Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

Myanmar set to observe 70th Martyrs’ Day tomorrow as Gen Aung San’s Secretariat Office...

For the first time in decades, visitors to Yangon’s Secretariat building on Martyrs’ Day will get a glimpse as to how Gen Aung San’s office once looked just before...

India’s provocation will end up in an all-out confrontation, warns Chinese media

Beijing’s state media on Tuesday said that if India keeps provoking China on the border issue than it should get ready for an “all-out confrontation” along the entire stretch...

Anti-defection ruling will not apply retroactively, clarifies Supreme Court

Lawmakers who left their parties before Thursday’s controversial anti-defection ruling will not be stripped of their seats, the Supreme Court clarified in an order issued Sunday night. The apex court explained that the ruling...

Indian Presidential election: Open cross-voting for Ram Nath Kovind

An unprecedented 99 per cent voting was recorded in the presidential elections on Monday with many parties openly cross-voting in favour of NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, whose victory...

China briefs envoys on Doklam stand-off: Our troops waiting patiently, won’t do so indefinitely

A month into the standoff at Doklam, China has conveyed to foreign diplomats in Beijing that troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been waiting patiently at the...

Non-alignment in Kathmandu

The recent stand-off between India and China over Doklam has fueled speculation in Nepal, mainly over the impact it may have on the country should it escalate into an...

Delhi reels at Bhutan’ request

Bhutan’s recent request has left Narendra Modi’s government reeling in shock. India and China have been confronting each other in the Doklam valley, creating tensions in laid-back Bhutan. Both countries...

BNP rejects EC roadmap to parliamentary polls, AL waits for implementation

The BNP has formally rejected the Election Commission’s roadmap, saying it will not work since there is no ‘election atmosphere’ while its arch-rival the Awami League is waiting for...

JO under pressure to quit constitution making process

The Global Sri Lankan Forum (GSLF) has requested the Joint Opposition (JO) to quit the UNP-led constitutional making process. A senior spokesperson for the group told The Island that the...

Afghanistan: Mid-Year UN report paints grim picture

The number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghanistan conflict during the first six months of 2017 persisted at the same record high levels as last year, according...

Suicide still high despite an action plan

More than two years after the implementation of a suicide prevention action plan, preventing suicides in the Bhutan still remains a challenge. At least eight suicide cases were reported every...

Yogi Adityanath’s next big project is Disneyland-like Krishna Land in Mathura

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is reportedly planning to build a theme park – Krishna Land, on the lines of Disneyland in the state. The Yogi Adityanath government is...

Gopal Parajuli sworn in as Chief Justice

Gopal Parajuli sworn in as Chief Justice of Nepal. He has taken the oath of office and secrecy at Sheetal Niwas, in Maharajgunj, on Monday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered...

Islamabad warns New Delhi against escalating tensions

Pakistan warned India on Monday that attacks such as the one on army’s vehicle could escalate a major military standoff between the two nuclear-tipped neighbours while questioning the ‘tactical...

China holds live fire drills in Tibet to practice invading India

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army simulated battle conditions with live rounds in Tibet over the weekend, as Indian and Chinese forces remain at a standoff over the disputed area...

India lacks power to challenge China, only ‘shouts about it’: Farooq Abdullah

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah on Monday asserted that India lacks the power to take China-occupied Kashmir back from Beijing. “In Ladakh, China has occupied the...

80,000+ Rohingya children will need treatment for acute malnutrition by 2018

Over 80,000 children under the age of five living in the Muslim-majority regions of Myanmar are “wasting” and will need treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year. A report...

The consequences of a controversial chief justice

When Bangladesh’s 18th chief justice retired in 2010, controversy arose over the appointment of his successor as he superseded two seniors, and in all considerations superior, judges to take...