Daily Archives: August 26, 2017

Massive combing after 89 killed in Rakhine militant attacks

Authorities say the death toll in Friday's militant attacks has risen to 89 with many more bodies of Rohingya insurgents found in areas around the scene of fighting. Many insurgents,...

Pak military won’t be intimidated by US: World media

Media analyst from across the world have reacted to US President Donald Trump's new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Here is an overview of foreign media outlets on...

Two Asian giants must cohabitate in peace: M.K. Bhadrakumar

It's been nearly two months since the India-China military standoff in Doklam. Global Times (GT) reporter Gu Di interviewed M.K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian diplomat, by e-mail to talk from...

Bhutan to host APA

The Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee meeting on social and cultural affairs would be held from August 31 – September 2 at the Convention Centre in Thimphu. According to...

Govt to implement Rakhine commission’s recommendations

The Myanmar government said it would implement the recommendations from the Rakhine State Advisory Commission’s final report “within the shortest timeframe possible.” The commission, led by former UN chief Kofi...

Thousands of Rohingyas stranded at Bangladesh border after Myanmar attacks

Bangladesh has strengthened security along the border with Myanmar as thousands of Rohingyas are fleeing the country after deaths of at least 71 in attacks on 30 police posts...

USS Pearl Harbor reaches Indian coast

US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor with around 2200 sailors and marine commandos on board arrived at the western coast of southern Indian state of Goa Thursday morning. This is the ship’s...

Gunmen storm Kabul mosque; over 20 killed

Police officials said an explosion occurred outside Imam Zaman Mosque in the first minutes of the attack. Many explosions were later heard from the area during the clearance operation by...

Pakistan’s population has ballooned to 207.8m, provisional census results show

Pakistan's population has surged to 207.77 million, having experienced a 57 per cent increase since the last census in 1998, provisional census data presented to the Council of Common...

US accuses Russia of arming Taliban ‘to hide Its own defeat’ in Afghanistan

Unfounded speculations by US politicians about alleged supplies of arms to the Taliban by Russia are aimed at concealing the truth of America's obvious defeat in Afghanistan, which Washington...

Nepal PM visits Delhi at a time when he appears weak at home

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is often criticised for his ‘indecisiveness’ but he was very busy before his five-day state visit to India, his first after assuming office on...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

Democracy or Development: Myanmar’s big debate

The debate about whether Myanmar needs development more than democracy seems to have gained some traction in recent months, partly due to the lacklustre performance of the Aung San...

Scrapping the BD constitution amendment

From the emergence of Bangladesh till date, the constitution has undergone 16 amendments in total. Of these amendments, cases had been filed against the 5th, 7th, 8th, 13th, and...

Clashes kill 28 in India as court convicts guru of rape

At least 28 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking...

Meeting on Darjeeling in Kolkata 29 Aug

After a 73-day bandh (strike) in the hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leaders are now under pressure. In fact, they have had to soften their stance somewhat, particularly after...

Gasim sentenced in absentia to three years, stripped of seat

Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim has been found guilty of attempted bribery and sentenced to three years, two months and 12 days in prison in a verdict delivered at...

Sri Lanka: LG elections Bill passed

Local Government Elections (Amendment) bill was passed in Parliament on Friday with 120 voting for it none against and 44 abstaining. MPs of the Joint Opposition abstained from voting while...

Cracks in Trump’s Af-Pak policy

President Donald Trump has finally found time from the internal White House crises and racial tensions within the United States to address a much-awaited cornerstone of his administration’s foreign...

Nepal: EU extends support of Rs 24.2m to floods and landslides victims

The European Union has decided to extend support of Rs 24.2 million to the floods and landslides victims across the Nation on Friday. In a statement today, the diplomatic mission...

India can’t champion regional peace while involved in state-sponsored terrorism: FO

A country like India that is involved in state-sponsored terrorism cannot be an effective partner in bringing peace to the region, said Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in his...

Opposition demands government to stop corporatisation of JDWNRH

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has demanded that the Government stop its move to corporatise the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). In a press release issued on Friday,...