Daily Archives: November 4, 2017

Pranab Mukherjee tells it all!

India’s immediate past President Pranab Mukherjee (82) in his The Coalition Years, 1996-2012 – his twelfth book – tells his own tale about the last 16 years of his...

Myanmar sees ‘bad consequences’ if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

Proposed U.S. sanctions targeting Myanmar’s military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto leader...

Bangladesh tops South Asia in gender equality, India falls 21 places

Bangladesh has again topped South Asia in terms of gender equality, said the World Economic Forum. Bangladesh jumped 25 notches to 47th place in the Global Gender Gap ranking 2017,...

EU disappointed with Sri Lanka over anti-terror laws

A delegation from the European Union (EU) expressed concern Colombo on 2 November over Sri Lanka’s failure to reform its anti-terror laws, a key condition for receiving tariff concessions...

India, Beijing need to be confident to make things work: Chinese consul general

India-China relations are not going to be a walk in the park, but the two nations need to have the confidence to make things work, Chinese Consul General in...

US and UK could face Afghanistan war crimes investigation

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is to seek approval to open a formal investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan, said to have been committed by...

UNHCR for ensuring security in Rakhine to repatriate Rohingyas

The Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi laid emphasis on ensuring security, establishing human rights and rule of law for repatriation of the...

Anti-Pakistan ads on London cabs anger Islamabad

In a rare move, Pakistan on 3 November summoned the British high commissioner to lodge a protest over display of slogans on London cabs that the Foreign Office said...

Change of govt in Islamabad won’t affect CPEC: China

China said on 3 November development work on 19 of 50 projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was already under way. “It will not be affected by a...

6,094 candidates contesting in Nepal parliament, provincial assembly elections

The Election Commission (EC) has unveiled a closed list of candidates contesting the upcoming parliament and provincial assembly elections under the proportional representation (PR) category. A total of 6,094 candidates...

Sri Lanka targets tuk-tuk drivers to plug labour shortfall

Asitha Udaya Priyantha has found his dream job. The 22-year-old is already his own boss, cruising Sri Lanka's streets in his auto-rickshaw, earning good money on his own time. But...

2 troops, militant killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Two Indian army troops and a militant were killed in an overnight gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on 3 November. The gunfight broke out late Thursday evening after...

Bangladesh-India joint exercise SAMPRITI 2017 from 6 Nov

Army personnel of India and Bangladesh, Asia's two of the most frequent witnesses to terror strikes, will engage in a joint counter-terrorist training exercise at India's Jungle Warfare School...

Afghanistan: New US strategy will produce new Taliban

Last few weeks of war in Afghanistan have shown that the US military is once again calling all shots as the civilian leadership sitting in Washington gives in to...

Pakistan blames India for cross-border pollution

After cross-border terror, it’s cross-border pollution. Pakistan on Friday (Nov 3) blamed India for causing an “incursion of smoke” due to crop stubble burning and emissions of thermal power...