Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

In tell-all book, Bangladesh Supreme Court ex-chief justice S K Sinha makes sensational disclosure...

Two years after he was unceremoniously removed as Bangladesh’s first Hindu chief justice of the Supreme Court, Surendra Kumar Sinha has written in his just-published book ‘A Broken Dream:...

CABINET PASSES TRIPLE TALAQ ORDINANCE AS BILL REMAINS PENDING IN RAJYA SABHA

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to an ordinance on triple talaq even though a bill on the issue is pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Congress-led Opposition has...

SUU KYI’S BRONZE SCULPTURE TO BE AUCTIONED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES IN...

A figurative bronze sculpture of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr...

DARJEELING: POSTERS SLAMMING HILL SITUATION SURFACE ON KALIMPONG WALLS

Osters at places like Bagdhara and Ongden Road above Mela Ground said the Centre and the state, as well as the Gorkha community as a whole, were not serious...

$600-MILLION PURNENDU PLAN

Purnendu Chatterjee, the reclusive Bengali industrialist from New York, has announced plans to invest $600 million (Rs 4,400 crore) in Haldia to double the capacity of a purified terephthalic...

COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA OFFICIAL MEETS WITH NLD DELEGATION

A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official said Tuesday that the CPC will continue to deepen exchanges on state and party governance experience with Myanmar's ruling party, the...

PRESIDENT GHANI HAS LEFT KABUL FOR INDIA TO MEET MODI

President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Tuesday morning for New Delhi to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the president’s deputy spokesman Shahhussain Murtazavi confirmed. In the meantime, India’s Hindu...

Himalayan divide: on the drift in India-Nepal ties

Despite several attempts at a reset, ties between India and Nepal continue to be a cause for concern. The disconnect between the two governments was most visible at the...

Bangladesh to move Rohingya to island from next month: Officials

Bangladesh will next month start moving 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island, officials said on Tuesday (Sep 18), despite warnings the silty strip is prone to violent weather. Prime...

China welcomes Pak-Afghan action plan for peace talks with Taliban

China on Tuesday welcomed Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's maiden visit to Afghanistan and expressed its backing for their action plan for peace and reconciliation talks with the...

Now, Jharkhand CM backs NRC to find Bangladeshis

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das has said his government has proposed to the Centre to update the citizens list in Jharkhand, on the lines of Assam NRC exercise, to...

Invitation to US on Afghan conference is still in force: Russia’s UN envoy

Russia hopes the United States will take part in the next conference on Afghanistan in Moscow and the invitation is still in force, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United...

DNT sticks with its initial 47 candidates

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has decided to declare its initial 47 candidates, who represented the party in the primary round, to the contest for the general round elections too. The...

Sri Lanka stops import of Iranian oil ahead of sanctions

Sri Lanka has stopped crude imports from Iran and is actively switching to other crude grades, as South Asian importers, including India, significantly restrict supply in anticipation of US...

India starts smart fencing of border with Pakistan

Reducing dependence on physical border patrolling, India has started installing a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) along the international border. On a pilot basis, two smart fencing projects,...

NATO to build massive command-and-control center in Kabul

Almost 17 years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, NATO is now bidding a contract to build a large, concrete command-and-control center in Kabul, the country’s capital and largest...

Level of Myanmar army brutality ‘hard to fathom’: UN probe

Myanmar's army has used unfathomable levels of violence against minority Rohingya, UN investigators said on Tuesday (Sep 18), calling for the military to be removed from politics and top...

Harsh light shines on Myanmar’s military abuses

If Myanmar’s generals thought the season of accountability for atrocity crimes in Rakhine state had blown over, they were gravely mistaken. In Geneva, the full report of the United Nations...

Pakistan opts for deterrence as India initiates sea-based nuclear weaponry

Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has said that India’s sea based nuclear weaponry initiative has compelled Islamabad to take measures for deterrence in order to...

India tests man portable anti-tank guided missile

Indian defense scientists have successfully conducted back-to-back tests of the new indigenously designed and developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM). The tests were conducted at the Ahmednagar test range...

Frustrated Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat threatens Nepal

Nepal’s abrupt last-minute denial to participate in the “India designed military drill” that was to be held in Pune, India, has totally perturbed India’s failing leadership. Thailand was the other...
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