Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Coalition stares at crisis after seeking to impeach Karki

A day after the two large coalition partners filed an impeachment motion against the chief justice, the Rastriya Prajantantra Party, the fourth largest party in Parliament, on Monday pulled...

India’s space diplomacy and the South Asian satellite

Even since coming to power, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has placed importance on relations with the neighbours. In 2014 he called upon the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)...

Casualties Among Afghan Forces Shockingly High: SIGAR

Preventing the Taliban and other militants from expanding their control of the countryside will continue to be a challenge for Afghan security forces, says a US federal watchdog. In a...

Pak Army rubbishes India’s claim of mutilating soldiers’ bodies along LoC

  The Pakistan Army rubbished the allegations of mutilating Indian soldiers’ bodies, saying it would never disrespect a soldier’s body. “Pakistan Army did not commit any ceasefire violation on the Line...

Terrorists yes, IS no : Sk. Hasina takes a stand

Terrorism is going through an identity crisis in Bangladesh.  Everyone now agrees there is terrorism, - read Islamic militants- but few agree what is their ID card. The US...

Inflation gradually increasing in Bhutan

The price of goods and services in February this year increased by 5.64 percent compared to February last year, showing an increasing trend since October last year. Having achieved an...

Man arrested in Yameen’s murder remanded by 15 days

The young man has been apprehended by the police in connection with the murder of human rights activist and blogger, Yameen Rasheed has been remanded by 15 days. Sun Media...

State Counsellor leaves for Europe

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Yangon on Sunday to pay official visits to Italy, Britain, and the European Union (EU) Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, state media...

India draws red line on Kashmir to Erdogan: Bilateral, about terror

A day after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advocated a “multilateral dialogue” to settle the Jammu and Kashmir question, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that both sides...

India’s ‘priceless gift’ South Asia Satellite to be launched on May 5

The South Asia Satellite will be launched on May 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday, describing it as India's "priceless gift" to its neighbours as part of...

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment  

Nepal's first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her. They accuse Sushila Karki of delivering biased...

Joint Statement on Hasina’s India Visit: Bangladesh calls its own system discriminatory to India

Bangladesh has called one of its own systems discriminatory towards India in the joint the statement issued on 8 April by Bangladesh and India during prime minister’s state visit...

Pakistan refuses ADB loan for railway as China becomes sole financier

Pakistan has refused part financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the $8 billion Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line (ML-1) after China said it wanted to fund the project single-handedly. “China...

Shunned ex-Tamil Tiger militants begin to find acceptance in Tamil polity 

For 30 years, when war between Tamil militants and government forces was raging in the Tamil areas of North and East Sri Lanka, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam...