Monthly Archives: April 2017

Kashmir’s new face of protests: Teen schoolgirls on the streets

The girls are back to school. But during the past week, a gender barrier was broken in Kashmir valley. No one is celebrating it though. For the first time,...

Pressure mounts on Bangladesh’s economy

The slump in agricultural production, negative growth of remittances and stagnancy in export earnings is mounting pressure on Bangladesh’s economy. Given the circumstances, it will be difficult to reach...

The house that still divides India and Pakistan

The very same edifice which bore witness to the many discussions between Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that sealed the decision to partition India has the chance...

Afghanistan’s falling National-Unity Government, could it get worse?

Even after 16 years of American military presence, Afghanistan remains an extremely politically unstable country and quite far from on the path to democratization—an ideal that the last two...

Supreme Court asks for negotiation in Kashmir: Central Government remains rigid

  The Kashmir issue has become the talk of the country, from the Supreme Court of India to the political arena. On Friday, the Indian Supreme Court urged Kashmiri protesters...

Plate tectonic evolution between India & Asia continental

 Tibet is a very sacred place for the world's scientists, a vast landscape on the northern side of Himalayas. It has gained fame as the “The Third Pole of...

‘Pact on Ktm, Kerung rail project at final stage’

Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara has claimed the much-talked about pact on the Kathmandu-Kerung rail project, a cross-border rail network between Nepal and...

Inconsistent comments by SL ministers on Sirisena’s request for Fonseka

Commenting on President Maithripala Sirisena's request for Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to take up the post of Army Commander or Overall Commander for two years, Labour Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne...

Another futile attempt to switch over to Hindi

It was then Home Minister Gulzarilal Nanda who brought the question of Hindi to the fore. This time, it is Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju...

Calcutta HC  judge ‘bans’ travel of 7 SC judges including CJI

Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan on Friday deferred the hearing of his case against seven Supreme Court judges, including Chief Justice of India J.S. Kehar, who had issued...

Afghan Taliban launch ‘Spring Offensive’

The Afghan Taliban announced on Friday the launch of their annual fighting season to “cleanse their country of foreign aggressors and other corrupt elements.” The announcement by the Leadership Council...

SAARC secretary general in Bhutan

Bhutan’s  King granted an Audience to the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Amjad Hussian B Sial at the Tashichhodzong on Thursday. The secretary general,...

Hamid Mir will return award given to his father by Sheikh Hasina

Hamid Mir, on April 27, announced that he will be returning an award given to his father, Waris Mir, in 2013, by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Instead of improving...

Nepal’s constitutional conundrum: Will Dahal untie the political knot?

Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal went into a huddle with various parties in parliament on April 28 to untie the Gordian knot hindering the full implementation of the...

8,000 innovations added on China’s 1st home-made aircraft carrier

China has incorporated some 8,000 technological breakthroughs and industrial standards on its first domestically-built aircraft carrier which was launched this week, a leading official newspaper reported on Friday. China's ambition...

Indian Supreme Court denies special powers to army

The Indian Supreme Court has declined the Centre’s curative petition seeking protection to the Army in dealing with militants and insurgency situations in Manipur from the purview of registration...

Nationalist Mob Closes Two Islamic Schools in Rangoon

Two madrasas near downtown Rangoon were sealed off by an alleged Buddhist nationalist group on Friday evening, making the accusation that the Islamic schools were operating as mosques, without...

Lanka’s wins GSP plus vote in EU parliament

A crippling Hartal unleashed Thursday in the Tamil majority North of the country, protesting against lack of action by the government to trace Lankan Tamils gone missing during the...

Bangladesh to build hundreds of mosques with Saudi cash

Bangladesh has approved a project to build hundreds of mosques with almost $1 billion from Saudi Arabia, an official said Wednesday. The government plans to construct 560 mosques -- one...

Prez Sirisena look to war winning general to ‘discipline’ country, Fonseka says yes

Following Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena asking the war winning Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, to take the post of Army Commander or Overall Security Forces Commander to “discipline the country”...

Indian presidential polls: Opposition to forge strong coalition

Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has just two and a half months left in office and yet neither the ruling BJP nor the opposition has named any candidate for the...