Daily Archives: June 12, 2017

‘Gorkhaland’ movement Intensifies: GJM begins indefinite strike

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) will go on an indefinite strike from Monday  demanding a separate state of 'Gorkhaland'. "We will go on strike from Monday. Bengal government takes so...

Half the number of bodies from Myanmar plane crash recovered

Twenty-six bodies from the downed military transport plane were discovered on Sunday, bringing the total number of bodies to 59. The weather improved slightly in the area where the Tatmadaw...

Quader offers money, jobs to Chhatra League leaders

Awami League Secretary General Obaidul Quader has offered to provide jobs and money to its student leaders to keep them away from crimes and corruption Bangladesh Chhatra League should not...

Congress leader apologises after ‘gali ka gunda’ remark against army chief

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday withdrew his controversial statement made on army chief General Bipin Rawat and tendered an apology for the same. “I genuinely believe what I said...

IMF identifies future risks for Bangladesh

Considering the fast approaching general election in Bangladesh and a likely post-Brexit economic slowdown in Europe, the International Monetary Fund has identified seven risk areas where Dhaka needs to...

MP Saud summoned over alleged plot to assassinate judge

Maldives MP Saud Hussain was questioned by the police Thursday night over an alleged plot to assassinate High Court Judge Shujau Usman. Saud said he denied the allegation and gave...

Ghani Under Pressure To Bring Security Reforms, Review Policies

Former president and member of the Council for the Protection and Stability of Afghanistan, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, on Sunday warned government could collapse unless President Ashraf Ghani brings reforms to...

`Bhutan needs third Internet Gateway’

Despite rapid Internet development, Bhutan still has a long way to go, says Philip Smith, the man who brought Internet to Bhutan. Philip Smith was the brain behind the Internet...

RJP-N announces fresh anti-election protest programmes

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal on Sunday announced fresh programmes of protest including general strike saying that they will not take part in the upcoming second phase of local level elections...

FO rejects news of deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar

The Pakistan Foreign Office denied on Sunday media reports claiming that Pakistan would send its troops to Qatar, in wake of the Gulf-Arab diplomatic fallout. According to an FO press...

Rajapaksa calls GSP+ a Trojan horse

Former Sri Lankan President issuing a statement on the recent restoration of the GSP+ facility to Sri Lanka by the EU warned on Saturday that it could cause permanent...

Maharashtra govt announces blanket loan waiver, farmers call off protest

Clearing the decks for an end to the ongoing agitation by farmers in the state, the Maharashtra government Sunday announced a blanket loan waiver, the largest ever, to provide...

Internal differences stymie SCO’s effectiveness

At the conclusion of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held at Astana in Kazakhstan late last week, it was clear that the Eurasian body’s main concern...