Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

Next door Nepal: A resurgent nationalism

Narendra Modi was cheered as a hero and trustworthy friend during his two visits to Nepal in July and November of 2014. He conveyed the impression that he had introspected...

Fishing in India’s troubled North East

In its no holds barred tussle with India to corner the latter militarily and politically, and reduce its political and economic stature in its own backyard - South Asia...

‘Dhaka dust pollution 3 times more than permissible’

The dust pollution in Dhaka city is almost three times higher than the permissible limit during dry season, reports UNB. Environment and forests minister Anwar Hossain Manju on Sunday said this in...

MPs resent SC verdict declaring their power to impeach judges illegal

The members of parliament have begrudged last week’s Appellate Division decision to uphold a High Court verdict that declared the 16th Amendment to the Constitution illegal. Several lawmakers during an...

‘Third country’s army’ could enter Kashmir at Pak’s request: Chinese media

A "third country's" Army could enter Kashmir at Pakistan's request, using the "same logic" the Indian Army used to stop the Chinese military from constructing a road in the...

Indian army in for the long haul in Doklam

The Army is ready for the long haul in holding onto its position in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction, notwithstanding China ratcheting up rhetoric against India, demanding...

Pakistan Army silences two Indian posts, kills four soldiers

The Pakistan Army on Sunday decimated two Indian posts which were targeting civilians on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control and killed four Indian soldiers in the...

To quit Constitution making process: JO still dilly-dallying

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and Joint Opposition (JO) heavyweight Wimal Weerawansa, MP, Sunday acknowledged that the JO was divided over his demand to quit the UNP-led constitutional making...

Frequent poll deferrals cost Rs 4 billion

The deferrals of the Nepal local elections time and again have incurred the nation an excess expenditure of over Rs 4 billion, it has been revealed. Election officers and...

MP Abdulla Riyaz cleared of obstruction charge

Jumhooree Party MP Abdulla Riyaz has been found not guilty of obstructing police officers over his refusal to unlock his mobile phone. A three-judge panel at the criminal court ruled Sunday...

NATO officials label corruption as big challenge in MoI

Lieutenant General Jürgen Weigt, Chief of Staff of the Resolute Support mission, said the Afghan people and the international community expect the Interior Ministry to ensure security and obtain...

120 teachers resign in five months

One teacher has voluntarily resigned every day since the beginning of this academic session. Figures available from the education ministry state that in the last five months, 120 teachers have...

Terrorists attack the security forces at Buthidaung Township

The government security forces were attacked with small arms and mines by armed terrorists at Tinmay Village, Buthidaung Township. The security forces returned fire and caught two dead bodies,...

One year after Burhan Wani’s death, the end of militancy is still elusive

As Kashmir shuts on the first death anniversary of Burhan Wani, an uneasy calm hangs in the air in Tral in South Kashmir, the native town of the slain...

West Bengal riots instigated from Bangladesh: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of India’s West Bengal state, has made an inflammatory accusation, saying that the recent communal riots in the border-lying areas of Baduria and Basirhat,...

Constitutional migraine of Lankan Govt. gets worse

Lankan government, suffering from a stress induced migraine since its election in 2015, triggered by strikes from trade unions against foreign assisted development projects, strikes by doctors against a...