Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Bhutan: 20 percent of children exposed to digital pornography, finds study

Although children experience the highest rate of physical and emotional violence, digital pornography is an emerging issue in the country, a study by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Bhutan...

Pakistan urges world to put pressure on Myanmar

Islamabad has urged the world to put pressure on Myanmar, where renewed violence has forced out tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says the Rohingyas'...

US sending 3,500 extra troops to Afghanistan

A US official has told ABC news that the Defense Secretary James Mattis authorized 3,500 additional troops to deploy to Afghanistan as part of the troop buildup associated with...

142 attacks on journalists reported over two years

As Bengaluru editor Gauri Lankesh was murdered on September 5, 2017, 142 attacks against  journalists for “grievous hurt” were registered nationwide over two years to 2015, according to the...

India awards tender for $176m road upgrade in Sagaing Region

India has awarded a contract for a US$176 million road upgrade project in Sagaing Region, in an announcement timed to coincide with Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi’s visit to...

Rawat’s arrogance taints India’s image

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday that the country needs to be prepared for a two-front war. He accused China of taking over India's territory like...

I know who is behind my death

Journalist Gauri Lankesh was very much aware that her days were numbered but she never named her killers. She knew her enemies did not belong to a particular group or party...

Myanmar way of action causes problem for Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today denounced the insurgents activities in the Myanmar's western Rakhine state but said the way of actions by Naypyidaw was also causing problem for neighbouring...

Virulent Buddhist nationalism is a threat to peaceful coexistence in Myanmar: ICG

According to latest International Crisis Group Asia Report virulent Buddhist nationalism has emerged as a considerable societal issue in Myanmar and a threat to peaceful coexistence in this multi-religious...

Bangladesh envoy admits ‘frustration’ in recovery of $81M in bank heist

The Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Philippines on Thursday expressed hopes of recovering money lost in last year's $81-million bank heist but admitted there was "immense pressure" to achieve...

Rawat’s remarks contrary to views expressed by Xi, Modi: China

China on Thursday reacted sharply to Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat’s assertion that Beijing was testing India’s limits, saying the remarks were contrary to the views expressed by Prime...

Sirajuddin Aziz, banker extraordinary

Sirajuddin Aziz’s well-researched articles on “Management” have been compiled together in a must-read book “Emerging Dynamics of Management” for bankers and non-bankers alike and will be launched in Karachi...

Istanbul will raise Rohingya issue in UNGA: Turkish 1st lady

Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan today said Istanbul would raise the Rohingya issue in next UN General Assembly (UNGA) session as she visited this southeastern district, where Myanmar refugees...

Pakistan tells US to respect territorial integrity

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday stressed that the United States (US) should respect Pakistan's territorial integrity. Asif held a news conference following the conclusion of a three-day envoys...

Rohingyas issue is similar to India’s Kashmir issue, says Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Equating Rohingya Muslims issue in the Rakhine state with India's Kashmir issue, Myanmar's State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said there is a similarity between Rohingya and...

Nepal: Mahara stresses resumption of Tatopani border during China visit

Sep 7, 2017-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is on a six-day visit to China, held a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li...

Rohingya crisis: Revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize, demands petition

An online petition asking that Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize be revoked has gathered over 3,65,000 signatures. The petition was during what has been viewed by some...

Suu Kyi says Myanmar trying to protect all citizens in strife-torn state

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of...

Amitabh Bachchan cancels visit to attend WHO meeting in Maldives

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has canceled a visit to the Maldives to speak at the annual session of the World Health Organisation’s regional committee for Southeast Asia. A senior manager...

Sri Lanka: Lalith, Anusha sentenced

Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment after being found guilty to...