Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

Pakistan will not cut ties with Qatar: FO

Pakistan has no immediate plans to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, Foreign Office spokesperson said on Monday. The country “has no such plans,” the spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, said, following Monday’s...

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 22-29 June 2017

The UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival returns to London for its eighth edition this summer with a selection of the very best new Indian and South...

China brings plane load of relief goods to Sri Lanka

The Chinese Chartered flight carrying disaster relief goods landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport at 2 p.m. on 3 June, Saturday. The hand-over ceremony of relief goods took place with...

PM poll put off until tomorrow

The parliamentary vote scheduled to elect the new prime minister on Sunday has been deferred till Tuesday after the main opposition CPN-UML warned of obstructing the House in protest against...

Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement is great news … for China

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement caused anger and anxiety across the world, with one major exception: China. With the US stepping away from its role...

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics with little substance

Having completed 60% of his five-year term in May this year, it is time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assessed both by the people of India and the...

Pakistan Ulema Council issues decree against terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, London and Kabul

Pakistan Ulema Council while denouncing terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, Kabul and London said that enemies of ‘World Peace’ are manoeuvring conspiracies to create religion-based clashes between believers of...

Pak calls on Afghanistan to stop blame-game over terror attacks

Pakistan's Ambassador to United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has urged Afghanistan to stop blaming Pakistan for terror attacks on its soil and instead focus its attention to overcome the deteriorating...

Bangladesh seizes half-tonne of gold from top jeweller

Bangladeshi authorities have confiscated half a tonne of gold from a top jeweller, officials said on Sunday (June 4), amid a crackdown on a booming smuggling trade. Customs officials raided...

Pedestrian Day today

The Bhutan National Environment Commission has announced that as per the directives of the government, the World Environment Day, which is observed on June 5, is declared as Pedestrian...

Hasina signals changes in proposed budget for FY2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hinted at changes in the budget proposed for FY2018. "We have proposed a budget, which will be discussed in parliament. If there's any problem then...

Protesters raise pro-Kashmir slogans outside stadium during Pak-India clash

As Pakistan and India clashed for the first time since August 2016 in the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday, Kashmiris staged protests demanding freedom for the occupied territory. The demonstrators...

Maldives Opposition Jumhooree Party logo and flag banned

Elections Commission has banned the logo and flag of the opposition, Jumhooree Party (JP) and ordered to stop it’s use. JP was notified by a letter sent with the signature...

Cabinet reshuffle a big farce, say Y’palana activists

Sri Lankan Major civil society organisations that campaigned for Maithripala Sirisena and the UNP at presidential and parliamentary polls in 2015, have looked askance at the government’s first cabinet...

After withdrawal from the UNFC, the KIO seeks to re-position itself

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the second largest armed ethnic organization in Myanmar, has recently withdrawn from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) an alliance of ethnic armed groups....

Open to review of cattle slaughter notice: Environment Minister

May 23 notification not “to influence food habits, or affect slaughtering business”, the Union Environment Minister says. The government on Sunday said it was open to suggestions from various groups...