Daily Archives: July 26, 2017

Western powers instigating Sino-Indian confrontation!

More than five weeks into the border standoff between China and India, some countries other than the two directly involved are trying to step in, a China’s state-run newspaper...

Four States move SC for Right to Privacy to be made Fundamental Right

Four non-BJP ruled States, including Karnataka and Punjab, move Supreme Court in support of Right to Privacy to be declared as Fundamental Right. Besides Karnataka and Punjab, Trinamool Congress-ruled West...

Why is India sensitive to China’s road building?

The "eyeball-to-eyeball standoff" between Chinese and Indian troops high in the Himalayas is the longest yet. Usually border incursions are sorted out within days, but this one has been...

Members reinstate house committee

The House Committee of the Bhutan National Assembly, which was earlier dissolved, has been reinstated following the Speaker’s pronouncement that it was a continuous committee, which should only dissolve...

No-confidence motion against AG Anil dismissed

The petition for a no-confidence motion against Maldives Attorney General Mohamed Anil has been dismissed by People’s Majlis. The petition was dismissed due to reference to the wrong Article of...

Diversity is key to India’s success: Kovind

India’s new President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday flagged pluralism and unity in diversity as cornerstones of the country’s success. Mr. Kovind said the “key to India’s success is its...

Mandalay Court rejects lawsuit against 2008 constitution of Myanmar

The Mandalay Region high court refused to accept a lawsuit on Tuesday in which five organizations urged the government to declare the 2008 Constitution illegal. A spokesperson from the court...

Limited links sink Myanmar’s potential

Despite its 2,000 kilometer-long coastline, reaching from Bangladesh to the west and Thailand to the east, Myanmar is home to only nine functioning ports, most of which are lumped...

Will Pranab Mukherjee form a think-tank?

Pranab Mukherjee has retired. His long political life has drawn to a close. He bid farewell to the parliament on Sunday, saying, “I am a creation of this parliament.” He...

Migrants in Europe: Dhaka to seek more time for verification

Dhaka on Tuesday finalised the terms and conditions for the return of irregular migrants from the European Union and agreed to bring back all its irregular nationals through a...

Taliban take control of Janikhail district’s center

A source confirmed on Tuesday that Taliban  have taken control of the center of Janikhail district of Paktia and heavy clashes are still ongoing. Taliban took control of the center...

Justice Karnan seeks remission of jail term from President-elect Ram Nath Kovind

Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan on Tuesday made a representation before newly sworn-in President Ram Nath Kovind seeking remission of the six-month jail term awarded to...

Navy hosts meeting of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium working group

The two-day Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) working group commenced its meetings in Islamabad on Tuesday under the auspices of the Pakistan Navy, according a press release. The theme...

Cabinet expansion stalled as NC fails to finalise names

The Cabinet expansion was stalled on Tuesday after the ruling Nepali Congress failed to finalise names of its ministers. According to NC sources, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba failed to...

Rampant dengue epidemic in Sri Lanka

Fear is gripping people in Sri Lanka about an uncontrolled outbreak of deadly dengue fever spreading throughout the country. According to official statistics updated on Sunday, during the first...

Regional actors, hostile agencies using terror as policy tool, says army chief

Pakistan Army Chief  General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday chaired a security meeting in Lahore and said regional actors and hostile agencies are fully involved in using terror as...

Sri Lanka’s cabinet ‘clears port deal’ with China firm after concerns addressed

Sri Lanka's cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger...