Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

UNP kicks off local govt. campaign, blames all on Rajapaksa era

The United National Party (UNP) of Ranil Wickremesinghe Sunday kicked off its campaigning for the upcoming Local Government elections accusing the Rajapaksa political era of irregular bond sales. Prime Minister...

Opposed to US ‘finger-pointing’ at Pakistan on terror-related issues: China

China on Monday (Jan 8) said it is opposed to the US "finger-pointing" at Pakistan+ and linking it with terrorism, insisting that the responsibility of cracking down on terror...

Trial of LTTE financiers begins in Switzerland

The trial of 13 financiers accused of funnelling more than CH15 million ($15.3 million) to the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) has started...

India Navy’s minesweeper deal falls through after S Korea talks fail

Negotiations with a South Korean shipyard for new minesweeper vessels have collapsed at the final stage, delivering a blow to the Indian Navy’s efforts to shore up its mine-warfare...

India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist...

Indonesian, Swiss Presidents to visit Dhaka end-Jan, early Feb

Presidents of Indonesia and Switzerland are scheduled to visit Dhaka in last week of this month and first week of February to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues including...

Pakistan may block supply route US Troops use to reach Afghanistan

Pakistani authorities are considering the option of blocking supplies of US troops deployed in Afghanistan through its territory amid the diplomatic tensions between Islamabad and Washington, media reported Monday...

Over 6,000 Insurgents Killed in 10 Months: Afghan Army

General Bismillah Waziri, the commander of Special Operation Military Corps, on Monday said that over 6,000 insurgents were killed in clashes against the Afghan security forces over the past...

Fresh probe into Maldives Vogue model’s death

Bangladesh authorities have launched a fresh probe into the death of Maldivian medical student and Vogue model, Raudha Athif. The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) is investigating the death of...

‘Bond scam loss burden placed on public through higher taxes’

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the loss caused by treasury bond scam was much bigger than the amount stated in the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into...

Revisiting Jammu and Kashmir

From time to time we are rudely reminded that there is an issue concerning the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The last reminder came on the night of 30-31...

Chinese media blames India for US cutting aid to Pakistan

China's state-run media has blamed India for U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to deny Pakistan financial aid till it continues to supports terror outfits operating from its soil,...

CPEC is viable option for Afghanistan

On 29 October 2017, a shipment of 15,000 tons of wheat arrived in Afghanistan from India via the Chabahar Port, which was received in the Afghan city of Zaranj...

Pakistan cautions US about consequences of anti-Taliban offensive

Pakistan is believed to have told US interlocutors that a major military offensive against the Taliban from both sides of the Afghan border, if ending in failure, will have...

Chinese flag flies over Sri Lanka as Beijing extends its reach into India’s backyard

On the first day of the new year, the Chinese and Sri Lankan flags were hoisted to the same height over the Hambantota port in the Indian Ocean nation. It...

INS Arihant left crippled after ‘accident’ 10 months ago

India’s Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has suffered major damage due to ''human error'' and has not sailed now for more than 10 months, say sources in the Navy. Arihant...

Modi ‘balance’ Netanyahu visit by hosting Arab, Iranian diplomats

Netanyahu’s visit to India comes just seven months after Modi made the first ever visit by an Indian prime minister to Israel. Even as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is...

Myanmar’s economic prospects for 2018

Myanmar's economy is expected to perform much better this year, despite the problem of Rakhine. Many of Myanmar businessmen, foreign investors, financial analysts and especially government economic advisors are...
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