Daily Archives: September 17, 2017

Pak,India secretary level talks on Indus Water Treaty end without agreement

Pakistan and India on Saturday failed to reach an agreement during the  latest round of talks on Indus Water Treaty. “While an agreement has not been reached at the conclusion...

Mamata Banerjee warns RSS, VHP against disturbing peace during Durga Puja

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeeon Saturday warned the RSS and its affiliate organisations such as Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad against disturbing peace during Durga Puja, asking them...

Ruling Awami League sending team to China amid crisis over Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

A team of Awami League leaders will be visiting China on a pre-scheduled tour which is now coinciding with Bangladesh's overwhelming crisis over Rohingya refugees who have been fleeing...

U.S., NATO still trying to map out Afghanistan strategy

Even though President Trump announced his strategy for the war in Afghanistan in August, the Pentagon and NATO are still trying to map their way forward in the nearly...

Sri Lanka to export cannabis from first plantation

Sri Lanka is to launch its first official cannabis plantation to supply the traditional medicine market and export to the United States, the health minister said Wednesday (Sept 13). Rajitha...

China’s involvement in Afghanistan of long-term significance

Afghanistan is one of a few Asian countries where civil wars have continued beyond the end of World War II, and through the 38 years since the Soviet invasion...

DI calls for controlling use of private cars to ease Dhaka traffic congestion

The Democracy International has demanded to control the number of private cars in the capital as, what it has said, the six percent of the users are occupying 76...

45 Year Old Woman Devotee Gang raped in Iconic Mathura temple

In a shocking incident, a devotee from Odisha has been raped in the famous Radha Rani Temple at Barsana in Mathura district. The accused in the case is the...

China is Sri Lanka’s biggest source of FDI, but there is room for more

Chinese investment in Sri Lanka has grown significantly in the last five years but it continues to remain low as a share of GDP and in comparison to other...

Sri Lankan Muslims and Buddhists hold counter demonstrations on Rohingya issue

Reflecting the sharp communal divide in the country, Sri Lankan Muslims and Buddhists have been holding counter demonstrations in the island nation, opposing each other’s stand point on the...

The illusion of Indo-China rapprochement at BRICS

The recently concluded BRICS summit was meaningful in anumber of ways. More than anything else, it left a powerful impression of increasing rapprochement between two Asian rivals, India and...