Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

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...

Bangladesh’s water crisis: A story of gender

Climate change is driving an acute water crisis in coastal Bangladesh in which women are bearing most of the strain. When Khadija Rahman, then a newly married 14-year-old, moved to...

India mulls ‘sub-regional connectivity’ without Bhutan

Bhutan’s opposition to the BBIN (Bhutan-Bangladesh-India-Nepal) motor vehicles pact has raised a wall against Indian plan to ‘isolate’ Pakistan and move ahead with the sub-regional connectivity. This may force...

Delhi’s Teen Murti Marg to be renamed after Israeli city Haifa ahead of PM...

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel, the iconic Teen Murti Chowk and the Teen Murti Marg here will now be known after the Israeli city Haifa...

US Army to Send 1,500 Soldiers to Afghanistan in Summer

The US Army announced in a statement on Thursday it will send about 1,500 soldiers to Afghanistan during the summer months in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. "The Department of...

Flash flood cuts off Gasa

Gasa is once again cut off after a flash flood washed away a section of road at Tashithang along the Punakha-Gasa highway, Bhutan, on the night of April 25. According...

RSF presents a damning global scenario for media freedom

As the global body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) presented a gloomy picture on media freedom around the world Wednesday in its 2017 press freedom report and annual index, in...

President requests opposition leaders to send letters to free Nasheed

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has requested that opposition leaders send in letters individually if they want to free the former President Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently in...

Suu Kyi Rejects National-level Political Dialogue in Arakan State

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has again rejected the Arakan Liberation Party’s (ALP) request to hold an ethnic-based national-level political dialogue in Arakan State, saying it is...

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road

To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of participating in the "One...

De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will be all over the place.”...

April 13 US bombing killed 13 RAW agents in Afghanistan: Pakistan FO

Pakistan claimed on Thursday that at least 13 Indian spies were also among those killed in a massive US bomb blast targeting Islamic State’s regional affiliate in Afghanistan. On April...

All-women battalion in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with stone pelters

An all-women India Reserve Battalion will be raised in Jammu and Kashmir to primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting, a home ministry official said on Thursday. The move comes...

Sukma attacks in retaliation to sexual violence on tribal women, say Maoists

The Dand Karanya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Thursday claimed that the Sukma attacks were in retaliation to the alleged sexual violence...
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