Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

Lankan Govt presents budget and pre-budget relief ahead of Jan polls

Amidst a fuel crisis that has taken public opinion on the Lankan government to a new low and with the local government elections to be held in January 2018,...

Hopes diminish for former PM

Upon the indignity of disqualification has been heaped further humiliation. The detailed judgement dismissing the review petitions filed by Nawaz Sharif and his family makes for devastating reading. Not only...

Saudi – “Israeli” Leaks: Collusion or opportunism?

Saudi Arabia and “Israel” are very close with one another behind the scenes despite each actor’s public rhetoric to the contrary, and Riyadh might in all likelihood end up...

Chinese LNG power plant at Hambantota gets go ahead

The construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota has been approved by the country’s cabinet, the Government information department said. The 400 Mw LNG...

US ambassador, Pak army chief discuss bilateral ties, regional security

United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on 9 November, the army’s media...

Bhutan-India to hold development cooperation talks in New Delhi

The sixth Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks of the 11th Plan will be held Friday (Nov 10) in New Delhi, India, a press release from Bhutanese foreign ministry said. Foreign secretary...

UAE, Qatar ask to contribute to NATO’s resolute support mission

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (Nov 9) said the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are seeking to contribute to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. Addressing a press...

Submarine scandal surfaces between Russia and India

An unprecedented scandal broke out between Russia and India with Moscow suspecting that Delhi granted US Navy representatives access to the Russian nuclear submarine of Project 971I, operated by...

Trump, Xi reach consensus to curb terrorism in South Asia

China has said President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump have reached a consensus on fighting terrorism and upholding peace and stability in South Asia, amid America...

World-renowned expert on Islamist extremism missing in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi professor internationally respected for his work on Islamic extremism has gone missing, police said Thursday, with activists fearing the worst amid a spate of disappearances in recent...

China to help in border fencing in Myanmar Rakhine State

To strengthen and extend border fencing on the border with Bangladesh, China’s Asean Economic and Cultural Association will help in border fencing at Rakhine State to meet international standard...

Hasina, Modi flag off Khulna-Kolkata rail service

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi Thursday (Nov 9) jointly flagged off the Khulna-Kolkata train service and opened two bridges on railway routes connecting...

Maldives MP accuses Sri Lanka of aiding opposition coup plots

Maldives ruling party MP Riyaz Rasheed has accused Sri Lanka of assisting alleged opposition efforts to overthrow the Maldivian government. On 7 November, speaking at a press conference, covered by...

OIC supports legitimate Kashmiri Struggle in India administrated Kashmir: SG

Dr Yousaf Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the OIC Secretary General, reiterated OIC’s full support to the people of Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination. He said...

China says will keep talking to Myanmar over stalled dam scheme

China said on Wednesday it will continue to talk to Myanmar about a controversial stalled dam project, after Myanmar’s new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme, according to...

A flawed system of governance

A Muslim majority state was envisaged by its founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to ensure conducive conditions for the Muslims of British-India for socio-economic, cultural and religious development. Pakistan...