Daily Archives: June 30, 2017

Budget and the sales syndrome

When a store puts up a sign announcing ‘Sale! Sale! Sale! Grand Sale’, the ensuing rush is the manifestation of a self-deluding consumer society. Even if the shoppers realize...

Coins close to 200 years discovered in Sultan Park

Coins over 181 years old have been discovered during the course of the dig at the Sultan Park currently under renovations. Maldives Media Official of the Heritage Department, Hassan Mohamed...

First child-friendly court assures quicker justice

With the inauguration of the family and child court at the Thimphu dzongkhag court on Wednesday, the judiciary has fulfilled a mandate of Child Care and Protection Act of...

Fashion brands and unions sign new Bangladesh accord on fire, building safety

Leading fashion brands have joined global trade unions in signing a new accord on fire and building safety in Bangladesh to redouble their efforts to improve clothing supply chains. IndustriALL...

Pakistan’s Aziz Expected In Kabul In Move To Ease Tensions

Afghanistan’s government on Thursday announced that a high level Pakistani delegation – led by Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Pakistani prime minister on foreign relations - will visit Afghanistan in...

Ethnic Media Conference demands end to laws that oppress media freedom

The 5th Ethnic Media Conference ended with a decision to request an end to laws that are oppressing freedom of speech and the press. The request appeared in a statement...

Early vote count spells tight race between NC, UML

Early vote counting points to a tight race between Nepali Congress and CPN-UML in most of the local units that went to polls in the second phase local elections...

Best time for reforms: WB

The World Bank (WB) yesterday described Sri Lanka’s economic performance as “satisfactory,” predicting it would end the year with 4.7% growth, but stressed the Government should fast-track reforms to...

Thousands protest in India against lynching of Muslim and Dalits

Placards read “Break the Silence”, “No Place for Islamophobia” and “Shed Hate not Blood” as thousands of Indians turned into a human flood of protest Wednesday, braving the rains,...

Bangladeshis’ Money in Swiss Banks: Deposits jump 20pc in a year

Bangladeshi nationals' deposits in Swiss banks rose 20.18 percent year-on-year in 2016 to 661.96 million Swiss francs or Tk 5,575 crore. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) came up with the...

India’s Modi to sleep in Trump’s bed in Israel

After the big bear hug that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave US President Donald Trump in Washington this week, the news is that he will be the next...

Provisional results of Pak census to be released by end of July

The government will release provisional results of the country's largest-ever population census by the end of July, Radio Pakistan reported. The information was shared by Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa during a meeting...

US embassy warns women against using tuk-tuks in Sri Lanka

The US embassy in Colombo warned Thursday (Jun 29) its citizens visiting Sri Lanka to avoid travelling alone in tuk-tuks after a spate of sexual harassment complaints. The embassy, in...

Indian army chief tours border state with China amid tensions

India's army chief visited the mountainous state of Sikkim bordering China on Thursday, where tensions have flared after Beijing accused New Delhi of sending troops into its territory and...

A burning issue

On June 25, a day before Eid, an oil tanker carrying 40000 liters of fuel from Karachi to Lahore overturned when a tyre punctured attempting a sharp turn near...

‘India should learn from history’: China’s warning referring to 1962 war

India should learn from history and stop “clamouring” for war, China’s Defence Spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian said on Thursday, in reference to the 1962 Sino-Indian war that had ended...

India to construct world’s highest railway line

Surpassing China’s Qinghai-Tiber railway line, India is now preparing to construct the world’s highest ever railway line. The defence ministry and the railway ministry have jointly undertaken the task...
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