Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Contesting in the polls while remaining in parliament

During the tenure of the present government, the constitution was amended so that the election can be held while the parliament is still in place. The members of parliament...

9/11 and the unsolvable Afghan drama

Sixteen years after 9/11, and the subsequent US bombing that toppled the Taliban, where do we stand? Osama bin Laden is no more. Al-Qaeda is not in Afghanistan but swarming...

China, Iran, Turkey stand with Pakistan for peace in Afghanistan: Asif

Pak Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said that China, Iran and Turkey have endorsed the stance of Pakistan regarding Afghanistan issue. Talking to media, the minister said that...

Bangladesh set to sign 15-year LNG import deal with Qatar

Bangladesh will sign a 15-year deal with Qatar’s RasGas Co to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) starting in 2018 as the South Asian country turns to the supercooled fuel...

US urges Myanmar to stop violence in Rakhine state

The United States on Wednesday urged Myanmar to stop violence in Rakhine state, end displacement of civilians from all the communities and respect rule of law as it reiterated...

Kabul students rally against Muslim deaths in Burma

Hundreds of Kabul University students on Wednesday protested against the crackdown on Muslims in Burma and the airdropping of blasphemous leaflets by US forces in Parwan and Kapisa provinces. Around...

Indian Home Ministry clears granting citizenship to Chakma-Hajong refugees

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday cleared the citizenship for over one lakh Chakma-Hajongs, Buddhists, and Hindus, who fled to India in the 1960s to escape religious persecution in Chittagong...

China’s central committee leader visits India after Dokhlam crisis clears

Within a week of the Dokhlam crisis clearing up, a central committee leader of China’s Communist Party has arrived on a visit to India. His trip begins with West...

As Indo-China dispute resolves, Nepal says no action of China will hurt its citizens

Nepal is confident that there will be no action from China to hurt its citizens, the country's Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay said on Wednesday, while terming its ties with...

UN Security Council urges ‘immediate steps’ to end Myanmar violence

The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern about excessive force used by Myanmar during its security operation in Rakhine state and called for "immediate steps" to end the...

US rejected Russia-proposed consultations on Afghanistan: Moscow

Russia has proposed the United States to hold consultations on Afghanistan-related issues in spring, but Washington rejected the offer and later proposed to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the...

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa can be taken to courts: Rajitha Senaratne

Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Rajitha Senaratne said on Wednesday that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa can be taken to courts over his admission to having given the order to distribute ‘Sil...

Modi’s visit won’t push Myanmar away from China toward India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi during his three-day visit to Nay Pyi Taw earlier this month. Following Htin...

Diplomats from 40 countries visit Rohingya camp

A delegation of 67 foreign diplomats met with displaced Rohingya from Myanmar during a visit to the Kutupalong Registered Camp in the Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday. Bangladesh...

Parliament votes for legal steps over SC’s 16th amendment verdict

MPs have passed a motion in Bangladesh parliament to take legal steps over the Supreme Court verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment and some of the court's observations. The lawmakers...

Keep aside politics from Rohingya refugee issue: UN 

The United Nations  (UN) has urged the international community to keep aside politics and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh who fled violence...

Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests. In a report the rights group...

There’s no ‘winnable solution’ in Afghanistan

There is no “winnable solution” in Afghanistan, according to Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday, who questioned the military’s ability to bring lasting peace to the region. “There’s a very...

RCSC points out gaps in public service delivery

A Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) of Bhutan survey has found numerous flaws in public service delivery by the civil service. A broad assessment of public service delivery was made in...

Maldives: Anees resigns as State Minister at Economic Ministry

Mohamed Anees has resigned from his post as State Minister at Ministry of Economic Development. The news has been confirmed by Anees, who said he handed in his resignation on...