Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

BD Chief Justice to visit Canada and Japan after Eid

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha will be attending the conference of chief justices of the Asia Pacific region in Japan. The conference will take place from 18 to 21 September...

Slipping in Delhi

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s statement on the eve of his five-day state visit to India revealed the anxieties Nepal’s political order harbours about the country’s constitution. “The republic...

Thousands of Buddhist Rakhine, Hindus evacuated from Northwest Myanmar

Myanmar government has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in northwestern Rakhine state, the government said, while thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled across the border to...

CJ vs Hasina

A grave crisis in the structure of democratic governance has erupted in Bangladesh a year before the general elections. That appears to be the major parallel with Pakistan, where...

Bangladesh’s 2016-17 fiscal balance of payments surplus dips to 3.17 bln USD

Bangladesh's overall balance of payments surplus dipped in the just concluded fiscal year 2016-17 (July 2016-June 2017) on the back of a slower growth in export earnings and drop...

More Doklam-like incidents possible in future: Indian Army chief

China is attempting to "change the status quo" on its border with India and incidents like the ongoing stand-off in the Doklam area are likely to "increase" in future,...

Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province late Sunday, an official...

Afghan soldiers sell US weapons to Taliban: Pakistan FM Khawaja Asif

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Sunday that Afghan soldiers used to sell US weapons to Taliban. Forty percent of Afghan land is still under the control of Taliban,...

Most Indian homes smaller than prison cells

The majority of India's population, both rural and urban, lives in homes with space smaller than the minimum floor area per person recommended for prison cells. This shocking reality...

Trump wants to work with Pakistan: US official

State Department's Spokesperson for South Asian Media Helaena White has said that Donald Trump’s criticism of Pakistan in his latest controversial speech is part of “integrated regional approach” the...

Trump unveiled an anti-CPEC strategy, not an Afghan one

Trump recently announced his strategy for Afghanistan in a prime-time speech that was preceded by official announcements that the dispatch of approximately 4000 more troops had already been agreed...

Drop in remittance from West Asia hurts Lankan economy

The Sri Lankan economy has suffered a severe blow from the Qatar-Gulf crisis and low oil prices following a drastic drop in remittances from Lankan migrant workers in West...

Myanmar troops open fire on civilians fleeing attacks

Myanmar soldiers opened fire on fleeing Rohingya civilians - mostly women and children - as they attempted to cross the border into Bangladesh and escape surging violence. On Saturday, an...

19-party Opposition led by Lalu, Sonia, Mamata declares ‘war’ on BJP

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday joined 18 national parties to issue a joint call to all ‘anti-BJP forces’ to close ranks to “save the country” from the “communal...

Silver linings in Sri Lanka’s dark political cloud

In contrast to the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, the current dispensation in Sri Lanka headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, is not blessed with political...

India to send 350 soldiers, 2 warships, aircraft for major tri-service combat exercise with...

India will dispatch around 350 soldiers, a multi-role stealth frigate, an anti-submarine warfare corvette and some aircraft for the major "Indra" combat exercise to be held with Russia at...

Nepal struggling to boost exports amid domestic, policy issues

Seven years ago when Nepal implemented its 12th Periodic Plan, the Himalayan country announced a target of boosting its exports to 1 billion U.S. dollars by the end of...

Seats deemed as vacated – preparations underway for by-elections

Elections Commission has decided that four MPs have lost their seat at the parliament and decided to hold by-elections in their respective constituencies. The decision was announced in a press...

DPT will contest 2018 election, clarifies Party President

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will contest the 2018 election, says the Opposition Leader. Dr. Pema Gyamtsho made the statement at the party’s General Convention held in Thimphu yesterday....