Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

Belt and Road plays key role in joint terror fight

Connectivity is the first concept for having a full understanding of the Belt and Road initiative. The ancient Silk Roads set up land and sea trade passages connecting different...

India approves cyber security cooperation with Bangladesh

India had approved cyber security cooperation with Bangladesh. The cooperation between India and Bangladesh would be implemented through a duly set up joint committee on cyber security. On Wednesday, the Union...

High-level EC team off to India to study EVMs

A high-level team of Election Commission (EC) has left for India to study feasibility of Indian Electronic Voting Machines in upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections. The four-member study team headed...

Sri Lanka’s hill country among lonely planet’s best places to visit in 2017

The global travel authority Lonely Planet has listed Sri Lanka’s hill country among Top 10 places to visit in Asia in 2017. For this second-annual Best in Asia list, Lonely...

No restrictions on reporting, Myanmar Govt. pledges

Myanmar and foreign journalists representing international media organisations arrived in Rakhine State on Wednesday, with a pledge from the government to not impose any restrictions on the reporters visiting...

MP Rasheed caught in lie over forged signature

Maldives MP Ahmed Rasheed publicly confessed Tuesday to signing a no-confidence motion against the speaker of parliament despite previously alleging that his signature was forged. Shortly after the opposition alliance...

Increase in number of patients seeking traditional medicines

Bhutanese patients seeking traditional medicines have been increasing steadily by about 10,000 patients a year according to the health system review report. The National tradition medicine Hospital (NTMH) in Thimphu...

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to sign 10 deals during President Sirisena’s visit

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will sign at least 10 memoranda of understanding and agreements on a wide range of issues during President Maithripala Sirisena’s three-day visit starting Thursday. A 73-member...

Afghan Officials Send High-Profile Sexual Assault Case to Court

Authorities in Afghanistan confirmed Wednesday that an alleged torture and sexual assault case against the country's first-vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, has been sent to court for further action. A...

India-China trade talks deadlocked

Trade talks between India and China remained deadlocked with neither side willing to offer concessions to end the impasse, official sources said. Recent bilateral talks on issues relating to farm...

One Belt One Road project to open world of opportunities: Bajwa

Pak Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday that the One Belt One Road (OBOR) project would open a world of new opportunities and said...

Two laws, three branches and one big conflict 

The 16th amendment of the constitution which empowered the Legislature to remove a judge of the Supreme Court was struck down against which the Government had appealed to the...

PM’s Kashmir policy reason behind militancy, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the policies pursued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had created space for militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. “Modi’s policies have created space...

WB doubles support for SL to $ 1.34 b

Finance Ministry said on Wednesday Sri Lanka will receive $ 1,340 million (over Rs. 207 billion) worth of financial and technical assistance from the World Bank Group for the...

China urges India to withdraw troops: Indian FM calls for management of disputes

China urged India to recall troops who crossed over the China-India boundary at the Sikkim section, after India's foreign secretary said on Tuesday that India and China can manage...

China willing to play ‘constructive role’ over Kashmir

China said on Wednesday that it was willing to play a “constructive role” in improving relations between India and Pakistan, especially after the increased hostility along the LoC, saying...

UN envoy’s visit incites protests in Rakhine

About 200 people protested the arrival of a UN human rights envoy at Sittwe Airport in troubled Rakhine State on Wednesday morning, according to residents and police. UN Special Rapporteur...