Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Trump’s N Korean challenge: can Pakistan be next?

It appears that the Trump administration is not willing to learn any lessons from the vast riches of US diplomatic history. The one thing that stands out in the...

Himalayan Hydro Expo in the offing

Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal (IPPAN) and Expo & Event Management Services Private Limited (EEMSPL) are jointly organizing Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 in Kathmandu on January 5-7, 2018. The expo,...

Rahul Gandhi’s Berkeley speech

The much discussed speech by Congress scion Rahul Gandhi at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was the guest of honour, can be singled out from his previous...

Bangladesh army steps in as Rohingya Muslims suffer amid heavy rainfall

Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take up a bigger role in helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six...

Abbasi, Rouhani agree to ‘help’ find peaceful resolution to Afghan conflict

Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday agreed to "maintain a trajectory of positive progress" between the two countries and the resolution...

Aung San Suu Kyi award suspended by UK union over Myanmar crisis

One of Britain’s largest trade unions has suspended an award given to Aung San Suu Kyi during her time as a political prisoner, as international criticism mounts over her tepid response...

Afghan president at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan to curb extremism

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed Tuesday to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the US sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said...

No place for minorities in BJP, says expelled Muslim leader from Assam

From being a prominent Muslim face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam to getting expelled from the party for flouting its line on the issue of Rohingya Muslims -...

India collaborating with Russia for nuclear power plant in Bangladesh

India said today it is collaborating with Russia to build the Roppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, the first initiative under a Indo-Russia deal to undertake atomic energy projects...

Pakistan, US agree to remain engaged as Abbasi meets vice president Mike Pence

Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, with the two sides resolving to...

Take steps to address Rohingya crisis: UN

As the number of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh surpassed 400,000, UN agencies are scaling up their efforts to assist the displaced people with Secretary-General António Guterres renewing...

Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ UN action to end Rohingya crisis

US President Donald Trump is urging the UN Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence...

Delhi’s move to deport the refugees stirs debate

The Indian government is looking to deport about 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India, triggering debate over whether the world's largest democracy and an aspiring global power should turn...

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for sanctuary in India

Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime...

Include violence against children in UN Bhutan’s five-year plan framework: NCWC

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) asked for the inclusion of violence against children as one of the key areas of concern in the five-year plan framework...

Is Delhi Police’s special cell using an ‘Al-Qaeda recruiter’ as a pawn to vilify...

The arrest of Samiun Rahman, a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, in East Delhi on September 17, came a day before the government in New Delhi told the Supreme Court that...

Resolve Rohingya crisis ‘before it’s too late’, Bangladesh PM to OIC

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the OIC member states to show a unity for solving the Rohingya crisis before it is too late and placed some...

Expelled Tamang to head GTA in Darjeeling

In the name of restoring peace in Darjeeling, the West Bengal government has announced its decision to strengthen the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). It will also step up development...

Judiciary failing to enlighten democracy in Nepal: Oli

CPN-UML Chairman and the main Nepali opposition party leader KP Shaprma Oli has accused the judiciary system of failing to enlighten democracy in Nepal. He said so while addressing a...

Transfer of power essential to strengthen democracy, Sri Lankan President tells UN Assembly

Noting that history is marked with leaders who have sought to consolidate power within themselves, the President of Sri Lanka on Wednesday underscored that as leaders come into power,...

Maldives: Fenaka’s once rumoured graft comes to light with shocking audit report

The latest audit report on Fenaka Corporation has exposed major cases of corruption within the state run utilities company. The report signed by Maldives Auditor General Hassan Ziyath was...
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