Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

‘It is terrorism of a different nature’

It is generally believed that the making and construction of identities necessitates the creation of certain historical facts. The creation of a pan-Hindu identity and, by corollary, a Hindu...

RJP-Nepal not in favour of naturalised citizens holding top posts

Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Presidium Coordinator, Mahantha Thakur, has said that the RJP-Nepal was not in favour of making naturalised citizenship holders either President or Prime Minister in the country. Addressing...

RAA to review judiciary system and practices

The Bhutanese Royal Audit Authority (RAA) for the first time will review the judiciary systems and practices. The review will be carried out between July 24 and September 4. “The review...

NLD warns Yangon Chief Minister for controversial remarks

Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party has warned the Yangon Chief Minister for his controversial remarks on the country’s military chief, according to one of the party’s secretariat...

Supreme Court anti-defection ruling: mix reactions

The Maldives Supreme Court’s controversial anti-defection ruling threw into doubt the opposition’s bid to unseat the speaker and wrest control of parliament with defections from the divided ruling party. In a joint statement,...

President Sirisena battles to keep coalition

President Maithripala Sirisena returned from a state visit to Bangladesh on Saturday to grapple with a new threat of defections  that could lead to a break-up of his shaky...

Pushing each other to the brink

On many occasions in the past, I had cautioned that the Kashmir issue or problem (or by whatever name it is called) was a festering wound. Every government in...

Pak Army distances itself from Panama case controversy

Pakistan Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Sunday that the army has no direct link with the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Addressing...

India-China standoff over Bhutan remains intractable

India is trying not to enter into a slanging match with China over the military standoff at Doklam on the Bhutan-Tibet border in the hope that China will soon...

Myanmar military chief meets PM Modi

Myanmar’s military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on increased military cooperation in security and defence. Min Aung Hlaing...

Pak accuses India’s RAW of targeting CPEC via Afghanistan

 A senior Pakistan army official has accused Indian's external intelligence agency - The Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) -- of targeting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from Afghanistan. Pakistan's Chairman...

Pakistan Army Chief to decide Jadhav’s appeal ‘on merit’

General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated to be “analysing” the evidence after Military Appellate Court rejected the plea. Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is “analysing” the evidence against Indian...

Pakistan launches counterterrorism operation in tribal zones

Pakistan has launched an offensive to "wipe out terrorists" in the Rajgal Valley in its Khyber District, which borders Afghanistan, where Daesh is "getting stronger," according to an army...

Bangladesh Election Commission’s crisis of confidence

The country’s politics is apparently heating up with the 11th national elections nearing fast as the political parties have already started preparing to join the vote battle. Ruling Bangladesh...

Roadmap to next BD JS polls unveiled: CEC Says, can do nothing now for...

The Bangladesh Election Commission cannot intervene if any registered political party's activities are hampered before the announcement of election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda said on Sunday. The...

New Age deputy editor not given visa for Kolkata conference

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka did not issue a visa to a senior New Age journalist who was invited to present a paper at an international conference at...