Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

RJD demands Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s resignation over murder case against him

Continuing the political crisis in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Jagadanand Singh demanded Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's resignation over murder charges against him on Monday at a press...

Withdrawal is the only way for India to save face: Global Times

The China-India border standoff has been going on for almost two months. China has made it clear that India's withdrawal from the Doklam area is the precondition for talks,...

Hate speech case: High Court allows challenge to government ‘no’ on sanction to prosecute...

THE ALLAHABAD High Court on Monday permitted the petitioners to challenge the UP government’s refusal to grant sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath — the prime accused in...

Pakistan’s defense production: More efficient than India, why?

Indian Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Sarath Chand has recently acknowledged that Pakistan’s Defense Production base is bigger and working more efficiently than India. He pointed out...

Bhutan to include environmental science in school curriculum

There will be an introduction of Environmental Science curriculum for classes 11 and 12. To this effect, The Royal Education Council signed a grant agreement of Nu 5.26m with...

US firms lobby for removal of Myanmar trade restrictions

American businesses based in Myanmar are urging their government to remove sections 311 and 312 of the USA Patriot Act which prohibit US banks from trading in Myanmar. The American...

SL Police Chief rushes to Jaffna following attacks led by ex-Tiger

Police claimed on Monday that they had apprehended seven out of the eleven member armed gang involved in the latest attack on two policemen at Kopai, Jaffna on Sunday...

Nepali Congress and CPN (MC) to make alliance in DCC election

The main ruling parties—Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre)—have agreed to make alliance in the election of District Coordination Committee (DCC). A joint meeting of the taskforce of both the...

Soldiers surround speaker as opposition MPs protest in Maldives parliament

A week after the unprecedented expulsion of lawmakers from the parliament by the police and military, the People’s Majlis resumed Monday with soldiers surrounding Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed as...

Afghanistan: Iraqi embassy siege ends after attackers killed

At least four Daesh insurgents launched an attack on the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul city on Monday morning in the Ansari area of the city. The Ministry of Interior (MoI)...

India seeks new SIGINT and COMJAM aircraft

India has issued a request for information (RFI) for signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming (COMJAM) aircraft, with deliveries to begin two years after a contract signature. The RFI for...

SC wants to take away president’s power over lower court judges: Law minister

The Supreme Court wants to "take away" the president's power over lower court judges described in the Constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said. He made the remark after Chief...

When Indira Gandhi was unseated by the judiciary

The year was 1975. It was mid-June, and the scene had shifted to the city of Allahabad, more famously known as the place of confluence of the Rivers Ganga...

Gen. Bajwa felicitates Chinese Army on 90th Founding Day

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa has felicitated Chinese Army on its 90th Founding Day Monday. The PLA observed the founding day Sunday with a powerful show displaying over...

The Indian military is once again trying to bring the three forces closer –...

On July 11, in a meeting of the commanders of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, the defence secretary let out a long held secret – that it...

Imran avoided UK taxes via offshore firm: Panama Papers journalist

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan avoided taxes by establishing an offshore company in the United Kingdom, claimed a journalist who together with his colleague initiated and coordinated the...

World Bank assures ‘neutrality’ in Indo-Pak talks over IWT

The World Bank has assured its continued neutrality and impartiality in helping India and Pakistan find an "amicable way forward" during talks over issues related to two of India's...

Sundarbans, Rampal and blatant lies

A few days ago, the Bangladesh government rather smugly declared that UNESCO had given a go-ahead to the controversial Rampal coal-fired power plant to be constructed near the Sundarbans....