Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

Political opponents held in secret detention:HRW

Bangladesh security agencies have secretly detained scores of opposition activists many of whom have later been killed, an international rights group said Thursday. Amid heightened political tensions, the Human Rights...

Why is China hitting India where it hurts most?

The stand-off between India and China over the border between the two countries in the Bhutan-Sikkim-Tibet section, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with an official Chinese...

Global Ceylon Tea Party kicks off today

Sri Lanka and Ceylon tea are hosting what is popularly known as ‘The Global Ceylon Tea Party’ at Sri Lankan diplomatic entities in 37 countries, while partner tea companies,...

BJP demands President’s rule in Bengal

The BJP demanded on Thursday that the Centre immediately impose President's rule in West Bengal and send central observers to assess "worsening law and order" in the state. The BJP's...

Understanding the demand for self-rule in the Darjeeling Hills

The aspiration for self-rule of the hill people in Darjeeling is more than a century old. To be precise, such aspiration for autonomous rule can be traced back to...

Govt. to go ahead with new Constitution

The Sri Lankan government said on Wednesday that it would go ahead with the constitution making process,but the final decision on enacting a new Constitution would be made by...

Afghanistan reacts to Iran’s comments on dam projects

The Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water said Iran has used four times more water from Helmand River’s than stipulated in the Helmand River Treaty Following comments by Iranian President...

Afghanistan accepts Pakistan’s offer of ‘coordinated’ anti-terror operations

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to conduct “coordinated, complementary” security operations against terrorist groups on their respective sides of the shared border, officials confirmed Wednesday. A high-powered U.S. bipartisan congressional...

Pakistan tests short-range Nasr missile

Pakistan on Wednesday successfully undertook a series of training launches and tests / trials during the current week for validation of new technical parameters of ‘Nasr’ with enhanced range...

UNESCO mulls endangered status for Nepal

A team of UNESCO experts is holding a meeting in Krakow of Poland to decide whether the Kathmandu Valley, devastated by a massive earthquake in 2015, should go onto...

Mob Kill Rohingya Muslim in Rakhine

A mob killed a Rohingya man in the Rakhine State capital Sittwe on Tuesday, according to Sittwe district police chief Win Naung told The Irrawaddy. The man was one of...

Police claim to have evidence of MP Faris bribing lawmakers

The Maldives police have claimed to have evidence of MP Faris Maumoon bribing lawmakers to vote in favour of a no-confidence motion to remove the speaker of parliament, fuelling...

Joining WTO may hinder access to health technologies and medicines

Although Bhutan is still at the negotiation stage on its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2004, the registrar of Bhutan Medical and Health Council, Sonam Dorji...

7 Deals Signed By PM Modi And Israel

There were more bear hugs today and a working lunch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu - but the focus was on getting business...

Indo-Bangla dialogue assesses changing world order impact on bilateral relations

The Eighth Session of the Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue has carefully assessed the impact of the changing world order on the peace, stability and prosperity of South Asia as well...

Russia, China voice concern at insecurity in Afghanistan

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have discussed regional issues, including the security situation in Afghanistan, a media report said on Wednesday. At a meeting in...

Myanmar’s peace process in tatters

Myanmar’s peace process is fast falling apart. The increasing divisions amongst the county’s rebel ethnic groups is going to severely test the government’s continuing efforts to achieve peace through...