Daily Archives: November 14, 2018

NO TRUST VOTE AGAINST RAJAPAKSA REGIME “PASSED” AMIDST CHAOS

The Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament, Karu Jayasuriya  on Wednesday declared that a No Confidence Motion against the government of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was passed in the...

BNP ACTIVISTS, POLICE CLASH AT NAYA PALTAN

A clash broke out between the police and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and activists in front of the party's Naya Paltan central office in the capital on Wednesday,...

SRI LANKA POLITICAL CRISIS: BIG BOOST FOR WICKREMESINGHE, PARLIAMENT VOTES AGAINST RAJAPAKSA GOVT

The parliament was convened today after the SC's interim order and floor test conducted to determine whether the President appointed Prime Minister Rajapakse has a majority in the 225-member parliament. The...

MEGA ALLIANCE IN THE MAKING

The Awami League looks all set to lead the largest electoral alliance ever to take on its archrival BNP and other opposition parties and combines in the high-stake December...

PAKISTAN TOP MILITARY HUDDLE REITERATES RESOLVE TO ENSURE WRIT OF STATE

Top military commanders on Tuesday vowed to support all state institutions for ensuring writ of the state and rule of law in a telling statement given against the backdrop...

NEOMI RAO TO REPLACE KAVANAUGH ON DC CIRCUIT: TRUMP

“She is going to be fantastic. Great person,” U.S. President Donald Trump said U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has nominated Indian-American Neomi Rao to replace Supreme Court...

Pakistan frees two Taliban members as envoy arrives in region

Pakistan released two Taliban officials on Monday during US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad’s latest visit to the region, in what could be part of American efforts to revive peace talks...

Pakistan, China want Afghanistan to join CPEC, Belt & Road Initiative

Pakistan and China on Monday urged Afghanistan to join the Belt & Road Initiative as well as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing the opening session of the 4th Trilateral...

Chinese culture minister in Kathmandu

China’s Minister of Culture Luo Shugang has arrived in Kathmandu on an official trip to Nepal on Tuesday. The Minister is visiting Nepal to discuss extending cultural ties between the...

Bhutan’s Internet addiction highest in SA region

At least four out of 10 adolescents are addicted to Internet in Bhutan, according to a study conducted by a team of doctors. That means about 40 percent of the...

Sri Lanka top court overturns Maithripala Sirisena president’s order to sack parliament

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The Indian Ocean island has been...

Myanmar’s neighbors to call for ‘accountability’ in Rakhine crisis: draft statement

Southeast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit, reflecting...

US considers asking Afghanistan to suspend presidential election

The Trump administration is discussing whether to press the Afghan government to suspend coming presidential elections, according to people briefed on the discussions, as the US seeks to engage...

Russia plays Afghanistan broker due to US ‘failure’, says envoy

A senior Russian diplomat said Monday that Moscow is trying to be an Afghan peace broker because it considers the US has failed in Afghanistan. Russia’s presidential envoy for Afghanistan,...

Setback for Sirisena as Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court issues stay on parliament dissolution

In what is hailed as a significant decision that demonstrates the independence of the Sri Lankan judiciary, the island country’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed until December 7 the...

New hate crime tracker in India finds victims are predominantly Muslims, perpetrators Hindus

The election results in Brazil last month came as another troubling reminder of the direction in which an increasing number of countries are careening. In nation after nation, a...

China’s stealth fighter J-20 flaunts missile payload: Should India be worried?

The Chinese Air Force on Sunday brandished its new stealth fighters with full missile loads at its biennial Zhuhai air show. The single-seater and twin-engine Chengdu J-20, regarded as...

Eye on China? India-Indonesia navies to have first-ever bilateral exercise Samudra Shakti

In line with India’s ‘Act East Policy’ INS Rana at Surabaya will participate in the first ever Indian Navy – Indonesian Navy Bilateral Exercise ‘ Samudra Shakti’. The India-Indonesia relations...

Name changes: BJP’s revenge on Muslims

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad once admitted that Muslims did not vote for the BJP. He was not disclosing a closely guarded State secret for it has been known...

Bangladesh politics divided over election use of EVMs

With a national election slated to be held in Bangladesh on December 30, the issue of the usage of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the poll has created a...

Latest killings put spotlight on Assamese nationalism

On the evening of November 1, a group of armed men in green fatigues approached people sitting at a grocery shop in Kherbari in the Dhola region in Assam....