Daily Archives: July 3, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa and China deny election funding

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has outright rejected allegations made by The New York Timesin an article published on June 25 that said ‘at least US$7.6 million’ was paid bythe...

NEW YORK TIMES CALLS ON MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE’S FACTION TO STOP INTIMIDATING THEIR JOURNALISTS

The New York Times, on Tuesday called on Sri Lankan authorities to ensure the safety of its journalists in the island country following allegations of intimidation from the Rajapakse...

JOY TERMS US EMBASSY ‘MOUTHPIECE’ OF BNP

Prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Monday said it seems that the US Embassy in Dhaka has become a ‘mouthpiece’ for the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). He...

RIGHT-WING TROLLS TARGET SENIOR INDIAN MINISTER

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is usually praised on Twitter for her quick response to Indian nationals seeking help from any part of the world. But a controversy surrounding an...

SENIOR US OFFICIAL ARRIVES TO DISCUSS AFGHAN PEACE

ISLAMABAD: A senior official of the US State Department, Ambassador Alice Wells, reached Islamabad from Kabul on Monday to again ask Pakistani authorities for pressurising the Taliban to join...

WOMEN’S WORK COMMITTEES’ CONGRESS RECOMMENDS NO DISCUSSION ON ROLE OF MILITARY IN POLITICS

Leaders of the Women’s Work Committees Congress, hosted by the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), have objected to recommendations from some participants that the country’s powerful military be...

Step up support for Rohingyas: UN Chief appeals to world

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday called upon the international community to step up efforts to help Rohingyas living in Bangladesh. "My appeal to the int’l community is to...

Pakistan remains official football provider to FIFA World Cup 2018

Pakistan 2, India 0; China 1, India 0 That’s what the scorecard would look like if the performance of sporting goods manufacturing clusters of India, Pakistan and China were...

SC extends deadline to publish final draft of Assam’s NRC to July 30

The Supreme Court on Monday (July 2) extended the deadline for publishing the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens to July 30, PTI reported. The top court...

Maldives pres admits efforts to counter ‘opposition led’ int’l pressure

Maldives' embattled president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday admitted that his government has been forced to increase efforts to counter opposition led international pressure on the archipelago. Speaking during...

BD tech firms eye Chinese funding, expertise for future growth

Bangladeshi technology firms, which are facing challenges in accessing funding to upgrade their technologies, are now looking towards China to boost their future productivity and competitiveness. Young but promising Bangladeshi...

Myanmar not ready for Rohingya return, says Red Cross chief

Conditions in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state are not ready yet for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled a military crackdown, the head of the...

Myanmar military objects to discussion of ethnic rights at peace conference

The third session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference scheduled to be held from July 11 to 16 will not discuss the rights of ethnic minorities due to...

Indian helicopters still in Maldives, breach June 30 deadline

India is yet to take back the helicopters it had given to Maldives, despite the Maldives giving a deadline of June 30 for the same. The two Dhruv Advanced Light...

India’s myopic ‘muscular’ neighborhood policy

Despite one “muscular diplomatic” debacle after another, India has been unrelenting in its bullying attitude toward its small and weak neighbors. India is imposing another economic blockade on a...

India’s myopic ‘muscular’ neighborhood policy

Despite one “muscular diplomatic” debacle after another, India has been unrelenting in its bullying attitude toward its small and weak neighbors. India is imposing another economic blockade on a...

India’s domestic SatNav system hits major roadblock ahead of commercial release

The Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) — India's indigenous navigation and positioning system — has confronted unforeseen challenges ahead of its commercial rollout slated for the next few months. According...

India’s domestic SatNav system hits major roadblock ahead of commercial release

The Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) — India's indigenous navigation and positioning system — has confronted unforeseen challenges ahead of its commercial rollout slated for the next few months. According...

Chinese military delegation arrives in India; first visit since Doklam standoff

A high-level delegation from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) led by Lieutenant General Liu Xiaowu, the deputy commander of the Western Theater Command based in Chengdu, Sichuan province...

India-US ties are strong – but for a price

We should not be distracted by the second postponement of the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US. The way it was done, suggests that it was, indeed, an...

India-US ties are strong – but for a price

We should not be distracted by the second postponement of the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US. The way it was done, suggests that it was, indeed, an...