Daily Archives: July 4, 2017

Indian to deploy indigenous military helicopters to Chinese border

As the war of words between India and China intensifies, the action in the border area is likely to get even more heated.  In a move to strengthen border...

UNHCR Chief Mr. Filippo Grandi visits Maungtaw

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR Mr. Filippo Grandi held talks with the authorities in Maungtaw on Monday over several issues including internally displaced persons, security and cooperation between...

How Nepal is responding to the Darjeeling unrest

Darjeeling is in turmoil and Nepal is watching each unfolding event with guarded support, sympathy, love, trepidation, a muted indifference or all of these emotions. Nepal shares a lot with...

John McCain-led US team visits South Waziristan, praises Pak Army’s efforts

A US delegation led by Senator John McCain visited South Waziristan on Monday and lauded the Pakistan Army’s efforts in dismantling terrorist networks and uplifting socioeconomic conditions there. “Pak Army’s...

New alliance is due to Ghani’s poor leadership skills: Deputy speaker Humayun

The Afghan first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament), Humayun Humayun, on Monday said the formation of the new alliance known as the Coalition to...

Like India, China also different from 1962: Beijing threatens New Delhi with war

The Chinese foreign ministry today dismissed Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks that India of 2017 is different from what it was in 1962, saying China too is different...

Does ‘terrorism’ have a future in Bangladesh?

Terrorism is one of the many problems of law and order and not the only one in Bangladesh. It has almost no ideological face because in Bangladesh it’s not...

EU urges Myanmar to protect free speech after arrests of journalists

The European Union on Monday urged Myanmar to protect journalists from “intimidation, arrest or prosecution” after several cases of reporters running into trouble with the law, including three detained...

All eyes now on Modi-Xi meet in Germany

The standoff between the Armies of India and China completed 18 days on Monday even as military sources speculated that a diplomatic solution could be in sight. All eyes are...

Ministry withholds latest Labour Force Survey Report 

Although the Bhutanese labour and human resources ministry has completed the labour force survey for 2016 -2017, the ministry has not generated the report yet because of flaws that...

Majlis sittings suspended indefinitely

Maldives People’s Majlis sittings have been suspended indefinitely. An official from the People’s Majlis secretariat reported to “Sun” that the sitting scheduled for coming Tuesday has been cancelled, and that...

Nepal to seek access to two land, three sea ports in China

Nepal is set to propose Beijing for access to two land and three sea ports in China for enhancing connectivity with Europe. The Ministry of Commerce has prepared a...

Sri Lanka’s tuk tuk drivers protest against US Embassy warning

Representatives of three-wheel taxi associations protested outside the U.S. embassy in Colombo and submitted a petition calling for the withdrawal of the travel warning, China’s state Xinhua news agency...

PM for discussion on SC verdict in parliament

Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked ministers to prepare for discussion on Appellate Division judgement that dismissed a government appeal against a High Court verdict scrapping the...

Int’l Convention on disappearance threatens Lanka says Rajapaksa

Foreign countries, the West in particular, could arrest Sri Lankans for crimes allegedly committed in Sri Lanka, if Sri Lanka incorporates into its local laws, the International Convention for...

No provision for interim government in Bangladesh constitution

The constitution of Bangladesh has no provision for an interim government. After the fifteenth amendment, only the prime minister has the authority to decide on how the government is...

No-confidence motion against Speaker Maseeh filed with 45 signatures

The Maldives opposition alliance has submitted a no-confidence motion to oust Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed with the backing of a majority of lawmakers from the 85-member People’s Majlis. The motion...

Farhad Mazhar missing, found

Poet, writer and researcher Farhad Mazhar was found in Jessore Monday late night, more than 18 hours into his alleged abduction from the capital. Law enforcers said they found Mazhar...