Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

China-India conflict to have regional ripple effect

The tension mounting between the two rivals, China and India, is having a spillover effect in the region. And with Bangladesh considered to be its tried and tested friend,...

Situation in Rakhine is not a positive curve : EU Ambassador Roland Kobia

A wide-ranging Interview with EU Ambassador Roland Kobia to Myanmar by the Global New Light of Myanmar and MRTV touched upon democratic and economic reform, peace process and bilateral...

Amu tells CJ this is Bangladesh, not Pakistan

In an oblique reference to Bangladesh chief justice’s remarks, industries minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday said Bangladesh did not emerge from any communal poison like Pakistan but through...

US Centcom chief stresses sustained ties with Pakistan

Senior US commander Gen Joseph Votel on Saturday departed after his two-day visit to the country with “increased understanding of the counterterrorism and counter-insurgency efforts of the Pakistani government”. According...

Mamata toughens stance against Gorkha leaders as strike takes toll on Darjeeling

State government says strike in Darjeeling must be called off, ‘absconding’ leaders turned over for any peace talks The Bengal government has hardened its stance against the Gorkhaland campaign, announcing...

Chinese company building biggest Afghan embassy in Pakistan

A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in Islamabad that will cost nearly 17 million US dollars, Xinhua reported Afghanistan's deputy foreign minister Nasir Ahmad Andisha joined...

Myanmar democracy festival to be held with anyeint and dances

The Myanmar Democracy Festival is being planned for the country and its people to promote high morality and esteem and to support the establishment of democratic practices and thoughts,...

Speak up for Gorkhaland

The Gorkhaland Movement (or Indian-Nepalis seeking political identity) isn’t a recent phenomenon. It dates back to 1816 when two-thirds of Nepal’s territory was ceded to the British East India...

High alert as violence mounts in Darjeeing again

Violence has once again emerged in the Darjeeling hills. The administration had imposed high alert in the area, following explosions on two consecutive days in Darjeeling town and Kalimpong....

Sri Lanka: Govt. to hold parliamentary, presidential polls together

The government is, in consultation with political parties, exploring the possibility of holding both parliamentary and presidential polls on the same day, says Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne. "Conducting local, provincial...

Two years into office, UNP-SLFP coalition government is in sixes and sevens

It’s been two years since two of Sri Lanka’s largest political groupings - the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) - signed a MoU...

12 MPs charged with obstruction

12 Maldives parliamentarians have been charged by the State with obstruction of law enforcement. The 12 MPs are suspected of breaking through police barricades and entering the People’s Majlis premises...

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United States' strategy for Afghanistan after a "sufficiently rigorous" review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. However, Mattis did...

PLA holds drills amid Doklam tensions

The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Western Theater Command has conducted military exercises amid tensions in Doklam from a standoff with trespassing Indian troops. The Western Theater Command covers Tibet, Xinjiang,...

Bhutan: DNT sues govt. for unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has filed a lawsuit in the High Court against the government. The party is suing the government for an alleged unconstitutional implementation of tax...

Lankan govt. on financial policy see saw

In the backdrop of announcing a much dreaded re-making of the country’s tax system through a new Inland Revenue Bill, the Lankan Government has paradoxically announced a surprise “pre-budget...

Deserted party leaders will be wiped if they do not return to mother party:...

CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has remarked that those who deserted the party would be wiped out if they do not return to the party. Dahal said so...

Bhutanese medical students in Sri Lanka asked to return home

More than 70 students have returned to Bhutan while others are still in Sri Lanka waiting for the strike to end. The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) has...