Daily Archives: December 9, 2018

Peshawar: On the heritage trail

My earliest reminiscences of Peshawar are a double-storey house in University Town, red double-decker buses, listening to Amitabh's Kabhi Kabhi in the backseat of a white Corona and my...

DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE AT KHALEDA’S GULSHAN OFFICE

A section of BNP activists, failing to secure nomination for the elections, started demonstrating at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Sunday morning. “The demonstration will not yield any results,”...

PAKISTAN’S QURESHI TO VISIT AFGHANISTAN OVER PEACE PROCESS

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said he will visit Kabul on December 15 to take up the matter of "political reconciliation and durable peace" with Afghan...

HINDU MONKS, ACTIVISTS RALLY IN NEW DELHI DEMANDING TEMPLE TO BE BUILT AT RUINS...

Thousands of Hindu monks and activists linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party gathered in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday (Dec 9) to urge the...

INDIA, CHINA JOINT MILITARY DRILL TO RESUME AFTER A YEAR’S GAP: OFFICIALS

India and China will resume their joint military drills after a one-year gap on Tuesday in the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu to improve capabilities in fighting terrorism and...

POWER SECTOR IN DOLDRUMS DUE TO POLITICAL CRISIS

A high ranking official of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) told Ceylon Today, that the procurement process of the power and energy sector has come to a standstill due...

ONLY 18 PERCENT LIVE IN URBAN AREAS IN SRI LANKA UN HABITAT REPORT ‘STATE...

Sri Lanka was one of the world’s least urbanized countries. Of a population of 21 million, the UN Habitat 2014 ‘The State of Sri Lankan Cities’ revision report says...

What should Brexit mean for India?

Pay Attention ‘Brexit’ evokes a range of responses, from the bemused, “what the heck is going on?” to the apathetic “who cares?” The Indian reaction resonates between the phlegmatic (“this...

Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to create financial consortium for new railway

A meeting of the railway administrations' heads of Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan was held in Tashkent

As election nears, religious tensions surge in an Indian village

Nayabans isn't remarkable as northern Indian villages go. Sugar cane grows in surrounding fields, women carry animal feed in bullock carts through narrow lanes, people chatter outside a store...

Sikh temple could build bridge between India and Pakistan

Rising above a placid stretch of rice paddies and wheat fields in southern Punjab province is a graceful white-domed temple. To followers of the Sikh religion, 21 million of...

America’s war in Afghanistan is now Trump’s increasingly bloody problem. Is it time to...

Donald Trump has no shortage of battles to fight, both on the home front and around the world. But perhaps the single most intransigent one is also literally America’s...

Chinese troops arrive in Pakistan for joint military drill ‘Warrior-VI’

A special forces contingent of People Liberation Army China arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to participate in Pak-China joint military exercise ‘Warrior –VI 2018’. Troops of Special Service Group from...

U.S. Navy aircraft career USS John C. Stennis establishes a logistics hub in Sri...

Taking advantage of a growing naval partnership with Sri Lanka, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has established a logistics hub...

Perspectives on India-China competition in Maldives

A tide of change in leadership has swept across South Asian countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka this year, spurring academic speculation over relative gains and...

Respect the will of voters: US Congressman

A new resolution in the US House of Representatives, placed by a Democrat congressman, has urged Bangladeshi political leaders and judicial authorities to respect the will of voters and...

US deploys hired contractors for espionage in Pakistan: report

The presence of underground American contractors in Pakistan drew little notice until lately when it was reported that 90 of them have been murdered in the country in recent...

India to retain top spot in remittances with $80 bn in 2018: World Bank

India will retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances this year with its diaspora sending $80 billion back home, the World Bank said in a report...

Myanmar forms steering committee for implementation of Belt and Road projects

Myanmar has formed a steering committee for implementation of tasks relating to the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative, according to the government's Gazette Friday. The committee is chaired by State...

PM says Nepal won’t rely on foreign debt

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli  has said that the government is planning to make optimum use of domestic resources rather than rely on foreign debt to build a prosperous...