Daily Archives: March 7, 2017

China tops in investment pledges to Nepal

The government in Nepal has made - Harnessing Investment Opportunities in Nepal - the title of the Investment summit, held on 2-3 March in Kathmandu, a big success with...

CPEC has created 13,000 jobs: Chinese Envoy in Pakistan

Projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are moving ahead of schedule and so far these schemes have generated 13,000 local jobs, China’s Ambassador to Islamabad Sun Weidong told...

Afghan Taliban’s political negotiators visit China

The Afghan Taliban’s senior political negotiators recently visited China on the invitation of the Chinese government, which has been making efforts to encourage the insurgent group to join the...

The Afghan graveyard

Afghans often proudly refer to their country as “the graveyard of empires”. Today, unfortunately, it has become just a graveyard. The latest UN Report on Afghanistan chronicles the large...

Sri Lankan navy shoots Indian fishermen, one dead

The Sri Lankan navy has allegedly shot dead a 21-year-old fisherman and injured some others when they opened fire on fishermen from Rameswaram, who allegedly poached in Lankan waters...

Nepali police kill 4 ethnic protesters in new violence

Police opened fire when a clash ensued between supporters and opponents of the upcoming local body election, leaving at least four people dead in the country's restive southern plains,...

28 IDPs Detained for ‘Illegal Entry’ to Myanmar

Border police patrol in Arakan State apprehended a vessel carrying 28 people in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday (5 March) afternoon, who the authorities say had illegally entered...

Fighting crime with data

Police in Punjab have reportedly tracked down over a 1,000 criminals from across the province using a software called Hotel Eye. At least 11 of them were fourth schedule...

TNLA Attack on Burma Army Base Kills Six

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) attacked a Burma Army base in Mong Yu village of Shan State’s Kutkai Township on Saturday morning, killing six Burma Army soldiers and...

Supreme Court may revive Babri Masjid case

Amidst the ongoing elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court of India has said that they will ask the trial court to conduct a joint trial in the decades-old...

Myanmar’s Ports to Link SE Asia, South Asia and the Middle East

(Exclusive): China and Thailand have long yearned to find faster and more efficient access to the markets of South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and even as...

UN insists on hybrid courts, Sirisena says no foreign judges, Rajapaksa woos Sinhalese nationalists

Even as the UNHRC last Friday reiterated the need for foreign judges to try alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena, sounding much like his  predecessor declared...

Manipur High Court declares economic blockade illegal

The full bench of Manipur High Court declared the our-month-old economic blockade of the state as "illegal", an official confirmed on Monday, reports IANS The full bench, comprising Chief Justice...

Dasu power project to provide more than 8,000 jobs

The Dasu hydroelectric power project in Pakistan would provide more than 8,000 jobs to local residents while helping the government modernise and expand the energy sector of the country,...