatory JS polls in Bangladesh

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday hoped that the national elections in Bangladesh will be a participatory, violence-free and credible one. Secretary of the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat,...

Next govt under Nepali Congress: PM Dahal

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the next government will be formed under the leadership of Nepali Congress. Speaking during the Parliamentary Party meet of the CPN (Maoist...

India has excluded Australia from military drills to keep China happy

India has rejected an Australian request to take part in joint naval exercises with the United States and Japan for fear of antagonizing China, which has warned against expanding...

China welcomes reports of India rejecting Australia’s request to join Malabar exercise

China, on Wednesday, welcomed India's reported decision to reject Australia's request to join this year's Malabar naval exercises saying the security concerns of the different parties should be taken...

Greek lady, Bangla PM and the Islamists  

The fight over the sari clad statue of Themis, Greek goddess of Justice located in the Supreme Court premises of Bangladesh is both about clashes of cultures and politics...