Daily Archives: July 29, 2018

AL REGIME BLAMED FOR RIGHTS ABUSE, STRANGULATING MEDIA

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has accused Bangladesh's ruling Awami League government of human rights abuses and of diminishing basic freedoms. The Hong Kong-based rights watchdog, in a statement...

MUSLIM SURVIVORS OF INDIAN MASSACRE SHAKEN BY CITIZENSHIP TEST

Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India's worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he's a...

IMRAN STILL STRIVING TO GET REQUIRED NUMBERS TO FORM GOVT

Though the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections and its leaders have been claiming that they...

INDIA HOPES NEW PAKISTAN GOVT WILL HELP END MILITANCY

India on Saturday said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would “work constructively” to end militancy in South Asia, in its first comments following this week’s general election...

Bangladesh keen on stable Pakistani govt: Experts

Experts in Bangladesh say the country is keen on a stable government in Pakistan. Given “the historic relations we’ve had with Pakistan, the people of Bangladesh are always keen...

India to build 4-lane highway along Bhutan border

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the Centre has agreed in-principle to construct a four-lane highway along the Indo-Bhutan border. "The new connectivity would bring in revolutionary changes...

SAARC CCI lauds PTI’s commitment to improving ties with India, Afghanistan

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senior Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik has welcomed the first speech of PTI’s Chairman Imran Khan after...

Over $15 billion ‘wasted’ in Afghanistan in past 11 years

In a letter to US Congress, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said that a staggering $15.5 billion has been wasted in the country over the past...

Myanmar breaks five-decade-long ceasefire with NSCN(K)

Ending almost a five-decade-old ceasefire with Indian rebels inside its country, the Myanmar government engaged in an exchange of fire with NSCN(K) rebels in the Saigan province over the...

First ‘Nepal-India Think Tank Summit’ to begin on Tuesday

The first 'Nepal-India Think Tank' summit will begin in Kathmandu on Tuesday to foster greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing among the think tanks of the two countries. Former Prime Miniter and...

Sri Lanka ‘not concerned’ about prospect of losing GSP-Plus

The Sri Lankan government claimed that it was “not concerned” over the possible loss of GSP-Plus trade concessions from the European Union over plans to reinstate the death penalty...

In the Rafale brouhaha, India has missed its real, bigger defence scandal

The Congress effort to make the 36-jet Rafale deal the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bofors, and to snare Narendra Modi in its exhaust fumes just as Bofors flattened Rajiv Gandhi,...

In the Rafale brouhaha, India has missed its real, bigger defence scandal

The Congress effort to make the 36-jet Rafale deal the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bofors, and to snare Narendra Modi in its exhaust fumes just as Bofors flattened Rajiv Gandhi,...

What Imran Khan means to Indian occupied Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Ganai, a 67-year-old retired executive engineer, is elated about Imran Khan’s victory. As I enter his home in Frisal, a village in Kulgam district, eight kilometers away...

Mattala deal will embroil Sri Lanka in India-China ‘regional power games’: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s proposed deal with India over the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport will “unnecessarily” embroil the island national in India-China “regional power games”, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The Sri...

Mattala deal will embroil Sri Lanka in India-China ‘regional power games’: Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s proposed deal with India over the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport will “unnecessarily” embroil the island national in India-China “regional power games”, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The Sri...

Modi government’s insolvency bill hurts the public exchequer

The Narendra Modi government, already in crisis mode for the past four years, faces yet more trouble due to massive unpaid debts in the Indian banking system. According to...

Modi government’s insolvency bill hurts the public exchequer

The Narendra Modi government, already in crisis mode for the past four years, faces yet more trouble due to massive unpaid debts in the Indian banking system. According to...

Thousands of Christians persecuted in Bangladesh over land

Thousands of Christians, mostly of tribal and humble origins, are being persecuted in Bangladesh over land. AsiaNews has collected the stories of some of them, whose daily life is...

What Imran Khan means to Indian occupied Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Ganai, a 67-year-old retired executive engineer, is elated about Imran Khan’s victory. As I enter his home in Frisal, a village in Kulgam district, eight kilometers away...