Daily Archives: October 30, 2018

KARU SUMMONS PARTY LEADERS MEETING AS CRISIS DRAGS

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has summoned a meeting of party representatives at 11 AM today, after 129 MPs placed their signatures on letters urging him to reconvene Parliament,...

PARTIAL SHUTDOWN OF INTERNET, MOBILE SERVICES TODAY

Mobile phone and internet services as well as the GPRS facility remain suspended in many parts of the country today (Tuesday) on the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). The...

“SCHEDULING CONSTRAINTS,” SAYS US ON TRUMP REJECTING REPUBLIC DAY INVITE

The White House has officially commented for the first time on President Donald Trump's decision to turn down Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to India's Republic Day as chief...

OFFICER CHALLENGES PORT BLAIR MOVE, CLAIMS PROOF AGAINST RAKESH ASTHANA

AK Bassi, the officer investigating the CBI's number two Rakesh Asthana, has challenged in the Supreme Court his transfer to Port Blair, adding another to the pile of cases...

HIGH COURT RAISES JAIL TERM TO 10 YEARS FOR KHALEDA ZIA IN ORPHANAGE GRAFT...

In a stunning decision, the High Court has scaled up the jail term to 10 years from five years for BNP chief Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust...

AL INVITES OIKYA FRONT TO DINNER AT GONO BHABAN

The entrance of Gono BhabanThe ruling Awami League will sit with Jatiya Oikya Front for talks over the next general election. "Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has called me...

Fear of Deportation Drives Some Rohingya Refugees from India

India's recent deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar has triggered a panic among the country’s Rohingya Muslim refugee community. Since the seven men were deported in the past three...

PM Imran Khan among world’s 50 Influential Muslim leaders

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is included in the list of World’s top 50 influential Muslim leaders 2019. Khan has bagged 29th position among the top 50 leaders. Turkish...

Nepal, Malaysia sing labour pact

Labour Minister Gokarna Bista and visiting Malaysian Minister for Human Resources M. Kulasegaran have signed an agreement on labour supply in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepali migrant workers to Malaysia will...

Maldives top court overturns disqualification of eighth MP

Maldives' apex court on Monday annulled the disqualification of an eighth former ruling party lawmaker who had been disqualified over an earlier anti-defection ruling. Similar to the three verdicts earlier...

Pakistani film-maker wins award in India, denied visa to collect it

Tensions between Pakistan and India have always been rife. However, more often than not, the citizens from both the countries don’t hold any grudges against each other. And when...

DPT files nomination for speaker and deputy speaker

For the first time in the history of Bhutanese democracy, two candidates from the Opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa will contest for the post of Speaker and Deputy Speaker...

China seeks pragmatic ties with India, not strategic competition in Sri Lanka: analysts

China and India should focus on pragmatic cooperation in Sri Lanka for the shared interest of all three countries, as the small South Asian nation goes through a political...

Rupee worries India’s top bond underwriter more than deficit

One of India’s largest debt underwriters says the rupee, Asia’s worst-performing currency this year, is a bigger worry for the $730 billion sovereign bond market than a miss by...

Japan, India agree new defence and economic projects

Japan and India agreed Monday to upgrade diplomatic and military ties, with Tokyo also offering low-interest loans as the two countries seek closer ties to balance China’s weight in...

Beijing offers Iran to join China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Top Chinese diplomat in Pakistan has underlined his country’s enthusiasm to cooperate with Iran and Afghanistan within the framework of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “China is interested in the...

Jamaat-e-Islami stripped of right to contest in Bangladesh elections

Five years after the High Court ruled that the Jamaat-e-Islami’s status as a political party be revoked, the Election Commission has executed the orders in a gazette. The gazette got...

10 policemen resign in J&K in 2 days after fresh wave of militant attacks...

On 31 November last year, security forces zeroed in on the village of Futlipora minutes after four militants entered into a house for hiding. After long gun battle, which...

India finalizes the deal for 2 Russian frigates off the shelf for $950 million

India has inked the final contract with Russia for the purchase of two frigates equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for $950 million. According to the deal signed last...

Why India might be wasting its time on aircraft carriers

Essentially, this makes Indian carriers’ self-defeating, with the flattops existing primarily to defend themselves from attack rather than taking the fight to their enemy. The Indian Navy has put out...

Can Bhutan’s New Government Avoid Doklam 2.0?

Bhutan’s voters have given the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) a strong mandate in the country’s recently concluded general election. A relatively new party, the DNT won 30 of the...