Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

Ladakh scuffle: ‘Extremely dissatisfied’ China blames India

China laid the blame at India’s door on Monday for an altercation along their border in the western Himalayas involving soldiers from both of the Asian giants. Both countries’...

PM Hasina slams CJ for comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan

Coming down heavily on the chief justice for comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (21 August) said she is not scared at all with such...

Kashmir separatists aren’t terrorists, says Pak Army

Pakistan military on Monday said that India cannot label Kashmiri separatists as terrorists. Chief military spokesman major general Asif Ghafoor told a news conference here that India wanted to “label...

SC strikes down instant triple talaq, tells Centre to make law in 6 months

The Indian Supreme Court of India struck down instant triple talaq or talaq-biddat while declaring it unconstitutional. In a 3:2 majority verdict the court held that the practise was...

Afghanistan war by numbers

President Donald Trump used his first prime-time White House address to brief USA and the world about the "path forward" in the 16-year war in Afghanistan on Monday night....

Govt, AL to pay price for going against SC verdict: Moudud

The BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Monday warned that the government and Awami League will have to pay a heavy price someday for taking a conflicting stance against...

Kofi Annan commission final report on Rakhine due this week

The final report of the Rakhine Advisory Commission will include the facts and figures of the interim report as well as its recommendations, according to a local member of...

India imposes anti-dumping duty on tempered glass from China

India has imposed anti-dumping duty on tempered glass, used for protecting mobile phone screens, from China for five years to protect the domestic industry from below-cost imports. The Revenue Department...

Operation Khyber-4 successfully completed: Pakistan Army

The Pakistan Army on Monday announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4 in the Rajgal area of Khyber Agency. In a press conference, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General...

US tough talk could push Pakistan closer to Russia, China

As the US President Donald Trump’s administration finalised its long-awaited strategy for Afghanistan, Pakistan is bracing itself for ‘tough time.’ Ahead of the announcement of the much-talked about strategy that...

Accountability across the board -II

In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11 August 1947, the Quaid said that “Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put down with iron hand”. His...

Operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’: Pakistan’s resolve to fight terror from within

‘War on terror’ is a globally contested terminology, one that not only lacks a universal definition but also implies different things in different contexts; for, one man’s terrorist is...

Sril Lankan PM and President in midnight powwow over Wijeyadasa

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena had an emergency meeting on Monday night following a government parlimentary group meeting at Temple Trees. Government sources said some MPs had...

Trump says it’s ‘possible’ for new Afghan government to include Taliban elements

In his speech about future US strategy in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump said that Washington will pursue “integration of all instruments of American power: diplomatic, economic, and military.”...

Maldives Chief Justice refuses to meet opposition

Chief justice Abdulla Saeed on Sunday refused to meet the opposition despite a top opposition delegation waiting for an audience for over two hours inside the Supreme Court. The united...

Pass GST benefits to consumers: Bhutanese PM

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and the officials from the ministry of finance (MoF) on August 19 emphasised the opportunities India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) could bring to...

Nepal govt’s bid to pass constitution amendment bill fails

The ruling coalition government attempt to get the much awaited constitution amendment bill endorsed through the parliament failed after 206 lawmakers cast their votes against the amendment bill. Out of...