Daily Archives: July 7, 2017

Open Letter To Swapan Dasgupta

Dear Swapan, Come off it, mate! You are just as much a victim of "rootless cosmopolitanism" as I am (your phrase from your infamous comment on human slaughter in the...

Sri Lanka: No change to country’s unitary status, place for buddhism

President Maithripalala Srisena on Thursday assured the Maha Nayaka Theras of the Three Chapters that the government will not bring any constitutional reforms that will disrupt the country’s unitary...

Climate change, a challenge to water, energy and food nexus

Although South Asian countries have potential to generate energy and water available for food production, climate change remains a challenge. At the SAARC regional consultation meeting on water, energy and...

Hunger rife among Rohingya children: WFP

More than 80,000 young children may need treatment for malnutrition in part of western Myanmar where the army cracked down on stateless Rohingya Muslims last year, the World Food...

Majlis to hear Maseeh no-confidence motion on July 24

No-confidence motion against Speaker of People’s Majlis, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed has been scheduled for July 24. The petition was submitted to People’s Majlis by the opposition alliance with signatures of...

After 3,800 deaths in Malaysia, Nepal seeks causes

For Nepali migrant workers, Malaysia has nearly everything to make them feel at home. The climate in the Southeast Asian country is far pleasanter than the searing heat of...

Contempt for the constitution

Formation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by the Supreme Court (SC) in the PanamaGate case became cause for PML (N) party stalwarts to celebrate “victory” and start distributing...

Haqqani network operates from Afghanistan, not Pakistan: Foreign Office

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday reiterated that the Haqqani network, held responsible for numerous high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, operates from Afghanistan and not from Pakistani soil. The FO...

Afghan girls denied visas to US for robot-building competition to watch their creation compete...

Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition said on Tuesday (July 4) they were mystified by the decision, as the contest's organisers said...

Rampal Project: Unesco ‘lifts objection’

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has withdrawn its earlier objection to the construction of Rampal power plant project at its current location, the foreign ministry says. It has also...

Muslim organisations demand ban on the arrival of stones in Ayodhya for Ram Mandir

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, concerned over the arrival of stones in Ayodhya for the construction of the disputed Ram temple, will lodge a protest before the...

Atmosphere not right: China rules out Modi-Xi Jinping meet at G20 Summit

China on Thiursday said the "atmosphere" was "not right" for a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit...

India-held Kashmir tense ahead of Burhan Wani’s anniversary

In a crowded hospital in India-held Kashmir, a 17-year-old student is recovering from gunshot wounds, one of thousands of civilians injured in protests against Indian rule that have exploded...

Pak-Afghan-Tajik joint commission on Trilateral Cooperation expected to establish

A Joint Commission on Trilateral Cooperation is expected to be established between, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan to develop and implement a mutual strategy on various subjects. The commission, which is...

SL Govt. shortlists four countries for rice imports 

Following a first round assessment, the Government has shortlisted Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Myanmar as potential sources for imports of up to 100,000 MT of rice, the Industry and...
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