Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

Is ‘go-it-alone Modi’ hurting India?

The social fabric is threatened, the economy is dragging and foreign ties are brittle. Modi's personality is causing problems for India. In the second part of The Godfather trilogy, there...

Will Maldives follow the Sri Lanka model?

Maldives is all agog with the presidential elections likely to be held in September 2018. Presidential elections are the main determinant of the country’s power play, though the 77-member...

Landslides death toll rises to 156, rescue operations called off

The death toll from landslides in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and the three Chittagong Hill Tracts districts has risen to 156 as firefighters recovered four dead bodies from different areas...

President berates attempts to create civil unrest

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday said various attempts are being made through the internet and some media institutions, to spread civil unrest among communities in the country. He...

RJP-N reiterates its position to continue struggle

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) has reiterated its decision to continue its protest programmes and not to take part in the second phase of local level elections slated for June...

Coal-powered cement plant starts production despite local opposition

A 500-ton cement factory has started commercial operations in Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State, Myanmar, despite opposition from locals over the coal-fired plant that will fuel it. Mon State Chief Minister...

Police summons through social media

Maldives Police Service has made arrangements so they can sent summon orders to appear at the station through social media. The new regulation would sent the summon through social media...

Adityanath: Foreign dignitaries are now being gifted the Gita and not ‘un-Indian’ Taj Mahal...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on Thursday said the Taj Mahal did not “reflect Indian culture”, The Telegraph reported. He was addressing a rally in Bihar’s Darbhanga city – his first...

Parliament defers BBIN motor vehicle agreement

The joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday resolved to defer the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement that seeks to facilitate seamless cross-border movement of passenger...

Mohaqiq slams security agencies following mosque attack

Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who visited the family of Ramazan Husainzada – a Kabul businessmen who was killed in Al-Zahra Mosque attack on...

Sultana Kamal and the legacy of Tikatuli-Tarabhagh

How influential is the neighbourhood in which one grows up? Advocate Sultana Kamal, comes from the para I grew up as well. It’s called Tikatuli and she was raised in a sub-para within...

China lauds Pakistan’s support in fighting terrorism

China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Pakistan's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat in Beijing Thursday. Hailing the traditional all-weather friendship between China...

China, Pakistan hold defense and security consultation in Beijing

The 12th China-Pakistan Defense and Security Consultation was held Wednesday in Beijing. General Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department...

Five Indian policemen, two civilians killed in Kashmir clashes

Five Indian police personnel were killed Friday when Kashmiri rebels fighting against Indian rule ambushed a police vehicle in India-held Kashmir (IHK), while two civilians were killed and several...

If not Mohan Bhagwat, make MS Swaminathan the next President, says Shiv Sena

After pitching for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat as the next president, Shiv Sena on Friday also proposed the name of leading agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan for the...