Daily Archives: August 29, 2018

INTERPOL REFUSED TO ISSUE MUSHARRAF RED NOTICE, INTERIOR SECRETARY INFORMS COURT

The special court conducting the treason trial of former president Pervez Musharraf was informed by the interior secretary on Wednesday that the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) refused to...

CHINA DENIES PLANNING MILITARY BASE IN AFGHANISTAN

China on Wednesday denied that it planned to build a military base in Afghanistan, after a Hong Kong newspaper said Beijing was constructing a training camp for Afghan troops...

AS OUTRAGE GROWS, SUPREME COURT PLACES RIGHTS ACTIVISTS UNDER HOUSE ARREST

India’s Supreme Court ordered police on Wednesday to put five prominent rights campaigners suspected of links to Maoist guerrillas under house arrest as outrage grew over their detention. Critics of...

PAKISTANI ISLAMISTS CALL FOR DUTCH ENVOY’S EXPULSION OVER

An Islamist party in Pakistan called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador on Wednesday as it launched a protest against a far-right Dutch politician’s plan for a cartoon...

NEPAL ARTISTS PUT UP INNOVATIVE PROTEST FOR SHAHIDUL BEFORE HASINA VISIT

Art and photography installations calling for the release of prominent Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam have gone up around the Valley as Kathmandu prepares to welcome several heads of state,...

UN REPORT DUMPS MYANMAR CLAIM OF ARSA ATTACK AS REASON FOR ROHINGYA GENOCIDE

The UN has found that the Myanmar military had planned the genocide on the Rohingyas much before the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) had attacked Myanmar security personnel, a...

HASINA, MODI TO MEET IN NEPAL ON THE SIDELINES OF BIMSTEC SUMMIT

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam briefing reporters on the visit on Wednesday at the foreign ministry said Hasina will leave for Kathmandu on Thursday morning to...

AFGHANISTAN, RUSSIA TO CO-HOST FUTURE MOSCOW TALKS: MOFA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the talks in Moscow should be carried out under the leadership of the Afghan government. Afghanistan and Russia are set to co-chair proposed future...

MYANMAR REJECTS UN PROBE ON ROHINGYA CRACKDOWN

Myanmar rejected Wednesday the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, in a strident government response to a damning report on the crisis. Myanmar...

NIKKI HALEY SAYS US ROHINGYA REPORT ‘CONSISTENT’ WITH UN FINDINGS

China, which has been vying with Washington for influence in Myanmar, said on Tuesday that "unilateral criticism or exerting pressure" was not helpful in resolving the Rohingya issue. Findings of...

PLACE FOR ONLY FOR 1 NGO IN NEW INDIA CALLED RSS: RAHUL ON ACTIVISTS’...

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over the arrest of prominent Left-wing activists for suspected Maoist links, saying that in the "new India", there...

Pak initiates talks on water treaty with Afghanistan

The government of Pakistan is trying to engage the Afghan government in dialogue for a possible water treaty and to develop some mechanism for information sharing between the two...

India’s SC orders re-verification for 10% of people excluded from Assam’s NRC draft

The Supreme Court of India Tuesday ordered the re-verification of 10% of the people in Assam who were excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft published recently. A...

Maldives to open Sinamalé Bridge on Thursday

The Maldivian government will on Thursday unveil the Sinamalé Bridge, commonly known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge, which links capital city Malé to Hulhule island where the main airport...

Myanmar rejects UN report on military human rights violations

A spokesperson of the Myanmar government has rejected the UN fact-finding mission’s report which calls for genocide charges against the country’s military leadership for attacking Muslim Rohingya and which...

Nepal to hold ‘final talks’ with China company on West Seti project

The government is preparing to hold a round of talks with China’s Three Gorges over some reservations it has expressed on terms and conditions set for the West Seti...

Sri Lankan defence secretary visits US ship that navy is set to purchase

Sri Lanka’s defence secretary Kapila Waidyaratne visited a US Coast Guard ship in Hawaii that the Sri Lankan navy is looking to purchase last week. The defence secretary and Commander...

Rawhide traders in Bangladesh hit hard by US-China trade war

The US-China trade war has hit the price of rawhide that is the basis of Bangladesh’s burgeoning leather industry. Low export orders from China — the largest leather export...

Infighting in government raises worries about Afghanistan’s stability

The abrupt resignation of President Ashraf Gani’s national security adviser and reports of turmoil involving three other top officials have exposed deep conflict and confusion in the US-backed government...

BIMSTEC will expand economic cooperation and connectivity: Nepal PM

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday apprised the Parliament about the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit going to be held...

Activists’ arrest: It’s a more serious situation in country than Emergency, says Arundhati Roy

Following the arrests of civil rights activists and lawyers on Tuesday, writer Arundhati Roy said the situation in the country could become “more serious” than it was at the...
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