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Lankan inflation hits record high

Sri Lanka’s consumer price inflation hit a record high of 6.8 percent in February under a new index. The price inflation index pushed up...

Myanmar army officially denies reports of abuses against Rohingya

Myanmar's military defended its crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim at a rare news conference on Tuesday. In the news conference, it was said the...

Chinese state media says India should accept asymmetry with Beijing

India should acknowledge "asymmetry" in its ties with China and learn from Beijing how it took a "back seat" to maximise gains from bilateral...

Abdul Sattar Edhi: Why Google honours him today

Abdul Sattar Edhi founded the world's largest volunteer ambulance network in Pakistan, the Edhi Foundation. Unlike wealthy individuals that fund charities in their names, Edhi...

SAARC conclave on legal issues held

A two-day SAARC Law Conclave session concluded on Sunday evening at the Indian Institute of Legal Studies in Dagapur Siliguri, India. The issues discussed...

Ko Ni’S Killing: A Political Assasination

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has broken a month-long silence on the daylight assassination of her advisor, calling his killing a...

Russia, Tajikistan agree to bolster guarding of Tajik-Afghan border

Russia and Tajikistan agreed to bolster guarding of the former Soviet republic's border with Afghanistan to prevent a spillover of the conflict there, Reuters...

RTI invoked to expose Army wrongdoings

According to Daily FT, a wide-ranging Right to Information Act request was filed with the Army on Saturday, requesting details of how state resources have...

Kargil martyr’s daughter gets rape threat for opposing BJP student wing

The Delhi University student, whose social media campaign against Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student union linked to the ruling BJP, recently went...

Scholars and artists should not be afraid of offending political patrons

Ramachandra Guha: On the last day of this year’s Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), writer Taslima Nasrin made an unexpected appearance. The session ...

To say that Rahul Gandhi needs to mature is disservice to...

  If this was meant to be defence of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s track record, it seems to have backfired at least going by social...

India endorses Pakistan’s nomination for SAARC post

According to Pakistan Today report, in a major development to repair ties between Islamabad and New Delhi, India finally lifted its ‘objection’ to the...

China protests over raid on Yangon plant

China has asked Myanmar to take effective measures to protect Chinese citizens and investors after a Chinese garment factory in Yangon was targeted on...

Al-Qaeda suddenly relevant in Bangladesh? 

Seemingly of out of nowhere a high-ranking US commander has claimed that international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda is active in Bangladesh. Sentinel magazine from an organization called "Combating...

India talks of positive significance, says China

China said the strategic dialogue with India was of positive significance to ties and that extensive agreements were reached. It however, skirted any reference...

Beijing wants India to be “Open Minded” about CPEC

Despite the strategic dialogue, China and India are still nowhere near in solving their differences on CPEC project. India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar during...

The Jinnahs, Gandhi And Khilafat

It seemed that Gandhi had learnt nothing from the failure of his experimental ­anti-Rowlatt agitation. The only reforms Gandhi seemed to be interested in...

Super foods to control blood pressure

Hpertension has reached epidemic proportions in South Asia. Last year, a survey by Cardiological Society of India (CSI) revealed that one in every three...

SL Foreign Minister’s call for action

In a National Unity Government that has grown increasingly skittish about crafting Sri Lanka’s post-conflict future, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has steadfastly championed justice...

Thousands of chilli peppers create a stunning carpet of red in...

  Thousands of chilli peppers create a stunning carpet of red as labourers worked on fields at Bogra district in Bangladesh. More than 2,000 people...

Arakanese Politicians Threaten to Boycott Panglong Peace Conference

Arakanese politicians say they will boycott the upcoming 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference unless the government approves a national-level political dialogue for Arakan State. In...