Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Police crack down on march for abducted journalist

The police cracked down Tuesday afternoon on a march led by the family of abducted journalist Ahmed Rilwan, snatching banners and placards and arresting nine people. Friends and family planned...

GJM protest rumours worry Bhutanese in Jaigaon

With rumours rife for a possible Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protest across the border on Tuesday and Wednesday, Bhutanese living in Jaigaon returned to Phuentsholing on Tuesday evening for...

Nepal’s HR victims still searching for justice: ICJ

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that Nepal’s transitional justice mechanisms must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards and the directives of Nepal’s Supreme...

Karunanayake still defiant, name of possible replacement speculated  

The UNP and SLFP, in embarrassed huddles over the central bank linked corruption fiasco involving senior UNPer and Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, have decided to postpone the decision making...

Doklam’s unintended consequence

Whatever the eventual outcome in Doklam, the current stand-off is bound to significantly alter Indian perceptions of China. For one, the political goodwill in India towards China that was...

Wage board for journalists totally unnecessary: Finance minister

Journalists in Bangladesh get paid more than what civil servants do, and should therefore not have a wage board, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said. He made the comment after...

310 Indian army personnel committed suicide since 2014

A total of 310 army personnel have committed suicide since 2014 while 11 cases of fratricide were reported during the period, the government told Rajya Sabha today. Nine officers and...

PML-N drops previous plan, Shahbaz to head

Shahbaz Sharif, the brother of ousted Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif, will head the ruling PML-N instead of contesting a parliamentary by-election for the vacant seat, according to media reports....

To end Doklam stand-off, China hints at some ‘action’

In an interaction with visiting Indian media delegation, Chinese diplomat says mutual pullout of forces from the area, as proposed by India, is not an option. China on Tuesday did...

State Counsellor’s office issues announcement on protest camps

The State Counsellor’s Office has issued an announcement thanking people for not joining protest camps in Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi. This announcement was issued on August 6 under the title...

Babri Masjid case: Mosque can be built at a distance from disputed site, says...

The Shia Waqf Board informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a mosque can be built in a Muslim-dominated area, at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in...

Amit shah, Smriti Irani, Ahmed Patel win Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday in the high stakes Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, the Election Commission of India (ECI) invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to...

Diplomacy to defuse Indo-China border crisis slams into a wall

India's diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of...

Sri Lanka to share info on money laundering with China, Bhutan

Sri Lanka will share financial information with China and Bhutan facilitating investigation and prosecution of persons suspected of being involved in money laundering and terrorist financing under a new...

Indian DHC summoned over ceasefire violations on LoC

Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Khuiratta and Karela Sector on 7...

U.S. at crossroad of ambiguity on Afghanistan: media

The U.S. engagement in Afghanistan and the endemic war on terror has often been the focal point of media outlets, research centers and think tanks. An Afghan paper, however, on...

MoU on Kyaukphyu SEZ likely in August

An MoU between China and Myanmar relating to a national-level framework for the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is likely to be signed by August, a spokesperson of Kyaukphyu SEZ Management...